Trackhouse Entertainment Group today announced the formation of a new NASCAR Cup Series team that will make its debut at the DAYTONA 500 in 2021.
2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion and NASCAR Cup Series Veteran Daniel Suarez will be the driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. 99. The Trackhouse Racing Team has entered into an integrated operational alliance with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) that will enable it to utilize technology, intellectual property, human capital and engineering developed over decades of championship competition. Trackhouse will be powered by ECR Engines, which recently announced a merged research and development partnership with the powerful Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports team.
“Building a world-class NASCAR Cup Series team has been my dream for a long time,” said Justin Marks, founder and owner of Trackhouse Entertainment Group. “A lot of work has gone into getting to this point and I don’t think we could have ended up with better partners at RCR and Chevrolet, and with a more passionate and committed driver than Daniel Suárez. Daniel’s drive and hunger to reach the top of This sport is palpable every time I am in his presence. We are building a team of winners and Daniel has been successful almost every time he has sat on the winning team of a race. Now it is my job to offer him a car that will take him to him to the highest echelon of the sport.
“Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Suárez has proven his talents as a racing driver after moving to the United States from Mexico to pursue a professional career in NASCAR. His career has been highlighted by victories in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. After securing the Rookie of the Year award in 2015, Suarez won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship in 2016, becoming the first NASCAR national series champion to be born outside of the United States. In 138 NASCAR Cup Series races to date, Suárez has achieved 32 Top 10s and 8 Top 5s, in addition to two pole positions.
“I see in Trackhouse a great opportunity for me with a very strong group of people who share the same vision, commitment and goals that I have,” said Suárez. “Justin has been involved in the world of racing for more than 20 years and understands the secrets of the sport both as a driver and from the business side. I have learned a lot in recent years and have been very fortunate to be part of very good organizations. I have learned that this sport is about people and I know that we will work very hard to build a talented team. Also, having the support of a strong manufacturer like Chevrolet will be the key to our success. My goal is simple, I want to win. careers”.
NASCAR industry veteran Ty Norris will serve as President of Racing Operations. Norris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Trackhouse after serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Michael Waltrip Racing. The Trackhouse Racing Team enters the series during a transitional era in NASCAR history.
Fundamental to the Trackhouse Racing Team is a commitment to impact youth in minority communities in the United States. Through a significant contribution from the Marks Family Foundation, as well as the support of team partners, Trackhouse will design and execute an immersive STEM education initiative aimed at exposing America’s underrepresented youth to career opportunities in science, technology , engineering and mathematics. Using the NASCAR racing spectacle as a curriculum platform, Trackhouse will work with school districts, community organizations, and youth groups to build the most impactful roadmap for those who are inspired to pursue STEM careers.
“I believe deeply in the direction the NASCAR executive group is taking,” Marks continued. “There is a courageous and disruptive vision for the future shown in the incredible 2021 racing calendar and new ways of looking at a sustainable economic model culminating in the debut of the Next Gen 2022 car that will, in my opinion, lay the foundation for a spectacular value proposition for future owners, media partners, stakeholders and sponsors for decades to come. Everything Trackhouse will do in 2021 from a business development standpoint will be in the context of positioning ourselves to win races and championships as NASCAR embarks on a new chapter in 2022 and beyond. “
As Trackhouse builds a competitive framework for 2021, announcements will run on key partners and staff.
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