Friday’s competition at Dover International Speedway will mark the culmination of the 2014 K&N Pro Series East season. Although competitor Ben Rhodes has already secured this year’s championship, each of the Rev Racing teams are working harder than ever to cap off the season with a trip to victory lane. Leading the way for Rev Racing will be newcomer Jay Beasley.
Jay Beasley (No. 42 Rev Racing Toyota Racing Development Toyota) — Though Beasley has never competed at Dover International Speedway, the newcomer is 13th in the point standings to lead all Rev Racing drivers. After a breakout stent midway through the season where Beasley accumulated two top-5’s and four top-10’s in 5 races, the Las Vegas native catapulted up the point standings. In his first season competing in the NKNPSE, Beasley has exceeded expectation and will be looking to add a third top-5 and a fifth top-10 to his resume and continue his momentum into next season.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 Honda Generators Toyota) — In the past two races, Gifford has used his wisdom and experience to secure back-to-back top-10 finishes. Furthermore, he garnered his last top-10 after missing all of practice with mechanical issues. Gifford and crew chief Mark Green have found a formula that has allowed the Winchester, Tennessee native to compete at an extremely high level no matter the obstacles in his way. With five top-5’s under his belt already this season, Gifford heads into the Drive Sober 150 16th in the point standings, looking to add a sixth top-10 to his résumé.
Sergio Peña (No. 4 UTI/NTI Toyota) — Although the season is coming to a close, Peña’s has recently began to ramp up his work ethic. After unfavorable finishes in his past two races, the Winchester Virginia native has begun training harder and spending more time working on his vehicle. Though Peña, who is in 14th place in the point standings, cannot win the championship, he’s holding a win at Dover with the equal regard and preparing as such. With a win and five top-10’s already under his belt this season, Peña is focused on using this final race to bolster his already impressive resume.
Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Sunoco Toyota) – Suarez will be competing in his final race for Rev Racing after inking a NASCAR Nationwide deal with Joe Gibbs Racing last month. Suarez, who has captured national attention after his breakout season, will look to add a third win to his season résumé. After finishing sixth a Dover last year, it shouldn’t be difficult for the Monterrey Mexico native to remind his competitors why he’ll be racing in a national series next year.
Mackena Bell (No. 21 KBG Kick Butts Generation/Lung Force Toyota) – Bell has been searching for a statement victory all season. What better time than the present to remind her competition why she’s one of the few females tough enough to compete in the NKNPSE!
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