LONG POND, Pa. — With his Top-5 finish at Pocono Raceway Sunday, Daniel Suarez has now raced in 200 NASCAR Cup Series races.
After the disqualification of Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, Suarez placed third in the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400, placing inside the Top-10 in the first two stages of the race. He earned 47 total points.
“It was a solid weekend,” Suarez said to The Racing Experts. “Overall, very proud of my team.”
Yet, for Suarez, he said it doesn’t feel like he has raced in 200 Cup Series races.
“It’s crazy how time goes so quick,” Suarez said.
SUAREZ’S CUP SERIES HISTORY
Suarez started racing in the Cup Series, competing for Rookie-of-the-Year honors in 2017 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Suarez raced for the team through 2018.
In 2019, Suarez raced one season for Stewart-Haas Racing in the No. 41.
The 2020 season saw Suarez drive for Gaunt Brothers Racing’s No. 96 Toyota.
Since 2021, Suarez has raced for Trackhouse Racing, co-owned by part-time professional racer Justin Marks and musician PitBull.
Suarez picked up his first Cup Series victory in 2022 with his win at Sonoma Raceway in June.
Suarez is the 143rd different driver to race in 200 points-awarding Cup Series races. Erik Jones, with 204 starts, also hit the double-century mark in starts this season.
Ty Dillon (187 starts) and Corey LaJoie (185 starts) can both eclipse 200 starts this season.
Three-time Cup Series champion Lee Petty was the first driver to race in 200 races, making his 200th start at Hickory Speedway in November 1955, which counted towards the 1956 championship.
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