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Brothers and Florida Natives to Race Alongside One Another in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Concord, NC (Feb. 15, 2017) – For the first time in its history, NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity team, Rev Racing, will host siblings in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE). Brothers and Florida natives, Collin and Chase Cabre, were both selected to compete with Rev Racing for the 2017 NKNPSE season. This Sunday will mark the first time the brothers will drive against each other as teammates, and as competitors.

Rev Racing, NASCAR Drive for Diversity’s competition arm, hosts four drivers in the K&N Pro Series East, and two in the Whelen All-American Series each season. Through a competitive application process, minority and female drivers are invited to partake in a rigorous combine event, testing their physical and mental racing abilities. Only six drivers are selected from the combine to take a seat in one of the major NASCAR series as part of Rev Racing. The brothers were selected after the combine held last October at New Smyrna Speedway.

Collin and Chase began racing in Motocross at the age of four. By the ages of 10 and seven, they were both competing competitively in go-karts at Dirt Devil Speedway in Land O Lakes, FL. The brothers continued to race at different levels and in different series throughout the course of their careers.

Collin Cabre recently finished an impressive second season in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, garnering four top-5 and six top-10 finishes as part of Rev Racing. Collin was also a part of the elite 2016-2017 NASCAR Next Class in 2015. In 2016, in his rookie K&N Pro Series East season, he won the season finale at Dover International Speedway and finished 6th in overall point standings.

“I believe racing against Chase will be the same as if it was with anyone else,” said Collin Cabre. “We are all going for one goal and that is to win. Beginning my third year [in the NKNPSE], I will mentor him on the driving side of things as much as I can. We have raced against each other in some small Sprint Car races years ago, but it has definitely been a minute. I am excited to see what this season will bring.”

Chase Cabre will join his brother on the Rev Racing roster this year after an impressive on-track career, marking the first time siblings will run alongside each other in the K&N Pro Series. Between 2011 and 2013, Chase Cabre earned 12 race wins in 21 starts in a 600 Mini Sprint Car. He was also a two-time Fall Brawl Champion at the Ocala Bullring. In 2016, at Hickory Motor Speedway, he averaged a 4th place finish, as well as setting two poles throughout the season.

“Just being able to race in the NKNPSE is an honor in itself, let alone to be a part of such an amazing organization like Rev Racing” said Chase Cabre. “As far as racing against Collin, it’s like just playing Xbox as kids, except it’s more glorified so the stakes are much, much higher.

From the Drive for Diversity Program’s start, Rev Racing has had 17 wins, 65 top-5, and 124 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, with drivers finishing in the top-10 in points in every season. The Cabres are ready to add to those rankings and have their sights set on the National Series.

Rev Racing’s season opener will take place on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at New Smyrna Speedway. Qualifying will begin at 5:05 pm, followed by the autograph session at 6:30 pm and the Jet Tools 150 at 7:30 pm EST.

Drive For Diversity Announces Driver Class

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Six Drivers Selected to Join Rev Racing For 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a season of milestones for NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduates competing across NASCAR national series, the industry’s flagship development program for multicultural and female drivers has announced that six drivers will join its 2017 class. The drivers were selected after a competitive combine held last October at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway and will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The 2017 class features a former NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series champion, the granddaughter of one of the sport’s female pioneers, and NASCAR Drive for Diversity’s first sibling teammates. The drivers will follow in the footsteps of program graduates and current national series drivers Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr., and 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Daniel Suárez.

“Now more than ever, we’re seeing the impact of NASCAR’s development program in producing drivers who excel at the highest echelons of our sport,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “There’s a great deal of talent and potential in this year’s class. With the strong foundation that NASCAR Drive for Diversity provides, these drivers will have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to elevate their racing careers.”

The 2017 class is led by four returning drivers, Collin Cabre, Jay Beasley, Madeline Crane and Rubén García Jr.. Garcia first competed in stock car racing in his native Mexico. Collin’s younger brother, Chase Cabre, joins 16-year-old Macy Causey as this year’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity newcomers. Causey’s grandmother, Diane Teel, was the first woman to compete in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race in 1982.

Rev Racing, the operational arm of NASCAR Drive for Diversity, will field four teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and two in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity roster features:

Collin Cabre: An impressive second year in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program was highlighted by four top-five and six top-10 finishes and a sixth-place finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship standings. After winning the 2015 season finale at Dover International Speedway, Cabre was named to the 2016-2017 NASCAR Next class. The 23-year-old from Tampa, Florida, will compete in his third season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with Rev Racing.

Chase Cabre: Cabre, 20, registered 12 race wins in 21 starts in a 600 Mini Sprint Car and is a two-time Fall Brawl Champion at Florida’s Ocala Bullring. In 2016, he averaged a fourth-place finish in races at Hickory Motor Speedway and set two poles during the season. Chase will compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in his rookie season with Rev Racing.

Rubén García Jr.: At age 20, the Mexico City native became the youngest NASCAR PEAK Mexico driver to win the series championship in 2015. García was also part of the NASCAR Next program in both 2015 and 2016. He returns to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East after finishing 10th in the series last season.

Jay Beasley: Beasley, 24, made history in 2013 by becoming the first African-American driver to win a Super Late Model race at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In his first season with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program in 2014, he earned two top-five and five top-10 finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. He returns to the series for his third season with Rev Racing.

Macy Causey: Causey was honored with the NASCAR Young Racer Award in 2016. The year prior, she won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Virginia State Rookie of the Year Award and earned top rookie honors at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, where in 1978 her grandmother became the first woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race at the track. Causey will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.

Madeline Crane: The Georgia native began her career racing Bandoleros at Atlanta Motor Speedway at age 10. Crane, 19, moved into Legend cars, and by the time she was 14 had garnered 59 top-five finishes in 82 starts. Returning for a second season with NASCAR Drive for Diversity, she will compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series following two top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in 2016.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity aligns drivers with a team of executives, athletic directors, crew chiefs and mentors tasked with helping them achieve career successes, and thus improving their goal of reaching one of the three NASCAR national series.

Since it began fielding NASCAR Drive for Diversity cars in 2010, Rev Racing has been one of the most consistent teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, registering 17 wins, 65 top-five and 124 top-10 finishes with drivers finishing in the top-10 in points each season.

“Each year the applicant pool and talent level rises and our program continues to evolve and create more opportunities for advancement,” said Max Siegel, CEO and owner of Rev Racing. “NASCAR Drive for Diversity and Rev Racing are proud of the impact that we have had in the sport and we look forward to graduating the next generation of athletes to the national series.”

The 2016 NASCAR season was a historic year for NASCAR Drive for Diversity alumni. Larson, who is Asian-American, became the first program graduate to win a race and reach the playoffs in the sport’s premier series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

With his NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Michigan International Speedway, Suárez was the first Mexican-born driver to win a national series race, and last November he became the first foreign-born driver to win a national series championship. Suárez will make his debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017.

The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener will take place on Feb. 19 at New Smyrna Speedway, where Rev Racing scored a win with Suárez in 2014.

For more information on NASCAR Drive for Diversity, visit NASCARDiversity.com.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About Rev Racing

Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities and women drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit http://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.

Looking for the Same Outcome at “The Monster Mile”

Concord, NC (September 28, 2016) – After thirteen races and eleven states, Rev Racing will find their way to the final race of the K&N Pro Series East Season at Dover International Speedway, better known as “The Monster Mile.” This monster, “Miles”, built of a concrete one-mile oval with banking of nine degrees on the straightaways and 24 degrees in the turns, has historically presented some of the best moments in NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) history. With multiple wins, pole settings and numerous top-5 and top-10 finishes, D4D present and past drivers have proved themselves at this track. Most recently, Collin Cabre, a rookie driver in the 2015 season, won the season closer at Dover with next to no track time (weather related) or experience at the Speedway. Needless to say, Rev drivers and crew are ready to take on Miles to finish out the season with the same momentum and success.

This weekend, the K&N Pro Series East will close with the Dover 125, on Friday, September 30. This will mark the eighth time since 2004 that Dover International Speedway hosts the final race of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season.

Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota) – Cabre, who is currently sitting 6th in points, has steadily been improving in standings each race. With four top-5s and six top-10s this season, Cabre is hungry for the same result he found in 2015. The No. 2 UTI/NTI driver has earned four top-5 finishes in his last six races.

“We are approaching this race the same as last year,” said Cabre. “The car is in a really good spot set-up wise and we are all just eager to hit the track. It looks like rain again this year, so I am fine with just racing if it earns us the same outcome. We experienced some unlucky moments in the beginning of the year, but feel good overall about the growth we have had in the car. I am appreciative to my team and the program for the opportunity. Let’s hope we can bring home the win.”

Ruben Garcia (No. 6 Sunoco Toyota) – Ruben Garcia, sitting 11th in points, approaches this weekend ready to break into the top-10 in standings. Garcia has earned five top-10’s this rookie season. Garcia will drive the No. 6 Sunoco Toyota this weekend and hopes to be part of the historically success the past D4D drivers have found at this track.

Ali Kern (No. 4 Honda Generators Toyota) – Kern, who is currently 13th in points, will drive this year’s 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity’s Combine sponsor, Honda Generators, branding on her car this weekend. Kern hopes to add a top finish to her resume as her rookie season will come to a close.

Enrique Baca (No. 42 Rev Racing Toyota) – As Baca and team prepare for Dover, communication will be at the forefront of their track strategy. Baca, entering the No. 42 just two races ago, is challenged with a new track experience, series and crew. This Monterrey, Mexico native is eager to prove himself and garner a solid finish with his team.

Two-lap qualifying for the DOVER 125 will be on Friday, September 30th at 12:35 p.m., followed by the race at 5:00 p.m. Follow @RevRacin on Twitter for live race updates.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity to Host First National Pit Crew Combine

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Top College Athletes, Former NFL Players Compete for Spots with
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 27, 2016) – Following a national talent search, 18 multicultural and female athletes earned invitations to compete in the first-ever national NASCAR Drive For Diversity® (D4D) Crew Member Development Combine today in Concord, North Carolina.

Former college football, basketball, softball and track and field athletes will be evaluated based on a series of fitness, agility and pit crew drills at the NASCAR Research & Development Center.

The 10 top-performing participants will be invited to join the NASCAR D4D Crew Member Development Program, operated by Rev Racing, and receive expert training as tire changers, carriers and jackmen, with the goal of gaining fulltime employment with NASCAR national series race teams.

“As NASCAR Drive for Diversity continues to grow and benefit from national exposure, we’re seeing more and more athletes want to be involved,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “This is a great way to introduce top competitors to NASCAR and provide the opportunity to one day shine in our sport’s biggest events.”

Earlier this year, NASCAR and Rev Racing hosted tryouts at six universities spanning coast to coast – from Norfolk State University to San Diego State University – as part of a revamped crew member scouting process.

Twelve men and six women hailing from 12 states and one U.S. territory are now one step closer to a career in NASCAR and will look to impress during today’s four-hour skills competition.

“We are extremely excited about the continued growth and evolution of the Crew Member Development Program,” said Max Siegel, CEO of Rev Racing. “Our expanded college recruitment and outreach efforts have attracted some of the most talented and promising athletes our program has seen yet.”

Most D4D participants begin with no motorsports background and learn to apply athletic prowess from their primary sport to the skills required on NASCAR’s pit road. Joshua Tate, an All-American football player at Clark Atlanta University, recently tried out for the Chicago Bears and is now hoping to go professional in motorsports.

Former Norfolk State point guard Brehanna Daniels could follow in the footsteps of Emily Cox, a D4D alum who now pits regularly in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Jeremy Kimbrough, a former Washington Redskins linebacker, will attempt to join fellow NFL veteran Andre Neblett in the D4D crew member program, which has a 100 percent job placement rate for graduates. Neblett played for the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots and was accepted to D4D as part of the program’s ongoing open enrollment.

There are 35 current and former D4D crew members working in NASCAR, including 23 graduates in the sport’s top series – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In November, Roush Fenway Racing team members Mike Russell and Raphael Diaz became the first D4D graduates to win a national series championship when No. 60 driver Chris Buescher clinched the NASCAR XFINITY Series title.

NASCAR D4D pit crew member combine participants include:

 

First Last Hometown University Primary Sport
Robert Clay Nashville, Tenn. Alcorn State University Football
Kasuela Cooper Charleston, Mo. Virginia State University Basketball
Paris Cotman Richmond, Va. Virginia State University Track & Field
Brehanna Daniels Norfolk, Va. Norfolk State University Basketball
Mykael Dixon Baltimore, Md. Virginia State University Track & Field
Branden Dozier Topeka, Kan. UNC Charlotte Football
Kapil Fletcher Fort Lauderdale, Fla. University of Kansas Football
Quinta Funderburk Chesapeake, Va. Norfolk State University Football
Jemond Hazely Corona, Calif. San Diego State University Football
Tedarian Johnson Jackson, Miss. University of Kansas Football
Jeremy Kimbrough Decatur, Ga. Appalachian State University Football
Corey King Boca Raton, Fla. University of Kansas Football
Toto’a Leilua Leloaloa, AS Alcorn State University Football
Lamar Neal Virginia Beach, Va. Norfolk State University Football
Breanna O’Leary Amarillo, Texas Alcorn State University Softball
Jorden Paige Buffalo, N.Y. Clark Atlanta University Football
Diedra Smith Aurora, Colo. San Diego State University Basketball
Joshua Tate Memphis, Tenn. Clark Atlanta University Football

 

Following today’s event, the D4D combine participants will attend the Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 28 (2:30 p.m. ET on FS1).

NASCAR D4D also offers a driver development program, operated by Rev Racing, and each year fields six drivers in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Successful graduates now competing in a national series include NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suárez.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600 will be broadcast live from Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 29 at 6 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Additional live coverage can be found on NASCAR.com.

 

About Rev Racing

Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities and women drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit http://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.

 

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

 

Contact:

Pete Stuart

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 348-9621

pstuart@nascar.com

 

Rev Racing and the Autism Society of East TN team up at Bristol Motor Speedway

JAIROAVILAConcord, NC (Apr. 7, 2016) – Rev Racing will partner with the Autism Society of East TN in honor of Autism Awareness month. With the organization’s presence at the next race, Rev Racing hopes to bring further awareness to this important subject.

NASCAR has been a long-time supporter of Autism Speaks, the national organization for the cause. Rev Racing is more than excited to continue to carry out this mission.

A group from Autism Society of East TN, including staff, parents and children, will join Rev Drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16th. Children will meet with Rev Drivers, sign autographs, be up close and personal with the race cars and have opportunities for photographs. Rev Racing will also be presenting a rear bumper cover to the organization, signed by the drivers and crew members. The Speedway will also offer a full schedule of events for fans, including a Kid and Fan Zone, a cornhole tournament, concerts and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East autograph session beginning at 11 am.

“We love partnering with organizations to help bring about awareness and education. The Autism Society of East TN is a very active group that provides incredible support and service to the autistic community in TN,” said Christy Gormal, Rev Racing’s Chief Marketing Officer.” Rev Racing is an organization that strongly believes in providing opportunities for everyone. Being able to expose these children and their families to opportunities in the racing industry is exciting for us and hopefully inspiring to them.”

Driver of the #42 Braille Battery Toyota, Jairo Avila, Jr. (J.A.) is especially excited about this opportunity. As an advocate, J.A. makes an effort to inspire kids to be anything they want if they put their heart and minds to it.

“Rev Racing has added a platform for me to better reach and work with kids of different backgrounds,” said Avila. “I can’t wait to have this organization join us and hopefully inspire families to achieve their goals – no matter what they might be.”

Both groups welcome these partnerships, as exposure and education assist in advancements for causes everyday. “The timing for this event could not be more perfect as we just launched our new East TN Autism Social Scene,” said Melissa Keeler, Board Member of Autism Society of East TN. “This group is dedicated to building a community that empowers those affected by autism through educational, social and supportive services. We are extremely excited for the opportunity to work with Rev Racing and believe this is an awesome platform to bring awareness to the community.”

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. It is part of a group of pervasive developmental disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that significantly affect how a person perceives the world, interacts with others, and communicates. It is estimated that as many as 1 out of every 68 children born today will be diagnosed with some form of ASD.

“It’s a privilege to be a part of Autism Awareness Month in this way and to provide this opportunity to families and children through Rev Racing,” said Gormal. “It will be a special race. I hope we can continue to be an avenue for exposure to racing and young people who are fulfilling their goals, like our drivers.”

The 125-lap PittLite 125 will begin 4:30pm on April 16th. Questions can be directed to Christy Gormal, cgormal@maxsiegelinc.com.

New Driver Added to the NASCAR Drive for Diversity 2016 Roster

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Madeline Crane, an 18-year-old Meansville, Georgia native, has joined this season’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity roster. Crane will drive for Rev Racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Crane was named the first alternate after her performance in the October combine. She will make her debut with Rev Racing in place of Juan Garcia, who will pursue opportunities in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Crane started racing Bandoleros at 10-years-old in the Thursday Night Thunder Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. She finished her first season strong with two consecutive wins. She quickly moved into Legend cars, and by the time she was 14 she had already garnered 59 top-5 finishes in just 82 starts, and finished the year as the Pro Division Winter Flurry Champion.

At the age of 15, she again moved up and started racing Crate Late Models at Dixie Speedway. After another strong year, Crane finished her first season second in points. From there, she focused on driving Super Late Models.

“We are excited to have Maddie join our program,” said Max Siegel, Rev Racing team owner. “Crane has continued to show growth year-after-year during her combine evaluation. We are ready to get her in the car and prepared for the season ahead.”

Crane, along with her teammate Enrique Baca, will hit the track on Saturday, March 19th at Hickory Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season opener for Rev Racing.

Gettin’ Loose, A blog series from Rev Racing Crew Members, Drivers & Leadership

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SHOP TALK BY MATT BUCHER

Big news on the Rev Racing home front! No, my proposal for Fridays being strictly for golf and beers hasn’t passed. And no, no new sponsors were signed – which is unfortunate. Someone should really consider becoming a 2016 sponsor, so I can shamelessly plug you and your business.

On a high note, after a brief meeting and consultation, a handshake agreement was made between upper management and a new driver. The driver of an older model, yet shiny Roach Coach (food truck for those of you not familiar with the term). Since we really enjoy our snacks around here, this is very big news. Let’s just say that shop morale really picks up around 10:15 am every morning.

Other than that bombshell, it’s been all business in the shop. Each of our drivers did a very good job at bringing their respective cars home in one piece from New Smyrna. That is a very big deal for Rev Racing and owner, Max Siegel. We can actually focus our efforts on fine tuning and making our cars better, rather than fixing and rebuilding everything.

This past weekend we traveled to Mobile, AL for some pre-race testing. This is a great opportunity to further prepare the cars and the drivers for the race. We will head back to Mobile, this Thursday, for the NASCAR K&N Series Mobile 150. The race is set for March 12th at 2:00 pm. Here we come, Mobile!

POST BY THE NO. 2 CAR CREW CHIEF, MATT BUCHER

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NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Combine Participants Announced

Monday, October 19th: 

Charlotte, NC, – The participants have been selected for 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Combine. Youth combine participants will be evaluated on their driving skills and past experience on November 2nd at Concord Motorsports Park, located in Charlotte, NC.

Each year, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity initiative and its competition arm, Rev Racing, seek to obtain the highest quality of applicants representing diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. “This year the talent continues to improve,” said Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing Director of Competition.  “We love working with drivers at this period in their career. We have the ability to help build their foundation and influence their maturity into the next series.”

Drivers, from the across the nation, applied to the program in early September. 13 drivers were selected to participate in this year’s 2015 Combine. Selected drivers will compete in the 2016 Summer Shootout, located in Charlotte NC. Rev Racing will support four drivers in both the Legend and Bandolero Series.

Below are invitees to the 12th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine:

 

Name Series Age City State/Country
Austin Geer Legend 13 Johns Creek GA
Hailie Deegan Legend 14 Temecula CA
Taylor Jorgensen Legend 19 Stockbridge GA
Kendra Adams Legend 16 Canada
Enrique Limon Legend 17 Mexico
Ryo Ogata Legend 16 Troutman NC

 

 

Name Series Age City State/Country
Alberto Limon Bandolero 12 Mexico
Liz Montgomery Bandolero 13 Charlotte NC
Elysia Potter Bandolero 13 Newport News VA
Jaiden Reyna Bandolero 9 Newport News VA
Hayden Swank Bandolero 14 Woodstock AL
Violet Townsend Bandolero 9 Ravenna MI
Gracie Trotter Bandolero 14 Denver   NC

Fans can follow the Combine live on Twitter at @NASCARDiversity and @RevRacin.

REV RACING Driver, Collin Cabre, wins the Drive Sober 150 at Dover International Speedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Drive Sober 125CHARLOTTE, NC – After rain postponed Friday’s Drive Sober 125 race at the Monster Mile, Rev Racing drivers were uncertain with their ability to run in the final competition of the season. The team found themselves back at the track Saturday morning in the middle of additional rain, NASCAR Sprint Cup practice and the NASCAR Xfinity race.

Rev Racing drivers finally hit the track at 12:30 p.m., without qualifications or practice. The delay and lack of track time, however, didn’t slow down Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Collin Cabre. The 21-year-old from Tampa, Florida, scored his first K&N Pro series East career victory.

Cabre became the sixth driver from the NASCAR Drive For Diversity Program to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race and gave Rev Racing, which has fielded the competition team for the program since 2010, its 17th win.

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect having had no opportunity to practice or feel out the track,” said Cabre. “The car just felt great and my crew guided me into a comfort zone. I realized we not only had an opportunity to be competitive, but to actually win this thing. I put everything I had into it and we won.”

Cabre started the race in 12th position, as the starting lineup was set according to the rulebook. Cabre’s No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota crossed the finish line 6.454 seconds in front of series veteran Eddie MacDonald. Cabre will finish his rookie season 10th in overall point standings.

“I think the best thing about working with Collin this season was his willingness to listen and take in as much information as we could throw at him,” stated Crew Chief Matt Bucher. “Every situation we’ve run into this year, he has never doubted what we have done or asked of him. This goes a long way with our confidence in him and his confidence in us as a crew. The more he races, the better he gets and I’m sure Dover won’t be his last trip to victory lane.”

Kenzie Ruston, driver of the No. 4 Sunoco Toyota, started in 11th position and finished the race in 13th position. Ruston had her best ever Dover finish, as historically this track has posed a challenge. Ruston will finish the season 11th in overall point standings.

Devon Amos, driver of the No. 6 Honda Generator Toyota, started in 15th position and finished the race in 12th position. Amos fluctuated back and forth several spots throughout the race, battling for position as the checkered approached. Amos will finish the season 14th in overall point standings.

Jay Beasley, driver of the No. 4 Special Smiles Toyota, started in 10th position and finished the race in 21st position. As the green flag waved, Beasley quickly moved up several spots to P7. Approaching lap 15 Beasley had a left front tire blow, which forced him to the garage for timely repairs. His crew got him back on the track to finish the Drive Sober 125 for his return to the K&N Pro Series. Beasley will finish the season 16th in overall point standings after missing three races this 2015 season.

Rev Racing drivers will focus on the 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine, as it is set to take place October 19th -21st at Langley Speedway. Other participants competing for the 2016 class will be announced this week.

REV RACING TAKES ANOTHER TOP-10 AT MOTORDROME

CHARLOTTE, NC – The UPMC Health Plan 150 at Smithon, PA’s Motordrome Speedway brought red flags and restarts, and ended ultimately with two top-10s and a top-15 for Rev Racing.

Driver of the #4 L&M Consulting Toyota, Kenzie Ruston, was one of the Rev drivers that took tremendous strides throughout the race. With a p16 qualifying start, Ruston was able to break through the pack to land in her the top-10 by the end of the race. By lap 92, Ruston found a stronghold on the top-15 continuing to advance throughout the race. However, an hour and a half long red took all drivers by surprise and put a pause on the UPMC Health Plan 150 for track repair. In p11 on restart, Ruston quickly darted through the pack securing her place in top-10. With laps winding down, Ruston was still able to gain traction, and found herself in p6 at the checkered flag.

A familiar face to the Rev Racing team, Sergio Peña joined Rev again Saturday night to man the #42 Special Smiles Toyota. During the race, Peña found himself throughout the pack. Qualifying p10, Peña made a quick leap into p6 within the first ten laps, but a flat tire near lap 30 brought Peña in for a quick pit, having him return to the race at p20, 13 laps behind his original lead. Peña spent the next 120 laps regaining his top-10 spot as he steadily moved forward throughout the remainder of the race. Peña took the checkered at p10, a second top-10 for Rev that night.

Devon Amos, driver of the #66 Max Siegel, Inc. Toyota, also found himself within the top-10 for multiple laps during the race. Qualifying p11, Amos darted in and out of the top-10 and made it to p9 on lap 50. With on and off restarts, and the delay from the red, Amos lost his grip on the top-10, but remained vigilant and secured a top-15 spot at p13.

#2 Universal Technical Institute Toyota driver Collin Cabre ran a steady race, and found himself within the top-10 early on in p9 after qualifying p15. Car difficulties put Cabre into pit lane during the red, unfortunately causing a loss in momentum and placing him at the back of the pack. Cabre was able to regain position as much as he could on restart, and finished the race in p17.

Rev Racing heads back to the track on Saturday, August 29th for the Biscutville 150 at VIRginia International Speedway.