Suárez Finishes 13th at Darlington


No. 99 Chevrolet Much Faster On Second Visit

Date: September 5th, 2021

Event: Cook Out Southern 500 (Round 27 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile oval)

Format: 367 laps, broken into three stages (115 laps/115 laps/137 laps)

Start/Finish: 26th / 13th (running, completed 367 of 367 laps)

Point Standing: 24th with 465 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 13th in Sunday night’s Southern 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
  • Suárez is 24th in the season standings after 27 of 36 races.
  • Suárez started 26th and like most struggled on the egg-shaped oval finishing 24th in Stage 1 and 20th in Stage 2.
  • Suárez and the crew worked on their car’s handling throughout the four-hour race trying to find ways to create more mechanical grip on the slippery surface.
  • Suárez fell off the lead lap in the final stage, but a gamble to stay out and take the wave around returned Suarez to the lead lap and in 13th with 42 laps remaining.
  • He held the position until the end of the race notching his 10th top-15 finish in 2021.
  • It marked his second-best finish in eight races at Darlington.
  • The No. 99 struggled to a 23rd-place finish in the 400-mile race at Darlington on May 9. The Trackhouse team made it a priority to run better in Sunday night’s 500-mile race.
  • The Cup Series will return to action Saturday Sept. 11 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway. NBCSN will televise Sunday’s race at 7:30 p.m. EDT.


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

“I feel like we were probably a top 20 car most of the day. We struggled. We made some adjustments to get it back and I thought we did a pretty good job keeping up with the race track and everything. But we just have to keep working. It was a good education day, but we didn’t have a lot of speed. So, we have to keep working to make more speed.”