SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico – By John Tejada, NASCAR — OCESA photo — Daniel Suárez seems to have no intention of easing up in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series.
Two weeks removed from winning his third series event of the year, and fourth in his last five events, the 22-year-old driver of the No. 3 Telcel Toyota led the field during final practice for the Potosina 200 at the half-mile oval in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Suárez posted a fast lap of 21.133 seconds, good for an average speed of 85.175 mph. Only .085 seconds separated him from Antonio Pérez, who stopped the clock at 21.218 seconds (84.834 mph). The two drivers currently hold down the top two spots in the Toyota Series championship standings, with Suárez holding a 14 point advantage heading into the fifth event on the 2014 calendar.
Defending event winner Homero Richards was third quickest, followed by Luis Felipe Montaño and Rubén Rovelo. José Luis Ramírez, Irwin Vences, Patrick Goeters, Rodrigo Peralta and Mario Domínguez rounded out the top 10.
Qualifying for the Potosina 200 is scheduled for Sunday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET, with green flag set for 2:45 p.m. ET.