Driver swap announcement for NASCAR’s Mexico, Europe collection
NASCAR Peak Mexico Collection champion Ruben Garcia has at all times had a passion for Spain. Now he’ll get his first probability to race there as a part of a driver alternate between the Peak Mexico Collection and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Collection.
After the Euro Collection concludes on Oct. 6 in Zolder, Belgium, the 2019 champion will get an opportunity to race within the NPMS finale at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico Metropolis on Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
The announcement of the driving force alternate comes as NASCAR kicks off its 2019 worldwide schedule. The Peak Mexico Collection debuts on Sunday at Autodromo Monterrey, with the Whelen Euro Collection following two weeks later. The NASCAR Pinty’s Collection will open competitors on Could 19 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.
For Garcia (pictured), the journey to Valencia might be a pleasing addition to an already busy schedule. The 2-time NPMS champion and Drive for Variety and former NASCAR Subsequent driver is also working full-time within the NASCAR Okay&N Professional Collection East, the place he already has two victories to his credit score.
<h2 class="related__header">Extra NASCAR!</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2019/03/26/ism-embraces-incredible-opportunity-as-2020-nascar-finale-host/" data-track="-in-article-related-auto"><h2 class="block__title">ISM embraces "unimaginable alternative" as 2020 NASCAR finale host</h2><h2 class="block__title">CRANDALL: ISM is nice – but it surely should not host NASCAR's finale</h2><h2 class="block__title">NASCAR's 2020 finale strikes to Phoenix as a part of schedule overhaul</h2></apart> <p>“It was nice information for me, as a result of for the final couple of years, I’ve been attempting to place one thing collectively to run in Euro NASCAR,” Garcia stated. “That’s a collection that has been rising rather a lot and actually caught my curiosity. They go to some actually good race tracks, and I’ve seen some races, and so they look actually, actually enjoyable.”</p> <p>Garcia has visited Spain and has a nucleus of pals there. He’s excited that they are going to get an opportunity to see him race on the street course at Valencia.</p> <p>“That might be nice,” Garcia stated. “I truly spent New 12 months’s and Christmas in Spain. Certainly one of my greatest pals from childhood moved to Spain on the identical time I moved to the US. It will likely be actually cool to have some pals that I nearly name household to me go to my first race in Valencia.</p> <p>“I haven’t been to Valencia. I’ve been to Barcelona and Madrid and different of the massive cities. So, naturally, I’ll fly into Madrid after which go to Valencia. It’s nice, as a result of though I’m distant from dwelling — or the place I’m residing in the US — it’ll nonetheless really feel like dwelling as a result of I communicate the native language there. It’s a rustic I get pleasure from touring to, and I’ll have pals there.”</p> <p>Garcia additionally is aware of he’ll should rein in his aggressive driving type to acclimate to the European method to racing.</p> <p>“They've extra the European type of racing, the FIA type of racing,” Garcia stated. “It’s completely different what we do in Mexico and right here in the US. They actually don’t have contact there. They’re sturdy, however they’re very, very respectful. That’s one thing I would have to get used to.”</p>