Sanchez earns first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win at Daytona

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February 18, 2024

Concord, NCIn Friday night’s Fresh From Florida 250 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway (DIS), Nick Sanchez clinched his career-first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) victory. This also marked Rev Racing’s first National Series win, after its inaugural entry in the Series in 2023. Sanchez, a Florida-native, is in his seventh consecutive year with Rev Racing under the ownership of Max Siegel. Sanchez has now won in every single series in which he has competed with the team since his start in 2017. 

“This is a huge moment for Nick, our partners, Chevrolet and our organization,” said Max Siegel, Rev Racing owner. “We are so proud of Nick’s perseverance and commitment to excellence. To see the impact Rev Racing has had on the lives of those that have been a part of our program is very rewarding. Nick is so deserving and we look forward to celebrating many more victorious moments this season and beyond.” 

In a very eventful NCTS opener, which included 12 cautions, Sanchez had his work cut out for him. The Fresh from Florida 250 started with a quick caution on lap 7, a back-stretch incident that sent the No. 2 into the grass. The team rallied and managed to re-position themselves contingent for the win. Sanchez led 26 laps in total, including the final 10. 

“It’s truly surreal,” said Sanchez after his first victory in the NCTS. “We had some really great moments in my rookie season, but fell short of a win. Crossing the finish line first was what we had left to accomplish and thanks to Kevin “Bono” Manion and my team, we closed the deal. I am extremely thankful to Max Siegel, Gainbridge and our technical alliance partners at Spire for the opportunity to pilot this truck for the second year in a row.”

This victory earned Sanchez his second-straight opportunity to participate in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Playoffs. Sanchez currently sits 2nd in NCTS point standings. 

“Now having clinched a playoff spot, this year will look different as we approach the remainder of  the 2024 season. I am excited to not be in a position of points racing and we can focus each time on running our best race in hopes of the most successful outcome. This year is about focus and performance. This moment will stick with me, but I am shifting my focus to Atlanta.”

Sanchez and the No. 2 Rev Racing Silverado RST team also earned Chevrolet its milestone 100th NASCAR win at DIS. He became the 48th different driver to win at NASCAR’s National ranks at Daytona in the Bowtie brand, securing that momentous milestone in history and joining the ranks of all of the other winning Chevrolet drivers at Daytona. 

Sanchez is set to return to competition this Saturday (2.24) at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Fr8 208 in 135 laps / 208 miles of action. Qualifying for the race is set Friday (2.23) 3:05 PM ET. The event will be covered on FS1 and Sirius XM with live updates provided on Rev Racing’s social media.


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 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

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