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MEXICO CITY -- The NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series returns to to the track Sunday with a stout starting field and a familiar face as Grand Marshal: newly crowned NASCAR XFINITY Series champion, Daniel Suárez.
There are already 30 confirmed cars for the great race of exhibition of this weekend in the oval of a mile (1,609 meters) of Autodrome Hermanos Rodríguez, where will present an attractive program of speed to delight the thousands of fans who will be present On the stand.
The organization of Mexico's national stock car championship, headed by Michel Jourdain and Jimmy Morales, met this Tuesday with the press to offer the details of the return of the championship.
"We have always looked for a way to make a good show," said Jourdain Declercq, who said that Sunday's program will include two 50-minute sessions for the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, as well as a V6 test and exhibition of Tractors, motorcycles and the always exciting show from Motpaka.
After the first 70-lap race, which has a 50-minute time limit, the drivers can go to pits to make adjustments, with a penalty in the middle. The grid of the second race will invert the first 10 positions of race one.
Morales also indicated that "Daniel Suarez, our Mexican pride, will be present this Sunday. He's going to do us the honor of being with us as Grand Marshal. "
So far, he said, there are 30 cars registered, "we do not know if they will be fully ready," because they are working on the Super Cup Telcel V8 NASCAR format, changing appearance and technical issues as modifications in suspension.
The car will be a replica of a Cup, Jimmy said. "The engineers are going to see it difficult to set the car, many of our pilots who participate in Super Cup Telcel are newbies, so the rear wing was increased so it is not so complicated for them."
Jose Luis Ramirez, one of the drivers confirmed for this weekend, indicated that "it will be a pleasure to return. I have been running for many years in NASCAR. It is a pleasure to return to running the oval of Mexico. A challenge for the aerodynamics, the new noses of a Cup, that nose and that tail are going to be a challenge. The format is going to be really fun. "
Escudería Telmex will present a great surprise, since Antonio Pérez will not race and his place will be occupied by Fabián Welter, one of the new talents of the V6 who has already been training in San Luis Potosí.
Also confirmed are Abraham Calderón, Telcel Racing, NASCAR Mexico champion in 2014, and familiar faces such as Piero Rodarte, Mara Reyes, Rogelio López, Enrique Baca and Rafael Vallina.
In a press conference earlier this week, from right, driver Jose Luis Ramirez, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series Director Jimmy Morales and NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series Operations Director Michael Jourdain, talked about the relaunch of the series with this weekend's exbition race in Mexico City.