Daniel Suarez will not be returning to Gaunt Brothers Racing for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Just a season after joining the team, Suarez will have to find a new ride for the next season.
“The entire team is very appreciative of the effort Daniel has put forth. He has helped build the foundation we need for next season as well as 2022 when the NextGen car arrives,” said Marty Gaunt, president and CEO of Gaunt Brothers Racing, in a statement. “We’re both committed to earning as many points as possible in these last eight races together and finishing the season strong.”
In four years as a Cup driver, Suarez will have to find a fourth different team to drive. He drove for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017 and 2018. He moved to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2019 after JGR decided to replace him with Martin Truex Jr. There too, he was relieved of his responsibilities after SHR decided to replace him with rookie Cole Custer.
— Daniel Suárez (@Daniel_SuarezG) September 15, 2020
Speaking about the news, Suarez said:
“I’m extremely thankful to my entire Toyota family for everything they have done for me, especially this year. I will always be grateful to them for having my back. Marty and everyone at Gaunt Brothers Racing invest a lot of time and effort into this race team and I’m proud to have been a part of it. I have given 100 percent of myself to this team since day one, and I will continue to give 100 percent until the last lap at Phoenix. My goal has always been to win races and championships, and that will never change.”