Daniel Suárez returns to his roots to win the King Taco La Batalla en El Coliseo


Daniel Suárez returns to his racing roots to win the King Taco La Batalla en El Coliseo to open the NASCAR Mexico season at the LA Coliseum.

Daniel Suárez took home the checkered flag in Saturday night’s King Taco La Batalla en El Coliseo after missing out on the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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“I have a bittersweet taste about what happened to me in the Cup Series, but I am happy to have crossed the finish line first in this race,” Suárez said. “I pushed at the end and with about 20 laps left I knew that if I didn’t make any mistakes, I was going to take the victory.”

Due to torrential weather forecasted for LA on Sunday, the race was moved from Sunday to Saturday night, where Suárez beat out Santiago Tovar to the finish line in the 150-lapper at the historic venue.

Starting from third place, Suárez went back to his racing roots and won the NASCAR Mexico Series race by nailing the final restart with seven laps to go.

Alex de Alba, Rogelio López and Jake Cosío rounded out the top-five finishers. Eloy López, Xavi Razo, Andrés Peréz, Max Gutiérrez and Enrique Baca completed the top 10.

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