2006 Mexico City Winner Hamlin, Runner-Up Said Set For Sunday Rematch Round Two: Hamlin, Said Ready For Mexico City DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2007) -- For the first time in its short three-year history, the NASCAR Busch Series...
2006 Mexico City Winner Hamlin, Runner-Up Said Set For Sunday Rematch
Round Two: Hamlin, Said Ready For Mexico City
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2007) -- For the first time in its short three-year history, the NASCAR Busch Series Telcel-MOTOROLA Mexico 200 can produce a repeat winner.
Denny Hamlin (No. 20 Rockwell Automation Chevrolet) is poised to set that standard.
Boris Said (No. 9 Evernham Motorsports Dodge) would like to reverse his second-place finish from one year ago and become the third different winner in three races at the 2.518-mile Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course.
The race -- the first of three road-course events on the NASCAR Busch Series schedule this season -- has had its share of road-course specialists entered over the past two seasons.
But the opposite of the expected outcome has been the norm as drivers with little or no road course experience -- Martin Truex Jr. and Hamlin -- have captured the previous wins.
Last year's victory was the first for Hamlin in NASCAR national series competition.
"I always expected to win my first race on a short track but to win a road course race with a great driver like Boris Said in your mirror is something I'll never forget," Hamlin said.
ESPN -- the new television home to the NASCAR Busch Series -- has added to the momentum of the Mexico City event with a history-making broadcast on Sunday.
ESPN2 will air the race in English and it will be simulcast on ESPN Deportes in Spanish, marking the first Spanish-language telecast of a major sporting event in ESPN's history.