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  • 07 May 2019
    DOVER, Del. -- Daniel Suarez jumped out of his car and sprinted down the front stretch to grab the checkered flag and take an untraditional victory lap on the track.I had to run a little bit. Thats fine, he said, laughing. When you win, you can run a little bit.Suarez cruised into the second round of the Chase in the Xfinity Series with a win Sunday at Dover International Speedway.He won his second career Xfinity race a day after rain washed out the race and forced a rare NASCAR doubleheader. NASCAR ran its first Xfinity-Cup doubleheader since April 25, 2010, at Talladega Superspeedway.Suarez became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national race in June at Michigan. He became a part of NASCAR in 2011 and was involved in its Drive for Diversity and Next programs.Team owner Joe Gibbs has been a stout supporter of NASCARs diversity programs.From a diversity standpoint and all he represents there from a Hispanic standpoint too, I think its huge for our sport, he said. Hes the perfect representative. Hes funny, hes got a good sense of humor and I think he really, really appreciates where he is.Suarez said he was proud to learn in victory lane that he won during National Hispanic Heritage Month. He said he won for all of his fans across North America.Having all of the support that I have had from Mexico and from here in the U.S. and all of Latin America has been super special, he said. I really feel lucky to be in this position and to be able to represent all of them.Suarez led 123 of 200 laps in the No. 19 Toyota and joined Elliott Sadler in the second round of the Chase.Ty Dillon was second, followed by Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman.With three top NASCAR Cup stars sitting out, the top five was filled with Xfinity regulars. Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano all had replacement drivers in the Xfinity race to focus on the Cup race scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Regan Smith finished 13th driving for Dillon; Drew Herring was 21st subbing for Busch; and Blaney filled in for Logano.Busch has eight Xfinity wins, Dillon has two and Logano has one this season.Allgaier said that even if the three stars raced, Suarez was still the driver to beat.I dont know that anybody was going to beat him today, Allgaier said. I think it was smart for the Cup guys to sit out. I think two races in one day would have been a strain, mentally.Ty Dillon, Ryan Sieg and Brandon Jones are in danger of being eliminated from the Chase next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. So is Erik Jones, one of the top rising stars in the sport who entered the Chase as the top speed. Jones finished 16th and was 28th last week.Its pretty embarrassing not to even be in the Chase right now for the next round, Jones said. Its just unfortunate; its just something that I never would have seen it coming. 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Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. HOUSTON -- The Chicago White Sox lamented their inability to make plays in crucial situations after losing three straight games by one run each to Houston. They finally found a way to capitalize when they had a chance to change the game Monday night and it led to a 4-2 win over the Astros. Dayan Viciedos bases-loaded triple in a four-run sixth inning helped the White Sox snap a four-game losing streak. They also avoided being swept in a four-game series for the first time since 2008. Chicago trailed 2-0 before Alejandro De Aza singled in the sixth and went to third on Adam Dunns two-out single. Paul Konerko pulled Chicago to 2-1 with an RBI single that went between the legs of starter Bud Norris and into centre field. Conor Gillaspie barely beat the throw to first on an infield single that loaded the bases. That brought up Viciedo, whose triple landed on Tals Hill in centre field just out of the reach of a diving Brandon Barnes. All three runners scored to put Chicago up 4-2. "It was a good one for Viciedo to get a hit," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Its just one of those that you hope gets him going a little bit because hes been missing out. And to finally get it, with him doing it, its good to see." It was the second straight game with a triple for Viciedo, making him the first White Sox player to do that since Mark Kotsay in August 2010. "Theres been some rough spots where things havent gone the right way," Viciedo said through a translator. "But I feel like theres some good things, too, and I want to work on the good things Im doing right now. I want to concentrate on those things and become more consistent." Nate Jones (3-4) allowed three hits in 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the win. He struck out three. Addison Reed pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save. White Sox starter Jose Quintana yielded five hits and two runs in 4 2-3 innings, but didnt factor in the decision for the fourth straight start. He has a no-decision in nine of his 14 starts this season. Jason Castro doubled twice and drove in two runs for the Astros, who had won four straight. Barnes had three hits. Norris (5-7) allowed eight hits and four runs over six innings in his third consecutive loss. "I was in a groove, and that sixth inning was very frustrating," he said. "Im still frustrated about it." It was a rare road win for the struggling White Sox, who have dropped 12 of their last 14 away from Chicago and 14 of 19 overall. The Astros had runners at the corners with no outs in the seventh after back-to-back singles by Barnes annd Jose Altuve.dddddddddddd. But Matt Thornton struck out Castro before Jesse Crain fanned J.D. Martinez and Chris Carter to end the inning. Carter struck out twice to give him 101 this season, which leads the majors. The Astros struck out 12 times in all to extend their total to a major league-high 673. Crain struck out three in 1 2-3 innings for his career-high 27th straight scoreless appearance to tie a franchise record for relievers. He was just happy to help the team end its skid. "We needed to turn things around," he said. "Obviously, weve been struggling and getting this one and avoiding the streak was big and hopefully we start a new win streak and win tomorrow." Ventura raved about Crain. "Its not just easy situations going in there mopping up," he said. "Hes been coming into some real tough situations and coming through for us. Its amazing what hes been doing. I think hes just been locked in, healthy and everything else." Altuve singled with one out in the first and scored on a double by Castro to make it 1-0. Quintana pitched a 1-2-3 second inning before getting into trouble in the third. Barnes singled to start the inning before stealing second base and advancing to third on an error by catcher Hector Gimenez with one out. Castros second double, which bounced off the wall in right field, sent Barnes home to extend the lead to 2-0. Castro has five RBIs, two doubles and two homers in the last three games. Norris looked good early. He allowed a double to Alex Rios with two outs in the first before retiring the next eight batters. Rios singled with one out in the fourth and stole second, but Norris set down the next two batters to end the threat. NOTES: Houston activated OF Justin Maxwell from the 15-day disabled list and optioned OF Jimmy Paredes to Triple-A Oklahoma City after the game. Maxwell, who has been out since April 24 with a broken left hand, will be in Tuesdays lineup. ... Chicagos Dylan Axelrod opposes Minnesotas Mike Pelfrey when the White Sox open a three-game series against the Twins on Tuesday. ... Jordan Lyles is scheduled to pitch for the Astros on Tuesday when they open a series with Milwaukee. Right-hander Alfredo Figaro is set to pitch for the Brewers. ... The Astros signed second-round draft pick RHP Andrew Thurman and four other picks on Monday. Thurman was at Minute Maid Park and worked out with the team before the game. Houston also signed 28th-round pick LHP Jordan Mills, 30th-round pick RHP Jorge Perez, 33rd-rounder 1B Tyler White and J.D. Osborne, who was selected in the 36th round. ' ' '