Suárez Caught in Talladega Wreck


Incident Drops No. 99 to 31st

Date: April 24th, 2022

Event: Geico 500 (Round 10 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval)

Format: 188 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/68 laps)

Start/Finish: 4th / 31st (accident, completed 92 of 188 laps)


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 31st in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
  • Suárez started fourth and led 28 of the race’s first 35 laps before dropping to midpack after the first round of pitstops.
  • Suárez climbed back into contention in the second stage, but saw his day end after he was collected by spinning cars in a nine-car accident on lap 92. Despite attempts by the crew, the No. 99 could not be repaired.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series returns to action Sunday at Dover (Del.) Speedway.


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

“Our Camaro was fast. I was really happy with how the car was driving. I wasn’t good in traffic. I felt like we needed to make an adjustment or two. We made an adjustment and the car was much better by the end of the run. We just needed a little track position.

I felt like we were being patient, just trying to wait for the right time to try and get aggressive and get in the right position. I don’t even know what happened. I just saw the No. 22 (Joey Logano) sideways, wrecking, in the top lane. Unfortunately, we were just in a bad position.”