Homestead, Fla., November 19, 2016. - Arris driver Daniel Suarez had a masterful performance this Saturday at Homestead Speedway to win the Chase Grand Final and become a new NASCAR Xfinity Series monarch, earning a title Historic for Mexican motorsports.
There were 200 laps intensely fought in the oval of a mile and a half in length. The Mexican dominated more than half of competition, leading 133 total spins that were enough for him to win his third victory of the season and with that the championship of the series.
After 33 races, 27 top-10s, 19 top-5s, three pole positions and three wins, Daniel Suarez, in the # 19 ARRIS car, became the first Mexican to achieve a championship in one of The NASCAR national series.
In addition, Suárez gave Joe Gibbs Racing the second title in the series. And with tears running down his face raised the flag that identifies him as champion.
"I do not know if I can speak English right now. My family has always supported me, pushed me to be better. I am very proud of this team. I thank everyone in Mexico, I just can not believe it, "were the first words of Dany after getting out of the car, already a brand new champion of the category.
"When I was 18 years old when I was running in Mexico and winning races, my dad, Jimmy Morales and Carlos Slim gave me the opportunity to move to the United States, to learn English, to start a new life and to continue my dream. Thanks to them, I'm here right now, "said the new NASCAR Xfinity Series champion.
This was a well deserved title for Daniel Suárez, who arrived in Telcel Racing from a young age, for the 2010 season, just at 18 years old, and with the guidance of Carlos Slim Domit and Jimmy Morales, president and director of Escudería Telmex-Telcel, respectively, achieves this historic November 19 which can be considered one of the highest achievements of Mexican motor racing in history.