Suárez 13th in Pocono’s Saturday Race


Second Race of Doubleheader Weekend Set for Sunday

Date: June 26th, 2021

Event: Pocono Organics CBD 325 (Round 18 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Pocono Speedway (2.5-mile triangle)

Format: 130 laps, broken into three stages (25 laps/52 laps/53 laps)

Start/Finish: 14th / 13th (running, completed 130 of 130 laps)

Point Standing: 19th with 358 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 13th in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway
  • The finish moved Suárez to 19th in the season standings after 18 races.
  • Suárez started 14th on Saturday and quickly showed he had a fast car by climbing into the top 10 early in the race.
  • Suárez finished eighth in the first stage to earn three bonus points.
  • Varying pit strategies jumbled the field in the second stage, but Suárez continued a fast pace.
  • In the final stage, Suárez took fuel only during a green-flag pit stop with 38 laps left in the race.
  • The move likely would have led to a top-10 finish if the race had stayed caution free, but a caution with 20 laps remaining bunched the field and Suárez held on for 13th-place.
  • Saturday marked the fourth consecutive top-15 finish for the Trackhouse Racing team.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series return to action Sunday, June 27 for the second of two weekend races in Pocono.
  • Suárez will start Sunday’s race in eighth after NASCAR inverted the top 25 finishers from Saturday. .
  • NBCSN will televise Sunday’s race at 3:30 p.m. EDT.


Daniel Suárez, driver of the No. 99 CommScope Chevrolet Camaro for Trackhouse Racing:

“It was OK result. I feel like the car was fast today. It’s a gamble. You have to gamble and you have to stick with it; and unfortunately, it didn’t work out for us today, but hopefully it does tomorrow. We had, what I felt like, a top-10 car, sometimes even a top-five. We ended up 13th. We have to make a couple of adjustments to be a little bit better for tomorrow.”