Joliet, Illinois, September 17, 2016.- Daniel Suarez won fourth place this Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway in competition for Safety Drive 300, won by Erik Jones.
After starting in the second place, the pilot Telcel showed great consistency to stay in the top-5, however a setback on track in the first quarter of competence urged him to go to pits to make adjustments in his flashy car, which was the image of Michelangelo, character Ninja Turtles.
The Joe Gibbs Racing did a good job in the pits Oval Joliet, close to the bustling city of Chicago, and gave Suarez a car, labeled with the # 19 ARRIS, with which he could climb from the chasms to get again to the top-10.
Competition, plagued by yellow flags, eight in all that extended by 38 of the 200 laps scheduled at Chicagoland, was the last regular season before the Chase a playoff in which 12 drivers will define the champion of NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning Kenutcky next week.
Daniel concluded in the second position of the championship with 832 points, behind the absolute leader Elliott Sadler, who got the third position on Saturday to reach 891 units.
Suarez had a busy weekend in the Windy City, as the Friday night ran the Truck Series, where he finished in eleventh position after an unfortunate strategy that left him no chance after going fighting for the win with Kyle Busch in the last laps.
Daniel Suarez (Toyota Camry #19 ARRIS):
"We had problems at the start and the car was never the same after that. At the end we were very strong. Now we must think about the Chase. We are ready to fight every weekend for the championship".