Suárez 36th at Charlotte Roval


Power Steering Issues Drop 99 Team from 2023 Championship Chase.

Date: October 9th, 2022

Event: Bank of America Roval 400 (Round 32 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway (2.28-mile road course)

Format: 109 laps, broken into three stages (25 laps/25 laps/59 laps)

Start/Finish: 3rd / 36th (running, completed 107 of 112 laps)

Point Standing: 10th with 2162 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 36th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Roval at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
  • The points accumulated in the three Round of 12 races were enough for Ross Chastain (+6 points) to advance to the next round of the playoffs while Suárez fell (-9 points) short of advancing.
  • Both Trackhouse Chevrolets were very fast Sunday with Suárez finishing third and fifth in the first two stages. But steering issues when the final stage began saw Suárez fall off the pace and laps behind the leaders. Suárez ended the race five laps behind the leader.
  • Kyle Larson, Austin Cindric and Alex Bowman joined Suárez in being eliminated playoff contention Sunday. Each eliminated driver will continue to race for the best possible season-long standing, with final point positions fifth-through-16th still up for grabs.
  • The next round, called the Round of 8, begins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16 and includes races at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Oct. 23, and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 30. when four more drivers will be eliminated.
  • The remaining four drivers after Martinsville will race for the championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 6.


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

“[Today was] very tough. The second half of the race was probably the most difficult race I’ve driven in my life, but it is what it is. Unfortunately, me as a driver, that’s something that’s out of my control.

The first half of the race was good; and then we had a mechanical failure with the steering and after that, it was game over. It’s very disappointing to lose a race like that. Our No. 99 CommScope Chevy was good; it was fast. I felt like it was going to be an easy transition based on the speed that we had, but once we lost the steering, I was just trying to survive. My arms are destroyed right now. My hands are destroyed. It’s just unfortunate.”