Suárez Earns 19th-Place Finish at New Hampshire


Daniel Suárez started the New Hampshire race from 13th and finished the first stage 10th. The No. 41 Haas Automation Mustang was free on entry and landing when the first caution of the race was displayed on lap 45. The 27-year-old reached the top-10 on lap 50 before slipping back after contact with another competitor, causing Suárez to have to work his way forward once again in the closing laps of the stage to finish 10th. During the Stage 1 break, Suárez pitted for fuel, four tires and adjustments. Unfortunately, a hiccup leaving his pit box dropped the Haas driver back to the 22nd position.

The No. 41 started stage 2 from the 22nd position and ended the stage in 11th. Suárez was working his way back through the field when a competitor put fluid on the track in front of him, causing him to spin and bring out the caution on lap 110. Suárez was in the 16th position when the third caution came out on lap 140. Crew chief Billy Scott made the call for the No. 41 machine to stay out in an effort to possibly earn bonus points. Suárez ended the stage in the 11th spot. During the stage break, he pitted for fuel, four tires and adjustments and fell back to 21st after varying pit strategies.

For the final stage the No. 41 started 21st and had to make an unscheduled pit stop from 17th on lap 181 for four tires, fuel and to check a vibration. The No. 41 team confirmed a loose wheel, and Suárez returned to the track one lap down. The final caution of the race was displayed on lap 266, where Suárez was one position shy of being the beneficiary of the free pass. The remainder of the race went green, and Suárez ultimately finished 19th in his Haas Automation Mustang.

“We had a fast Haas Automation Mustang today, but unfortunately we don’t have the result to show for it. We had that issue and it was hard to recover from, but the car had speed, which is good.” – Suarez

Date: July 21, 2019
Event: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Round 20 of 36)
Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon (1.058-mile oval)
Format: 301 laps, broken into three stages (75 laps/75 laps/151 laps)
Start/Finish: 13th/19th (Running, completed 300 of 301 laps)
Point Standing: 18th with 488 points, 295 out of first

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Gander RV 400 on Sunday, July 28 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The race starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


Source: Stewart Haas Racing