Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sergio Pena wins pole for NASCAR Showdown
Who is Sergio Pena? He is the driver who beat out Joey Logano, David Gilliland and Ryan Truex for the pole for the NASCAR Toyota All- Star Showdown.
Pena, a 16-year-old from Winchester, Va., has more of an open-wheel racing background than stock cars. He will be driving for Revolution Racing in the K&N Pro Series East in 2010.
He is driving one of Andy Santerre's old cars in the Showdown. Santerre's best finish in the Showdown was a runner-up in 2003. He won four NASCAR Busch North Series championships from 2002-05. Santerre is working as Pena's crew chief for the Showdown.
Pena has been racing late models at Shenandoah Speedway in Virginia, where he finished eighth in the late model standings.