Suárez Gets 5th Straight Top-15 at Pocono 2


Fifth Consecutive Top-15 Finish for First-Year Team

Date: June 27th, 2021

Event: Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 (Round 19 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Pocono Speedway (2.5-mile triangle)

Format: 140 laps, broken into three stages (30 laps/55 laps/55 laps)

Start/Finish: 8th / 15th (running, completed 135 of 135 laps)

Point Standing: 18th with 382 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 15th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway
  • The finish moved Suárez to 18th in the season standings after 19 races.
  • Suárez started eighth on Sunday and held his position in the first stage finishing ninth. He earned two bonus points.
  • Handling problems on the 2.5-mile track hindered progress and Suárez fell to 19th by the end of Stage 2.
  • He made a trip to pit road to top off the fuel tank before the final stage and then saved fuel the rest of the race.
  • As other cars were forced to pit for fuel in the closing laps, the No. 99 stayed on the track appearing ready to capture a top-10 finish.
  • But Suárez ran dry on the final lap losing several spots. He took the checkered flag at reduced speed in 15th.
  • Sunday marked the fifth consecutive top-15 finish for the Trackhouse Racing team. Suárez finished 13th in Saturday’s race at Pocono.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series return to action Sunday, July 4 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. NBCSN will televise Sunday’s race at 2:30 p.m. EDT.


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

“That was a tough day for us. We had high hopes, but our car was difficult to drive in traffic. We tried to stretch the fuel at the end and made it to the final lap. We had two decent finishes this weekend, but we want better. We will be ready next weekend for Road America.”