Suárez Captures Third Top Ten in a Row at Bristol


Daniel made his sixth career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway this past weekend earning his third Top 10 career finish in a row.

Daniel Suárez started Stage 1 from the 20th position and ended the stage 12th. Suárez didn’t pit during the Stage 1 break and began Stage 2 in the eighth position. Suárez worked his way up to sixth before his No. 41 Mustang tightened up, and he slipped back to eighth. He pitted during the Stage 2 break from 10th for fuel, four tires and adjustments. Unfortunately, Suárez received a speeding penalty and was sent to the rear of the field in 17th. For the final stage, the Mexico native began the final stage in 17th and concluded it in eighth.

“Today was difficult. We made a lot of mistakes that we were lucky to overcome and finish in the top-10. I’m proud of that. We have to keep getting better, but it’s kind of good that we’re making these mistakes now so we can clean them up and be stronger in the second part of the season. We have a very good team and great racecars, and it’s always good to perform well. Today, we had a lot of speed. I felt like we had top-five speed at times, and when we’re not very good we still had top-10 speed and that’s where we ended up. After all of those mistakes, it was still a decent day.”


Event: Food City 500 (Round 8 of 36)
Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval)
Format: 500 laps, broken into three stages (125 laps/125 laps/250 laps)
Start/Finish: 20th/8th (Running, completed 500 of 500 laps)
Point Standing: 12th (210 points, 151 out of first)