Daniel Suarez achieved his first cup victory, at the Sonoma Raceway. This is a moment that has been waiting for 10 years and it is obvious that he is delighted after all. “You know, it has cost me a lot to get to this point.
A lot of people don’t know that, but it has cost me a lot to get to this country first 10 years ago, and to get to this point, fighting,” Daniel Suarez said. “I come from a very humble family. Every step of my life has cost me a lot.
“I knew that it’s important to remember that if I was able to come all the way here, I wasn’t going to give up here. My confidence was high. “But obviously knowing that you haven’t won yet, there is a little bit of doubt.
But I knew that I was fast. I knew that I could race with them, with the guys that are winning. But I hadn’t showed that first victory”.
His team has had no luck in many races this season but perseverance and team spirit have paid off.
“I told my team, you know, the last five weeks we have had very fast race cars, but things happen. The jack broke last week. In Charlotte we were the fastest car and we were missing something on pit road every single time,” he said.
“But at the end my team, everyone, we stayed together. We keep pushing. I told them that bad luck doesn’t last forever, and tough people do. We kept working very hard and here we are”. Although he has won, Suarez always wants to be better.
“Today was amazing. We did a lot of things right. But we believed that our car could have been a little bit better,” Suarez said. “So, when you look at the big picture and always try to see yourself as what I could have done better or different, that’s when you become a great team. I feel like we’re on our way there”.