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Daniel Suárez Signs Extension With Trackhouse

Trackhouse Racing announced today driver Daniel Suárez has signed a multiyear extension that will keep the 31-year-old Monterrey, Mexico native behind the wheel at the Justin Marks-owned team.

“Obviously, everyone at Trackhouse Racing is pleased with the performance and professionalism of Daniel both on and off the track,” said Marks whose team begins its third year of competition Sunday in the 65th running of the Daytona 500.

“Culture has been of prime importance since the idea of Trackhouse existed only on a whiteboard in an office. Daniel has fulfilled every expectation and we look forward to the future. The best is yet to come.”

Terms of the agreement will remain private.

“Trackhouse is my home and I am very happy with this announcement,” said Suárez who begins his third season with Trackhouse and seventh in the Cup Series. “We are building something special on the No. 99 team and at Trackhouse Racing. We can’t wait to get the season started Sunday.”

Trackhouse Racing competed as a single car team with Suárez in 2021 with its cars housed at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, North Carolina. In June of 2021, Trackhouse announced the acquisition of Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR assets, a move that secured two full-time NASCAR Cup Series entries and cleared the path for expansion.

Trackhouse moved into its race shop in Concord, North Carolina and fielded the No. 99 for Suárez and the No. 1 Chevrolet with driver Ross Chastain in 2022.

Suárez and Chastain combined for three wins, 21-top five and 34 top-10 finishes last year in Trackhouse’s first season as a multicar team. Chastain’s second and Suárez’s 10th-place finish in the season standings were each career bests.

Suárez became the first Mexican driver to win a Cup race when he dominated the race at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway in June. He is the only Spanish-speaking driver in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Suárez became the first Latin American, as well as the first NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, to win a NASCAR national series title when he won the 2016 Xfinity Series championship.

In 2016, he became the first Mexican driver to win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, claiming three victories at Michigan, Dover and the championship finale at Homestead-Miami. He was the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year – the first Mexican driver to win the award.

In 2013, Suárez finished third in the ARCA Menards Series East final championship standings, the highest finish for an international driver in series history.

David Allen
David Allen
David is the owner of Racegear.com. David has worked with various media outlets over the years in both sports and technology.
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