Daniel Suarez: ‘The potential is there’ at Trackhouse

Daniel Suarez: ‘The potential is there’ at Trackhouse

Potential can be dangerous. It speaks of what could be, not what is. A tantalizing prospect of success that isn’t guaranteed, but must be earned.

It’s also the word that Daniel Suarez uses the most to describe his new team, Trackhouse Racing, which is just four NASCAR Cup Series races old.

Their inaugural race, the season-opening Daytona 500, ended just 13 laps in thanks to a big crash. Two top-20 finishes followed: A 16th-place finish at the Daytona road course where Suarez overcame in-car sickness and a 15th-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Last week, according to Suarez, their simulator set-up for Las Vegas didn’t match up well with his No. 99 Chevrolet. It led to a 26th-place finish.

Suarez, a five-year Cup veteran, is optimistic about what lies ahead for Trackhouse. But he knows it will take time for the organization, co-owned by Justin Marks and musician Pitbull, to become a contender.

“I’m the kind of person that always tries to focus on the things…

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