THE ONLY SURE THING ABOUT LUCK IS THAT IT WILL CHANGE: The three-time Mexico Series champion Germán Quiroga will enter the sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck series race this season at Dover International Speedway. The Rookie of the Year contender has found exceptional speed in his No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra but anxiously awaits his first win in one of NASCAR's premier series.
With eight wins on the NASCAR Mexico Series short tracks, Quiroga anticipates the 'Monster Mile' with pure excitement and determination. Quiroga made his Truck Series debut at the 1.06-mile track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway where he earned a 16th-place finish.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Germán Quiroga will celebrate his 33rd Birthday on Wednesday, May 29th. Be sure to follow @gerspeed1 on Twitter to wish him a 'Happy Birthday'.
NET10 WIRELESS®: The Truck Series returns to action at Dover International 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.
CHASSIS HISTORY: Quiroga will pilot Chassis No. 002 this weekend at Dover International Speedway. This chassis was raced at Martinsville Speedway in April where Quiroga qualified fifth. In 2012 the truck saw action at Rockingham Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway and had its best finish (3rd) at Iowa Speedway in the series second visit to the track.
MEET & GREET: Quiroga, along with teammates Timothy Peters and John Wes Townley will head to the Lucas Oil display in the FanZone outside turn four after qualifying on Friday, May 31st from 1:30 - 2:15 for a Truck Series autograph session.
REARVIEW MIRROR - CHARLOTTE: The No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra team was forced to start in the rear of the field at Charlotte Motor Speedway after fixing right rear damage from contact with the wall during Quiroga's qualifying lap. The team rallied to fix the NET 10 Wireless Tundra in time for the green flag. Early on, Quiroga made contact with another competitor sustaining right side damage. Quiroga was forced to pit road where his team rallied once again to put the NET10 Wireless Tundra back out on the track. As Quiroga was making his way back to the pack, he cut down a right front tire and slammed into the wall in turn three ending their night.
Germán Quiroga on Dover International Speedway:
Your crew chief Dan Stillman has had multiple top-five and top-10 finishes at Dover. What advice has he given you about the 'Monster Mile'?
"Dover seems like a very tough track. But that's the type of track that I like. It's really banked and concrete instead of pavement. I think we are getting faster and faster each time we are at the race track or testing, so my goal for the weekend is to complete all the laps in my NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra and hopefully bring home a top-10 or better top-five finish.
Your teammate Timothy Peters mentioned that Dover is intimidating for first timers. Are you intimidated by the 'Monster Mile?'
"No. The majority of the tracks this season have been my first visit. I'm pretty sure I am going to like it right away and feel comfortable. Hopefully we can gain speed during practice and learn more about my Tundra and be ready for qualifying and the race."