Fresh off of a 3rd-place season finish in the ARCA Menards Series East, Caruth attempts to qualify for the famed ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville
September 22, 2021
Concord, NC — NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver Rajah Caruth, driver of the No. 6 Sunoco/iRacing Chevrolet Late Model, will attempt to qualify for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville—the biggest Late Model race in the country.
The iRacer-turned-pro is enjoying a break-out season both in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and in the ARCA Menards Series East. Racing Late Models, Caruth has three wins on the year, including back-to-back wins at Hickory Motor Speedway in the same night, and a win at Tri-County Motor Speedway. In the ARCA Menards Series East, Caruth notched 2 Top 5’s and 5 Top 10’s. More impressive for the young rookie was the fact that going into the last race of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway, Caruth was 6th in points. But, after a career-best showing at “The Last Great Colosseum,” Caruth was able to jump from 6th-place to 3rd-place in the season standings after a 6th-place finish in the race.
“We came home 6th after a really strong day,” stated Caruth. “We definitely had speed all day. I think we came out of the race showing a lot of people what I and this team are made of.”
Looking back on his first ARCA season as a whole, Caruth is happy with how it turned out.
“I’m ecstatic about the fact that we came out 3rd in points, and 2nd in the owner’s championship. Before Bristol, I was honestly thinking that we were going to end the season 6th or 5th in points, and that we would just go onto focusing on next year. So, to end up 3rd on the season is awesome, and a big win for this team.”
As for the Martinsville race, Caruth is focused on three things:
“Learn all that I can, run all the laps, and keep the fenders on the car. I’ll definitely be leaning on my team for guidance and using their experience to assist me in not only making the race, but running well my first time here.”
“We are really looking forward to running the 300 with Rajah,” Matt Bucher, Director of Competition at Rev Racing, remarked. “With his recent announcement that he will be running part-time in the Xfinity Series in 2022, we wanted to arm him with as much seat time as possible, and to take advantage of the opportunity to run against the best competition in the entirety of Late Model racing.”
After this race, Caruth will return to ARCA to race in the ARCA Menards Series at Salem and the Elite Series Championship race at Kansas, alongside teammate Nick Sanchez. Then, Caruth will finish off the year racing in the ARCA Menards Series West race at Phoenix in November.
Rajah Caruth and Rev Racing will head to Martinsville for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. Practice starts on Friday at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by qualifying at 8:00 p.m. ET. On Saturday, heat races will begin at 3 p.m. ET. Pre-race festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. ET with the 200-lap feature starting at 7 p.m. ET. The race will broadcast on TrackPass starting at 7:00 p.m. ET, with MRN handling radio coverage.
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, and a youth racing initiative.
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