Rev Racing Announces Brad Means as the Crew Chief of the No. 6

Rev Racing Announces Brad Means as the Crew Chief of the No. 6

Img 7097Concord, NC Rev Racing, officially, announced the driver of the No. 6 Chevrolet will have a new crew chief for the remainder of the 2022 season. Brad Means joined Rev Racing mid-season and will work with Rajah Caruth in the ARCA Menards Series. 

Means has spent over 28 years in the racing industry. He is the son of Jimmy Means, who competed at NASCAR’s top level from 1976 through 1993. Mean’s background offers an expanded perspective, bringing driver and crew experience to the team. Means drove in the Hooters Pro Cup Series and NASCAR K&N Series between 1997 and 2014. 

Throughout his career, Means has always enjoyed the challenge of making cars perform better and finding innovative ways to go faster on track. He got his start building cars at Richard Childress Racing. From there, Means helped various teams in both Cup Series and Truck Series by working independently as a body hanger and in fabrication. Most notably, he helped start the fabrication shop at Robby Gordon Motorsport during their run in the Cup Series. 

Means has a long-standing relationship with Rev Racing, as well as strong ties to their manufacturing partner, Chevrolet. His journey with Rev Racing comes full circle as he now has the chance to work with one of Rev’s brightest young stars, Rajah Caruth. Caruth was one of the biggest reasons why Means took the crew chief role. “His talent level is very high,” said Means. “To be able to work with someone who has that ability so early on in their career is really exciting. What he has accomplished in such a short time period is impressive.  I look forward to continuing on this trajectory, as we work toward the Championship.”

Means has built cars and helped teams win in each of the NASCAR Series. He now focuses on assisting Rev to win the 2022 ARCA Menard Series Championship. “In ARCA, you have limited practice. So you have to have the best car when you unload. I think executing details on the car and putting in work sets us up to compete for wins.” “Whether it’s designing cars for the Daytona 500 or setting up the No. 2 and No. 6 at Rev, his attention to detail, hard work, and pure love for the sport separate him from the competition,” said  Matt Bucher, Director of Competition at Rev Racing. 

 

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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, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative

Rev Racing carries momentum into the weekend after two top 5’s in Pocono

Rev Racing carries momentum into the weekend after two top 5’s in Pocono

Img 7110Concord, NC — Rev Racing turned it up at the tricky triangle last weekend. Chevrolet drivers, Nick Sanchez finished second and Rajah Caruth was close behind in fourth, after the race was called early due to darkness. Kicking off the race weekend, Rev will head over to Brownsburg, Indiana for the eleventh round of the ARCA Menard Series (AMS). The Reese’s 200 will take place Friday, 7.29, on the 0.686 oval at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP). 

Caruth maintains his lead in the AMS standings with half of the season done. He will once again take on a new race track this weekend and is keen on achieving the best result possible. “I’ve been running laps on my sim rig, being more diligent in my preparation and learning from the stuff I didn’t do well.”

Sanchez has been able to show raw speed the last few races. After a rainy race at Mid-Ohio and the early conclusion at Pocono, Sanchez is waiting for the right opportunity and conditions to take his next win and continue his battle for the championship with his teammate Caruth. 

Sanchez was seconds away from General Tire Deliver’s winner, Taylor Gray, before the race ended early. “The strength for our team has been speed, we performed very well and brought the two fastest cars the last few weekends,” said Sanchez. Unfortunately, Jesse Love’s spin in the closing stages prevented Sanchez from making a move on Gray for the win, “Something out of our control happened,” said Sanchez. “I don’t think we could have played any differently, at the end of the day we had a fast car and that is all I can ask for.” 

Sanchez will pilot the No.2 Gainbridge Chevrolet at IRP Friday. “As long as we can keep the car fast and handle well, we should be in a good position to win races.” As the team is hopeful to continue to bring a fight to the front rows moving forward with the season. 

Rev Racing will also debut their new car schemes at Indianapolis, after announcing Gainbridge as its new primary sponsor. Both the No. 2 and No. 6 Chevrolet will run the new look this weekend.

The Reese’s 200 will take place Friday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m ET. Live television coverage of the race will be provided by FS1. Fox Sports app will live stream the race, and a live radio broadcast will be on MRN/Sirius XM (XM channel 391, online channel 981) and at ARCARacing.com.

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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, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative




Rev Racing Announces Primary Sponsorship Agreement with Group 1001 and Gainbridge, Supporting Competitive Advancement and Team Initiatives

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July 27, 2022

Rev Racing Announces Primary Sponsorship Agreement with Group 1001 and Gainbridge, Supporting Competitive Advancement and Team Initiatives


Concord, NC – Rev Racing, a National minority-owned organization managing the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, announced today a partnership agreement with Group 1001 and Gainbridge to be the primary sponsors for the remainder of the 2022 season and beyond. Group 1001, a financial services enterprise, is known for investing in strategic partnerships as part of its mission to transform communities through sports and education. Gainbridge, a Group 1001 company, and digital platform offering financial products is fully invested in racing as a vehicle for brand growth. Together they will support Rev Racing’s efforts to drive more diversity into the field of motorsports.

“We are thrilled to enter into a partnership agreement with Gainbridge and Group 1001,” said Rev Racing owner Max Siegel. “They are best-in-class in their market and have continued to show commitment to creating cultural impact through their strategic partnership alignments.” 

Rev Racing, which is responsible for developing female and ethnically diverse drivers along with pit crew members for future competition at NASCAR’s highest levels, saw immediate alignment with Group 1001 and Gainbridge and their shared mission and focused-initiatives within the sport and beyond. 

“We’re excited to see Rev Racing continuing to elevate the program by establishing a strategic partnership with Group 1001 and Gainbridge,” said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR’s VP of Diversity & Inclusion. “NASCAR and Rev Racing are committed to developing female and ethnically diverse athletes in stock car racing. A mission that aligns with Group 1001’s promise to the advancement of communities through sports and education.”

Rev Racing is co-owned by Max Siegel and Jennifer Satterfield-Siegel. In the early years of the Team’s inception, Rev Racing earned the 2012 K&N NASCAR Pro Series Season Championship title. Thereafter, they have garnered an impressive set of accomplishments to include 25 wins, 117 top 5s, and 229 top 10 finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/ARCA Menards Series, with drivers finishing in the top-10 in points in every season. As owners of Rev Racing, the Siegels have taken the program to new heights, providing opportunities to 65+ minority and female drivers, 125+ pit crew members, and 25+ internships over the last 13 years. NASCAR Cup Series drivers Bubba Wallace, Daniel Suárez and Kyle Larson are graduates of Rev Racing and testaments of the team’s mission in action.

“Group 1001 has a proven methodology, which is showcased through their educational and development programs and their investment in the motorsports space and the next generation of athletes and professionals,” said Siegel. “Our mission and vision could not be more aligned. It is an honor to bring them on board as we continue on our pursuit of a 2022 championship.” 

Group 1001 will be an instrumental contributor to advancing Rev Racing and its team members, providing the resources to facilitate a heightened level of athlete development and expanded avenues for national series preparation and advancement. “Rev Racing was an instrumental part of my career development,” said Daniel Suaréz. “It was a good experience and education in team racing, human relations and personal development.” 

“We’re extremely excited to join the Rev Racing family,” said Dan Towriss, Group 1001 CEO and President. “The recent success of driver Daniel Suaréz is proof that Rev Racing works, and together we will be able to help more competitors from diverse backgrounds reach their goals at the highest levels of competition.”

The Gainbridge brand will be debuted in the ARCA Menards Series schedule at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet of Nick Sanchez and the No. 6 Gainbridge Chevrolet of Rajah Caruth on July 29th. Gainbridge, Group 1001 and Rev Racing will work together to establish partnership goals that create a more diverse and inclusive sport as well as a continued-focus to enact positive change in motorsports, our communities and beyond.

ABOUT Rev Racing: Rev Racing is the competition arm of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program and serves as the NASCAR-supported racing team charged with developing female and minority drivers, and pit crew members in the NASCAR development series for future competition at NASCAR’s highest levels. It 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, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative. Learn more at https://revracing.net/. 

ABOUT Group 1001

Group 1001 Insurance Holdings, LLC (“Group 1001”), an insurance holding company in the United States with current combined assets under management of $58 billion as of March 31, 2022, is a financial services enterprise focused on setting a new standard in the insurance industry by making insurance more useful and intuitive for everyone.  Group 1001 insurance brands include: Delaware Life, Gainbridge, Clear Spring Health, Clear Spring Insurance, and recently acquired Guggenheim Life. Group 1001 and its subsidiaries have a strong commitment to service and community transformation and invest in strategic partnerships as part of their mission to transform communities through sports and education. Learn more at www.group1001.com.

ABOUT Gainbridge

Gainbridge Insurance Agency, LLC (“Gainbridge”), a Group 1001 company, is a digital platform that allows you to invest in trusted financial products wherever you are, whenever you want, that are simple, intuitive and backed by smart technology. For more information, visit gainbridge.life

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CONTACT: 

Gainbridge Media Contact: 

Lisa Harpenau | Vice President, 

Corporate Communications

Media@Group1001.com



Rev Racing Media Contact:

Christy Gormal | CMO

317-702-5440

cgormal@maxsiegelinc.com

Nick Sanchez to Drive the No. 48 Big Machine Racing Chevrolet in Upcoming Races

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WELCOME, N.C. (JULY 20, 2022) – Big Machine Racing is pleased to announce that Nick Sanchez will drive the No. 48 Big Machine Racing Chevrolet Camaro in several upcoming races. Sanchez will make his debut with Big Machine Racing in Bristol on September 16, 2022, and will also race in Texas (9/24), Las Vegas (10/15) and Homestead (10/22).

Scott Borchetta, owner of Big Machine Racing, said, “there is so much great young talent at the moment, all vying for an opportunity to show they can get the job done. Nick has had some great results in ARCA this year and when Shane (Martin) brought us the opportunity to work with Nick, Chevrolet and NASCAR, it made perfect sense for us as we continue to develop our racing program at a very rapid pace.” 

Shane Martin, Xfinity Series Program Manager for Chevrolet, said, “I have enjoyed working with Nick Sanchez the last few months on his Xfinity plans. At 21 years old it is hard to believe how mature and easy to work with he is. From our simulator to on track, Nick has what it takes to go far in our sport, and I am honored to be a part of it. Working on this partnership between NASCAR, Chevrolet, and Big Machine Racing has been rewarding and fulfilling and I cannot wait for Bristol to get here to get it started!”

“To have the opportunity to compete for wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is really a dream come true,” said Driver, Nick Sanchez. “I can’t thank Chevrolet & NASCAR enough for their continued support as well as everything they’ve done to help put this deal together. I’m elated to drive for Scott Borchetta and begin working with everyone at Big Machine Racing. This is no doubt the biggest opportunity I’ve received in my career, and I look forward to making the most of it, Bristol can’t come soon enough!”

“Nick is an incredibly talented driver who embodies exactly what the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program is about. We have witnessed his evolution since he joined Rev Racing and we’re very thrilled to see him succeed in reaching the next level,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR Sr. Director, Racing Operations and Event Management. “This opportunity will open new doors for him and we’re confident Nick will continue to excel as a driver.”

“Chevrolet is proud to partner with Big Machine Racing and NASCAR to provide Nick with an opportunity to further his experience in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” said Dr. Eric Warren, Chevrolet Director of NASCAR Programs. “Nick has shown his ability to win in ARCA and we have been impressed with Nick through our continued partnership with Rev Racing. Big Machine Racing has proven their ability to win races in the Xfinity Series and this couldn’t be a better opportunity to help Nick succeed at the higher level.”



Media Contacts:

Tanner McDaniel

Promotions Director – Public Relations

Big Machine Racing

C.765.639.2885
tanner.mcdaniel@bigmachineracing.com

Rev Racing takes on the tricky triangle at Pocono

Rev Racing takes on the tricky triangle at Pocono

Concord, NC — In Rev Racing’s last team outing, Chevrolet driver Rajah Caruth finished a respective ninth, and teammate Nick Sanchez was just outside the top 10 after being hit with a tire penalty. This week the team will take on the 2.5mile paved tri-oval at Pocono Raceway. The General Tire Delivers 200 will host the tenth round of the 2022 ARCA Menard Series (AMS) in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.   

Approaching the halfway mark of the season, Caruth and Sanchez find themselves still on top of the AMS standings. Caruth leads Sanchez in points total of 390 to 384, just 2 points ahead of third place driver Daniel Dye. “Couldn’t have asked for a better start of the season. Just have to trust the process and work through the lighter half of the year and find some wins,” said Caruth. 

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#6: Rajah Caruth, Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet

Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet this Friday. Caruth has spent most of his rookie season learning new tracks while still finding ways to produce results at each event. “I enjoy going to new race tracks and doing my homework. It’s been very productive learning each race track and getting respective results.” 

The General Tire Delivers 200 will not be the only race Caruth will run this weekend. Caruth will participate in double duty action, running in his third NASCAR Xfinity race with Alpha Prime Racing. “Having the test day and the ARCA race prior is going to be even better preparation for the Xfinity race on Saturday,” said Rajah Caruth. 

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#2: Nick Sanchez, Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet

Through the first half of the season, Sanchez has earned two wins and several top 10 finishes. However, the weekend in Mid-Ohio was one of his proudest despite suffering a penalty. “I felt confident in the car all weekend,” said Sanchez. “I felt that weekend we brought the fastest car in the field, it was a step in the right direction, and we need to bring that same ideology to the rest of the schedule.” With such a goal in mind, Sanchez is still searching for his next win. 

Previously at Pocono, Sanchez was able to make up positions and finish in fourth. Sanchez will make his return to the tricky triangle and will continue to produce results. “I think it will be a good day,” said Sanchez. “We have good speed at the tracks where you keep it on the throttle most of the time, which is Pocono’s characteristic.” 

Sanchez will pilot the No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet around the tri-oval for 80 laps. The 200-mile race is one of the longest in the AMS schedule. “You have to make sure your car handles in the long run and try not to lose momentum, and if you’re in traffic, it will be hard to pass,” said Sanchez. 

The General Tire Delivers 200 will take place Friday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m ET. Live television coverage of the race will be provided by FS1. Fox Sports app will live stream the race, and a live radio broadcast will be on MRN/Sirius XM (XM channel 391, online channel 981) and at ARCARacing.com.

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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, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

Reyna and Scott return to action this weekend at Tri-County Motor Speedway

Reyna and Scott return to action this weekend at Tri-County Motor Speedway






Concord, NCNASCAR Drive for Diversity Late Model Development Drivers are returning to action this Saturday (7.16) at Tri County Motor Speedway. Drivers, Lavar Scott and Jaiden Reyna, will compete in a 100-lap feature. After a rain cancellation last week, Rev Racing is eager to get back to the track and focus on some successful finishes.

Event Information:

Tri County Speedway

Late Model Stock Car 100 laps 

Saturday, July 16th

Qualifying at 4:00 PM ET

Races start at 6:30 PM ET


Lavar Scott

Team: No. 34 NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet

“I’m looking forward to racing the new track surface there and competing for a win,” said Lavar Scott. “With new pavement, I think it will be important to drive hard the first 10 laps to get track position. Then save tires towards the end and work your way up to the front.” 

Fast Facts: This will mark Scott’s first trip to Tri-County Motor Speedway this year. It will be his second late model race of the summer. Scott is in search to add to his late model accomplishments that included a top 3 finish he earned at Florence Motor Speedway in April and his NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series win at Hickory Motor Speedway last September. 

Jaiden Reyna

Team: No. 19 Honda Generators Chevrolet

“I am looking forward to the grip in the corners with the new asphalt, it will help drive-off a lot,” said Jaiden Reyna. “The race will definitely test my endurance, but I am up for the challenge. I am trying to get myself mentally prepared for a long grueling race and a result.” 

Fast Facts: This will also be Reyna’s first trip to Tri-County Motor Speedway this year. The 100 lap feature will be the longest race Renya has ever run. He hopes to continue his current streak of finishing in the top 10 after his 2nd place finish at Florence Motor Speedway and P6 at Hickory Motor Speedway earlier this summer. 

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Rev Racing Late Model Driver is returning to action this Saturday

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Rev Racing Late Model Driver is returning to action this Saturday (7.9) at Hickory Motor Speedway (HMS), as part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series racing event. Driver Regina Sirvent will compete in a 75 lap feature during the HMS Birthday Night Event. 

Event Information:

Hickory Motor Speedway

Late Model Stock Car Twin 40s 

Saturday, July 9th

Qualifying: 5:00 PM ET

Race Activities: 7:00 PM ET


Regina Sirvent 

Team: No. 10 Eibach Springs Chevrolet

“I am very excited to go to Hickory this weekend, we have been working very hard on the car and trying to improve from our last race,” said Regina Sirvent. “It will be important to save our tires and find a good setup to last the entire 75 laps.” 

Fast Facts: Sirvent will be making her return to Hickory this weekend after competing in the Jack Ingram Memorial 4 weeks prior. Along with competing in the NAAWS, Sirvent competes regularly in the NASCAR Mexican Challenge Series where she is currently running top 10 in point standings. 

  

Rev Racing returns to action after triple-header to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Rev Racing returns to action after triple-header to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
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Concord, NC — After a triple header and a week off Rev Racing returns to action this Friday, for the ninth round of the ARCA Menards Series(AMS) schedule. The Dawn 150 will be in Lexington, Ohio at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Chevrolet drivers Rajah Caruth and Nick Sanchez will drive the 13 turns on the 2.258 mile road course as they aim to extend their series lead.

Caruth will be making his Mid-Ohio debut as he retains his 5 point lead over teammate Sanchez. He has been becoming more familiar with the track through iRacing “I’ve made laps on my iRacing rig daily to learn the course more,” said Rajah Caruth.

Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet this Friday. Along with simulating the track, Caruth maintains his strong focus on studying and preparing off track. “The preparation hasn’t changed a ton for my first road course in comparison to other events, however, I have increased all my practices and watched previous ARCA and Xfinity races at Mid-Ohio.” 

Both Caruth and Sanchez have been the only two drivers in the AMS to complete all 8 races so far. The teammates continue to look ahead to the upcoming races and are doing everything possible to hold off fellow championship contender Daniel Dye. 

Sanchez has been driving strong all season, finishing in the top 10 in each of the last 7 races. He will return to the Mid-Ohio road course hoping to improve from his 5th place finish last year. “Mid-Ohio excites me in general. With a road course, it throws the whole competition through a loop, I’m hoping we can put some speed together and capitalize.”

Sanchez will drive the No. 2 Max Siegel Chevrolet. “I have great experience in turning left and right through racing karts all my life,” said Sanchez. His experience from navigating different circuits will be a major factor in how he competes this Friday. 

The Dawn 150 will take place Friday, July 11, at 5 p.m ET. Live television coverage of the race will be provided by FS1. The race will also be covered on the FOX Sports app, a live radio broadcast will be on MRN/Sirius XM (XM channel 391, online channel 981), and at ARCARacing.com.

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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, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative