Saturday, July 19, 2014

#NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Columbus Motor Speedway

The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season has been one of mixed results for Daniel Suárez.

Daniel Suárez has one win, two top fives and three top 10s in three career starts
at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway.  (Getty Images for NASCAR)

The Monterrey, Mexico, native began the season the same way he ended 2013, hot. His wins in the first two events of 2014 marked his sixth and seventh top-three finishes in nine NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races dating back to last year. In Suárez’s subsequent eight events, the driver has recorded two top fives and four top 10s, but has also registered four DNFs. He hopes a trip to Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway is what he needs to get back on the right track for the remainder of the season.

He entered this event weekend in 2013 in a similar state, a first half with mixed results. Through his first seven races, Suárez had one top five and three top 10s, and two races outside of the top 20. Once the race started, however, all his early season struggles seemed to disappear. Suárez took the lead on lap 66 and led the final 88 laps for his first career K&N Pro Series East victory.

Over his next six events, Suárez scored four top-three finishes and five top 10s, propelling him to third in the final championship points standings, the highest finish for a Mexican-born driver and Drive for Diversity program participant.

Suárez is looking for the same kind of post-Columbus turn around this season. In three career starts at the .333-mile oval, the 22-year-old has a win and two top fives, with an average finish of 3.7. He and teammate Ryan Gifford are the only drivers currently entered for the event with more than three starts at the track.

Race Day - Race 11 of 16 (2014 Season)

Track Facts

SHAPE: Semi-banked oval

SURFACE: Asphalt

LENGTH: .333 Mile 

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Columbus Motor Speedway
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Columbus Motor Speedway


1841 Williams Road

Columbus, OH, 43207

(614) 491-1047


1841 Williams Road

Columbus, OH, 43207

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