Daniel Suárez back at Trackhouse: “We are very close”

Jacques Gilbert | Getty Images

RICHMOND, Va. — Daniel Suárez says he’s about to take his name off the NASCAR Cup Series dumb season uncertainty list, approaching the final stages to seal his return to Trackhouse Racing.

Suárez’s remarks came Saturday ahead of on-track activity at Richmond Raceway, where the 24th of 26 regular-season races take place with Sunday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (3 p.m. ET, US, NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM).

RELATED: Weekend Schedule | Photos on the track: Richmond

“Yes, we are very close,” Suárez said. “I’ll be honest, I haven’t even paid much attention to it. I’m so focused right now on the playoffs and building up my team. But I know my manager and the folks at Trackhouse are very, very close. We’ve never doubted our position on this stuff. I’m just working on a few details. But yeah, we’re finishing it. It’s not done yet, but it’s close. “

Suárez is in his second season with the #99 Trackhouse Chevrolet team. His Year 2 was marked by his first Cup Series win, a breakthrough at Sonoma Raceway in June that earned him a playoff berth.

Suárez was Trackhouse’s first driver when the organization jointly owned by Justin Marks and Pitbull entered Cup Series competition in 2021. Since then, Trackhouse has grown into a two-car operation with teammate Ross Chastain in the #1 Chevy. 1. Together, the organization has seen their performances skyrocket, savoring three wins between the two drivers this season.

The growth was rapid and Chastain said he was looking forward to continuity with Suárez as a teammate.

“We’re building, so that goes without saying anything else,” Chastain said. “As we want to continue building in the future what we have, what we have already done. So yeah, all aboard when they’ve got it all sorted.

Lance B. Holton