Concord, NC. (August 25, 2015) – This past weekend at Virginia International Raceway, Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program earned another checkered flag to add to its sixth consecutive winning season. This first place finish will mark the 16th win for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division.
Sergio Peña, Rev Racing alumni and fill-in driver of the No. 42 Special Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Toyota, battled his way to the finish line to collect his fifth career win in the NKPSE. The 22-year-old Virginia native took advantage of this driving opportunity, as former teammate Jay Beasley is continuing to receive medical treatment. Peña also received the Coca-Cola Move of the Race Award.
On lap 59 Peña was in fifth position on the final restart and quickly moved up to third after the race leader spun in turn 1, allowing the No. 51 to take the lead. Going into turn 7, the No. 51 went off the track leaving the No. 3 and Peña in the battle for the lead. The two cars made slight contact and Peña was able to use the inside line to stay out front and take the checkered.
“Peña has road course experience. He is a fearless, yet focused driver. If he has an opportunity to win, he is going to take it,” said Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing Director of Competition. “We are extremely proud of the No. 42 team and our development program, as we continue to find ourselves with winning seasons year after year. This race will mark the 16th win for our organization and I foresee continued success as we bring our season to a close.”
Rookie Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota) also had a very impressive finish, garnering his first NKPSE top-5. Cabre and team ran a solid race, positioning him for place advancement within the last 5 laps of the race. Cabre is now in 11th position in points standings.
Kenzie Ruston piloting the No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota, was in position to finish the race in the top-5 when she slid off the track on lap 51 leaving her with a 14th place finish. Ruston still remains in 10th position in point standings.
Devon Amos (No. 6 MSI Toyota) qualified in 8th position and pushed his way to the top-5 on lap 12. Unfortunately, on lap 27, Amos experienced some steering issues moving him on to pit row. After a crew assessment he was unable to return to the track. Currently, Amos is 14th in point standings.
The Biscuitville 150 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to the track UNOH 100 at Richmond International Raceway on Thursday, Sept. 10th.
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