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Vences Sweeps The Afternoon In Puebla

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico - Irwin Vences entered the final weekend of the 2014 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series regular season as a long shot to qualify for the Desafío. He left with his first pole award, second career victory and a possible berth in the series' five-race playoff round.

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QUALIFYING: Vences Scores First NMTS Pole

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico – Irwin Vences earned his first NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Pole in qualifying for Sunday’s Puebla 240.

The Cuernavaca, Mexico, native posted a fast lap of 38.054 seconds around the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed, good for 118.253 mph. It was the first series pole in 91 qualifying attempts for Vences who entered the weekend 27th in the championship standings.

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Puebla 240 Looms Large For Title Contenders

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Thirty four drivers are entered for Sunday's NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Puebla 240 from the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed in Puebla, Mexico, only 12 will leave as 2014 championship contenders.

The final race of the regular season will decide the field of 12 that will compete in the series' Desafio round, the five race playoff that will crown the new series monarch. logopuebla.jpg

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NMTS To Return To Chihuahua During Desafio

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, citing the safety of its drivers and fans, announced recently a change to its 2014 calendar.

The first race of the Desafio, originally scheduled to take place in the city of Guadalajara, will take place in El Dorado Speedway in Chihuahua, Mexico, on the weekend of Sept. 6-7.

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Richards Back In Victory Lane

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

QUERÉTARO, Mexico - Homero Richards picked the right time to earn his first NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series victory of the season.

With two races left in the 2014 regular season, Richards entered the weekend in the 11th spot of a 12-man Desafío field. A bad result in either event would all but eliminate the Mexico City native from the the five race championship round of the series. 

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Tovar Scores Another Querétaro Pole

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

QUERÉTARO, Mexico - Santiago Tovar might have figured out in Querétaro. 

The 21-year-old Mexico City native scored the pole for the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series' Queretana 200 event with a fast lap of 29.173 seconds (92.551 mph). It was the second pole for the 2013 Rookie of the Year and second at the .875-mile Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera. 

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Drivers Get Set For Queretana 200

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series heads back to Querétaro, Mexico, today for the Queretana 200 weekend, the ninth event of the 2014 championship season.

With two races left in the regular round, drivers and teams will look to this weekend to help secure a spot in the Desafio, the five-race chase to the Toyota Series championship.

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Azcárate Aims For Querétaro Top 10

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series rookie Carlos Azcárate has one goal heading into Sunday's Queretana 200 in Querétaro, Mexico, a top-10 finish.

The rookie driver of the No. 29 Race Planet Toyota heads into his ninth career start with the series knowing that a top 10 is within his grasp, especially if he sticks to the strategy he and crew chief Carlos Machorro have set out.

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Oliveras Inches Closer To Desafio

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Hugo Oliveras knows that he'll need to race his way in to the Desafio. If he continues to run like he did in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series event at Aguascalientes, he may have a chance.

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Rovelo Makes It Interesting At AGS

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Rubén Rovelo waited 170 laps before making his move and it paid off with a NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Victory.

Rovelo passed Hugo Oliveras on the final lap of the Aguascalientes 240 to earn his first victory of 2014. It was the seventh career victory for the 26-year-old Mexico City native and second at the Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes. Rovelo's last win came on August 26, 2012 at Aguascalientes. 

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