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Beasley Secures First Nknpse Top-5 To Honor Wendell Scott
Posted by: newsla on May 20, 2014 - 05:03 PM
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Beasley Secures First Nknpse Top-5 To Honor Wendell Scott


In a race where the Rev Racing drivers spent the entire 150-lap sprint jockeying for position, two Rev Racing drivers, Jay Beasley & Daniel Suarez, were able to take the checkered flag in the top-10 last Saturday.

 

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Beasley, who secured his first top-5 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, raced Super Late Models on the west coast last season. After accumulating seven wins in 11 starts in the previous season, expectations were high for Beasley as he brought his talents to the east coast. Rev Racing is optimistic that Beasley’s fourth place finish at Iowa is evidence that his transition period was short lived and Beasley is ready to add a few more top-5’s to his resume before season’s end.

In reference to his top-5, Beasley stated, “Getting a top-5 was a big relief. I feel I ran well because of how hard we worked as a team in the weeks leading up to the race. Every week we go to a different track, and every week we improve as a team. The more seat time I get, the better I will get.” Beasley attributes much of his success to his team both on and off the track, “My crew chief Eddie Dickerson, car chief Matt Booker, and I were able to figure out the formula for what adjustments were needed to make the car run better. Additionally, I would like to thank Aaron, Davin, Mark, John, Mike, Jimmy, Wolfe, Tanner, and Skip as well as Rev Racing, NASCAR, and the D4D program. This is a team effort and as a team we are making progress. Lastly, I would like to thank Sybil Scott for giving me her blessing to earn my first NKNPSE top-5 with a decal honoring the late Wendell Scott on my car.”

Not to be overlooked, Daniel Suarez also finished in the top-10 for the fourth time this season, taking the checkered flag in seventh. After taking the green flag in 14th, Suarez managed to crack the top-10 within the first 20 laps of the race. He remained in the top-10 for much of the race before spinning out and forcing a caution flag a approximately half way through the race; a mistake that would drop him to 18th place. Unfazed by his setback, and the benefactor of a crash later in the race, Suarez was able to ascend through the ranks and finish seventh. Peña and Gifford finished 11th and 19th, respectively. Bell was unable to finish the race due to a pile-up mid-way through the race.

Sybil Scott, daughter of the late Wendell Scott, was ecstatic about Rev Raving’s performance in Iowa and Beasley’s exciting victory in a vehicle honoring her father.

She went on to say, “Jay’s top-5 is awesome. He’s focused on what he’s doing and he took advantage of the opportunity. The Rev Racing program is moving minorities forward and Jay’s accomplishment is an undeniable example that the program is a success. The fact that Rev gives us a platform to raise awareness for my father is tremendous. My hope is that the decal on Jay’s car grabbed the attention of some of the fans in the stands and encouraged them to vote. I am humbled that Rev is raising awareness for my dad, and I think that it speaks volumes of Max, D4D, and Jay’s sponsors. My Dad would be humbled and proud.”

Rev Racing will hold their next racing event, The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150, on May 31, 2014 at the Bowmen Grey Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The race will be held exclusively for NASCAR Hall of Fame members in conjunction with NASCAR’s member appreciation month.


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