Through all the hoopla that went on during Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Montreal, a bit of history was made. But unless you paid close attention, you may not have heard about it.
It was touched on during Sunday’s Napa Auto Parts 200 that Victor Gonzalez Jr. made history by simply making the race.
By qualifying 36th for the race, Gonzalez became the first driver from Puerto Rico ever to make a NASCAR start. Gonzalez kept it clean throughout the event, finishing on the lead lap in 14th place. He was driving the #05 Global Dehumidification Solutions Ford for Day Enterprises.
The car is usually driven by Casey Atwood or Jeff Green, and currently sits 35th in owner points, 501 points out of 30th.