In his maiden start at Bowman Gray Stadium, Bryan Ortiz finished in third-place, earning what would become his best finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division in 2012.
The 24-year-old Ortiz was a Stock Car rookie last season when he left "The Madhouse" with a podium finish. He returns this year with 20 K&N Pro Series starts under his belt, including another third-place finish at the similarly wild Daytona International Speedway short track.
Ortiz, piloting the No. 4 Toyota for Rev Racing, currently sits 12th in the K&N East point standings, three points out of 10th.
Bryan Ortiz, on racing at Bowman Gray... "Last year, this was my best finish, but the race was crazy - it had 10 cautions - so I know I can't expect that same amount of cautions and if there are, I can't expect to be lucky enough to get through them all. We have to find a winning combination during practice and put an emphasis on qualifying well. It will be a tough race for us and probably a lot of fun for the fans."
Last outing... Ortiz climbed from a 23rd-place starting spot to finish 15th last month at Richmond International Raceway.
New graduate... Ortiz recently completed his degree program from Walden University, where he majored in business.
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