The NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series (formerly NASCAR Mexico Corona Series, NASCAR Corona Series, NASCAR Toyota Series and NASCAR Mexico Series) is a NASCAR series in Mexico. It is the most prestigious stock car racing series in the country.
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|Tire suppliers||General Tire|
|Drivers' champion||Abraham Calderón|
|Teams' champion||Jimmy Morales|
The Desafío Corona was established in 2004 by NASCAR Mexico, a joint-venture between NASCAR and Mexican entertainment group OCESA, with the idea of developing stock car racing in Mexico, and fueling a transition from the country's historically Open-wheel car racing fan base to stock car racing.
From 2004 to 2006, the Desafío Corona grew considerably in infrastructure, as well as in number of fans, drivers and sponsors.
The NASCAR Mexico Corona Series was officially presented at the 2006 Desafío Corona award ceremony. Starting in 2007, NASCAR is the sanctioning body of the series. As of 2012 the series was renamed the NASCAR Toyota Series
The series is one of three NASCAR-sanctioned international series, the others are the NASCAR Pinty's Series and the NASCAR Euro Racecar Series. Following North American short-track racing trends to cut costs and unify rules among different tours, NASCAR is considering changes to the Canadian Tire and Corona Series where the two series adopt the Grand National rules as to allow the competitors to use the same cars in NASCAR Grand National Division races.
The winner of the Corona Series received an invitation to the UNOH Battle at the Beach, formerly the Toyota All-Star Showdown. All other drivers may also attempt to qualify by entering the heat races.
After the end of the 2015 season, the series was suspended supposedly due to the fact that organizers of the series wanted to instead support the Formula One Mexican Grand Prix, which had just been revived for 2015. Several of the teams and drivers that participated in the series moved to the Super Copa Telcel "V8" series.
In its 14 seasons, the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series has used 16 tracks in 14 venues (two in Santiago de Querétaro and two in San Luis Potosí). Currently, six oval tracks are used, only Autódromo Monterrey is a road circuit. Three tracks have been used in two configurations. Autódromo Monterrey long and frijol, Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in NASCAR Nationwide and oval, Autódromo Miguel E. Abed in a 2.75 km layout and oval.
NASCAR Mexico had powered the construction of oval tracks in México, Autódromo Potosino was remodeled in 2001, Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Querétaro had new tracks for NASCAR events. In 2012, a speedway in Chihuahua was scheduled for inauguration.
|San Luis Potosí||Autódromo Potosino
Autódromo San Luis 400
|México City||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||28||2018|
|Puebla||Autódromo Miguel E. Abed||25||2018|
|Querétaro||Autódromo del EcoCentro
Autódromo de Querétaro
|Guadalajara||Trióvalo Bernardo Obregón||19||2018|
|Aguascalientes||Autódromo de Aguascalientes||17||2018|
|Tuxtla Gutiérrez||Autódromo Chiapas||13||2018|
|Zacatecas||Autódromo de Zacatecas||8||2009|
|Chihuahua||El Dorado Speedway||6||2018|
|Phoenix||Phoenix International Raceway||3||2015|
|León||Autódromo de León||3||2017|
|Pachuca||Autódromo Moises Solana||1||2017|
In the first season, only General Motors (through its Pontiac division) and Dodge participated in the series. Ford made its debut in 2005 with its Mustang model, but since 2006, the Fusion is the Ford model entry. In 2009, Toyota started its participation with its Camry. The Mazda 6 was first entered in 2010. As with the other NASCAR divisions in the United States, Dodge subsequently pulled its factory support and no longer participates in the Mexican series.
Six drivers have won the championship. The Telcel team is the most successful with four drivers' championships. Antonio Pérez, Sergio Pérez's brother, is the youngest champion (22 years old), and Rafael Martínez the eldest. (45 years old). Only, Germán Quiroga has won the title in three occasions.
|Season||Driver||Owner(s)||No.||Manufacturer||Starts||Wins||Top 10s||Poles||Points (margin)|
|2004||Carlos Pardo||6||Pontiac||14||4||12||2||2326 (69)|
|2005||Jorge Goeters||Ramiro Fidalgo||18||Pontiac / Dodge||14||4||4|
|2006||Rogelio López||Pontiac / Dodge||14||5||7|
|2007||Rafael Martínez||Ramiro Fidalgo||18||Ford||14||5||7|
|2008||Antonio Pérez||Jimmy Morales||1||Dodge||14||5||2||2182 (29)|
|2009||Germán Quiroga||Mónica Morales||2||Ford||14||3||12||4||2273 (276)|
|2010||Germán Quiroga||Mónica Morales||2||Dodge||14||3||11||2||2173 (150)|
|2011||Germán Quiroga||Mónica Morales||2||Dodge||14||3||12||2||2272 (286)|
|2012||Jorge Goeters||Ramiro Fidalgo||31||Mazda||14||2||12||0||539 (34)|
|2013||Rodrigo Peralta||Denisse Guaida||24||Ford||14||1||11||0||1198 (8)|
|2014||Abraham Calderón||Monica Morales||2||Dodge/Toyota||15||0||11||1||1200 (9)|
|2015||Rubén García, Jr.||Juan Pablo Garcia||88||Toyota||15||3||12||3||1213 (18)|
|2017||Abraham Calderón||Jimmy Morales||2||Toyota||12||5||9||1||468 (27)|
|2018||Rubén García, Jr.||Juan Pablo García||88||Toyota||12||3||12||2||452 (23)|
|2004||Ignacio Alvarado||Pontiac||Alvarado Racing|
|2005||Patricio Jourdain||Ford||Motorcraft Racing|
|2006||Antonio Pérez||Pontiac||Escudería Telmex|
|2007||Mike Sánchez||Chevrolet||MAG Paper|
|2008||Irwin Vences||Ford||FCV Racing|
|2009||Alejandro Capín||Chevrolet||MT Sport Marketing|
|2010||Daniel Suárez||Dodge||SC Racing/Equipo Telcel|
|2011||Enrique Contreras III||Dodge||Fénix Racing Team|
|2012||Rubén García, Jr.||Toyota||SC Racing|
|2014||Rodrigo Marban||Toyota||Patricia Marban (owner)|
|2015||Manolin Gutierrez||Ford||H&H HighSpeed|
|Jimmy Morales (owner)|
Updated after 2018 México City (December 2, 2018)
|Driver is currently racing in the 2018 season|
|Italics||NASCAR Mexico Champion|
|1||Rogelio López||25||2004 Guadalajara 2||2017 San Luis Potosí 1|
|2||Rafael Martínez||19||2005 Guadalajara 2||2013 Querétaro 2|
|3||Germán Quiroga||17||2004 San Luis Potosí 1||2011 Aguascalientes 2|
|4||Homero Richards||15||2009 Guadalajara||2018 Monterrey|
|4||Rubén Rovelo||15||2008 Guadalajara 1||2018 Puebla 2|
|6||Jorge Goeters||13||2004 México City 1||2012 Monterrey 2|
|7||Antonio Pérez||12||2007 Monterrey 2||2013 San Luis Potosí 2|
|8||Carlos Pardo||10||2004 Torreón||2009 Puebla 1|
|8||Daniel Suárez||10||2012 México City 1||2014 Aguascalientes 2|
|8||Irwin Vences||10||2013 México City 2||2018 Chiapas 1|
|11||Abraham Calderón||8||2013 Phoenix||2018 México City|
|12||Rubén Pardo||7||2004 Querétaro 2||2015 Phoenix|
|12||Rubén García Jr.||7||2013 Aguascalientes 1||2018 Querétaro|
|14||Patrick Goeters||5||2005 México City 1||2013 Puebla 2|
|15||José Luis Ramírez||3||2010 Chiapas 2||2017 Puebla 2|
|16||Carlos Contreras||2||2004 Guadalajara 1||2004 Querétaro 1|
|16||Freddy Tame Jr.||2||2006 Puebla 3||2007 Querétaro 1|
|16||Hugo Oliveras||2||2009 Querétaro 1||2012 México City 2|
|16||Rodrigo Peralta||2||2013 Aguascalientes 2||2015 Querétaro 1|
|20||César Tiberio Jiménez||1||2004 Monterrey||2004 Monterrey|
|20||Fernando Plata||1||2006 San Luis Potosí 1||2006 San Luis Potosí 1|
|20||Ricardo Pérez de Lara||1||2008 Zacatecas||2008 Zacatecas|
|20||Waldemar Coronas||1||2008 Querétaro 2||2008 Querétaro 2|
|20||Héctor Aguirre||1||2013 Mexico City 1||2013 Mexico City 1|
|20||Luis Felipe Montano||1||2014 México City 1||2014 México City 1|
|20||Santiago Tovar||1||2015 Aguascalientes 1||2015 Aguascalientes 1|
|20||Pepe González||1||2015 México City 2||2015 México City 2|
|20||Michel Jourdain Jr.||1||2017 León||2017 León|
|20||Xavi Razo||1||2017 México City||2017 México City|
|20||Salvador de Alba, Jr.||1||2018 Guadalajara 2||2018 Guadalajara 2|
Mexico Series champions are invited to the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown (now the University of Northwestern Ohio Battle at the Beach). In 2011 Daniel Suárez, Germán Quiroga and Rubén Rovelo took part. They finished in 11th, 12th and 30th, respectly.
The 2012 Series champion, along with international counterparts in Canada and Europe, will be invited to participate with an automatically exempt entry in any of the three divisions (Late Model, K&N Pro, Whelen Modified) in the Battle at the Beach, which will be held a week and a half before the series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
|2007||Toyota All-Star Showdown||Irwindale||Ruben Pardo||29||21|
|2008||Toyota All-Star Showdown||Rogelio López||16||13|
|2009||Toyota All-Star Showdown||Antonio Pérez||8||18|
|2010||Last Chance||Ruben Rovelo||1||9|
|2011||Toyota All-Star Showdown||Daniel Suárez||12||11|
|2013||UNOH Battle At The Beach||Daytona||Jorge Goeters||26||13|
|Estefania Reyes||2007, 2010–2011||21||17||0||0|
Some drivers have taken part in Xfinity Series action, but only Jorge Goeters, Scott Riggs, and Daniel Suarez have raced in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Rubén Pardo and Rogelio López have won in the K&N Pro Series East; while Daniel Suárez have won in both the K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In 2016, Suárez won the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2017 and 2018, he moved to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driving No. 19 for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2019, he moved to the No. 41 driving for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Five drivers have raced both the NASCAR PEAK Mexico and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
|Driver||Seasons||Cup Starts||Mexico Series Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
The 2017 NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series was the tenth season of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series and the thirteenth season organized by NASCAR Mexico. It was the first season with PEAK as the series' title sponsor. It began with the Difrenosa 120 at Autódromo Monterrey on March 26 and concluded with the Gran Premio FedEx at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on November 12. Rubén García Jr. entered the season as the defending Drivers' Champion. Abraham Calderón won his second career championship.2017 in NASCAR
In 2017, NASCAR sanctioned three national series and six touring series.2018 NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series
The 2018 NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series was the eleventh season of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series and the fourteenth season organized by NASCAR Mexico. It began with the Gran Premio Difrenosa at Autódromo Monterrey on 25 March and concluded with the Gran Premio FedEx at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on 2 December. Abraham Calderón entered the season as the defending Drivers' champion. Rubén García Jr. won the championship, nineteen points in front of Irwin Vences.2019 NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series
The 2019 NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will be the twelfth season of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series and the fifteenth season organized by NASCAR Mexico. It will begin with the Gran Premio ARRIS at Autódromo Monterrey on 31 March and conclude at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on 1 December. Rubén García Jr. entered the season as the defending Drivers' champion.Abraham Calderón
Abraham Calderón is a Mexican racecar driver from Monterrey. He currently drives the No. 2 ARRIS Toyota in the NASCAR Mexico Series. In 2014 he won the Toyota Series championship; previously he had already won the 2006 NASCAR Mexico T4 Series championship.Antonio Pérez (racing driver)
Antonio Pérez (born 20 March 1986) is a Mexican professional 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.Autódromo Miguel E. Abed
The Autódromo Internacional Miguel E. Abed is a racing track located in the town of Amozoc, 30 kilometres (18.64 mi) east of the city of Puebla in the Mexican state of the same name.The track has a capacity for 42,500 People.Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
Carlos Contreras (born June 8, 1970) is a Mexican professional stock car racing driver and crew chief. He was the first Mexican-born driver racing full-time in any NASCAR national series. He has competed in the Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series) and Busch Series (now Xfinity Series).Carlos Pardo
Carlos Alberto Pardo Estévez (September 15, 1975 – June 14, 2009) was a Mexican stock car racing driver from Mexico City. He was the first driver to win the NASCAR Mexico Corona Series championship.Enrique Baca
Enrique "Tatita" Baca (January 30, 1996) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, driving the No. 9 for Alpha Racing-Rolcar Motorsport.Enrique Contreras III
Enrique Contreras III (born May 22, 1992) is a Mexican professional stock car racing driver. He has competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and most notably, NASCAR Mexico Series. He is the son of former Indy Lights racer Enrique Contreras II and nephew of NASCAR driver Carlos Contreras.Germán Quiroga
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.Homero Richards
Homero Richards (born June 8, 1976) is a Mexican race car driver from Mexico City. Richards won back-to-back championships in the Panam GP Series (Latin American Formula Renault championship), in 2004 and 2005. He made his first and only Champ Car World Series start in 2005 at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.
In 2006, he switched from open-wheel to stock cars, and started to compete in the NASCAR Corona Series. He drove the #20 Nextel car for H&H Racing, a team he co-owns with his brother Horacio. In 2014, he switched from Nextel to AXTEL M Racing team. He now races for Escudería Grupo TOP in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico SeriesList of NASCAR drivers
The following is a list of drivers who are currently competing in a series sanctioned by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).List of developmental and minor sports leagues
This article contains a list of developmental and minor sports leagues: two concepts which are largely restricted to North American sports. Note that this does not include teams in leagues that include promotion and relegation.NASCAR
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing. Its three largest or National series are the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Regional series include the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, the Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Pinty's Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series. NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 48 US states as well as in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. NASCAR has presented races at the Suzuka and Motegi circuits in Japan, and the Calder Park Thunderdome in Australia. NASCAR also ventures into eSports via the PEAK Antifreeze NASCAR iRacing Series and a sanctioned ladder system on that title.
The privately owned company was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1948, and Jim France has been CEO since August 6, 2018. The company's headquarters is in Daytona Beach, Florida. Internationally, its races are broadcast on television in over 150 countries.NASCAR Mexico
NASCAR Mexico is a joint-venture between NASCAR and OCESA, a Mexican entertainment company, aiming to develop, manage and operate local motorsports events and oversee television distribution, sponsorship and licensing.
The venture attempts to create marketing programs to increase interest in local NASCAR events as well as NASCAR events in the United States that are televised in Mexico.
NASCAR Mexico had been responsible for the organization of the Corona México 200, a former NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.
It also organizes and sanctions two racing series, the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series and the NASCAR Mexico T4 Series.
The series experienced its first fatality on June 14, 2009 when Carlos Pardo was killed in an accident on the final lap. Pardo was declared the winner of the same race he was killed in after he led the final completed lap.Rodrigo Peralta
Rodrigo Peralta (born March 22, 1988) is a former Mexican stock car racing driver. Peralta won the 2013 NASCAR Toyota Series championship by eight points over Daniel Suarez. He competed in 58 NASCAR Mexico series races between 2010 and 2015. During his NASCAR career, Peralta won 2 races, had 25 top ten finishes, and 1 pole position.Rubén García Jr. (racing driver)
Rubén García Jr. (born November 21, 1995) is a Mexican professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, driving the No. 6 Toyota Camry for Rev Racing.
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