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22-year-old Daniel Suarez is one busy driver this season – he’s competing full-time in the K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, and made his Nationwide Series debut for Joe Gibbs Racing at Richmond in April. Learn more about this talented young driver in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Daniel Alejandro Suarez Garza was born Jan. 7, 1992 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He began his racing career in karting at age 10, winning the class championship in 2007.
- In 2008, Suarez moved into Mini-Stocks, a precursor to the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, and became the youngest winner in the series’ history. He moved to the Mexico Series in 2010, winning the Rookie of the Year Award in spite of only running a partial season. In 2011, he finished ninth in the Mexico Series standings, with three poles on the season; he also competed in seven K&N Pro Series East races.
- In 2012, Suarez competed in both series again, finishing third in the Mexico Series with two wins and 16th in K&N East competition. In 2013, as part of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program with Rev Racing, he competed full-time in the K&N Pro Series East, finishing third in points with one win and nine top 10 finishes; he also finished second in points in the Mexico Series, with three wins.
- Suarez kicked off the 2014 season on a high note, winning the first two K&N Pro Series East race and three of the first four Mexico Series races. At Richmond International Raceway in April, he finished 19th in his Nationwide Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing.
- Learn more about Suarez at his website, danysuarez.com.