Suárez Earns Fourth-Place Finish at Michigan


Daniel Suárez started ninth and finished 16th in stage 1. He reported that his No. 41 Haas Automation Ford Mustang was free on entry into the track’s corners. Crew chief Billy Scott brought Suárez to pit road for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment on lap 22. At the conclusion of the stage, Suárez pitted for four tires and fuel with no adjustments, as he was happy with the handling of his Haas Automation Mustang.

Suárez started 17th and finished 12th in stage 2. On lap 91, Suárez made a pass for eighth but lost his momentum in the bottom groove and dropped back to 14th. In stage 3, Suárez restarted in 22nd as a result of several cars in the top-10 pitting for right-side tires. Suárez was able to move up to 10th before the caution came out on lap 131. After the race’s final caution on lap 197, Suárez lined up sixth for the green-white-checkered finish. Suárez advanced to fourth with the help of his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick to earn his best finish at Michigan.

Event:  FireKeepers Casino 400 (Round 15 of 36)
Series:  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Location:  Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn (2-mile oval)
Format:  200 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/80 laps)
Start/Finish:  9th/4th (Running, completed 203 of 203 laps)
Point Standing:  13th (401 points, 213 out of first)

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Save Mart 350k on Sunday, June 23 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. The race starts at 3 p.m. ET with live coverage provided by FS1 and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Source: Stewart-Haas Racing