ROAD COURSE – NO PROBLEM: Red Horse Racing driver Germán Quiroga has been looking forward to the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race all season long. The three-time Mexico Series champion has road course racing under his belt because road course racing is part of that series. The No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra driver also has a Nationwide Series start at the Mexico City road course where he led nine laps.
In preparations for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), Red Horse Racing went through two different avenues. Quiroga along with his teammates Timothy Peters and John Wes Townley took a trip to Bondurant driving school in Phoenix, Arizona in June for a two day training session on the techniques of road course racing. The team took their skills from Bondurant to a test at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). The team is prepared as any to race around the 2.46-mile road course.
OTTERBOX®: As the Series crosses the border, so does OtterBox with Germán Quiroga and his No. 77 Toyota Tundra team. OtterBox will serve as primary sponsor for the 64-lap race around the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. 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 team will unload Chassis No. 103 this weekend to turn left and right at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Most recently the chassis got a little dirty at Eldora Speedway. In addition, the chassis finished in the runner-up position at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2012 and competed in three races (Phoenix International Raceway, Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway) in 2011.
MEET & GREET: Quiroga, along with teammates John Wes Townley and Timothy Peters will join the NASCAR Camping world Truck Series drivers for an autograph session on Saturday, August 31st from 1:45 – 2:45 pm in Paddock G in the north/west corner next to the Truck Series Garage.
REARVIEW MIRROR – BRISTOL: Germán Quiroga made his debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra and was fast from the start. The driver qualified fifth and stayed in the top-10 for the majority of the race. Quiroga suffered a fuel issue and crossed the finish line in the 21st position.
Germán Quiroga on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
You have a lot of road course experience from the NASCAR Mexico Series. Do you feel like you have an advantage?
“I think the race will be equal for everyone because it’s the first time the Truck Series will be at the track. I would say that I might have a small advantage because of my experience in the Mexico Series — I’m certainly not at a disadvantage by any means. Hopefully we will use that and put our No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra in contention for the win.
How do you think your visit to Bondurant and VIR will help you?
“Working with the coaches at Bondurant made me realize things that as a driver, how or why I was doing them. It helped me to be a better driver for sure. I’m going to use that so that I can go a little faster this weekend. The test at VIR was good for the team. It gave us an idea of what we want and how we want our Toyota Tundra to be. Hopefully we can utilize that information and be close on our setup when we unload.”
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