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The West Coast Swing Is Over

The Rick Ware Racing teams are back home in North Carolina after a 3 week trip to the West Coast.  The RWR teams wrapped up the West Coast Swing with a 32nd place finish for Cody Ware in the JACOB COMPANIES #51 and a 37th place finish for BJ McLeod in the MTEL-ONE #52.

Both drivers finished the race and took the checkered flag with cars that ended up without any major damage.  The #51 of Ware had a consistent day and continued to learn more about the new racing package.  Cody was pleased with the teams progress and is excited about this weekends upcoming race at Martinsville.  BJ McLeod battled an ill handling car most of the day, but did a great job to take the checkered flag and not damage the car.  The #52 team did have to come in to the garage early in the race, but was able to get back out and finish the race.

The RWR #52 will have a different look and a different driver for this weekends STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.  Jeb Burton will pilot the #52 with MUZZY BOWFISHING as the Primary Marketing Partner.  The press release for Jeb Burton will be released later.

For sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Bryan Clodfelter at Bryan@Wareracing.com.

 
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2 DOWN AND 1 TO GO ON WEST COAST SWING

The Rick Ware Racing team is back in Las Vegas and working hard to prepare the cars for this weekends Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  After the race Sunday, which saw the #52 MTEL-ONE Mustang driven by Bayley Currey finish 31st and the #51 JACOB COMPANIES Camaro driven by Cody Ware finish 32nd, the team worked in the garage area at ISM on Monday and then loaded up to head to Las Vegas.  The team will work on the cars, that will be used at Auto Club Speedway, in Las Vegas until Thursday and then will load everything up and head West to California. On the way the RWR haulers, cars, drivers, and team will stop in Costa Mesa, California at the offices of Trickshot, which is a Marketing Partner of RWR.  Trickshot is inviting vendors, customers, and employees for a cookout and meet and greet with the RWR team.

At Phoenix, the team prepared the #52 for the debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series  for driver Bayley Currey.  Currey, who is also a mechanic at RWR, did a great job and took the checkered flag without a scratch on the #52.  "Bayley did a great job", said team owner Rick Ware, "He did everything we asked of him and more.  Bayley has a very bright future ahead of him and we hope that we can have him back in the seat very soon!"  Currey's #52 welcomed The Port of Tucson and BAJA as new Marketing Partners to RWR for the Phoenix event.

Cody Ware also took the checkered flag without a scratch on the #51 and was in high spirits following the race.  "We continue to make huge strides every week and I feel this team is just getting better and better" said Cody Ware.  "I am excited to see how we put what we learned at ISM and take that to Auto Club Speedway this coming weekend."

RWR has some very big announcements coming later this week.  Be sure to check the website and media outlets for the releases!  One of the releases involves RWR rear tire changer Brehanna Daniels.  Brehanna had Chris Watt, who was a contestant on The Titan Games, as a guest in the RWR pit area.  Brehanna was also a contestant on the NBC show The Titan Games, and did great!  

For Sponsorship opportunities, contact Bryan Clodfelter at Bryan@Wareracing.com.

 
     
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One Down on the West Coast Swing

With one race in the books for the part of the schedule known as the West Coast Swing, the Rick Ware Racing team is still in Las Vegas preparing the cars for the Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix race this upcoming weekend.  The West Coast Swing is a 3 week stretch during the NASCAR racing schedule which includes races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ISM Raceway in Phoenix and the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.   The RWR teams battled mechanical issues and set up issues with the new racing package to finish 35th and 37th this past Sunday in the Penzoil 400 which was won by Team Penske driver Joey Logano.  

Cody Ware, driving the #51 JACOB Companies Chevrolet Camaro for the first time in a Monster Energy Cup Series event at Las Vegas , finished 35th.  Cody and Crew Chief Mike Hillman, Sr. struggled early to find the right set up but got better as the race went on and learned some important information for when the series returns in September. Cody Ware stated,  "We still have a lot of learning to do but I feel that we made some really good adjustments through the race and I feel that this will help us going into the race next weekend at ISM Raceway".  Cody was in very good spirits, as was the entire 51 team, after the race because of the positive adjustments made during the race and the fact that the car came out of the race without a scratch.

BJ McLeod was the pilot of the MTEL-ONE #52 Ford Mustang and brought the car home in the 37th position.  The #52 lost several laps when McLeod had to come to the garage early in the race due to a mechanical malfunction. Crew Chief George Church and the rest of the #52 crew worked on the Mustang and got it back out on the track and came out with a 37th place finish.

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway has allowed teams to stay and use the garage area this week to prepare their race cars for the upcoming West Coast events in Phoenix and California.  "This helps our team tremendously", says team owner Rick Ware. "We don't have to travel all the way back to North Carolina to prepare our cars so his allows us to spend the valuable time to work and set up our cars and it also helps to keep our overhead costs down."  The RWR teams will stay in Las Vegas until Thursday and then the teams will head South to Phoenix.

For sponsorship information, contact Bryan Clodfelter at Bryan@Wareracing.com 

 

 Photo Cred:  Daniel Campbell

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RWR Teams Finish 32nd and 33rd at Atlanta

The Rick Ware Racing teams left Atlanta with BJ McLeod finishing 32nd in the Trick Shot Chevrolet and Cody Ware finishing 33rd in the JACOB COMPANIES Ford Mustang.  McLeod had a pit road incident on lap 273 when a car from another team ran into the rear of the #52 as he was coming into the pits to get tires, fuel, and make a few adjustments.  The RWR #52 pit crew had to service the Chevrolet backwards in the pits after the spin.  BJ recovered to finish the race and take the checkered flag.

Cody Ware fought an ill handling race car all day and took the checkered flag in 33rd position.  "Our team tried really hard to get the car to handle, but we just couldn't get it done", said Ware.  "I feel confident that we will fix what went wrong in Atlanta and do better in Las Vegas."  Cody left Atlanta after the race and is making a cross country trip to Las Vegas for the Penzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.  Be sure to follow Cody's cross country escapades by finding #WareRWeGoing on social media.

For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bryan Clodfelter at Bryan@Wareracing.com .  Be sure to watch for the RWR Racing Teams competing from Las Vegas this Sunday at 3:30 PM ET on Fox or Fox Sports Go app.  

 
     
 
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Daytona 2019 Summary

Rick Ware Racing driver BJ McLeod finished 19th in the 61st running of the Great American Race at Dayotona International Speedway on Sunday.  The top 20 finish is the third in a row at Daytona International Speedway for the RWR #51, finishing 12th in last years Daytona 500 and 16th in the July race at Daytona in 2018.  The Winn Dixie #52 was driven by Cody Ware and finished 39th after a mid race incident.

"We had a great time in Daytona for Speedweeks and are very appreciative of Jacob Companies and Winn Dixie for coming on board as Primary Sponsors at Daytona" said team owner Rick Ware.  "We couldn't have done it without their support and we are very excited with the direction our team is headed this season."

Both RWR teams are in Atlanta preparing for the Folds of Honor/Quick Trip 500 this Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Harrison Rhodes finished 33rd in the RWR #51 last season at Atlanta, which was won by Kevin Harvick.

BJ Mcleod will be driving the Trick Shot Penetrating Lubricant #52 this week and Cody Ware will switch to the Jacob Companies #51 which will be a Ford Mustang.  "We are looking forward to unloading and running well after a great finish at Daytona" said BJ McLeod, "That was my best finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and I can't thank Rick and Lisa Ware enough for letting me drive their Cup Series car at Daytona last Sunday.  We are looking forward to building on that and having a great 2019."  

Tune in to Fox and Fox Sports Go Sunday at 2:00 for the Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 live from the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

 
 

Photo Cred:  Daniel Campbell