Suárez Involved in Wreck at Darlington


Wreck Ends Race For 99 Quaker State Chevrolet in South Carolina

Date: May 14th, 2023

Event: Goodyear 400 (Round 13 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Darlington Speedway (1.366-mile oval)

Format: 293 laps, broken into three stages (90 laps/95 laps/108 laps)

Start/Finish: 6th / 24th (accident, completed 199 of 295 laps)

Point Standing: 18th with 262 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 34th in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
  • The finish moves Suárez to 18th in the season point standings.
  • Suárez was the victim of a nine-car accident on the opening lap of the final stage triggered by a car losing a tire towards the front of the field.
  • Both Trackhouse Chevrolets ran in the top-six in the early going.
  • A speeding penalty dropped Suárez from fourth to 27th in Stage 1.
  • Suárez stayed on the lead lap finishing 25th. However, his day ended with the wreck at the start of final stage leaving him with a 34-place finish.
  • Sunday marked the ninth annual “Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR” during which the industry honored the sport’s 75-year history. Nearly all the NASCAR Cup Series teams sported throwback paint schemes in the race.
  • Suárez raced Ricky Rudd’s 1988 Quaker State paint scheme.
  • The next race is Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway. FS1 will broadcast the race at 8 p.m. EDT.


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

“Just disappointed with day. We didn’t have the grip we needed early but I think we were making it better then we got caught up in somebody else’s wreck.”