The no.99 Chevrolet Camaro driver is sure that changing teams is not an easy process.
Daniel Suarez will make his debut with Trackhouse Racing during the Speedweeks. Trackhouse is the Mexican’s fourth team in five Cup Series seasons, so the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion told in what way changing teams is challenging.
“As a driver, the last thing you want is to move from team to team, from manufacturer to manufacturer. But sometimes, it’s just out of control of the driver, of the team.”, said Suarez.
“It’s very difficult to be in that position because if you think about it, every single team that has success in NASCAR is not a new team, it’s a team that has been there for years. And it takes time to build that relationship, to build that understanding, to build that: ‘I know what he wants, I know what he needs’ [chemistry]”, he added.
In the end, Daniel Suarez shared his experience of adapting to the Cup Series: “I was ready to be in the Cup Series in 2017, but I was ready talent-wise. But experience-wise I was not, and having the right people around me and them advising me what to do or what not to do. I don’t have a racing family behind me that can tell me what to do or what not to do, so I have had to learn all those things by myself.”