Suárez Collected in Early Wreck at Atlanta


Finishes 36th in 400-mile Race After Lap 32 Incident

Date: July 11th, 2021

Event: Quaker State 400 (Round 21 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval)

Format: 260 laps, broken into three stages (80 laps/80 laps/100 laps)

Start/Finish: 27th / 36th (completed 243 of 260 laps)

Point Standing: 22nd with 284 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 36th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia.
  • The finish kept Suárez 22nd in the season standings after 21 races.
  • Suárez took the green flag in 27th and climbed several positions by lap 32.
  • That’s when Cody Ware created a chain reaction wreck after getting loose and making contact with Anthony Alfredo, causing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Suárez to lose control and slam into the wall.
  • The No. 99 team made repairs in the pits and returned Suárez to the track several laps behind the leader.
  • At the end of the first stage the team brought the No. 99 to the garage for further repairs before returning to the track.
  • Suárez ran the remainder of the race without incident.
  • There was no practice or qualifying for Sunday’s race.
  • The Cup Series returns to action Sunday, July 18 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. NBCSN will televise Sunday’s race at 3:30 p.m. EDT.


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

“I don’t even know what to say. I guess we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The guys did a good job keeping us racing. Just very disappointed because we knew we had a fast car. We will dig ourselves out of this hole. I can guarantee you that. We are bringing fast cars to the track. If we keep doing that we are going to be fine.”