Daniel Suárez demonstrating in Sonoma
Mexican Daniel Suárez won the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time in his career in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
Trackhouse Racing continues to perform this year with a third victory this season, the first for Mexican Daniel Suárez. By winning in Sonoma, Daniel Suarez becomes the fifth driver in history to win a race in the NASCAR Cup Series while not being born in the United States of America. He joins Marcos Ambrose, Juan Pablo Montoya, Earl Ross and Mario Andretti.
The driver of the #99 Chevrolet managed his end of the race perfectly by pushing back Chris Buescher who finally took second place.
It’s incredible. I have so many things going through my head. I want to thank everyone who believed in me at the Trackhouse. This is the first of a long series.
It’s hard to put into words. Daniel Suárez and Travis Mack helped build the Trackhouse. They never gave up. I am very proud of them.
Michael McDowell takes third place ahead of Kevin Harvick, Austin Cindric, Ryan Blaney, Ross Chastain, Chase Elliott, William Byron and Brad Keselowski.
Once again, several drivers had problems in the pits, starting with the two Hendrick Motorsports drivers who started on the front row, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson. A loose nut ruined their race. If Chase Elliott’s team realized this immediately and thus avoided a four-race suspension for its team manager and two mechanics, this was not the case for Kyle Larson who lost his wheel. into the second corner and caused a yellow flag.
The Toyota/Save Mart 350 in a nutshell
Segment 1: Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Justin Haley, Aric Almirola, Harrison Burton, Josh Bilicki, Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Cody Ware
Segment 2: Joey Logano, Aric Almirola, Daniel Suárez, Kevin Harvick, Todd Gilliland, Harrison Burton, Chase Elliott, Michael McDowell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Ryan Blaney
Next week, NASCAR’s Premier Division is off, for the only non-racing week in the premier division. In two weeks the competition will resume on the Nasvhille superspeedway.