Suárez Scores Top 10 Finish in Talladega, +12 above the cut


Trackhouse Driver Earns 12th Top 10 of the Season, Sits 7th in the Playoff Standings

Date: October 2nd, 2022

Event: YellaWood 500 (Round 31 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Talladega Super Speedway (2.66-mile oval)

Format: 188 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/68 laps)

Start/Finish: 14th / 8th (running, completed 188 of 188 laps)

Playoff Standings: 7th with 3081 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez Finished eighth in Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
  • Sunday marked the fifth race of the 2022 playoffs and second of three races in the Round of 12. Next Sunday’s race on the Roval at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway is the final race in the Round of 12 when four of the 12 playoff drivers will be eliminated.
  • Suárez is seventh of the 12 drivers with 3,081 points, 12 points above the final transfer position.
  • Both Trackhouse drivers raced at the front of the field throughout most of Sunday’s race, but a caution saw the race end with a two-lap shootout.
  • Suárez restarted ninth and overcame engine issues in the final laps to finish eighth.
  • Suárez led twice during the race for two laps. There were only six cautions and no major accidents.
  • Suárez started 14th Sunday, and immediately went to the front of the field on the 2.66-mile track. Suárez never fell out of the top-five. What looked like a chance for the Mexican native to earn stage points faded in the closing laps, finishing 14th.
  • In the second stage, Suárez raced at the back of the field in the opening laps then used quick pit stops to return to the top-five. As they battled on the final lap Suárez crossed the finish line in fourth to earn seven bonus points.


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

“Thanks to Tootsie’s, Chevrolet, and everybody that helps us to be here. We got very lucky today man. The engine blew up with 15 laps to go and I was barely hanging in there. On that restart, I couldn’t go and the 24 (William Byron) helped me a lot to get going, but the engine was killed. So I guess we had a little bit of luck today because it was definitely killed and we were about to not finish that race.”