Suárez Secures P12 Finish in Bristol Dirt Race


Trackhouse Racing Driver Daniel Suárez Leads 64 laps in Stage 2 despite being on much older tires.

Date: April 17th, 2022

Event: Food City Dirt Race (Round 9 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533-mile, dirt oval)

Format: 250 laps, broken into three stages (75 laps/75 laps/100 laps)

Start/Finish: 21st / 12th (completed 250 of 250 laps)

Point Standing: 16th with 212 points


  • Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez finished 12th in Sunday night’s rain-filled NASCAR Cup Series race on the dirt at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
  • Suárez started 21st and held his own in the early going finishing 23rd in Stage 1.
  • Suárez stayed out during the first stage break and restarted first.
  • As rain began falling, Suárez led the next 64 laps and battled his teammate Ross Chastain before he was passed for the lead by Christopher Bell. Suárez finished Stage 2 in third.
  • Rain halted the race for about an hour during the break between the second and third stages.
  • When the weather cleared, Suárez restarted 24th after pitting.
  • A second red flag for rain stopped the race for 16 minutes with 28 laps to go.
  • The race restarted and saw Suárez drive from 17th to 12th.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series returns to action Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.


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

“What a wild night. Between the dirt, rain, leading the race, plus everything that happened it was crazy. My Tootsie’s crew worked hard and gave me a great car. It was fun to lead laps again here. I wish the rain had come when we were leading, but it was still a good night for us.”