Suárez Captures Third-Place Finish at Texas


Daniel made his fifth career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this past weekend earning his first top-five of the season and his first top-five in five career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Texas.

Daniel Suárez started Stage 1 from the fourth position after a strong qualifying performance and ended the stage seventh to earn four bonus points. The No. 41 driver started Stage 2 in 17th and completed it in third to accumulate eight bonus points. The Ruckus driver began the final stage in second, led the field in three occasions and concluded it in third, a season best.

“I’m happy with today. The entire weekend was strong for us, and we had the speed all weekend long in the Ruckus Ford. I feel like we had for sure a top-five car and at times probably the best car out there on the long runs. We were just trying to find the right balance back and forth, but I’m just very proud of everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing and Ford Performance, and especially the 41 guys. They worked extremely hard to bring a good piece for Texas and we did it, so I’m grateful.”

Event: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Round 7 of 36)
Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (1.5-mile oval)
Format: 334 laps, broken into three stages (85 laps/85 laps/164 laps)
Start/Finish: 4th/3rd (Running, completed 334 of 334 laps)
Point Standing: 14th (180 points, 130 out of first)