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Daniel Suárez Driver Bio

Birthdate: January 7, 1992
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Career Poles: 2 (Cup) | 6 (NXS) | 1 (Gander Truck)
Career Wins: 0 (Cup) | 3 (NXS) | 1 (Gander Truck)
Best Championship Finish: 17th – 2019 (Cup) | 1st – 2016 (NXS)

Daniel Suárez was thrust squarely into the NASCAR Cup Series spotlight in January 2017 with the sudden announcement that Carl Edwards was stepping away from NASCAR as driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

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He fell four spots short of qualifying for the 2017 playoffs, with a best finish of third at Watkins Glen International in his 36 starts. He finished 20th in the standings during his rookie campaign, his best in two seasons in the Cup Series with JGR. The 2018 season saw Suárez record his best finish in Cup, second at Pocono Raceway after winning his first career pole.

For his third year in Cup, Suárez drove the No. 41 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing. He just missed the playoffs and finished 17th in the standings after posting four top fives and 11 top-10 finishes.

Suárez will race the No. 96 Toyota for Gaunt Brothers Racing for the 2020 Cup Series season.

In 2015, Suárez ran his first full-time season in the Xfinity Series and won Rookie of the Year Honors with a fifth-place finish in the standings. He ended the year with 18 top-10 finishes in the Xfinity Series and 10 top-10 finishes in 13 starts in the Camping World Truck Series.

In 2016, Suárez won three Xfinity Series races, including the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to take home his first series championship.

Suárez’s racing career began in 2002 when he competed in go-karts. He won the Mexican national championship in 2007 and received an invitation to compete in the Rotax World Championship. In 2008, he joined the mini-stock division – an official support series of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series. Suárez won 10 races in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series before coming stateside to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. He kept on winning, scoring three victories in 2013 before transitioning to the Xfinity Series.