CONCORD, N.C. (July 15, 2013) – Daniel Suarez, the 21-year old Monterrey Mexico native, came to Columbus Ohio ready to improve upon his previous fifth place results at the track and that’s exactly what he did Saturday night. Suarez took over the lead on lap 64 and dominated the rest of the NAPA 150, to capture the win in a green-white-checkered finish. “I’m so proud of my entire team, they worked really hard and gave me a car that allowed me to compete for the win.” said Suarez. This is the first win for Suarez in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East race, and the fifth first time winner for Rev Racing since the team started managing the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program in 2010. The team had strong cars all day, with three of the four cars in the top-five during practice, Suarez was third quickest, Bryan Ortiz fourth, and Mackena Bell fifth. Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford, who’s in contention to win the championship, came home with a fourth place finish after moving his way up the field from ninth. Gifford, who captured his first series win earlier this season, is currently fourth in points. Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz had an outstanding qualifying effort, qualifying second and placing his Toyota Camry on the front row. He raced in the top-10 all night, and finished the night 10th. He’s currently 13th in points. Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Suarez captured his first career NKNPS east win after taking the lead on lap 64. This is the Monterrey Mexico native’s second straight touring series win after capturing a win in the Mexico Toyota Series on June 30. He’s currently ninth in NKNPS East points. Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell had a fast car during practice, finishing fifth quickest, and finished 11th after a 13th place qualifying effort. She’s currently 11th in points, and third in Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings. The NAPA 150 will air on SPEED on July 25, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The next race for Rev Racing in the NKNPS East will be at Iowa Speedway on August 2.
CONCORD, N.C. (July 11, 2013) – Rev Racing is headed to Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 13 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East race, the NAPA 150. The team currently has three drivers, Ryan Gifford, Mackena Bell, and Daniel Suarez in the top-10 in points, with Gifford in contention for a Championship, and Bell fighting for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. Suarez finished fifth in both of his previous starts at Columbus, his career best results before a second place finish at Langley the last time out. Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford heads into Columbus fourth in points, with one win, three top-five, and four top-10 finishes. He finished 14th and 13th in the two previous NKNPS East races at Columbus. Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz has three top-10 finishes this season and is currently 13th in points. He returns to Columbus this weekend, where he had a sixth place qualifying effort and sixth place finish last season. Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Suarez heads into the weekend following a career best finish of second at Langley. He’s currently tenth in points, with one top-five and three top-10 finishes. He finished fifth in both of his previous starts at Columbus Motor Speedway. Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell currently sits ninth in points, and third in Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings. She has two top-10 finishes in seven starts, and a career best finish of fifth at Richmond earlier this season. This will be her first time racing in the NKNPS East at Columbus. Qualifying for The NAPA 150 from Columbus Motor Speedway will begin at 6 p.m. and the green flag will drop at 8:45 p.m. ET. The race will air on SPEED on Thursday, July 25, at 3 p.m. ET. Follow @RevRacin on twitter for updates throughout the race.