Suárez Finishes 40th at Daytona


Daniel Suárez started Stage 1 from the 15th position and ended the stage sixth to earn five stage points. Suárez maneuvered his Haas Automation Ford into the top-10 by lap 20. The 27-year-old reported his Mustang was tight and needed to be freed up to run on the bottom. Crew chief Billy Scott made the call for Suárez to make a green-flag pit stop for fuel and a wedge adjustment on lap 36 as he ran in the fourth position. Suárez completed the first stage in sixth and reported again that the No. 41 was tight.

The No. 41 driver started Stage 2 in the seventh position and was running 13th when the caution came out on lap 58.  He restarted in the ninth position. Suárez was caught up in an accident on lap 83 that started while the field was running three-wide.  Suárez brought the Haas Automation Ford down to pit road for tires and repairs. However, due to damage sustained from the accident, the No. 41 became the first car out of the race, finishing in the 40th position.

Date: July 7, 2019
Event: Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Round 18 of 36)
Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval)
Format: 160 laps, broken into three stages (50 laps/50 laps/60 laps)
Note: Race stopped 33 laps short of its scheduled 160-lap distance due to rain.
Start/Finish: 15th/40th (Accident, completed 83 of 160 laps)
Point Standing: 17th with 440 points, 260 out of first

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Kentucky 400 on Saturday, July 13 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. The race starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Source: Stewart Haas Racing