Daniel Suárez / No. 19 Juniper Networks Toyota Preview

Lilly Diabetes 200 at Indy


No. 19 Juniper Networks Toyota News and Notes:

  • Visiting The Brickyard: The NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), Joe Gibbs Racing and Daniel Suárez returns to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) this weekend for the final “Dash 4 Cash” race of the 2016 season at the “Brickyard”. Suárez will be making his second-career start at the Speedway, IN, track, after starting second and finishing third in the ARRIS Camry last July.
  • Dash 4 Cash Format: Heat races will once again make their way back to the NXS this weekend for the final Dash 4 Cash race of the season. Qualifying on Saturday morning will set the field for two heat races. Odd-numbered qualifiers will compete in the first Heat. Even-numbered qualifiers compete in the second Heat race which will set the starting positions for the Main. The top two finishing NASCAR XFINITY Series points-earning drivers in each of the Two Heats will comprise the Dash 4 Cash field in the Main race. The highest finisher among those four in the Main wins the final Dash 4 Cash bonus of the season.
  • New Hampshire Recap: After finishing fourth last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Suárez earned his eighth top-five finish of the 2016 season and holds a 15-point lead over second place heading to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   
  • Joe Gibbs Racing at Indy: JGR has 13 NXS starts at IMS and has earned two wins, seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization has won three poles with an average start of 5.1 an average finish of 8.3. 
  • RACE INFO: The Lilly Diabetes 200 at IMS begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90, and IMS Radio.


Suárez’s Career NASCAR XFINITY Series Stats at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

1

0

1

1

0

0

2.0

3.0

 


Suárez’s 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

17

1

8

14

1

74

3.4

7.7

 


Suárez’s Career NASCAR XFINITY Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

52

1

16

32

4

157

6.8

10.6

 

 

From the Cockpit:

Daniel Suárez: “I absolutely can’t wait to get to Indy and hit the track on Friday in our Juniper Networks Camry. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule, and I’ve really been looking forward to making my return since last year. We had a great Camry last year, so hopefully we can repeat the same success we had and capture our second win of the season. It would be an honor to win at the Brickyard and I would love nothing more than to put our Joe Gibbs Racing Camry in Victory Lane on Saturday afternoon.”

From the Pit Box:

Scott Graves: “I think a win at Indy would be at the top of anyone’s list of tracks to win at.  It’s typically a very difficult track to figure out but Daniel ran very well there last year and had a chance to win. The whole 19 team is looking forward to this weekend and feel like we have a good shot at getting our second win of the year.  We know it won’t be easy since every team goes to Indy with the best car they have, but we are up for the challenge”