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Daniel Suarez

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-19
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9 / 166

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Daniel Suarez survived contact with Chase Elliott three laps from the end of the Monster Open and held on to win the final stage. He will advance into the big show.
Suarez was determined. He will join Ryan Blaney and Chris Buescher as first time starters in this event. Suarez’s lack of experience will likely cost him a shot at a top-10, but if he stays out of trouble anything can happen. May 20 - 7:20 PM

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For the third time this season, Daniel Suarez finished seventh in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, which are his career-best results. He started the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway in 15th.

Those are all of his top-10 finishes for the year. His other seventh-place results came at Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway in back-to-back races and he has one other 12th two weeks ago at Richmond International Raceway.
May 14 - 12:58 AM

Daniel Suarez is the highest qualified Rookie of the Year candidate for the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway in 15th.

Suarez might not have qualified quite as well if 12 drivers who failed inspection had turned laps, but this could be a blessing for the freshman as it puts him in contact with the leaders at the start of the race.
May 13 - 1:57 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Daniel Suarez, driving the No. 18 Juniper Toyota, had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

His average of 183.938 mph was best of the three cars that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Tyler Reddick (No. 42 Broken Bow Records Chevrolet Camaro, 182.228 mph) and Brennan Poole (No. 48 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro, 179.558 mph) are the others on this list.
Apr 7 - 4:28 PM

Daniel Suarez wheel-hopped in turn one during the first practice session for the STP 500. He spun into the retaining wall and destroyed his primary car.

It takes a while for Young Guns to get comfortable in the heavy Cup cars on this tight bullring. Suarez made that abundantly clear with this incident. He was 22nd on the speed chart at the time.
Mar 31 - 12:51 PM

Daniel Suarez is finally coming into his own. He has finished on the lead lap in his last three starts with a pair of top-10s in his most recent two.

Suarez has not spent nearly enough time among the top 10 throughout the middle portions of races to make the No. 19 a must-have, but ultimately most points are earned at the end of a night. Suarez is cheap enough in most games to make him worth the risk.
Mar 31 - 12:52 AM

Joe Gibbs Racing announced late Wednesday that crew chief Dave Rogers will step aside from his duties as crew chief leading rookie Daniel Suarez's No. 19 Toyota team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, effective immediately.

The team issued a very brief statement -- only two paragraphs long -- saying that Scott Graves will assume the role of crew chief on Suarez's team while Rogers will be gone for "an indefinite period of time." A new crew chief will be named at a later date for the No. 18 XFINITY Series team, where Graves had been. Graves served as Suarez's crew chief last year, and the duo won the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship.-NASCAR.com
Mar 30 - 11:04 AM

For the second straight week, Daniel Suarez spent most of the Auto Club 400 outside the top 10, but he surged at the right time and finished seventh.

Unofficially, Suarez logged only about 14 laps in the top 10 of the 202 available. It is too soon to make a sweeping generalization, but the rookie should be watch closely to see if this tendency to move up during restarts is one that he will keep all year.
Mar 26 - 9:12 PM

Daniel Suarez showed gradual improvement in his first three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and then surged into the top 10 at Phoenix International Raceway. It will be important for him to run well at Auto Club Speedway.

Fantasy players need to trust their drivers. Great runs like the one he had a Phoenix are good for PR releases, but a solid top-20 in the Auto Club 400 will show a predictable pattern. Given the strength of Roush-Fenway Racing on this track in the past, it is a fair bet that the No. 19 will finish in the front half of the pack.
Mar 23 - 1:17 AM

Daniel Suarez scored his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series top-10 in the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. He finished seventh after starting 27th.

Suarez was a beneficiary of a late caution, but that made only a slight difference. He was en route to a top-15 finish before the final restart and was in the best lane to capitalize on the late-race chaos, but he did what was needed. Now that he knows how to find the lead pack, he should be able to log more consistent top-20s.
Mar 19 - 8:04 PM

Daniel Suarez posted the 18th-fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session with a speed of 134.113 mph.

Last week, Suarez earned his first career top-20. This could point to another minor improvement, but as long as he gets a little better with each passing week, he will eventually be one of Fantasy NASCAR’s better values.
Mar 18 - 1:02 PM

Daniel Suarez has only made three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts, but he has been steadily improving and last week was his career-best finish.

Suarez finished on the lead lap for the first time at Vegas and earned his first top-20. This week, he will have superior notes from his teammates at Phoenix International Raceway and that will allow him to start the weekend closer to a setup that will work for the entire weekend.
Mar 16 - 1:40 PM

Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones stepped up their freshman effort Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by advancing to the final round of qualification for the Kobalt 400.

Jones posted a lap of 192.369 mph and qualified eighth; Suarez went 191.966 and starts 11th. The rookie battle is going to be an interesting one this week, and both of these freshmen should make their way onto many rosters.
Mar 11 - 12:28 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Daniel Suarez, driving the No. 20 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He ran a fast lap of 182.389 mph. No. 19 Matt Tifft, No.18 Kyle Busch, No. 12 Joey Logano and No. 33 Brandon Jones round out the top-five of the 41 cars out on the track. The No. 77 Chevy, driven by Stephen Leicht, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Mar 11 - 12:32 AM

Last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Daniel Suarez qualified 21st and finished in that same position after losing two laps to the leaders.

Suarez should show progressive improvement as he gets more comfortable in the car. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is uniquely configured compared to the other 1.5-milers and that should also level the playing field. Look for him to earn a top-20 in the Kobalt 400.
Mar 9 - 10:32 PM