Thursday, July 19, 2012

NASCAR Mexico champ to run for KBM in Trucks

   Three-time NASCAR Mexico Series champion German Quiroga will run four races in the NASCAR Truck Series this season with Kyle Busch Motorsports beginning with the Oct. 6 race at Talladega, Ala.

   KBM will also field the the No. 51 Toyota with sponsorship from NET10 in the final three races of the season at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead, Fla.

   Quiroga, the only driver in the history of the NASCAR Mexico Series to win multiple championships, captured three consecutive titles from 2009 to 2011 after finishing in the runner-up spot in both 2007 and 2008. After the Mexico Series became officially sanctioned by NASCAR in 2007, the talented wheelman collected 16 wins, 52 top-five and 60 top-10 finishes over 70 starts.

   The 32-year-old finished 16th in his Truck Series debut with KBM at New Hampshire last September, and then finished 26th - after losing a lap due to a loose wheel - in the 2011 series finale at Homestead. In 2007, the Mexico City native led 12 laps in his lone Nationwide Series start before being relegated to a 28th-place finish at his home-country track, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.