Daniel Suarez
Daniel Suarez
Daniel Suarez
Daniel Suarez
48-Year-Old Driver
Joe Gibbs Racing
2018 NASCAR Cup Stats Stats
Series
NATIONWIDE
Points
0
Starts
2
Wins
0
Poles
0
Top5
1
Top10
2
Series
SPRINT
Points
667
Starts
35
Wins
0
Poles
1
Top5
3
Top10
9
2018 Fantasy Outlook
With the sudden retirement of Carl Edwards last January, Suarez was thrust into the spotlight. He took over the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota and he performed extremely well given his brief period of racing in the Xfinity Series. Suarez notched 12 Top-10 finishes and wag... read more
With the sudden retirement of Carl Edwards last January, Suarez was thrust into the spotlight. He took over the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota and he performed extremely well given his brief period of racing in the Xfinity Series. Suarez notched 12 Top-10 finishes and waged a spirited battle with Erik Jones for last season's rookie of the year. The young Mexican hit a bit of a rough patch to close out last season, but he learned a tremendous amount in his first full season of racing at NASCAR's top level. The entire No. 19 team returns intact for the new season, so Suarez will have the same cast and support as last year. We expect to see him grow and continue to improve in 2018. Suarez missed the Chase for the Cup in season one, but he should have no trouble making the playoff field in season two.
Car: No. 19 Toyota   Crew Chief: Scott Graves   
Engine Change at Texas
NASCAR Cup
November 4, 2018
Suarez will fall to the rear of the field for the start of Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  1. Daniel Suarez 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Daniel Suarez 2017 Preseason Outlook
    With the shocking and late-breaking news in mid-January that Carl Edwards would not be returning to the No. 19 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing, Suarez was suddenly thrust into the Rookie of the Year discussion. The 24-year-old Mexican is fresh off the Xfinity Series championship in 2016, and was looking to defend that title in the upcoming season before the unexpected promotion. Suarez will be paired with Edwards' crew chief, Dave Rogers, and he'll look to make the Chase for the Cup in year one and win ROTY honors. The talented youngster has made his mark in the Xfinity Series in a very short time. Suarez piled up one championship, three victories and 45 Top-10 finishes in just 68 starts. He has loads of ability and is very coachable, but has zero experience in the Monster Energy Cup Series car.
  3. Daniel Suarez 2014 Preseason Outlook
    The 2015 Rookie of the Year in this racing series returns to up the ante. Suarez didn’t break into victory lane in his rookie year, but he steadily progressed as the season wore on and put up some very good numbers. The first-full season of racing in the Xfinity Series yielded three pole positions and 18 Top-10 finishes for the driver of the No. 19 Toyota. Suarez ended last year with a flurry of six-straight Top-10 finishes to serve notice he would be a power in the upcoming season. The young driver gets a change in crew chiefs this season with Scott Graves taking over, but that should be of little concern. Suarez was really figuring these Xfinity cars out over the stretch run of last season and that learning curve should continue upward into 2016.
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Engine Change at Texas
NASCAR Cup
November 4, 2018
Suarez will fall to the rear of the field for the start of Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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2019 Plans Not Settled
NASCAR Cup
November 3, 2018
Despite there being only three races left in the season and knowing that he is out of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota when the checkered flag falls at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Suarez, confirmed he has yet to finalize plans for 2019 - meaning he doesn't have a ride at the present time, Scott Page of ESPN reports.
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Ninth-Place in First Data 500
NASCAR Cup
October 29, 2018
Suarez turned in a surprising ninth-place finish in Sunday's First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
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Eighth at LVMS
NASCAR Cup
September 17, 2018
Suarez finished eighth in Sunday's South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Out of JGR No. 19 Next Season
NASCAR Cup
September 4, 2018
Martin Truex Jr.'s move to the main JGR organization next season also means Suarez, currently the driver of JGR's No. 19 Toyota, will not drive for one of JGR's four Cup series teams next season, motorsport.com reports.
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