Concord, NC (April 23, 2014) – It is said that history has a way of repeating itself. For Rev Racing, hopefully this notion holds true as the team heads into the Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway this weekend. Last year, Ryan Gifford and the #2 Toyota Camry led the charge for Rev Racing, as Gifford earned his first K&N Pro Series East victory at the .75-mile oval.
While Gifford is the only active Rev Racing driver with a victory at RIR, Daniel Suarez heads into this weekends race with the momentum of two wins and three top-5s behind him. Additionally, Suarez will enter Friday night’s NKNPSE race with the adrenaline from his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut pumping through his veins, as he will compete in back-to-back races.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota) – The last time Gifford was behind the wheel of the #2 Toyota Camry, he had a stellar outing. After qualifying in the top-10 at Greenville, he went on to secure a 6th place finish and his first top-10 of the season. Having seemingly found the blueprint for Greenville Motor Speedway, Gifford heads into the weekend with the hope that his past experience will allow him to find the blueprint for RIR. Gifford is currently 23rd in the 2014 point standings.
Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota) – After winning yet another race in the Mexico Toyota Series, Suarez returns to the NKNPSE at Richmond to continue his dominant 2014 NKNPSE season. In his last outing at Richmond International Raceway, Suarez made a valiant effort in overtaking 13 competitors during the course of the race. However, after a poor qualification his efforts weren’t enough to crack the top-20. Nonetheless, with the momentum of two NKNPSE victories and three top-5’s on his side, Suarez heads into Friday’s race looking to redeem last year’s run. Suarez is currently 2nd in the 2014 point standings.
Sergio Peña (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota) – Coming off of his first top-10 of the 2014 NKNPSE season, Peña heads into the Blue Ox 100 with experience on his side. Peña last competed at Richmond with Rev Racing in 2011. Despite his gap in years, he is looking to call upon the experience of his top-10 finish. Peña is currently 18th in the 2014 point standings.
Jay Beasley (No. 42 Rev Racing Toyota) – Beasley will be making his first appearance at Richmond International Raceway. In his last outing, Beasley struggled in qualifications, creating a deficit he was unable to overcome. However, after starting in the back of the pack, Beasley passed six competitors to finish the race in the top-20. Beasley heads into this weekend’s race with the hope that better qualifying will allow him to garner his first top-10 of the season.
Mackena Bell (No. 21 Special Smiles Toyota) – Bell is another Rev Racing driver entering this weekend’s race with experience on her side. In Bell’s last stent at Richmond International Raceway, she secured a top-5 finish after a stellar 8th place qualification effort. Having seemingly found the blueprint for RIR, Bell is looking to build upon her past success and turn last years top-5 into another 2014 victory for Rev Racing.
Two-lap qualifying for the Blue Ox 100 will be Friday, April 25 at 2:05pm followed by an autograph session at 4:00pm in the amphitheater. The race is set to begin at 9:40pm. Follow @RevRacin on Twitter for live race updates.
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.
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