Concord, NC (June 8, 2014) – This weekend’s companion race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will mark the first of a five race, six-week gauntlet for the K&N Pro Series East. With a brief break since their last competition, the Rev Racing drivers have used the past two weeks to mentally and physically prepare for the impeding task ahead. The 5 drivers have utilized the downtime to visit family, hit the gym, and work on their cars. Each driver is aware that in order to experience success over the next six weeks, every member of their team will be required to fire on all cylinders. And with the Granite State 100 only a few days away, the drivers are more than ready to get back on the track and finish the season strong.
Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota) – Suarez’s attitude as of late, can be summed up with one word: insatiable. Though, the Monterrey, Mexico native is coming off of a top-10 performance at Langley Speedway, he’s far from content. Suarez is still in the hunt for the NKNPSE championship, and with seven races remaining, he believes that now is the time to make one final push. Consequently, Suarez and his crew have been working diligently in the shop for the past two weeks to make sure that his upcoming performance at New Hampshire will reflect such a sentiment. Suarez is currently 5th in the point standings.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 UTI/NASCAR Tech Toyota) – In his last outing, Gifford was sidelined after experiencing brake issues. Yet, through the adversity Gifford has remained optimistic that he is due for a breakout performance of the 2014 season, and that New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be the perfect venue. Gifford is currently 17th in the point standings.
Jay Beasley (No. 42 Toyota Racing Development Toyota) – Beasley’s hot streak came to end at Langley Speedway after he spun out mid-race. However, after three dominant performances prior to his last outing, Beasley believes that the mistake that spun him out was the exception, not the rule, and that he will quickly be able to catch fire again. Beasley is currently 14th in the point standings.
Sergio Peña (No. 4 Toyota Racing Development Toyota) – In his last outing, Peña was collateral damage of an early pile-up and was unable to make up for lost ground. However, Peña is confident that the car he took to Langley was possibly the fastest of the season. Therefore, Peña is adamant that if his crew can get his car to the same specifications, he can earn his first top-5 of the season at New Hampshire Speedway, and improve his 16th place point standing. Especially since the last time that Peña competed at New Hampshire for Rev Racing, he walked away with a 2nd place finish.
“New Hampshire have always been good tracks for me. And we were really fast at Langley, we just experienced some bad-luck. So the goal is to get the car exactly how it was at Langley. We believe that if we can accomplish this, we’ll have a good run at New Hampshire,” said Peña.
Mackena Bell (No. 21 Special Smiles/Lung Force Toyota) – Similar to Peña, Bell is another Rev Racing drivers who was unable to recover from an early pile-up in the last outing. However, one of her four top-10’s last season came at New Hampshire. Bell’s last top-10 was the first race of the 2014 season, so the leading lady for Rev Racing is prime for a breakout performance at a track where she has a history of performing well.
Two-lap qualifying for the Granite State 100 will be on Thursday, July 10 at 5:00 p.m. followed by the autograph session at 6:30 p.m. at the WOKQ FanFest.
The Granite State 100 will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 11.
ABOUT REV RACING: Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities, women drivers, and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit https://revracing.net and follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.
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