Daniel Suarez clearly is having a very good time celebrating his 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series championship and his recent promotion to full-time driver of the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Monster Energy Cup Series.
Suarez recently was named the replacement for Carl Edwards in the No. 19 JGR Toyota after Edwards stunned the racing community by announcing that he is stepping away from NASCAR.
Suarez, a native of Monterrey, Mexico who turned 24 years old on Jan. 7, became the first Latin American driver in history to win a championship in one of NASCAR’s top three national touring series when he captured the XFINITY title last year. He was supposed to run another full-time season in XFINITY before making the jump to Cup, but JGR quickly named him as Edwards’ replacement following the surprise announcement that Edwards would not return in 2017.
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This apparently concerned at least one misguided race fan.
When the Twitter troll told Suarez that he needed to brush up on his English or get an interpreter because said troll had trouble understanding him in television interviews, Suarez was quick and witty in his written response, as you can see below:
Suarez also was looking sharp — as was his car — when he posted a picture of himself standing next to his new Cup ride on Twitter. Both Stanley and Arris will serve as two of the primary sponsors on the car in 2017.