Rev Racing drivers honored at the annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards Ceremony

Rev Racing drivers honored at the annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards Ceremony

WebFebruary 2, 2023

Concord, NC — In recognition of the individuals and organizations that have advanced diversity, equity and inclusion across the sport, NASCAR announced today the 2023 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards recipients during an awards ceremony at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California. 

Executives, partners, drivers, crew members and other industry leaders were on hand for the 15th annual event. NASCAR recognized 10 recipients whose commitment to DE&I have contributed to a more diverse and inclusive sport. Two of the honorees were Rev Racing’s defending ARCA Menards Series champion, Nick Sanchez; and Nathan Lyons, who recently earned a year-long opportunity to participate in the team’s youth development program in 2023. 

Sanchez received the Developmental Series Driver Award. This award goes to a developmental driver who is a member of an underrepresented population and exemplifies outstanding performance both on and off the race track in encouraging awareness of NASCAR’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Sanchez, who is going into his sixth season with Rev, will be competing full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the 2023 season with the support of Gainbridge and Chevrolet. Nick captured the 2022 ARCA Menards Series Championship with wins at Kansas Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Michigan International Raceway running the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet. 

“It’s an honor to receive the NASCAR Diversity Developmental Series Driver Award,” said Sanchez. “The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program alongside Rev Racing has played a crucial role in my development as a driver so this award represents not only all the hard work I’ve put in but the work of all the individuals at Rev Racing as well as The NASCAR Diversity Program.” 

Lyons was the Youth Driver Award recipient. This award is presented to a young driver between the ages of 8 and 17 years who is a member of a minority population and has encouraged the awareness of DE&I efforts in motorsports all while competing. 

“I am so thankful to receive this award,’’ said Lyons. “I am excited for what there is to learn and achieve with Rev Racing and NASCAR Drive for Diversity. Rev has given me a great opportunity to improve as a driver and I’m looking forward to the upcoming season.”  

Lyons, age 13, will join the Rev Racing roster for the first time in 2023, piloting a U.S. Legends Car. After moving from Dallas, Texas, to Charlotte, North Carolina, Lyons began racing at the age of 12 in a Bandolero before joining the Rev Racing team. 

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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 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

Rev Racing adds Jones as ARCA Program Director

Rev Racing adds Jones as ARCA Program Director

January 28, 2023

Screen Shot 2023 01 28 At 8.01.12 AmConcord, NC- Rev Racing added veteran crew chief Jamie “JJ” Jones to their roster as Director of the team’s ARCA Menards Series (AMS) Program. Joining Rev Racing in January 2023, Jones carries over 40 years of professional experience in all four national motorsports series (NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and ARCA Menards Series). Jones will also lead the charge for the No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet piloted by Andres Perez de Lara. Glenn Parker will serve as the Car Chief, who was part of Nick Sanchez’s team winning the AMS Driver Championship in 2022. 

“I’m looking forward to this season and working with the drivers here,” said Jones. “We have great cars this year and I’m excited to continue to build upon what they have done here at Rev.” 

In 2014, the Virginia native served as crew chief for driver Mason Mitchell as the duo earned the ARCA Menards Series championship. Prior to joining Rev Racing, Jones worked at AM Racing, where he oversaw operations and led the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series program. The highlight of his 2022 season was guiding rookie Max Gutierrez to an eighth-place finish in only his second career Truck Series start. He hopes to continue the momentum with driver Andres Perez de Lara. 

“I am really looking forward to working with him (Jones) and learning from all of his experiences he has from the sport,” said Andres Perez de Lara. “I am going to take advantage of what he has to offer and the chemistry we’ll make working with one another.”

Throughout his career, Jones has accumulated the highest of honors – from championships and race wins to poles and countless top-10 results. The veteran racer began his motorsports journey with driver Elton Sawyer and captured the 1995 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship as a car chief with driver Johnny Benson. Jones has worked with top talent at Red Horse Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Braun Racing, and MDM Motorsports. 

Jones and Perez de Lara participated in the practice session in Daytona on Jan. 13th and 14th. Due to age restrictions, Perez will make his ARCA Menards Series debut, with Rev Racing, at Phoenix Raceway on March 10th. 

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About Rev Racing

Headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, Rev Racing, owned by Max and Jennifer Siegel, brings together championship caliber executives, competition staff and equipment in a unique academy-style environment. Rev Racing currently operates two ARCA Menards Series teams, under the direction of Matthew Bucher, and four NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Touring Series. In addition, Rev Racing manages a youth racing initiative that allows kids ages 12-18 to compete in the INEX Legend cars. New to 2023, Rev Racing will be expanding into the National Series, fielding a full-time ride in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with its technical alliance partner, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). Nick Sanchez, recent 2022 ARCA Menards Series Champion, will pilot the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet for Rev Racing and owners Max and Jennifer Siegel.

NASCAR and Rev Racing Reveal 2023 Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class

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NASCAR and Rev Racing Reveal 2023 Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class

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Eight Drivers will Participate in the Program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2023) – NASCAR and Rev Racing announced today the next generation of drivers participating in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Following a national and international search, eight talented drivers were selected to the newest class after participating in the Advance Auto Parts Drive for Diversity Combine.

Lavar Scott, Andrés Pérez de Lara, Jaiden Reyna and Justin Campbell are returning to Rev Racing for the 2023 season. Paige Rogers, Eloy Sebastián López Falcón, Caleb Johnson and Nathan Lyons will make their debut in 2023. 

Nick Sanchez, who participated in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program in 2022 and won the ARCA Menards Series Championship with Rev Racing last year, is advancing to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Sanchez will pilot the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet for Rev Racing with its technical alliance partner, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM).  

 Rajah Caruth also graduated from the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program and will be competing full time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driving the No. 24 for GMS Racing. Caruth is a prominent iRacer who made his transition to the racetrack in 2019. 

“We’re excited to welcome our newest class of drivers and be a part of their growth and development,” said Jordan Leatherman, NASCAR’s Director, Diversity and Inclusion. “We’re proud to see Nick Sanchez and Rajah Caruth graduate from the program and start a new chapter in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Their success reflects their talent and hard work.” 

 Drivers were selected after participating in the Advance Auto Parts Drive for Diversity Combine held in November of 2022 in Charlotte and South Boston, Va. Participants from the United States and Mexico were evaluated by judges from across the NASCAR industry. Each driver was assessed in different areas from physical fitness and on-track performance to media and marketing skills. 

We are extremely energized by the talent we saw this past November at the Combine,” said Max Siegel, Rev Racing Owner. “We look forward to the season ahead and developing this amazing class of incoming drivers. This year’s class represents a talented pipeline of NASCAR’s future stars. Our entire Rev Racing organization is committed to being a championship contending team and one of the premier development programs in NASCAR. We couldn’t be more proud of our accomplishments last season and of Nick and Rajah’s growth. We remain especially thankful to Chevrolet and Gainbridge for investing in Rev’s growth into the truck series with Nick Sanchez. This will be a pivotal year for our organization and this next class of drivers.” 

The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program was created in 2004 to develop and train ethnically diverse and female drivers both on and off the track. NASCAR Cup Series drivers Bubba Wallace, Daniel Suárez and Kyle Larson are alumni of this program, which is operated by Rev Racing in Concord, N.C. 

Suárez made history in 2022 becoming the first Mexican-born driver to win a race in the NASCAR Cup Series. A trailblazer in NASCAR, Suárez also made his mark in the sport when he won the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in 2016. In 2023, Suárez enters his third season driving for Trackhouse Racing, a team owned by Justin Marks and Pitbull. 

 Wallace is the first Black driver to win multiple Cup Series races. In 2021 he became the first Black driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race in almost 60 years. In 2023, Wallace enters his third season with the 23XI Racing team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. 

Larson is the first graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program to win a NASCAR Cup Series championship. The Northern California native of Japanese descent won the 2012 K&N Pro Series (now ARCA Menards Series) Championship with Rev Racing. Currently, he’s the only Asian-American driver competing regularly in NASCAR Cup Series. 

The 2023 class features the following drivers: 

Andrés Pérez de Lara – ARCA Menards Series: The Mexico City, Mexico, native, 17, returns to Rev Racing after competing in the NASCAR México Series and NASCAR México Challenge categories. He is 2022’s NASCAR México Challenge champion.  

Lavar Scott – ARCA Menards Series East: The 19-year-old from Carney’s Pointe, N.J., returns to Rev Racing after securing 1st place at Hickory Motor Speedway and his first career win in the NASCAR Truck México Series at Autódromo de Querétaro in Mexico in 2021. 

Justin Campbell – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model: The 17-year-old Griffin, Ga., native returns to Rev Racing for his third season after earning two top 5s and two top 10s in the 2022 Cook Out Summer Shootout in the semi-pro division.  

 Jaiden Reyna – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model: The Cornelius, N.C., native, 16, returns to Rev Racing after securing two 1st place finishes at Lincoln Speedway in the young lion division. Reyna also finished a career high 2nd place at Florence Motor Speedway in the late model division.    

Paige Rogers – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model: The 19-year-old from Fort Wayne, Ind., will make her debut with Rev Racing in 2023. Rogers is the 2021 runner-up in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Late Model Sportsman division at Corrigan Oil Speedway.  

Caleb Johnson – INEX Legend Car Series: The Denver, Co., native finished 5th in the Carolina Pro Late Model Series point standings. The 14-year-old also has an iRacing background.  

Nathan Lyons – INEX Legend Car Series: The 13–year-old originally from Texas, moved to Concord, N.C., to pursue his dream to race in NASCAR. Lyons had five top 10 finishes in the 2022 Cook Out Summer Shootout Outlaw Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  

Eloy Sebastián López Falcón – INEX Legend Car Series: The Oaxaca, Mexico, native will make his debut with Rev Racing in 2023. The 17-year-old is 2022’s NASCAR Truck México Series champion.  

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About NASCAR 

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’). 

 About Rev Racing 

Headquartered in Concord, N.C., 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 http://revracing.net or follow on Twitter @RevRacin. 

 

Danny Stockman named crew chief for the No. 2 team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

Danny Stockman named crew chief for the No. 2 team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
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December 7, 2022

Concord, NC
Rev Racing, and its’ technical alliance partner Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), named Danny Stockman as the crew chief for Nick Sanchez and the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet team for the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS).

Stockman and the former No. 18 crew will lead Sanchez in his rookie NCTS season. The No. 2 team will draw from technical and personnel resources from Rev Racing, Chevrolet and KBM, so that when Nick shows up at the track he has the best possible chance to win.

“I am thrilled to work with Danny and the whole No. 18 team that competed for the championship this year,” said Nick Sanchez. “In the short time I’ve spent with Danny, it’s very easy to see why he’s won numerous races and championships in NASCAR. We seem to already be aligned, finding early synergies to build on during the season. I feel like Danny will elevate my game as a driver and help Rev Racing and myself contend for wins on a weekly basis.”

Under the advisement of Stockman, KBM garnered nine victories across his first three seasons with the team. In 2022, he guided Chandler Smith to three wins and a third-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings. The veteran crew chief captured a Truck Series championship with Austin Dillon in 2011 and also won an Xfinity Series championship with Dillon in 2013. The California native has totaled 13 career Truck Series victories to go along with seven trips to victory lane in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Both Stockman, Rev Racing and Sanchez carry a lot of momentum behind them as they enter the 2023 season. 

“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead Rev Racing’s first-ever campaign in the Crafstman Truck Series with Nick Sanchez behind the wheel of the No. 2 Gainbridge Silverado as part of their alliance with KBM,” said Danny Stockman. “Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to help develop some great young drivers — that’s what I enjoy doing and why I came back to the Truck Series, so I’m really looking forward to working with Nick. From the time I’ve got to spend with him in recent weeks and watching what he was able to do in the ARCA Menards Series the last few years and at the end of last season in the Xfinity Series, I feel like after he gets some seat time to get acclimated to how the trucks drive, he’ll quickly find himself in the mix to win races and fight for a spot in the playoffs.”  

Sanchez is a six-year veteran of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, competing with Rev Racing. He has earned an impressive 31 top 10s, 18 top 5s and 4 wins in his collective AMS career. He ended his rookie 2021 AMS season with a win at Kansas Speedway and 3rd in point standings and finished the 2022 AMS season with victories at Kansas, Talladega and Michigan and the Championship title. Sanchez also balanced a schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), running a handful of races with B.J. McLeod and Big Machine Racing in the No. 48. Sanchez hopes to continue a partial schedule in the NXS in 2023.

The Rev Racing No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet will make its National Series debut in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, with Sanchez and its technical alliance partner KBM, at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2023.

Rev Racing Media Contact: 

Christy Gormal | Chief Marketing Officer

[email protected]

317.702.5440


Kyle Busch Motorsports Contact:

Andy Gee | Director of Marketing Operations

315.566.9034 


 

Rev Racing to field full-time Truck Entry in 2023


 

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Rev Racing to field full-time Truck Entry in 2023

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Rev Racing announced today they will be expanding into the National Series in 2023, fielding a full-time ride in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with its technical alliance partner, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). Nick Sanchez, recent 2022 ARCA Menards Series Champion, will pilot the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet for Rev Racing and owners Max and Jennifer Siegel. 

Over the last 20 years, Siegel has made tremendous strides to increase diversity in racing by offering opportunities to women and minorities, including over 125 drivers, over 100 pit crew members, and more than 20 interns and young professionals. 

This expansion into the National Series offers yet another platform and pipeline for young drivers to advance to the highest levels of the sport.

Rev Racing has had a collective 26 wins, 119 top 5s, and 232 top 10 finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series/ARCA Menards Series, with drivers finishing in the top 10 in points in every season. Rev Racing holds two Championship titles in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/ARCA Menards Series, with Kyle Larson in 2012 and most recently with Nick Sanchez in 2022. 

“This is a pivotal moment for our organization,” said Rev Racing owner Max Siegel. “With our unwavering focus on a commitment to diversify the sport while putting a model in place to train and prepare drivers for the next level of competition, and because of our strategic partnership with Gainbridge announced earlier this year, we have never been more prepared for this next stage of advancement. Working with our technical partners at KBM and Chevrolet, we know Rev Racing and Nick are positioned for competitive excellence.”

With Rev Racing capturing the 2022 AMS Drivers Championship and KBM standing as one of the most-winningest teams in the Truck Series, the partnership was an optimal choice for continued success as collaborators. Both teams are exploring opportunities to expand competitive alliances with Rev Racing’s ARCA program as well.  

“Unofficially we’ve been a part of helping former Rev Racing drivers take the next step in their NASCAR careers in the Truck Series, with Bubba Wallace and Daniel Suárez both getting victories in a KBM truck, so we’re looking forward to aligning with Max, Jennifer and everyone at Rev Racing to now officially be a part of the pipeline for young drivers in their diversity program to continue to advance into the National Series of NASCAR,” said Kyle Busch. “Nick is an impressive young driver, winning the ARCA title this year and has had some solid runs in the Xfinity Series as well, so we’re looking forward to having him be the trendsetter of what we’re confident will be a successful program for many years to come.”

Sanchez has spent five years competing with Rev Racing as a participant of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. He has earned an impressive 31 top 10s, 18 top 5s and 4 wins in his collective AMS career. He ended his rookie 2021 AMS season with a win at Kansas Speedway and 3rd in point standings and finished the 2022 AMS season with victories at Kansas, Talladega and Michigan and the Championship title. Sanchez has seen success in every level of competition he has participated in, which made him the optimal choice for the dedicated seat. 

I’m very excited to continue driving for Max and Rev Racing in the Truck Series in 2023,” said Nick Sanchez.” To be able to join forces with our technical partner, KBM, is a great opportunity for me to learn how to win on a regular basis. Continuing my relationship with Chevrolet and Gainbridge is something that I value greatly and this is seemingly another step in our long-term plan/goal.”

Gainbridge became a partner of Rev Racing this season, and is fully committed to the Rev Racing/Diversity Program and supporting the next-generation drivers, like Nick Sanchez, to drive more diversity into the field of motorsports. Both groups saw immediate alignment in their shared mission and focused-initiatives within the sport and beyond.

“We’re proud to support Nick Sanchez and watch him compete in the more advanced racing series. His tremendous progress is a prime example of how Rev Racing’s Drive for Diversity Program has elevated talented race car drivers,’’ said Dan Towriss, CEO and President of Group 1001, the parent company of Gainbridge. “We are committed to providing ongoing support for the next generation of drivers and driving more diversity into the field of motorsports.’’

The Rev Racing No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet will make its National Series debut in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with Nick Sanchez at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2023.

 

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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 Craftsman Truck Series, ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative

ABOUT Kyle Busch Motorsports: Since debuting in 2010, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) has quickly established itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR. Owned by two-time Cup Series champion Kyle Busch and fueled by his passion for winning, the organization holds the Camping World Truck Series records for most career wins (98) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record seven Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers: Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).

KBM prepares a fleet of race-winning vehicles out of its state-of-the art 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online at www.KyleBuschMotorsports.com, by liking the team on Facebook (KBMteam) and by following the team on Instagram (KBMteam), and Twitter (@KBMteam).

ABOUT Gainbridge: Gainbridge Insurance Agency, LLC (“Gainbridge”) a Group 1001 company, is an insurtech  which strives to offer products that are simple, intuitive, and backed by smart technology with no complexity or hidden fees. Gainbridge empowers consumers to take control of their financial future with solutions that are accessible to everyone no matter their budget or financial knowledge.  Gainbridge’s digital-first distribution model underpins its mission to reach all communities, including those that have been historically underserved by the national financial system.  

 

Rev Racing Media Contact: 

Christy Gormal | Chief Marketing Officer

[email protected]

317.702.5440

 

Kyle Busch Motorsports Contact:

Andy Gee | Director of Marketing Operations

315.566.9034 

 

Gainbridge Media Contact: 

Lisa Harpenau | Vice President, 

Corporate Communications

[email protected]

 

Sanchez wins the ARCA Menards Series Drivers Championship in Toledo

Sanchez wins the ARCA Menards Series Drivers Championship in Toledo

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Concord, NC —After a season-long battle, Chevrolet driver Nick Sanchez makes his mark in motorsports by winning the 2022 ARCA Menards Series (AMS) Championship. Sanchez came into Toledo only 2 points up on rival Daniel Dye. He started the race 8th and came home in 6th to clinch his first career championship. 

The Championship did not come easy for the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet team, as they were unable to practice due to having to change out the motor before qualifying. The team rallied and with moments to spare were able to qualify and start in 8th position. “I remained calm,” said Nick Sanchez. “We just focused on getting the car in working order so we could go out and run whatever race we needed to win. I am proud of the guys and thankful for all their hard work. I am just happy I could bring this one home for the team and Max and Jennifer and our partners at Gainbridge and Chevrolet.”

Looking back on the 2022 season, Sanchez muscled his way over the course of the season to stay consistent and ultimately capture the title. He earned 3 wins, 10 top 5s 16 top 10s. 

After an unfortunate start to the season in Daytona, Sanchez quickly turned things around by having two streaks this season of finishing well in the top 10. In the second half of season Sanchez had a 8 long race streak of top-10 finishes that stretched from Pocono to the second Kansas race. During that time he took his third win at Michigan, and followed that act with a second place finish at Watkins Glen International. 

The consistency continued even when the series went dirt racing. Sanchez captured two top 5 finishes in the dirt at Springfield and DuQuoin this year as a dirt rookie. Showing that he can race no matter the circumstances. 

The moral of 2022 is, consistency wins championships. Sanchez now adds another trophy to the Rev Racing shelf. His championship win couldn’t have come at a better time for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, as they just announced the 13 drivers selected to participate in the Advance Auto Parts Drive For Diversity Combine. The team also launched new partnerships with Gainbridge and Chevrolet throughout the season. Sanchez now becomes the second driver in program history to win a series championship, next to alumni driver Kyle Larson. 

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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

Advance Auto Parts Becomes Official Partner of NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Combine

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Advance Auto Parts Becomes Official Partner of NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Combine

NASCAR and Rev Racing Announce Drivers Participating in the Advance Auto Parts Drive for Diversity Combine 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 6, 2022) – NASCAR announced today that Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider and the Official Auto Parts Retailer of NASCAR, will serve as the primary sponsor of the Advance Auto Parts Drive for Diversity Combine. 

The entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series (NAAPWS) and Advance My Track Challenge, Advance has dedicated its resources to developing NASCAR at the grassroots level. As partner of the Advance Auto Parts Drive for Diversity Combine, the retailer continues to expand its presence in the sport.

“This program has been advancing careers for many years, with so many talented drivers getting the opportunity to showcase their abilities,” said Jason McDonell, Advance’s executive vice president of merchandising, marketing and e-commerce. “Increasing diverse representation within the motorsports community is paramount, and our Advance team is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with NASCAR to create a pipeline for tomorrow’s racing stars.”

“We’re excited to welcome Advance Auto Parts as our combine partner,” said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR’s vice president of diversity & inclusion. “Their commitment to our industry diversity & inclusion efforts, and specifically their commitment to advancing the next generation of NASCAR drivers will aid us in identifying, attracting and developing young, diverse talent.”

NASCAR and Rev Racing also announced the names of 13 drivers who will be participating in the Advance Auto Parts Drive for Diversity Combine.

These drivers from around the world went through a rigorous selection process and will be evaluated by judges from across the NASCAR industry. Each participant will be assessed in different areas from physical fitness and on-track performance to media and marketing skills.   

The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program was created in 2004 to develop and train ethnically diverse and female drivers both on and off the track. NASCAR Cup Series drivers Bubba Wallace, Daniel Suárez and Kyle Larson are alumni of the program, which is operated by Rev Racing in Concord, N.C.

“We are thrilled that we are in a position to return to an in-person evaluation for this year’s Advance Auto Parts Drive for Diversity Combine,” Rev Racing CEO Max Seigel said. “We are energized by the high-level of participating athletes and look forward to building the best driver class for 2023. As an organization, we have never been more positioned for success and future growth.”

Following the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 combines due to the impact of COVID-19, this year’s candidates were evaluated based on applications, references, historical success and previous on-track performance by a panel comprised of NASCAR executives and professionals. To apply, interested drivers submitted a racing resume and video highlights to NASCAR and Rev Racing.

The 2022 combine features the following drivers:


 

Name 

Age 

Hometown 

Justin Campbell 

17 

Griffin, Georgia 

Quinn Davis 

13 

Sparta, Tennessee 

Eloy Sebastián 

López Falcón 

17 

Mexico City, Mexico 

Katie Hettinger 

15 

Dryden, MI 

Caleb Johnson 

15 

Denver, CO 

Nathan Lyons 

13 

Concord, NC 

Andrés Pérez de Lara 

17 

Mexico City, Mexico 

Jaiden Reyna 

16 

Cornelius, NC 

Jordon Riddick 

17 

Sellersburg, IN 

Paige Rogers 

19 

New Haven, IN  

Lavar Scott  

19 

Carney’s Point, NJ 

Regina Sirvent 

19 

Mexico City, Mexico 

Lucas Vera 

15 

Charlotte, NC 




Contacts

Marielkis Salazar

NASCAR Communications

(386) 274-9165

[email protected]


Cliff Cermak

Advance Auto Parts Communications

(704) 964-4416

[email protected]


Christy Gormal

Rev Racing

317-702-5440
[email protected]



About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series™, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour™), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series™) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series™, NASCAR Mexico Series™, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, 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 www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About Advance Auto Parts 

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of July 16, 2022 Advance operated 4,724 stores and 312 Worldpac branches primarily within the United States, with additional locations in Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also served 1,329 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and various Caribbean islands. Additional information about Advance, including employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.  

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 looks to capture the ARCA Menards Series Championship

Rev Racing looks to capture the ARCA Menards Series Championship 

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Concord, NC — Rev Racing prepares for the last race of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series (AMS), the Shore Lunch 200 at Toledo Speedway. Last weekend in Salem, Chevrolet Drivers Nick Sanchez finished in 6th position and unfortunately Rajah Caruth retired early due a mechanical failure. This weekend Rev Racing looks to capture the 2022 AMS Championship, and aims to have both cars finish in the top 5 of the Owner standings. 

After 19 races in the AMS schedule, Sanchez holds a 2-point lead over Daniel Dye. In the Owner standings, the No. 2 team sits at third place with 882 points, and the No.6 team has 843 points and is just 13 points behind fifth place No. 15 of Venturini. 

“I am reflecting on the highs of the season going into the last race of the year,” said Caruth. The rookie has had a busy 2022 spending his first full-time year at ARCA while also stepping in at other various National series races during the season. Caruth was able to show consistency and strong confidence behind the wheel no matter the circumstances. 

Caruth demonstrated all sorts of his talent this year and will have one more race to end the 2022 season on a good note. “There were some memorable moments this year, it was great to be running up front at some of the big NASCAR tracks that we were competitive at.” Caruth had some mega-drives and top finishes at Talladega, Kansas, Charlotte, and Bristol. “I’m looking forward to a fresh start next year,” said Caruth. 

Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Gainbridge/Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet and will make his debut at the Toledo Speedway. Caruth summarized his season by stating, “I’ve learned a lot and am interested to reflect on the season in the winter and see how it changed me as a young man.” 

Nick Sanchez, current leader of the AMS point standings, is looking to finish his season on a high as the 2022 Champion of the Series. Sanchez would be the first Championship victor at Rev Racing, since Kyle Lason in 2012. “We have worked hard this season and find ourselves in a position to garner this championship,” said Nick Sanchez. “We have also weathered our fair shares of challenges during this season, so we are really just trying to run a smart race and use what we have learned throughout the year to finish strong. Max and Rev Racing deserve another championship and I hope we can make that happen.” 

“We are really proud of our progress this season,” said Max Siegel, Owner of Rev Racing. “Both Nick and Rajah have really showcased their talents and we continue to see a tremendous amount of growth and passion as it relates to their craft. We look forward to the outcome in Toledo and hope to be celebrating our accomplishments in victory lane.”

Sanchez has been a true standout this season, compiling an impressive 15 top 10s, 9 tops 10s and wins at Kansas, Talladega and Michigan. Sanchez has also balanced a schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, running a handful of races with B.J. McLeod and Big Machine Racing. 

Sanchez will pilot the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet, this Saturday, in hopes of celebrating with Rev Racing sponsors and team. “We have been really fortunate to have the added support of Chevrolet and Gainbridge this year. Their support has been instrumental in the accomplishments we have experienced this season. I have been very fortunate to have had this opportunity with Rev Racing over the past 

five years. I would love to be able to give, whoever has supported me throughout my career, this victory,” said Sanchez! Sanchez has also been a participant of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program since he entered into Rev Racing’s youth program in 2017. 

Sanchez will kick off the championship weekend at the ARCA Menards Series Championship Press Conference on Oct. 7th, from 1 – 3 pm ET, at the Hilton Garden Inn Toledo.

The Shore Lunch 200 will conclude the 2022 ARCA Menards Series and will take place this Saturday, October 8th, at 4:00 ET on the half mile paved oval in Toledo, Ohio. MAVTV will provide live TV coverage of the race. A livestream will be available on FloRacing and 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 gears up for the Short Track in Salem

Rev Racing gears up for the Short Track in Salem

Arca Menards Series

Concord, NC — Rev Racing is back in action after two weeks off of the ARCA Menards Series (AMS) schedule. Chevrolet Drivers Rajah Caruth and Nick Sanchez turn the page to Salem Speedway this weekend, after Caruth came home in 4th and Sanchez finished 12th at Bristol. The Herr’s Snack 200 will give Rev Racing another chance to focus on their short-track racing this weekend and claim points that can help them in both the driver and owner standings as the season gets ready to conclude on October 8th, in Toledo. This week will be another 200-lap test on the 0.555 mile paved oval in Salem, Indiana. 

Caruth was able to find his stride again at Bristol. He managed to qualify 7th and finish in the top 5, showing that he could find pace in the car all weekend long. “I spent the break attempting to make the Valleystar 300 and balancing my studies,” said Caruth, a Winston-Salem State University student studying Motorsports management while also being a full-time young driver. 

Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Max Siegel Inc-Gainbridge Chevrolet this weekend. “I like the Salem track due to its fast speeds and abrasive surface.” The track at Salem should allow the drivers to reach similar speeds to the previous race at Bristol.  

“One of the challenges to short-track racing is managing your race,” Caruth affirmed that his execution will be the key to winning at Salem this weekend. “It’s all about keeping your car clean and your emotions in check,” said Caruth. Caruth looks to follow-up on his performance last year at Salem where he finished third. 

With two races left to go and a 5-point lead over Daniel Dye in the ARCA standings, Nick Sanchez is looking to claim the ARCA Menards Series Championship before the season is over. He would be the first driver to win a series championship for Rev Racing since Kyle Larson won the K&N Pro Series East  in 2012 for Rev Racing. 

“I feel confident for Salem this weekend,” said Sanchez. He spent his off week from ARACA filling in some part time drives for Big Machine Racing in the Xfinity Series. “I grew and learned alot from running in Texas. I will look to apply what I learned in these last two races,” said Sanchez.

Sanchez will hope to make amends from last year’s race at Salem. He qualified third overall until there was a crash on lap 45 that unfortunately ended his race early. This year he enters Salem as the man to beat, as he prepares for a dog-fight between Toyota’s Daniel Dye and teammate Rajah Caruth for the Series Championship. 

The Herr’s Snack 200 marks the nine-teenth race this season and will take place this Saturday, October 1st, at 4:00 ET in Salem, Indiana. MAVTV will provide live TV coverage of the race. A livestream will be available on FloRacing and 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

NASCAR and Rev Racing Announce Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program Class of 2022-2023

NASCAR and Rev Racing Announce Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program Class of 2022-2023

Five Professional-Level Athletes to Join Program Created to Recruit, Train and Place Candidates with Teams Across the Industry



Concord, N.C. (September 15, 2022) — NASCAR and Rev Racing announced today the next generation of pit crew members who will begin training as participants in the 2022-23 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program class. Since the program’s inception in 2009, Rev Racing has continued to recruit top-tier college and professional-level athletes, training them to become the next best over-the-wall crew members in NASCAR.

“We are excited to welcome some of the most competitive athletes and engineers in the nation to our pit crew development pipeline,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR Managing Director, Competition Operations. “Our commitment to the evolution of this pit crew development program continues to allow us to recruit, train and place candidates at the highest levels in NASCAR.”

The pit crew program is part of the overall NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which also nurtures aspiring drivers. All programs are geared toward providing opportunities for women and people of color in the pursuit of NASCAR careers. The program currently boasts a total of 60 crew members who perform weekly duties in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, as well as 21 full-time graduates in the NASCAR Cup Series.

“We look forward to welcoming this year’s class to NASCAR’s most comprehensive pit crew training and development program,” Rev Racing CEO Max Siegel said. “We couldn’t be prouder of the journey both our pit crew development program and graduates have taken from its inception.”

This year, five former college athletes were selected to participate and train in the 2022-2023 program. Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program seek athletes from all sports. The program recruitment effort and training are led by Coach Phil Horton, Director of Athletic Performance for Rev Racing. The selection process is based on recommendations from coaches and athletic directors.

“With the expansion of our recruiting efforts across the country, the talent level continues to rise,” Horton said. “Our program continues to evolve and create more opportunities for advancement at a higher level.”

This year, Rev Racing will introduce several new techniques and support tools to its repertoire. These additions include a mental skills integral coaching program led by Shelley Russi, a former D1 NCAA referee and Founder of Third Side Coaching & ref-oloy.com; and Don Vaden, a former NBA Vice President and NBA Finals referee, who currently serves as an NBA Team Consultant and NASCAR spotter.

The Russi-Vaden team teaches sports performance, mental preparation, coping and reflection skills, and provides integrative life management empowerment for current NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew members throughout the season.

These new integrations are set to support the continued success of its program members and graduates. The program boasts some of the greatest athletes currently participating in the top level of NASCAR. Some of those athletes include Brandon Banks, former UNC – Charlotte and Washington Commanders football standout who is the jackman for the driver of the No. 4 Stewart Haas Racing Ford, Kevin Harvick.

This has also been a banner year for program alumni Jeremy Kimbrough and Jerrick Newsome, both crewmembers for Trackhouse Racing, as well as Marcus Horton and Jorden Paige of 23XI 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 heads to the world’s fastest half-mile

Rev Racing heads to the world’s fastest half-mile 

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Concord, NC — Last weekend in Kansas, Chevrolet drivers Nick Sanchez came home with a second place finish and Rajah Caruth in 12th. Rev Racing continued its dominance at large tracks this year and the runner up finish for Sanchez was enough to earn the General Tire Superspeedway Challenge Championship for the team. This weekend is an opportunity for Rev Racing to improve their short track performance. They will head to the world’s fastest half mile at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Bush Beans 200 will serve as the 18th race in the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season and will conclude this year’s Sioux Chief Showdown. 

“I’m looking forward to Bristol, historically Rev Racing has been good there. We have a very competitive banking package and I want to win badly, especially in Bristol,” said Sanchez. A win in Bristol would be another addition to Sanchez’s collection of big wins at notable NASCAR tracks (Michigan, Kansas, Talladega). 

Both drivers will play double duty this weekend on the 0.533-mile paved oval, Nick Sanchez will make his debut with Big Machine Racing (BMR).  “Big shoes to fill at BMR, with all the cup drivers they had come through this year. My team expects to win and I want to put my best foot forward in my first race with BMR.” 

Sanchez will pilot the No. 2 Max Siegel Inc/GainBridge Chevrolet with Rev, and then No. 48 Big Machine Racing Spiked Chevrolet. This will be Sanchez’s first double duty weekend since Charlotte of this year, Sanchez will compete in three more Xfinity races with BMR at Texas, Las Vegas, and Homestead.

The last two races have not gone in Rajah Caruth’s favor. He suffered an engine problem in DuQuoin. He was able to charge back up the field in Kansas after having a flat tire, but made contact with the wall on lap 98 of the race. However, the rookie is far from giving up on his title hopes. “I Just have to keep going,” said Caruth. 

At Darlington Raceway In Darlington, Sc On September 3rd, 2022. Cia Stock Photo

“I’m ready to get back out there and give it my all.” Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Max Siegel Inc./Gainbridge Chevrolet around the oval at Bristol. He will also take part in another double duty weekend, Caruth will pilot the No. 7 Spire Motorsports truck in the Camping World Trucks Series where he will have another opportunity to show what he can do in a competitive car. 

Caruth turns the page on to Bristol from last season. “I’m excited to go back to Bristol and improve from my performance last year.” Caruth was able to finish in the top 10 at P6, respectively. Caruth has made the most of his 2022 season so far. He has proved that he is a future star in Motorsports and that he is just getting started, having led the series in point standings up until the last few races.

The Bush Beans 200 will take place Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m. FS1 will provide live television coverage of the race. There will be a live stream of the race on the Fox Sports app, and a live radio broadcast on MRN / SiriusXM (XM channel 391, online channel 981) / 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 with high expectations for Kansas

Rev Racing with high expectations for Kansas 

Nascar Camping World Truck Series 2022: Nascar Camping World Truck Series Heart Of America 200 May 14

Concord, NC — Rev Racing left DuQuoin with Chevrolet drivers Nick Sanchez earning a P5 finish and Rajah Caruth retiring early due to an overheating issue, his first DNF of the season. This weekend is an opportunity for Rev Racing to get back on track at Kansas Speedway. The Kansas Lottery 100 marks the 17th round of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season. 

Sanchez, who has won the last two ARCA races at Kansas Speedway, is focused on improving the team’s performance overall to ensure a win.” Our team excels on 1.5-mile tracks. Even though we won the last two races in Kansas, we still could have made improvements to our car, and I’m looking forward to competing for the win this Saturday.” 

Sanchez will pilot the No.2 Gainbridge Chevrolet, “I’m keeping my focus forward on Kansas and the next races after.” Sanchez’s mentality remains focused on the current goal and working to win the ARCA championship.

In the first Kansas race back on May 14th, Sanchez and Caruth were able to take advantage of the leaders Corey Heim and Drew Dollar crashing. Both drivers could dominate the rest of the field by having a pure speed that allowed them to secure Rev Racing team owner Max Siegel’s first 1-2 race finish.

Caruth continues to fight this season after suffering an unfortunate retirement in DuQuoin due to his engine overheating. He sits 16 points behind his teammate. However, his retirement last week, combined with the fact Rev has excelled at 1.5 mile tracks this year, is enough to fuel Caruth’s competitive fire for Saturday’s race. 

“I feel like we are the one to beat this weekend,” said Caruth. He has trust in himself and the team that they will turn up to compete once again. “I feel extremely confident, the highest it’s been all year,” said Caruth.

Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Max Siegel/Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway. He will also take part in a double-duty weekend, driving the No. 45 iRacing Chevrolet with Alpha Prime Racing in the Xfinity Series. “It’s truly amazing that iRacing is sponsoring my Xfinity ride. It’s a full circle moment because that’s how I got my start.” 

The Kansas Lottery 100 will take place Saturday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m CT/7:00 p.m ET.. MAVTV will provide live television coverage of the race. There will be a live stream of the race on FloRacing, and a live radio broadcast on 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 set to get down and dirty in DuQuoin

Rev Racing set to get down and dirty in DuQuoin

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— The Milwaukee Mile concluded with Chevrolet drivers Rajah Caruth and Nick Sanchez finishing in the top 5 together at P4 and P5. It was the third time this season the duo finished in the top 5 together. This weekend, Caruth and Sanchez will try their hand in dirt racing again, on the one-mile dirt track in DuQuoin, Illinois. The Rust-Oleum Automotive Finishes 100 will serve as the 16th event of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season and marks Round 9 of the 2022 Sioux Chief Showdown.

Sanchez’s lead in the AMS standings remains within 16 points from his teammate Caruth, who currently sits at third. After a P5 finish last time in the dirt, Sanchez and the No. 2 team are committed to build on their performance from Springfield. “The goal is to improve on our performance at Springfield, we know what we need to do to the car in order to improve for this weekend, and hope for the win.” 

Sanchez will pilot the No.2 Gainbridge Chevrolet this Sunday. “Dirt, asphalt, or whatever, my goal is still to win.” He has kept the same mentality through every race weekend and has dedicated his time off the track to learn more about dirt racing. 

“On dirt, it is more relaxed, there are many aspects that you can’t control like you can on asphalt. My goal is to just be patient and execute.” Sanchez has proven that if he is in a competitive car, he can watch the race unfold in front of him and pick his time to move in and compete upfront. 

“I love dirt racing.” said Rajah Caruth. The rookie enjoyed his first time running in the dirt at Springfield a few weeks ago and is eager to get back on track this Sunday. “I had a blast at Springfield and learned how to approach and drive the ARCA car on dirt.” 

Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Max Siegel Inc./Gainbridge Chevrolet this weekend. “We’ve made some good changes in our package and I believe it’ll help us seal the deal!” Caruth and his team have put in a tremendous amount of work off track to earn his first win before the season closes.

The Rust-Oleum Automotive Finishes 100 will take place Sunday, September 4, at 8:00 p.m CT/ 9:00 p.m ET.. MAVTV will provide live television coverage of the race. There will be a live stream of the race on FloRacing, and a live radio broadcast on 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 determined to find success at the historic Milwaukee Mile

Rev Racing determined to find success at the historic Milwaukee Mile

Dsc09074Concord, NC — After taking on Watkins Glen and the Springfield Fairgrounds in the same weekend, the Rev Racing duo of Sanchez and Caruth are preparing for the Milwaukee Mile this Sunday. Despite being dirt rookies, the team respectfully finished next to one another at P5 and P6 in Illinois. Now they are loading up and heading to the 1-mile track in West Allis, Wisconsin where they will run the Sprecher 150. The race serves as the 15th event of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season and the sixth race of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series East season. It also marks Round 8 of the 2022 Sioux Chief Showdown.

As the oldest racetrack in the world, Milwaukee will pose some challenges to the team by being a flat and wide track. “We have struggled there in the past,” said Sanchez. “Hopefully, our work will pay off, and I hope we have a good day there.” The team has proven to take on any challenge this season to keep their momentum up between each race weekend. Sanchez also finds himself with the biggest points lead of the AMS season. 

Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Gainbridge Chevrolet, “Historically in ARCA, we’ve been better at tracks with banking and struggled at flat tracks. So hopefully, the changes we made end up helping us.” Said Caruth. “I’m looking forward to returning with a new setup approach than last year. I hope it yields the performance we desire and the results that we have been working for all season.”

The two young stars at Rev have each made significant advancements to push their career forward. Caruth and Sanchez have a handful of Xfinity races left and six more ARCA races to showcase their talents and prove that they are up next. Both feel that winning the AMS Championships will open the door for more career opportunities and add legitimacy to who they are as competitive drivers.  

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Sanchez has advanced his career by picking up four more races with Big Machine Racing in the Xfinity series. He has committed himself to achieving the best results no matter what. “As far as the end-of-season goal, I want to win the championship.” Said Sanchez. “There are six more chances for me to visit victory lane, and I will work endlessly to reach those goals.”

Caruth has shown consistency in his performances this year and has made his name known in motorsports. He is determined to become the first African-American to win the ARCA Menards Series championship.

 “Before the ARCA season ends, I want to get my first win and secure the drivers’ championship. It would be huge [to win the championship]. Not too long ago, I was a kid watching Lewis Hamilton win his first championship and Bubba Wallace winning truck races. Now I have the opportunity to not only participation but be a real competitor.” 

The Sprecher 150 will take place Sunday, August 28, at 2:00 p.m CT/ 3:00 p.m ET. MAVTV will provide live television coverage of the race. There will be a live stream of the race on FloRacing, and a live radio broadcast on 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 returns to action this Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway

Rev Racing returns to action this Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway

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Concord, NCRev Racing returns to action this Saturday (8.27) at Hickory Motor Speedway (HMS), as part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Dickinson Service Center Night presented by NAPA event. Driver Lavar Scott will compete in two 40-lap features.  


Event Information:

Hickory Motor Speedway

Late Model Stock Car Twin 40s

Saturday, August 27th

Qualifying: 5:00 PM ET

Race Activities: 7:00 PM ET



Lavar Scott

Team: No. 34 NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet

“I’m very excited and ready for this weekend’s Twin  40’s at Hickory,” said Scott. “I know my Crew Chief Mark Green and Rev have been working very hard everyday to make the cars better and faster every time we go out on track. I have also been doing a lot of sim racing to prepare and become better there as a driver. Hopefully we bring home a good finish and keep the ball rolling for the rest of the season.”

Fast Facts: This will mark Scott’s third trip to Hickory Motor Speedway this year. He most recently finished in the top-10 in a 75-lap feature on August 8th. Scott also picked up a feature win last weekend at Airport Speedway, running in the 600 Micro Sprint class. 


  

Rev Racing competes at the historic Springfield Mile for the first time

Rev Racing competes at the historic Springfield Mile for the first time

At Richmond Raceway In Richmond, Va On August 14th, 2022. Cia Stock Photo


Concord, NC —The Springfield Mile has been a staple within the ARCA Menard Series since 1983. The Illinois State Fairgrounds has hosted many professional auto races since 1910. This year ARCA will head to the one-mile clay oval for the Atlas 100, the 14th race in the AMS schedule. Although Springfield has been a staple for the series, this will mark Rev Racing’s first trip to the dirt oval.

The Atlas 100 will conclude an action-packed weekend in ARCA. Rev Racing brought competitive cars to the field Friday night that helped Nick Sanchez earn a second place finish at Watkins Glen. Rajah Caruth was able to hold his own after experiencing a flat and finished a respective eleventh. Sanchez, the current series leader, has now extended to 11 points over Daniel Dye and 16 over Rajah Caruth.

“Days like today, we were probably a fourth- or fifth-place car and we finished second,” Sanchez said. “You want to win them, but you also have to look at points.”

The Atlas 100 will be the first of the inaugural Performance Dirt Seed Double. If a driver wins both ARCA dirt events at the Springfield Mile and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, they will win a $50,000 bonus. However, if no one sweeps the two races, then $5,000 will be awarded to the top performing driver in both races.

As previously stated, this will mark the first time Chevrolet drivers Sanchez and Caruth will run at Illinois State Fairgrounds. They are just 2 of the 12 ARCA drivers that will run at Springfield after competing at Watkins Glen a few days prior. “It’ll definitely be cool to race at another historic track on the ARCA schedule,” said Rajah Caruth.

At Richmond Raceway In Richmond, Va On August 14th, 2022. Cia Stock Photo

Caruth has been thrown in different situations throughout his rookie year and has overcome it all. Whether it’s a new road course or a double-duty weekend, the rookie has been able to finish in the top-10 in almost every race this season. Now he will try his hand at dirt racing, “I’ve done a bit of dirt racing this year, not sure if it will give me an advantage per se, but I’m excited,” said Caruth. “Getting a win there would be a dream!” 

The Atlas 100 will take place Sunday, August  21, at 1:00 p.m ET. Live television coverage of the race will be provided by MAVTV. There will be a  live stream of the race on FloRacing, and a live radio broadcast will be on 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 carries momentum as they prepare for the road course at Watkins Glen

Rev Racing carries momentum as they prepare for the road course at Watkins Glen

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Concord, NC — Rev Racing certainly made the most of their most recent trip to Michigan International Speedway on August 6th. Chevrolet driver Nick Sanchez earned his third win of the ARCA Menards Series (AMS) season and his teammate Rajah Caruth finished in sixth, respectively. This Friday, the team will take on the 11 turns at the historic 2.45 mile Watkins Glen road course in Watkins Glen, New York, for the thirteenth round of the AMS season. 

Sanchez’s third win came off of his brilliant defensive driving against Corey Heim and Daniel Dye. He capitalized on his restarts throughout the race, and charged his way up the field to take his third win of the season. “We held them off at the end of the race and it feels good to win in that way,” said Nick Sanchez. “Strategy came into play, as we did not have the same speed as some of the other front-runners.”

With victories in Talladega, Kansas City, and Michigan, Sanchez has shown that the driver creates the difference in late race battles to capitalize on the win. He also took the lead in the AMS standings as just 9 points separate the top 3 contenders. “It’s nice to have a points cushion, but I’m still focusing on my driving and getting better each race. We can’t check-up. These final races are extremely critical to meet the ultimate goal, winning the championship.” 

Sanchez will pilot the No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet at Watkins Glen. He finished 8th in last seasons visit to The Glen.  “I do believe we will have a much better shot at Watkins Glen from a speed perspective,” said Sanchez. “I’m looking forward to Friday’s race and seeing what we can do.”

Teammate, Caruth, is ready to take on his second road course this year and is preparing to improve from his previous experience at Mid-Ohio. “I’m excited to see how I’ll do at another road course,” said Caruth. “It will show how good my preparation is or how much I need to improve.”

Caruth maintains a similar routine for preparing for races, which has been a critical factor in his consistent performance all year, keeping him in contention for the championship. “I think getting time in at another road course will help me overall.” With the end of the season coming soon, Caruth remains in the hunt for his first win in ARCA. “I’ve got to figure out what I was doing at the start of the year, to get back in my groove.” Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Gainbridge/Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet this weekend.

Caruth is also coming off his second Camping World Truck Series race. He finished 27th after qualifying 28th at Richmond Raceway. This rookie driver has continued to make his name known and aims to leave his mark throughout the different series that also include Trucks and Xfinity. “This year has been a dream. I am extremely grateful for each and every opportunity I have been given,” said Caruth.

The General Tire Delivers 100 will take place Friday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m ET. Live television coverage of the race will be provided by FS1. There will be a  live stream of the race on the Fox Sports App, 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 returns to action this Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway

Rev Racing returns to action this Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway

FnhjdwcxoamhrfvConcord, NCRev Racing returns to action this Saturday (8.13) at Hickory Motor Speedway (HMS), as part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series S&S Roofing Night at the races presented by Concentrix event. Drivers Jaiden Reyna and Regina Sirvent will compete in two 40-lap features.  

Event Information:

Hickory Motor Speedway

Late Model Stock Car Twin 40s

Saturday, August 13th

Qualifying: 5:00 PM ET

Race Activities: 7:00 PM ET

 

Jaiden Reyna

Team: No. 19 Honda Generators Chevrolet

“I am excited to get back to the track this weekend and have a chance to compete in twin features. I have been focused on building confidence and using my past experiences at Hickory to propel me to have a good finish. I have had a number of top-10 finishes and hope I can find myself in the top 5 Saturday night.” 

Fast Facts: This will mark Reyna’s fourth trip to Hickory Motor Speedway this season. The last 100-lap feature race, marked the longest race Renya had participated in to-date, finishing in the top 15. Reyna’s best result this season was a 2nd place finish at Florence Motor Speedway. 

 

Regina Sirvent

Team: No. 10 Eibach Chevrolet

“I look forward to returning to Hickory this Saturday. This will mark my third trip to Hickory, with one visit being an unfortunate rain-out. I am very eager for a great result. The team has been working hard and feel like we are positioned to have a competitive night of racing.” 

Fast Facts: 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. Sirvent’s best finish to-date was a 7th place finish at Florence Motor Speedway. 

Rev Racing returns to action this Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway

Rev Racing returns to action this Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway

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Concord, NCRev Racing returns to action this Saturday (8.5) at Hickory Motor Speedway (HMS), as part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series racing event. Driver Lavar Scott will compete in a 75 lap feature as part of the Coca-Cola Night of Racing. 

Event Information:

Hickory Motor Speedway

Late Model Stock Car 75 Lap Feature 

Friday, August 5th

Qualifying: 5:00 PM ET

Race Activities: 7:00 PM ET

 

Team: No. 34  NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet

“ I am excited to return to Hickory this weekend,”  said Scott. “I have spent a lot of time since my last race trying to prepare. My team is ready and we are all looking and expecting some good results this weekend.”

Fast Facts: Lavar Scott’s last late model outing saw him earn a top-10 performance at Tri-County Motor Speedway where he ended up finishing 6th. In his previous appearance at HMS last year Scott finished in the top 3. 

Rev Racing heads to Michigan to complete their second triple-header of the season

Rev Racing heads to Michigan to complete their second triple-header of the season

Arca Menards Series

Concord, NC — Rev Racing added another top 10 finish to their record last week at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Chevrolet drivers Nick Sanchez and Rajah Caruth finished next to each other at seventh and eighth, respectively. This weekend Rev will head over to Brooklyn, Michigan, for the twelfth round of the ARCA Menard Series (AMS). The Henry Ford Health 200 will take place Saturday, 8.6, on the 2-mile paved oval at Michigan International Speedway. 

With just 5 points separating the top 3 drivers, Caruth, Sanchez, and Daniel Dye, in the AMS standings, the championship fight is far from over. Caruth is looking forward to Michigan and getting back on track. “We’ve had speed at big tracks due to aerodynamics and updated equipment,” said Caruth. 

Rev has excelled throughout the second triple header since the last triple header that covered Iowa, Berlin, and Elko. “I think this triple header will yield better results due to things we’ve learned so far and how much better we will be at these tracks.” 

Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Gainbridge Chevrolet this Saturday. “I just have to do my proper prep to ensure I’m in the right mentality for Saturday’s race.”

After Indy, Sanchez closed the gap to his teammate to just 1 point in the AMS standings. He will pilot the No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway. “Michigan is unique because it’s a mix between a 1.5 mile and a super speedway,” said Sanchez. “The straights are very long, and the high downforce lower hp setup of the ARCA cars makes the draft very effective.” 

A longer track like Michigan allows Rev to set up the car with more speed this weekend. “I think our team brings way more speed to a fast momentum track. We know that tracks like Michigan are tracks that we can capitalize on,” said Sanchez. 

Sanchez hopes the combination of confidence and speed will play into a race where he can battle up front for the win. “Dirty air is another trait of Michigan; restarts will be extremely important to get out front and clean air.” 

The Henry Ford Health 200 will take place Saturday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m ET. Live television coverage of the race will be provided by MAVTV. FloRacing 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