Race Preview: Texas Motor Speedway

Daniel Suárez / No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Preview

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

 

NO. 19 NEWS AND NOTES

The Lone Star State: Daniel Suárez and the No. 19 STANLEY team head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) this weekend for their first visit of the 2017 season at the 1.5-mile speedway. With a new STANLEY paint scheme on his Toyota Camry this weekend, Suárez will make his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start in the Lone Star State. Suárez, however, is no stranger to TMS as he has four starts under his belt in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with one top-five and two top-10 finishes on his resume.

JGR at Texas: Joe Gibbs Racing has 92 MENCS starts at Martinsville Speedway and has earned six wins, 24 top-five and 42 top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization has won five poles with an average start of 15.4 an average finish of 14.9.

#SuarezUnderCover: Suárez will go undercover on Saturday at 6:30 PM at the Lowe’s Store in Denton, TX, located at 1255 S Loop 288 Denton, TX 76205, to surprise customers who are purchasing/ checking out STANLEY Tools with tickets to Sunday’s race and STANLEY racing hats.

RACE INFO: The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at TMS begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 9th. The race will be broadcast live on Fox, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Suárez’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Texas Motor Speedway:

0 STARTS

0 WINS

0 TOP-5

0 TOP-10s

0 POLES

FROM THE COCKPIT

“I’m excited to get to Texas this weekend and debut our STANLEY paint scheme on Friday. STANLEY has been a great partner of JGR over the years, and I’m excited that they have joined our 19 team for this season. This weekend will be really interesting with the new surface being put down over the offseason at Texas. We have a little extra practice time this weekend, so I have no doubt we will get our STANLEY Camry dialed in for the race on Sunday. This team continues to work hard every week, and I’m looking forward to a good weekend in the Lone Star State.” - Daniel Suárez - No. 19 Driver

NO. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Team

Driver: Daniel Suárez

Engineer: Lee Hallman

Engineer: Gene Wachtel

Mechanic Zack Miller

Gasman Kenneth Purcell

Rear Tire Changer: Kip Wolfmeir

Hauler Driver Kyle Bazzell

Crew Chief: Scott Graves

Shock Specialist: Ron Denton

Mechanic: David Rudy

Tire Specialist: Jamie Turski

F. Tire Changer: Clay Robinson

R. Tire Carrier: Matt VerMeer

Hauler Driver: Jeff Icenhour

Car Chief: Eric Phillips

Tire Specialist: Jamie Turski

Mechanic: Joe Florelli

Shock Specialist: Ron Denton

R. Tire Changer: Kip Wolfmeir

R. Tire Carrier: Matt Ver Meer