“Those Opportunities will Come” – Justin Marks on Trackhouse Racing and its Future in NASCAR

Published 07/31/2021, 1:15 PM EDT
Mar 21, 2021; Hampton, Georgia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez (99) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is slowly winding up and the new teams are contemplating their future. One of them is the Trackhouse Racing team, with Daniel Suarez as the driver. Recently, team owner and founder Justin Marks spoke about what the future holds for them.

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He said, “I don’t think that I would say no to any possibility for the future. This is something that I wanted and I love racing. It’s a great time in the industry right now, there’s a lot of momentum.

“I look at businesses like Roger Penske has built, Chip [Ganassi], Andretti Autosport and my friends over at Meyer-Shank Racing.

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“There’s a way to structure these businesses so that you really can be able to scale. Those opportunities will come as our relationship with Chevrolet develops.”

Marks acknowledged that he would love to go and run a Trackhouse Racing car in the Indy 500. In fact, he already initiated discussions to see how such a scenario would pan out. At the end of the day, there is no limit to any of his or the team’s dreams.

What lies ahead for Trackhouse Racing?

Admittedly, Daniel Suarez has had an up and down season this year. He has recorded a best finish of 4th at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race.

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However, he currently lies 22nd in the championship, six away from a Playoff spot. Unless something dramatic happens, it does not seem like he will enter the Playoffs.

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

However, there are still four races left and three spots up for grabs. In the Top 16, Tyler Reddick, Austin Dillon and Chris Buescher are fairly vulnerable.

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If Suarez can sneak past one of them, he could steal a playoff spot. However, he will have to navigate past Matt DiBenedetto, Ross Chastain, Bubba Wallace and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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