NMTS QUALIFYING: Pardo Fastest In Chiapas; Scores Third Career Pole

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April 12, 2014 — official release — photo courtesy OCESA — TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico – Rubén Pardo was quiet during the first two NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series practice sessions, but made some noise during qualifying.

The driver of the No. 15 Citizens Toyota turned in a fast lap of 25.479 seconds (105.970 mph) around the .75-mile Súper Óvalo Chiapas, good enough for his second pole award of the season and third of his career. Pardo also won the pole at the season-opening event at Phoenix International Raceway.

Joining Pardo on the front row for Sunday’s RedCo 240 will be Héctor Aguirre , who logged a qualifying lap of 25.491 seconds (105.920 mph). 2012 series champion Jorge Goeters had the third-fastest lap, coming in at 25.498 seconds (105.891 mph), followed by Homero Richards at 25.505 seconds (105.862 mph) and Patrick Goeters at 25.606 seconds (105.444 mph).

Rogelio López, Elliot Van Rankin, Rubén García Jr. and Héctor Félix rounded out the top 10.

Green flag for the 200-lap NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series RedCo 240 is scheduled for Sunday at 1:45 p.m. ET.

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