Rev Racing & NASCAR Drive for Diversity To Compete At The Madhouse
NASCAR's 2012 Drive for Diversity team, Rev Racing, will compete in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 K&N Pro Series East race, at Bowman Gray Stadium, this Saturday, June 2.
This popular race, which saw a sellout crowd in its inaugural 2011 race at the famed ¼ mile will include NASCAR's rising diversity drivers:
Kyle Larson: (@KyleLarsonRacin) 19-year-old driver of the No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota Camry.
New to both Rev Racing as well as the K&N Pro Series East. Currently tied for the 2012 Rookie of the Year points lead, along with teammate Bryan Ortiz, this talented up and coming driver has been named one of “NASCAR's Next 9” as well as being nominated for the 2011 SPEED TV Performer of the Year, in the company of fellow nominees Sebastian Vettel, Tony Stewart, Casey Stoner, Scott Pruett and 2012 Indianapolis 500 winner, Dario Franchitti.
Bryan Ortiz: (@BryanORacing) 22-year-old driver of the No. 4 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry.
A native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Ortiz returns to Rev Racing for his second season. He is also new to the K&N Pro Series East and is tied for the 2012 Rookie of the Year points lead, along with teammate Kyle Larson. Competing for legendary NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Sterling Marlin, in the Sunoco National Tour, Bryan was named Rookie of the Year after capturing Rookie of the Race awards in all seven starts. Ortiz also has extensive road course and sports car experience.
Ryan Gifford: (@RyanGifford2) 23-year-old driver of the No. 2 Universal Technical Institute/NASCAR Technical Institute Toyota Camry.
Returning to Rev Racing for his third season, Gifford is a resident of the Piedmont Triad, living in Lexington, NC, and the first African-American in series history to win a pole award. Gifford also finished in the top 10 in K&N Pro Series East points standings in each of his two seasons with Rev Racing.
Jorge Arteaga: (@JorgeArteaga46) 25-year-old driver of the No. 8 Toyota Camry
A native of Mexico, Arteaga, who was voted as the most popular driver in NASCAR Mexico, in 2011, returns to Rev Racing for his second season. Competing in his first full season in the K&N Pro Series East, Arteaga, will make his first start at The Madhouse this Saturday.
Headquartered in Concord, N.C., Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, is part of the NASCAR Drive For Diversity program, which is the industry's leading program for minority and development drivers. For more information about Rev Racing visit www.revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.