2016 Season in Review: Daniel Suarez

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Daniel Suarez

CREW CHIEF: Scott Graves

TEAM: Joe Gibbs Racing


WINS: 3 (Dover I, Michigan, Homestead)

LAPS LED: 347 (career best)

Top 5s: 19 (career best)

TOP 10s: 27 (career best)


WHAT WENT RIGHT: Won his first career Xfinity race on a last-lap pass of teammate Kyle Busch at Michigan … Advanced to the championship race of the Chase and became the first foreign-born driver to win a national NASCAR series championship … Led career high 133 laps in championship race … Finished in top five in the last eight races … Won first Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Recorded two DNFs (Daytona II, Iowa II) … Finished outside the top 15 five times … Finished off lead lap five times.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: Returns for his third full-time season in the Xfinity Series with Joe Gibbs Racing. Will be joined by rookie Matt Tifft and the part-time Cup Series drivers.