GAINING TRACTION: The more time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver German Quiroga spends behind the wheel of his Red Horse Racing No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra, the more confident he becomes. The series last visited Kansas Speedway where the three-time Mexico Series champion finished 11th collecting his second highest finish in his career and best finish of the season.
After a successful test at Texas Motor Speedway during the series down time, the Rookie of the Year competitor is eager to once again improve his high finish on an intermediate track.
TESTING 1-2-3: During the Truck Series time off, Red Horse Racing took two days to travel to Texas Motor Speedway for intermediate testing. All three Red Horse Racing drivers participated in the test as well as drivers from some of its competitors. The test was structured to test in the afternoon and night so the drivers could experience how the track changes as it moves to night race conditions.
NET10 WIRELESS®: The Truck Series returns to action at Charlotte Motor Speedway and so does NET10 Wireless as primary sponsor on German Quiroga's No. 77 Toyota Tundra. The no contract cell phone leader will continue its support as primary or associate sponsor for the remainder of the season. For more information on NET10 Wireless, visit www.NET10Wireless.com.
Look for the NET10 Wireless activation booth at both Ver-El Mobile Village across the street from the main entrance of Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th in addition to Food Lion Speed Street from Thursday, May 23rd thru Friday, May 25th located on Tryon Street in Charlotte.
CHASSIS HISTORY: Fresh off the plate - Chassis No. 014 will compete at Charlotte Motor Speedway with German Quiroga and the No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra team. The chassis made its debut during the Texas Motor Speedway test and has seen time at the wind tunnel. The team is confident about this Tundra's chances for victory lane.
MEET & GREET: Don't miss German Quiroga alongside teammates John Wes Townley and Timothy Peters at the Toyota Pitpass Stage on Friday afternoon in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Midway at 12:30. Quiroga and Peters will also join other Truck Series drivers at Food Lion Speed Street on Thursday, May 23rd for an autograph session beginning at 1:00 pm.
REARVIEW MIRROR - KANSAS: German Quiroga and his No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra was the Red Horse Racing top qualifier starting in 12th position at Kansas Speedway. Quiroga had a very fast Tundra and found himself racing in the top-five during the first half of the race. On lap 91, Quiroga got collected with another competitor and made contact with the outside wall. The No. 77 team showed their resilience as they fell a lap down on pit road repairing the damages and wound up fighting for a top-10 finish at race's end The team earned their lap back and finished 11th, which is the second highest finish of Quiroga's Truck Series career. This also marked Quiroga's best finish of the season, gaining four positions in the driver point standings currently 18th.
Germán Quiroga on Charlotte Motor Speedway:
Talk about what you learned as a driver during the test at Texas Motor Speedway?
"Testing at Texas was a great experience. Dan (Stillman, crew chief) made a lot of changes and was sure to explain each one to me so I can better understand our Toyota Tundra should we need adjustments during a race - we know what works better for us. Also, I felt more relaxed driving and with more confidence. I'm very happy to have this opportunity with NET10 Wireless and to see how Red Horse Racing is working hard on improvement and having success in the future. We'll start this weekend in Charlotte; we are going to be fast.
What is most exciting to you about racing at a track for the first time?
"Racing in Charlotte is going to be a great experience, not only because it is going to be my first time here but because I feel it is now like my home track. Each time you feel at home you try to do the best that you can, also I will have the support of new friends that I have met here so having them at the track is going to be special."