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      Axalta Racing activity kicks off in Mexico

      The 2019 NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series season started the last weekend of March at the Autódromo Monterrey, with experienced driver Michel Jourdain Jr. of the Axalta Racing team taking part in the first of 12 races set for this year’s campaign.

      This first date had a unique format as drivers from both the NASCAR PEAK and the Challenge series competed in the same race, adding about 50 cars on the track — a format that could be repeated in the future due to the initial success.

      The Axalta Racing driver had a difficult weekend starting on Saturday when, due to rain at the racetrack, he could not participate in the classification and ended on Sunday with a tire puncture that did not allow him to continue.

      The next race will run on May 4 and 5 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, where the Mexican pilot will look to change his luck.

      The opener was the start of a busy 2019 for Jourdain in Mexico, where in addition to competing in NASCAR, the Axalta driver will also race a Freightliner truck within Super Copa, a new series that will seek to position itself within the Mexican public’s taste for motorsports.