Rogelio López

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Rogelio López
Nationality Mexican
Born (1980-07-29) July 29, 1980 (age 34)
Aguascalientes, Mexico
2014 NASCAR Corona Series
Debut season 2004
Current team MexicanaGO
Car no. 60
Wins 18
Previous series
2008 NASCAR Camping World East Series
Championship titles
2006 NASCAR Corona Series
Rogelio López
Born (1980-07-29) July 29, 1980 (age 34)
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Achievements 2006 Desafio Corona Series Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
Car no., team No. 67 (TW Motorsports)
First race 2007 Telcel-Motorola 200 (Mexico City)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of January 10, 2011.

Rogelio López (born July 29, 1980) is a Mexican racing driver from Aguascalientes.

López won the 2006 Desafío Corona (now NASCAR Toyota Series) championship, and went to the United States to drive the No. 03 Telmex/Lucas Oil Dodge in the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series for the 2007 season.

He got his first win in the Busch East Series during his rookie season, winning on July 21, 2007, at the Music City Motorplex in Nashville. He eventually went on to finish 7th in the standings with one win, five top-5 finishes, and six top-10 finishes.

He has two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts, both of them at Mexico City, in 2006 and 2007. He finished 29th on both occasions.[1]

López competed in the 2007 Toyota All-Star Showdown, earning a 13th-place finish.[2]

He is most famous for his 2006 blow-over in the NASCAR West Series at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. While racing with Johnny Borneman, the two made contact coming out of turn 2. Lopez's car went airborne and flipped over. His car slid on its roof for several hundred feet before flipping over back onto the wheels. Lopez was uninjured and walked away from the incident.

He returned to make eight starts in the NASCAR Camping World East Series in 2008 and finished 21st in points.[1] That same year, he became NASCAR México champion.

Rogelio announced his retirement after the 2010 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rogelio Lopez, Racing Reference, Retrieved 2010-12-10
  2. ^ Ranger, Lopez Add International Flavor, NASCAR PR via motorsport.com, October 17, 2007, Retrieved 2010-12-10
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jorge Goeters
Desafío Corona Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Rafael Martínez