RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — We are in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month as we honor the history and culture of the Hispanic and Latino Heritage with one driver making his mark in the NASCAR Cup Series he is from Mexico and his name is Daniel Suarez.

“I have been racing cars as a kid in Monterrey, Mexico, I loved it like any other kid. One thing brought me here. I love the speed and the racing and racing in Mexico. I have raced in different categories. I made it through NASCAR Mexico. The goal was to come to the United States and I moved here in 2011,” said Suarez.

Suarez did come to the United States for racing with the level to start at the lower levels of NASCAR.

“It is very special to race here in the United States. To be here to race trucks. When I was young, I only saw them on TV. It was very, very special to be living this dream and going with this journey looking to continue to enjoy this,” said Suarez.

Once Daniel got the chance to race at the cup level he hasn’t looked back as he made history becoming the first Mexican born driver to win a race win at he Cup level when he took the checkered flag at Sonoma this season.

“It was very special as it was the first victory in the cup series. I was very special that was a day and a weekend I will never forget. I will enjoy every single moment of it. but it is time to do it again. that is what it is all about. with those moments and live out the dream and repeat,” said Suarez.

Suarez has a lot of fans from Mexico.

“It is our responsibility, I see it as a huge opportunity as the only Hispanic in the cup series. It is a great opportunity and i am very proud of that.

What a season for Suarez making history on the track and he looks to make history in Charlotte at the Roval as it will be the final race before the playoff field is cut to the round of 8, he looks to make history to the round of 8.