CONCORD, NC. (June 10, 2013) – It was a disappointing weekend for Rev Racing at Iowa Speedway, where Ryan Gifford had hopes of a top-five finish but came home 33rd due to a flat tire late in the race. Gifford (@RyanGifford2) had the second fastest car in the final practice and qualified well. He was ready to have a strong night after his win at Richmond, a track with similarities to Iowa.
Mackena Bell (@MackenaBell) was the highest qualifier for the team this weekend. Breaking a record which she had previously set, she once again became the highest qualifying female in K&N series history, with her fourth place qualifying effort. Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) who qualified 19th and Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) who qualified 33rd, were the highest finishers for the team, coming home 13th and 16th respectively.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford’s Toyota Camry was the second fastest car during the final practice session, and he qualified just outside the top-10, starting 11th. Gifford was competitive all night, running as high as sixth when a flat tire brought him to pit road. Without enough laps left in the race to make up spots, he ended his night with a disappointing 33rd place finish. He’s currently sixth in points.
Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz had a frustrating weekend, dealing with a poor-handling car throughout the day, and he struggled to gain positions during the race. Despite his setbacks, he still managed the highest finish of the night for the team, coming home 13th, and is currently 10th in points.
Mackena Bell (No. 27 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell has continued to show improvement each weekend, and in her rookie season she’s had three top-15 and two top-10 finishes. She led the team this weekend with her fourth place qualifying effort, and ran in the top-15 all night. She finished her night 22nd after hitting the wall and bringing out a caution late in the race. She’s currently 11th in points.
Daniel Suarez (No. 69 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Suarez battled a loose car throughout much of the day, qualifying 33rd. The team attempted to make adjustments during the midway point of the race which helped Suarez maneuver his way to a 16th place finish. He’s currently 12th in points.
Mackena Bell and Daniel Suarez ran different numbers in Iowa due to point standings in the NKNPS East-West combination race. Bell was in the No. 27 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry and Suarez was in the No. 69 Rev Racing Toyota Camry.
The Casey’s General Store 150 is scheduled to air on SPEED on Thursday, June 13, at 3 p.m. ET.
The next NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race for Rev Racing will be on Saturday, June 22, at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. Follow @RevRacin on twitter for updates.
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