Amid the Brandon Brown Sponsorship Saga, Here’s How Daniel Suarez’s Deal With Subway Once Fell Through

Published 12/31/2021, 4:55 AM EST
Feb 21, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez (99) during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Sponsorships are one of the most integral parts of any motorsports team’s or driver’s career. So when a sponsor leaves or terminates the contract, it hurts. Yet the reasons are always there, and most of them are justifiable. However, this is not the case for Daniel Suarez, at least up to a certain point.

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Suarez, who currently drives for Trackhouse Racing, inherited Subway as a sponsor after he replaced Carl Edwards in 2017. However, a few months later, the American restaurant franchise called it off with Suarez.

The reason behind this was, Daniel Suarez was spotted giving Dunkin’ Donuts to fans at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This ‘disturbed’ Subway, as their sponsored driver, was happily handing out a competitor’s product.

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It was followed by a statement that read – “Due to circumstances beyond our control, Subway had to terminate its sponsorship of Daniel Suarez.”

This is certainly a strange but understandable scenario.

Daniel Suarez feels the future is ‘extremely bright’ at Trackhouse

After the 2021 season, Suarez spoke about the bright future that he’s happy with at Trackhouse Racing. “I feel like the future of Trackhouse Racing is extremely bright and I’m very, very happy to be along for the ride with them,” he said.

“I feel like with Trackhouse, they listened to me a lot, and we’ve been making a few adjustments here and there and we’ve been growing together, and I really like that a lot.”

Suarez explains that a large part of his happiness and excitement is that the team is growing alongside him, that he is now “able to influence” how the team can be made better for him.

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“You know, I’ve never had that before. Pretty much in the past, ‘this is what you got and good luck’ and that was it. And if it was good, great; then if it was not so good, too bad. But that was it. My voice wasn’t loud enough to make adjustments.”

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The upcoming year could be a big one for Daniel Suarez. Admittedly, he has found a team that is open, flexible, and overall a project in the making, just like his career. For the first time in a long while, instead of worrying about a seat next year, Suarez can focus on making his current seat better.

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How much he can improve now that he’s settled? We’ll see.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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