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Martinez Moves Back In Front

By Official Release

PUEBLA, Mexico - Rafael Martínez picked up his first win since March and took back the points lead in the process Sunday afternoon at Miguel E. Abed Racetrack.

Martínez (No. 18 Canel’s/Scotiabank Ford), who won the season opener, picked up his second victory of the season. He finished the 100 laps on the 2,040-meter oval more than a second in front of the rest of the field.

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Qualifying: Richards Masters Puebla

By Official Release

AMOZOC, Puebla - Homero Richards swept the pole positions at Puebla's Miguel E. Abed International Racetrack Saturday with his top qualifying time of 39.398 seconds.

Richards also won the pole for the NASCAR Mexico Series first race at the 2,040-meter oval June 16.

Jorge Goeters qualified second at 39.454 seconds, followed by Antonio Pérez at 39.584. Pérez won the June 16 race.

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Perez Wins No. 4 At Guadalajara

By Official Release

GUADALARAJA, Mexico - Antonio Pérez picked up his fourth win of the NASCAR Mexico Series season and made a major move in the point standings with his victory before a capacity crowd at Bernardo Obregon Racetrack Sunday.

Pérez (No. 1 Telmex-Red Bull Dodge) won the pole position and led the most laps. He is the only driver with more than one win this season. He previously earned victories at San Luis Potosi, Puebla and Monterrey. With the win, Pérez moved from sixth to third in the points and is just 23 points out of the lead.

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Perez Takes Guadalajara Pole

By Official Release

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Antonio Pérez earned his first NASCAR Mexico Series pole position of the season and fourth of his career Saturday for Sunday's race at Bernardo Obregon International Racetrack.

Pérez, who earlier this season won the pole for the NASCAR Camping World Series East race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, covered the 1380-meter oval in 30.981 seconds.

Homero Richards qualified second in 30.985, followed by Jorge Goeters in 31.125. Rubén Rovelo, who won the race May 18 at Guadalajara, qualified fourth.

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Quiroga Conquers Potosino Oval

By Official Release

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico - Germán Quiroga captured his first NASCAR Mexico Series win since November of last year Sunday at the Potosino Oval.

Quiroga (No. 5 Telcel Ford) ended Antonio Pérez's two race win streak. Pérez (No. 1 Telmex/Red Bull Dodge) finished second, followed by point leader Rafael Martínez (No. 18 Canel's/Scotiabank Ford). Pole sitter Carlos Pardo (No. 21 Motorcraft/Shermin Williams/ALD Ford) and Rubén Rovelo (No. 2 Telmex/Red Bull Ford) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

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Pardo Picks Up His First Pole Of Season

By Official Release

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico - Carlos Pardo collected his first pole position of the season at Potosino Oval Saturday in qualifying for Sunday's race, the eighth of the NASCAR Mexico Series schedule.

Pardo (No. 21 Motocraft/Shermin Williams/ALD Ford) posted the fast lap of 21.862 seconds. Point leader Rafael Martínez (No. 18 Canel's/Scotiabank Ford) qualified second at 21.943. Pardo enters the race second in points, 92 behind Martínez but just 15 in front of sixth-place Patrick Goeters.

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Pérez Goes Back-To-Back

By Official Release

MONTERREY, Mexico – Antonio Pérez led the final 39 laps Autodromo Monterrey en route to his second straight NASCAR Mexico Series victory and third of the season.

The race was ended after 66 laps, when it reached the 100-minute deadline.

Pérez (No. 1 Telmex-Red Bull Dodge) and his Ecudería TELMEX teammate Rubén Rovelo Jr. (No. 2 Telmex-Red Bull Ford) became the first team to post a 1-2 finish in 2008.

It was Pérez’s second race of the weekend. He also ran in the NASCAR Camping World Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Goeters Earns Monterrey Pole

By Official Release

MONTERREY, Mexico - Jorge Goeters earned his first pole position of the season in the seventh race of the NASCAR Mexico Series schedule at Monterrey.

Goeters' (No. 4 Spartac RT) was fastest in 36.926 seconds in qualifying for Sunday's race to edge Homero Richards (No. 20 H&H/NEXTEL), who was second at 36.969.

Antonio Perez, who ran the NASCAR Camping World Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday, as the fastest in practice and qualified third. He was followed by Rubén Rovelo and Carlos Contreras.

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This is a repeat: Pérez wins

By Official Release

PUEBLA, Mexico – Antonio Pérez edged Homero Richards by .002 seconds Sunday at Miguel E. Abed Racetrack to become the first repeat winner of the 2008 NASCAR Mexico Series season.

Pérez (No. 1 Telmex-Red Bull Dodge) also gave the Escudería TELMEX team its third win of the season. He had won May 4 at San Luis Potosí. The series had five different winners through the first five races.

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Slow & steady setting pace for progress

By Dave Rodman, NASCAR.COM

MEXICO CITY - If NASCAR in Mexico is considered a building process still in progress, the best message of April's fourth annual visit to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was probably delivered by the undercard.

While the weekend was blessed with amazingly nice weather, Sunday's Nationwide Series Corona Mexico 200 was troubled by an attendance, cited by NASCAR as more than 57,000 -- a number that has continually shrunk from the inaugural event's estimated crowd of about 100,000.

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