Sanchez joined by Caruth for last 2 races of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season starting at Salem
September 30, 2021
Concord, NC — NASCAR Drive for Diversity drivers Nick Sanchez (No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet SS) and Rajah Caruth (No. 6 NTI/UTI Chevrolet SS) will compete in the last 2 races of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season together.
Sanchez is currently enjoying a solid rookie year in the ARCA Menards Series, scoring 8 Top 5’s and 12 Top 10’s in 16 races. Sanchez is also on the cusp of a Top-3 finish in the season points standings, just one point behind Thad Moffitt for third-place. In addition, the Miami-born driver has challenged championship contenders Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim all year for victory, but has yet to find victory lane this season going into Salem.
“We know we have the speed,” Sanchez commented. “But, in order to beat those guys, we have to be firing on all cylinders. Luckily, Salem is another short track for us, and it reminds me a lot of Winchester—a track in which we ran P3-P2 at times. Knowing this, we have a solid game plan heading into the weekend. We know what we have to do to win.”
Joining Sanchez at Salem this weekend is his teammate Rajah Caruth. Caruth, who finished P3 in the ARCA Menards Series East points standings this season a couple weeks ago, views Salem as another learning opportunity.
“I have never raced at Salem, but I have raced at tracks like Nashville Fairgrounds and Southern National Motorsports Park—all technical short tracks that we performed well at as a team,” Caruth mentioned. “While winning the race would be fantastic, my main goal is to run all the laps and push the limits of my equipment.”
However, what excites Caruth the most about racing alongside Sanchez is racing in the ARCA Menards Series championship race at Kansas in October, and the ARCA Menards Series West championship race at Phoenix in November.
“Kansas will be my first-ever 1.5-mile track I’ve driven on outside of a simulator. Having that practice time will absolutely be beneficial to me and my growth as a driver since I’ll be racing there both in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and in ARCA next year. The same goes for Phoenix. I’m just really excited for these upcoming races, honestly.”
On Saturday, October 2nd, Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, and Rev Racing will return to the midwest to race in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Scott County Tourism at Salem Speedway. The race will air on MAVTV, and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. A radio broadcast will be available on ARCARacing.com.
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 ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.
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