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NASCAR America: How Daniel Suarez found out he was replacing Carl Edwards (video)

Daniel Suarez recounts the moment he got the call that he was stepping in to replace Carl Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing.

On Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America, Daniel Suarez recalled the moment he got the call that he was being promoted to replace Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Cup Series at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Suarez was at dinner back home in Mexico with family and friends when JGR officials called and him to be ready for a teleconference in a few moments.

Suarez stepped away, telling his dinner partners he’d be back shortly -- which ultimately lasted 40 minutes.

When he returned to the dinner table, he couldn’t tell anything about the phone call -- JGR officials swore him to secrecy -- but he eventually revealed that he had been promoted to the NASCAR Cup Series to replace Edwards, who had decided to take a hiatus from his racing career.

Check out the video above.