No. 99 Good Sam Chevrolet driver Daniel Suárez concludes the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Suárez and his first-year Trackhouse Racing organization have enjoyed an impactful season both on and off the track.
In 2021, he led laps on the highbanks of Daytona and shocked the NASCAR world by leading 58 laps on his first-ever drive on dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway in March.
Away from competition, Suárez and the Trackhouse team won the team Diversity Award, welcomed “Mr Worldwide in Pitbull” to the NASCAR world and started building a path that will open the sport to more fans.
As Trackhouse Owner Justin Marks has said, “We are just getting started.”
NBC will televise Sunday’s season finale at 3 p.m. ET.
But it won’t be a long offseason in the Cup Series.
Suárez will test the Next Gen car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Nov. 17-18 and compete in the non-points, invitational Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Feb. 6.
The kickoff to the 2022 season is the Feb. 20 Daytona 500.
In 2022, Suárez will be joined by teammate Ross Chastain and the team will operate out of its shop near the Concord, N.C. airport.
Notes of Interest
- In 2016, Suárez became the first Mexican driver to win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, claiming three victories at Michigan, Dover and the championship finale at Homestead-Miami.
- Suárez owns 84 Xfinity Series starts posting three wins, 33 top-five and 55 top-10 finishes.
- Suárez owns 28 Camping World Truck Series starts posting a win (Phoenix, Nov. 11, 2016) 10 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes.
- In the Cup Series, Suárez owns two poles (Pocono, July 16, 2018), (Kentucky, July 12, 2019.)
- Trackhouse co-owner Justin Marks competed in six Cup Series races with a best finish of 12th-place in the 2018 Daytona 500. He made 35 starts in the Xfinity Series posting a win, three top-five and seven top-10s. He won the Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 13, 2016 driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.
- Marks competed in 38 races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series posting four top-10s and capturing two pole awards. He joined four co-drivers in winning the 2009 Rolex 24 in the GT division
- Before turning a wheel, Trackhouse Racing became one of the more popular teams in NASCAR when it announced GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Pitbull had become a co-owner. Not only will he serve as an active partner on the Trackhouse executive team, but Pitbull also serves as a brand and philanthropic ambassador. Together, Marks and Pitbull will foster the launch of a racing-themed STEM curriculum within the SLAM! (Sports Leadership Arts and Management) inner-city charter schools — which Pitbull helped establish seven years ago.
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