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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 and Erik Jones will line up side by side in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway this week, with the fifth- and sixth-place starting spots respectively.
The two rookies have battled neck and neck all season long so it is fitting that they will start side by side. Both are capable of scoring top-10 finishes this week and that makes both of them great values. Sat, Oct 21, 2017 01:22:00 AM

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Daniel Suarez was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with his sixth-place finish

Suarez and fellow rookie Erik Jones have engaged in one of the best freshmen contests we’ve seen in a while and it has turned them into superior fantasy values. Both need to be considered legitimate contenders for the roster every week until the season is over.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 05:21:00 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 XFINITY Series final practice for the Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

The average speed of 178.289 mph was best of the 10 cars that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 2 Austin Dillon, No. 22 Ryan Blaney, No. 00 Cole Custer and No. 23 Spencer Gallagher made up the rest of the top-five on this list.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Daniel Suarez finished eighth in the Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway, which made him the top finishing Rookie of the Year contender for the week.

Suarez was listed as one of our favorite dark horses in this week’s Weekend Update. He has been among the best non-playoff contenders for the past five or six races and should be watch closely until the end of the season. In fact, he may still be able to sneak into Victory Lane.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 07:46:00 PM

Daniel Suarez finished eighth in the ISM Connect 300, which put him two spots behind Rookie contender Erik Jones.

We thought both freshmen would be a good value and that turned out to be true. This was a sweep of the top 10 for Suarez and his third straight such finish on the track type. Suarez will be an early favorite at Phoenix International Raceway.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 08:14:00 PM

With a speed of 183.418 mph, Daniel Suarez posted the fastest time in the first practice session at Chicagoland Speedway among non-playoff drivers.

That put him behind Kyle Busch with a speed of 184.143. Busch went on to win the pole while Suarez faded to 13th.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Daniel Suarez finished seventh in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway after starting the race 16th.

In this week’s Daily Fantasy article, we touted both Erik Jones and Suarez as good values and they came through with solid runs. For the driver of the No. 19, the performance was critical because it was his first top 10 in four races after he finished in the single digits four times in a row. Runs like this have a way of changing momentum.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 02:05:00 AM

Daniel Suarez was notably quick in regard to 10-lap averages for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway+ with a speed of 126.387 mph.

That was third-best on the average speed chart and he was in some fast company. Jamie McMurray (126.604) and Denny Hamlin (126.469) were the only drivers who went faster.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 02:00:00 PM

Daniel Suarez rolled off the grid late in the second round of qualification for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway and posted a lap of 200.468 mph, which will line up him 16th on the grid.

Suarez waited until late in the session and as a result he did not get the benefit of early shade. He should be able to climb into the top 10.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 06:04:00 PM

Daniel Suarez scored his first career top-five with a third in the I Love New York 355k at Watkins Glen International.

Equally important, this was Suarez’s fourth straight top-10. He was sixth at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, then seventh at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway. Each of these shares a characteristic of need to brake early in the corners, so the No. 19 should be watched closely in the final minimally-banked tracks.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Daniel Suarez finished seventh in the Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway and that was his third consecutive top-10.

This is the first time in his career that he has earned three top-10s in a row. It is unlikely that he will keep that alive next week on the road course of Watkins Glen International, but he started a current streak of six straight top-20s at Sonoma with a 16th.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 07:43:00 PM

Daniel Suarez posted a speed of 177.012 mph in the final round of qualification for the Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway and will lineup up eighth on the grid. Erik Jones was .025 seconds slower and lines up ninth.

The Rookie of the Year battle is coming down to these two drivers and both of them have been stellar on drivers’ tracks like Pocono. Either will be solid fantasy picks and the difference will come down to who fits best on one’s roster.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 01:16:00 PM

Daniel Suarez earned his sixth career top-10 when he crossed under the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in seventh.

Notably, all of his results have been either sixths or sevenths. This is the second time in his career that he scored back-to-back top-10s. His other two top-10s were separated by one race, so he seems to be capable of capitalizing on momentum.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 09:55:00 PM

Daniel Suarez finished sixth in the Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which matches his career-best finish.

Suarez also finished sixth in the AAA 400 at Dover. He has three seventh-place finishes and 14 top-20s, which has made him one a remarkably consistent rookie value.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 08:08:00 PM

In addition to his usual duties behind the wheel of the No. 19 Toyota Camry in the Cup Series, Daniel Suarez will drive the No. 12 ARRIS Toyota for MDM Motorsports in Saturday's NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway.

Suarez made a name for himself in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2013, scoring nine top-10 finishes and six top-five finishes, propelling him to a third-place finish in the overall points standings. In 2014, he made both his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) debuts. In his first full-time NXS season, he scored 18 top-10 finishes, eight top-five finishes, and scored three-poles, finishing fifth in series points. In 2016, he scored three victories. Those three wins combined with 27 top-10 finishes, 19 top-five finishes, and three poles, propelled him to the 2016 NXS Championship.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 10:16:00 PM