Suárez 31st at Watkins Glen


Trackhouse Team Battles Handling and Battery Issues

Date: August 8th, 2021

Event: Go Bowling at The Glen (Round 23 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Watkins Glen (2.45­-mile road course)

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

Start/Finish: 21st / 31th (completed 88 of 90 laps)

Point Standing: 23rd with 407 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 31st on the road course in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
  • The finish kept Suárez 23rd in the season standings after 23 races.
  • Suárez took the green flag in 21st and reported his car could not to turn like he needed on the twisty circuit.
  • Suárez finished midpack in the first two stages as the No. 99 crew made several adjustments and an extra pit stop to aid the handling.
  • Suárez started the third and final stage in 24th and climbed into the top-five when he stayed on the track while many of the leaders pitted for fuel.
  • However, the No. 99 lost power coming down pit lane with 25 laps to go in the race.
  • After replacing a battery, Suárez returned to the track in 36th and a lap down to the leaders.
  • He climbed to 31st before the checkered flag.
  • There was no practice or qualifying for Sunday’s race.
  • Suárez and Trackhouse Founder Justin Marks raced in the Trans Am TA2 Series on the streets of Nashville (Tenn.) Saturday afternoon as part of the Music City Grand Prix weekend. Suárez ran at the front of the field before brake issues ended his race leaving him with a 26th-place finish. Marks finished fourth a half-second behind the winner Mike Skeen.
  • The Cup Series will return to action Sunday, Aug. 15 on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NBCSN will televise Sunday’s race at 1 p.m. EDT.
  • There will be practice on Saturday and qualifying on Sunday before the race that afternoon.


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

“That was a tough day for us. We worked to make the car turn better, but we couldn’t get it the way we wanted it. The battery problem knocked us off the lead lap and we didn’t have enough time to get it back.”