Suárez, STANLEY Team Finish 36th at Phoenix After Being Collected In Early Accident
Daniel Suárez was credited with a 36th-place finish in Sunday's Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway after being collected in an accident during the second stage of the race.
After starting 26th, the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Camry charged forward at the drop of the green flag as Suárez worked his way into the top 20. As the opening run went longer, the Monterrey, Mexico native reported that his Camry was too tight in traffic. Despite the condition, Suárez began running lap times comparable to the top-five drivers late in the first stage. He crossed the line 19th when the first green-checkered flag waved to end Stage 1 at Lap 75.
Suárez lined up 19th at Lap 96 to start the second stage. As the field raced down the front stretch, Joey Logano's No. 22 car blew a left-rear tire, sending his car spinning out of control. When cars slowed to avoid the spinning car, Suárez made contact with the back of Matt Kenseth's No. 6 car. The resulting damage was enough to puncture the radiator in Suárez's Camry, leaving him unable to finish the race.
The No. 19 STANLEY Camry ended the day with a 36th-place finish.