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Suarez wins Xfinity series title, first foreign champion of a NASCAR national series

HOMESTEAD — Daniel Suarez won the Xfinity series season finale and title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, becoming the first foreign champion in a NASCAR national series.

The 24-year-old Mexican bested fellow title contenders Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Erik Jones on a botched restart with three laps to go in the Ford EcoBoost 300. It was the third career win for Suarez, last year's top rookie in the second-tier series.

Suarez thanked his parents for putting him 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."

Trucks: Johnny Sauter won his first NASCAR title by edging three other contenders in the series' inaugural Chase playoff. He finished third in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead to win the title late Friday. William Byron won the race, his seventh win of the year.

Suarez wins Xfinity series title, first foreign champion of a NASCAR national series 11/19/16 [Last modified: Saturday, November 19, 2016 11:07pm]
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