Race Preview: Kansas Speedway

Daniel Suárez / No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Preview

Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway



Racing for a Miracle: Daniel Suárez and the No. 19 Stanley team head to Kansas Speedway this weekend for their first visit of the 2017 season at the 1.5-mile speedway. Not only is Suárez chasing his first-career Cup win, but Suárez and his Stanley Toyota Camry team are racing for much more- $1 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). This exciting opportunity is a big part of STANLEY’s Annual “Racing for a Miracle” campaign in partnership with CMN Hospitals and the Ace Hardware Foundation. If Suárez wins, Stanley Black & Decker will donate $1 Million to CMN Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. The “Racing for a Miracle” program with STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation will once again pledge $100,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. It’s a total contribution of more than one million dollars since the program started to help member hospitals and local children.

Suárez at Kansas: While he will be making his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start this weekend, Suárez, however, is no stranger to Kansas Speedway as he has two starts under his belt in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with one top-five and two top-10 finishes on his resume.

JGR at Kansas: Joe Gibbs Racing has 67 MENCS starts at Kansas Speedway and has earned four wins, 14 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization has won two pole awards with an average start of 13.5 an average finish of 17.3.

CMN Hospital Visit: On Thursday, Suárez will tour the local Pediatrics Unit at The University of Kansas Health System, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and meet many of the young patients admitted there. While visiting, Suárez and representatives from STANLEY, will present the $100,000 donation to CMN Hospitals on behalf of the Ace Hardware Foundation. The team will also unveil the paint scheme that will run this weekend on the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota. The paint scheme includes names of one child from each state who represents Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as four very special children who will serve as “Honorary Pit Crew Members” of the No. 19 team throughout the weekend.

RACE INFO: The Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 13th. The race will be broadcast live on Fox Sports1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Suárez’s 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:



0 TOP-5

2 TOP-10s



“This is a huge weekend for our Stanley team, and I can’t wait to get to the track. I always want to win, but we have a little extra motivation this weekend with the Racing for a Miracle promotion Stanley Black and Decker has going on. I’ve always admired this program, but now that I’m actually taking part in it, I have a new level of respect now that I’m partnering with the Stanley team. I am blown away by the courage and determination that the kids at CMC hospitals show, and I would like nothing more than to get a win for them and their families on this special weekend.” - 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