Daniel Suarez has signed a contract to stay with the Trackhouse Racing Team for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. This makes it official.
One of the best free agents left in the NASCAR Cup Series silly season, Daniel Suarez, is no longer available. Trackhouse Racing Team and Suarez have reached a deal that will keep him driving the #99 Chevrolet through the 2023 season.
Given what both the team and Suarez have said over the last few months, this decision shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
Early on, there were rumors that Suarez might not be on the team next year. This was especially true after Suarez’s first-year teammate Ross Chastain won his first two races.
Suarez, on the other hand, had been with the team owned by Justin Marks and Pitbull for two years and still hadn’t won his first game.
Suarez finally got his first win at the Cup level and a spot in the playoffs in mid-June at Sonoma Raceway. After that, the team said there was a “100% chance” he would sign a contract to stay with the organization in 2023. Ty Norris, who is the president of the team, added that his win didn’t even affect that decision.
But in this silly season for motorsports, it’s best to wait for official confirmation from everyone involved, as we’ve seen in IndyCar and Formula 1.
Even though it had been more than two months since the 30-year-old Mexican driver got his first win, we got that news before the last race of the regular season on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
Notably, Suarez’s contract only goes through the 2023 season, so he is expected to be a free agent after next year. That doesn’t mean, though, that he won’t sign again with Trackhouse Racing Team.
Suarez is in 12th place in the point standings with one race left in the regular season of 2022. He is also 14th in the provisional 16-driver playoff picture.