The Nashville City Paper reports that NASCAR's first-ever points race in Mexico will take place Sunday at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. The race is dubbed the Telcel Motorola Mexico 200 presented by Banamex and is expected to draw top-level NASCAR drivers due to the open date in the Nextel Cup schedule.
"The hometown fans - both here and in Mexico City - will have a common rooting interest as Jose Luis Ramirez, a NASCAR Grand National West Series competitor, tries to make the field of 43. The Mexico City native will drive the No. 43 Del Valle Nectars Dodge which is co-owned by Nashville record and racing mogul Mike Curb."