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Daniel Suarez

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-19
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 166

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Daniel Suarez finished second in the 2018 All-Star race.
Suarez was a contender in the later stages of the race. Even though this event did not offer Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points, the second-place finish is a huge confidence booster for the sophomore driver. May 19 - 10:16 PM

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On Saturday, Daniel Suarez posted the quickest 10-lap average among drivers entered in the Open portion of the All-Star Race. His speed was 171.593 mph.

This put Suarez second on the chart overall behind Kyle Larson (171.756 mph). Suarez also had the fifth-fastest single lap.
May 19 - 4:44 PM

With 29 laps remaining Daniel Suarez got loose, tagged the wall, and collected Alex Bowman.

This is the first caution of the night for an incident. Bowman was running 14th at the time; Suarez was 24th.
May 12 - 10:39 PM

Daniel Suarez pitted 15 laps into segment two of the KC Masterpiece 400 with a loose wheel on the right front.

Suarez was running 20th at the time and on the lead lap. He fell to one lap off the pace - and almost a second. He has time to overcome, but fantasy players will not have a determination before segment two ends.
May 12 - 9:16 PM

On Wednesday, Daniel Suarez and Clint Bowyer were both hit with rear window violations following race week’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Suarez and Bowyer were both given a 20-point penalty, a monetary fine, and will lose their car chiefs for the next two points’ paying races. This has a greater impact on Suarez since he is outside of playoff contention.
May 9 - 2:10 PM

Daniel Suarez finished third in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, which is his best finish on this track in his career.

By finishing third, Suarez keeps a perfect streak of top-10 finishes at Dover alive. He did not spend the entire race in the top five, but he established track position when the red flag waved for rain and fought hard to maintain his position.
May 6 - 6:17 PM

Daniel Suarez finished in the top 10 in both 2018 starts at Dover International Speedway.

Consistency and speed are important when handicapping a NASCAR race. Suarez’s sixth-place finish in the spring and eighth in the fall suggests this is a track that suits his driving style. In fact, he has been more consistent than his Joe Gibbs Racing, even though Kyle Busch scored the victory last fall.
May 4 - 10:26 AM

Daniel Suarez earned his first top-10 on a plate track in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. He was 10th after starting 14th.

Suarez’s previous best on this track type was a 15th last fall in Talladega. Now that he has broken through, he could be a good value at Daytona International Speedway this July.
Apr 29 - 8:05 PM

Jamie McMurray cut a left-rear tire in final practice for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and spun in the middle of a more than 20-car drafting pack.

McMurray turned in front of Ryan Newman. In the slowdown behind these two, Daniel Suarez and Ty Dillon were also involved in an accident. All four drivers will have to go to backup cars for the start of Sunday’s race.
Apr 27 - 4:19 PM

Daniel Suarez and Kyle Busch tied to the 1/1,000th of a second and posted the second fastest time in the first practice session for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway with a speed of 202.680 mph.

Suarez and Busch set their time in a mutli-car draft along with fourth-fastest Denny Hamlin, sixth-fastest Martin Truex Jr. and seventh-best Erik Jones.
Apr 27 - 1:42 PM

Daniel Suarez overcame several incidents to finish 10th in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

Suarez was part of a three-way battle in the closing laps when he was dinged by Jimmie Johnson and then slapped into the side of Erik Jones. With a injured thumb, he had to feel like this was a hard earned top-10 – his second of the season.
Apr 21 - 11:27 PM

Daniel Suarez has been solid on short, flat tracks during his first two seasons of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition, with five top-10s in 10 starts.

In addition to his five top-10 finishes on minimally-banked courses one-mile or less in length, Suarez has two more top-15s and two 18th-place finishes. That means he has finished in the back half of the pack only once and the downside to starting him is manageable.
Apr 20 - 2:46 PM

Daniel Suarez injured his left hand in an accident on the second lap of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, but kept driving until the checkers waved.

Suarez finished 29th in the race in a heavily damaged car. It was his worst finish since the Daytona International Speedway 500 (37th), although he came close to finishing that badly on another similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track: Suarez was 26th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Apr 9 - 7:34 AM

Daniel Suarez posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the O'Reilly 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 198.998 m.p.h.

The speeds were deceptive in Saturday morning's practice because of extremely cold weather. While it is nice to top the leaderboard, there is a risk that young drivers can get fooled and make the wrong changes.
Apr 7 - 11:59 AM

Based on his first six races of the 2018 season, it would appear Daniel Suarez is starting to suffer from a sophomore slump.

Despite being on track at the end of the last five races, Suarez has finished on the lead lap only once; that came at Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway (Phoenix) when he recorded his only top-10 of the season. Suarez has one other top-15, which came in week two at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Mar 28 - 11:22 AM