Kansas City, Kansas, October 15, 2016.- Daniel Suarez resolved as could an extremely difficult race on the oval of Kansas, to be located in the third position at the start of the second phase of the Chase, which defines the monarch of NASCAR Xfinity series.
No race is easy, but this Saturday at the 1.5-mile oval was quite a crossroads, almost a curse for most pilots Chase, who began the dispute of the four tickets to the next stage.
During the 200 laps, traffic and incidents, which generated 10 caution flags were a headache for drivers, so the Mexican had to drive with magic hands to avoid mishaps on track.
Justin Allgaier, Erik Jones, Ryan Reed, Brendan Gaughan and Darrell Wallace Jr. did not go well freed from the demands of Kansas and lagged behind in the fight for the pass to the next round of the playoffs.
In fact, only Elliott Sadler, who finished second, and Daniel Suarez made it out good supply points by adding 3039 units and take the lead in this second round, which now goes to Texas, on November 5, and ends in Phoenix, a week later.
The grand finale will be Nov. 19 at Homestead. Indeed it was an afternoon of extreme work for the pilot Telcel, for each yellow flag lost positions and no space on the track to climb. Towards the second half of the race, struggling to exit the bottom of the top-10 and get the leading group, with certain power in the # 19 ARRIS.
He had to go with a shoehorn and cold blood, and so did Daniel that towards the end he came to lead six laps, although he failed in the last rearrancada with the thrust of the winner Kyle Busch and Elliott Sadler, but negotiate a process so complicated with third place was more than creditable.
10 yellow flags totaled 51 laps of the 200 agreed in the Kansas Lottery 300, which had seven lead changes.
Daniel Suarez (car # 19 ARRIS):
"For some reason we lost a lot of power. I'm not sure what happened exactly and so stayed for about 25 laps, but I'm very proud of the whole team Joe Gibbs Racing. Everyone did a great job, they never gave up. I am very fortunate to be in this group".