German Quiroga may be just one of the many new rookies in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but the 2013 season has been about making his way to the top.
After making a couple of starts earlier in his NASCAR career, the 2013 season is Quiroga’s first taste of full-time Truck Series racing. Not only is the 2013 season Quioroga’s rookie year, but the next step of his career. As a next step, improvement is expected and it’s exactly what he has been doing.
With 10 races into the season, Quiroga has been trying to become a top competitor in the Truck Series. After getting some starts within the past two seasons, throughout 2013 there has been improvement for the rookie of the year contender. Some tracks may have been new to him, others maybe not, but Quiroga’s results continue to improve as the season goes by.
The season may have gotten off to a slow start with tracks that were relatively new for Quiroga within Daytona and Martinsville. Since the season opener, he has gotten better finishes and has been moving up in the point standings. Not only has Quiroga moved up within the points, but he has been reaching career milestones along the way.
In his rookie season, Quiroga captured his career-best finish, third place at Texas. Prior to Texas, an eighth place at Talladega had been his previous best. He also made history by becoming the first Mexican driver to win a pole award when he captured the pole at Iowa.
The season has shown Quiroga’s improvements in the Truck Series, but it has also given him some new challenges as well. Charlotte was his worst finish of the year with a 35th-place finish. The year also gave him another first as well, his first time on dirt, finishing in 20th.
His few starts with Kyle Busch Motorsports allowed Quiroga to prepare and mold into the driver he has turned into in the 2013 season. Now behind the wheel of the No.77 truck for Red Horse Racing, he has the chance to continue to grow. He is competing for rookie honors, but regardless of how the year goes, he has definitely shown that he has what it takes to race.