The NASCAR Truck Series is already set to feature a myriad of changes next season, including new title sponsors, and multiple organizations set to massively overhaul their operations with manufacturer changes.
So, why not add a brand-new team, as well?
Rev Racing, an organization well-known for its tenure in the ARCA Menards Series, as well as being the spearhead for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, will expand into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on a full-time basis in 2023.
“This is a pivotal moment for our organization, “ said Rev Racing owner Max Siegel. “With our unwavering focus on a commitment to diversify the sport while putting a model in place to train and prepare drivers for the next level of competition, and because of our strategic partnership with Gainbridge announced earlier this year, we have never been more prepared for this next stage of advancement.”
“Working with our technical partners at KBM and Chevrolet, we know Rev Racing and Nick are positioned for competitive excellence.”
Nick Sanchez, who brought the organization to its first championship in the ARCA Menards Series this season, will pilot the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado for the Max Siegel-owned team, as part of its first full-season campaign in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Kyle Busch Motorsports, also entering its first season of a newfound relationship with Chevrolet Motorsports, will provide a technical alliance to Rev Racing and Nick Sanchez in 2023.
“Unofficially we’ve been a part of helping former Rev Racing drivers take the next step in their NASCAR careers in the Truck Series, with Bubba Wallace and Daniel Suárez both getting victories in a KBM truck,” Kyle Busch said. “So we’re looking forward to aligning with Max, Jennifer and everyone at Rev Racing to now officially be a part of the pipeline for young drivers in their diversity program to continue to advance into the National Series of NASCAR.
“Nick is an impressive young driver, winning the ARCA title this year, and has had some solid runs in the Xfinity Series as well, so we’re looking forward to having him be the trendsetter of what we’re confident will be a successful program for many years to come.”
A native of Miami, Florida, Sanchez has competed part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, between BJ McLeod Motorsports and Big Machine Racing. In seven starts, Sanchez has a career-best of seventh at Martinsville, one of three top-15 results.
“I’m very excited to continue driving for Max and Rev Racing in the Truck Series in 2023,” Sanchez said.” To be able to join forces with our technical partner, KBM, is a great opportunity for me to learn how to win on a regular basis.
“Continuing my relationship with Chevrolet and Gainbridge is something that I value greatly and this is seemingly another step in our long-term plan/goal.”
Despite experience in NASCAR’s top-three series, Sanchez will make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut when the series travels to Daytona International Speedway for the season-opener in February.
“We’re proud to support Nick Sanchez and watch him compete in the more advanced racing series. His tremendous progress is a prime example of how Rev Racing’s Drive for Diversity Program has elevated talented race car drivers,’’ said Dan Towriss, CEO and President of Group 1001, the parent company of Gainbridge. “We are committed to providing ongoing support for the next generation of drivers and driving more diversity into the field of motorsports.’’
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