Antonio Pérez (racing driver)

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Antonio Pérez Mendoza
AntonioPerez2010Bucyrus200RoadAmerica.jpg
Pérez in his 2010 start at Road America
Born (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 35)
Zapopan, Jalisco
Achievements2008 NASCAR Corona Series champion
Awards2007 NASCAR Corona Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
7 races run over 4 years
Best finish110th (2010)
First race2007 Telcel-Motorola Mexico 200 (Mexico City)
Last race2010 5-Hour Energy 250 (Gateway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series career
113 races run over 8 years
2015 position12th
Best finish1st (2008)
First race2005
Last race2015 RedCo 240 (Chiapas)
First win2007 Regia 200 (Monterrey)
Last win2013 Potosina 200 (Potosino)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 42 5

Antonio Pérez Mendoza (born 20 March 1986) is a Mexican retired stock car racing driver. He last competed in the NASCAR Mexico Series, driving the No. 1 Toyota for Jimmy Morales. He is the 2008 NASCAR Corona Series champion.

Racing career[edit]

Pérez's No. 87 Nationwide car at Road America

Pérez began racing full-time in the Corona Series in 2006, winning Rookie of the Year honors. The following year, he won his first career race at Autódromo Monterrey.[1] In 2008, he won the series championship.[2]

In 2007, Pérez made his Busch Series debut in the Telcel-Motorola Mexico 200 at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez,[3] driving the No. 68 Telmex Dodge. After qualifying 40th, he finished 42nd after suffering a transmission issue on lap two.[4] Pérez returned to the series, then renamed to the Nationwide Series, in 2008 for the Mexico City round, driving the No. 86 Dodge with sponsorship from association football club C.D. Guadalajara.[1]

Personal life[edit]

The son of former driver and current politician Antonio Pérez Garibay, Pérez's brother Sergio currently races in Formula One.[5]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts Ref
2007 TW Motorsports 68 Dodge DAY CAL MXC
42
LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 161st - [6]
2008 86 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC
34
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN
37
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 114th 113 [7]
2009 DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN
40
MCH BRI CGV
13
ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 120th 124 [8]
2010 NEMCO Motorsports 87 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA
38
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT 110th 110 [9]
TriStar Motorsports 35 Chevy GTY
34
TEX PHO HOM

Camping World East Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World East Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NCWEC Pts Ref
2007 Chivas Racing 21 Chevy GRE ELK IOW SBO STA NHA TMP NSH ADI LRP MFD
22
NHA
26
DOV
27
39th 264 [10]
2008 12 Dodge GRE IOW SBO GLN
10
NHA
26
TMP NSH ADI LRP MFD NHA
28
DOV STA 38th 303 [11]
2009 GRE TRI
19
IOW SBO GLN
20
NHA TMP ADI LRP NHA DOV 41st 209 [12]

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship[edit]

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos. Ref
2016 GTD 007 United States The Racer's Group Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Mexico Santiago Creel
Australia James Davison
Mexico Ricardo Perez De Lara
United Kingdom Lars Viljoen
390 44 DNF 20 DNF [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mexico City: Round nine preview". Motorsport.com. 17 April 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (24 December 2015). "Perez to back TRG-Aston Martin entry in Rolex 24". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ Fofaria, Rupen (3 March 2007). "Mexico City a special event for drivers and fans". ESPN. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ "THE RACE: 2007 TELCEL-MOTOROLA 200 - AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  5. ^ Ledesma, Dario (26 March 2015). "El papá de 'Checo' Pérez 'conduce' como candidato en Guadalajara" (in Spanish). CNN en Español. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Antonio Perez – 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Antonio Perez – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Antonio Perez – 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Antonio Perez – 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Antonio Perez – 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Antonio Perez – 2008 NASCAR Camping World East Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Antonio Perez – 2009 NASCAR Camping World East Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Antonio Perez – 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 13 June 2019.

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