Trackhouse Racing Advance – Kansas

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Race Notes

  • Busch Light Crocs at Kansas: Ross Chastain will be driving in ultimate comfort – and style – representing Busch Light’s partnership with leading footwear brand, Crocs. Along with Busch Light’s vibrant blue and white mountain landscape, the No. 1 car will display an iconic Crocs’ design complete with the essential ‘Sport Mode’ strap on the sides of the car. The paint scheme celebrates the release of Busch Light Crocs – two limited-edition sandal and clog styles featuring attached accessories like a roll-up koozie and bottle opener, giving 21+ fans everything they need to enjoy outdoor activities (like cracking open a cold one at a NASCAR race!) conveniently on their feet.
  • Busch Light Sweeps: Busch Light is continuing to give fans a chance to win every weekend throughout the season. Follow @BuschBeer on X and turn on notifications to find out how to enter. This weekend, you have a chance to win a pair of custom Busch Light Crocs and beer money.
  • Meet Chastain: On Saturday at 6:30 p.m. local time, Chastain will appear at Casey’s, 13000 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Wristband required – distribution at Casey’s at 9 a.m. day of appearance.
  • Kansas Stats: In Chastain’s 10 Cup Series starts at Kansas, he has a best finish of fifth. While driving the No. 1 Chevrolet for Trackhouse Racing, he has three top-seven finishes and a 13th-place finish. He’s also had a stellar qualifying run behind the wheel of the No. 1 at Kansas – he hasn’t started outside of the top-11. In his six Truck Series starts at Kansas, he has one win in May 2019.
  • Season Stats: Chastain has earned four top-10s in 11 races so far this season along with 65 laps led. He’s currently 10th in driver points.
  • NASCAR: Full Speed: Catch Chastain in the five-episode docuseries NASCAR: Full Speed on Netflix. The series documented portions of Chastain’s 2023 season on and off the track. All five episodes are currently available on Netflix.
  • Last Weekend at Dover: Chastain qualified 22nd at Dover and in a race that saw long green-flag runs, the Chevrolet driver reached the top-10 in the final stage. Unfortunately, in the final laps he was not able to hold onto a top-10 position and ended the day in 12th. 
  • 2023 Season Recap: Chastain won at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway in June and at the Phoenix Raceway season finale in November. He posted 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes in his third fulltime Cup season. The Alva, Florida native finished ninth in points.

Chastain Quotes:

What is racing at like at Kansas?

“Kansas was built like other mile-and-a-half tracks but it doesn’t race like them. It has progressive banking where it gets steeper the further up the track you go up closer to the wall. The winters in Kansas can be tough so that has a big bearing on how the track ages each year. I’ve only raced on the current pavement. I went there the first year of the current pavement in the Truck Series. I’ve gotten to progress with the asphalt there as it ages from super good stuff to where you wanted to stay in the rubber and now you’re looking to get away from the rubber. Now, you want to drive anywhere but where the vehicle in front of you is or where most cars aren’t running. I love the Kansas track. Sometimes I feel like I have to hang on to something so the wind doesn’t blow me away, and sometimes you feel like you’re going to get shoved in the wall because the wind gusts are so strong.”

What are restarts like at Kansas?

“Restarts at Kansas are wild. We have to stay above the white line until the start/finish line and then you can bail to the bottom. Going back to racing in the truck series, I’ve made plenty of three-wide going to the bottom to get position on guys. I’ve ripped the top, getting a run drafting in turn 1 and pulling out and being able to run wide open up there and get to the right rear quarter panel and get the pass done. Most vehicles you’re a lot of throttle all of the way to turn 3 on the restart.”

Suárez Notes

  • Suárez Passes Citizenship Test: The Monterrey, Mexico native passed the United States Citizenship test Monday in Charlotte and will take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony in the next few weeks when he will become a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States.
  • Trackhouse Welcomes Choice Privileges®: Choice Privileges®, the award-winning rewards program of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), makes its first appearance as a primary sponsor with Daniel Suárez and Trackhouse Racing on Sunday at Kansas Speedway. As part of the continued reinvigoration of the program, Choice Privileges® is offering exclusive VIP experience passes for races throughout the season. Choice Privileges® is increasingly strengthening rewards and opportunities for members following the successful college football, basketball, baseball and hockey experiences previously offered. 
  • Join Choice Privileges®: Throughout the season Choice Privileges® is offering exclusive redeemable experiences for members. The new experiences will include: access to the Trackhouse garage and pit road prior to the race; a tour of the garage and pit road; meet and greet with the pit crew and driver, Daniel Suarez; and pre-race hospitality with food and drink. For more information or to enroll in Choice Privileges®, visit
  • Choice Privileges® Schedule: Choice Privileges® schedule as the primary sponsor on Suárez’s No.99 includes Worldwide Technology Raceway near St. Louis on June 2, Richmond (Va.) Raceway on Aug. 11 and the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 13. 
  • Season So Far: Suárez is 18th in points and likely secured a place in the 2024 playoffs with his victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 25. 
  • Atlanta Victory: At Atlanta, he and runner-up Ryan Blaney were separated by 0.003 seconds at the finish line. It was the third-closest finish in series history, and with third-place Kyle Busch just 0.007 seconds behind the winner, it also stands as the closest finish among three cars in the history of auto racing. 
  • Trackhouse Victories: Atlanta marked Trackhouse Racing’s seventh win in the NASCAR Cup Series, and first at Atlanta. Chastain owns four victories, Suárez two and one for Shane van Gisbergen. 
  • Mexico Series: Suárez won the 150-lap Mexico Series race at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Feb. 3. It was his 11th victory. 
  • First Mexican to Win in Cup: Suárez became the first driver from Mexico (Monterrey) to win in the NASCAR Cup Series on June 12, 2022, at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. 
  • International Driver: He is one of six drivers not from the United States to win a NASCAR Cup Series race: Shane van Gisbergen (New Zealand), Marcos Ambrose (Australia), Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombia), Earl Ross (Canada) and Mario Andretti (Italy). Ambrose, Montoya, and Suarez own two victories each.
  • Cup Career Highlights: Suárez owns two victories (Sonoma 2022 and Atlanta 2024) and three Busch Light Pole Awards – Pocono (Pa.) Raceway July 2018, Kentucky Speedway July 2019, and on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway August 2023. 
  • English is a Second Language: Suárez came to America to race. He did not speak English when he arrived in Buffalo, New York. He is the only Spanish-speaking driver in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Suárez Quotes:

What do think about racing at Kansas?

“Kansas is going to be fun. It’s a mile-and-a-half track that produces great racing because you have the option of going to the bottom or going to the top. It’s a mile-and-a-half but it feels smaller because you can run everywhere.

“Our mile-and-a-half program has been pretty good this season. I think that will show this weekend.”

What is it like to pass the test getting closer to becoming a United States citizen?

“I passed my test on Monday! I studied a lot for it. There was a list of 100 questions and I had to answer six of 10 questions correctly. It took me seven questions to get six right. I missed the one about the Constitutional Convention, but got all the others correct. It was fun. When I was a kid I wasn’t a big fan of history class, but in studying for the citizenship test I found American history really interesting. I will be a dual citizen of Mexico and America. I am proud to be from Mexico and very thankful for the opportunities I have had in America to make my dreams come true.”

What are your thoughts on Choice Privileges® serving as the primary sponsor for the first time this weekend in Kansas?

“We have a fantastic family of partners at Trackhouse Racing and we are honored a company like Choice Privileges joined us. I hope we can give them a memorable first weekend with us. The paint scheme looks great!”

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