On Wednesday, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard officially announced that current NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series points leader Daniel Suarez will be in the team’s No. 29 Toyota for this weekend’s Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Provided that he qualifies on speed, Suarez would be making his second start in the series.
Suarez is very happy to be returning to the Nationwide Series for another go.
“I’m looking forward to racing in Chicago this weekend as part of my preparation for 2015,” Suarez said. “It is going to be exciting to have the chance to start representing my new sponsor ARRIS as we begin planning for next season. I appreciate RAB Racing for working with Joe Gibbs Racing to help provide me with this opportunity so I can start learning new tracks and get ready to run full time next season. I’m thankful to everyone involved for giving me this opportunity.”
As Suarez stated above, primary sponsorship for the effort at Chicagoland will be provided by ARRIS, the telecommunications company that will serve as Suarez’s full-time primary sponsor in the Xfinity Series in 2015, in addition to sponsoring Carl Edwards in Sprint Cup. Chicagoland will be the first time that ARRIS officially sponsors a team in NASCAR.
In Suarez’s one previous Nationwide Series start, he qualified 12th and finished 19th at Richmond in April. He is currently ineligible to race on all of the circuits that comprise the 2015 Xfinity Series schedule.
In addition to the Nationwide announcement, Venturini Motorsports also announced Wednesday that they have signed Suarez to drive in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards ZLOOP 150 on Sept. 19. Suarez will drive Venturini Motorsports’ No. 66 Toyota with sponsorship from ARRIS.
Suarez is happy for the opportunity to continue to learn his craft.
“I’m excited to race with Venturini Motorsports at Kentucky in the ARCA Series as I continue to prepare for next season [when I will be] running full-time with Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series,” Suarez said.
The No. 66 that Suarez will drive is likely to be a very fast Camry. Austin Theriault, who drove for JR Motorsports in a couple of races earlier this season, won in the No. 66 on debut at Michigan in June. Brennan Poole also finished fourth at Pocono in August and likely would have contended for a decent finish at Madison before the brakes caught fire.