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PUEBLA, Mexico – Jorge Goeters came away with a win in the Puebla 240 at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed on Sunday in an event that took multiple attempts at a green-white-checkered finish to complete.
It marked the first time in the NASCAR Toyota Series that incidents in the closing laps required three attempts at a green-white-checkered finish.
Goeters of Mexico City, Mexico won by a margin of .749 seconds to notch his 12th career series win. He became the fifth different winner in five series events this year.
"At first I had some problems that relegated me a bit, but about half of the competition were settled and that allowed me to achieve this victory, which was complicated in the end, many yellow flags," said Goeters.
Xavier Razo finished second, followed by Patrick Goeters, Ruben Pardo and Luis Felipe Montano. Completing the top 10 were Ruben Garcia Jr., who had won the pole position in qualifying on Saturday; Carlos Peralta; Jose Luis Ramirez; Freddy Tame; and Hugo Oliveras.
The event was slowed by seven yellow flags, all after Lap 50
Rogelio Lopez led early, but had to retire on Lap 53 due to a mechanical problem.
Daniel Suarez, who led the championship standings coming to Puebla, was sidelined after being involved in an incident while contending for the lead and finished 25th.
The next date of NASCAR Toyota Series will be in Aguascalientes on June 17 and will mark the sixth round of the championship.
Jorge Goeters (No. 31) takes the checkered flag to win the Peubla 240 on Sunday. OCESA