Rick Ware Racing Announces Alliance With Stewart
Stewart has been a long-time supporter of the Rick Ware Racing team, and this alliance will allow for more opportunities to compete in the future.
Rick Ware Racing announced their alliance with Stewart Motorsports. The two teams will be competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the Monster Energy Cup Series.
Getty Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush-Yates have established a partnership with Rick Ware Racing.
Rick Ware Racing has made a significant stride forward in preparation for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season and beyond. Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush-Yates Engines have joined the Ford Performance family.
Prior to the Bank of America Roval 400 on Sunday, October 10, RWR made the news. The group also released a press release with more information about the partnerships. The engine program will comprise a leased engine package for Next Gen testing in 2021, as well as the seasons 2022 and 2023.
In a news release, club owner Rick Ware stated, “I am very enthusiastic about what 2022 has in store for RWR.” “We’ve been waiting for the Next Generation vehicle to arrive in order to ramp up our program. Over the years, RWR has had a wonderful connection with SHR, from Cole Custer making his Cup Series debut with us to using their development pit crew.
“I’m thrilled to have an engineering partnership with a fantastic team like SHR, to be able to help construct our cars and have assistance during this significant development phase, all the way through the 2022 season,” he says. Joining together with Roush Yates Engines and SHR is the obvious next step in our evolution as a company.”
RWR has worked with a number of NASCAR manufacturers.
With four cars presently competing in the Cup Series, the switch to Ford Performance is a major shift for the squad. The reason for this is because RWR has never been in an alliance before. While racing at tracks throughout the nation, the squad collaborated with various manufacturers.
During the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, for example, Josh Bilicki drove the No. 52 Ford Mustang, while Joey Gase drove the No. 53 Ford Mustang. Teammates Cody Ware and Garrett Smithley drove Chevrolet Camaros to the 2.66-mile superspeedway.
This tendency has persisted until the last year of the current stock car generation. However, as a result of their collaboration with Ford Performance, SHR, and Roush-Yates, RWR drivers will have a more cohesive appearance in 2022 and beyond.
“We’re thrilled to have Rick Ware Racing join the Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines families. In a news release, Doug Yates stated, “We look forward to working together for the launch of the Next Gen Car and the 2022 NASCAR racing season.”
Ware is supplied. More Information on the 2022 Lineup
The announcement of the new partnerships was not the only message from Ware’s press conference on October 10. The team owner also revealed additional information about his intentions for 2022, including the amount of vehicles that would be racing each week.
Ware told FOX Sports reporter Bob Pockrass that he already had sponsorship for two vehicles. He hasn’t decided if he’ll run a third vehicle in 2022, and he doesn’t anticipate to have four cars at the time.
When Ware spoke on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on July 31, he hinted towards a lesser lineup. He said that by 2022, he hoped to have two “very powerful” vehicles. He also said that COVID-19 postponing the launch of the Next Generation vehicle had thrown some of his plans off.
“My aim and objective is to take things to the next level, both in terms of competitiveness and in terms of technology,” Ware added. “As you may be aware, we received our first charter in .” The entire concept back then was that we’d start manufacturing vehicles at the end of . We planned to start rolling out in .
“Clearly, the whole universe had altered. Everything was put back. We’re a year behind where we anticipated we’d be, but we’re working hard to have two very good cars for next year.”
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