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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Daniel Suarez
Another season is in the books, as Kyle Busch won his second Cup title at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and drivers now start to focus on racing again in February.
Denny Hamlin has more Homestead wins than the other championship contenders and will start on pole in Sunday’s season finale.
Mark Taylor previews the season finale at Homestead where Kevin Harvick will seek his second championship.
Kyle Busch heads C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup after leading more than 100 laps in each of the last three Phoenix races and winning the last two.
Mark Taylor previews this week's race at Phoenix where the Chase will cut the Round of 8 in half as the championship round awaits.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
With the sudden retirement of Carl Edwards last January, Suarez was thrust into the spotlight. He took over the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota and he performed extremely well given his brief period of racing in the Xfinity Series. Suarez notched 12 Top-10 finishes and waged a spirited battle with Erik Jones for last season's rookie of the year. The young Mexican hit a bit of a rough patch to close out last season, but he learned a tremendous amount in his first full season of racing at NASCAR's top level. The entire No. 19 team returns intact for the new season, so Suarez will have the same cast and support as last year. We expect to see him grow and continue to improve in 2018. Suarez missed the Chase for the Cup in season one, but he should have no trouble making the playoff field in season two.
With the shocking and late-breaking news in mid-January that Carl Edwards would not be returning to the No. 19 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing, Suarez was suddenly thrust into the Rookie of the Year discussion. The 24-year-old Mexican is fresh off the Xfinity Series championship in 2016, and was looking to defend that title in the upcoming season before the unexpected promotion. Suarez will be paired with Edwards' crew chief, Dave Rogers, and he'll look to make the Chase for the Cup in year one and win ROTY honors. The talented youngster has made his mark in the Xfinity Series in a very short time. Suarez piled up one championship, three victories and 45 Top-10 finishes in just 68 starts. He has loads of ability and is very coachable, but has zero experience in the Monster Energy Cup Series car.
The 2015 Rookie of the Year in this racing series returns to up the ante. Suarez didn’t break into victory lane in his rookie year, but he steadily progressed as the season wore on and put up some very good numbers. The first-full season of racing in the Xfinity Series yielded three pole positions and 18 Top-10 finishes for the driver of the No. 19 Toyota. Suarez ended last year with a flurry of six-straight Top-10 finishes to serve notice he would be a power in the upcoming season. The young driver gets a change in crew chiefs this season with Scott Graves taking over, but that should be of little concern. Suarez was really figuring these Xfinity cars out over the stretch run of last season and that learning curve should continue upward into 2016.
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Third in AAA Texas 500
Suarez finished third in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday evening.
Eighth-Place at Bristol
Fifth-Place at Michigan
Suarez finished fifth in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Fast Pocono Practice
Suarez was fastest in opening practice for the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 172.516 mph.