Heartbreak for Suárez at COTA after Dominant Stage 1 win


Power Steering Failure Ruins Suárez’s COTA Race Following Dominant Stage 1 Win.

Date: March 27th, 2022

Event: EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix (Round 6 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Circuit of The Americas (3.41-mile road course)

Format: 68 laps, broken into three stages (15 laps/15 laps/38 laps)

Start/Finish: 2nd / 24th (running, completed 68 of 68 laps)

Point Standing: 15th with 150 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 24th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
  • Suárez qualified second on Saturday, it was the best qualifying effort in Trackhouse Racing’s brief history.
  • He quickly showed his car was the fastest on the track leading all 15 laps and winning Stage 1.
  • It was his first stage victory at Trackhouse Racing and the team’s second of 2022.
  • Suárez restarted Stage 2 in 20th, but suffered a flat tire when he was spun in traffic in the first turn. He pitted his Chevrolet for repairs and finished Stage 2 in 37th.
  • In the final stage, Suárez began a slow march from the back of the field climbing to 17th by lap 40 when he reported he had lost all of his power steering.
  • He climbed to 12th but a flat tire with three laps remaining dropped him back through the field and he finished 24th.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series returns to action Sunday at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.


Daniel Suárez, driver of the No. 99 CommScope Chevrolet Camaro for Trackhouse Racing:

“I am so disappointed because we had a rocket ship today. But we got spun, and then the power steering went out and that made it hard. I am very happy for Ross and all of Trackhouse Racing. Especially happy for Justin Marks. It will be our turn soon. I hope the people at Trackhouse enjoy the victory.”