Revolution Racing to Debut at Toyota All-Star Showdown; NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie Sergio Pena to Pilot No. 4 Freightliner Chevrolet MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2009) -- Revolution Racing will make its on-track debut tomorrow at Toyota...
Revolution Racing to Debut at Toyota All-Star Showdown; NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie Sergio Pena to Pilot No. 4 Freightliner Chevrolet
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2009) -- Revolution Racing will make its on-track debut tomorrow at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. Revolution will enter the No. 4 Freightliner/Revolution Racing Chevrolet with rookie NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Sergio Pena behind the wheel.
Pena, 16, of Winchester, Va., is relatively new to stock cars, but has been racing karts and open wheel cars for more than half his life. In his first season of late model competition, Pena won six races and rookie of the year honors at Shenandoah (Va.) Speedway. He also competed in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model races at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.
"It's amazing to be here this weekend representing Revolution Racing in its debut race," said Pena. "To have the opportunity to make my first start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series here at the Toyota All-Star Showdown is indescribable."
Pena caught the eye of Revolution Racing management at the annual Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco, held last October. Pena was invited back for further testing with Revolution in November.
"We have been very impressed with Sergio," said John Story, President of Revolution Racing. "He showed a lot of speed during the Combine and our evaluation process that followed throughout October and November. We have a lot of interest and high expectations for Sergio. It is our goal to elevate him to the highest levels of NASCAR competition and we believe he has what it takes to make it in the sport."
Revolution Racing, owned by Story and Max Siegel, was formed in late 2009, bringing together some of the top names in driver development. Four-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series champion Andy Santerre serves as Director of Competition for the K&N Pro Series operations, while Blair Addis, a Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway track champion, heads the Late Model program.
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