Sunday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was no joke when it came to rookies Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez.
Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez both weighed in on their first ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway…
LatinoAthlete.com got word that both racers, Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez, perspiring and happy to have completed the race.
Jones said it was the first night he had ever finished his entire bag of water during a race. While Daniel Suarez was unsure if he was going to finish the entire 600-mile event. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600 went long into the wee hours of Monday morning.
Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez weigh in on the intense Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600:
The race was a grueling six hundred miles of racing that was delayed by a with a 100-minutes of rain. Basically the race was no joke for Jones and Suarez, who are just happy that its over.
What was impressive about Jones and Suarez is that they performed more like veterans. The Monster Energy Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Jones and Suarez had everyone in amazement. The two rookie racers finished seventh and 11th, respectively, running consistently in the top 10.
Daniel Suarez talks about his approach on racing at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600:
Suarez told Nascar.com:
“I tried to be aggressive and I tried to stay in the front. … I feel like the guys did an amazing job of working on the car, trying to tune up the car and we had a top-10 car and we ended up one spot short.”
As for, Jones, he was happy at 7th after a four-race string of wrecks and cut tires that led to four disappointing finishes at Bristol, Richmond, Talladega and Kansas.
“This was what we needed after a bad couple races. So, nice to just get a good, solid finish, good top-10. I think our car was a little bit better than that — we just got that hole in the nose early and never really got the balance the same. But the 5-hour Energy Camry was good and it was just nice to have a good night.”
Meanwhile, the Monterrey, Mexico born, Suarez was fully content with his 11th-place result.
The pleased 25-year-old driver had this to say about finishing the race:
“I feel like it was good, we just have to make better decisions and adjustments a couple of times. We lost some spots on pit road and track position was huge and I don’t feel like that helped us a lot. But we had a top-eight, top-10 car and we ended up very close to that.”
Congrats to you both.