CONCORD, N.C. (June 3, 2013) – Rev Racing had a successful night at historic Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150. The team managed to bring home three top-10 finishes with Mackena Bell leading the group with her sixth place effort. Bryan Ortiz finished seventh, Daniel Suarez finished ninth, and Ryan Gifford came home 19th.
The cars were fast throughout both practice sessions, and Ortiz barely missed the pole in qualifying, earning a second place start. He felt confident with his starting position, and was able to maintain his second place run for most of the night. Bell qualified eighth, making it her third top-10 qualifying effort in her rookie season.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford started 12th and ran a clean race throughout the night, managing to pass cars and run as high as seventh. Unfortunately, he was black flagged due to a tire rub and was forced to pit. This caused Gifford to lose his position and he finished 19th. He’s currently fifth in points.
Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz arrived at Bowman Gray Stadium this weekend ready to win. He qualified second and maintained his position until he was spun out on lap 117. He managed to maneuver his was back through the pack and bring home a seventh place finish. Ortiz is currently 11th in points.
Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Suarez rolled off the grid 13th and scored his season-best finish of ninth. He now has eight top-10 finishes in 21 career NKNPS east starts, and is currently 12th in points.
Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell followed up her career best finish of fifth at Richmond with an impressive sixth place result at Bowman Gray Stadium, her first time racing there. She currently sits 10th in the series points standings.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 will air on SPEED on June 6 at 3 p.m. ET.
Rev Racing will return to action on Friday, June 7 for the Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, for a combination race where the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West will come together.
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