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Mexico’s Daniel Suarez is first Latin driver to win NASCAR title as he clinches Xfinity crown

Mexico’s Daniel Suarez is first Latin driver to win NASCAR title as he clinches Xfinity crown

Daniel Suarez already displayed adaptability in overcoming the culture shock of moving from his native Mexico to Huntersville, N.C., to pursue a career in NASCAR.

A graduate of the Driver for Diversity program, he showed his talent in earning Rookie of the Year honors in the Xfinity Series in 2015. Saturday, the 24-year-old Suarez became the first Latin American driver to win a NASCAR national series championship as he claimed the title of the second-tier series at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Suarez surged past fellow Championship 4 competitor Elliott Sadler off the final restart with three laps remaining in the Ford EcoBoost 300 and pulled away...

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