Concord, N.C. (Feb. 13, 2014) – With a revamped roster and veteran leadership, Rev Racing is looking to make the 2014 season one for the record books. Leading the charge will be Ryan Gifford and Daniel Suarez; two drivers who earned their first career win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East last season. In addition to their K&N Pro Series East victories, Suarez finished the season third in the series point standings, while Gifford competed in his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
The team has another strong driver lineup this year, including Drive for Diversity drivers Daniel Suarez, Ryan Gifford, Sergio Peña, and Jay Beasley.
Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Sunoco Toyota) – Suarez, 22, joined Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program in 2013. Suarez ran a full season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, garnering a team-high six top 5, and nine top 10 finishes. The highlight of his 2013 season was his win at the Columbus Motor Speedway, marking his first ever K&N Pro Series East victory. Additionally, Suarez earned five 2nd place finishes in his final four races, propelling him to 3rd in the final season rankings.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 Sunoco/Langley Speedway Toyota) – Ryan Gifford, 24, is competing in his fifth season with the Rev Racing Team and NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program. Gifford’s 2013 season consisted of 14 starts, earning four top 5 and six top 10 finishes; one of which was his first K&N Pro Series East win at Richmond International Raceway. 2013 also proved to be a milestone year for Gifford as he was invited to race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In his Nationwide Series debut, Gifford started 23rd and finished ninth. He finished the 2013 season 11th in the rankings.
Sergio Peña (No. 4 Technical Institute Toyota) – Sergio Peña returns to Rev Racing for the 2014 season after a two year absence. In 2013, Peña switched to the K&N Pro Series West. In his lone season, he accumulated two top 5 and three top 10 finishes.
Jay Beasley (No. 42 Langley Speedway Toyota) – In his first season with Rev Racing’s Drive for Diversity Program, Beasley will be competing in the K&N Pro Series East after racing super late models last season. In 2013, Beasley accumulated seven wins from 11 starts, one of which was the 2013 Bullring NASCAR Super Late Model Series. Additionally, he earned one pole. Beasley also made history in 2013 by becoming the first African American to win a race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
2013 was a historical year for Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program. The season saw four past and current program participants make starts at the national level of the sport with Paulie Harraka in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Kyle Larson and Ryan Gifford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and Darrell Wallace Jr. in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. From the Drive for Diversity Program’s start, Rev Racing has had 12 wins, 48 top 5, and 85 top 10 finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, with drivers finishing among the top three in points every season.
Qualifying for the New Smyrna 150 presented by JEGS will be Sunday, February 16 at 5:30pm with the race beginning at 7:30pm. Follow @RevRacin on Twitter for live race updates.
Qualifying for the UNOH Battle at the Beach will be Tuesday, February 18 at 4:00pm with the race beginning at 8:45pm.
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