Pit Stop with Daniel Suárez

We recently caught up with ARRIS Racing driver Daniel Suárez for a rapid fire interview. If you’re a NA_COMM_020317_Social Media DSuarez_web_v1 (1)NASCAR fan, you probably know that Daniel’s the first Latin American driver to race full-time in the XFINITY Series—and also the first to win it! But did you know that he speaks Portuguese and can’t live without sushi?

Here are our 19 questions with Daniel Suarez in 3, 2, 1…

  • What are you most excited this season? Competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The competition is tough, but I think I’m doing pretty well this so far!
  • Who has mentored you through your racing journey? My dad and Jimmy Morales (Director of NASCAR México).
  • What do you like to do in your spare time? I own VW Beetles and enjoy working on them every chance I get.
  • What’s the best advice you have ever received? Always give your best, because there is someone who is always working harder than you.
  • What do you do to prep for a race? I watch a lot of movies of past races and talk to my crew chief and teammates.
  • What is your favorite movie? The movie “Driven.” I can watch it over and over again especially when I travel.
  • Name your three favorite foods? Sushi. Sushi. Sushi. :P
  • What’s your biggest pet peeve? People driving slow in the left lane.
  • What other languages do you speak? English, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Are you used to being a celebrity yet? No. I don’t think I will ever get use to it. :P
  • What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas. It’s a chance to spend time with my family in Monterrey, Mexico who I don’t see often because of my busy career.
  • What’s the last picture that you took on your phone? A pic of myself working out at the gym.
  • Who is your favorite sponsor? :P
  • What’s your favorite tech gadget that you absolutely cannot live without and why? My cell phone. It keeps me connected to the people and things that matter most.
  • Do you like to surf the internet? If so, what do you most commonly search for? Yes, with a great connection, I can spend all day looking a vintage cars.
  • What’s your favorite online video game? NASCAR 2017. If you haven’t played yet, definitely, check it out!
  • Are you a night owl or morning person? Night owl.
  • Are you messy or a neat freak? Neat freak for sure!
  • Who is your celebrity crush? I have a few. :P

ARRIS SURFboard® Racecar with McAfee® and Best Buy Unveil

What combines top speeds, cybersecurity protection and a top destination for deals? That would be the ARRIS SURFboard race car with our new McAfee and Best Buy paint scheme.

This weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Daniel Suárez will be racing the #19 ARRIS Toyota with a new car wrap to celebrate the launch of our first gateway with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee, available exclusively* at Best Buy.

The ARRIS SURFboard SBG7580-AC with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee delivers wired and wireless gigabit broadband speeds and cybersecurity protection to devices in your home— including IoT devices – all in one device. Its available now at BestBuy.com for $199.99, which includes three years of McAfee protection (approximately $240** savings) and three months of McAfee Live Safe. So it basically pays for itself in… record time.

Watch our video to find out how it works. Catch Daniel in Michigan on August 13th at 3pm ET on NBCSN.  And check out our Twitter @ARRIS for live updates from the race.

 
* Exclusively at Best Buy until Sept 30, 2017.

**An approximate value of $240 when compared to comparable offerings.

ARRIS Boasts Two First-Place Drivers at Mexico Opener

winAbraham and Fabián dominated respective races last weekend.

Abraham Calderón scored a Top-10 in the rebranded NASCAR PEAK V8, coming in 9th place. He also he completed the last two laps in the V8 series with the hood wrapped over the windshield, blocking his view for most of the ride. Minutes later, Abraham raced in the Freightliner Truck Series and showed why he is the reigning champ by battling two other drivers to come in first place!

Fabián Welter Ruiz, in his first race as an ARRIS driver and in his NASCAR debut, also came in first place! The rookie driver started in second place and demonstrated his huge potential by overtaking first place in the first curve.

Congrats Abraham and Fabián!

ARRIS Racing México Season Starts Tomorrow

The ARRIS Racing season in México starts this Friday in Monterrey. We have two fantastic drivers mexico carcompeting in the NASCAR Peak México Series, combining the former Super Copa Telcel and NASCAR México circuits. We renewed our sponsorship with ARRIS Racing veteran Abraham Calderón, who won the Freightliner Truck Series in México last season. And we recently announced Fabián Welter Ruiz as the newest addition to our team, joining ARRIS Racing as the number one driver in the Telmex® Driver Development Program.

Both Fabián and Abraham will be holding full race schedules in this season’s NASCAR Peak México Series, which features 12 races across Mexico, from 24 March to 12 November.

Join us in Monterrey this weekend or follow us on Twitter (@ARRIS) for updates.

Start Your Engines: The NASCAR Season Begins This Week At Daytona

 

This weekend, we’re kicking off the 2017 NASCAR season with Daniel Suárez and Joe Gibbs Racing at NA_COMM_020317_Social Media Race Season_web_v1the legendary Daytona International Speedway. The action starts on Saturday with the Advanced Auto Parts Clash race, part of the new Monster Energy® NASCAR® Cup Series™ (formerly the Sprint Cup).

As you might recall, ARRIS provides Wi-Fi®to fans at Daytona International Speedway-the most comprehensive Wi-Fi deployment in NASCAR history. We also power the communications between drivers and their teams with our SURFboard® SB6183, E6000™ CER, and integration and support from our Global Services team.

This year, we’re sponsoring Daniel Suárez in the Monster Energy Cup. Daniel returns to the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry as the face of ARRIS and the champion of last year’s XFINITY Series. His 2016 season was undoubtedly one of the most impressive of a rookie driver in NASCAR history. In just his second year of NASCAR racing, he won his first career XFINITY® Series race at Michigan, becoming the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series event.

He’d go on to win two more races and bring the #19 ARRIS car to 19 top-five finishes in his 33 starts—including a final win at Miami, cinching the series title and making Daniel the first Latin American driver to win a NASCAR national series championship.

This season, at only 25 years-old, Daniel takes to the track with a little more riding on top of his wheels—with an entry into the sport’s top series with this year’s new three-stage format for each race, promoting a new level of competition for the championship title. But, perhaps most importantly, Daniel represents the future of an aspiring generation of racecar drivers, and we’re proud to continue our partnership with him and Joe Gibbs Racing to continue making history.

Let’s wish Daniel and the #19 ARRIS team a great start to the 2017 NASCAR season!

Don’t forget to check out the ARRIS Racing site, and follow us on Twitter @ARRIS.

Here’s a preview of this month’s ARRIS Racing lineup:

  • Saturday, 18 February @ 8:00 p.m. ET – Advanced Auto Parts Clash: FS1 & MRN Radio
  • Thursday, 23 February @ 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. ET – Can-Am Duel at Daytona 1 & 2: FS1 & MRN Radio
  • Sunday, 26 February @ 2:00 p.m. ET – Daytona 500: FS1 & MRN Radio

Daniel Suárez is 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion!

Daniel Suárez won the XFINITY Series season finale and title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, becoming the first Latin American champion in a NASCAR® national series.

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The 24-year-old Mexican bested fellow championship contenders Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Erik Jones on a botched restart with three laps to go.

Daniel Suárez: “It’s very hard to put into words,” Suarez said. “I’m speechless right now. I’m just very proud of everyone and thankful to have the family that I have, my mom, my dad. They gave me all the tools to be here right now. They put me in a car even when we didn’t have the support or the racing background. They supported me, and right now we are just living a dream.”

Joe Gibbs: “For us, after two years, to be where we are tonight is amazing,” car owner Joe Gibbs said. “This is going to be a big deal for our sport. It’s huge.”

Cheers to you, Daniel!

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