Suárez Comes Home 23rd in Tough Afternoon at Richmond


99 Quaker State Chevrolet Fast on Virginia Short Oval Despite Result.

Date: April 2nd, 2023

Event: Toyota Owners 400 (Round 7 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Richmond (Va.) Raceway (.75-mile oval)

Format: 400 laps, broken into three stages (80 laps/155 laps/165 laps)

Start/Finish: 20th / 23rd (running, completed 400 of 400 laps)

Point Standing: 17th with 158 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 23rd in Sunday’s 400-lap NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.
  • The result puts Suárez 17th in the 2023 point standings.
  • Suárez had a fast car for most of the race, but he ran out of new tires at the end of the race and dropped from 15th to 23rd during the final restart on the older tires.
  • At one point Suárez was the fastest car on the on the D-shaped, .75-mile oval.
  • Suárez raced into the top-10 in the first stage before making an extra pitstop and climbing back to 15th.
  • In Stage 2, Suárez fell off the lead lap after contact with leader Kyle Larson on pit lane before he returned to the lead lap and finished 13th.
  • Rain canceled all practice and qualifying Saturday.
  • The next race is Sunday, April 9 on Fox at 7 p.m. EDT at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt.


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

“That’s not the finish we wanted today. We had a much better Quaker State Chevrolet than where we finished. But we will learn from it and move on to Bristol next week.”