CONCORD, N.C. — Coming off a win and a top five in the last NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event, Rev Racing will return to Iowa Speedway for the second time this season on Friday, Aug. 1. With three Rev Racing drivers advancing in the point standings, the team is looking forward to competing in the Autolite Iridium 150, which will be the second K&N East-West combination race of the season.
Sergio Peña (No. 4 L&M Ethanol Toyota) — Peña heads to Newton, Iowa with his first win of the season after holding off Cameron Hayley in the JEGS 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway during the last NKNPSE outing. Peña has one win, one top five, and four top 10s this season moving him up to 15th in the point standings. With five years of experience in the K&N Pro Series, he will strive to keep his momentum going as he competes in the 36-car starting field.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 UTI/NASCAR Tech Toyota) — Gifford earned his first top five of the season in Columbus putting him at 17th place in the point standings. After some difficulties and obstacles throughout the season, the veteran was able to persevere to secure his fifth place finish at Columbus Motor Speedway and plans to continue his success with the five remaining races. He is one of nine members of the 2014-2015 NASCAR Next class competing on Friday.
Daniel Suárez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota) — Suárez returns to the NKNPSE after taking a race off to compete in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series where he currently leads in points. Though he’s had some time off from the series, he is coming back with a good track record at Iowa Speedway. In his last two outings at the track, he finished with a top five and a top 10. This season, Suárez has captured two wins, four top fives and six top 10s, and he is currently ranked 14th in the point standings. After Friday’s event, Suárez will travel to Mexico to compete in the Queretana 200 on Sunday.
Jay Beasley (No. 42 Rev Racing Toyota) — With a 13th place finish in Columbus, Beasley is eager to go back to the track where he received his first career NKNPSE top five. Beasley has racked up two top fives and four top 10s in 11 starts this season, placing him 11th in the point standings.
Mackena Bell (No. 21 Special Smiles/Lung Force Toyota) — Bell was able to get extra seat time racing her late model in the Hampton Heat 200 last weekend at Langley Speedway. She’s hoping the extra opportunity will help her have a successful weekend in Iowa, specifically because she was unable to finish in her last outing at the speedway due to an accident. Bell is ranked 17th in the standings.
There will be an autograph session at 3:15 p.m. with the two-lap qualifier to follow at 5 p.m.
The Autolite Iridium XP 150 will air Friday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. on Fox