Suárez 36th with Transmission Issues at Road America


Mechanical Issues in Opening Laps Ruin Race

Date: July 4th, 2021

Event: Jockey Made in America 250 Presented by Kwik Trip (Round 20 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Road America (4.05-mile road course)

Format: 62 laps, broken into three stages (14 laps/15 laps/33 laps)

Start/Finish: 11th / 36th (running, completed 53 of 62 laps)

Point Standing: 22nd with 383 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 36th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
  • The finish moved Suárez to 22nd in the season standings after 20 races.
  • Suárez qualified 11th Sunday morning before the race.
  • Suárez took the green flag and raced in the top 10, but on lap 3 he stopped on the track with transmission issues.
  • The No. 99 replaced the transmission and returned him to the track about 10 laps behind the leader.
  • Suárez raced as fast as the leaders when he returned and climbed from 40th to 36th before the checkered flag.
  • Sunday stopped a streak of five consecutive top-15 finishes for the Trackhouse Racing team.
  • The Cup Series returns to action Sunday, July 11 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. NBCSN will televise Sunday’s race at 3:30 p.m. EDT.


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

“That was a real shame what happened today in our race. Our car was very fast. But, my guys didn’t give up. They fixed the car and we made up a few positions. We never give up.”