Sanchez Looking for Redemption at Talladega
Concord, N.C. – Miami, Florida native Nick Sanchez has plenty of reasons to look forward to this weekend, as he takes on the 2.66-mile paved oval at Talladega Superspeedway in the ARCA Menards Series. After race-related misfortunes at both his Daytona debut and Phoenix, he is ready for a top finish in the No. 2 Honda Generators Chevrolet.
Sanchez, a member of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, comes off of a third-place finish in the ARCA Menards Series East 2020 point standings. Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, changed manufacturers from Toyota to Chevrolet and switched their focus over the off season to run Sanchez in a full-time ride in 2021.
Rev Racing has continued to see potential in Sanchez from the very start of his involvement in the program, finding success in every series he has competed in for the team. In 2019, Sanchez sat on the pole in just his second career AMSE start at South Boston. Unfortunately, the team has not garnered the finishes they have worked so hard to prepare for in his rookie AMS 2021 season.
In his Daytona debut, Sanchez quickly worked his way into the top ten from a starting position of 12th place. He moved into a top-five position right before an accident occurred in front of him on lap 28. The accident left him with nowhere to go, consequently ending the team’s day at Daytona International Speedway.
The team’s luck did not improve in Phoenix, the site of his ARCA Menards Series debut in 2020 as well as his best AMS finish of sixth. He started in sixth position and spent a good portion of the race running in the top ten. Sanchez worked his way up to third when he again found himself the victim of an accident not of his doing.
Sanchez, along with his team, are hoping for his luck to change, as he is ready to capitalize on all the hard work and preparation that has gone into the season to-date.
“It has been a frustrating start to the season so far,” said Nick Sanchez. “We have had great cars each time we show up to the track and feel competitive. We just need to stay out of trouble and get the finishes we have all worked toward. I have never felt more prepared to earn top-five finishes or pay a visit to victory lane. Our time is coming.”
The green flag is set to fly for the General Tire 200 at Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET this Saturday, April 24th. Sanchez will also have the in-car camera during the featured race. Fans will be able to attend Saturday’s race at Talladega (buy tickets) and can watch the race live on FS1 or Fox Sports Go.