The NASCAR world is mourning.
NASCAR driver Max Gutiérrez – who drove for AM Racing in four NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races – was involved in a car accident on Sunday (Jan. 29), and his brother, Fico, did not survive.
Max took to his Instagram stories in the late hours of Jan 30th to mourn his brother.
Max’s Instagram story translates to, “We say goodbye to you in family union and with a big smile…Always, friend.”
His story announced that services would be held Monday, January 30th at noon at J. García López Casa Pedregal in Mexico City, Mexico. Gutierrez later thanked fans for their support, saying, “Thank you all very much for your messages, support and understanding in these difficult times.”
Max and his brother Frederico, known to friends and family as Fico, were involved in a car accident in Mexico. They were in a Porsche Boxster driving in an area about 60 miles west of Mexico City, when they collided with a Ford Explorer pickup truck.
Fico did not survive the crash, while Max was airlifted to a Mexico City hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Max’s team, AM Racing, released the following statement:
— AM Racing (@AMRacingNASCAR) January 30, 2023
Fico, 17, was also a driver in the Mexico truck series and was a “rising star.”
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gutiérrez family.