NOT A FIRST FOR QUIROGA: Germán Quiroga will have a series of 'firsts' during his 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year season. Though this will be the three time NASCAR Mexico Series champion's debut at the 1.5-mile track of Kansas Speedway, it is not his first 1.5-mile event. The driver of the No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra is eager to improve his highest finish on an intermediate track and hopes to achieve the feat during the SFP250 this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
In eight Truck Series races three of those were on a 1.5-mile track, with two races competed at Homestead-Miami Speedway and an additional start at Texas Motor Speedway. The Red Horse Racing driver collected a top-15 finish in 2012 at the season finale race in Homestead.
NET10 WIRELESS® AT KANSAS: As the Truck Series enters their third consecutive week of competition, NET10 Wireless will return as primary sponsor for German Quiroga and his No. 77 Toyota Tundra team this weekend at Kansas. The no contract cell phone leader will continue to its support as primary or associate sponsor for the remainder of the season. For more information on NET10 Wireless, visit www.NET10Wireless.com.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra will utilize Chassis No. 008 this weekend at Kansas. Chassis 008 was brand new for the 2012 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. There, the chassis earned Red Horse Racing's 10th pole position and took home a seventh-place finish.
REARVIEW MIRROR - ROCKINGHAM: German Quiroga entered Rockingham Speedway with the mind set of 'race the race track' and to exercise patience over the long 200-lap event. After qualifying in the 23rd position, Quiroga, was looking for speed early in his No. 77 Net10 Wireless Toyota Tundra racing the high groove where all the grip could be found. Unfortunately, he was battling a loose truck for the majority of the race while minimizing tire wear. With the race having an element of instruction in it for the Rookie of the Year contender, Quiroga gained knowledge as a driver and collected four positions finishing 19th.
Germán Quiroga talks about Kansas Speedway:
What have you been able to learn in your previous 1.5-mile races?
"I've learned a lot about aero and track position and how important it is at those types of tracks. There are also a lot of adjustments that the team can make to help the driver. You really have to work with your crew chief to tell him what you are feeling and what your Toyota Tundra needs. As a driver there isn't much you can gain in speed if your Tundra is not dialed in correctly. I'm really looking forward to being in great equipment at a 1.5-mile track and see what my true potential is.
This is the most consecutive truck series races you've run, how will this benefit you?