QUIROGA AND NET10 WIRELESS JOIN RED HORSE RACING:The 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year title is what Germán Quiroga is aiming to earn by season's end. The Mexico City, Mexico native will enter in only his seventh Truck Series event behind the wheel of the No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing at the 2.5-mile high banks of Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250. Quiroga will pair with crew chief Dan Stillman for the 2013 Truck Series schedule.
Quiroga got his first experience in Superspeedway racing in 2012 when he competed in the Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in October. The 32-year-old driver collected his first top-10 finish, with a career-high eighth-place finish.
NET10 WIRELESS: NET10 Wireless will join Quiroga at Red Horse Racing as primary sponsor of the No. 77 Toyota Tundra for (12) races this season. The no contract cell phone leader will remain as associate sponsor for the remaining 10 races. For more information on NET10 Wireless visit www.NET10Wireless.com.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 77 team will race at Daytona International Speedway with chassis No. 012. Brand new to the Red Horse Racing stable, Quiroga and chassis No. 012 will both make their debut during practice on Thursday.
Germán Quiroga talks about Daytona International Speedway:
What are your expectations as a competitor racing at Daytona for the very first time?
"This is the year that we have to get results and achieve goals. For sure, one of the first goals is to finish all the races. In order to win, first you have to finish. I understand Superspeedways are very hard and you can't program yourself to what's going to happen. You have to be patient; I was able to learn that at Talladega. It was my first top-10 finish in a NASCAR sanctioned event. Instead of a top-10 finish, I am looking for a top-five finish and obviously a win.
"I am with the right team and the right equipment. When you have all the right pieces, results come easy. We are going to focus on being patient in the race and ultimately trying to be in the right position within the final 10 laps and hope for a good result."
When you think of Daytona, what does it mean to you?
"It's one of the tracks that I want to win on. I went to the Rolex 24 at Daytona and just to be there is amazing. Everyone is very focused obviously. It's the biggest race of the year, so everyone has a lot of anticipation to get on track. For me, new driver, new team, this is what the season is going to be about."