"Most overrated driver";"Below mid talent" - NASCAR fans react as Daniel Suarez prefers to stay with Trackhouse

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NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez seemingly doesn't have plans to switch to a different organization. He also expects to sign a contract extension with Trackhouse Racing. However, NASCAR fans have reacted strongly to the #99 Chevy driver.

In a recent conversation with Bob Pockrass, the 32-year-old Suarez talked about his contract extension with Trackhouse Racing. Suarez believes that he has "finally found his home" and wouldn't trade this team for any other top organization.

"I was bouncing from team to team until now I finally found the place where they not just believe in me, but also my voice has a weight and I’m able to make adjustments in my team based on what I see and feel...if you don’t have a voice, it’s very difficult to be successful. I think I have that at Trackhouse," Suarez said. [0:16 onwards]

However, users on X were quick to give their opinions regarding this statement by the #99 Trackhouse Racing driver.

"The most overrated driver period," said a user.
"Nice guy, below mid talent," another fan said.

A third user highlighted his 0.003-second margin win in Atlanta earlier this year:

"A couple inches at Atlanta this would be a "where are you headed next year" convo"
"Why would they(Trackhouse Racing) resign him when there are better drivers out there," a fan said.

Another fan on X gave his suggestion on signing the Stewart-Haas Racing drivers that are on the free agent market.

"They(Trackhouse) would be smart to try and get (Noah)Gragson or (Josh)Berry instead of keeping Suarez" one fan said.
"This said nothing about a new contract he is hoping for one," a fan added.

A brief about Daniel Suarez's NASCAR Cup Series stint

Before joining NASCAR's premier division, Daniel Suarez won the 2016 Xfinity Series Championship, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. He became the first Mexican to win a National Series Championship.

In 2017, Suarez made his debut in the Cup Series as a full-time driver for JGR. He piloted the #19 Toyota for two years. He then switched his home to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2019. His stint with SHR lasted for a year and he was signed by Gaunt Brothers Racing in 2020 for a single season.

In 2021, Suarez joined the newly formed Trackhouse Racing owned by Justin Marks and Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull.

Daniel Suarez came into the limelight with his first career Cup Series win in 2022. His first victory in the Cup Series was deemed one of the greatest moments in NASCAR history. He was the first Mexican-born driver to win a race in NASCAR's top-tier division, held at Sonoma Raceway.

He has a total of two career Cup Series wins. The second win was also considered a historic win in NASCAR. Earlier this year, Suarez won a three-wide photo finish with a margin of 0.003 seconds over Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney.

Currently, #99 Suarez is at P19 in the Cup Series standings. He has one win, two top-fives, and two top-tens after 15 starts in the 2024 Cup Series season.

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