Suarez Aims For Triple-Series Trifecta

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danielConcord, NC (April 22, 2014) – Rev Racing’s Daniel Suarez began the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season by sweeping the first two races. The Monterrey, Mexico native managed to garner both victories within a matter of three days.

Since then, Suarez has accumulated an additional pair of victories in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, in which he also competes. He races in both series with the mindset that more seat time, no matter the car, will lead to a better understanding of the sport and contribute to his development as a driver. As a result, his work ethic has produced four victories in seven total races this season.

Suarez’s 2014 season has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of automobile racing. In February, Suarez’s accomplishments earned him the NASCAR Diverse Driver Award, an industry-wide recognition of his on-track success. His achievements have not only caught the attention of the NKNPSE competition, but have also landed him an invitation to compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS). This weekend at Richmond International Speedway, Suarez will attempt to outshine his back-to-back wins in Daytona by completing a trifecta. In addition to driving in the NKNPSE for Rev Racing, he will make his NNS debut with Joe Gibbs Racing, before flying to Mexico to compete in the NTS.

Suarez is fully aware of the daunting task ahead of him, but heads into the weekend with the same calm, optimistic and humble demeanor that has gotten him to this point:

“I am grateful to Joe Gibbs Racing for this opportunity and very thankful with Telcel, Silent Circle and Telmex for putting their confidence in me. This is one of the most important steps in my career. Also, I want to say thank you to NASCAR and Rev Racing for giving me the opportunity to race and learn about everything in this world.”

Suarez, 22, joined Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program in 2013. Suarez ran a full season in the NKNPSE, garnering a team-high six top 5, and nine top 10 finishes. The highlight of his 2013 season was his first ever NKNPSE victory at the Columbus Motor Speedway. Additionally, Suarez earned three 2nd place finishes in his final four races, propelling him to 3rd in the final 2013 season rankings. Suarez is currently 2nd in the 2014 NKNPSE standings.

“Daniel is Rev Racing’s fourth driver to participate in a National Series Event. He is very talented, and has shown continuous progress. We are proud to play a major role in Daniel’s development,” said team owner, Max Siegel.

While Suarez’s Nationwide Series debut is a testament to hard work and dedication, it is also a testament to the mission of Rev Racing and the Drive for Diversity Program. Rev Racing houses an academy-style program that provides young minority drivers with the resources to succeed in the sport of NASCAR. On Friday, April 25, 2014, Suarez will be the next minority driver to utilize the resources that Rev Racing has provided and make it to the National Series.

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 https://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.

Impressive Weekend for Rev Racing at Greenville

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Concord, NC (March 25, 2014) – Speed isn’t everything when it comes to racing. Strategy is equally as important, and the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Motor Speedway proved to be more of a chess match than checkers. After trailing for most of the race, Rev Racing finished with one driver in the top-5 and 3 in the top-10.

With Ryan Gifford as the only Rev Racing driver to qualify in the top-10, the rest of the group had their work cut out for them over the course of the 150-lap race. Once the green flag was issued, Gifford wasted little time improving his position to 8th. While this was occurring, Suarez, who had started 17th, was mercilessly passing competitor after competitor. By lap 50, Suarez had cracked the top-10 to join teammate Gifford. By the halfway mark Suarez, Gifford, and Peña were all in the top-15.

The next 75 laps were defined by strategy; one that ultimately paid dividends. Over the course of the next 25 laps, both Gifford and Peña dropped out of the top 15 in order to preserve their tires and prepare for one final push. Things started to look bleak as they fell all the way to 16th and 18th place. However with 40 laps to go, Peña and Gifford made their moves, ascending through the standings, passing one car after another. With 25 laps to go they were both challenging for a spot in the top-10, and after a restart with 13 laps to go, both were able to break through. Meanwhile, Suarez was neck and neck with P4 and P6, fighting to hold on to his 5th place standing. Another caution with 10 laps to go brought the action to a halt. The restart came with 6 laps to go and proved to be advantageous for Suarez, Gifford, and Peña as they solidified their 5th, 6th, and 9th place positions and held on until the checkered flag. Beasley and Bell finished the race 19th and 20th, respectively.

While Peña is please with his first top-10 of the season, he is far from content. In reference to his performance, Peña stated, “The start of the season has been pretty rough, so this was a nice relief. I want to thank my crew chief Wolfy and car chief Tanner for all of the hard work they’ve been putting in. We still have some work to do though. We need a 9th place finish to be a bad day, not a good day.”

The rest of the Rev Racing team shares this same mindset. After taking Sunday to rest and celebrate the impressive performances, the entire team was back at work early Monday morning to prepare for the next race.

Rev Racing returns to the track on April 25th for the Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Speedway.

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Mark Green (No. 2 Toyota Crew Chief/Shop Foreman) – Green returns to Rev Racing as Crew Chief of the No. 2 Rev Racing Toyota. In 2013, he helped Ryan Gifford earn his first career victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. That same year, the No. 2 Camry finished the season with four top-5 and six top-10 finishes. Green brings a wealth of racing knowledge with him to Rev Racing having competed in both the NASCAR Busch (currently Nationwide) and Sprint Cup Series.

In addition to his role as crew chief, Green is also the shop foreman. Under the direction of the Director of Competition, Green is responsible for the day-to-day management of the K&N Shop. Green works tirelessly with upper management to plan and develop company goals. He assists with optimizing department operations to ensure program efficiency and productivity, while implementing new procedures and policies as necessary. Lastly, Mark oversees the production and assembly of all the K&N race cars.

Green and Gifford just recently garnered their first top-10 finish of the 2014 season at Greenville Motor Speedway.

Rev Racing Heads to Watkins Glen International

Concord, NC (August 3, 2017) – The NASCAR Drive for Diversity drivers are heading into the final stretch of the season with this weekend’s visit to Watkins Glen International for the Finger Lakes Wine Country 100. The team will race 41 laps on
the 2.45-mile road course this Friday, August 4th. Rev Racing will join both the XFINITY Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend in the fourth companion race of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedule.

The Finger Lakes Wine Country 100 will mark the fifth race in a six-week stretch for the drivers. After participating in 4 paved-oval races, the drivers are eager to experience this weekend’s road course.

Rubén García Jr. (No. 6 Sunoco Toyota): García, who is currently leading team Rev Racing in points, will head into the weekend fifth in the standings with one pole, two top-5s and eight top-10s among the 10 total races this season. He has already set new personal career highs for top-5s and top-10s. García has also collected four straight top-10 finishes leading up to this weekend at Watkins Glen. Driver of the No. 6 Toyota, García will race at Watkins Glen on Friday and immediately head to Mexico to compete in the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series on Sunday.

Chase Cabre (No. 4 ATL Fuel Cells Toyota):  Chase Cabre, who is currently 6th in points, is coming off of a 5th place finish in Iowa. Cabre, with an impressive rookie start, has 4 top-5s, six top-10s and set 2 poles.

Jay Beasley (No. 42 Max Siegel Inc. Toyota): Sitting 7th in point standings, Beasley is eager to face ‘The Glen’ with two top-5s and four top-10s. The driver of the No. 42 also has three Coca-Cola Move of the Race awards and three Bembo Brake Through Challenge awards. He finished just inside the top-10 with his last visit to The Glen in 2015.

Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota): Cabre, who will round out 10th in point standings, is more than ready to hit the track and turn a top-5 finish. Cabre has four top-10s this season, and is ready for his luck to change with Friday’s road course race. Cabre has finished in the top-5 in the last three road courses in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

Qualifying for the Finger Lakes Wine Country 100 begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, followed by the race start at 4:45 pm EST.

All Rev Racing Drivers Head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway Top 10 in Point Standings

Concord, NC (July 12, 2017) – This weekend’s journey to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) will mark the second companion race of the K&N Pro Series East season. Despite the rigorous schedule in July, the drivers are looking to each race as an opportunity to improve their standings and finishes.

Team Rev Racing just completed the Busch North Throwback 100 at Thompson Motor Speedway, sporting two throwback schemes of Tommy Houston and Rogelio Lopez. Although the drivers did not garner the finishes they were looking for, all four drivers remained in the Top 10 in point standings. With the United Site Services 70 only a few days away, the drivers are more than ready to get back on the track and take home some top finishes.

Chase Cabre (No. 4 Lincoln Electric Toyota): Rookie driver, Chase Cabre, sitting in the top five in point standings, is looking forward to NHMS. Cabre currently has three top-5s and five top-10s. He and his team are focused on communication and a good qualifying position.

 Rubén García Jr. (No. 6 Escudería Telmex/Max Siegel Inc.): García will head into this weekend sitting sixth in points. García currently has two top-5s and six top-10s. He and his team are focused on a top-finish to put them inside the top 5 in point standings.

Jay Beasley (No. 42 Castle Products Toyota): Beasley heads into the ninth race of the season positioned eighth in points. Beasley currently has two top-5s and five top-10s, as well as leading the Coca-Cola Move of the Race Awards.

Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota): Cabre is looking for a well-deserved finish after being involved in some unfortunate track activity. Cabre currently has three top-10s and is currently sitting 10th in point standings.

Group qualifying for the United Site Services 70 will be on Friday, July 14 at 7:05 p.m. The autograph session will take place Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 p.m. in the FanFest area.

The United Site Services 70 will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. 

Rev Racing Unveils Paint Schemes for Busch North Throwback at Thompson

NASCAR Drive for Diversity Drivers Giving Recognition to Two Historic Moments

Concord, NC (July 3, 2017) – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) unveiled their 2017 short track schedule in December, announcing the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. After an eight-year absence for the KNPSE, the upcoming race will celebrate the series’ New England roots and the rich history of the division with the Busch North Throwback 100 on Saturday, July 8.

To mark the occasion, Rev Racing will honorably wrap two of their cars in the former paint schemes of Rogelio López and Tommy Houston.

“We love the opportunity to pay respect and celebrate those who have paved the way in this sport,” said Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing Director of Competition. “It is important that we continue to bridge the gap between these racing generations. Knowledge continues to be power and the more we can expose our drivers to these momentous moments and icons the more successful they will be as they in advance in this sport.”

The No. 03 Telmex Toyota will be piloted by Mexico City’s Rubén García Jr.,as he pays tribute to Lopez. Lopez, a Aguascalientes, Mexico native won the 2006 Desafío Corona Series (now NASCAR Peak Mexico Series) championship, and came to the United States to drive the No. 03 Telmex/Lucas Oil Dodge in the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series for the 2007 season. On July 22nd, 2007, Lopez won with this particular paint scheme at The Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, TN. He became the first Mexican-born driver to win on an oval in the series and in NASCAR, beating current NASCAR Monster Energy Cup driver, Joey Logano.

“It’s an honor for me to be part of this throwback race for the first time in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East,” said Rogelio López. “It has been 10 years since I won in Nashville and I still remember the win like it was yesterday. I want to thank everyone at Rev Racing and Rubén for driving the 03 car (Dave Davis Motorsports). It was an unforgettable race and I am excited to be able to attend the upcoming event in support of Ruben and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program.”

Teammate Chase Cabre will be paying tribute to Tommy Houston. Houston (born on January 29, 1945) is a retired NASCAR Busch Series driver, now called the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Over his career, Houston helped that series grow throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Houston had 417 starts, 24 wins and 123 top fives.

Houston’s son, Andy, spotter for current NASCAR Monster Energy Series Cup Driver Austin Dillion, shared the paint scheme with his dad.

“I showed my dad the drawing last night! He really liked it. He won a K&N race (Busch North) at Stafford in that same paint scheme! He said seeing that paint scheme brings back a lot of good memories and hopes it brings Rev Racing some good luck!”

Team Rev Racing is ready to make history of their own this coming weekend, while capitalizing on the momentum from this past weekend’s race at Berlin Raceway. Driver Chase Cabre earned a third place finish and teammate Jay Bealsey garnered a fourth place finish, the Coca-Cola Move of the Race  and the Brembo Brake Through Challenge. García and Collin Cabre rounded out the top-10 with an eighth and 10th place finish.

Garcia Jr., Cabre, and the entire Rev Racing team will join other drivers of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 8 for the Busch North Throwback 100.

Don’t miss your opportunity to meet the stars of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on Friday, July 7, from 5-7p in a FREE Fan Fest.

Rev Racing Announces 2017 Youth Legend Drivers

Concord, NC (June 6, 2017):  Each year Rev Racing seeks to obtain the highest quality applicants representing diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. Started by Max Siegel in 2009, Rev Racing also manages a youth racing initiative for kids 8-14 who want to compete in the INEX Legend cars.

Through a several week evaluation process, youth drivers were chosen by recommendation, historical success, and overall driving performance.  “As it remains a goal of ours to focus on the growth and development of both our academy-style program and youth participants, we want to connect with these drivers as early as possible,” said Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing. “The sooner we can start providing the proper guidance to these individuals, the more prepared they are to grow into a different series.”

This year, Rev Racing will offer a Legend car ride to two new-comers, Isabella Robusto and Nicholas Sanchez. Isabella, from Fort Mill, South Carolina, began racing the go-karts in club races at Carolina Motorsports Park. Isabella had immediate success, with several podium finishes. As She gained experience she began racing go-karts at other local tracks and eventually in numerous national series’ like USPKS, WKA, Florida Winter Tour and the F-Series. At the age of eight, and while still racing go-karts, Isabella climbed into a Bandolero and began racing at Concord Motor Speedway and competed in her first of many Summer Shootout’s at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a Beginner Bandit. Within a year Isabella moved up to the Bandit division and raced the Winter Nationals in Orlando, Florida. With other INEX sanctioned races in Charlotte, Atlanta and Virginia, Isabella’s points scored her the 2016 South Carolina Young Lions championship.  While Isabella maintains a full karting competition schedule, she is very excited to get back on track in her Legend Car for Summer Shootout 2017.

Nicholas, from Miami, Florida, had a love of car racing from the age of 5 when he went to his first NASCAR truck race at Homestead Miami Speedway.  By the age of twelve, he began kart racing in his hometown of Miami.  Over the last 3.5 years, he has raced on multiple national circuits including, Rok Cup USA and The Florida Winter Tour.  Nicholas has raced throughout the State of Florida at various racetracks competing in over 45 races.  He has fourteen top-10 and eleven top-5 finishes in karting classes ranging from Junior, Senior and Shifter.  Nicholas one day wants to see his name among notable alumni Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez, and Darrell Wallace Jr.

Both drivers will compete in the 2017 Summer Shootout, located in Charlotte, NC. The Shootout will begin 6.12.17 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity Drivers Pay a Visit to St Jude

Concord, NC (June 2, 2017) – This weekend, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity drivers will head to Memphis International Raceway for the first time ever to participate in the K&N Pro Series East and visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Founded in 1962, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases​. Rev Racing drivers and staff are extremely committed to learning more about the hospital and how they can help make an impact through education and awareness. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened to more than 80 percent today and families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

“We love partnering with organizations to help bring awareness to their specific cause. Our team and drivers are in a unique position to be seen and heard by a great number of people,” said Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing Director of Competition.  “Rev Racing is an organization that strongly believes in providing inclusion and opportunities. Being able to put as many eyes as possible on these children and their families is exciting for us and hopefully beneficial to St. Jude.”

Rev Racing drivers will visit the campus on Friday, June 2 before racing on Saturday. They will take a tour of the hospital and learn more about the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

Series sponsor K&N has also provided tickets to over 50 St. Jude staff and families to attend the Memphis 125 race on Saturday at Memphis International Raceway. One family will also have the opportunity to spend time in the infield with the drivers, receive a hauler tour and meet NASCAR personnel.

“It’s a privilege to engage St Jude in this way and to provide this opportunity to families and staff through our organization,” said Hodges. “It will be a special race. I hope we can continue to be an avenue for exposure and provide support to these amazing institutions.”

The Memphis 125 race will begin 5:50 p.m. on June 3rd.  Questions can be directed to cgormal@maxsiegelinc.com.

For more information about St Jude, please visit https://www.stjude.org/.

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 (Monster Energy NASCAR 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’).

Causey Makes History at South Boston Speedway

Concord, NC (May 22, 2017) – Macy Causey, 16-year-old resident of York County, VA, won at South Boston Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division (LMSC) this past Saturday night. Causey, the youngest member in the history of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program, earned her first career LMSC victory, and became the first female to win a LMSC race at South Boston Speedway.

Causey survived an early race mishap when then-leader Lee Pulliam’s motor expired, bringing out the red flag for a lengthy clean-up during the first LMSC race of the Bojangles Twin 75s. Causey eventually went on to hold off Brandon Pierce in a two-lap dash to the finish. This highly competitive race had seven lead changes among five drivers. It took an hour and 23 minutes to complete the 75-lap race, with six cautions and two red flags. Causey’s teammate, Madeline Crane, unfortunately was part of a late race caution while running 4th and was unable to finish the first twin or compete in the second.

During this first race, Causey managed to hold off three NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champions, including Peyton Sellers (one-time national champion), Phillip Morris (four-time national champion), and Lee Pulliam (three-time national champion). Sellers, Morris, and Pulliam also combine for five South Boston Speedway track championships.

“It feels amazing,” said Macy Causey. “I’m super excited. I started crying during my interview in Victory Lane. I didn’t know what to do.”

Causey is the granddaughter of Diane Teel, the first woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race and the first woman from Virginia recognized in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

“To see where NASCAR was when I was racing to now and watching my grandbaby win her first ever late model race is hard to put in words,” said Diane Teel. “Macy has done something so great that I think it will take awhile for her to understand how big of a deal this was. To win at a place like South Boston with all of its history is so overwhelming for all of us to take in right now. And, she did it the right way without wrecking people to win. That’s what was the best part for me.”

Causey and her Rev Racing team finished the second Twin in 5th position after being inverted to an 8th place start, due to winning the first Twin. Causey and Crane will be back in action at Hickory Motor Speedway next Saturday, May 27th.

Rev Racing Heads to South Boston

Concord, NC (May 5, 2017) – This Saturday, Rev Racing drivers will take the green flag at South Boston Speedway(SOBO) for the forth and fifth race of the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. The team will travel to the speedway for a day of testing on Friday, before racing the Twin 100s on the .4-mile banked asphalt oval on Saturday.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) drivers are ready to continue the pattern of success the D4D Program has found at South Boston. In 2011, alumni drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. set the pole and Sergio Peña captured the win. Ryan Gifford also holds the track record for the most top-5s and top-10s at South Boston Speedway in the NKNPSE.

Current driver, Rubén García Jr. earned second place and his best NKNPSE career finish at the last race in Bristol. “Rev Racing drivers have found a lot of success at SOBO,” said García. “The two races will be challenging, but with my teams’ previous knowledge of the track and having our car in great shape, we are confident we will have a good finish, if not a win.”

Rubén García Jr. (No. 6 NTI/MSI): García will head into this weekend sitting 5th in points. He and his team are focused on another top-finish.

Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota): Cabre most recently finished with an impressive 6th place at Bristol Motor Speedway, despite the call of the race halfway due to rain. Driver of the No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota is currently sitting 9th point standings.

Chase Cabre (No. 4 Braille Battery Toyota): Rookie driver, Chase Cabre, still sitting in the top 10 in point standings, is looking forward to South Boston. He and his team are focused on communication and a good qualifying position.

Jay Beasley (No. 42 Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation Toyota): Beasley heads into the fourth race of the season with an 11th position in points. Beasley and team are ready to make an impact this weekend.

All drivers are looking forward to a test day on Friday, which will allow the drivers and crew to acquire more data and get as much seat time as possible before the green flag falls. Group qualifying will begin Saturdayat 4:00 pm, followed by the autograph session at 5:40 pm and the WHOSYOURDRIVER.ORG Twin 100s at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm EST.

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

Concord, NC (April 19, 2017) – For the second year in a row, Rev Racing will partner with the Autism Society of East TN in honor of Autism Awareness month. Rev Racing is more than excited to continue to carry out this mission. NASCAR has been a long-time supporter of Autism Speaks, the national organization for the cause. With this partnership, Rev Racing hopes to bring further awareness to this important subject.

A group from Autism Society of East TN, including staff, parents and children, will join Rev drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 22nd. Children will meet with drivers, sign autographs, be up close and personal with the race cars, and have opportunities for photographs. Rev Racing will also run the organization’s logo on the hood of No. 42 car, manned by driver Jay Beasley. NASCAR has generously provided tickets to the kids, parents and directors of the organization so they can attend the race after the meet and greet.

“I feel extremely honored to be running the decal of the Autism Society of East TN on the hood of my car,” said Beasley. “Having the ability to bring awareness to the fans and put smiles on these kids faces is extremely rewarding.”

Both groups welcome these partnerships, as exposure and education assist in advancements for this cause every day. “The timing is perfect as April is Autism Awareness month and we just launched our new Autism Community Center at Beeson Hall in Johnson City,” said Melissa Keeler, Board Member of Autism Society of East TN. “We are providing educational, social and supportive services to anyone, child or adult, affected by autism at this facility. The Autism Society of East TN is very happy to partner with Rev Racing to promote autism awareness and acceptance in the local 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 Siegel. “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.”

Rev Racing strives to build awareness among various causes throughout each season. “We love partnering with organizations to help bring about awareness. Our team and drivers are in a unique position to be seen and heard by a great deal of people,” said Max Siegel, Rev Racing Owner and CEO. “Rev Racing is an organization that strongly believes in providing inclusion and opportunities. Being able to expose these children and their families to opportunities in the racing industry is exciting for us and hopefully inspiring to them.”

The Rev Racing drivers will participate in the Zombie Auto, beginning at 4:00 pm on April 22nd. Questions can be directed to, cgormal@maxsiegelinc.com.

The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Recruitment Tour Kicks Off at Alcorn State

Concord, NC (March, 23 2017) – Today, the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Recruitment Tour will kick off at Alcorn State University, located in Lorman, Mississippi.

The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program is a comprehensive training program for aspiring minority and female pit crew members. The program is designed to identify, coach, train and develop minority athletes who possess the skill, ability and attitude to be a successful pit crew member in one of the three NASCAR national series.

The recruitment tour will make six stops at universities across the nation to identify minority and female student athletes that have an interest in motorsports and a post-college professional sports career. This program offers any minority athlete the chance to become a pit crew member with a NASCAR race team; if that individual has the necessary talent to reach the highest level (The Monster Energy NASCAR CUP Series) of the sport.

“We seek student athletes with a general interest in motorsports, extreme sports, the auto industry, etc. and individuals who possess a strong sense of character and work ethic,” said Coach Phil Horton, Director of Performance for Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program. “We understand how athletes are built, and what athletes are capable of when it comes to teamwork, dedication and focus.”

The original participant selection process is based on athletes who are recommended by coaches and athletic directors. During the tour, participants will be challenged with drills that showcase their flexibility, agility and strength. Top participants at each of these tour stops could receive an invitation to compete against other competitors for a spot on the 2017 development team.

“We are excited to kick off the 8th year of the NASCAR Diversity Pit Crew Program with our combine here at Alcorn State University,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR Racing Operations and Event Management. “This is the second year of the program under this current format and we have already seen great success from those student athletes who made it to the national combine last year. We’re committed to increasing diversity in the sport in all aspects, and we are already seeing great gains up and down pit road in participation from minority and female athletes.”

The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Program emphasizes education and training, while redirecting the talents that are already present in these individuals. Exposure to a career in NASCAR could be the next step in a professional journey for these athletes.

Over 75 individuals have participated in the program since its inception. The program bodes a 100% placement rate for those who complete the training program. Currently 25 of those individuals have succeeded in reaching the highest level of the sport and have went on to win numerous races and championships in the national series. It takes approximately three years to reach the highest level of the sport at which time the annual salary is between $80 – $100,000 from that point forward. For those who have reached the top level with five or more years of experience, it is not uncommon to receive salaries of upwards of $150 – $175,000 annually.

“Alcorn State University is excited to extend our relationship with NASCAR,” said Jason Cable Assistant Vice President for Athletic Compliance and Academic Services. “This partnership will inevitably provide multifaceted opportunities within the sports industry for our student athletes. Exposure to a corporation like NASCAR is priceless for our student-athletes and will positively impact their post student- athlete career.”

The participant registration will begin today (March 23) at 11:00 am, with the assessment following at 12:00 pm. All events will take place at the Davey L Whitney Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex, on the Alcorn State campus.

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’).

Rev Racing Heads to South Boston for Season Opener

Concord, NC (March, 23 2017) – When the NASCAR Whelen All-American drivers take the green flag at South Boston Speedway for the inaugural race of the 2017 season, it will mark a new era for Rev Racing. Macy Causey joined NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program, under Rev Racing management, as the youngest participant in the history of its Late Model or NASCAR K&N Pro Series East roster. Causey will join teammate Madeline Crane, the returnee from last year’s NWAAS team. The female powerhouse will travel to the Speedway for a day of testing, on Friday, before going to battle in the Twin 100s this Saturday.

Although both women have had a sizable amount of experience driving in this series, they will join all other race participants as the first drivers to run on South Boston’s newly paved track in the Speedway’s season opener. The track’s .4-mile oval will pose a competitive angle of speed, narrow straightaways and host post National Series champions such as Matt Bowling, Lee Pulliam, Phillip Morris and Peyton Sellers.

“This will be my third trip to South Boston,” said Macy Causey, driver of the No. 33 Five Star RaceCar Body Toyota. “The track was already fast before, and I could not be more excited about the additional speed the paving will provide us during the Twins. The bar is set high with the participating competition and I am ready to get focused and run as hard and smart as I can from the green flag to the checkered.”

Macy Causey (driver of the No. 33 Five Star RaceCar Body Toyota): 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.

Teammate Crane, having a year of experience under her belt, is looking to capitalize on her driver/crew experience and momentum built in the previous year. “It takes the uncertainty out of my performance,” said Madeline Crane, driver of the No. 78 Honda Generators Toyota. “My crew chief knows what I am capable of and we can focus on getting the car where it needs to instead of ironing out our communication strategies and go-to-track plan.”

Madeline Crane (No. 78 Honda Generators Toyota): 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-5 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-5 and 12 top-10 finishes in 2016.
Grandstand gates open at 12:30 p.m. with qualifying set to start at 1 p.m. The green flag flies on the Danville Toyota Twin 100s, featuring five races in four divisions, at 2 p.m.

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