Meet NASCAR’s Breakout Vehicle driver Latino Ruben Garcia Jr.
. By Sandra Munoz
Rubén García Jr. is a Mexican professional stock vehicle driver. Garcia currently competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, driving the No. 6 Toyota Camry for Rev Racing. He remained in Phoenix metro promoting the upcoming TicketGuardian 500 NASCAR race at ISM Speedway March 9th-11th.
The amount of speeding tickets
do you have? Garcia- “(Laughs )I have no speeding
tickets in the US, but I might have 2 or 3 in Mexico. “Why racing? Garcia -”
I’ve been racing since I
was inside my mom’s womb! As a youngster I grew up going to the races with my dad (former global Mexican race chauffeur Ruben Garcia Sr.)as well as spending a great deal of time in speedways as well as around race cars and trucks.” “When I was 5 years of ages, I started driving Go Karts and also started truly liking it. When I transformed 14, that’s when I decided to race professionally. “Just what are the differences between auto racing in Mexico as well as in the USA? Garcia-“Fairly a couple of, also though the race vehicles look the same they are different. In Mexico they are much less difficult, have much less horsepower and are lighter. In the US they are the contrary, bigger engines, even more horsepower, heavier with even more modifications. Likewise, the method you connect with your staff chief is different.”You have an engineering history; does that aid you to connect with your Staff Chief far better? Garcia–”
Really much so, HALF of just how effective a vehicle driver can be, is based on interaction. You could drive a race
cars and truck extremely quick, but in some cases it does not react the way you want it to. That’s when my engineering history enables me to connect to my crew principal exactly how I really feel the automobile is reacting so we could make the required modifications.” Looking back to when you started, where did you see this journey originally taking you? Garcia -“I always concentrated on NASCAR and once NASCAR involved Mexico to begin the NASCAR Mexico Department, that’s when I established a goal of winning a champion, which I performed in 2015. And it gave
me the visibility and also direct exposure to relocate into racing in the United States. Where I needed to begin all over once more and go up the ranks. “What suggestions do you have for Latinos which wish to follow your footsteps? Garcia-” It’s a large action, requires a great deal of tough work, enthusiasm as well as commitment however I guarantee all will be worth it when you see all the development you have actually made.”
Sandra Munoz is an automobile journalist and also founder of latinaology.com