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News   March 31, 2023   by Auto Service World Staff

Rising Mexican Racing Star Set to Take on NASCAR

Andrés Pérez de Lara, a skilled Mexican racer, is rapidly becoming a valuable asset to the world of motorsport in his home country. His upcoming participation in major NASCAR competitions in the United States could potentially earn him international acclaim, making him a true golden boy of his sport.

At just 18 years old, a rising star in Mexican motorsport is quickly establishing himself in the industry. He began his journey at a young age and is deemed the successor to Daniel Suarez’s triumphs. Suarez dominates the NASCAR world of betting online. This former division series champion now holds the top spot in the sport, consistently proving to be the strongest competitor.

A New Era For NASCAR

Andrés Pérez de Lara made his debut in the world of karting, guided and inspired by none other than his father, Ricardo Pérez de Lara- a fellow racer and multi-champion. Through his racing career, he’s managed to set a record for the maximum number of races won for his country’s Mexican team, specifically under Escudería Telmex. After excelling at the low-level sports competition, Andrés took on the challenge of testing his skills in the next rung of the Formula car category.

Andy, as he is also referred to in the realm of motorsport, excelled in FIA F4 NACAM and stock racing, showcasing his finest performance in these particular races. Despite his brief career, he emerged as a champion in two of Mexico’s prime auto racing competitions, including NASCAR Mexico.

At the young age of 16, he emerged as NASCAR Mexico’s development class Rookie of the Year in 2021, thereby securing the top spot in the series. This remarkable feat catapulted him to stardom, and he became the youngest member of the Pérez de Lara family to shine bright in NASCAR Mexico, which falls under the Challenge category. Here, he won another victory in 2022.

Setting A New Pace

Andy’s impressive displays on the racetrack immediately drew the attention of some of the top domestic and international teams. At just 18 years old, he joined the elite class of Mexican motorsports, including the fiercely competitive drivers and seasoned veterans of NASCAR Mexico. But Andy’s journey was far from over.

Andy will extend his music control from Mexico to the U.S., while also competing in the ARCA Series. This particular competition serves as a stepping stone for budding NASCAR talents. The Diversity program of NASCAR includes Suarez, who was the inaugural Mexican driver to attain a championship in the NASCAR USA sector.

Andy’s presence within this department was no coincidence, as he was chosen after a rigorous selection process that only considers the top candidates. With a bright future ahead, Andy must overcome the challenges that lie in his path to excel in the Mexican and American NASCAR scenes.

A Rising Star Come To Life

The rising star will likely be able to count on the support of Suarez for years to come, even though they’ll be competitors. Suarez will remain in the top category of NASCAR racing, the NASCAR Cup, for many years after signing a multi-year contract with Trackhouse, the team he joined in 2021 and with which he achieved his first victory in 2022.

Suarez and Trackhouse announced the extension of his contract in February ahead of the start of activities for the 500 Daytona 2023. The race marked the beginning of the extensive calendar of the most-watched motorsport category in the U.S. Before they negotiated a new deal, the current contract was going to expire at the end of this year.

Suarez was Trackhouse Racing’s first driver when the operation debuted with a single car in the 2021 season. When the squad purchased the Ganassi facility from NASCAR for 2022, they expanded to two cars with the inclusion of Ross Chastain.

Suarez, with over 215 races to his credit, is the first racer born in Mexico to win a NASCAR Cup Series and the first non-U.S. racer to win a NASCAR Xfinity Series. He’s also the 2010 NASCAR Rookie of the Year and the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Rookie of the Year.

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