Box Score Info:
RACE: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
TRACK: Martinsville Speedway
DRIVER: Daniel Suárez
CAR: No. 51 ARRIS Toyota Tundra
- Daniel Suárez, driver of the No. 51 ARRIS Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), finished 18th in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, VA.
- Suárez qualified his No. 51 ARRIS Toyota sixth for the 250-lap event, turning a lap time of 19.780 seconds at 95.733 mph around the 0.56-mile “paperclip”.
- Following the drop of the green flag on a perfect Saturday afternoon in Southern Virginia, Suárez settled into the eighth position, where he would spend most of the afternoon of the scheduled 250-lap race, noting that his ARRIS Tundra was tight in the center of the corner and loose off exit. A handful of adjustments were made prior to the halfway point of the race to help the drive off of the ARRIS Tundra.
- With the adjustments made by his ARRIS team working, Suárez worked his way into the fourth position when the eighth caution of the afternoon waved on lap 230. Following the restart on lap 234, Suárez was put three wide entering turn one and lost several positions after contact with other competitors. Suárez would be scored in the 12th position when the ninth caution of the afternoon waved on lap 236.
- Following the restart on lap 244, Suárez was scored in 10th when he suffered damage to his ARRIS Tundra during the 10th caution of the afternoon. During the caution, the ARRIS team made quick work of repairing the damage on pit road, keeping Suárez on the lead lap. The Monterrey, Mexico-native would restart the race in the 20th position on lap 250. Suárez would gain two sports following the restart, ultimately coming home in the 18th position in his ARRIS Tundra.
Daniel Suárez’s Post-Race Thoughts:
“Today was a tough day for our ARRIS team. We fought a tight condition for the majority of the day and just couldn’t really gain much ground on the leaders. I thought we might come home with a decent finish, but we just got caught up in the accident towards the end of the race and that kind of set us back. I can’t thank the guys enough at KBM for the extremely hard work they put into building this ARRIS Tundra. We will take a few weeks off from the truck series and be back stronger than ever at Dover.”