Suárez Finishes P16 in Las Vegas


Two Slow Pitstops and Late Spin End 99 Team’s Bid for Victory.

Date: October 16th, 2022

Event: South Point 400 (Round 33 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)

Format: 267 laps, broken into three stages (80 laps/85 laps/102 laps)

Start/Finish: 6th / 16th (running, completed 267 of 267 laps)

Point Standing: 10th with 2199 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 16th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • Suárez’s bid for victory ended with 30 laps remaining when he spun as he battled Tyler Reddick for third place.
  • Trackhouse Chevrolets were fast throughout the race with both cars combining to lead 99 of the race’s 267 laps in the race. Suárez lead 31 laps.
  • Sunday marked the seventh of 10 races in the 2022 playoffs and first of three races in the Round of 8. Two races remain in the Round of 8 before the top four remaining drivers will race for the championship in a winner-take-all format at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 6.
  • Suárez is no longer in playoff contention; however he is now 10th in the standings after Sunday’s race.
  • Suárez started sixth and used an early pit stop in Stage 1 to jump into the lead which he held for 15 laps before finishing third.
  • Suárez and Ross Chastain swapped first and second in the second stage before finishing third and fourth.
  • The next race is Sunday at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, and the Round of 8 concludes Oct. 31 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.


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

“We had a really good Chevrolet today, maybe one of our best of the season. It was fun to lead a lot of laps and race with Ross for the lead. What a day for Trackhouse Racing and Tootsies. I thought we had a shot to win. I just got loose behind Tyler (Reddick) and spun.”