Suárez 16th on Daytona Road Course


Leads First Two Laps in Trackhouse History

Date: Feb. 21th, 2021

Event: O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona (Round 2 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (14-turn, 3.61-mile road course)

Format: 70 laps, broken into three stages (16 laps/18 laps/36 laps)

Start/Finish: 35th / 16th (completed 70 of 70 laps)

Point Standing: 25th with 25 points


  • Daniel Suarez finished 16th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the road course at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
  • The finish moved Suarez to25th in the driver standingsafter two races.
  • Suarez started 35th and finished 24th in Stage 1 and 17th in Stage 2.
  • Suarez ran mid-pack most of the race before he took over the lead when he stayed on the track during the break before the final stage.
  • Suarez led laps 36 and 37 – the first laps led in Trackhouse Racing’s brief history.
  • The cars with newer tires dropped the No. 99 to 17th by the time he pitted again with 20 laps remaining.
  • Suarez pitted and restarted 34th with eight laps to go. He battled back to 16th in the closing laps.
  • Suarez and the NASCAR Cup Series returns to Florida for the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX,MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)


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

“That was a good run for us today. I felt like we kept making the car better and better. We were definitely better on long runs. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a lot of long runs until the end. It was fun to lead those laps. We want to do that a lot this year. We will keep working. We’ll be ready for Homestead next weekend.”