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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Daniel Suárez, driver for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series and Telcel Racing in the NASCAR Toyota Series, joined the relief efforts for those affected by the heavy rain fall caused by Hurricane Manuel’s rampage through Mexico’s pacific coast.
After learning of the large amount of damage caused by the hurricane, including the loss of human life, Suárez decided to help out. The 21-year-old Monterrey, Mexico, native donated his $7,500 race winnings from his second-place finish in the North American Power 150 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to those affected by Hurricane Manuel.
“My heart goes out to everyone affected by the heavy rains in Mexico, especially those in Acapulco, Guerrero, whom hold a special place in my heart,” Suárez said. “In difficult times like these, we should all try to help out in any way we can, be it in saying a special prayer for those affected or donating something to those who need it.”
Suárez has been in constant contact with many victims of Hurricane Manuel, sending messages of encouragement and support to those in his native country. He donated his winnings to the Mexican Red Cross with the hopes that he can give back to the people who have given him so much throughout his racing career.
“It was a very personal decision for me, to give back to the people of Acapulco who have given me so much,” Suárez said. “I consider it my duty, first as a Mexican and second as a representative to Acapulco abroad, in this case, in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. I hope that my contributions can help rebuild a bit of what Manuel destroyed. My heart goes out to all those affected.”
Suárez is currently preparing for the final event on the K&N East calendar on October 18 in Road Atlanta. He hopes to earn his second victory of the season and plans to dedicate the race to all those in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.