Box Score Info:
RACE: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway
DRIVER: Daniel Suárez
CAR: No. 51 ARRIS Toyota Tundra
LAPS: 147 /147
- Daniel Suárez, driver of the No. 51 ARRIS Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), crossed the finish line fifth in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS).
- Suárez qualified his No. 51 ARRIS Toyota 10th for the 147-lap event, turning a lap time of 30.109 seconds at 179.348 mph around the 1.5-mile speedway.
- Following the drop of the green flag on a cloudy evening in Fort Worth, TX, Suárez fell back to 13th on lap five, relaying to his ARRIS team that his KBM Tundra was loose all around. Continuing to fight a loose condition on his ARRIS Tundra throughout the first run, Suárez was scored in 15th when the caution clock expired on lap 39, bringing out the first caution of the evening. During the caution, veteran crew chief Kevin (Bono) Manion called Suárez down pit road for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment to help with the handling issues on the ARRIS Tundra.
- Suárez continued to run inside the top 15 at the halfway point of the race but would radio to his crew that his ARRIS Tundra was still loose on the long runs. The second caution flag flew on lap 82 and Manion would once again call his driver to pit road for four fresh Goodyear tires, fuel and another round of adjustments. Suárez would take the lap 86 restart 13th.
- With the latest round of changes working on his ARRIS Tundra, the 24-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico would crack the top 10 on lap 101 and be scored in ninth when the final caution flag of the evening waved on lap 124. During the caution, Manion once again called Suárez down pit road for four tires, fuel and a round of adjustments. After a lightning-quick pit stop by his ARRIS crew, Suárez picked up three spots on pit road and would restart in sixth on lap 129.
- Suárez would continue to battle for the remaining 17 laps of the race, picking up one spot and crossing the finish line in the fifth position, earning his second top-five finish of the 2016 season.