Suárez Fast But Finishes 27th in Chicago


Strong Qualifying Result at Chicago Road Course; Brake Issues Complicate Race

Date: July 2nd, 2023

Event: Grant Park 220 (Round 18 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Chicago Road Course (2.14-mile road course)

Format: 100 laps, broken into three stages (20 laps/25 laps/55 laps)

Start/Finish: 5th / 27th (running, completed 78 of 78 laps)

Point Standing: 17th with 372 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 27th Sunday’s rain-shortened race, NASCAR’s first ever city street race held at the Chicago Street Course.
  • Suárez was one of the fastest on the street course throughout the race finishing sixth and seventh in the first two stages.
  • Trouble came at the beginning of the final stage when brake and steering issues combined with damage slowed his bid for victory and left him with a 27th-place finish.
  • The next race is Sunday’s Quaker State 400 available at Walmart at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. NBC will televise the race at 7 p.m.


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

“That was pretty frustrating because we had a really good Worldwide Express Chevrolet today. I thought we were going to be there at the end but we just had too many issues at the end to contend. I couldn’t be happier for Shane and everyone at Trackhouse. They gave us good cars all weekend and I think everyone noticed. I thought today was a fantastic event in Chicago and thank everyone for their hard work.”