Daniel Suarez will be the driver for Justin Marks’ new NASCAR Cup Series team, Trackhouse Racing Team, in 2021, the organization announced Oct. 7.
The team will field the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro in an alliance with Richard Childress Racing.
“I see in Trackhouse a great opportunity for me with a very strong group of people that share the same vision, commitment and goals that I have,” Suárez said in a release. “Justin has been involved in the racing world for over 20 years and understands the ins and outs of the sport both as a driver and from the business side. I have learned a lot in the last few years and have been very fortunate to be a part of very good organizations.
“I have learned that this sport is about people, and I know we are going to work very hard to put together a talented team. Furthermore, getting the support from a strong manufacturer like Chevrolet will be a key to our success. My goal is simple, I want to win races.”
Ty Norris is president of racing operations for the organization.
“I believe deeply in the direction NASCAR’s executive group is taking the sport,” team owner Marks said. “There is a disruptive and courageous vision for the future taking place that is displayed by the incredible 2021 racing schedule and new ways of looking at a sustainable economic model culminating in the debut of the 2022 NextGen car that, in my opinion, will lay the groundwork for a dramatic value proposition for future owners, media partners, stakeholders and sponsors for decades to come. Everything Trackhouse will be doing in 2021 from a business development standpoint will be in the context of positioning ourselves to win races and championships as NASCAR embarks on a new chapter in 2022 and beyond.”
Suarez currently competes for Gaunt Brothers Racing and recently announced he would be parting ways with the team at the end of the season. Previously, he drove for Joe Gibbs Racing from 2017-18 and Stewart-Haas Racing in 2019.
The team will have a charter for the season, though whose charter it has acquired was not disclosed at press time. The charter in question was acquired by Spire Motorsports, which in turn leased it to Trackhouse. Spire has two charters left in its possession and plans to run two cars in 2021.
Sponsorships and the crew chief will be announced at a later date.
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