Daniel Suarez Becomes First Foreign-Born Driver To Win A NASCAR National ChampionshipAlanis King11/19/16 6:30pmFiled to: nascardaniel suareznascar xfinity serieschase for the championship9231EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Photo credit: Chris Trotman/Stringer/Getty Images NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor Daniel Suarez, who Motorsport reports became the first Mexico-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race with an Xfinity Series victory at Michigan International Speedway in June, took the series title with a win at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday night. Advertisement With the new Chase format in the Xfinity Series, four drivers came into the race in Florida with a chance to win the title: Suarez, Erik Jones, Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier. They made it by virtue of a knockout playoff format, with the championship title being decided by the highest race finisher in the Homestead-Miami season finale. Suarez, a 24-year-old native of Monterrey, Mexico, dominated for much of the race, which saw all four of the remaining championship contenders in the top four spots at one point. But a late round of pit stops led Suarez to restart third with three laps to go, in between fellow Chase contenders Sadler and Jones, who restarted second and fourth, respectively. A driver not in contention for the championship title, Cole Whitt, started first due to pit strategy. Advertisement In the same style as he had for most of the night, Suarez got around Sadler in the middle of the first and second turns in order to take the lead. Suarez led all three laps to take the checkered flag, giving him a laps-led total of 133 of the 200 laps. Sadler took third, Allgaier sixth and Jones ninth in the final running order. With “Viva Mexico!” screams in victory lane and the celebration surrounding the first foreign-born driver to win a NASCAR national series championship, Suarez told NBC Sports Network that his family has worked “super hard” since he was 11 years old to get him to this point with the right equipment and by helping him to improve. “I don’t think I can speak English right now,” said Suarez, who said he learned the language by watching cartoons. “I’m just wordless.” Sponsored No words needed, dude. Recommended Stories Insane NASCAR Xfinity Season Finale Crash Sends Car Up In FlamesTony Stewart’s Last Weekend As A Sprint Cup Driver Started With Having His Phone Stolen Meet Mike Skinner, The Grand Tour's New American Not-StigAlanis Kingalanis.email@example.com@alanisnkingAlanis King is the weekend editor of Jalopnik.