A discussion of a move to the cup series for Daniel Suarez was ignited after his unexpected championship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season.
However, it seems as he would be remaining where he currently is at the moment – at least, for now.
His team owner, Joe Gibbs had hinted on the idea of going to the Cup series quite soon after Suarez’s win at Homestead- Miami Speedway, in the season finale.
“It’s going to be pretty quick we’ll be going to Cup,” Gibbs had said.
“I think it’s in Daniel’s hands, but obviously, he’s performed so well.
“It’s hard to get all that organized, but we’re working – that’s going to be our end game. That’s what we’re going to be working for.”
However, a team spokesman for Joe Gibbs Racing, on Saturday, had told Motorsport.com that current plans by the organization would see Suarez competing full time next season in the Xfinity series.
The 24 year old became the first foreign born to emerge champion of one of NASCAR’s three national series – Xfinity, Sprint Cup and Trucks.
The native of Monterrey, Mexico has one championship, three wins, six poles and 27 top-five and 45 top-10 finishes from his 68 career Xfinity starts. Also, he owns a victory in the Truck series.
Fellow team mate, Erik Jones had moved full time in this season to the Xfinity series. He was the No. 1 seed in the Chase, at its beginning. However, he was only able to finish in fourth position in the series standing.
He would be moving full time to the cup series in 2017, and would be driving for Furniture Row Racing on loan for one season at least.
Suarez had also admitted that he had hoped to move to Cup series and believes that racing there would be difficult.