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Lopez Bounces Back For 23rd Victory

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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico – Rogelio López got the win Sunday, but for his 2015 NASCAR Mexico Series championship hopes, it came one race too late.

Lopez won his series-record 23rd race in the Desafio Deportivo 240 at Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes, the second race of the five-race Desafio.

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PIT BOX: Title Time For Mods

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

• Two races remain on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West slate, starting with the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 presented by Axle Crutch Saturday night in Roseville, California. It’s a tight championship race for the 2015 title as Noah Gragson leads Chris Eggleston by just two tallies while Ryan Partridge (-6) and Gracin Raz (-16) are also squarely in the title hunt. Christian PaHud won this race at All American Speedway last year. > More

Voting Opens For Most Popular Driver

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – As on-track competition comes to a conclusion, there’s another showdown on the line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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Garcia Opens Desafio With Victory

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CHIHUAHUA, Mexico -- Heavy rains forced NASCAR Mexico Series officials to postpone the Coca-Cola Zero 240 a day, but the wet weather couldn't slow down Rubén García Jr. Monday.

The 19-year-old NASCAR Next driver captured the first round of the 2015 Desafio at El Dorado Speedway with a dominating performance.

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Wild Cards Looking For Championship Form

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MEXICO CITY -- Over the next two months, the NASCAR Mexico Series will determine its 2015 champion.

The Desafío 2015 will begin Sunday at El Dorado Speedway in Chihuahua and culminate on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.

The championship field has been narrowed down to 12 drivers: The top 10 in points after the 10 regular-season races and two wild cars.

Those wild card drivers earned their spots in the Desafío 2015 by virtue of winning races: teammates Rodrigo Peralta and Santiago Tovar.

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Rovelo Grabs Third Mexico Series Victory

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SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO – Rubén Rovelo picked up his third NASCAR Mexico Series win of the season and locked up the top spot in the upcoming Desafio Sunday.

Rovelo’s No. 28 G3C/GESTI Dodge held off the field in a green-white-checkered finish to capture the HAAS CNC 240 at Autódromo Potosino.

Rovelo, who led a race-high 92 laps, took the lead on the final restart from Rogelio López. Lopez wound up third, behind Rovelo and Homero Richards. Richards had been fastest in practice, but rain washed out qualifying Sunday morning.

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Vences Rolls To Third Win

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico -- Irwin Vences collected his third win of the season and strengthened his hold on the top spot in the NASCAR Mexico Series standings Sunday at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed.

The victory in the Amozoc 240 was Vences' second straight; he picked up the win July 12 at San Luis Potosi. He also the May 31 race at Puebla.

Vences' No. 46 Axtel/Avaya/M Racing Ford out-distanced his teammate Homero Richards by 1.874 seconds on the 2.01 km (1.25 mile) oval. Richards had won the pole position earlier in the day.

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Fanatics Introduces Home Tracks Apparel

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new line of NASCAR Home Tracks apparel is available for fans to purchase on the Superstore powered by Fanatics.


In partnering with Fanatics, the largest retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, this marks the first time that officially licensed items are available under one banner for each of NASCAR’s regional touring and weekly series.

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Garcia Dominates At Chihuahua

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CHIHUAHUA, Mexico – Ruben Garcia Jr. was out front nearly all Sunday at El Dorado Speedway en route to his second career NASCAR Mexico Series victory.

The 19-year-old NASCAR Next driver qualified second in his No. 88 Canel’s/Scotiabank/HDI Toyota for the Coca-Cola Zero 240, which concluded at 232 laps upon reaching the two-hour time limit.

Garcia held off a number of late challengers, including championship points leader Irwin Vences,

Vences settled for second and remains nine points ahead of Ruben Pardo, who finished third.

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Career First For Tovar At Aguascalientes

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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico -- Santiago Tovar scored his first career NASCAR Mexico Series win Sunday at Oval Aguascalientes in the Hidrocálida 240.

Tovar’s No. 23 Alcatel One Touch/Cinemex Ford completed the 171 laps .260 seconds ahead of runner-up Rubén Rovelo.

The first 100 laps on the 0.875 mile (1.4 km) track were slowed by just one caution, as Tovar set the pace and the race leaders faced the task of navigating lapped traffic. Tovar led 141 laps.

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