For the second time in a row, now in Monterrey, Fico got to P2 in the NASCAR Challenge Category after advancing more than 20 positions in the overall standing.
After a complicated race and advancing 11 positions in the overall standing, Max got the 7P in NASCAR Mexico during the 7th race of the series in Monterrey.
This weekend, the Gutierrez Brothers are getting ready for the 7th race of the Nascar Cup Series in Mexico that will take place in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon with a program full of activities.
On this occasion, Max will join the Speedy Bear Brigade in an event of the NASCAR Foundation that will take place on the 26th and will benefit children in of the most important hospitals in Nuevo Leon.
As for the 27th and 28th, both Fico and Max are ready to take the track in Monterrey after a difficult race in San Luis Potosi in which Fico got the podium for the first time in the NASCAR Challenge category.
• Fico reaches P2 in Nascar Challenge.
• Max maintains his position in the Nascar MX top ten.
During the sixth date of the Nascar Series circuit in Mexico, Federico Gutiérrez reached the podium for the first time in this season during the final stage of a difficult race in the Super Ovalo Potosino.
On the other hand, Max achieves the 7th place with a very solid race that lasted 213 laps and almost completed the two hours of duration.
Fico and Max are focused and continue preparing for the following races and improving results in the final ranking of the circuit in Mexico.
LONG POND, Pa: Former NASCAR Mexico Challenge Series champion Max Gutiérrez returned to AM Racing this past weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway determined to contend for his second consecutive top-10 finish and while circumstances prevented the goal from being accomplished, the former ARCA Menards Series East race winner continued to turn heads.
With Pocono Raceway being the opposite of the tight confines of the 1.33-mile Nashville Superspeedway, Gutiérrez knew he had his work cut out for him at the 2.5-mile triangular track.
And any hopes of learning the track in practice and qualifying were hampered when Mother Nature soaked the Long Pond, race track on Friday afternoon canceling practice and qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Starting the race based on the metrics set forth by the previous Truck Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Gutiérrez lined up 27th in his No. 22 Inspectra Thermal Solutions Inc. Chevrolet Silverado RST despite not competing in the series’ most recent race in Lexington, Ohio.
Once the green flag dropped on Saturday afternoon, Gutiérrez fell into a comfortable rhythm and a quick 60-lap race circled quickly.
Through pit strategy and leadership from crew chief Jamie Jones, Gutiérrez propelled himself into the top-20 but eventually settled for a respectable 21st place run at the checkered flag.
“I really wish we had the benefit of practice and qualifying to get some extra lap times on the track,” offered Gutiérrez. “Track position proved to be everything but I am so appreciative to the AM Racing team for bringing me a fast and competitive truck.
“I just wish we had more laps. With another 15 to 20 laps, we easily should have been able to finish inside the top-15, but unfortunately 60 laps go by in a hurry. I cannot thank Inspectra Thermal Solutions Inc., TOUGBUILT and all my partners enough for making my third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race possible.”
AM Racing team principal Kevin Cywinski offered, “Max did fantastic. It was such a bummer that rain kept him off the track on Friday but to adapt as quickly as he did to such a demanding track as Pocono Raceway spoke volumes for his ability.
“Without a doubt if we had another 20 laps or so we would have had a much better finish. We know he’ll take the knowledge and experience of this race and apply it to his next opportunity.”
• Gutierrez will share program with other NASCAR figures.
• The event will take place on July 22nd at the Please Touch Museum.
Max Gutierrez will be part of the NASCAR’s Drivers Showdown at the Urban Youth Racing School Grand Prix of Philadelphia that will take place this Friday July 22nd at 02:00 pm at the Please Touch Museum located in the Fairmount Park.
In the event, UYRS and its partners will create an interactive STEM Midway and present a program full of interactive events with the purpose of introducing young, inner-city children to the world of motorsports.
Along with NASCAR figures like Kyle Larson, William Byron, Alex Bowman and Ross Chastain, Max Gutierrez makes an important contribution to the event as a Mexican young driver who is achieving a big role in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series after his debut in Charlotte’s Motor Speedway and getting to the top ten in the Nashville’s Superspeedway after starting in last position in a remarkable race.
The UYRS Grand Prix is a free event with donations accepted and you can check the complete program and details in the link below.
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