Suárez Secures Top 5 at Texas


No. 99 Team Rallies to P5 Finish in Tricky Race at Texas.

Date: April 14th, 2024

Event: Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 (Round 30 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)

Format: 267 laps, broken into three stages (80 laps/85 laps/102 laps)

Start/Finish: 17th / 5th (running, completed 267 of 267 laps)

Playoff Standings: 18th with 210 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished fifth in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth.
  • It was a battle of attrition Sunday in the 400-mile race that saw 16 cautions for 72 laps and sent the race into a green-white-checkered finish followed by two overtimes.
  • Both Trackhouse drivers battled in the top five through the regulation and extra laps, but hopes of good finishes for both drivers ended on the backstretch in the final overtime when Ross Chastain was spun by another driver.
  • Suárez struggled with handling for most of the day but used some late-race strategy and benefited from a caution that propelled him into the top 10.
  • In the final 30 laps of regulation, Suárez drove from 17th to fourth and remained in the top six until the checkered flag.
  • Sunday marked the second top-five finish of the season for the No. 99 team.
  • The next Cup Series race is on Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.


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

“It was tricky. I thought we were going to be pretty strong, and we were pretty good in the first run. Then in the first green-flag cycle, I don’t know what happened to the car because we were super loose. And then after that, we started making adjustments and we got the car better. We started making progress and we got a penalty, and we went to the back again. We started making progress and we had another bad pit stop. It was just not a very clean day at all. It was a good result at the end of the day because the strategy worked out good, and we got a couple of good restarts. But we have some work to do. We have to continue to in order to move forward.”