Suarez at Greenville

Rev Racing had high expectations for The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville Pickens Speedway, after all four teammates qualified in the top-10 for the first time this season. Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) qualified second, Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) sixth, Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) eighth, and Mackena Bell (@MackenaBell) 10th, putting them in a great position to finish ahead.

Suarez, who led a race-high 64 laps, took over the lead on lap 3. He surrendered the lead to preserve his tires before making a late-race effort for the win. He didn’t have enough time to catch up to the race leader but was able to drive his No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota to a second place finish, his fourth top-five finish of the season.

Bell had an outstanding performance all day, qualifying 10th and racing in the top-five throughout the race. The rookie driver scored her second fifth place finish of the season, matching her best effort to date, a top five finish at Richmond earlier this year. She was the highest qualifying and highest finishing female of the day.

Gifford and Ortiz had fast cars at the start of the race but chose to drop towards the back in order to preserve tires. Unfortunately their strategy didn’t pan out as there was only one caution during the race and not enough time for either driver to rally back to the front. They finished the night 19th and 13th respectively.

The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 will air on FS1 on Sunday, Sept. 22 at noon. The next race for Rev Racing will be the North American Power 100 this Saturday, Sept. 21 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.


8631018063_6663b1b625_b CONCORD, NC (August 30, 2013) – Rev Racing returns to action this Monday, Sept. 2, for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway (GPS). This is the second of two NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East races at the track on the 2013 schedule, and the team is looking forward to improving on their results from the last visit there. Mackena Bell (@MackenaBell) was the highest qualifier for the team, with a seventh place qualifying effort, and Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) was the high finisher for the team, coming home eighth. Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) is looking to carry momentum from his career best finish of second at VIR last weekend, with him to GPS. Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) who is currently fifth in points, is looking to capture his second win of the season. Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford is currently fifth in series points with one win, four top-five, and six top-10 finishes. He scored his first series career victory at Richmond International Raceway earlier this season. Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz had his career best finish of second the last time out at VIR. He has one top-five and five top-10 finishes this season, and is looking to capture his first career win. Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota Camry) – Suarez is currently eighth in points with one win, three top-five, and five top-10 finishes this season. The Monterrey, Mexico native is also in contention to capture the NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series Championship this season. Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell who is competing for Rookie of the Year honors has one top-five and two top-10 finishes this season. Her career best finish was at Richmond International Raceway earlier this season where she came home fifth. Qualifying will begin at 4 p.m. followed by an autograph session at 4:45 p.m. and the green flag at 6 p.m. ET. The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 from Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway will air on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 12 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. Follow @RevRacin on twitter for live updates throughout the day.