Concord, N.C. (April 23, 2013) – Rev Racing is set to race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) on Thursday, April 25, after a weekend of career highs for both Mackena Bell and Bryan Ortiz the last time out at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. The Blue Ox 100 at RIR will be the fourth stop on the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East schedule.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 Sunoco/NASCAR Technical Institute Toyota) – Gifford had a chance to capture his first win at RIR last season, where he was one of only two race leaders. He’s raced twice at the track, where he has ninth and fifth-place qualifying efforts. Gifford is currently tied for sixth in the series’ points standings.
Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Nike Toyota) – Ortiz hopes to carry momentum with him from Pensacola, where he managed a career-high qualifying effort of fifth, to Richmond this weekend. Ortiz raced at RIR last season where he qualified 16th and maneuvered his way through the pack to finish seventh.
Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota) – Suarez is doing double duty this season, racing in both the NKNPS East and the NASCAR Toyota Series in Mexico. He’s coming back from a strong race weekend in Queretaro, Mexico where he earned the pole and finished fourth. This will be Suarez’s third start at RIR.
Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota) – Bell is also coming off a career-high weekend at Five Flags Speedway where she finished 11th. She was the fastest car during the first practice session at Pensacola and, although this will be her first time racing at RIR, she’s continued to show improvement at each race this season.
All four drivers will be participating in Education Day presented by RIR on Thursday, April 25, and will be making an appearance at the Toyota Pit Pass display on Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m. ET.
There will be a pre-race autograph session at 3 p.m., followed by qualifying at 4:30 p.m. and the green flag at 7 p.m. ET. The race will be aired on SPEED on May 16 at 3 p.m. ET. For updates throughout the weekend, follow @RevRacin on twitter.
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