Nick Sanchez is going to be driving for Spire Motorsports in the Truck Series 2024, so, that leaves Rev Racing potentially looking for a driver for next season. What will next season look like for Rev Racing, and who could drive for the team? Keep in mind that Rev Racing is a part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, so, that does limit who can race for them to those involved with the program.
Update: Nick Sanchez to Return to Rev Racing
Bob Pockrass clarified his statement by mentioning that Nick Sanchez will indeed return to Rev Racing for 2024. This means that the alliance between KBM and Rev Racing will indeed continue following the acquisition of KBM by Spire Motorsports. It also means that Sanchez returns to the same seat for 2024 following a solid 2023 season.
What is Up with Nick Sanchez?
It seems from Bob Pockrass’ tweet that Sanchez will race solely under the Spire Motorsports banner for 2024. Rev Racing raced with an alliance from Kyle Busch Motorsports, so, Sanchez was in a lot of ways a KBM satellite driver. It seems that Sanchez will race under the Spire banner, but it does not seem impossible that he is under contract with Spire while being leased out to Rev Racing.
Spire is participating in something similar in the Cup Series this year by hanging on to Zane Smith for Trackhouse while they figure out how to field a third car for him heading into 2025. It does not seem impossible for Sanchez to stay under the Rev Racing banner, but it is also possible that Rev Racing could be looking for a new driver in 2024.
Driver: Andres Perez
Andres Perez enjoyed a solid ARCA Menards Series season for Rev Racing, and he is old enough to compete full-time in the Truck Series. He finished with 10 top-5s and 15 top-10s, and he finished second in the points standings. It would be only natural for Perez to jump up to Trucks for 2024.
Given that Rev Racing is a part of the Drive for Diversity program, raising drivers through the ranks is important, and Perez has performed well enough to earn an opportunity. This may be the next step for Perez, and the potential support from Spire makes this ride a good ride for him.
Driver: Rajah Caruth
Rajah Caruth is a graduate of the Drive for Diversity program, and he is searching for a ride heading into 2024. Now, whether or not a graduate of the program could come back to drive for Rev Racing is uncertain, but, Caruth did mention he will be driving for a Chevy team heading into 2024.
As far as which Chevy teams are open, B.J. McLeod Motorsports has opened up, and maybe a part-time ride at Jordan Anderson Racing should they open up an All-Star car. JD Motorsports is open as well, but Caruth does have a relationship with Rev Racing as he raced for them in 2022. Could they open their doors up to Caruth?
Does Nick Sanchez come back to Rev Racing in some capacity, or, does someone else jump in to take his seat at Rev Racing? It will be interesting to see how they handle this with Spire Motorsports buying out KBM.