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2014 Dover: German Quiroga NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on May 28, 2014 - 08:47 AM
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2014 Dover: German Quiroga NASCAR Truck Race Preview


This Week's NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra at Dover International Speedway... Germán Quiroga will be competing in chassis No. 002 at Dover International Speedway this weekend. This is the same chassis with which he earned his first pole award at Iowa Speedway in 2013. The last time he competed in this chassis was at Martinsville Speedway where he came home with a seventh-place finish.

 

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Quiroga at Dover International Speedway... Quiroga has one previous start at the Dover, Delaware race track, in 2013 where he finished 13th after starting from the eighth position. The rookie driver ran consistently in the top 10 throughout the day, but got loose during a yellow-flag restart in the closing laps of the race and was shuffled back.

Hispanic Making NASCAR History... Quiroga earned his fourth top-10 finish of the season in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, finishing seventh and advancing to third in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship point standings. This is the first time in history that a Mexican-born driver has been in the top five in points in any of NASCAR's top series. His top-10 finish is his fifth consecutive top 10 in the series, dating back to the 2013 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Happy Birthday Germán... Quiroga will celebrate his 34th birthday on Thursday, May 29. The perfect present? A visit to Victory Lane on Friday night, of course!

Quiroga Media Availability at Dover... The three-time Mexico Series champion will be available for questions in Dover International Speedway's infield media center on Thursday, May 29 at 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time.

Race Rewind: Charlotte Motor Speedway... Rain was an issue once again for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams at Charlotte Motor Speedway, causing both practice sessions to be cancelled on Thursday, May 5. The No. 77 OtterBox team was left with one practice session the following day to get the Toyota Tundra race ready. Quiroga earned a 20th-place starting position and once the race started, the team was able to make adjustments and give him a Tundra with which he could compete. The Mexico native earned his fourth consecutive top-10 finish of the season, coming home ninth, and moved up to third in the championship point standings.

GERMÁN QUIROGA QUOTES:

On making NASCAR history, and moving into the top-five in series point standings... "I think we're in a great position right now, sitting third in points, but that doesn't mean we need to relax. We need to keep trying as hard as we can each weekend, our goal is to be sitting in that first position after Homestead (Miami Speedway), so we still have a long way to go."

On heading to Dover International Speedway for his second career race there... "Obviously things are always better when you race at a track that you've already been to. We did well at Dover (International Speedway) last season, we had great speed and were good in practice and qualifying but we got too loose at the end of the race. I think it's one of the tracks I feel comfortable at, and I'm excited to go back."

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