Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suarez Is First Mexican-Born NASCAR Winner

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suarez Is First Mexican-Born NASCAR Winner

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Mexican-born driver gets NASCAR first

Daniel Suarez became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national race, passing Kyle Busch and holding off one of the sport's big stars at the Xfinity Series race at Michigan.

"To be able to be an example to bring more people is great," said Suarez, who moved to the U.S. five years ago.

Busch led 88 of the 125 laps in the Menards 250 race Saturday, but couldn't stay ahead of Suarez for the final two laps.

The 24-year-old Suarez is the first non-American to lead any of NASCAR's three national series in points. He became the first Mexican to win the Xfinity Series rookie of the year award last year.

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