June 15, 2009 / 3:08 AM / 10 years ago

Driver dies in Nascar Mexico race

MEXICO CITY, July 14 (Reuters) - A Mexican driver died on Sunday in a crash during a Nascar race in the state of Puebla, Nascar Mexico said on its web site.

Carlos Pardo, 33, who was leading the race in the last lap, lost control of his car when he was hit by another driver, sending him crashing against a barrier.

Nascar, the major auto-racing league in the United States, sanctions a Mexican version run by a joint venture.

Racers in Mexico, where the league is operated by entertainment giant CIE (CIEB.MX) and privately-held firm Selca, do not compete with American drivers. (Reporting by Carlos Calvo)

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