With his 21st career win, Vilarino brought Racing Engineering to Victory Lane in the team’s first ever NASCAR race.
The Spaniard started from pole position and kept the lead in the first corner of the in the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. Longin was able to pass Day early, moving from fourth to second. The three drivers put up a tough three-way battle for the lead that last the most part of the 72-kilometer race.
“It’s been a fantastic race,” said Vilarino, who led from flag to flag. “Thanks to the Racing Engineering team for giving me such a great car. In the beginning we were faster than everybody else, but then Stienes and Alon came back to my rear bumper. Stienes was much faster than me until his pace dropped off. I am really happy to win in front of my home crowd and for the fifth time here in Valencia.”