P12 for Suárez at Texas


Minute Maid Driver Scores Stage Points, Battles with Handling in Final Stage

Date: September 25th, 2022

Event: Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 (Round 30 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)

Format: 334 laps, broken into three stages (105 laps/105 laps/124 laps)

Start/Finish: 10th / 12th (running, completed 334 of 334 laps)

Playoff Standings: 7th with 3045 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 12th in Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
  • Sunday marked the fourth race of the 2022 playoffs and first of three races in the Round of 12. Two races remain in the Round of 12 when four of the 12 playoff drivers will be eliminated.
  • Suárez is seventh of the 12 drivers with 3,045 points, four points above the final transfer position.
  • Both Trackhouse Chevrolets showed speed throughout the race earning bonus points (15 for Ross Chastain and 13 for Suárez) in the first two stages. There were a record number of cautions with many accidents involving several leaders cutting tires.
  • Suárez struggled with handling in the final stage but avoided the trouble many others could not avoid.
  • Suárez started the race in 10th on Sunday. The Minute Maid Aguas Frescas driver showed good speed and avoided the five cautions in the 100-lap opening stage to finish fourth, earning seven bonus points.
  • Suárez pitted during the break and started the second stage in the back of the field before using speed and strategy to return to the front of the field. A 10-lap shootout after a caution saw Suárez finish fifth to earn six bonus points.
  • Lightning paused the race 56 minutes before the final stage.
  • The next race is Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.


Daniel Suárez, driver of the No. 99 Minute Maid Aguas Frescas Chevrolet Camaro for Trackhouse Racing:

“It was a tough day for our Aguas Frescas Chevrolet. We got decent points, but the car wasn’t what we were hoping for. The entire weekend, we were kind of off. The car had good speed, but the balance of the car wasn’t good. We just have to continue to work. I think we had a decent points day. We just have to continue to work and get better.”