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NASCAR America: How will Daniel Suarez handle pressures of the Cup Series?

NASCAR Testing at Phoenix International Raceway

AVONDALE, AZ - JANUARY 31: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez smiles during conversation during NASCAR testing at Phoenix International Raceway on January 31, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

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Daniel Suarez enters his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series having never competed in a Cup race.

His first test will come in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash on Saturday.

NASCAR America’s analysts discussed how the defending Xfinity Series champion will tackle the pressures of the sport’s biggest stage.

“It’s going to be tough,” Kyle Petty said. “I’m not sure where Daniel is right now as a driver. I know he won the championship but I felt Erik was a little bit better last year driver wise and a little bit farther along in his career than what Daniel, his teammate, was.”

Watch the video to see the rest of Kyle’s thoughts and those of Dale Jarrett.