Suárez Brings It Home 21st at Phoenix


Date: March 14th, 2021

Event: Instacart 500 (Round 5 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Phoenix Raceway (1.022-mile oval)

Format: 312 laps, broken into three stages (75 laps/115 laps/122 laps)

Start/Finish: 27th / 21st (completed 312 of 312 laps)

Point Standing: 24th with 74 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 21st in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway.
  • The finish moved Suárez to 24th in the driver standings after five races.
  • Suárez started the race in 27th and finished 24th in Stage 1 and 23rd in Stage 2.
  • The No. 99 crew used the first half of the race to make adjustments to help the car turn on the track’s flat corners.
  • Suárez remained on the lead lap until 23 laps to go in the second stage. Instead conceding, the No. 99 raced hard and Suárez drove by leader Joey Logano on the final lap of the stage to return to the lead lap.
  • The No. 99 remained on the lead lap the remainder of the race.
  • Suárez climbed as high as 17th late in the race.
  • Suárez and the NASCAR Cup Series return to action Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


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

“I felt like the car was decent the majority of the race. The car was driving pretty good. I was pretty happy with the balance of the car on the long run; the short run wasn’t that great. We made some adjustments in the last 80 laps and I wasn’t very happy with it. But, all-in-all, really proud of my guys and we have to keep getting better. We had a few mistakes on pit road; lug nuts and stuff like that. Decent day, but we just have to keep getting better.”