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NOTEBOOK: Gala Serves As Extra Incentive

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a tradition as old as stock car racing itself, the six NASCAR touring champions celebrating Saturday night in the Crown Ballroom did so under the watchful – and envious – eyes of fellow competitors already wanting their shot to knock them off the pedestal.

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Quiroga Making His Mark

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – German Quiroga is trying to show people that the NASCAR Mexico Series can be a proving ground for the next wave of NASCAR stars.

Quiroga was recognized along with five other NASCAR touring series champions at the Grand Champions Awards ceremony Charlotte Convention Center on Saturday morning. Quiroga, who made two Camping World Truck Series starts this season, won his third consecutive Mexico Series title in 2011.

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Gresham Grabs Karting Crown

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Max Gresham added another trophy to his mantle on Wednesday after winning the Fourth Annual NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series Champions/Media Karting Challenge as Champions Week got into full swing.

Gresham, the reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion, started dead last in the 14-kart field and took the lead with just under two minutes remaining in the 15-minute contest at Charlotte’s Victory Lane Indoor Karting that pitted the seven NASCAR champions in town for the week against members of the local media.

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NASCAR Champions Gather In Charlotte

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NASCAR Touring and Weekly Series champions from the 2011 season are convening in one of the sport's hubs -- Charlotte, N.C. -- to celebrate their accomplishments from the just completed season as part of Champions Week.

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CHAMPION PROFILE: Three For Quiroga

By Luis Aveleyra, OCESA

en español

The name of Germán Quiroga is becoming synonymous with the most consistent driver in NASCAR Mexico Series history. Over the last five seasons, he has scored the last three championships and finished as the runner-up for the 2007 and 2008 seasons as he chases his dream of becoming the first Mexican-born driver to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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CHAMPION OWNER: Monica Morales

By Luis Aveleyra, OCESA

en español

Monica Morales is no stranger to motorsports. Her family has been involved in the racing world for many years. Her brother, Jimmy Morales, has competed in national and international championships while sporting the Mexican flag atop his vehicle.

Morales is in charge of all aspects for the No. 2 TELCEL/FedEx Dodge team driven by three-time NASCAR Mexico Series champion Germán Quiroga. Her leadership is the backbone of the confidence and great teamwork exemplified resulting in those three title-winning seasons.

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CHAMPION CREW CHIEF: Marco Paez

By Luis Aveleyra, OCESA

en español

The No. 2 TELCEL/FedEx Dodge team has been under the NASCAR Mexico Series spotlight for several seasons, but it took more than Germán Quiroga’s driving to bring home three consecutive series titles. Crew chief Marco Paez along with his outstanding team have been major contributors, as well.

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Simplified Points System Instituted For 2012

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that the points system all NASCAR national series began using this year will be instituted in the regional touring level for 2012.

The points system was simplified to make it easier for fans, competitors and the industry to understand.

Beginning in 2012, the system will be integrated into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and NASCAR Mexico Series.

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Richards Wins Mexico Season Finale

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

MEXICO CITY – Homero Richards won the Final Mexico 200, the 2011 NASCAR Mexico Series presented by Toyota season finale, on Sunday at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

It was the second hometown win of the season for Richards and the third in his last four races at the one-mile track in the Mexican capital. Additionally, it was his fifth win of the season and the ninth of his 84-race series career.

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QUALIFYING: Consecutive Poles For Suárez

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

en español

MEXICO CITY – Daniel Suárez won the Motorcraft Pole Award in NASCAR Mexico Series presented by Toyota qualifying on Saturday at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

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