Kevin Harvick drove his No:4 Mustang to victory for the second time this month as he secured his consecutive win at Richmond Raceway, topping Christopher Bell, after his Richmond masterclass last weekend. The SHR veteran’s win came after the temperature dropped after the race entered night and forced Joey Logano, who had dominated the race until then, out of contention for the win.
Though the race had a better final product than the Next-Gen car’s debut race earlier this season it wasn’t also the best it could have offered. The track witnessed limited cautions, passes, or close calls at the track which the fans crave for. The major crash, of sorts, of the day, occurred when Kyle Busch was “Chastained,”.
But the day did have a heart-stopping moment for the No:99 Trackhouse Racing team as their Mexican driver Daniel Suarez misjudged his pit entry forcing his crew members Cory Jeremy, Josh Milan, and Jerick to take evasive measures which had gone wrong could have turned deadly. Now the Mexican has come forth expressing his thoughts and apology sharing a video of the incident on Twitter.
Find out what Daniel Suarez said about the incident and how NASCAR Twitter reacted
Daniel Suarez acknowledged that if there was any doubt regarding the crew being true athletes has been changed. He added that it was the worst feeling for him knowing that he could have really hurt one of his team in that scenario, which he is thankful for not happening. The Mexican explained that the reason for the incident was him coming too hot and misjudging the stall.
“If there was ever any doubt, pit crews are true athletes. It’s the worst feeling knowing I could have really hurt one of my guys; thankfully, it didn’t come to that! I came in too hot & misjudged my stall, but Cory Jeremy, Josh Milan & Jerick handled it like pros. Sorry again, boys,” Daniel Suarez said.
Daniel Suarez witnessed a positive reaction from Twitter had they were parsing the efforts of the crew to get them safely from the incident. There was also praise coming to words both Suarez and the crew for the apology and incredible athleticism shown respectively.
What will happen, is this incident going to bring the No:99 crew more together or not?