LONG POND, Pa. – On the heels of a stout top ten finish in his most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway last month, former NASCAR Mexico Challenge Series champion Max Gutiérrez returns to AM Racing hoping for more success in Saturday’s CRC Brakleen 150 at Pocono Raceway.
Set for a limited Truck Series schedule this season, Gutiérrez is primed and ready to take advantage of the next opportunity that awaits him, which is the tough and demanding 2.5-mile triangle of Pocono Raceway.
“I’m very excited to get back to racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and tackle Pocono Raceway with my AM Racing team,” said Gutiérrez. “There are no words to explain what the performance did for me at Nashville Superspeedway from a confidence standpoint, but when the engines come to life on Saturday at Pocono, the success at Nashville is a statement of the past and it is time to show that what we are capable of once again.”
While the layout of Nashville and Pocono could not be farther apart, Gutiérrez is relying on the experience of his AM Racing team to help him ease into his comfort zone from practice to qualifying, and then the 60-lap race.
“I’m heading to Pocono with a very open mind,” added Gutiérrez. “The track is insanely different from anything I’ve experienced before and with a short practice session, there isn’t a whole lot of time to get comfortable.
“I have been doing what I can to adequately prepare myself and hope that we can make gains throughout the weekend that will allow us to be in contention for a good finish once again.”
Gutiérrez’s third Truck Series start of 2022 will be supported by a roster of his longtime supporters not only in ARCA competition but throughout his racing career in his homeland of Mexico
“We are thrilled to continue to be a part of Max’s ongoing chapter in making the transition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and taking on Pocono this weekend,” said AM Racing team principal Kevin Cywinski. “Through our great relationship with Rette Jones Racing Development, we have been able to have success with Max this year and we look forward to continuing his steady progression and success in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series not only at Pocono but other select races in 2022.”