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!

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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 makes history in Michigan!

Making his second-career NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start at Michigan International danielSpeedway on Saturday Afternoon, Daniel Suárez secured the sixth starting spot in his No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry for the Menards 250.After recovering from a speeding penalty early in the race, Suárez was able to pass Kyle Busch on the last lap to secure his first-career NXS win.

Suárez was followed to the checkered flag by Kyle Busch, Paul Menard, Erik Jones and Elliott Sadler.

With the win, Suárez became the first Mexican-Born driver to capture a National Series Win. He became just the fifth Latino driver to win a NASCAR national series race, joining Frank Mundy, Juan Pablo Montoya, Aric Almirola and Nelson Piquet Jr. Suárez also clinched a spot in the NXS Chase and maintains his series points lead.

Congratulations Daniel!

Mara Reyes wins 1st place at Super Copa Telcel in Monterrey!

It was a fantastic weekend for ARRIS racing in Mexico!

Mara Reyes came in first place in the Super Copa Telcel V8 Challenge! She has been tirelessly battling to get to the podium for ARRIS from the beginning of last season.  Not only is this a well-deserved victory, but it is also a historic achievement for a female driver in México.

Later in the day, Abraham Calderon came in first place in the ARRIS truck in only his second race in the Freightliner Series.

To top it off, a large number of ARRIS Monterrey employees and their families cheered our drivers on from the stands!

Here are the results…

DRIVER: MARA REYEa16e4485f98fdeb1eaa724136695320f
SERIES: V8 CHALLENGE
LAPS: 25
START: 3rd PLACE
FINISH: 1st  PLACE

ARRIS driver Mara Reyes got her first win of the season with an amazing performance at the wheel. Mara started in third place and she was able to manage a great battle with 14 drivers over the 25 laps.

Mara Reyes: “I’m very happy with the win. The car was really great. The boys did a great job and it helped me on the track. I had no problem to resist the great pace of the race. I felt myself very strong under the heavy heat in Monterrey.”

 

SERIES: SUPER COPA TELCEL – SUPER V8IMG_8132

DRIVER: ABRAHAM CALDERÓN 
TOTAL LAPS: 30
START: 6th PLACE
FINISH: 5th PLACE

ARRIS driver Abraham Calderon finished in the fifth place on Sunday at the racetrack, Autodromo Monterrey. In very tough weather conditions, Monterrey’s driver did a great job by pushing from the beginning to the end.

Calderon also raced the ARRIS truck in the Tractocamiones Freightliner series and came in first place.

Abraham Calderon: “The goal was to get in the top-3. We had a great pace, but something happened on the chassis and we lost some places. We earned some points for the championship. We have to keep working. Thanks to Team ARRIS, they did a good job.”

The next round of Super Copa Telcel will be held in two weeks in San Luis Potosí.

Thrilling NASCAR Season Comes to an End

It was an incredible first season for ARRIS Racing! From the beginning at Daytona to the close LinkedinSocial_MediaNASCAR_SeasonEnd-09in Homestead (Miami), Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez brought excitement to the track and put the ARRIS name front and center with race fans.

At the Homestead finale this past weekend, Kyle Busch of the Joe Gibbs Racing team completed one of the most amazing comebacks in all of sports, recovering from injuries suffered on the eve of the Daytona 500 this past February to earn his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.

Carl Edwards started in the seventh position and showed early speed as he drove his way into second by lap 20. Edwards remained in the top five through the halfway mark of the race before a caution that immediately followed a round of green flag pit stops. The ARRIS team would elect not to pit and Edwards would restart from the lead when many of the other leaders came down pit road for fresh tires. He fought to get back into the top ten the remainder of the evening before finishing 11th.  He would finish his first season with JGR with two wins and fifth in overall points.

For Daniel Suarez, hard work clearly paid off. A rookie year that began with disappointment at Daytona International Speedway concluded with jubilation at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the 23-year-old driver battled back from a pit road penalty to record his 18th top-10 finish of the season, capturing the Sunoco Rookie of the Year crown and a fifth-place finish in the championship standings in the process.

Daniel added another accolade to his resume Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway – the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award. Daniel is the first Mexican driver and second Drive for Diversity graduate to win this award in a NASCAR national series.

The 2016 NASCAR season will begin once again with the running of the Great American Race from Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 21.

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Joe Gibbs Racing releases “Pit Road with Pals” app, featuring ARRIS Racing cars

Download the exciting, new game, available for Apple and Android devices.

Joe Gibbs Racing launched a new game called “Pit Road with Pals,” featuring ARRIS Racing’s Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez cars!

  • Handle all four pit crew jobs: Fueler, Tire Changer, Tire Carrier, and Jack
  • Feel the pressure of a fast-paced pit stop
  • Race the clock and your friends
  • 3 rounds per match, best average pit stop time wins!
  • Challenge your friends to a pit stop match!

Download the FREE “Pit Road with Pals” app now!

ARRIS and Newegg

Starting this weekend, Newegg will be a featured sponsor on our #19 NASCAR ARRIS Toyota Camry 11037256_10153541257329168_8943606957710993570_nSprint Cup race car—driven by Carl Edwards. If you’re watching this weekend’s race in Michigan, you can spot the Newegg logo on the car’s rear TV panel. It’ll be there at every ARRIS sponsorship race through the championship Sprint Cup Chase on November 22nd.

Newegg is one of ARRIS’s top retail partners, and you can find many of our popular products in their online store. We’re proud to have Newegg join our exciting partnership with NASCAR.

Come out and watch us this weekend and follow NewEgg on Facebook and Twitter!

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