INDIANAPOLIS — There’s probably no organization in the NASCAR Cup Series that looks forward to road course racing in 2022 more than Trackhouse Racing.
Trackhouse drivers Daniel Suárez and Ross Chastain have combined to capture victories in two of the three road course races this season and earned top 10s in all but one of the races. Both are expected to be favorites Sunday on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I am proud of my team and everyone at Trackhouse Racing,” Suarez said of heading into Indy this week about their recent success. “We have been running very well of late. But we can be better. I thought we had a winning car at the start of Sunday’s race, but we were just a little bit off. Third place is a good finish, but we aren’t going to be happy until we are in first place.”
Suárez will seek his second career victory and second of the season Sunday on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile Indy road course that uses portions of the famous oval.
He arrives in Indianapolis on a roll posting top-nine finishes in four consecutive races. Suárez finished third Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. In the last six races he has scored the third most points of all drivers.
“Yes, we are very confident,” he says. “We know we have a good road course package. We have been in contention for the win at every road course this season.”
Suarez notes that while he’s happy to be racing his No. 99 Chevrolet on the 2.439-mile road course layout this weekend, he’s be happy to come here twice to race on the oval as well.
“I think Indianapolis is a big enough deal for everyone in racing that maybe we should race there twice. (smiling) Once on the oval and once on the road course!”