Germán Quiroga and his No.77 NET10 Wireless/OtterBox Toyota Tundra team had high expectations entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred's 250 presented by Coca-Cola on Saturday afternoon. The three-time NASCAR Mexico Series champion qualified 19th for the 94-lap event and made his way inside the top-10 after only three laps.
With a caution on the track for debris and fuel strategy already in place, Quiroga brought his Tundra to a busy pit road for a fuel only stop. Amongst the scuffle and slight contact with another competitor leaving his pit, Quiroga returned to pit road and his team repaired the No. 77 Tundra for damage and he was ready to restart. His NET10 Wireless/OtterBox machine was dialed in for Superspeedway racing as he maneuvered his way back inside the top-10 on lap 37.
Quiroga was scored as high as third but would settle into fifth position as the front of the field raced single-file. Green-flag pit stops began at lap 52 when the Red Horse Racing team visited pit road. Caught on pit road while the caution was out, Quiroga was forced to take the wave around restarting in the in the 28th position. The Tundra driver made it all the way back up into the 17th position before getting caught in a six-truck pile up in turn three. The accident ended the day for the No. 77 NET10 Wireless/OtterBox Tundra being scored 31st at races end.
Germán Quiroga talks about the accident at Talladega Superspeedway:
"I was running the high groove and I was trying to work with the No.8 truck and we almost cleared everybody. We were trying to hold it there and find a space through the middle and then all of a sudden Timothy Peters was hitting the wall right in front of us. There was nothing to do, kind of the big one at Talladega and Daytona. Thank you to NET10 Wireless, OtterBox and Toyota for all that you do. We're going to keep working hard for that win."