Germán Quiroga Finishes Seventh at Kansas Speedway; Moves to Fourth in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Point Standings

Germán Quiroga came home with a seventh-place finish in Friday's SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway and moved up to fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings after a challenging race weekend. The No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra was fast during Thursday's practice sessions, running consistently in the top 10, but a flat tire in the last few minutes of final practice sent Quiroga into the outside wall. The Red Horse Racing team returned to the track early on Friday and worked tirelessly to prepare the backup truck for the race. Quiroga still battled a tight-handling condition during the knock-out qualifying session and wasn't able to move past the second round, earning him a 17th-place starting position. Once the race started, Quiroga felt he had a competitive Tundra; however, on lap one a competitor got loose in front of the yellow and black machine and with nowhere to go, the Mexico City native was collected in the incident. He brought the No. 77 Toyota Tundra down pit road and the OtterBox team worked to repair the damage, giving Quiroga a truck with which he could finish the race. He battled with his Tundra throughout the race, and made numerous scheduled pit stops for adjustments. With improved handling, he rallied his way into the top 10. A late-race caution and a fast pit stop that gained him three positions was a key factor in his seventh-place finish. After the final restart he climbed to as high as fifth in the running order before settling into the seventh position, where he would take the checkered flag. The result was Quiroga's third top-10 finish of the season and fourth consecutive top 10 in Camping World Truck Series competition, with a seventh-place finish in the 2013 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (November), a tenth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway (February 2014) and seventh-place finish at Martinsville Speedway (March 2014).

 

Start - 17         

Finish - 7        

Driver Points Position - 4       

Laps Led - 1

 

Germán Quiroga Quote:

"I am so happy with our results tonight and I can't thank the team enough. After we wrecked in qualifying, the team worked extremely hard to give me a backup No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra that was just as good as our primary truck. We didn't qualify as well as we wanted and then got tangled up in the first caution of the race, so to finish seventh after all of that is a big success in my opinion. We moved up to fourth in points and I feel really confident heading into Charlotte next week."

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