German Quiroga Red Horse Racing Iowa Speedway Advance

SHORT TRACK PROMISES: For Germán Quiroga, his 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year season has a variety of firsts. The driver of the No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra will visit the 0.875-mile track of Iowa Speedway for his debut at the track. Quiroga has found impressive speed with Red Horse Racing team on its short track program. The three-time Mexico Series Champion qualified fifth at Martinsville Speedway and finished 13th at Dover International Speedway after qualifying eighth.  

 

CLOSE TO HOME: Team mechanic, Rick Bennett is looking forward to the visit to Iowa Speedway this weekend. Bennett grew up in Cedar Rapids just 90 minutes from the track. A racer himself, Bennett grew up racing on asphalt at Hawkeye Downs Speedway and is the only driver to have a win in every class there. He got his NASCAR break in 1999 when he moved to North Carolina and began working in the Truck Series.

 

OTTERBOX®: Red Horse Racing and Germán Quiroga are looking forward to continuing their success as OtterBox serves as primary sponsor on the No. 77 Toyota Tundra this weekend at Iowa Speedway. The company known for their protective solutions for the leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors will sport a brand new paint scheme. For more information on OtterBox visit www.OtterBox.com.   

 

CHASSIS HISTORY: Quiroga brings Chassis No. 002 this weekend to Iowa Speedway. The chassis earned a 13th-place at Dover International Speedway and 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 join the NASCAR Camping world Truck Series drivers for an autograph session on Saturday, July 13th from 2:30 - 3:15pm at Iowa Speedway under the Turn 4 grandstands.

 

REARVIEW MIRROR - KENTUCKY: Germán Quiroga and his No. 77 Red Horse Racing team is currently on the momentum train. OtterBox signed on for a nine-race sponsorship package with Quiroga beginning at Kentucky Speedway. Quiroga proudly sported his new black and yellow colors at the 1.5-mile track and qualified in the eighth position. He adapted to the track, tuned in his Tundra and showed his patience bringing home his second consecutive top-10 finish. His eighth place-finish moves Quiroga up to 16th-place in the driver point standings, up three positions from the previous race.

 

Germán Quiroga on Iowa Speedway:

Has your teammate Timothy Peters given you the secret to winning at Iowa Speedway?

"I was watching the race the other night, actually and it looked like Timothy was really aggressive on the last restart. I'm confident that our Red Horse Racing Tundras will be very fast there. Hopefully we can score our best finish in the Truck Series at Iowa. It would be great for my team and my country to put the OtterBox Toyota Tundra in victory lane.

 

How comfortable have you been approaching the majority of the tracks this year for the first time?

"It's getting better and better each time. I was telling Dan Stillman (crew chief) that I feel each weekend we have improved. We didn't feel comfortable with an eighth place finish at Kentucky because we were top five in practice. We know what we can do to come back in the race and hopefully we will have a great race in Iowa."
 
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