It’s been an eventful seven races to open the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season for the newly formed Trackhouse Racing team.
Owner Justin Marks announcing Pitbull as a co-owner and welcoming primary sponsors like CommScope and Camping World to join iFLY, Chevrolet and Coca-Cola have served as some of the off-track highlights, but the team’s on-track success is what may be the surprise of the season.
The combination of driver Daniel Suárez and the No. 99 Trackhouse crew led by Travis Mack have started strong out of the gate and peaked with a fourth-place finish at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on March 29. The fourth- and second-place stage finishes and leading 58 laps came despite Suárez having never raced a car on dirt until the week before when he tested a street stock at a quarter-mile dirt track.
The Bristol race marked the second consecutive race the No.99 Chevrolet Camaro raced at the front of the field. The previous week at Atlanta Motor Speedway the team saw a top-five finish ruined when a speeding penalty on pit road late in the race.
After enjoying a rare off-weekend this weekend, the Trackhouse team returns to action under the lights Saturday night April 10 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The half-mile paper-clipped shaped track is one of the toughest on the circuit.
FS1 will broadcast the race at 7:30 p.m.
Trackhouse Racing PR