VIVA LAS VEGAS: There is no better place to continue your 1.5-mile speedway momentum then to take on the likes of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Germán Quiroga and his No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra team are ready to roll the dice during Saturday's Smith's 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
After making history by finishing third at Texas Motor Speedway in June as the highest finishing position in a National division of NASCAR made by a Mexican, he went onto duplicate that finish at Pocono Raceway where he battled for the win during the closing laps. Not out of the 2013 Rookie of the Year contender battle yet, a 146-lap race might find the Tundra team hitting the jackpot and going to victory lane.
ROCK N' ROLL LAS VEGAS: Just days after completing the 2013 Truck Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Germán Quiroga will run the streets of Las Vegas to embark on his first ever Marathon. With only 14 weeks to train, the new runner will take a ride around the 26.2 mile course in a 2014 Toyota Tundra on Friday afternoon to see what journey lies ahead when he returns for the November 17 race.
IS YOUR PHONE PROTECTED?: Back on board as primary sponsor on the No. 77 Toyota Tundra in Sin City is OtterBox. The Fort Collins, CO based organization takes a short trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway from their headquarters for the 146-lap race on Saturday afternoon. The company known for their protective solutions for the leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors will sport the OtterBox yellow and black paint scheme. For more information on OtterBox visit www.OtterBox.com.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra will race Chassis No. 014 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Most recently the Tundra was raced at Bristol Motor Speedway. The chassis also raced at Kentucky Speedway where the OtterBox team started and finished in the eighth position. The chassis made its racing debut earlier this year at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
REARVIEW MIRROR - CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY: Chicagoland Speedway marked the debut for Germán Quiroga and his No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra at the 1.5-mile venue. Quiroga started the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 in the 23rd position but was immediately on the move after the green flag waved. With an ill-handling race truck just past the half-way mark, Quiroga moved back to 20th trying to hold onto track position in his NET10 Wireless Tundra. Quiroga maneuvered his way back through the field to gain additional spots by races end, finishing 14th.
Germán Quiroga on Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
What have you been told about the track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway?
"It's bumpy. I was there for the race last year but I wasn't a participant. I watched the race from the outside. I will remember more about the track once I get there. We are fast on the 1.5-mile program, so hopefully everything comes together for our OtterBox Toyota Tundra and we can collect another top-10 finish.
Are you excited about going to Vegas and being able to see the route you will run your Marathon in November?
"Yeah, actually I want to see what it is going to look like. How flat it is going to be and to see if I need to change my training routes now with what I am doing. I'm lucky I am going to be able to see what it will look like before I am there. I sure hope I am going to get excited about it and not nervous."