Germán Quiroga

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Germán Quiroga
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Born (1980-05-29) May 29, 1980 (age 34)
Mexico City, Mexico
Achievements 2009, 2010, 2011 NASCAR Corona Series Champion
2004 Mexican Formula Renault Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 135th (2007)
First race 2007 Telcel-Motorola 200 (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
50 races run over 4 years
Truck no., team No. 77 (Red Horse Racing)
2014 position 6th
Best finish 6th (2014)
First race 2011 F.W. Webb 175 (Loudon)
Last race 2014 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 16 1
NASCAR Toyota Series career
94 races run over 7 years
2011 position 1st
Best finish 1st (2009, 2010, 2011)
First race 2004 (Mexico City)
Last race 2011 México Fest 200 (Mexico City)
First win 2004 (San Luis Potosí)
Last win 2011 Queretana 200 (Querétaro)
Wins Top tens Poles
18 75 11
Statistics current as of November 14, 2014.

Germán Quiroga, Jr. (born May 28, 1980) is a Mexican racing driver. In 2011, he became the first three-time NASCAR Corona Series champion. He currently drives the No. 77 Net10 Toyota for Red Horse Racing in the Camping World Truck Series.

Racing career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Quiroga began his career in Reto Neon in 1996.

Corona Series[edit]

In 2004, he began racing in the NASCAR Corona Series (NCS), racing for Jorge Seman's race team .[1] During the following year, he won the Formula Renault championship. In 2005, he drove in the Infiniti Pro Series before returning to Desafio Corona for 2006. His first championship in the Corona Series came in 2009, while racing for Equipo Telcel. He won the championship again in 2010 and 2011.[2][3]

Toyota All-Star Showdown[edit]

In 2011, Quiroga participated in the Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale, California, racing for Bill McAnally.[4] He finished in the 12th position behind fellow NCS driver Daniel Suárez.[5]

NASCAR Nationwide and Trucks[edit]

Quiroga's 2013 truck at Rockingham Speedway

Quiroga's first race in the NASCAR's national touring series came in 2007 in the Busch Series (now the Nationwide Series), competing in the series' then-annual event at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez for Jay Robinson Racing where he finished 28th.[6] He made his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2011, competing in two events for Kyle Busch Motorsports at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, with a best finish of 16th coming in his first race.[7]

In 2012, Quiroga returned to KBM for a limited schedule of events, driving the No. 51 Toyota in four races at Talladega Superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead.[3][8] He moved to Red Horse Racing for the 2013 season, planning to race the entire series schedule in an attempt to win the series' Rookie of the Year honors.[9]

He also has worked part-time on NASCAR on NBC broadcasts, being part of mun2's broadcast of the NASCAR Toyota Series Toyota 120 at Phoenix International Raceway in February 2014.[10]

Motorsports career results[edit]

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

Barber Dodge Pro Series[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Germán Quiroga". Sporcar. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Germán Quiroga, bicampeón de la Nascar México Series". La Jornada. November 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Spencer, Lee (November 2, 2012). "Quiroga Jr. hoping to make history". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Germán Quiroga se declara listo para el ‘Toyota All Star Showdown’". Excelsior. January 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Suárez, cerca del top ten en la Toyota All-Star Showdown". Vision Automotriz. January 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "German Quiroga - NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  7. ^ "German Quiroga - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  8. ^ "Mexican Driver German Quiroga To Participate in NASCAR". Fox News Latino. July 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Quiroga added to Red Horse Racing lineup". NASCAR.com. February 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  10. ^ "“Deportes Telemundo en mun2” to Air NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Opening Race Live on Friday, February 28, 9 P.M. EST". BusinessWire. February 25, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Antonio Pérez
NASCAR Corona Series Champion
2009, 2010, 2011
Succeeded by
Jorge Goeters
Preceded by
Homero Richards
Mexican Formula Renault Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Homero Richards