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Mexico's Perez racing close to home

Updated: November 16, 2012, 7:48 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Mexico's Sergio Perez is nowhere near the top of the points standings, yet he might be the most popular driver at the U.S. Grand Prix because it's so close to his native country.

"I feel very happy to be so close to home. I left Mexico at a very young age. All these (other drivers), they always do a race to two during the year in their own countries and they have done all their careers in their countries," Perez said.

"I will have all my family, even my grandmother ...

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