Suárez Finishes 18th at Darlington


Late Speeding Penalty Costs 99 Team Big

Date: September 4th, 2022

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: 36th / 18th (running, completed 367 of 367 laps)

Playoff Standing: 12th with 2029 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 18th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in the first race of the 2022 playoffs.
  • Two races remain in the Round of 16 when four of the 16 playoff drivers will be eliminated.
  • Suárez is 12th of the 16 drivers with 2,029 points, two points above the final transfer position.
  • The second race in the Round of 16 is Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. USA Network will televise the race at 3 p.m. ET
  • Daniel Suárez’s comeback Saturday night couldn’t have gone more perfect until with just under 100 laps remaining when he pitted under green while racing in fourth. A speeding penalty forced a return to pit lane but a caution before he could serve the pass-through penalty dropped him to 27th and down a lap.
  • Suárez raced back to the front, but could not regain the lost lap until very late in the race and finished 18th.
  • The No. 99 failed qualifying inspection Saturday forcing Suárez to start at the back of the field and make a pit lane drive-through penalty on the opening lap.
  • A caution for rain on lap 4 allowed him to return to the lead lap and he climbed to 19th by the end of the first stage.
  • The No. 99 showed its speed in Stage 2 racing for fourth in the closing laps before contact left him with an eighth-place finish, earning three bonus points.


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

“Our 99 Jockey Camaro ZL1 was good and felt like the pit crew did a really good job. I just made a mistake and sped on pit road. That shouldn’t happen. We had a great car and great pit stops tonight. We have some things to clean up and we will be ready for Kansas.”