Sanchez bounces back big at Watkins Glen, hopes momentum will take him to victory lane at Michigan

Sanchez bounces back big at Watkins Glen, hopes momentum will take him to victory lane at Michigan

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August 19, 2021 

Concord, NC – NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet for Rev Racing, heads to Michigan in hopes of reaching victory lane, and to pay homage to America’s rich racing history.

After a tough wreck at Winchester Speedway cost him a shot at the win, Sanchez rebounded at Watkins Glen with a P8 finish—his tenth Top-10 finish of the year. Now heading into Michigan, Sanchez is still as optimistic as ever (if not more so) about nabbing his first win.

“Racing at Michigan will be such a cool experience. I don’t think I have ever been on a track quite like this, honestly. There will be a lot more on-throttle time compared to Kansas and Charlotte, and aerodynamics will play a big role in the outcome of the race for sure. And, a track like this provides very many opportunities for great restarts and lots of hard battles. If we capitalize on those opportunities, we could bring Max Siegel his first ever ARCA Menards Series win.”

Even more exciting for Sanchez and the team is the fact that Sanchez will be racing in a brand-new car with brand-new equipment.

“The guys in the shop have put together some fantastic cars. We’ve been able to go toe-to-toe with all of the championship contenders and we have shown consistent speed. And now that we have some brand new equipment going into the race at Michigan? I’m really excited to see what we can do.”

But it’s not all business for Sanchez this weekend. Prior to his race at Michigan, Sanchez and fellow teammate and friend Rajah Caruth will visit The Henry Ford Museum to talk with media members, compete against them and museum staff on racing simulators, and then take a guided tour of the museum’s new permanent motorsports exhibit, Driven to Win: Racing in America, presented by General Motors.

“Funny enough, my dad and I actually collect cars on the side, so I’ll probably feel right at home at this museum!”, says Sanchez. “I know Rajah and I are definitely excited to learn about the rich automotive history of Detroit.”

On August 20th, Nick Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to Michigan International Speedway to race in the Henry Ford Health System 200. Practice will begin at 4 p.m. ET, followed by an autograph session at 5:15 p.m. ET. The race will air on MAVTV and Trackpass on NBC Sports Gold, with a radio broadcast on MRN and SiriusXM at 6 p.m. ET. 

 

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.

Sanchez looking forward to bouncing back at Watkins Glen after a tough finish at Winchester

Sanchez looking forward to bouncing back at Watkins Glen after a tough finish at Winchester

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Sanchez focuses on preparing for his race at Winchester.

August 5, 2021

Concord, NC
– Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet will head to Watkins Glen to bounce back after a difficult finish at Winchester. 

Going into Watkins Glen, Sanchez has six Top 5’s on the season, including one at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the only other road course race of the ARCA Menards Series season. Sanchez was also on a nine-race Top 10 streak and was 96-points behind Ty Gibbs for the championship points lead going into Winchester. At Winchester, Sanchez showed P1 speed in qualifying, and even went toe-to-toe with Gibbs and fellow championship points contender Corey Heim early in the race just before a mechanical issue sent him into the wall around Lap 35. While the damage from that collision was not day-ending, getting collected in a wreck involving Taylor Grey and Daniel Dye was. Sanchez dove down low to avoid the wrecking cars, but was clipped on the right rear corner panel by Dye, sending him backwards-first into the Turn 1 wall at a a dangerously high speed.

Sanchez walked away from the injury unharmed, but devastated that his career day had come to an end.

“We got caught in someone else’s mess, really”, said Sanchez, speaking to Trackpass reporter Dave Reiff. “I’m just thankful for my team, they build really safe race cars. We’ll come back stronger.”

Sanchez knows his time to get a win this season is running out, but despite all of this, his positivity and optimism remains unchanged.

“Out of every race weekend this year, I think this was our actual first legitimate shot to contend for the victory. Knowing that we had that opportunity, I don’t think I could have been any happier with how the weekend turned out. Hopefully this is a building block for us in these final 8 races.”

Like his race at The Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, this will be the first time Sanchez has ever raced on this course, but he is not phased.

“I feel like if we have a car with speed, everything else will take care of itself. I like road racing, it’s where I started racing on go-karts. So, it’s something I know well, just not in a big stock car. This is a race I have been looking forward to, and am ready for.”

On August 6th, Nick Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to historic Watkins Glen International to race in the Clean Harbors 100 at The Glen. Qualifying will begin at 3:15 p.m. ET, followed by an autograph session at 5:15 p.m. ET. The race will air on FS1 and Fox Sports Go, with a radio broadcast on MRN and SiriusXM at 6 p.m. ET. 

 

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.

Sanchez heads to “The Fastest Half-Mile” hungry for his first win of the season

Sanchez heads to “The Fastest Half-Mile” hungry for his first win of the season

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July 29, 2021 

Concord, NC – Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet will head to Winchester Speedway in search of his first win of the season.

Sanchez has only finished outside the top-five three times since his breakout race at Talladega in April. At his last ARCA short track race at Toledo, Sanchez tied his career-best finish of third. 96-points behind Ty Gibbs for the championship points lead, Sanchez has turned into one of four ARCA Menards Series championship contenders.

“We have really good momentum coming out of Iowa, finishing Top-5 there,” says Sanchez. “You know, even though it was a P5 finish, I think we had more to show than what we were able to. We have a fast car going into Winchester, and if we execute and fire on all cylinders, we will have a solid showing all 200 laps this Saturday. ”

One would think Sanchez is content with his impressive Top-5 streak, but Sanchez wants more.

“I will say, it is never bad to have a streak of Top-5s, but at the end of the day…stats are stats. People are probably going to remember the guy who wins more than the guy who has 6 Top-5s in a row. I think for me and my career, I just have to win. Top-5s aren’t enough to really perform and show my strengths to the whole industry. So I’m excited to go to Winchester and contend for a win.” 

On July 31st, Nick Sanchez and Rev Racing will head back to the midwest to race at Winchester Speedway in the Calypso Lemonade 200. Qualifying will begin at  6 p.m. CT, followed by an autograph at 6:45 p.m. CT. The race will air on MAVTV and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold beginning at 8 p.m. CT. 

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.





Caruth and Sanchez Team Up at Iowa Speedway in ARCA Combination Race 

Caruth and Sanchez Team Up at Iowa Speedway in ARCA Combination Race 

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July 22, 2021 

Concord, NC – Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Drivers Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet, and Rajah Caruth, driver of the No. 6 NTI/UTI Chevrolet, will both head to Iowa Speedway for the first ARCA Menards Series/ARCA Menards Series East combination event of the season. This will also serve as a Sioux Chief Showdown points race as well for Sanchez.  

Caruth, who is a full-time driver in the ARCA Menards Series East, and Sanchez, who drives full-time in the ARCA Menards Series, have never driven together in the same race. However, the duo’s chemistry off the track, in conjunction with direction for Rev Racing’s Director of Driver Development, has allowed them to prepare as teammates to race competitively together.

“It’s going to be really cool having Rajah as my teammate at Iowa! Even though I’ve been racing in ARCA a little longer than him, I’m always asking him questions and picking his brain a little bit just to prepare. Plus, having 2 cars on the track is great for Rev as a whole because we’ll be able to try new things, and see what works for both Raj and me at the same time. Overall, I am extremely excited!”

Caruth echoes the same feeling.

“I think our chemistry off the track will be helpful in the car because we both know each other’s driving styles, and know how to race around each other. It should be fun.”

Sanchez and Caruth are both enjoying solid rookie seasons in their respective series. Sanchez has only finished outside the top-five twice since his breakout race at Talladega in April, and in the last ARCA short track race at Toledo, Sanchez tied his career-best finish of third. Just 79-points behind points leader Corey Heim, Sanchez has turned into one of four ARCA Menards Series championship contenders.

Caruth currently has 2 Top-5’s and 3 Top-10’s on the season, and is only 47 points behind the points leader for the ARCA Menards Series East championship. Since finishing 11th at New Smyrna, Caruth has been showing major improvement with every race this season. He is looking to build on his last race, in which he scored a career-best finish of P3 at Southern National Motorsports Park.

As for the track itself, both are eager to take on the fast-paced 0.875-mile paved oval located in Newton, Iowa.

“My prep for Iowa has been similar to the prep I’ve done for the other ARCA races I’ve had this year,” says Caruth. “I’ve reached out to various drivers across the world of NASCAR for notes and tips and pointers about Iowa, and tried the best that I can to internalize all of that information. In addition, I’ve done a little bit of sim racing at home, but not too much.”

Sanchez shares the same sentiment.

“Yes [Raj] same with me, I’ve prepped for Iowa the same as I have every other race this year: studying film, asking my team questions and listening to their guidance, and practicing on iRacing a little bit. I’m excited to see what we can do together.”

On July 24th, Rajah Caruth, Nick Sanchez, and Rev Racing will head to America’s heartland to race at Iowa Speedway in the Shore Lunch 150. Qualifying will begin at  6 p.m. CT with the series first autograph session of the season at 6:45 p.m. CT. The race will air on MAVTV with a live stream available on TrackPass beginning at 8 p.m. CT. 

 

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.

Sanchez looks to capitalize on an impressive Top-5 streak with a win at Elko

Sanchez looks to capitalize on an impressive Top-5 streak with a win at Elko

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July 1, 2021

Concord, NC
– Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated/ Chevrolet recorded his 4th Top-5 consecutive finish at Pocono Raceway, but is looking for more at Elko Speedway.

Sanchez has finished in the Top-5 four times in a row, and currently has 5 Top-5’s on the season. The ARCA Menards Series Rookie has turned his season around since finishing 31st and 21st in the first 2 races of the season, and is currently 4th in the ARCA Menards Series points standings—79 points behind the points leader.

“Pocono was a unique experience for us. We went in a little blind because we had never been there before. We qualified 6th and finished 4th, and avoided a big crash in the process. Honestly, 4th is a result I’m happy with, given the car we had. I think we got the most out of it.”

Going into Elko, Sanchez is feeling very optimistic about his chances of keeping his consistent streak going—and adding a future win to his season stats.

“Elko is also a track we are going into blind, because we have never been there before. But, having some more time in between Pocono and Elko, we have time to really fine-tune our car specifically for this track and develop a strategy on how we can put Max Siegel and this team in victory lane!”

Sanchez is Rev Racing’s most seasoned driver, in his fourth year as a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. This is his first year in the ARCA Menards Series, coming off a successful rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series East, where he finished 3rd in the point standings.

On July 10th, Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to plains of Minnesota to race at Elko Speedway in the Menards 250. The race will air on FS1 with a live stream available on Fox Sports Go beginning at 6 p.m. ET. 

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.

Sanchez ready to tackle The Tricky Triangle after an impressive road course showing at Mid-Ohio

Sanchez ready to tackle “The Tricky Triangle” after an impressive road course showing at Mid-Ohio

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June 16, 2021 

Concord, NC – Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated, heads to Pocono Raceway in search of his first win of the season.

The ARCA Menards Series Rookie has turned his season around since finishing 31st and 21st in the first 2 races of the season, finishing in the Top 5 in 4 of his last 5 races, the most recent of which coming at his first ever road course race. Currently 4th in the ARCA Menards Series points standings, Sanchez is just 72 points behind Corey Heim for the series points lead. 

“Growing up racing go-karts on road course circuits, I was able to transfer that knowledge to Mid-Ohio a little bit,” says Sanchez. “But, there is an obvious difference between driving a shifter kart on a go-kart track and driving an ARCA stock car around a full-fledged road course, so there was still a learning curve for me. Overall, we’ll take a Top 5 but we aren’t satisfied.”

As for Pocono, Sanchez is feeling very optimistic about his chances of keeping his consistent streak going—and adding a win to his season stats.

“I am even more confident going into Pocono than I was going into Charlotte, and we ran P2, even P1 at times, during that race. I know that this team constantly works every week to give me good equipment, and I am really excited to have the chance of putting this team in victory lane.”

Sanchez is Rev Racing’s most seasoned driver, in his fourth year as a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. This is his first year in the ARCA Menards Series, coming off a successful rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series East, where he finished 3rd in the point standings.

On June 25th, Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to the beautiful Pocono Mountains region to race at Pocono Raceway in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. The race will air on FS1 with a live stream available on Fox Sports Go beginning at 6 p.m. ET. 

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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, and INEX U.S. Legends Cars.

 

2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Team prepares for the start of the Summer Shootout

2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Team prepares for the start of the Summer Shootout

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Concord, NC – Started by Max Siegel in 2009, Rev Racing manages NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program as well as a youth racing initiative for drivers ages 12-17 who compete in the INEX Legend Car Series. This youth development program serves as an entry point to the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Selected drivers will be a year-long member of the team roster and compete in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway, among other events, with Rev Racing.

The 2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Development team members, announced in early February, are eagerly anticipating the start of the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A diverse class of drivers, each bringing unique skill sets and experience, will participate in ten rounds of racing starting mid-June to early August.

“The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Development Program serves as an entry point for us to connect with minority and female drivers at the earliest age possible,” said Max Siegel, Owner of Rev Racing. “The sooner we have the opportunity to work with these young athletes, we can support and position them for growth in the sport. We are thrilled with this year’s driver selection and anticipate very successful outcomes throughout the season ahead, as they represent the future of NASCAR.”

Regina Sirvent, 18, is in her second season with the program. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Sirvent started racing karts when she was 9 years old on a road course in Cuernavaca, Morelos. In 2017, she joined the FB y BOHN Mikel’s Trucks Series presented by NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, where she garnered a top 10 finish in her first year. In 2020, she captured 2 wins, 5 podiums, 2 poles, and a 3rd place finish in the points standings. In 2021, Sirvent will race in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Challenge Series. Sirvent is also the first female to win in the FB y BOHN Mikel’s Trucks series.

After one season with Rev Racing in the youth development program, she garnered a third-place finish at the Charlotte Summer Shootout with three top fives and five top 10s. Sirvent earned a second-year opportunity to run an INEX Legend Car as well as a full-time ride in Rev Racing’s Late Model program.

Andrés Pérez de Lara, 16, is in his first season with Rev Racing and a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Andrés started racing at the age of 11, earning great success in the Mexico Karting championships. At the end of 2019, he raced in L-A Formula 4 and became a championship contender. In 2020, he raced for Telcel-Telmex Racing in NASCAR Mexico Trucks, earning 2020 FB Bohn Mikel’s Trucks by NASCAR Peak Mexico Rookie of the Year honors and winning the series championship.

Jaiden Reyna, 14, is in his first season with Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program. Born in Cornelius, NC, he began his career at the age of 6. He first competed in the Kid Kart Class with the Hampton Roads Kart Club at Langley Motor Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. At the age of 7, Jaiden moved into the Junior Sportsman 1 class; a flat kart division for 7 to 10 year old competitors. In 2015, he made the jump into an INEX Bandolero, competing in the division for 4 years. At the start of 2019, Jaiden participated in a handful of Mini Outlaw Dirt Kart events at Millbridge Speedway. Just before the summer of that year, he began competing in a U.S. Legends Car. In 2020, he was the Summer Shootout Champion.

Justin Campbell, 15, is in his first season with Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program. Born in Griffin, GA, he got his start racing at the age of 10. Campbell earned a top-10 finish in the standings at the 2020 Thursday Thunder Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In 2018, he competed in a Bandolero with two top-10 finishes and a win. He is also a passionate iRacer, with 73 wins on the platform.

NASCAR is proud to work in partnership with Max Siegel and his team of industry veterans at Rev Racing to help develop young and talented drivers”, said Jusan Hamilton, Director, Racing Operations & Event Management. “This year’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program class is poised for success, and we’re eager to mentor and provide guidance during this critical time in their young careers.”

Now in its 27th season, the Summer Shootout has become a proving ground for up-and-coming drivers, with NASCAR stars like Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Bubba Wallace, and Daniel Hemric cutting their teeth on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile before advancing through the NASCAR ranks.

Drivers will kick off with a practice session on June 8th followed by 10 rounds of racing under the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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.

Vizionary Wealth Management to sponsor Lavar Scott in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series

Vizionary Wealth Management to sponsor Lavar Scott in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series

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June 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Concord, NC – Rev Racing entered into a partnership with Vizionary Wealth Management sponsoring NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development driver Lavar Scott in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series for the remainder of the season.

Vizionary Wealth Management serves the strategic financial planning needs of clients around the country, specializing in work with pharmaceutical executives and business owners.

“As we provide self-made, financially intelligent clients with perspective for the decisions ahead, our goal is to invest in the generations to come” says Wayne Wagner Jr., President of Vizionary Wealth Management. “We challenge youth to set high expectations and support them as they seek to accomplish those goals. We push for successful outcomes and getting young adults on a path to a brighter future. Sponsoring Lavar Scott allows Vizionary to invest in a young man who is passionate, goal oriented and driven.”

Scott, from Carney’s Point, New Jersey, is in his second season as a member of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Scott earned the respect of his team this past year and is now piloting a full-time ride in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Touring Series in the Late Model Stock car.

“I’m extremely excited and fortunate to have Vizionary Wealth Management sponsoring me on my racing journey, said Lavar Scott. “This sponsorship has special significance for me as well because they believe in the mission of our program and supporting opportunities for young people. My main goal now is to inspire other people to pursue their passions and put them in victory lane.”

Participating in the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Combine, evaluators saw potential in Scott’s abilities and tested with him 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 during the 2020 season. The team continued to test his abilities in the late model throughout 2020, which ultimately earned him an opportunity to run his rookie season in the weekly touring series.

Outside of racing in the Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, Scott recently had the opportunity to race in the FB y BOHN Mikel’s Trucks Series, a division of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series. In his first start at Súper Óvalo Chiapas, he qualified P1 and finished in the top 10.

Vizionary Wealth Management will debut their partnership on Scott’s Late Model at Florence Speedway on Saturday, June 5th at 7PM EST.

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.

About Vizionary Wealth Management: Vizionary Wealth Management was founded on the desire to help self-made, financially intelligent clients create the life they dream of. Our advice aims to help you grow your wealth, protect your progress, and secure your future.

Sanchez making gains at Charlotte, looks to reach victory lane at Mid-Ohio

Sanchez making gains at Charlotte, looks to reach victory lane at Mid-Ohio

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May 28, 2021

Concord, NC
– ARCA Menards Series rookie Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet, will make his first road-course start of the season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio. 

Sanchez, 19, has shown impressive consistency, finishing in the Top 5 in 3 of his last 4 races, along with being 4th in the ARCA Menards Series points standings. Last weekend at Charlotte, Sanchez ran P2 for the majority of the race—even challenging championship favorite Ty Gibbs for the lead at times—until a cut tire on the last lap left him with a P5 finish.

“Charlotte was probably the best race of the season for us as a team,” says Sanchez. “We were running up top all day, showing consistent speed until a cut tire put a damper on our day. On the last lap too! Even though we finished P5, I really don’t think that showcases our potential, and just how hard we work over at Rev Racing. We’ll take it, but we aren’t satisfied.” 

As it stands, Sanchez is 4th in the season standings, 72 points behind Thad Moffit, Ty Gibbs, and Corey Heim.

Sanchez is Rev Racing’s most seasoned driver, in his fourth year as a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. This is his first year in the ARCA Menards Series, coming off a successful rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series East, where he finished 3rd in the point standings.

On June 4th, Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to the midwest to historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Dawn 150. The race will span 42 laps, and will air on FS1 with a live stream available on Fox Sports Go beginning at 6 p.m. ET. A radio broadcast can also be heard on MRN or SiriusXM (XM channel 391, online channel 981).

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.

Sanchez looks to carry over career-best momentum from Toledo into Charlotte

Sanchez looks to carry over career-best momentum from Toledo into Charlotte

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May 28, 2021 

Concord, NC – ARCA Menards Series rookie Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated/Honda Generators Chevrolet, looks to make his first trip of the season to victory lane concluding the General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Sanchez, 19, is hot off tying a career-best finish of P3 at the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Toledo Speedway last week. Battling for position all day, Sanchez dropped back as far as 7th, but made some moves late in the race to finish third.

“We started off P4, but It was a really rough race for me,” said Nick Sanchez. “However, thanks to my crew, we had a really good showing at the end, and I ended up tying my career-best finish.” 

Sanchez is Rev Racing’s most seasoned driver, in his fourth year as a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. This is his first year in the ARCA Menards Series, but he’s coming off a successful rookie season in the ARCA Menards Series East, where he finished 3rd in the point standings. Sanchez is currently 4th in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series point standings. In five races, Sanchez has 2 Top 5’s and 3 Top 10’s. 

This weekend, Sanchez and Rev Racing will travel less than one block down the road to Charlotte Motor Speedway to race in the General Tire 150. The race spans 100 laps, and will broadcast live on FS1 with a live stream available on Fox Sports Go beginning at 7 p.m. ET. A radio broadcast can also be heard on MRN or SiriusXM (XM channel 391, online channel 981).

 

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.

 

 

Sirvent to race NASCAR PEAK Mexico Challenge Series full-time in 2021

Sirvent to race NASCAR PEAK Mexico Challenge Series full-time in 2021

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May 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Concord, NC
NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Regina Sirvent officially announced today she will race full-time in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Challenge Series during the 2021 season, driving the No. 01 Chevrolet Camaro for Team Race Planet.

Sirvent is also running a full-season with Rev Racing both in a Late Model and U.S. Legend Car. Sirvent will attempt the full 12-race NASCAR PEAK Mexico Challenge Series schedule, under the sponsorship support of the Water People, Flex Seguridad Privada, Manufacturas AGAPSA, MS Comercialización, Restaurant Cluny, and C Transportation.

Sirvent, 18, was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Sirvent started racing karts when she was 9 years old on a road course in Cuernavaca, Morelos. She also participated in the Florida Winter Tour in 2014 and 2016 as well as racing in a Junior Kart for the Rotax and Vortex championship. She was able to finish in the top 5 of the championship point standings in both that season and the 2017 season.  

In 2017, she moved to the FB y Bohn Mikel’s Trucks by NASCAR Peak Mexico Series where she garnered a top 10 finish in her first year. In 2018, she raced 1 race in F4 Mexico Series, finishing 5th, as well as earning 2 poles in the Mexico Truck series. In 2019, she finished 2nd in the 12 Houres of Puebla. 2020 served as a turning point for Sirvent, as she captured a 3rd overall finish in points, 2 wins, 5 podiums and 2 poles in the FB y Bohn Mikel’s Trucks by NASCAR Peak Mexico Series. 

In her first season with Rev Racing, she garnered a third-place finish at the Charlotte Summer Shootout with three top fives and five top 10s. Sirvent earned a second-year opportunity to run a INEX Legend Car as well as a full-time ride in Rev Racing’s Late Model program. 

“I’m very excited to be racing the Challenge Series because it is one step up from the Trucks series that I raced in last year,” says Sirvent. “Racing in the Challenge Series will absolutely help me in every area of my racing career.”

Sirvent will kick off her season at Súper Óvalo Chiapas in Tuxtla Gutiérrez on May 22-23. The race will span 130 laps. Her Rev Racing teammate Lavar Scott is also running at Súper Óvalo Chiapas, but in the FB y Bohn Mikel’s Trucks.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott to make NASCAR FB y BOHN Mikel’s Truck Series debut at Súper Óvalo Chiapas in Mexico

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Scott to make NASCAR Mikel’s Truck Series debut at Súper Óvalo Chiapas in Mexico

May 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Concord, NCNASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Development Driver Lavar Scott, 17, will make his first start in the FB Bohn Mikel’s Trucks Series, driving the No. 34 Scott’s Auto and Towing Ford for Dynamic Motorsports at Súper Óvalo Chiapas on May 22-23 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico.

The deal to race in the series was spurred by his own Rev Racing teammate Regina Sirvent, who, alongside being in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program herself, regularly races in the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series and NASCAR Trucks Mexico. Sirvent is the only female driver in both series.

Scott, from Carney’s Point, New Jersey, is in his second season as a member of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Scott earned the respect of his team this past year and is now piloting a full-time ride in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Touring Series in the Late Model Stock car. 

Participating in the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Combine, evaluators saw potential in Scott’s abilities and tested with him 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 during the 2020 season. The team continued to test his abilities in the late model throughout 2020, which ultimately earned him an opportunity to run his rookie season in the weekly touring series. 

“It’s going to be an interesting experience,” says Scott. “I’ve never driven in this series before, nor have I driven a car like this before. I haven’t even been out of the country before, so this entire experience will be one I’ll remember for a long time.” But Scott says even though he’s excited for the experience—and the prospect of racing in more races in the series—his main focus is on Rev Racing.

Sunday’s race is the first race of the year for the series. Created in 2017, the FB BOHN Mikel’s Trucks Mexico Series is entering just its fifth season. Practice for the race starts on Saturday, with the race being the next day. Super Óvalo Chiapas is 1.2 kilometers of length, and the race will span 90 laps.

Caruth celebrates third Late Model victory, hoping momentum follows to Nashville



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Concord, NC – NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Rajah Caruth, 18, notched his third Late Model Stock Car win of the 2021 season with Rev Racing Saturday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway.

After finishing eighth in the first 40-lap feature, Caruth wheeled his No. 6 Sunoco/iRacing Chevrolet to Victory Lane in the second feature race. His teammate, Isabella Robusto, finished seventh in the first feature, but was knocked out of the second 40-lapper after an early-race collision. 

Caruth has elevated his stats in every category since his first Late Model win one year ago, collecting six Top 10s, three Top 5s, and two wins on the year in addition to Saturday’s performance. Caruth hopes to carry this momentum into Nashville, where he will pilot the No. 6 NTI/UTI Chevrolet in the ARCA Menards Series East.

“As a team, our Twin 40s were pretty solid,” says Caruth. “Despite having to fight for position, we were able to go from 13th to 8th in the first Twin. Then, we got the pole in the second Twin, and used that to propel ourselves to a win.”

Caruth was selected for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program in 2019, the first driver from a majority iRacing background to be picked for the program. His success earned him a spot on the 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development roster, which led him to compete in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. In 2021, Caruth is running in both the ARCA Menards Series East and the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series.

Caruth will compete at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, under Rev Racing and owner Max Siegel, in the Crosley Record Pressing 200 presented by Action 24/7 on the .596-mile paved oval at 8:30 p.m. CT / 9:30 p.m. ET. Teammates Lavar Scott and Regina Sirvent will also compete this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway in the Late Models on Saturday, May 8th. 


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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 crewmembers. For more information about Rev Racing visit http://revracing.net or follow on Twitter
@RevRacin.

 

Sanchez Looking for Redemption at Talladega

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Sanchez Looking for Redemption at Talladega
Concord, N.C.
Miami, Florida native Nick Sanchez has plenty of reasons to look forward to this weekend, as he takes on the 2.66-mile paved oval at Talladega Superspeedway in the ARCA Menards Series. After race-related misfortunes at both his Daytona debut and Phoenix, he is ready for a top finish in the No. 2 Honda Generators Chevrolet. 

Sanchez, a member of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, comes off of a third-place finish in the ARCA Menards Series East 2020 point standings. Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, changed manufacturers from Toyota to Chevrolet and switched their focus over the off season to run Sanchez in a full-time ride in 2021. 

Rev Racing has continued to see potential in Sanchez from the very start of his involvement in the program, finding success in every series he has competed in for the team. In 2019, Sanchez sat on the pole in just his second career AMSE start at South Boston. Unfortunately, the team has not garnered the finishes they have worked so hard to prepare for in his rookie AMS 2021 season. 

In his Daytona debut, Sanchez quickly worked his way into the top ten from a starting position of 12th place. He moved into a top-five position right before an accident occurred in front of him on lap 28. The accident left him with nowhere to go, consequently ending the team’s day at Daytona International Speedway.

The team’s luck did not improve in Phoenix, the site of his ARCA Menards Series debut in 2020 as well as his best AMS finish of sixth. He started in sixth position and spent a good portion of the race running in the top ten. Sanchez worked his way up to third when he again found himself the victim of an accident not of his doing. 

Sanchez, along with his team, are hoping for his luck to change, as he is ready to capitalize on all the hard work and preparation that has gone into the season to-date. 

“It has been a frustrating start to the season so far,” said Nick Sanchez. “We have had great cars each time we show up to the track and feel competitive. We just need to stay out of trouble and get the finishes we have all worked toward. I have never felt more prepared to earn top-five finishes or pay a visit to victory lane. Our time is coming.”

The green flag is set to fly for the General Tire 200 at Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET this Saturday, April 24th. Sanchez will also have the in-car camera during the featured race. Fans will be able to attend Saturday’s race at Talladega (buy tickets) and can watch the race live on FS1 or Fox Sports Go.

NASCAR and Rev Racing Announce 2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class 

NASCAR and Rev Racing Announce 2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class 

Class of Eight Diverse Drivers Includes Program Veterans and New Participants Set to Compete in ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and U.S. Legends Cars 

Concord, NC. (Feb. 3, 2021) – Eight talented young drivers from various backgrounds were selected to the newest class of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, NASCAR and Rev Racing announced today. 

The 2021 roster for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program includes returning veterans, a rising iRacer, two FB y BOHN Mikel’s Trucks drivers and the 2020 World Series Dirt Nationals champion. 

Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, Isabella Robusto, Lavar Scott and Regina Sirvent are Rev Racing veterans returning to the program in 2021. This season will mark the first year of NASCAR Drive for Diversity participation for drivers Justin Campbell, Andres Perez de Lara and Jaiden Reyna. 

Sanchez will race full-time in the ARCA Menards Series after a successful rookie season in the ARCA Menards Series East. Caruth, a prominent iRacer who made his transition to the racetrack in 2019, is advancing to compete in the ARCA Menards Series East while also continuing to race in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series in 2021. 

Scott and Sirvent are advancing to join Caruth in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series after racing Legend cars in the 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program for Rev Racing. Robusto will also compete in the Late Model division. Newcomers Campbell, Perez de Lara and Reyna will race U.S. Legend cars. 

“We are thrilled to welcome these accomplished drivers to our successful development program,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR Director, Racing Operations and Event Management. “We’re enthusiastic about their future and look forward to working with each driver as they advance their racing careers.” 

Traditionally, drivers are selected after participating in a two-day NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Combine sponsored by Honda Generators that includes on-track assessments. The 2020 combine was canceled due to the impact of COVID-19, so candidates were evaluated based on applications, references, historical success and previous on-track performance by a panel comprised of NASCAR industry members. To apply, interested drivers submitted a racing resume and video highlights to NASCAR and Rev Racing. 

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. 

“We could not be more pleased with the 2021 class selection,” said Max Siegel, Rev Racing Owner. “Each year the competition in the sport continues to rise and so does the talent of our applicant pool. We feel very confident in our ability to be competitive and look forward to a successful season.” 

Wallace debuted in the NASCAR Cup Series full-time in 2018 and finished second in the DAYTONA 500 that season. He also has six wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he became the first African American driver since Hall of Famer Wendell Scott to win a NASCAR race. This season, Wallace will make his debut with the 23XI Racing team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. 

Suárez won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship in 2016 and became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series championship. This season Suárez will debut with Trackhouse Racing, a team co-owned by music icon Pitbull. Kyle Larson is a six-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner and has qualified for the NASCAR Playoffs four times. This month at Daytona International Speedway, Larson will begin his first season driving for Hendrick Motorsports. 

The 2021 class features the following drivers: 

Nick Sanchez – ARCA Menards Series: The 19-year-old driver from Miami, Fla. had a fourth-place finish during his ARCA Menards debut in 2020. He finished third in the 2020 ARCA Menards Series East point standings with two top-fives and three top-10s. 

Rajah Caruth – ARCA Menards Series East and NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series: The 18-year-old driver returns to Rev Racing and will compete in the ARCA Menards Series East. The Washington D.C. native won once at Greenville Pickens Speedway in a Late Model stock car in 2020. Caruth also finished sixth in points at the Charlotte Summer Shootout racing in the Semi-Pro Division. 

Isabella Robusto – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series: The Fort Mill, S.C. native, 16, returns to Rev Racing after finishing third at Hickory Motor Speedway in 2020. She also won the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Young Racer Award for the second time. 

Lavar Scott – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series: Scott secured two podium finishes at the 1/5 Mile Trophy Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a Legend car and won back-to-back races in a 600 Micro Sprint. The 17-year-old from Carney’s Pointe, N.J., also won the World Series Dirt Nationals. 

Regina Sirvent – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series: The State of Mexico, Mexico native competed in the FB y BOHN Mikel’s Truck Mexico Series, winning twice. The 17-year-old driver had a third-place finish at the Charlotte Summer Shootout with three top fives and five top 10s. 

Justin Campbell – U.S. Legend Car: The 15-year-old from Griffin, Ga., earned a top-10 finish in the standings at the 2020 Thursday Thunder Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In 2018, he competed in a Bandolero with two top-10 finishes and a win. 

Andres Perez de Lara – U.S. Legend Car: The Mexico City, Mexico native competed in Formula 4 and won four races. The 15-year-old driver also competed in the FB y BOHN Mikel’s Truck México Series and had one win. Perez De Lara was 2020’s youngest winner in Latin American Formula 4. 

Jaiden Reyna – U.S. Legend Car: Reyna earned two first place finishes at Lincoln Speedway in the Young Lion Division. The 14-year-old from Cornelius, N.C., also had ten firsts, one second and one third place finish at the 2020 Charlotte Summer Shootout in the Young Lion Division. 


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, TwitterInstagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

Sanchez Returns to Rev Racing for a Full ARCA Menards Series Season

Sanchez Returns to Rev Racing for a Full ARCA Menards Series Season

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Concord, NC. (Jan. 15, 2021)
 Nick Sanchez
will begin his fourth consecutive season with
Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity
Driver Development Program. Sanchez will race
full-time in the ARCA Menards Series, driving
the No. 6 UTI/NTI Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet.
Sanchez advances series after a successful rookie
season in the ARCA Menards East Series where
he finished third in overall point standings. 

Sanchez will open his rookie season traveling to
Daytona International Speedway for preseason
testing at the world-famous 2.5-mile oval in
Daytona Beach, Fla. The two-day ARCA Menards
Series event takes place January 15-16. Drivers in attendance will test their skill and equipment in
preparation for the season opener at Daytona
International Speedway on February 13. The
Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire will be at
1:30 p.m. ET on FS1. 

“I could not be more excited to take this next
step in my career,” Sanchez said. “The guys
have worked extremely hard to prepare the
No. 6 UTI/NTI Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet
for the 2021 season. We will continue to
focus on growth and build on the momentum
we have continued to see over the last several
years.”

In 2019, Sanchez made his series debut in the
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, earning two top 1
0s and a pole in just three races. Sanchez also
earned his first two victories in the NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series at Langley Speedway and Myrtle
Beach Speedway that year. The NASCAR Drive for
Diversity Youth Development Program alum
competed in 2017 and 2018 at the Bojangles’
Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In his 2018 Legend car season with Rev Racing,
Sanchez earned five podium finishes, six top 5s
and one win in the Pro Series class. 

The 2021 Rev Racing roster and NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program class will be officially announced in early February.

ABOUT REV RACING: Headquartered in
Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel,
operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program,
which is the industry’s leading developmental
program for ethnic minorities and women
drivers and pit crew members. For more
information about Rev Racing visit 
http://revracing.net or follow us on
Twitter @RevRacin.

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 (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 FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

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 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: 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.