The roster of drivers for the 2023 SRX Racing Series season continues to grow. On Monday, the series announced Daniel Suárez as the latest addition to its star-studded lineup for the upcoming season, which will be contested on Thursday nights on ESPN beginning in July.
Suárez, the driver of the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Trackhouse Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, will make his SRX Series debut at the Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont on July 20th.
The driver who scored his first-career NASCAR Cup Series win last season in the event at Sonoma Raceway, is honored to be invited to showcase his talents in the SRX Racing Series, and Suárez is hopeful to put on a good show for the fans.
“I am very honored to be part of SRX in 2023. I have watched the Series and noticed how much fun everyone seems to have each week,” said Daniel Suárez. “Anytime I race I want to win, but I know it’s going to be a big challenge with as many talented drivers as SRX attracts. No matter what happens I know SRX will put on a great show for the fans in the stands and the television audience this summer.”
For SRX, landing another big name from the world of NASCAR is a big deal, and Suárez brings talent as well and personality to SRX.
“Daniel is a very special guy. I liked him the very first time I met him and have enjoyed watching him sharpen his racing skills at Team Trackhouse, said Don Hawk, Chief Executive Officer of SRX. “He has a lot of talent - coupled with a persona that has been well embraced by his sponsors and his ‘amigos.’ We welcome them all to SRX and are excited to see Daniel take on the Speedbowl at Thunder Road.”
Suárez in addition to being a NASCAR Cup Series winner, also scored a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship while driving for Joe Gibbs Racing back in 2016.
The native of Monterrey, Mexico has a never-give-up attitude on the track, which is part of the reason he eventually landed with Trackhouse Racing, where his career has truly started to blossom.
One of Suárez's most gusty performances came in a 36th-place finish at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval last fall. Suárez had the power steering on his No. 99 Chevrolet fail early in the event, and the racer muscled his way through the pain all day long in hopes of being able to advance to the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
Ultimately, Suárez was eliminated from the Playoffs, but the tenacity he showed that day was inspiring.
The SRX Racing Series will run six-consecutive Thursday nights in 2023 beginning on July 13th at Stafford Motor Speedway and ending on August 17th at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.
The 2023 SRX Series will be broadcast live each week at 9 PM ET on ESPN, which will bring back the iconic Thursday Night Thunder branding. The series will also be available to stream on the ESPN App.
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