Suárez Finishes Second in Atlanta


Rain, Lightning Force Early End of Racing

Date: July 9th, 2023

Event: Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart (Round 19 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval)

Format: 260 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/100 laps/100 laps)

Start/Finish: 26th / 2nd (completed 185 of 185 laps)

Point Standing: 15th with 407 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished second in Sunday night’s rain-shortened Quaker State Available at Walmart 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga.
  • Suárez was ready to line up side-by-side on the front row with leader William Byron for a restart when rain began falling on the 1.5-mile track. The increasing intensity coupled with lightning forced NASCAR to cancel the race after 185 of a scheduled 260 laps leaving Suárez with a second-place finish – a season’s best.
  • Drivers from three different Chevrolet teams swept the podium marking the fifth podium sweep for Chevrolet this season.
  • Trackhouse Racing entered Sunday’s race after posting consecutive victories at Nashville Superspeedway with Chastain and on the Chicago Street course with PROJECT91 driver Shane van Gisbergen.
  • Suárez hosted about 400 Daniel’s Amigos at a pre-race party at the track Sunday.
  • The Cup Series returns to action Sunday July 16 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.


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

“I feel like I have mixed feelings about wishing it would have restarted. I would have like to had the chance to race William. Maybe we get the lead and then it rains! Overall, very proud of my No. 99 Quaker State Chevy team. It’s been a little bit rough lately because we’ve had the speed, but we haven’t had the results, so this feels good. We had a great day today hosting my Amigos before the race and being with our friends at Quaker State who sponsored this race. We were so close. I wish i could have given all of them a victory tonight but we tried.”