Who Is Daniel Suarez’s Girlfriend Julia Piquet? Does She Have a Connection to NASCAR?

Published 04/16/2021, 2:27 PM EDT
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)


Daniel Suarez is the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Champion. He currently drives for Trackhouse Racing Team, driving the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in the NASCAR Cup Series. He also drives as a part-time driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports.

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Suarez won the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Championship with Joe Gibbs Racing. He made his Xfinity Series debut in 2014 with Joe Gibbs Racing and subsequently made his Truck Series debut in 2015, where he raced the No. 51 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Daniel made his Cup Series debut in 2017, just after winning the Xfinity Championship. He has 33 top-10 finishes.

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

Relation of Daniel Suarez with the Piquet family

Daniel Suarez is currently dating Julia Piquet. She is the daughter of 3-Time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet and sister of former F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. Julia works with Motorsport.com.

Nelson Piquet jr. also drove in NASCAR. He ran in 38 Xfinity series races and even won a single race. Nelson also has a single NASCAR Cup Series start to his name. He drove for the Randy Humphrey Racing team.

Julia studied at the University of Miami. She earned a bachelor’s in Management and Economics. After that, she went on to get her MBA. Additionally, Julia isn’t the only one from her family to date a race car driver. Her sister Kelly is currently dating Formula 1 star Max Verstappen. Prior to this, Kelly dated another F1 driver, Daniil Kvyat, and has a child with him.

Julia expressed her happiness on getting into motorsports, and said, “I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought about motorsport as a career before because it was something I really enjoyed and I knew a lot about. One thing led to another and here I am and I’m really happy.”

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Nelson Piquet Jr. was one of Daniel’s first friends when he moved to the USA for racing. The Mexican driver had a problem communicating, as he only spoke Spanish.

Suarez explained, I couldn’t really communicate with a lot of people because I only spoke Spanish, so at the time the only people I was able to get along with spoke Spanish or something similar. I used to hang out a lot with Nelson Piquet and some Brazilian drivers. And then I met Nelson’s sister and then I’m dating her. He didn’t find it too fantastic when he found out.”

Daniel is quite open about his relationship with Julia and posts photos of them on social media frequently.

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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