X Team Racing is a NASCAR team that competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East development series with the goal of becoming a gateway for young Latin American drivers to reach the top level in NASCAR. Formed last year by Brazilian businessman Geraldo Rodrigues, Mexican Miguel Abaroa and North Carolinian Robert Huffman, a five-time champion in NASCAR’s Goody’s Dash Series, X Team Racing achieved impressive results during its debut campaign in NASCAR K&N Pro Series competition – NASCAR’s top developmental division – including one race victory, three poles, placed fourth, fifth and sixth in owners points in the championship and secured Rookie of the Year honors.
For 2012, the Statesville, N.C. – based team solidifies its goal of becoming a gateway for young Latin American drivers to reach the top level in NASCAR by continuing its relationship with Brazilian Carlos Iaconelli and Mexican Daniel Suarez. Suarez, 20, from Monterrey, Mexico, joined X Team Racing for the final four K&N Pro Series East races last year, earning three top-10 finishes and a best finish of fifth at Columbus Motor Speedway, while Iaconelli, 24, from Sao Paulo – Brazil is in your first season as a Stock Car driver.
Geraldo Rodrigues (Team Principal and Owner): Brazilian businessman who started working with Sports Marketing in 1986. Geraldo has been involved in motorsport representing Brazilian Drivers. In 1992, he founded ReUnion Sports & Marketing. ReUnion was born becoming the first Brazilian company focused in Motorsports, working with many drivers as: Barrichello, Tony Kanaan, Enrique Bernoldi, Ricardo Zonta, Luciano Burti, Tarso Marques and Gil de Ferran. Today he is also a partner of the newest Brazilian Entertainment company, XYZ Live.
Robert Huffman (Team Director and Partner): A former Nascar Driver from Claremont, North Carolina. He won five championships in NASCAR’s Goody’s Dash Series, and was the first driver in NASCAR to have Toyota support. He drove in the Nascar Busch Series with selected events between 1991 and 1993, raced in two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races in 1997. He returned to the series full-time in 2004, and drove the #12 Toyota Tundra in 2005 in 14 events. In 2010, Robert was Darryl Wallace Jr crew chief in the Nascar K&N Series with Revolution Racing.
Miguel Abaroa (Marketing Director and Partner): From Monterrey, Mexico. He has experience in business development and managing companies. In 2010, he founded Starbeast Motorsports, and brought Indian driver Narain Karhikeyan to race in the NASCAR Truck Series. The project aimed for international marketing and sponsorship flow from India to the US and viceversa. Karhikeyan, with only a partial schedule, won the most popular driver award in the series and his races where televised live in India.