Suárez Rescues Top 15 in Kansas


Good Sam Driver Makes Up Two Laps, Battles Wind, Rain

Date: October 24th, 2021

Event: Hollywood Casino 400 (Round 34 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval)

Format: 267 laps, broken into three stages (80 laps/80 laps/107 laps)

Start/Finish: 16th / 15th (running, completed 267 of 267 laps)

Point Standing: 24th with 609 points


  • Daniel Suárez finished 15th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Suárez is 24th in the season standings after 34 of 36 races.
  • Suárez started 16th Sunday and climbed to 11th in the opening laps.
  • Rain stopped the race for about 20 minutes on lap 12.
  • A mechanical problem in the back of the car forced the No. 99 to pit with 10 laps to go in Stage 1 dropping it to 31st and two laps behind the leader.
  • The Trackhouse team improved the handling and Suárez moved to 24th and only one lap behind the leader by the end of Stage 2.
  • Suárez returned to the lead lap after taking the wave-around with 55 laps to go then getting a timely caution. He raced as high as 12th in the closing laps.
  • Gusty winds and 55-degree temperatures created a challenge for all of the Cup drivers on the 1.5-mile oval throughout the race.
  • The Cup Series will return to action Sunday, Oct. 31 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. NBC will televise Sunday’s race at 2 p.m. EDT.


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

“We got down two laps early because of the extra pit stop and had to fight our way back. It was a tough race with the wind blowing the way it did. We had a lot going on today, but everyone worked hard and we salvaged a good finish. We aren’t satisfied and we’ll keep working.”