Suárez, Comcast Business Team Finish 17th at Richmond
Daniel Suárez finished 17th in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. With the finish the No. 19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry team ranks 20th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings after the season's 28th race.
The second-year driver started the race from 38th and spent the opening stage maneuvering his blue and white Comcast Business Camry up the leaderboard. By the end of the first 100-lap stage, Suárez was scored 18th despite reporting that his Camry was too loose on corner entry and exit, but too tight in the center of the turns.
During the second stage, Suárez continued his ascent through the field, climbing into the top 15 and all the way up to 13th by the second green-checkered flag of the night on Lap 200. With similar feedback regarding the car's handling, crew chief Scott Graves called for chassis adjustments to remedy the situation for the Monterrey, Mexico native.
Suárez opened the final stage 12th and spent much of the latter 200 laps racing inside the top 15. Following a green-flag pit stop on Lap 320, an untimely caution six laps later pinned the Comcast Business Camry two laps down. While he was able to take the wave around to recover one of those laps, Suárez restarted one lap down in 19th with 67 laps remaining.
The race ran green through the checkered flag and Suárez was able to reclaim two positions to end the night 17th.