NASCAR driver Max Gutierrez and his younger brother, Federico, were both involved in a deadly traffic accident Sunday in Mexico leaving 17-y-o Federico dead.
Max, 20, and Federico, 17, were traveling in a Porsche Boxster near the vicinity of Valle de Bravo.
The brothers were about 60 miles west of Mexico City when the car collided with a Ford Explorer pickup truck.
17-y-o Federico was pronounced deceased at the scene. His brother, Max was transported to the hospital via helicopter however is expected to be discharged soon.
Gran pesar en el automovilismo por el fallecimiento del joven piloto Federico Gutiérrez. Mis condolencias a su familia, en especial a Max, su hermano, a sus amigos y compañeros, y a toda la familia Nascar en México. Dolorosa pérdida. pic.twitter.com/mcc0J3G2qV
— Luis Manuel López (@chacho_lml) January 30, 2023
“AM Racing extends our sincerest condolences to the Gutierrez family on their loss of their son, Federico,” AM Racing stated.
“Fico was an extended member of the AM Racing family, often joining his brother Max trackside last season and we will forever cherish those memories.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are not only with the family, but also with Max during his recovery and grieving process.”
— Rette Jones Racing (@RetteJones30) January 30, 2023
Max Gutierrez the 2018 Truck Mexico Series champion and the 2020 NASCAR Mexico Challenge Series champion, has run a handful of NASCAR Truck and ARCA Menards Series races in recent years.
Federico, nicknamed “Fico,” made his racing debut in the US back in 2021 in a Late Model race.
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