Pitbull Applauds Daniel Suarez for Finishing NASCAR Daytona Race Despite Throwing up in His Car

Published 02/24/2021, 8:30 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


On Sunday, Daniel Suarez finished the Daytona road course race in 16th place. Admittedly, it was a far better performance than the one he turned in at the Daytona 500. However, this was a hard-fought battle all the way until the checkered flag. The only difference was that Suarez was facing a different opponent this time around – himself.

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Sometime during the race, the Mexican driver suddenly fell ill. It got so bad that he even began to vomit inside his helmet. In the end, he proved that he was a real trooper and survived the race.

Without a doubt, when the checkered flag dropped, he would have probably made a beeline to the medical centre. Safe to say, his team owner Pitbull, was impressed with his grit and determination.

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What did Daniel Suarez think about the race?

Speaking on Twitter, Daniel Suarez said, “An overall positive day for our iFLY Chevy Camaro. There are a lot of different areas that we have to improve on, but that’s the fun part about racing! We are just building this team and it will only get better from here.

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“Side note: I started to feel sick with 25 laps to go and threw up in the car with 15 laps to go (yes, inside the helmet) Those last 15 laps were definitely NOT fun to run… You guys can imagine”

SPARTA, KENTUCKY – JULY 12: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Ford, celebrates with the Busch Pole Award after qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Although he may be disappointed to miss out on a better position, Suarez was glad to survive it. It also made up for his dismal run in the Daytona 500, a week earlier, where he crashed out of the race. On the bright side, he is continuing to progress up through the order in baby steps.

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Now, Suarez, Justin Marks, and rapper Pitbull will be looking ahead to the coming race weekends. In the coming weekend, the paddock will stay in Florida for a third consecutive weekend. However, the difference is that will seek to conquer a new venue, namely the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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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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