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CHARLOTTE, N. Jussi Jokinen Jersey .C. -- NASCAR will resurrect its series in Mexico behind new title sponsor Peak, an automotive products company seeking to boost its profile.The rebranded NASCAR Peak Mexico Series will mark its return with an exhibition race in Mexico City in December. The series plans to run a full championship schedule next year.The announcement Tuesday night in Mexico City was attended by Daniel Suarez, who used the series as a starting point that led to his current ride with Joe Gibbs Racing.Suarez is tied for the lead in the Xfinity Series championship. He spent four years racing in NASCAR Mexico and won 10 races before graduating to the national series level. Hes the first Mexican driver to win a national series race and lead a national series in points.While Suarez was winning races in the United States, the series he had competed in was dormant. NASCAR had operated a Mexico-based stock car series from 2004 to 2015 in coordination with the Mexican promoter OCESA. NASCAR will operate the series in 2017 with former driver Jimmy Morales as the promoter.NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve ODonnell said Tuesday night he believes the series is in a good position to be stable with the sponsorship and promoter partnerships.The future of NASCAR in the United States is going to be reliant on the Hispanic fan base, growing the sport outside of the United States as well, ODonnell said. The success we saw in Mexico with the drivers, particularly Daniel Suarez, we felt like we were just on the cusp of really growing things in Mexico. ... It wasnt a question of if [we will return] for us.We knew how important this market is to the future of NASCAR. It took us a little longer to put everything together, but to have a successful partnership, sometimes that does take time.Morales, president and CEO of motorsports representation company Escuderia Telmex-Telcel, has managed Suarez in his move from Mexico to NASCAR racing in the United States.Jimmy knows what it takes to be successful for a driver through what weve seen with Daniel, ODonnell said. Thats the model he wants to set up is what was the learning curve we had with Daniel, what did Daniel help us learn as well where we could make some improvements and put that together with this partnership.ODonnell said he envisions the series will have 10 races next year. While it has raced at Phoenix International Raceway in the past, ODonnell said he doesnt anticipate a return there in 2017.Well concentrate on Mexico [next year], but the goal really for the series is to be home base for Latin America, and the drivers who aspire to get into the [NASCAR] national series level would come here and compete, ODonnell said.NASCAR Mexico also has helped the development of Ruben Garcia Jr., who has three career Xfinity Series starts, and German Quiroga, who has 53 starts in the Camping World Truck Series.Lou Garate, vice president of partnership marketing for NASCAR, said he believes the return of the series in Mexico will bolster the popularity of stock car racing and provide opportunities for aspiring drivers and crew members.We want this to be a base, and if you can make it in NASCAR Mexico, you can make it in the U.S., Garate said.NASCAR Mexico did not run this year as NASCAR reassessed the program after nine seasons. 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WASHINGTON -- A season that was going nowhere for the New York Islanders is suddenly looking less dire, thanks the teams first three-game winning streak.Shane Prince, Brock Nelson and Jason Chimera produced three goals in less than 4 1/2 minutes of the third period Thursday, and Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves, helping the Islanders beat Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 3-0 one night after a victory over Sidney Crosby and the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.If you look at all the bad bounces and late games that we kind of blew, we could have a great record right now. Its unfortunate. Its just how our seasons went, said Prince, who broke a scoreless tie at the 16:45 mark of the final period after Casey Cizikas stole the puck from Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov.To be able to string three in a row together, especially the back-to-back against two of the best teams in the league, Prince continued, its huge for us and weve got to build off it and keep it going.New York entered with the fewest points in the Eastern Conference, including just one victory in eight road games.Obviously, theres still things that need to be cleaned up, Halak said, but I think we are heading in the right direction right now.Not only did he not dress for the Islanders 5-3 home win against the Penguins on Wednesday, he didnt even watch the third period, during which New York went from 3-0 ahead to tied, before pulling it out.I was trying to get a good sleep, Halak said.Hey, whatever works.He also joked that his best save Thursday came when Ovechkin put a shot off the post during a third-period power play -- part of an 0-for-6 showing for Washington with an extra man. The Capitals once-vaunted power play is 0 for 10 over the teams past two games, both losses.Whether theyre getting blocked or going over the net or wide -- sometimes, I think, when you dont have the results youre looking for, and youre used to having good success, which this grooup is, maybe you start trying to pick the corner a little bit too much rather than shooting for the second opportunity, Washingtons Matt Niskanen said. Alex Petrovic Jersey. Youve got to shoot it better or youve got to be at the net better or something, he said, because right now, were not getting it done.Ovechkin entered the final period with twice as many penalties called against him (two) as shots on goal (one) for the evening, and remained stuck on 199 career power-play goals.At the other end, Orlov acknowledged, I did two bad mistakes and it cost (us) the game.After his blunder led to the games opening goal, Orlov lost the puck in his own end, leading to Nelsons goal off a rebound of John Tavares shot. Exactly a minute later, former Capitals winger Chimera finished the flurry with his second goal in two games after having only one in the seasons first 21 games.We werent getting results. ... We put ourselves behind an 8-ball, Chimera said. But we saw some positive things.Game notes An apparent power-play goal by Washingtons Justin Williams at the end of the first period was disallowed when a replay showed the puck was still crossing the goal line when the clock hit 0.0. ... Capitals 2014 first-round draft pick Jakub Vrana made his NHL debut, skating on the second line and nearly scoring on his very first shift. Everything happened so quick, he said. ... It was Halaks first shutout of the season and 40th in the NHL. He led eighth-seeded Montreal to an upset of Presidents Trophy-winning Washington in the 2010 playoffs, and briefly played for the Capitals in 2014. ... Capitals F T.J. 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