Carlos Pardo

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Carlos Pardo
Born(1975-09-15)September 15, 1975
Mexico City, Mexico
DiedJune 14, 2009(2009-06-14) (aged 33)
Autódromo Miguel E. Abed
Amozoc, Puebla, Mexico
Cause of deathRacing accident
Achievements2004 NASCAR Corona Series Champion
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
1 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish143rd – 2006
First race2006 Telcel-Motorola 200 (Mexico City)
WinsTop tensPoles
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Carlos Pardo
Born(1975-09-15)September 15, 1975
Mexico City, Mexico
DiedJune 14, 2009(2009-06-14) (aged 33)
Autódromo Miguel E. Abed
Amozoc, Puebla, Mexico
Cause of deathRacing accident
Achievements2004 NASCAR Corona Series Champion
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
1 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish143rd – 2006
First race2006 Telcel-Motorola 200 (Mexico City)
WinsTop tensPoles
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Carlos Alberto Pardo Estévez (September 15, 1975 – June 14, 2009) was a Mexican stock car racing driver from Mexico City. He was the first driver to win the NASCAR Mexico Corona Series championship.[1]

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Career

Pardo won 10 of his 74 NASCAR Mexico Corona Series starts and had 8 poles. He won the championship in 2004.[2] He was third in standings in 2005 and 2006.[3] Pardo competed also in six races in the NASCAR Camping World Series East in 2004 and 2005 and raced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2006.[2]

Death

During the 97th lap of a 100-lap NASCAR Mexico Corona Series race at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed in Amozoc, Puebla, on June 14, 2009 Pardo was hit by Jorge Goeters,[4] which caused him to lose control of his car and he crashed sideways into the end of a lower retaining wall[5] at over 200 km/h.[6] The car was virtually destroyed on impact.[7] He was transported to a local hospital by helicopter, where he was pronounced dead. He was declared the winner of the race since he was leading the race at the last completed lap before the accident occurred, beating Goeters by 0.044 seconds.[2] Pardo, driving for Motorcraft team, had started the race from the last row.[8] He is survived by wife Ana, and an infant child.[9]

Pardo's brother Ruben also competes in the NASCAR Mexico Corona Series,[2] and finished sixth in the race that his brother won posthumously.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
First season
Desafío Corona Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Jorge Goeters