Suarez, Marks aiming excessive with Trackhouse staff
Daniel Suarez couldn’t go up the chance to work with Justin Marks after listening to Marks’ imaginative and prescient for a spot in NASCAR.
“For individuals who don’t know me and see all this some the very again, possibly they’re pondering, ‘OK, what the heck is Daniel doing beginning once more with one other brand-new staff?’ However it’s an excellent alternative,” mentioned Suarez. “I’ve realized so much in the previous few years. I do know what it takes to achieve success, not simply on the racetrack however exterior the racetrack, and one of many benefits Justin has is he’s nonetheless a race automotive, and now as a staff proprietor, he understands either side of the coin very nicely. The enterprise facet and the competitors facet. So, I really feel like that may be very exhausting to beat.
“I do know we’re placing collectively enterprise mannequin for sponsors and to have the ability to entice individuals to the racetrack and the staff. It simply felt proper. The imaginative and prescient of Justin, it was extraordinarily near the imaginative and prescient I’ve had for some time. I suppose since we first met to speak about this mission, it simply felt good. Typically you need to belief your intestine feeling, and then you definately go from there.”
Trackhouse Racing Staff would be the fourth staff Suarez has competed for within the NASCAR Cup Sequence. The 2021 season will probably be his fifth full 12 months.
Suarez and Gaunt Brothers Racing introduced Sept. 15 they might cut up on the finish of this season. Gaunt Brothers put collectively a full-time effort for this 12 months and employed Suarez in mid-January after his contract was not renewed at Stewart-Haas Racing. In 138 Cup Sequence begins, Suarez has 32 top-10 finishes and completed a career-best seventeenth within the standings final 12 months.
Suarez admitted he did speak to a number of groups and had excellent gives. However he reiterated how he trusts his intestine feeling.
“I’m extraordinarily lucky that I’ve good individuals behind me that assist me make choices and put all of the choices on the desk,” he mentioned. “For the reason that very starting, Justin was one thing for me and the individuals who advise me, we thought it was one thing good, and never only for now, however for the long run. I believe it’s essential to see that. Should you have a look at my profession, I haven’t had consistency, and I really feel like consistency in racing is tremendous essential.
“Should you can’t have consistency, you can’t be profitable, and it was essential for me to know that I used to be going to have every thing I should be aggressive and profitable, however not simply subsequent 12 months however what’s after that. I felt Justin was positively the particular person and the staff that was capable of put the entire package deal, together with the concept we’ve had, to have the ability to make it occur.”
Marks mentioned there are “plenty of companions” as part of his program, however they are going to be rolled out when it’s impactful for all of them. Wednesday was about asserting the staff, driver, and alliances.
“Daniel has some nice supporters; I’ve obtained some nice supporters,” mentioned Marks. “We’ve obtained conversations going proper now with firms which can be enthusiastic about what we’re doing, it’s simply actually at this level a matter of determining who’s going to be concerned with what stock, who we’re going to be taking to the Daytona 500 on the race automotive.
“I’ve a big competitors price range for 2021 that places us in competition to be a playoff staff — that could be a truth. If we get 80 p.c of the best way there on our sponsorship, the opposite 20 p.c is there, and it’s going to be utilized to place us in essentially the most aggressive place potential as a result of we all know and consider in ’22 with the brand new automotive, economics of the game are going to come back our means.”