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Germán Quiroga Jr. (born May 28, 1980) is a Mexican professional stock car racing driver. In 2011, he became the first three-time NASCAR Corona Series champion.

Germán Quiroga
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Born (1980-05-29) May 29, 1980 (age 39)
Mexico City, Mexico
Achievements2009, 2010, 2011 NASCAR Corona Series Champion
2004 Mexican Formula Renault Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish135th (2007)
First race2007 Telcel-Motorola 200 (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
53 races run over 5 years
2016 position31st
Best finish6th (2014)
First race2011 F.W. Webb 175 (Loudon)
Last race2016 Drivin' for Linemen 200 (Gateway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 18 1
NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series career
94 races run over 7 years
2011 position1st
Best finish1st (2009, 2010, 2011)
First race2004 (Mexico City)
Last race2011 México Fest 200 (Mexico City)
First win2004 (San Luis Potosí)
Last win2011 Queretana 200 (Querétaro)
Wins Top tens Poles
18 75 11
Statistics current as of June 25, 2016.

Racing careerEdit

BeginningsEdit

Quiroga began his career in Reto Neon in 1996.

Corona SeriesEdit

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 ShowdownEdit

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]

Nationwide SeriesEdit

 
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]

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

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, running 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]

Quiroga had a great start in 2014 season with five straight top ten finishes until Texas.

After sitting out 2015, he returned to drive part-time in the Red Horse's No. 11 truck in 2016 beginning at Texas.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

American Open-Wheel racing resultsEdit

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

Barber Dodge Pro SeriesEdit

Barber Dodge Pro Series results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2002  
SEB
20
 
LRP
16
 
LAG
16
 
POR
16
 
TOR
15
 
CLE
15
 
VAN
8
 
MDO
8
 
ROA
6
 
MTL
20
16th 28
2003  
STP
8
 
MTY
8
 
MIL
8
 
LAG
9
 
POR
5
 
CLE
3
 
TOR
12
 
VAN
6
 
MDO
15
 
MTL
12
7th 75

NASCAREdit

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

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch 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
2007 Jay Robinson Racing 28 Chevy DAY CAL MXC
28
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 135th 84

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World Truck 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 NCWTC Pts
2011 Kyle Busch Motorsports 51 Toyota DAY PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA
16
KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX HOM
26
56th 46
2012 DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS TAL
8
MAR TEX
28
PHO
24
HOM
15
40th 101
2013 Red Horse Racing 77 Toyota DAY
25
MAR
29
CAR
19
KAN
11
CLT
35
DOV
13
TEX
3
KEN
8
IOW
14
ELD
20
POC
3
MCH
19
BRI
21
MSP
15
IOW
6
CHI
14
LVS
21
TAL
31
MAR
7
TEX
14
PHO
12
HOM
7
13th 625
2014 DAY
10
MAR
6
KAN
7
CLT
9
DOV
9
TEX
23
GTY
2
KEN
15
IOW
5
ELD
12
POC
22
MCH
6
BRI
14
MSP
2
CHI
19
NHA
15
LVS
16
TAL
29
MAR
10
TEX
17
PHO
26
HOM
15
6th 683
2016 Red Horse Racing 11 Toyota DAY ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX
8
IOW
14
GTW
7
KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 31st 70

Busch East SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch East Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NBESC Pts
2007 Troy Williams Racing 21 Chevy GRE
26
STA
28
MCM
26
ADI LRP
29
MFD NHA DOV 31st 405
12 ELK
DNQ
IOW SBO
21 Dodge NHA
33
TMP

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Germán Quiroga". Sporcar. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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