Daniel Suárez Trackhouse Racing St. Louis Race Advance

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No. 99 Freeway Insurance Chevrolet driver Daniel Suárez is looking for just a little bit of luck Sunday when the NASCAR Cup Series races at World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis.

The No. 99 Trackhouse Racing team arrives in St. Louis after a 23rd-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte on Monday.

But the result only tells part of the story.

Suárez raced from 24th into the top four and appeared to be one of the cars destined to battle for the victory.

But a lap 177 spin by Kyle Busch collected Suárez and the damage caused to the front and underneath of his car was too extensive to keep up the earlier pace.

Suárez stayed on the lead lap and finished a respectable 22nd, certainly not what he expected in the race’s early going. 

He hopes that luck will change Sunday at the 1.25-mile track in Madison, Illinois – just five minutes from downtown St. Louis. Last year, Suárez drove from the back of the field to the top five, but saw his chances for victory go away with a broken jack on a pit stop with just over 50 laps remaining in the race.

It’s going to be a busy week for Suárez.

He’s visiting the street circuit in Detroit on Thursday and Friday logging some practice laps in the TeamSLR Trans Am car in preparation for the Cup Series Chicago Street race on July 2. 

He’ll fly to St. Louis Friday night then practice and qualify the Cup Series car on Saturday. 

At 3 p.m. CDT Saturday he’ll visit the Freeway Insurance store at 3431 Nameoki Road in Granite City, Illinois for an autograph session and to meet fans. He and Freeway Insurance have been holding autograph sessions whenever Suárez is racing its No. 99 paint scheme. 

FS1 will broadcast Sunday’s race at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

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