Rick Ware Racing Acquires Cup Series Charter

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Rick Ware Racing will race as a full-time, chartered team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next year. (NASCAR photo)

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Rick Ware Racing has acquired a charter from a current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series operation, guaranteeing the team entry into every points race during the upcoming year.

RWR will compete full-time in the Cup Series next season with the No. 51 entry, beginning with the 60th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, and the Thomasville, N.C.-based team also plans to field the No. 52 as an “open” car throughout the season as well.

Additionally, RWR is upgrading their current 20,000 square foot shop to include updated equipment and personnel, including engineering support on and off the road. The team will have continued support from associate sponsors Lilly Trucking, Keen Building Systems, Bubba Burger and Spoonful of Music.

“Rick Ware Racing is going into our 27th year and we are more excited than ever,” said team principal Rick Ware. “The Lord has blessed us with some great opportunities and alliances.”

“We’re dedicated to improving our program from top to bottom during the offseason and with a charter, it brings a lot to the table not only for our drivers, but our partners too. We’re looking forward to making 2018 one of our best seasons yet.”

The team will also be building and acquiring cars throughout the off-season and will have Chevrolet Camaros, Ford Fusions and Toyota Camrys at their disposal throughout the season.

Drivers for both the No. 51 and No. 52 will be announced in the near future.

The team started 29 of the 36 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races last year, utilizing six different drivers behind the wheel of the No. 51. Timmy Hill scored the team’s highest finish of the season, a 28th-place result at Kansas Speedway in May.

CREDIT: Rick Ware Racing

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