Suárez P29 in Atlanta, Involved in Wreck


99 Trackhouse Chevy Moves to the Front, But Can’t Compete for Win

Date: March 19th, 2023

Event: Ambetter Health 400 (Round 5 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: 25th / 29th (DVP, completed 213 of 260 laps)

Point Standing: 10th with 129 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 29th in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia.
  • After running mid-pack most of the race, the 99 Tootsies Chevrolet moved to the front of the field for the final third of the event.
  • Suárez lined up seventh with 60 laps remaining and it looked like the team’s four-race streak of top-five finishes at the 1.5-mile Georgia oval would continue.
  • Both Trackhouse drivers had dodged damage about 10 laps earlier when leader Kevin Harvick spun at the front of the field collecting 10 cars.
  • That optimism was short-lived because a few laps later Aric Almirola cut a tire triggering another multicar accident. This time it collected Suárez causing enough suspension damage on the No. 99 to end his race leaving him with a 29th-place finish.
  • The Trackhouse Chevrolets raced mid-pack in the early going. In the first stage, Suárez drove from from 25th to ninth. In the second stage, Suárez finished 19th.
  • Sunday’s finish moves Suárez to 10th in the season standings.
  • The next race is 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 26 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.


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

“We had a pretty good Tootsie’s Chevrolet today. We were good in the draft. I hate that we couldn’t race to the end. It didn’t look like there was much damage, but it was too much for us to continue.”