Daniel Suárezarrives at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hoping to restart a streak of consecutive top-10 finishes that ended last Sunday in an accident on the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Suárez started third and raced in the top-10 throughout Sunday’s race before contact from Christopher Bell with 16 laps remaining sent the No. 99 into the wall, dropping it off the lead lap and leaving it with a 33rd-place finish.
Suárez, 31, a native of Monterrey, Mexico entered the race after a 10th-place finish at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Oct. 1 and an eighth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 24.
“We certainly deserved a top-10 and maybe a top-five at Charlotte,” he said. “But you forget about last week and focus on this week. We have four races remaining in the season and we want to win as badly now as we did when the season started in Daytona.
“We have run better the last three races and I expect that to continue Sunday. There is a lot of racing left in 2023.”
In March, Suárez logged a 10th-place finish at Las Vegas where he has led 84 laps in 12 career starts.
He’s looking for even better results this weekend on the 1.5-mile oval in Las Vegas. His No. 99 will carry the Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge livery on Sunday. The famous Nashville Honky Tonk paint scheme has adorned Suárez’s Chevrolet several times in 2023.
NBC will televise Sunday’s race at 2:30 p.m. ET.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a busy time for No. 99 Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez and his corporate partners at Trackhouse Racing and NASCAR.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Suárez, 31, is the only Mexican driver to win a NASCAR championship (Xfinity Series, 2016) and a Cup Series race (Sonoma Raceway, 2022). To say he has been in demand is an understatement.
Longtime personal and team sponsor Freeway Insurance created digital and social media content with Suárez that now lives on its sites, SiriusXM Radio will feature Suárez in an hour-long interview that airs next weekend on its platforms beyond its NASCAR Channel, Worldwide Express asked Suárez to take part in its initiatives spotlighting Hispanic Americans, and NASCAR and several tracks have used Suárez in its month-long promotions.
Coca-Cola hosted Suárez in Atlanta for a daylong celebration and will outfit Suárezand the No. 99 Chevrolet in the Aguas Frescas paint scheme at the Charlotte Roval last weekend. Daniel’s Amigos, a program NASCAR, Coca-Cola and Suárez created to bring the Hispanic community to NASCAR races returned in Charlotte and will host another event in Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Oct. 22.
“I love being able to celebrate and share our culture on social media and at the racetrack,” said Suárez. “Everyone has been incredibly supportive. I am proud to be from Mexico and I am proud to live in America, a country that has given me and others this chance to pursue our dreams.”
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