Daniel Suárez and the No. 41 ARRIS Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) head north to Dover (Del.) International Speedway this weekend. Suárez will drive the orange-and-black No. 41 Ford Mustang adorned with the ARRIS logo in Sunday’s 400-mile race at the track known as “The Monster Mile.” Suárez most recently piloted his Mustang with the ARRIS paint scheme in August at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, where he captured a fifth-place finish. ARRIS will also be on the No. 41 machine later this month at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.
ARRIS has been involved with NASCAR since 2014 and is responsible for the most comprehensive Wi-Fi deployment in NASCAR history at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The company announced the first CBRS Private LTE network deployment at the newly renovated ISM Raceway near Phoenix. ARRIS also powers the communication between NASCAR drivers and their teams through its SURFboard SB6183® modem and E600® Converged Edge Router with integration and support from its global services team.
Last weekend’s race on the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway roval proved to be as action packed as expected for the Cup Series field. Suárez qualified 13th and earned four bonus points during the 109-lap event. Late-race contact with a competitor resulted in a less-than-ideal finish of 34th for the Mexico native.
The 27-year-old has five Cup Series starts at Dover, all resulting in top-11 finishes, including a best of third earned in May 2018. In total, he has one top-five and four top-10s at the concrete mile oval. The ARRIS driver has accumulated an average starting position there of 9.6 and an average finishing position of 7.6, along with 21 laps led. All 21 of those laps were led by Suárez in May.
In this year’s May race, Suárez started 14th and worked all race to gain track position in the No. 41 Mustang. He finished 11th in the rain-delayed race that was concluded Monday.
In addition to his Cup Series starts at Dover, Suárez has six NASCAR Xfinity Series starts with one win in October 2016, two top-fives and five top-10s, and 144 laps led. He also has two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts there, both resulting in second-place finishes. Finally, he has two starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, one in 2013 when he finished sixth, and one in 2014, when he finished 22nd after an accident ended his day prematurely.
At tracks 1 mile or less in length, Suárez has six top-10 finishes in his last 10 starts. He has an average start of 18.9 and an average finish of 14.2, with 21 laps led.
Ford, which has five competitors in the top-10 in points, has 26 all-time Cup Series victories at Dover. SHR has three wins as an organization at the Delaware track with Kevin Harvick earning two and co-owner Tony Stewart one.