Stewart HAAS Racing announced Monday that Suarez has substituted Kurt Busch while the catalyst of this team’s No. 41 car. The statement, which came on the exact same afternoon since Suarez’s 27th birthday, was not really a surprise, since preceding Joe Gibbs Racing driver has become the front-runner for the area the previous few months.
Telecommunications company Arris will last to sponsor Suarez, as it’s going to move from JGR to SHR to displace Dragon Energy, which went together with Busch to Chip Ganassi Racing. HAAS Automation — that the company founded by SHR co-owner Gene HAAS — will remain like a co-primary sponsor on SHR’s No. 41 car.
“That is the ability every motorist wants, now I own it,” Suarez said in a press release. “I want to deliver to this team, our drivers, our partners from HAAS Automation, Arris and Ford, and, fundamentally, for me. We have all we will need to become prosperous.”
The 2016 Xfinity Series champion, Suarez has competed at the Cup Series the previous couple of years, completing 20th as being a beginner at 20 17 and 21st at 2018. He had been pushed out of his JGR ride for 20-19 when JGR hired 20 17 Cup champion Martin Truex Jr., whose Furniture Row Racing club was at limbo (and is now shut ).
Suarez learned in September that he wouldn’t come back to JGR and quickly became the very best candidate to replace Busch at an company that put all four of its drivers on the list of eight at the 3rd (semi final ) round of the playoffs at a 12-win 2018 year old. SHR has recorded two Cup titles — in 2011 using Tony Stewart and 2014 together with Kevin Harvick — and has won 31 Cup races at the previous five seasons.
The Monterrey indigenous has already established a few years of unexpected tWISts to his livelihood. He intended to shield his Xfinity Series name in 2017, however when Carl Edwards unexpectedly retired from the offseason, he went along to Cup.
While he ended one spot lower in the standings at 2018, he’d three top-5 endings in 2018 in comparison to at least one in 20 17. He stumbled on the pole and then finished 2nd at Pocono in August to discover the best Celtics conduct of his livelihood. In addition, he finished 2nd from the 2018 NASCAR allstar race.
“He’s dedicated, he’s talented and we’re pleased to own him as a important part of our race team.”