NASCAR Xfinity: Daniel Suárez

ThDaniel+Suarez+2015+NASCAR+Sprint+Cup+Series+6Ltn8_TK6B6l-2e 24-year old NASCAR driver Daniel Suárez has come a long way from his native Monterrey, Mexico. Suárez, stands as number one in the 2016 Nascar Xfinity Series Driver standings with 279 points. This is the first time Suárez has led in the XFINITY standings. In fact, it’s the first time a driver born outside the United States has been a series points leader, according to NASCAR statistical services. Suárez is the first Mexican-born race car driver to reach this high on the various NASCAR circuits. He knows that his background means that there will be a lot of people examining his every move. NASCAR is trying to get more Hispanics out to the track because they are an important group to try to reach. Suárez began racing karts in Mexico when he was just 11 and he states that he did not think he was going to excel. Now, he has shown speed since the 2016 season started, with a eighth-place finish at Daytona and a seventh-place finish at Atlanta. Daniel Suárez states on Fox News Latino, “I am confident that as soon as we go, we can be competitive. And if you’re competitive, it’s only a matter of time until you win.”

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