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Daniel Suárez to visit Fairmont City Library Friday, June 3 at 12 p.m.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suárez will visit with students at the Fairmont City Library on Friday, June 3, at 12 p.m. The library is located at 4444 Collinsville Road in Fairmont City, Illinois. The visit is expected to run from 12 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. CDT.
Mayor Michael Suarez will welcome Daniel to Fairmont City and the native of Monterrey, Mexico, will tell his story to the children in both English and Spanish.
Suárez drives the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Trackhouse Racing, which is owned by St. Louis native Justin Marks and Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull.
Suárez, 30, embarked on a motorsports career in Mexico at age 13, racing go-karts. He won the Mexican national go-kart title in 2004 and 2008 and also competed in Spain and Italy. He graduated to the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series (4-cylinder cars) in 2009. Suárez launched his career in the United States in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East and West in 2012 and he was selected to compete in NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program in 2013.
Suárez’s career took off in 2014. He competed in the full schedule of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series. That same year, he made his debut in NASCAR’s Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, as well as the ARCA Menards Series.
His achievements led to a fulltime Xfinity Series ride with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015 and he won the Rookie of the Year title. On June 11, 2016, he became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race (Michigan).
Suárez won the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship – the first Latin American, as well as the first NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, to win a NASCAR national series title.
He made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2017, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Suárez drove for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018-2019 and joined the fledgling Trackhouse Racing team fulltime in 2021.
Suárez will compete in the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, June 5.
Inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Weekend at WWTR
The Enjoy Illinois 300 Presented By TicketSmarter entries are the stars and cars of the Daytona 500 and will include NASCAR Cup Series champions Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Mexico’s Daniel Suárez.
The 240-lap, 300-mile Cup race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Central on June 5. Leading up to the main event will be a NASCAR hauler parade through downtown St. Louis and the Ballpark Village Fan Fest presented by Enterprise on Thursday, Richard Petty Day presented by Bommarito Automotive Group on June 3, the #CupTimeSTL Short Track Classic presented by Ranken Technical College at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, and the June 4 Toyota 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Fans are invited to enjoy the pre-race pageantry and concerts, the Enterprise Infield Fan Zone Experience, the Rumble Before the Roar pre-race party and the new GEICO Campgrounds.
For tickets and additional information, please call (618) 215-8888. Follow WWTR on social media (@wwtraceway).
2022 WWTR NASCAR WEEKEND FAN SCHEDULE
Tuesday, May 31
4-6 p.m. – Special beer release at Annheuser-Busch Biergarten (1127 Pestalozzi Street, St. Louis).
6:45 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals racing-themed evening (Busch Stadium, downtown St. Louis).
Wednesday, June 1
Noon-8 p.m. – GEICO Campground open.
Thursday, June 2
Noon-8 p.m. – GEICO Campground open.
4-8 p.m. – WWTR Ballpark Village Fan Fest presented by Enterprise (601 Clark Ave., across from Busch Stadium, downtown St. Louis).
6 p.m. – NASCAR haulers depart WWTR staging lot.
6:30 p.m. – NASCAR hauler parade passes Ballpark Village Fan Fest presented by Enterprise and Busch Stadium.
7 p.m. – Haulers return to WWTR for parking in garage area.
Friday, June 3 – Richard Petty Day presented by Bommarito Automotive Group
6:30 a.m. – Parking lots open.
10 a.m. – Spectator gates, Enterprise Infield Fan Zone Experience and midway open.
Noon – Recommended arrival for best race day experience.
1 p.m. – NASCAR Speediatrics.
2:10 p.m. – Richard Petty Q&A on midway stage.
3:45 p.m. – Richard Petty ribbon-cutting ceremony on start-finish line.
3:50 p.m. – Ceremonial first NASCAR Cup Series car laps by Richard Petty.
4 p.m. – Inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 practice.
5 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200 practice.
5:30 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200 qualifying.
6:30 p.m. – WWTR track dog Gateway Stanley’s Paw Party, doggie meet-up for campers.
7 p.m. – NASCAR garages and Infield Fan Experience closed.
7:30 p.m. – #CupTimeSTL Short Track Classic Presented By Ranken Technical College at Tri-City Speedway (5100 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL) featuring World of Outlaws Late Models, MOWA Sprint Cars and NASCAR drivers in competition.
Saturday, June 4 – NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 qualifying; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200; music festival
6:30 a.m. – Parking lots open.
7 a.m. – Spectator gates, Enterprise Fan Zone and midway open.
8 a.m. – Recommended arrival time for best race day experience.
10 a.m. – NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 qualifying.
12:30 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200 (160 laps, 200 miles).
2-4 p.m. – No inbound traffic permitted during this period.
2:30 p.m. – WWTR SpeedFreaks Live!
3 p.m. – Thrills & Throttles presented by Holman Motorcars (featuring St. Louis’ hottest 100 cars). Starts after the conclusion of the Toyota 200.
4-9 p.m. – Saturday Twi-Night Concerts (Turn 1 stage, free with Truck race admission).
Sunday, June 5 – Inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter
6:30 a.m. – Parking lots open.
7 a.m. – Spectator gates, Enterprise Fan Zone, midway open.
8:30 a.m. – Midway Music Stage opens.
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Rumble Before The Roar pre-race party.
9:30 a.m. – Recommended arrival time for maximum race day experience.
9:30 a.m. – WWTR Race Day Live! with Kenny Wallace (Midway Stage).
10:30 a.m. – Fans’ track walk, concert stage access begins (must have Enterprise Fan Zone and driver intro passes).
2 p.m. – NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 driver introductions.
2:30 p.m. – Inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter (240 laps, 300 miles).
All fans invited onto the track after the race.
Post-race track walk and scavenger hunt.
Schedule subject to change.
About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR) is the home of NASCAR, INDYCAR, and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 600 acres, WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. WWTR’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 2.0-mile road course, the Gateway Kartplex (a state-of-the-art karting facility), and the adjacent Gateway National Golf Links. WWTR and owner Curtis Francois have been recognized with several awards, including: 2021 Comcast Community Champion of the Year; 2021 Jack Buck Award; 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Track Award; 2018 Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission; 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference; and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from the St. Louis Attractions Association.
Our mission: We are committed to making a difference in our community, while providing first-class entertainment and memories that last a lifetime.

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