Suárez Shines in Fourth-Place Finish at Bristol


No Dirt Experience, No Problem.

Date: March 29st, 2021

Event: Food City Dirt Race (Round 7 of 36)

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.4-mile, dirt oval)

Format: 250 laps, broken into three stages (100 laps/200 laps/50 laps)

Start/Finish: 18th / 4th (completed 250 of 250 laps)

Point Standing: 20th with 149 points


  • Daniel Suárez had never driven a race car on dirt until last Tuesday when he and his Trackhouse Racing crew visited Smoky Mountain Speedway in Marysville, Tenn. for the 29-year-old native of Monterrey, Mexico to drive a street-stock on the .4-mile dirt track.
  • With that vast experience he arrived Monday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway to run in both the Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Cup Series dirt races.
  • After finishing 17th in the truck race, Suárez climbed in the Cup car and put on a show for the crowd that returned to Bristol after rain canceled Saturday’s and Sunday’s races.
  • Driving from his 18th starting spot, Suárez finished fourth in Stage 1 and second in Stage 2. Both the best stage finishes in his first year Trackhouse team’s history.
  • He led 58 laps along the way as the No. 99 Camping World Chevrolet driver battled for victory against drivers who grew up racing on dirt. The fourth-place finish moved Suárez to 20th in the driver standings after seven races.
  • Suárez and the NASCAR Cup Series return to action Sunday April 10 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.


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

“To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing. But we’re having fun. Everyone at Trackhouse Racing did an amazing job. This is the second week in a row that we’ve had very fast race cars capable of running in the Top-5, Top-10. I couldn’t be more proud of all these guys (like) Justin Marks, Ty Norris, and everyone that helps in this program; Camping World, Chevy, Coca-Cola and CommScope. Everyone has been a huge support of myself. It just feels so good to be back. It’s been a little bit difficult the last year, and it feels so good to be able to race with these guys and to have some fun up front. Hopefully our time will come soon.”