Suárez Returns to his Roots, Wins the King Taco La Batalla en El Coliseo


Suárez Wins Historic Mexico Series Race in LA

Date: Feb. 3rd, 2024

Event: King Taco La Batalla en El Coliseo

Series: NASCAR Mexico Series

Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (0.25-mile oval)

Format: 150 laps

Start/Finish: 6th / 1st (Running, completed 150 of 150 laps)


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez won in the Mexico Series race that followed the Clash taking the lead for the first time with 30 laps to go and never relinquishing it. It marked his first race in the series since 2014.
  • The victory, his 11th in the Mexico Series, came after Suárez qualified outside the top-22 during group qualifying and joined 13 drivers who did not make the Clash’s 23-car starting field.
  • NASCAR ran the Clash Saturday night instead of Sunday due to severe weather expected the next three days in the Los Angeles area.
  • The 2024 NASCAR regular season begins Feb. 18 with the 66th running of the Daytona 500.


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

“Man, this really means a lot. Thank you fans for coming last-minute. It really means a lot. The people who know me, they know that this race means a lot to me. All these drivers, all these teams … I grew up with this. If it wasn’t for this series — NASCAR Mexico — I wouldn’t be in the Cup Series today. So, thank you NASCAR Mexico, thank you all the drivers, thank you to the fans. You make me feel at home.”