Box Score Info:
RACE: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
TRACK: Martinsville Speedway
DRIVER: Daniel Suárez
CAR: No. 51 ARRIS Toyota Tundra
LAPS: 200 /200
- Daniel Suárez, driver of the No. 51 ARRIS Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), crosses finish line sixth in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
- Suárez qualified his No. 51 ARRIS Toyota second for the 200-lap event, turning a lap time of 19.741 seconds at 95.922 mph around the half-mile paperclip.
- Under clear skies on a perfect Saturday afternoon in Martinsville, Va., Suárez took the green flag second but fell back to fourth when he got stuck in the outside lane on the start. He would report a vibration to his crew on lap nine but was able to work his way around Chase Elliott on lap 14 for third.
- The first caution flag flew on lap 49 and Suárez reported a loose-handling Toyota Tundra. 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 in the top five at the halfway point but would radio to his crew that his ARRIS Tundra was lacking grip on the long runs. The second caution flag flew on lap 109 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 115 restart fifth.
- The 24-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico would continue to run inside the top five until the third caution of the afternoon waved on lap 148. Deciding to play strategy, Manion called Suárez down pit road for four tires, fuel and a round of adjustments. Several teams opted to stay out or take only two tires and Suárez restarted ninth on lap 155.
- A quick caution flag flew on lap 162 and Suárez had already worked his way back up to sixth. Several more caution flags would fly in the closing laps and Suárez was unable to gain any more positions. He would cross the finish line sixth.
- Suárez captured his second career NCWTS top-10 finish at Martinsville. This was also his third top-10 finish of the season.