Suárez Wins in Sonoma, Becomes First Mexican to Win in the Cup Series


Suárez Locks himself into the 2022 Playoffs

Date: June 12th, 2022

Event: Toyota Save Mart 350 (Round 16 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile road course)

Format: 110 laps, broken into three stages (25 laps/30 laps/55 laps)

Start/Finish: 8th / 1st (running, completed 110 of 110 laps)

Point Standing: 17th with 366 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez won Sunday’s road course race at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
  • Suárez took the lead on the first lap of the final stage and led all but three laps in the stage on Sunday at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway to claim his first career victory and third for Trackhouse Racing in 2022.
  • He became the first Mexican driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race.
  • Suárez started eighth after qualifying on Saturday.
  • In the first stage, Suárez battled in the top 10 and pitted with a few laps in the stage to guarantee a better starting spot in the next stage.
  • Suarez finished 17th in first stage.
  • Suárez started sixth in the second stage and climbed to fourth midway through the stage. The driver of the No. 99 ONX Homes Chevrolet driver stayed at the front and finished fourth.
  • Suárez started second and took the lead on the opening lap of the final stage and held it for a majority of the race and earned his first Cup Series win.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series enjoys an off weekend before returning to action June 26 at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway.


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

“It’s a crazy day and I have so many thoughts in my head right now. I mean, it’s been a rough road. It’s been a rough journey in the Cup Series. These guys believe in me – Trackhouse Racing, Justin Marks, Ty Norris. Everyone that helped me to get to this point. A lot of people in Mexico – Jay Morales and Carlos Slim. My family, they never give up on me. A lot of people did, but they didn’t. I’m just very happy we were able to make it work.”