Suarez makes NASCAR history at Sonoma

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Daniel Suarez celebrates his 1st career Cup Series win Sunday Photo credit Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

History was made yesterday at the NASCAR Cup Series Race at Sonoma Raceway. Daniel Suarez became the 1st Mexican born driver to ever win a cup series race. Just four other foreign born drivers have a win on the cup series. That list includes Australian Marcus Ambrose, Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia, Canadian Earl Ross and Italian born driver Mario Andretti.

Sunday marked the 1st cup series win in 195 starts for Suarez, as he was able to pull away in the closing laps at the Northern California road course. Suarez is the 12th different driver to win a race this season and the 4th to claim their 1st career cup series win this year.

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The race was dominated by Chevy and Ford drivers. Suarez was 1st and three other Chevy drivers, Ross Chastain, Chase Elliot and William Byron finished in the top 10. Four Ford drivers were in the top 5 with Chris Buescher, Michael McDowell, Kevin Harvick and Austin Cindic finishing in the top 5 behind Suarez. The cup series has an off date this weekend before heading to Nashville for the Ally 400 on June 26th.