Two-Minute Drill: Suarez Makes History, Tennessee Ousted In Super Regionals

Jonathan Grant | June 13th, 2022

1st Down: Daniel Suarez accomplished something on Sunday that only four others had done prior to him: win a NASCAR Cup Series race as a non-American. Suarez pulled that off on Sunday as Sonoma by pulling away from Chris Buescher over the course of the final run, dominating to grab his first Cup win of his career. Suarez, a native of Mexico that had been in the Cup ranks for six seasons, is the first Mexican-born driver to grab a win, and he joins a list that includes Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya as the only foreign-born winners.

2nd Down: The Tennessee Vols will not be headed to Omaha for the 2022 College Baseball World Series. In shock fashion, they were ousted from the Super Regionals, at home, on Sunday as Notre Dame won Game 3 of the series 7-3 to send the #1 overall seed packing. Back-to-back homers in the seventh tied the game for the Fighting Irish and then put them ahead before they extended their lead in the eighth to hold off the Volunteers. Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and Texas have also earned their tickets to the World Series so far, and there remain two slots left that will be determined on Monday.

Road & Track

3rd Down: Rory McIlroy took home the victory in the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday afternoon, winning by two strokes over Tony Finau and four shots over Justin Thomas. McIlroy, who now has earned 21 PGA Tour wins, won $1.6 million for his win, and he took the opportunity to fire criticism toward the LIV Series as well. Next week, players from both camps will be involved as the US Open takes place, and that should be a prospect to behold.

4th Down: In open-wheel racing, Sunday was very busy, with both F1 and Indycar in action. In Azerbaijan, Max Verstappen won as Ferrari had two cars that were forced to retire, further giving the defending champion the edge in the title race. In Indycar, it was Josef Newgarden that won at Road America, earning himself a cool $1 million bonus by taking down all three types of tracks so far this season.

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