CONCORD, N.C.(June 5, 2013) – Rev Racing has had a strong start to the season, and is looking to continue that trend at Iowa Speedway this Friday, June 7, for the first of two NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East-West combination races on the Newton, Iowa track this year. Three of the four Rev Racing drivers had top-10 finishes at Bowman Gray Stadium the last time out, and all four currently sit within the top-15 in the series points standings.
This season Rev Racing has continued its tradition of developing stars, as Ryan Gifford earned his first series career win at Richmond, and Mackena Bell became the highest female qualifier in series history with her seventh place qualifying effort at Greenville.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford, who scored his first series win at Richmond earlier this season, is currently leading the Rev Racing stable, sitting fifth in points. His best finish in the NKNPS East-West combination race was at Iowa in 2011 where he came home sixth. Gifford has an average finish of 9.0 this season.
Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz, who’s racing in his second season in the NKNPS east, had an impressive race the last time out at Bowman Gray Stadium. The Bayamon, Puerto Rico native earned a second place qualifying effort and held his position for much of the race, finishing seventh. He’s currently 11th in points.
Mackena Bell (No. 27 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell heads to Iowa with two back to back top-10 finishes, coming home fifth at Richmond and sixth at Bowman Gray Stadium. The NKNPS East rookie of the year contender currently sits 10th in points. Earlier this season she became the highest qualifying female in series history with her seventh place qualifying effort at Greenville.
Daniel Suarez (No. 69 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Suarez heads to Iowa with two top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 21 career series starts. The Monterrey, Mexico native is racing in both the NKNPS East and NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series this season. His best finish this season was at Greenville where he came home seventh.
This weekend Mackena Bell and Daniel Suarez will be running with different numbers due to point standings in the NKNPS East-West combination race. Bell will be in the No. 27 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry and Suarez will be in the No. 69 Rev Racing Toyota Camry.
Qualifying for The Casey’s General Stores 150 from Iowa speedway will begin at 5 p.m. CT and the green flag will drop at 8 p.m. CT. The race will air on SPEED on Thursday, June 13, at 3 p.m. ET. Follow @RevRacin on twitter for updates throughout the race.
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