Daniel Suarez is unfortunate to get involved with Alex Bowman on the backstretch with 30 laps to go that left him in 28th.
He ran himself through the Top 10-15 mark the entire time before that crash happened.
Though, his car didn’t have the perfect setup through the corners which hurt the momentum unless Suarez would’ve avoided the accident.
2018 KC Masterpiece 400, Loop Data Stats Summary
- Start: 14th
- Mid-Race: 27th
- Finish: 28th
- Highest Position: 9th
- Lowest Position: 35th
- Average Position: 23rd
- Green Flag Passes: 43, Times Passed: 53
- Quality Passes: 8, 18.6 %
- Fastest Laps: 3
- Top 15 Laps: 30, 11.2%
- Laps: 258/267
- Driver Rating: 61.2
Daniel Suarez’s Kansas Speedway Cup Record
So in his last two races including on Saturday at this track, Suarez has finished way down the order despite qualifying above the Top 20.
Last two-race stint results
- Started: 5th, Finished: 36th, October 2017
- Started: 14th, Finished: 28th, May 2018
His highest finish & only Top 10 so far is 7th precisely a year ago on his first Cup race at Kansas.
- Three Starts
- 722 of 801 laps completed, 90.1%
- Highest Qualifying Position: 5th, October 2017
- Best Finish: 7th, May 2017
- One Top 10, 33.3%
- Average Start: 11.3 & Finish: 23.7
- DNF: One, Crash (October 2017)
- Average Driver Rating: 71.1
His All-Star Race Record
Daniel Suarez entered last year’s Monster Energy Open event which is the qualifying finals before you can advance in the exhibition race finale.
He may not be the first draft pick in the $1 million 80 lap dash.
However, Suarez indeed started from 6th before he won overall the initial qualifying round in the final stage.
From there, he entered the final 80-lap dash where Suarez came home in 15th spot.
Daniel Suarez’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season so far.
- 12 Events
- 3692 of 3902 laps completed, 94.6%
- Six Laps led
- Highest Qualifying Position: 4th, February 2018 in Atlanta
- Best Finish: 3rd, May 2018 in Dover
- One Top 5, 8.3%
- Four Top 10 finishes, 33.3%
- Average Start: 16.2 & Finish: 18.2
- DNF: One, Crash (Daytona 500)
- He sits 21st in the Drivers’ Standings with 223 points.
- 37th, Daytona 500
- 15th, Atlanta
- 26th, Las Vegas
- 8th, Phoenix
- 23rd, Fontana
- 18th, Martinsville
- 29th, Texas
- 11th, Bristol
- 10th, Richmond
- 10th, Talladega
- 3rd, Dover
- 28th, Kansas
Suarez would’ve done better if he avoided Bowman and not get any contact.
Instead, Suarez used the high line and made contact with the wall which saw him go loose with Bowman.
Well, that’s racing as Suarez learned that harsh lesson and moved on.
For now, Suarez is looking forward to two weeks at home of NASCAR in Charlotte, North Carolina.
From there, the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway does not count in the official championship standings.
But, Daniel Suarez is 100% sure to use this weekend to perform at his best and win the $1,000,000 prize.
He will have a bit more time to keep in touch with fans in person and on social media.
So these ten days of thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway is an event that you cannot miss.
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