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Daniel Suárez on contract renewal with Trackhouse: ‘We’re very close’

RICHMOND, Va. — Daniel Suárez says he’s close to taking his name off the NASCAR Cup Series’ Silly Season uncertainty list, nearing the final stages of sealing his return to Trackhouse Racing.

Suárez’s remarks came Saturday before on-track activity at Richmond Raceway, where the 24th of 26 regular-season races takes place with Sunday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (3 p.m. ET, USA, NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM).

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“Yeah, we’re very close,” Suárez said. “I’m gonna be honest, I haven’t even paid a lot of attention to it. I’m so focused right now on the playoffs and making my team stronger. But I know that my manager and people from Trackhouse are very, very close. We have never had doubts about where we’re at on those kinds of things. I’m just working on a couple of details. But yeah, we’re getting it finished. It’s not done yet, but it’s close.”

Suárez is in his second season with the No. 99 Trackhouse Chevrolet team. His Year 2 has been highlighted by his first Cup Series win, a breakthrough at Sonoma Raceway in June that landed him a postseason berth.

Suárez was Trackhouse’s first driver when the organization co-owned by Justin Marks and Pitbull entered Cup Series competition in 2021. Since then, Trackhouse has grown to a two-car operation with teammate Ross Chastain in the No. 1 Chevy. Together, the organization has seen a spike in its performance, savoring three victories between the two drivers this season.

The growth has been rapid, and Chastain said he’s looking forward to the continuity with Suárez as his teammate.

“We’re building, so that just goes without saying anything else,” Chastain said. “Like we want to keep building into the future of what we’ve got, what we’ve already done. So yeah, all on board with when they get it all worked out.”