Suárez Picks Up 22nd at Michigan


No. 99 Struggles to Find Grip on Two-Mile Track

Date: August 22nd, 2021

Event: FireKeepers Casino 400 (Round 25 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Michigan International Speedway (2-mile oval)

Format: 200 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/80 laps)

Start/Finish: 30th / 22nd (completed 200 of 200 laps)

Point Standing: 25th with 423 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 22nd in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn.
  • Suárez is 25th in the season standings after 25 races.
  • Suárez started 30th on Sunday and climbed to 24th by the end of Stage 1.
  • Suárez ascended to fourth in the second stage by doing a two-tire stop before the stage started. He ended the stage in 20th.
  • The No. 99 started the final stage in 11th, but Suarez told the team he just didn’t have the grip to stay with the leaders and fell to mid-pack.
  • A restart with 13 laps remaining saw Suárez dodge a multicar accident and move from 28th to 20th
  • The race restarted with eight laps remaining, but hopes to gain more spots ended when he and another car made contact damaging the No. 99.
  • He finished the race in 22nd.
  • Michigan weekend wasn’t all work for the team. Trackhouse Founder Justin Marks, Suárez, and Trackhouse team officials attended Friday night’s Pitbull concert near Detroit. It was the kickoff of a 32-concert tour for the Trackhouse partner.
  • The Cup Series will return to action Saturday Aug. 28 in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in the regular season finale.
  • Suárez will need to win in Daytona to earn a place in the 16-driver playoffs. NBCSN will televise Sunday’s race at 7 p.m. EDT.


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

“We just didn’t have the front grip today to run up front and stay up front. In clean air I could be Ok, but in traffic we were in trouble. We will be ready for Daytona. I feel confident. We have had a really good super speedway program in 2021.”