Germán Quiroga was the front runner at the Red Horse Racing stable at the Pocono Mountains 125. The Rookie of the Year contender started the 50-lap event in the fourth position and remained up front in his No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra for the majority of the race. In his first visit to the 2.5-mile track, Quiroga captured the lead during the first attempt at a Green-White-Checkered finish and took off from the field. Unfortunately, a caution was drawn before he reached the White flag, which led the field back around for an additional restart. Fighting to bring home the first victory for a Mexican in a National division of NASCAR, Quiroga lead the field to a wild restart toward turn one and emerged in fourth position as everyone headed toward the tunnel turn. He was able to regain one position during the closing laps but needed more time to get back to the lead. He crossed the finish line in third-place.
Quiroga did a masterful job for his debut at Pocono Raceway, tying his highest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish. Quiroga continues to gain momentum and is sure to finish in victory lane soon.
Germán Quiroga talks about his race at Pocono Raceway:
“I told Dan (Stillman), my crew chief, that my OtterBox Toyota Tundra was great and I had nothing to do, I was just driving. It was a good day for us, good day for points. I’m very happy. Hopefully the second part of the season we can start finishing consecutively in the top-10.
I love this track. It’s my first time here and I really, really like it. What else can I say? I’m very happy about OtterBox being on board. This finish is a first top-five for them and hopefully I can bring that No. 77 Tundra to victory lane soon.”
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