Suárez 36th in Daytona 500


Trackhouse Racing’s Inaugural Race Ends Early In 16-Car Wreck

Date: Feb. 14th, 2021

Event: Daytona 500 (Round 1 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval)

Format: 200 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/80 laps)

Start/Finish: 15th / 36th (Accident, completed 14 of 200 laps)

Point Standing: 36th with 4 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 36th in Sunday’s rain-filled, 63rd annual Daytona 500.
  • Rain paused the action on lap 15 before racing resumed nearly six hours later and ran to completion.
  • Michael McDowell earned his first victory in 358 NASCAR Cup Series races. He took the checkered flag after midnight local time.
  • Before the rain, Suárez started 15th and raced at the front of the field in the opening laps. A crash in front of him on lap 14 collected the iFly Chevrolet Camaro and he could not continue.
  • Sunday marked Trackhouse Racing’s inaugural race.
  • Trackhouse Racing co-owner Pitbull gave the “Gentlemen, start your engines” command on Sunday as part of his Grand Marshal duties.
  • Suárez and the rest of field return to action Sunday on the road course in Daytona.


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

“Sadly, we got caught in someone else’s mistake early on, and even though I made it through the wreck, my car got killed on the grass. So frustrating, such a shame. But at the same time I’m very excited for what is coming this year. I’m so fortunate to be part of such an amazing team that gave me a very fast 99 iFLY Chevy Camaro. We’ll bring another fast race car next weekend and go back to battle.”


Justin Marks, owner of Trackhouse Racing:

“It’s part of the game here in Daytona. You got to be good, but everyone knows you have to be lucky as well. Luck wasn’t quite on our side today but we are incredibly proud of the effort put forth by Trackhouse Racing.”


Pitbull, co-owner of Trackhouse Racing:

“The great thing is Daniel is OK. He was running a great race at that point. We have many more races my friends!”