Florida’s 26th Congressional District to honor Sanchez during Hispanic Heritage Month

Florida’s 26th Congressional District to honor Sanchez during Hispanic Heritage Month



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Concord, N.C. – This Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida’s 26th Congressional District, is celebrating the spirit and resilience of the Latino community by honoring and highlighting stories of Floridians who have made a lasting impact on the community during these unprecedented times. Representative Mucarsel-Powell and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will hold a virtual event to honor seven local Hispanic leaders, one of which is NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver, Nicholas (Nick) Sanchez.

A group of local students have been invited to the event to learn about Hispanic leadership and heritage, as well as be inspired by the awardees as they share messages of hope.

“It is of utmost importance that we continue to elevate the stories of Floridians who have made important contributions to our community during the COVID -19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

Sanchez is a full-time race car driver in NASCAR’s ARCA Menards Series and a 3-year member of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Sanchez runs for Rev Racing, owned by Max and Jennifer Siegel. The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program is a developmental program designed to provide training and opportunities for women and minorities in the driver’s seat and on pit crews within the NASCAR industry.

“I am very excited to be honored by Florida’s 26th Congressional District and Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell,” said Nick Sanchez. “Being a part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program has really given me a platform to not only showcase my talents as a driver, but to make an impact around me everyday. I have had the privilege to be a role model for young people and volunteer with several different philanthropic efforts in communities across the country.”

The 26th Congressional District’s Hispanic Heritage Month recognitions will take place virtually on Wednesday, October 14th at 4:00pm ET.  The event will be conducted via webinar and will be viewed by a group of local students and media.

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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.

 

Media Contact:
Christy Gormal
Chief Marketing Officer
Rev Racing
cgormal@maxsiegelinc.com 

Rev Racing Announces Expanded Partnership with Sunoco

Rev Racing Announces Expanded Partnership with Sunoco

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Concord, N.C. – Rev Racing, home to NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity driver Development Program, announced an enhanced 2020 partnership agreement with Sunoco. Sunoco, known as the “Official Fuel of NASCAR” and a leading fuel provider, will increase its partnership through the remainder of the year, becoming a full-time car sponsor of Rev Racing driver, Rajah Caruth.

 Caruth is currently a second-year NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver, piloting the No. 6 Toyota Camry Late Model Stock Car in the Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and the No. 99 Legends car in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a youth development driver.

“Sunoco is excited to expand its relationship with Rev Racing and up-and-coming driver Rajah Caruth. Rajah is an incredibly talented driver, and we are proud to have the opportunity to play a part in supporting this future NASCAR star,” said Fred McConnell, Marketing Director for Sunoco. “Since its inception, Sunoco has supported Rev Racing because we believe in its important mission to provide opportunities that advance diverse drivers and team members up through the highest levels of NASCAR.”

Sunoco has been a partner of Rev Racing since 2009, when Rev Racing owner Max Siegel took over the competitive management of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program. Sunoco has been both a financial and product contributor with Rev Racing throughout the partnership. 

We are thrilled that our relationship with our partners at Sunoco is continuing to grow,” said Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing. “Our goals have continued to align through the years, as it remains a unified priority to provide young, diverse drivers with the support, training and resources to advance their careers. We are proud of Rajah’s accomplishment both on and off the track and know he will be a great representative of the Sunoco brand.”

Caruth will debut the No. 6 Sunoco Toyota this Saturday, July 25th, at Hickory Motor Speedway in the “Big 10” 100 lap race set to begin at 7 pm EST.

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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. 

About Sunoco

Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that distributes motor fuel to approximately 10,000 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in more than 30 states. SUN’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Operating, L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET). Since 1966, Sunoco has fueled motorsports drivers and teams, and has been the Official Fuel of NASCAR since 2004

Rev Racing Late model season opener set for Hickory Motor Speedway

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Concord, NC (June, 20 2020)
– When the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Late Model Development Drivers take the green flag at Hickory Motor Speedway for their first race of the 2020 season, it will be with a trio of new faces to the series for Rev Racing. Rajah Caruth, Perry Patino, and Isabella Robusto will join teammate Gracie Trotter, a returnee from last year’s Late Model team. The group will travel to the Hickory Motor Speedway, today (June 20th), for the one day event in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series.

Isabella Robusto (No. 55 Max Siegel Inc./Eibach Toyota):

Isabella Robusto will join the Rev Racing team for the fourth year in a row. Robusto has been a participant of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development program for three years and has worked her way into a full-time Late Model ride with Rev Racing for the 2020 season. The 2019 Bojangles Summer Shootout championship runner up looks to gain experience as she continues her career progression.

Gracie Trotter (No. 2 FiveStar Race Car Bodies/Mobil 1 Toyota):

Gracie Trotter will compete for Rev Racing in her second year running full time in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Trotter continues to actively race Super Late Models along with ARCA Menards Series West races for Bill McAnally Racing.

In 2018, Trotter became the highest finishing female in the Bojangles Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway winning two races and finishing second in points. In 2017, Trotter became the first female to win in the Young Lions division at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Perry Patino (No. 51 Honda Generators Toyota)

Perry Patino will join the Rev Racing roster for his first season, running full-time in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Prior to joining the Rev Racing roster, Patino has competed in limited late model and late model competition, and winning in multiple divisions. The Montgomery, Alabama native looks to bring his winning experience to the team.

Rajah Caruth (No. 6 IRacing Toyota)

This past year, Caruth compiled 2 heat wins in the Bojangles Summer Shootout Series along with two top 10’s and a 13th place finish in points. In the eNASCAR Ignite Series, Caruth has compiled three wins, seven top 5’s, and 522 laps led. Overall, Caruth has compiled 82 wins, 416 top 5’s, and 6094 laps led on iRacing. Two weeks into the 2020 Summer Shootout, Caruth has compiled a top 5 and top 10 in consecutive weeks. Caruth has a plan in place for his first late model start for Rev and plans to execute it.

“I set a good goal for today”, said Caruth. “Anything better than that will be more than good for me and the team.”

Drivers are set to practice at 2:40 pm and qualify at 5:00 pm.  Racing activities, for the four drivers, will include Twin 40’s beginning at 7:00 pm. There will be no autograph session. 

Rev Returns back to racing at Toledo

Rev Racing returns to on-track action at Toledo

 

Concord, NC (6/12/2020) – Rev Racing drivers will compete at the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts at Toledo Speedway for the second race of the ARCA Menards East season.

The Development Drivers are looking to get great results in their first race back since the Covid-19 pandemic halted scheduled activities. Rev Racing drivers Chase Cabre and Nick Sanchez are excited to get back behind the wheel after a 3 month break. Rev Racing’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development drivers have never competed at the half-mile oval.

Chase Cabre (Age: 22 – Hometown: Tampa, Fla.)


Chase Cabre, driver of the No. 4 Max Siegel Inc./Eibach Toyota, will be returning back to action looking to improve on his top-10 result at Phoenix in March. Cabre had a breakout 2019 season that included 2 wins and is looking forward to pursuing another this weekend.

“This race is going to be crazy” says Cabre. “Limited practice, no fans, but I’m confident in my team and can only hope for the best result possible.”

Nick Sanchez (Age: 18 – Hometown: Miami, Fla.)

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Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota, will be making his 6th start in ARCA and 3rd of his first full season in Toledo. The 18-year-old Florida native will take on the half mile track looking to improve on his top-10 finish at Phoenix. In his first 5 ARCA appearances, Sanchez has tallied a top-10 result in all but 1 start in his career. 


“It’s been a long time coming” says Sanchez. “I’m excited to get to the track and continue our season, we still have a lot to build off of and show for!”

From the Drive for Diversity Program’s start, Rev Racing has had 21 wins, 97 top 5s, and 200 top 10 finishes in the NASCAR ARCA East Series, with drivers finishing in the top-10 in points in every season.

The duo will have a one day show on Saturday with the green flag waving at 6 p.m. ET.

Rev Racing Announces 2020 Youth Driver Development Class

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Two additional drivers will join Rev Racing’s youth driver class as part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program. Regina Sirvent, 17, and Lavar Scott, 16, will compete with previously announced Rev Racing youth drivers Rajah Caruth and Blake Lothian. All four drivers will compete at the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The youth program targets drivers age 12 to 17 to compete in the INEX Legend Cars and serves as an entry point to the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Selected youth drivers are year-long members of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity team roster.

After several months of evaluation, youth drivers are chosen based on recommendation, historical success, and overall driving performance.

“As it remains a goal of ours to focus on the growth and development of both our academy-style program and youth participants, we want to connect with these drivers as early as possible,” said Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing. “The sooner we can start providing the proper guidance to these individuals, the more prepared they are to grow into different series.”

Rajah Caruth, 17, is currently running full-time in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with Rev Racing. Caruth participated in the Youth Driver Development Program in 2019, where he compiled two heat wins in the Bojangles Summer Shootout Series along with two top 10’s and a 13th place finish in points. Currently, Caruth is top 25 in the eNASCAR Ignite Series after 5 races. Caruth won the Road to Pro Homestead-Miami race (5th split). Overall in 2020 he has 29 total wins, 114 top 5s and 1750 laps led in 257 starts. Caruth’s Legend car performance ultimately earned him a chance to compete in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Combine and secure a season-long ride in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with Rev Racing. Caruth will debut in the NASCAR Whelen All- American Series June 20th at Hickory Speedway.

Blake Lothian, 16, from Wellesley, Massachusetts, will join the Rev Racing roster and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program for the second year in a row. Lothian started go-karting at age five and even at this young age it was clear he could hold his own on the track with adult racers. Lothian finished top-15 in 2019 Bojangles Summer Shootout point standings in the INEX US Legends Car Semi-Pro Division where he logged 5 top 10’s along with a heat victory in his 2019 campaign.

Lavar Scott, from Carney’s Point, New Jersey, will join the Rev Racing roster and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program for the first time this year. Scott began his career racing in a 600 Micro Sprint. At just 12 years old, he raced in the Tulsa Shootout in December 2015. In May of 2018, Scott finished 1st at Airport Speedway in the 600 Micro Class. Scott was a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Combine in 2019. Evaluators saw potential in his abilities and tested with Scott throughout the 2019 season. Scott also was invited to the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Stock Car Combine in October, and was offered a seat in a U.S. Legend car with Rev Racing in their youth development program for the 2020 season.

Regina Sirvent, from Mexico, City Mexico, will participate in the 2020 Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway and select number of other races with Rev Racing. Sirvent started racing karts when she was 9 years old on a road course in Cuernavaca, Morelos. After winning the local championship, she started racing at RokCup Mexico where she finished 2nd in the championship. She also participated in the Florida Winter Tour in 2014 and 2016, Junior Kart for the Rotax and Vortex championship, and most recently FB Bohn Mikel’s Trucks by NASCAR Peak Mexico Series where she garnered a top-10 finish in her first year.

“The NASCAR Drive for Diversity program cultivates growth and seizes the opportunity for development of minority and female drivers at the earliest age possible,” said Jusan M. Hamilton, NASCAR Director of Racing Operations and Event Management. “Now more than ever, this strong class of diverse drivers represents the future of NASCAR. Their success on track and growth into professionals is what the partnership between NASCAR and Rev Racing is built on and will measure our success as a program.”

The 2020 Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway will kick-off with a practice session on June 8. See http://legendsnation.com/2020/05/27/major-summer-shootout-information-announced-for-june/ for more details.

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 East, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and a youth racing initiative.

Driver Spotlight: Perry Patino

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Perry Patino will join the Rev Racing roster for his first season, running full-time in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Prior to joining the Rev Racing roster, Patino has been running a Limited Late Model schedule.

He began racing when he was eleven years old and has been at the race track since he was a baby as his Dad was a stock car driver as well. Perry loved being at the track, and followed in his Dad’s footsteps by becoming a driver himself. His Rev debut was due to start in March but has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This week we finish our Spotlight series with our newest member.



Q: Coming into your first season at Rev what do you think your biggest adjustment will be?

PP: I think my biggest adjustment will be the feel of the late model stock car. I am used to a pro late model which drives very differently. The late models are heavier and move a little slower.
Q: What has been your biggest racing accomplishment to date?

PP: My biggest accomplish so far in my career so far is my 2018 limited late model championship at Montgomery Motor Speedway. All the hard work put in paid off and that’s what made it special.
Q: What are other activities outside of iRacing have you participated in during this break?

PP: I do a lot of wakeboarding, hunting, and dirt biking to help pass time til we’re back at the track.
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Q: Who was your favorite driver growing up and why?

PP: I was a fan of the late Ayrton Senna because of the raw speed he showed on the track and his passion for the sport and the safety of the drivers. 
Q: If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?

PP:If I could be any animal I would be an eagle because having the ability to fly interests me so much.

Q: Favorite food and why?

PP:My favorite food is steak! It’s the best thing ever when cooked right and put with the right side dishes
Q: What do you miss about racing and being at the track?

PP: The biggest thing I miss about racing is the pressure that race day brings along with the focus that it would bring. I also miss seeing all the familiar faces at the track.
Q: You spent some time in your father’s homeland of Colombia in the offseason how was that experience and what did you take away from it?

PP: The experience in Colombia was amazing. The culture is so different and so is the way of living. The  take away from the experience was to be more appreciative of what we have.

Q: Are there any special talents or skills that you have that the world does not know about?

PP: My one special skill is that I can do a Donald Duck impression that’s extremely accurate and is a great thing to use around young children.

Driver Spotlight: Isabella Robusto

Ir 2Isabella Robusto is in her fourth season with Rev this year and has competed as a youth driver in the legends division her first three seasons with the team. In 2020, Robusto was promoted to become a late model driver in the Whelen All-American Series for Rev and was preparing for her debut at South Boston Speedway before the delay caused by COVID-19. Robusto shines off the track as well as in the athletic field of play and we caught up with her this past week to check in on her world away from racing.

Q: Making the transition from legend cars to late models what are you expecting for this season?

IR: Whenever this season gets back going my main goal is to learn as much as I possibly can. Both about the cars and the new tracks. I want to get a win and finish in the top five for the majority of the races.

Q: With having a twin brother, how competitive are you two with all the activities you guys are involved in?

IR: Having my brother is like a race inside of a race, because I want to win and do the best I can during the race, but I also want to beat him every race. 

Q: What activities have you participated in during this time away from the track?

IR: Some things that I have done since the end of race season is I have be doing a lot of Iracing. Before the pandemic happened I did not do a lot of Iracing, but now I do it on a day to day basis. I also am practicing high jump, and basketball a lot more. 

Q: Who was your favorite driver growing up and why?

IR: My favorite driver from growing up was and still is Kyle Busch, because I love how he puts himself out their and cares more about winning than anything else. I also love how aggressive he is out on the race track. 

Q: If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?

IR: If I where an animal I would be a dog, because I can be cute and playful at times, and I can be aggressive and fearful at other times.  

Q: Favorite food and why?

IR: My favorite food is avocado, and I like it on anything from toast to eggs or even a sandwich. I never really liked avocado until last year. 

Q: What do you miss about racing and being at the track?

IR: I miss getting to see all my friends at the tracks and getting that rush of energy that racing side by side on the track gives you. 


Q: With being a track athlete in your time away from the racetrack, how do the two sports relate when you’re competing?

IR: Both track and racing need a lot of preparation and practice to be good at. I go to track practice after school every day and work on my skill for high jump and long jump. It is the same with racing, because you have to learn the car and the track, and the more practice you have the better and better you get. 

Q: Are there any special talents or skills that you have that the no one else knows about you?

IR: Some skills that not many people know I have is that I can high jump 5 feet 4 inches, and long jump 15 and a half feet. Another skill I have is I can kick a 35 yard field goal and kicked for the 8th grade football team doing punts, kickoffs and field goals.  

Driver Spotlight: Gracie Trotter

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In her 2nd season with Rev, Gracie Trotter is one of the more experienced drivers in the program. With seat time in all three series that the team competes in, Trotter serves as a great reference to all of her teammates for advice and help. The 18 year old Denver, NC native had just began her late model season in the No. 2 FiveStar Race Car Bodies/Mobil 1 Toyota with Rev before the break caused by COVID-19, but now there’s more time to get to know our late model driver better.

Q: In the past year you have competed in legends cars, late models, and ARCA, how are you able to balance it all? Do you believe it helps your development as a driver being involved in 3 different series?
GT: I think running the different series helps me a lot. Even going back to run legend cars helps me stay fresh for when I get back into my Late Model or ARCA car. Although it’s a much different car, I still get better at learning, working and communicating with my crew chief, which helps me when I go work with different crew chiefs and teams. 

Q: Being so busy with racing how do you find time for things off of the track?

GT: With my life wrapped around racing, there’s not much time to do things off the track that isn’t racing related! When I do not have any more racing work to do, I will go work for Calico Coatings or Cryptic Coatings! 

Q: What are other activities have you participated in during this break?

GT: During this break I have been spending my weekends going fishing, working during the week at Cryptic Coatings, and a lot of iRacing each evening! 

Q: Who was your favorite driver growing up and why?

GT: Tony Stewart was my favorite driver growing up, I think I chose him as my favorite driver when I was little because his car was orange and that’s my favorite color. I even have a Home Depot Tony Stewart race car pillow! He’s still one of my favorite race car drivers til this day because he is a bad to the bone, all-around winner and he didn’t take rubbish from anyone!

Q: If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?

GT: If I were an animal I’d probably be a dolphin living in the Caribbean. I think it would be cool to swim in the clear waters all the time and see all the other cool creatures in the water. Also, dolphins are always very happy and friendly! 

Q: Favorite food and why?

GT: My favorite food is definitely any cheese, but my favorite meal is sushi!

Q: What do you miss about racing and being at the track?

GT: The competition and the adrenaline from racing is what I miss the most. I also miss being able to see my racing family and team. 
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Q: Racing for BMR racing in ARCA how fun is it to compete against Chase and Nick? Do you three communicate about racing each other? 

GT: It’s pretty fun racing against Chase and Nick. They are always hard on me off the track in a joking way so it’s fun to run with them and show em what I got! 

Q: Are there any special talents or skills that you have that the world does not know about?

GT: I am actually a pretty good artist. I love to paint and sketch in my spare time. 

Driver Spotlight: Chase Cabre

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Coming off of a 2nd place finish in NASCAR’s Saturday Night Thunder, Chase Cabre gave us some insight about what he’s been up to during his time away from the track. Cabre had logged 2 top-10 finishes in the 2020 campaign and was looking forward to repeating his 2019 ARCA Menards Series East success before COVID-19 caused the season to come to a halt. This week we caught up with Chase to get an update on how he’s spending his time away from the track.


1. You finished 2nd in the Saturday Night Thunder iRacing event at Bristol, how fun was it to compete again? Also is there anything you would’ve done differently to change the outcome?

CC: It was very cool to compete in the Bristol race. Fun racing with everyone again and I really wish I could have pulled off a win, but I got to exhibit my talents even while we’re on a break.
2. What are other activities outside of iRacing that you’ve done during this break?

I’ve been having some fun on the pitbike. We made a little track and have been keeping my sanity by doing that.
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3. We’ve seen you on your dirt bike on social media lately, does it feel good to get back to your 2 wheel roots to get a different feel and perspective?

It’s so fun. I love riding, especially pit bikes. They are so much fun to just throw around and create good memories with friends.
4. You have been very active on social media break, tik tok specifically. How important has it for you to try and get fans to know you better in this time away from the track?

CC: I have always enjoyed being on camera. There’s a bigger strategy in place, tiktok is just a small portion of it.
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5. If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?

CC: A monkey because they’re the best in my opinion. Very intelligent and they’re the closest relative to us in the animal kingdom so that adaptation wouldn’t be too hard right?

6. Favorite food and why?

CC: Breakfast foods; eggs, cereal, Im a huge breakfast guy. Love it.

7. What do you miss about racing and being at the track?

CC: The competitiveness of the sport from week to week. I miss it so much. We were just getting going before this happened and I feel like we were about to regain the momentum that we had from last season.
8. Your dad has a background in professional wrestling, did you watch Wrestlemania a couple of weekends ago? Do you watch pro wrestling at all and give us a little insight into your dad’s wrestling background.

CC: My father Lou Cabre was a professional wrestler under multiple names and even competed at Wrestlemania before, but Im not a big wrestling fan like I was as a kid, but I keep up with it from a far for sure.
9. Are there any special talents or skills that you have that the world does not know about?

CC: If you can’t tell from my recent videos, I love editing, shooting, and as Hollywood says, “Making movie magic.” Along with that some may not know that I assist in the design and decaling of both our ARCA Menards Series cars. It’s a fun process getting every detail correct that you envisioned.

Driver Spotlight: Nick Sanchez

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Driver Spotlight: Nick Sanchez

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In his first full season in the ARCA Menards Series East, Nick Sanchez has proved he is more than prepared to compete. With a 3rd place finish at the season opener at New Smyrna and a 6th place finish at Phoenix, Sanchez has showed how his steady driving ability can quickly turn into quick results. Due to Covid-19, Sanchez like many other drivers has been adjusting to life in its current state and staying ready to race. This week we caught up with Nick to see how he has been spending his time away.

Q: Coming from a karting background what do you think your biggest adjustment to stock cars has been?

NS: My biggest adjustment has been managing the lengths of the races and remembering that I have to be patient even when I make a mistake.


Q: What notable guys did you compete against in Karting before you transitioned to stock car racing?

NS: Rubens Barrichello who raced in Formula one and Indycar along with former NASCAR driver Nelson Piquet Jr were just a few of my competitors.

Q: What are other activities outside of iRacing have you participated in during this break?

NS: I have been involved in daily workouts, mountain biking, and other preparation of returning back to racing.



Q: Who was your favorite driver growing up and why?

NS: My favorite driver growing up was Dale Jr as well as Sebastian Vettel because of their driving styles and how they handled themselves away from the track too.

Q: If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?

NS: I’d like to be a wolf, but they’re soft looking but also tough when they need to be.

Q: Favorite food and why?

NS: My favorite food is actually any and all fruit. I haven’t come across a fruit that I haven’t liked yet and they’re always a perfect snack option

Q: What do you miss about racing and being at the track?

NS: The thing I miss most is the sensation of driving and how it feels when you have perfect control of the car. There is no feeling that comes close to that.

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Q: You had 2 great finishes in your first two starts this season, how do you regain that momentum when racing returns?

NS: Staying focused and working hard in the gym, iracing, and watching old races during this time away so I’m ready when racing returns.

Q: Are there any special talents or skills that you have that the world does not know about?

NS: Honestly, not really I haven’t thought to explore many other avenues outside of my racing career to even find out.

Driver Spotlight: Rajah Caruth

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Rajah Caruth was preparing to officially begin his 2020 season in a legends car for Rev Racing at the quarter-mile oval inside Atlanta Motor Speedway. He, along with Blake Lothian made the trip south to compete, but the event along with the rest of the sporting world came to a halt due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This past week we caught up with Rajah and discussed what has been happening in his life during the time away from the track.


Q: How are you spending your time away from racing?

RC: I’ve spent my time away from the racetrack primarily on iRacing where I have recently joined Richmond Raceway’s eSports team, along with doing schoolwork and finding things productive to do around the house.





Q:Favorite TV show and why?

RC: My favorite TV show is the Office because I see a lot of similarities between the social shenanigans at Dundler Mifflin and the high school I currently attend.

Q:Favorite restaurant and food from the restaurant?

RC:My favorite restaurant is anywhere that has quality chicken tenders because you can’t ever go wrong with chicken tenders. 

Q:If you could be any animal what would you be?

RC: If I could be any animal, I’d be a tiger because of the strength and power that a tiger represents, but not because of the Tiger King Netflix documentary.

Q:Have you participated in any of the stay at home social media challenges? If so which one(s)?

RC:Not yet, but I will likely soon. Have been trying to focus on being the best me during all this free time so far.

Q:How are you preparing for the upcoming late model season?

RC:In prep for our late model season, I’ve been working on improving my fitness, diet, and overall health along with using iRacing as a tool to improve my skills while we have all of this extra time that usually is not available.

Q:Special talent/skill that not many people know you have?

RC:Not many people know that I’m pretty good at basketball, and can draw as well. Those are some activities that I do in my spare time.

Q:What do you miss most about racing? What do you miss most about being at the track?

RC: Just being able to race and do what I love is what I miss the most about being at the racetrack.I also miss the competition the most along with the people I was used to seeing constantly, but I know that we’ll be back at the track at some point doing what we love.





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Driver Spotlight: Blake Lothian Youth Development Driver

Driver Spotlight: Blake Lothian Youth Development Driver


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Blake Lothian was preparing to compete on the quarter-mile oval at the Atlanta Motor Speedway with Rajah Caruth. The event along with the rest of the sporting world came to a halt due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This past week we caught up with Blake and asked him a few questions to get to know our youth development driver a bit better!

 

Q: How are you spending your time away from racing?

BL First off I am spending a ton of time with my family just watching tv, movies and playing games were also taking the time to get outside more and exploring some cool parks around Massachusetts like the Quincy quarries lastly i’m taking the time to do some more video editing 

 

Q:Favorite TV show and why?

 

BL: Honestly that’s a hard one for me but, almost everything on MAVTV because it’s almost all motorsports and I’m also watching Gold Rush because ever since I was a kid I have been interested in mining.

 

Q:Favorite restaurant and food from the restaurant?

 

BL: I have to say It has to be cheese pizza from Peter’s Pizza because of how great it always is.  

 

Q:If you could be any animal what would you be?

 

BL: Definitely a hawk so I could fly and see everyone from a greater view and who doesn’t ever think about flying?  

 

Q: What do you miss most about being at the track?

 

BL: I miss all the people for sure, the crew, the atmosphere and just that rush you get when you crank the engine for the first time of the day at the track. 

 

Q: Have you participated in any of the stay at home social media challenges? If so which one(s)?

 

BL: I’ve done the push up one and I’m planning to do a few more of the NASCAR ones to help the time pass while we’re all inside. 


BL: I’m also getting into iracing a little bit more. My family ended up getting our own sim rig so I can stay fresh for when we return to the track. I miss racing a ton like it’s been my entire life since I can remember and I hope we can get back to some on track action soon once everything is under control.

Cabre and Sanchez begin Sioux Chief Showdown in Phoenix

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Rev Racing looks to impress in first Phoenix race 

 

Concord, NC (3/5/2020) – Rev Racing drivers will compete at the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway for the first of 10 NASCAR ARCA Sioux Showdown races.


The Development Drivers are looking to score great results in the desert. Rev Racing drivers Chase Cabre and Nick Sanchez are both looking to pace the field in their first start at Phoenix. Rev Racing’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity drivers have never competed at the 1-mile oval.

 

Chase Cabre (Age: 22 – Hometown: Tampa, Fla.)

Chase Cabre, driver of the No. 4 Max Siegel Inc./Eibach Toyota will be returning to the team for his second year. Cabre began his racing career on dirt motorcycles and transitioned to dirt and stock car racing as time progressed. Cabre had a breakout 2019 campaign that included 2 wins.

 Driver highlights include:

  • Finished 2nd in the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point standings
  • 2019 wins at New Hampshire Motor speedway and Memphis in NASCAR K&N East
  • Became a part of the elite NASCAR Next Class of 2017

 “Phoenix is one that is circled for me” says Cabre. “We were dominant on flat tracks last season, so I am very optimistic going into this weekend.”


Nick Sanchez (Age: 18 – Hometown: Miami, Fla.)

Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota  will be making his 5th start in ARCA and 2nd of his first full season in Phoenix. The 18 year old Florida native will take on the 1 mile track looking to improve on his 4th place finish at New Smyrna. In his first 4 ARCA appearances, Sanchez tallied 8th and 14th place finishes at South Boston while earning his 1st career pole that weekend along with 8th in New Hampshire in 2019. In his second start on a track 1 mile or above, Sanchez is looking to gain larger track experience. Sanchez’s highlights include:

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Earned his first NASCAR K&N Series pole at South Boston Speedway

  •   First win at Myrtle Beach Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
  •   Win at Langley Speedway in Whelen All-American Series
  •   2019 Wendell Scott trailblazer award recipient

“I’m looking forward to Phoenix and seeing the improvements on our race cars as well as my feeling behind the wheel.”


From the Drive for Diversity Program’s start, Rev Racing has had 21 wins, 97 top 5s, and 198 top 10

finishes in the NASCAR ARCA East Series, with drivers finishing in the top-10 in points in every season.

The duo will have two practice sessions Friday. On Friday, practice will take place at 10 a.m. followed by qualifying at 2:30 p.m. Friday, and the NASCAR General Tire 150 at 7 p.m. ET.

Rev Racing Returns To New Smyrna For 2020 Season Opener

 

Rev Racing Returns To New Smyrna For 2020 Season Opener


Concord, N.C.
– Rev Racing, home to NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Driver Development 2020 driver class, will open their ARCA Menards East season at New Smyrna Speedway on Monday night for the Skips Western Outfitters 175.

Rev Racing’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity drivers are certainly familiar with the half-mile track at New Smyrna Speedway. The program’s competitive combine was held there in October, and two of the team’s six drivers will be returning to compete in Monday’s race.

The driver lineup features two Florida natives looking to make an impact in the upcoming season.

Chase Cabre (Age: 22 – Hometown: Tampa, Fla.)

Chase Cabre, driver of the No. 4 Honda Generators/Eibach Toyota, will be returning to the team for his fourth year. Cabre began his racing career on dirt motorcycles and has since transitioned to dirt and stock car racing. Driver highlights include:

– Finished 2nd in the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point standings
– 2019 wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Memphis International Raceway in the NASCAR K&N East Series
– Became a part of the elite NASCAR Next Class of 2017

Cabre will also be participating from February 6th– 8th in the Battle at the Bullring in Ocala, FL. at Marion County Speedway in the Outlaw Wing class.

Nick Sanchez (Age: 18 – Hometown: Miami, Fla.)

Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 6 UTI/NTI Max Siegel Inc. Toyota, will have two years experience driving late models and two years in the US Legend Car Series with Rev Racing before beginning his fourth season with the team. Sanchez began his career in karting competing against some of the country’s best before his transition to late model stock cars. Driver highlights include:

– Earned his first NASCAR K&N East Series pole at South Boston Speedway in 2019
– First win in 2019 at Myrtle Beach Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
– Win at Langley Speedway in Whelen All-American Series in 2019
– 2019 Wendell Scott trailblazer award recipient

Under Rev Racing owner and CEO Max Siegel’s leadership, NASCAR Drive for Diversity aligns drivers with a team of executives, crew chiefs and mentors tasked with training drivers for career success.

“We have seen great success this past season with our drivers having multiple wins in every series we participated in this season,” said Max Siegel, Owner of Rev Racing. “Our returning drivers have certainly set the bar high. We are all excited for the season opener at New Smyrna Speedway and are eager to participate in the ARCA Menards series.  We aim to continue the momentum moving into the 2020 season.”

From the Drive for Diversity Program’s start, Rev Racing has had 21 wins, 97 top-5, and 198 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR ARCA East Series, with drivers finishing in the top-10 in points in every season.

Rev Racing will get back to the track on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at New Smyrna Speedway. Group qualifying will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by the autograph session at 6:30 pm and the New Smyrna “175” at 7:40 pm EST.

 

Rev Racing’s Nick Sanchez wins Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award

Rev Racing’s Nick Sanchez wins Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award


Nick Sanchez finished his race season about a month ago feeling good about what he had learned in his rookie late model season.

He recently received more accolades to make his first year racing in Division I of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series even more special.

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Nick Sanchez, an 18-year-old from Miami, Florida, finished 23rd in the NWAAS DI points standings this season. (Courtesy Nick Sanchez)

Sanchez is the 2019 recipient of the Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award, an annual award given to an outstanding minority or female driver in the Whelen All-American Series. The award recipient is selected by a committee as nominated by drivers, crew members, and track operators based not only on the driver’s final standings in the top 500 of the national standings, but also based on exceptional on-track performance, sportsmanship, and community service.

The award is named for Wendell Scott, a Virginian who on December 1, 1963 became the first, and to date only, African-American driver to win a race in NASCAR’s top national series.

Scott was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015.

Sanchez said he got a call from a NASCAR official about a week ago out of the blue to learn he won the award. He will officially receive the award Saturday on stage at the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the NASCAR Awards.

“Honestly it was a total surprise because I really hadn’t thought much of it and I was so focused on just trying to win and the unreal idea of trying to go for a national championship and I totally forgot about that award,” Sanchez said. “And when someone told me about it I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ That’s an awesome accomplishment as well.”

Sanchez drives for Rev Racing, the competition arm of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program that serves as the NASCAR-supported racing team that develops female and minority drivers and pit crew members in development series for future competition at NASCAR’s highest levels.

The 18-year-old Miami, Florida, driver got his start with Rev Racing running in its Legends Car program before moving up to Late Models this year. He credited his team with helping him win the Wendell Scott award.

“It feels pretty good and especially how it’s a performance-based award, it really shows that my Rev guys brought a good late model the whole year,” he said. “I’m pretty excited for it. It’s a nice accomplishment.”

Sanchez finished 23rd in the Whelen All-American Series Division I final points standings. He had one national points win and 15 top-5 finishes in 20 late model starts this season.

Related: Nick Sanchez Picks Up First Late Model Win, Set His Sights on National Honors

Sanchez also ran three races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this year, and had a pole start at South Boston Speedway on May 4.

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In his rookie season, Nick Sanchez traveled to five different tracks and came away with 15 top-5 finishes in 20 races. (Courtesy Nick Sanchez)

In the late model, Sanchez and his Rev Racing team traveled to five different tracks this season: Motor Mile, South Boston, and Langley Speedways in Virginia, Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina, and Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina. He also raced at Loudon Speedway in New Hampshire in a K&N Pro East race on September 21. Getting the chance to see his fair share of different sized tracks with character gave him the opportunity to really dive in and get his feet wet in his first season.

“I couldn’t imagine racing at one track with the same people, just the same routine,” Sanchez said. “I love getting different challenges thrown at me, whether it be different tracks, different drivers, different races, twins or long races. I can attribute all that to my success I guess you could say this year.

“Definitely stepping into the K&N car, especially that last race at New Hampshire I definitely got a ton of big track experience and definitely got my feet wet there which I’m pretty stoked about.”

Sanchez finished his season with a win at Langley Speedway, helping finish the year on a high note. After feeling like he missed out on victories early in the year, he was glad to see he had gotten past early “rookie mistakes.”

“Honestly, by the end of the year I felt like I progressed more as a driver than I ever had,” Sanchez said. “I was a lot more patient at the end of the year because at the beginning of the year, I’m not going to lie, I gave up many, many, many wins just on not knowing any better. By the end of the year I kind of learned my lesson and revamped my racing mindset, I guess you could say.”

Sanchez said he hopes to be able to release his plans for the 2020 soon, and he’s “very stoked” about it.

For now, he has many reasons to be proud of his rookie season.

“That makes it a lot more special just knowing people voted for me based on performance and everything else,” Sanchez said. “It’s a pretty nice accomplishment. I’m pretty proud.”

2019 Drive for Diversity Combine Participants are announced

NASCAR and Rev Racing Set to Host 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Combine

Ten Diverse Drivers Will Compete On and Off the Track in Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., for the Opportunity to Drive with Rev Racing in 2020

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 17, 2019) – Following a thorough selection process, NASCAR and Rev Racing have identified 10 multicultural and female drivers to host at the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Combine in Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on October 22-23. 

Numerous drivers from around the world applied to the program, but only the 10 finalists will compete for spots to drive with Rev Racing and compete in the NASCAR Late Model Stock, ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Showdown Series in 2020.

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Drivers will be put to the test during the two-day event where evaluators from across the industry will judge each participant on their on-track performance, physical fitness, media and marketing skills. Many of the drivers will be piloting late model stock cars for the first time during the on-track assessment at New Smyrna Speedway.  

“We are thrilled with the caliber of diverse drivers planning to compete in this year’s combine,” said Jusan Hamilton, Director of Racing Operations and Event Management at NASCAR. “The driver selection process for the 2020 class was highly competitive, as we had several talented applicants from across the United States and abroad – and that advanced level of competition boosts our confidence in the ladder system we have in place with our partners at Rev Racing, which will be effective for many years to come.”

Rajah Caruth, Isabella Robusto and Lavar Scott participated in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Combine earlier this year in Concord, N.C., where they were mentored by NASCAR Drive for Diversity team members, Chase Cabre, Nicholas Sanchez, Brooke Storer and Gracie Trotter.

“We are excited to see our some of our youth development drivers be selected as participants in this year’s combine,” said Max Siegel, Owner of Rev Racing. “We will look to our returning drivers to set the bar high and look forward to the selection of the 2020 Class.”

This year’s participants comprise a diverse group of drivers from the United States and beyond including three black, three female and four Hispanic drivers. Their ultimate goal is to compete at NASCAR’s highest level, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Much like the other participants, foreign driver Loris Hezemans has already made a name for himself. The Dutch driver won the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series race at Raceway Vernay in the Netherlands and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series 2018 Junior championship.

Veteran NASCAR Drive for Diversity participant, Chase Cabre, has experienced success with Rev Racing claiming two races and four poles in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2019.

Program graduates include three drivers now competing in NASCAR’s top Monster Energy series, Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace and Kyle Larson, who scored a victory at Dover International Speedway earlier this month to punch his ticket into the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs.

The 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity participants include:

Name

Hometown

Age

Racing Series

Chase Cabre

Tampa, Fla.  

22

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Rajah Caruth

Washington, DC

17

US Legend Car Series & eNASCAR Ignite Series

Loris Hezemans 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

22

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

Perry Patino

Montgomery, Ala.

20

Limited Late Model & Pro Late Model Series

Isabella Robusto 

Fort Mill, S.C.

14

US Legend Car Series

Nicholas Sanchez

Homestead, Fla.  

18

NASCAR Whelen All American Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Lavar Scott

Carney’s Pointe, N.J.

16

600 Micro Sprint Series

Brooke Storer

Land O’ Lakes, Fla.

21

NASCAR Whelen All American Series

Gracie Trotter

Denver, N.C.

18

NASCAR Whelen All American Series

Ryan Vargas

La Mirada, Calif.  

19

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series   

 

 

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series™), three regional series, one local grassroots series, three international series and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., 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, TwitterInstagram, 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. 

NASCAR Hometracks Dover Preview

NASCAR Hometracks Dover Preview BY DAVEY SEGAL NASCAR.COM SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 Venue DoverAfter 11 races stretching over nine months, the 2019 K&N Pro Series East season concludes this weekend at Dover International Speedway, the 29th time the series has competed on the Delaware oval. At weekend’s end, a champion will be crowned and the season will be celebrated. For one driver, it’ll be a weekend with no pressure as history awaits. GENERAL TIRE 125 AT DOVER WHAT TO WATCH FOR: It’s all but official. Sam Mayer needs to finish 27th or better to clinch the 2019 K&N Pro East championship for GMS Racing. In one prior start at the Monster Mile last season, he finished fourth. Mayer’s season has been a dream one, visiting Victory Lane three times. He’ll put a bow on it this weekend. With the title, Mayer will become the youngest champion in NASCAR national or regional series history. General Tire 125 At 16 years, 3 months, 8 days, he will eclipse the mark set in 2016 by current NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Todd Gilliland (16 years, 5 months). Mayer will better the East record that was set in 2017 by another current Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver, Harrison Burton (16 years, 11 months, 20 days). It’s fitting, perhaps, that Gilliland will be back behind the wheel for DGR-Crosley for the second time this season Friday. He was eighth in the season opener at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. All Mayer has done is finish in the top five in all but one start, averaging a starting position AND finishing position of under 4. In addition to his three wins, he finished second twice. He also has six top fives in seven ARCA Menards Series starts and made his Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut this year. Not a bad rookie campaign. The race for second will be intriguing to follow along with, as Chase Cabre (-30) has a 12-point buffer on Spencer Davis (-42) for the runner-up spot. Tanner Gray (-48) sits fourth, with Max McLaughlin (-61) fifth. Only once since Andy Santerre in 2005 has the series champion also won the Dover race. That was Burton in 2017. Coming off his eighth-place finish at New Hampshire, Nick Sanchez will make his fourth career start this weekend. His Rev Racing teammate Ruben Garcia Jr. is the defending race winner, while Chase Cabre will look to match his brother Collin, who earned the ‘Monster Mile’ trophy in 2015.

APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR 2019 NASCAR DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY DRIVER COMBINE

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – OCTOBER 18: 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine participants at New Smyrna Speedway on October 18, 2017 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Concord, NC (August 27, 2019) – Each year the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program along with its competition arm, Rev Racing, seeks to obtain the highest quality of applicants representing diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. This selection process begins with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Combine. Drivers will have the opportunity to submit a digital application on RevRacing.net, highlighting racing experience, references and historical success. Ethnically diverse and female drivers have until August 31, 2019 to be considered for the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity program. Youth program participants, ages 12-17, are required to apply by December 31, 2019. Applicants must meet the following requirements along with full information:
  • Be a female or member of one or more of the following ethnic minority classifications: American Indian, Alaskan Native or of native/indigenous descent; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black or African-American; Latino or Hispanic
  • Be at least 15 years of age but no older than 26 years of age as of October 15th of the present year
  • Be legally eligible to work in the United States. Drivers from foreign countries are welcome to apply, however, if the applicant is not already a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident alien, the applicant must be legally capable of traveling to the designated location in the United States to participate in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Combine. Applicants must also be able to obtain necessary authorization to accept employment in the United States if selected to participate in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program.
  • Historical race information (track name/race name/dates/car count/results
  • Three references with contact information
  • Professional Headshot (jpeg)
  • On-track car photo (jpeg)
  • :90 second video
    • Please wear your racing suit
    • Professional environment as your backdrop
    • No longer than 90 seconds
    • MP3, MP4, WAV, AVI, MOV files are preferred. A link to your video is also acceptable
    • State your name, age, location, what series you drive in and how you think the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program will help you further your racing career.
NASCAR Drive for Diversity aligns its drivers with a team of executives, athletic trainers, crew chiefs and mentors helping them achieve professional success, and thus improving their likelihood of reaching one of the three NASCAR national series. Selected drivers will compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series or Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series. Rev Racing has continued to find success with its current drivers and alumni. In 2018, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program made a major impact, seeing three of its graduates (Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez and Bubba Wallace) compete at the sport’s highest level in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Since the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program’s inception, Rev Racing has earned 20 wins, 85 top 5s, and 168 top 10 finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, with drivers finishing in the top 10 in points every season. Current NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver Ruben Garcia Jr. made his first trip to victory lane at Memphis International Raceway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Dover in 2018. Fellow driver Chase Cabre has collected wins at Memphis and New Hampshire in 2019. To find more information about the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine or submit an application, please visit https://revracing.net/combine-application/. For additional information please email info@RevRacing.net. About NASCAR The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., 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 http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

Cabre and Garcia Jr. continue their championship push at the Magic Mile

CABRE AND GARCIA JR. CONTINUE THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP PUSH AT THE MAGIC MILE




Concord, NC (Jul. 19, 2019)  This Saturday, Rev Racing drivers will return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) 7th race of the year.

 Both Development Drivers are looking to improve on their finishes at the “Magic”. Rev Racing drivers Ruben Garcia Jr. and Chase Cabre are both looking to prepare themselves for a championship push beginning this weekend.

 Rubén García Jr. (No. 6 UTI/MSI Toyota): Garcia looks to turn around a season that’s been riddled with misfortune. With a 12th place average finish in two starts at New Hampshire Garcia will hope to gain momentum in his NKNPSE season along with better luck at NHMS.

“I am very excited that the LONG break is finally over,” says Garcia Jr. “It’s time to go back on the K&N series schedule. My team has worked so hard during the break to make my #6 Universal Technical Institute/ Max Siegel Inc. Camry faster so we can take it back to Victory lane.”

Chase Cabre (No. 4 Honda Generators/E3 Toyota): 22-year-old, Chase Cabre, will return to NHMS for the third year and 4th start at the track. Cabre has two top-10 finishes in New Hampshire. In 2018, Cabre raced to 2 8th place finishes at the track. At New Hampshire Cabre holds an average of 10th in his NHMS starts. Cabre currently has 4 top-10 finishes in the NKNPSE season including a win at Memphis last month.

 “New Hampshire has not been a great track for us in the past,” says Cabre. “Hopefully with the good momentum from Memphis we can capitalize and keep the Honda Generators/E3 #4 Toyota Camry out front to stay in the close championship battle that we’re in.”

 Both drivers are maintaining top 10 points standing positions in the NKNPSE. Chase is currently 3rd in points and Ruben is currently 9th. The duo will begin track activities begin Friday with group qualifying at 7:05 p.m., followed by the autograph session at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series United Services 70 at 6:45 p.m.

 

Four Drivers Selected for NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program After National Combine in North Carolina

Four Drivers Selected for NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program After National Combine in North Carolina

Drivers Ages 12 to 16 to Train with Rev Racing for Summer 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 1, 2019) – Four talented youth drivers have been selected to hone their racing skills as participants in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program after a national talent search in March.

NASCAR and Rev Racing hosted a youth driver combine at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., where drivers ages 12 to 16 were evaluated during practice sessions and heat races.

Four drivers were selected to the 2019 class, including Rajah Caruth, 16, an iRacing competitor from Washington D.C., with aspirations of a traditional racing career. Among the new participants are Lacy Kuehl, 12, of Sarasota, Fla., who has experience racing dirt oval flat karts, and Blake Lothian, 16, a World Formula Kart driver from Wellesley, Mass.

Fourteen-year-old U.S. Legends car driver Isabella Robusto of Fort Mill, S.C., returns to Rev Racing having trained with the youth driver development program in 2017 and 2018.

“We were very impressed with what we saw from these drivers at the combine in March,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR director, racing operations and event management. “Each driver demonstrated strong potential and we believe will be successful in racing. The four selected stood out based on their abilities both on and off the track, have great experience and left quite the positive impression on our evaluators.”

NASCAR Drive for Diversity and Rev Racing seek the highest quality candidates from diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. During the summer, the youth program provides selected drivers with equipment, mentoring and competition experience. 

Rev Racing, the competition arm of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program, will put the four drivers in INEX Legend Cars in 2019. Each driver will compete in the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway in June and July, and several other events throughout the summer.

“We have really taken an in-depth look at how we develop and train our drivers at the youth level,” said Max Siegel, CEO of Rev Racing. “We’ve seen the program grow over the last 10 years and make a substantial impact in NASCAR. The level of talent and enthusiasm we are already seeing in these young individuals is both promising and exciting. Connecting with drivers as early as possible allows us to have a greater impact on driver development on and off the race track. Our goal is to see these drivers move through the pipeline and into the national series.” 

The youth development program serves as a stepping stone for drivers to eventually move to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series race cars with the goal of one day competing for a NASCAR national series team.

The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, a separate program that will host its combine later this year, introduces talent to Late Model Stock cars and offers opportunities for drivers to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Whelen All-American Series with the Rev Racing team.

Graduates of the youth development program include NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Hailie Deegan, 17, and Rev Racing Late Model driver Nicholas Sanchez, 17. In 2018, Deegan became the first female driver to win a K&N Pro Series race after taking the checkered flag at Meridian Speedway in Idaho. Deegan won her second K&N Pro Series race in 2019, finishing first at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.  

Sanchez raced in last year’s Bojangles Summer Shootout with Rev Racing’s Legends Car program and recently completed his rookie season in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The 2019 class features the following drivers:

Rajah Caruth: In 2018, Caruth raced the Legends ’34 Coupe in the inaugural season of the eNASCAR Ignite Series, NASCAR and iRacing’s youth series created specifically to identify and attract young and diverse talent. He made 18 starts in the eight-week regular season, where he finished second seven times, made the playoffs and advanced to the championship round. Caruth has raced in more than 230 races on iRacing thus far in 2019 with 21 wins and more than1,600 laps led.

Lacy Kuehl: Kuehl has raced in a dirt oval flat kart 32 times with one first-place finish. Notable accomplishments include winning at the Inverness Grand Prix and racing for Diabetic Ketoacidosis survivors. Kuehl would eventually like to earn an invitation to the Maxxis Nationals.

Blake Lothian: Lothian raced nine of 10 races in a World Formula Kart in the 2018 New Hampshire Karting Association (NHKA) Outdoor Series in New Hampshire. His highest finish was third place and he finished the season seventh out of more than 20 drivers. In 2017, he was the NHKA Briggs and Stratton LO206 Senior Champion with seven first-place finishes and three second-place finishes.

Isabella Robusto:  A current youth development driver, Robusto competed in the 2018 Bojangles Summer Shootout 10-race series where she finished sixth in the overall points standings. She won Battle at the Big Top at Texas Motor Speedway, a U.S. Legends National Qualifier.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series™), three regional series, one local grassroots series, three international series and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., 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, TwitterInstagram, 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.