NASCAR Driver Daniel Suarez to Make His Trans Am Debut in Nashville

Published 08/08/2021, 2:10 PM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Sonoma, California, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez (99) during the Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, reports emerged that NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez, will make his Trans Am series debut this weekend. The Mexican driver will pilot the #75 Chevrolet Camaro for Silver Hare Racing at the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville. Without a doubt, it will be a nice change of pace for the 29-year-old Trackhouse Racing driver.

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“It’s going to be a lot of fun on that new track. I am excited for it,” said Suarez.

“I have wanted to run Trans Am with Justin (Marks) for a long time and we finally get to do it this weekend in Nashville. Justin is really good as are a lot of the drivers in this race. The Silver Hare Racing guys will give me a great car and I hope we put on a good show for everyone.”

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Normally, the Trans Am series acts as a support race for the NTT IndyCar Series. The series will make history this time around, crossing a waterbody for the first time; all the cars will race over the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge twice per lap.

What to expect from Daniel Suarez?

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Suarez will partner Michael Self, who will drive the #7 Camaro, alongside Tyler Kicera and Maurice Hull. It is worth noting that Kicera will head into this race brimming with confidence, on the back of a podium finish at Brainerd.

Mar 21, 2021; Hampton, Georgia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez (99) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Suarez will not be the only NASCAR driver on the grid. Other drivers include Harrison Burton, Brandon Jones, and Ty Gibbs. Admittedly, Suarez may need to rush, because he is also competing in the Cup Series race at Watkins Glen.

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He will also be bolstered by the fact that he will get a new teammate next season when Ross Chastain joins the outfit. This was made possible after the Trackhouse Racing team bought the Chip Ganassi Racing team. For now, the Mexican driver will be focused on the remainder of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. There are just four races until the playoffs commence in earnest and he is lying in 22nd place. If he wants to have a berth, Suarez really needs to buck up in the remaining regular season races.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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