Suárez 12th on Sonoma Road Course


Puts on Late Charge, Survives Two Overtimes

Date: June 6th, 2021

Event: Toyota Save Mart 350 (Round 16 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Sonoma Raceway (2.52-mile road course)

Format: 90 laps, broken into three stages (20 laps/20 laps/50 laps)

Start/Finish: 15th / 12th (running, completed 90 of 90 laps)

Point Standing: 22nd with 293 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 12th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
  • The finish moved Suárez to 22nd in the season standings after 16 races.
  • Suárez started 16th and held his position in the early going before he pitted in the closing laps of Stage 1 to get better track position for the next stage.
  • He overcame a penalty that sent him to the rear of the field before he repeated the previous strategy at the end of Stage 2.
  • He started the final stage in 17th. That’s when his charge to the front began.
  • Suárez climbed as high as sixth in the final stage before making what he thought would be his final pit stop of the race with 30 laps remaining.
  • However, a series of cautions fell in the final laps that sent the race into two overtimes. On the final lap of the race it looked like the No. 99 would finish eighth, but contact with another car dropped him to 12th by the time the checkered flag fell.
  • The Cup cars did not practice or qualify for Sunday’s race. NASCAR determined the starting order based on a formula.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series return to action Sunday June 13 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for the NASCAR All-Star Open and Race. FS1 will broadcast the race at 6 p.m. EDT.


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

“It was an up-and-down day. I feel like we deserved a top-10 out of today. It was really hard there at the end, just pushing and banging. The car was good on the short run, but it was very bad on the long runs. We’ll have to keep working. We’ll try to make our cars a little bit better. I feel like today, we deserved a few spots better. I’m very proud of this team, we just have to keep getting better.”