Suárez Finishes 22nd at Bristol


No. 99 Coca-Cola Chevrolet Overcomes Early Damage

Date: September 18th, 2021

Event: Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Round 29 of 36)

Series: 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: 21st / 22nd (running, completed 498 of 500 laps)

Point Standing: 25th with 500 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 22nd in Saturday night’s 500-lap NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
  • Suárez is 25th in the season standings after 29 of 36 races.
  • Suárez started 21st Saturday and finished 26th in the first stage and 27th in the second stage.
  • He overcame fender damage sustained on lap 169 when several cars crashed in front of him.
  • Suárez drove hard and gained a few spots in the final stage, but couldn’t keep up with the blistering pace set by the leaders and ended the race in 22nd.
  • As part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month – Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 – Suárez drove a multicolored Coca-Cola paint scheme and wore a sombrero in pre-race festivities Saturday at Bristol.
  • The Cup Series will return to action Sunday Sept. 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NBCSN will televise Sunday’s race at 7 p.m. EDT.


Daniel Suárez, driver of the No. 99 Coca-Cola Chevrolet Camaro for Trackhouse Racing:

“It was a tough race. We dug ourselves a hole early in the race getting a lap down and getting some damage, but we did a good job of climbing out of it. At the start of the run we were free and at the end of the run we were just too tight.”