Daniel Suárez Career Highlights

2018

  • Second full season in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
  • Earned three top-five and nine top-10 finishes and finished 21st in points for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Led a total of 35 laps.
  • Captured first career NASCAR Cup Series pole July 28 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
  • Competed in two NASCAR Xfinity Series races for JGR. Finished eighth in season-opening race Feb. 17 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and fourth June 30 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
  • Ran one NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. Finished fourth. 

2017

  • First full season in NASCAR Cup Series.
  • Made NASCAR Cup Series debut Feb. 26 in Daytona 500. Finished 29th.
  • Earned one top-five and 12 top-10s and finished 20th in points for JGR. Led a total of 40 laps.
  • Competed in 14 Xfinity Series races for JGR. Earned five top-fives and eight top-10s and led a total of 180 laps. 

2016

  • Earned Xfinity Series championship in second full season.
  • Won three Xfinity Series races – June 11 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn; Oct. 2 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway; and Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Victory at Homestead clinched Xfinity Series title.
  • In winning first Xfinity Series race at Michigan, became first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race.
  • Captured three Xfinity Series poles – March 19 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California; July 30 at Iowa Speedway in Newton; and Nov. 19 at Homestead.
  • Earned 19 top-five and 27 top-10s and led a total of 347 laps for JGR.
  • Captured first career NASCAR Truck Series victory Nov. 11 at ISM Raceway near Phoenix. Led twice for 34 laps.
  • Truck Series victory came as part of 13-race race schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). Earned three top-fives and six top-10s and led a total of 219 laps. 

2015

  • First full season in Xfinity Series.
  • Finished fifth in points and won Rookie of the Year title.
  • Captured three Xfinity Series poles – July 4 at Daytona; Aug. 1 at Iowa; and Sept. 26 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.
  • Earned eight top-fives and 18 top-10s and led a total of 83 laps for JGR
  • Competed in 13 Truck Series races for KBM. Earned seven top-fives and 10 top-10s and led a total of 44 laps.
  • Made four ARCA starts. Earned one top-five and two top-10s and led 68 laps. Best finish was second Feb. 14 at Daytona.
  • Won first career ARCA pole Oct. 16 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. 

2014

  • Competed in two Xfinity Series races – one for JGR and one for RAB Racing.
  • Made Xfinity Series debut April 25 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway. Finished 19th for JGR.
  • Made ARCA debut Sept. 19 at Kentucky. Finished fifth and led twice for a race-high 39 laps in lone ARCA start of 2014.
  • Made Truck Series debut Oct.18 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Finished 15th in lone Truck Series start of 2014.
  • Competed in 13 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races. Won two races 16 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway and Feb. 18 at Daytona – and earned four top-fives and seven top-10s and led a total of 223 laps.
  • Fifth full season in NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series. Finished sixth in points with seven top-fives and nine top-10s and a total of 475 laps led.
  • Captured five Mexico Series wins – Feb. 28 at Phoenix; April 13 at Autodromo de Chiapas in Tuxtla, Gutierrez, Mexico; April 27 at Autodromo de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico; June 8 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City; and Oct. 4 at Nuevo Autodromo de Aguascalientes in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
  • Won three Mexico Series poles – May 11 at Autodromo Potosino in San Luis Potosi, Mexico; July 19 at Nuevo Autodromo de Aguascalientes; and Nov. 9 at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed in Amozoc, Mexico. 

2013

  • Competed fulltime in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for Rev Racing. Finished third in points.
  • Earned first career K&N Pro Series East win July 13 at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway.
  • Completed K&N Pro Series East season with six top-five and nine top-10s. Led a total of 209 laps.
  • Fourth full season in NASCAR Mexico Series. Finished second in points with six top-fives and nine top-10s and a total of 328 laps led.
  • Earned three Mexico Series wins – May 12 at El Dorado Speedway in Juan Aldama, Mexico; June 30 at Autodromo de Monterrey; and Nov. 10 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
  • Scored four Mexico Series poles – April 21 at Nuevo Autodromo de Queretaro, Mexico; May 12 at El Dorado Speedway in Juan Aldama, Mexico; Oct. 27 at Autodromo de Chiapas; and Nov. 10 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

2012

  • Competed in partial NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West schedules.
  • Made one K&N West Series start at March 3 at Phoenix. Finished third.
  • Made nine K&N East Series starts. Earned one top-five and three top-10s. Best finish was fifth at Columbus.
  • Third full season in NASCAR Mexico Series. Finished third in points with nine top-fives and nine top-10s and a total of 366 laps led.
  • Earned two Mexico Series wins – May 12 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Aug. 12 at Nuevo Autodromo de Queretaro.
  • Won three Mexico Series poles – April 15 at Autodromo Potosino; Aug. 12 at Nuevo Autodromo de Queretaro; and Aug. 26 at Nuevo Autodromo de Aguascalientes. 

2011

  • Competed in first stock car race on U.S. soil – the Jan. 29 Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. Started 12th and finished 11th in 40-car field.
  • Competed in partial NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West schedules.
  • Earned one top-10 in two K&N West starts. Best finish was seventh Nov. 12 at Phoenix. Led seven laps.
  • In seven K&N East starts, captured one top-five and three top-10s. Best finish was fifth at Columbus.
  • Second full season in NASCAR Mexico Series. Finished ninth in points with three top-fives and seven top-10s and a total of 47 laps led.
  • Won three Mexico Series poles – Aug. 21 at Autodromo de Monterrey; Nov. 6 at Nuevo Autodromo de Aguascalientes; and Nov. 27 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. 

2010

  • First fulltime season in NASCAR Mexico Series.
  • Achieved Rookie of the Year honors.
  • Finished 13th in points with one top-five and five top-10s. Best finish was fifth Aug. 22 at Autodromo de Monterrey. 

2009

  • Competed in four NASCAR Mexico Series races.
  • Made Mexico Series debut Sept. 6 at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed. Finished 14th to earn best result of season.
  • Competed in partial mini-stock division schedule, a NASCAR Mexico support series featuring four-cylinder stock cars.

2008

  • Competed fulltime in mini-stock division, earning the most wins in the series. 

2007

  • Raced Volkswagen Beetles in Volks Sports Series presented by Mobil 1 at Autodromo de Monterrey. Won championship.

2003–2008

  • Competed in go-karts at local and regional level in Mexico. Won local track championships.
  • Two-time Mexican national karting champion (2004 and 2008).
  • Twice competed in Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals karting event (2004 in Spain and 2008 in Italy).