Daniel Suarez’s mantra going into the $9.15 million rewarding Indy Cup race is ‘be smart and stay out of trouble’

Daniel Suarez wants to end his 43-race winless streak in the upcoming races.


Daniel Suarez’s mantra going into the $9.15 million rewarding Indy Cup race is ‘be smart and stay out of trouble’

Daniel Suarez (Credits: Trackhouse.com)

Trackhouse Racing Daniel Suarez will have his best shot to secure the playoff spot by winning a race in two of the upcoming road course races in the 2023 Cup regular season. He can still make it into the last 16 on points if he can secure a win or two back-to-back top-five finishes. The Mexican has to impress in the Daytona regular-season finale to get into his second playoff with Justin Marks’ team.

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The P6 finish in Michigan helped him to end the back-to-back finish outside the top-30s. Suarez’s No:99 Chevy team is ready and has strong positive momentum going into the race at Indianapolis. They hope to secure the playoffs by staying out of trouble and executing the race smartly. He claimed his team wouldn’t be beaten easily in the Indy RC race with a total purse of $9.15 million.

We just have to be smart. We need to do what we do and stay out of trouble and get good finishes. When we are in sync, we are a team that is hard to beat. Our goal at Michigan was to have a good execution race and build some momentum heading into Indianapolis, where we know we are going to be good. I think we did that and are in a pretty good spot,” Speedwaydigest quotes Suarez.

Suarez had an impressive start to the 2023 season, which saw them finish inside the top 10 in the first three races before going into a five-race streak of finishes outside the top 20. He had to wait till Talladega, the 10th race of the year, to score another Top1 0 finish. His best season finish came in Atlanta, and his third-best finish came last week at Michigan. Indy and Glen will be the best places for his redemption.

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Daniel Suarez wants to maximize the reaming races of the 2023 regular season

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Daniel Suarez (Credits: @Jockey/Twitter)

Suarez made history last season when he won the Cup event at Sonoma, becoming the first Mexican driver to win a Cup series race. It’s been over a year since the win, and unlike his teammate Ross Chastain, he is still searching for his second win. Chastain secured a playoff spot already by winning the Nashville Cup event.

He wants to end this winless streak and understands the upcoming three races might play out. He pointed out that strategy will be vital in Glen and Indy, where anything can happen on certain occasions. Daytona will be a track where everyone is a contender and where uncertainty over the result is paramount.

You have to keep in mind, with two road courses and a superspeedway, anything can happen. Sometimes with the strategy and the way people push and move around at the end of these races on road courses, it can be a wild card. Obviously, anything can happen at Daytona as well. We just have to maximize every day and continue to work,” Suarez added.

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