Motivated by Texas results moving into Bristol dirt weekend

Nascar Craftsman Truck Series
#2: Nick Sanchez, Rev Racing, Gainbridge Chevrolet Silverado

April 4, 2023

Concord, NC“It is what it is,” said Nick Sanchez about his run at Texas Motor Speedway. Disappointment and frustration reigned after Rev Racing and Sanchez ended their night in a last  lap crash of the second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) overtime attempt during the SpeedyCash 250. Sanchez battled, and dominated, the entire race starting on the pole, securing both stages and leading 168 of 172 laps. Unfortunately, after an aggressive side draft battle, a partial touch of the tires in the grass, and a tap to the right-rear, Sanchez was sent careening into the wall and trucks of the No. 38 and No. 19. Fortunately, all three drivers climbed from their trucks. 

Sanchez, of course, was dissatisfied about the outcome of the race. “I hate that I crashed such a fast one, but we’ll build another and come back stronger,” said Sanchez. “Our goal is to win and that is what we are trying to accomplish at every track.” Regardless, Sanchez and the entire Rev Racing team finished with a 16th place finish at Texas and earned both stage finishing points. Sanchez is currently 9th in drivers point standings. 

Despite the race outcomes to-date, Sanchez and the No. 2 team have had quite the rookie start to their 2023 Truck season. Sanchez has never qualified outside of the top 5, earning two poles at Daytona and Texas. He has led 187 total laps and garnered a top 5 and 2 top 10s. After total domination at Texas and just falling short, Sanchez is more eager than ever for a top finish at Bristol Motor Speedway during the Weather Guard on Dirt in the NCTS this weekend. 

Sanchez is no rookie in terms of Bristol Speedway, racing there on multiple different occasions across the ARCA Menards Series (AMS) and NASCAR Xfinity Series. Sanchez secured a 12th place finish in 2022, a 4th place finish at the track during the 2021 AMS and an 11th place finish the year before. However, this will be Sanchez’s first attempt on dirt at Bristol.

“Bristol is going to be interesting,” said Sanchez. “It’ll be my first time at Bristol on dirt but I’m feeling just as confident as if it were pavement.” Sanchez isn’t dwelling on the past stating, “I know my team will continue to bring me the fastest trucks possible. Different weekend, same goal….to win.” 

The first and second practice for the NCTS are set for Friday, April 7th and are to begin at 5:35 PM EST and 8:02 PM EST. The NCTS will have 75 minutes total to practice before qualifying on April 8th at 4:30 PM. 

Sanchez will pilot the No.2 Gainbridge Chevrolet Saturday, April 8th for 150 laps and 75 miles on dirt. The track is much shorter than COTA and Texas Motor Speedway, coming to half a mile in length. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 8:00 PM EST. Stage 1 will conclude after 40 laps followed by stage 2 at lap 90. Live coverage will air on FS1, MRN, and Sirius XM. 


About Rev Racing: 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 manages the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Rev Racing currently operates and manages drivers in the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.behind the wheel of the No.2 Gainbridge Chevrolet for the third time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). 

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