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1st Foreign-Born NASCAR Driver To Win Nat'l Title Is MEXICAN

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1st Foreign-Born NASCAR Driver To Win Nat'l Title Is MEXICAN

"Vine aquí para competir, para demostrar mi valor, pero más que nada, vine a correr"

Not even 2 months after being the first foreign-born driver to win a NASCAR national title, 25-year-old Daniel Suarez, nativo de Monterrey, Mexico, will become the first Mexican-born competitor to race full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Suarez, who was a 10-time winner in Mexico's NASCAR series before transitioning to the US, will be driving Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 19 Toyota, replacing NASCAR great Carl Edwards, who is leaving the sport.  

"We started this dream 10 years ago with NASCAR, and right now to be in this position, to be in this opportunity is just something amazing for me and for everyone that has been helping me, of course," dice Suarez.

Suarez's crew chief, Dave Rogers, commented to a Nascar reporter, 

"We're going to go to every race, we're not going to have expectations to win, but we're going to go to the track knowing that we can if we do everything right and the right situations come up, we can put ourselves in Victory Lane."

"The neat thing about this is history. Very seldom in life do you get to sit down and say 'Hey, I'm part of history right now' … This is a living, historic event. This is a really big deal. So every opportunity is an opportunity for history."

And Suarez is now starring in his first NATIONAL COMMERCIAL, a bilingual Subway spot. Watch below.

Buena suerte!