Momentum is key as Rev Racing and Sanchez grow hungry for a victory 

Nascar Craftsman Truck Series

March 23, 2023

Concord, NC
After securing a 2nd place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Fr8 208, Nick Sanchez and team are headed to their first road course of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) season. The green flag will wave on Saturday, March 25th at the Circuit of the America’s (COTA) in Austin, Texas. The Xpel 225 is scheduled for 42 laps, each mile measuring a distance of 3.41 miles long. This race will require an immeasurable amount of talent, stamina, and skill.   

Sanchez, Danny Stockman, and the entire Rev Racing team are more hungry than ever for a win, after finishing less than an 8th of a second behind the winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race was full of challenges for the No. 2 team, but they fought their way back with the leaders multiple times through the end of the scheduled race length and an intense overtime restart. 

At one point in Fr8 208, Sanchez experienced contact by the No. 9 being hit hard in the rear. After an unsuccessful restart on lap 87, the No. 11 sent Sanchez into the grass. Sanchez said, “I lost power.” The team learned later that the battery was knocked loose from the contact earlier in the race. Repairs were made quickly and the team persevered.

Sanchez was able to quickly climb back to the top where on the final lap, before the green-white-checkered, he took the lead. Ultimately, Sanchez finished in second place. Sanchez has been up front in all three races this season, starting on the pole in the season opener at Daytona and next to Kyle Bush on the front row in Las Vegas before, finally, securing an acceptable finish.

“We’re doing what we came here to do,” said Stockman, Crew Chief for Nick Sanchez and the No.2 Gainbridge Chevrolet. Stockman went on to say “Our first two races were tough, but I think we’ve shown we have what it takes to stay in the top and finishing in Atlanta proves it.” Stockman mentioned the team was preparing for the first road course of the season planning to “garner our strengths and head to the winner’s circle.”  

“I’m just proud of my team for fighting hard and overcoming a lot of obstacles in the race,” said Sanchez. “Yes, it was a good result but my team and I don’t celebrate seconds and we have an expectation and desire to win. That expectation bleeds over to COTA and we’re going to keep the momentum going.” Sanchez mentioned that this will be his first time at COTA racing and he knows that the team is going to put their best foot forward and contend. He concluded with thanks to the team and partners, “I just want to say I am thankful for Rev Racing and our partners at Gainbridge, Chevrolet, and our technical alliance partners (KBM) for their continued support.” 

Practice is set for 4:30 PM EST on Friday March 24th and just 30 minutes later, qualifying will take place in preparation of the Xpel 225. Neither practice nor qualifying will be televised for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, however the 143.2-mile race will air on FS1, MRN, and SXM90. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 1:30PM March 25th when Sanchez is set to make his debut at COTA.  


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.behind the wheel of the No.2 Gainbridge Chevrolet for the third time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). 

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