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riveSmart teams up with Rick Ware Racing to sponsor J.J. Yeley at Dover

After a successful partnership at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in July, DriveSmart Warranty announced today that they returning to Rick Ware Racing and will sponsor the team’s efforts in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Veteran driver JJ Yeley will return to the driving duties of the No. 52 Ford Mustang for Sunday’s Cup Series Playoff race.

In their debut together, Yeley drafted to a competitive 12th-place finish at the “World Center of Racing” two months ago.

DriveSmart continuously strives to protect families from high-cost repair bills. Aligning with a team that stays true to family-oriented values, RWR and DriveSmart have come together to help all NASCAR fans save money on unexpected auto repairs.

DriveSmart will sponsor J.J. Yeley at Dover in October. Image from Rick Ware Racing. 

“We are very excited where we are going with DriveSmart Warranty,” said Rick Ware Racing team principal Rick Ware. “We kicked things off at Daytona in July and looking forward to having them with us again at Dover. We have been working on several projects since July and looking to build on what we have achieved going into the 2020 Cup Series season.

“DriveSmart CEO Daniel Rodd and his staff are exactly the kind of marketing partners we like to have at Rick Ware Racing, and they are great at promoting their involvement with our organization.”

Yeley, a native of Phoenix, Ariz. is poised to make his 20th career Cup start at the 1.0-mile track dubbed the “Monster Mile,” the 30th Cup Series race of the season.

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues with the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sun., Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.


Rick Ware Racing Welcomes Honest Abe Roofing as Primary Sponsor on the No. 52 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

September 4, 2019 (Thomasville, NC) – Rick Ware Racing welcomes Indiana based company, Honest Abe Roofing, as the primary sponsor on the No. 52 entry this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Piloting the Honest Abe Roofing Ford is Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver, Garrett Smithley.

Honest Abe Roofing, a Terre Haute, Indiana company, has been installing, repairing, and maintaining residential roofs since 2005. It is their goal to bring a customer service focus to the roofing industry.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with RWR for the Brickyard 400! What an iconic race! Racing is in my blood. I’ve been working on cars and racing since I was 11 years old. I have spent many hours behind the wheel of numerous race cars and have competed in many different circuits. Racing created the fundamental attitude that I have built my business around. You have to show up every week. Commit first and then persist! I can’t wait to see our Honest Abe Roofing logo on the RWR car! What an amazing marketing opportunity for our company," commented Kevin Newton, President of Honest Abe Roofing.

"We are very proud to announce another member of the RWR marketing family, Honest Abe Roofing out of Terre Haute, Indiana.  We have been very fortunate to add some very quality marketing partners this year and we are very pleased that Kevin Newton and his company have agreed to partner with us, not only for this race but potentially more races in the future. Kevin is a racer, so he gets it.  He and I have a great deal in common and I am very excited to build on this first event and looking forward to seeing what the future holds.  They sent a full production crew to our shop last week to film a commercial and that indicates to me that they understand the need to promote their brand with our race team," said team owner, Rick Ware.

For more information on Honest Abe Roofing, visit their website at  For up-to-date information on Rick Ware Racing and sponsorship opportunities, visit or follow along on social media; Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Darlington Throwbacks

Rick Ware Racing will once again make their way to Darlington, SC for one of the most exciting race weekends of the year, The Southern 500.  RWR has 3 teams entered and everyone at RWR is looking forward to taking our 3 throwback schemes, which Darlington is famous for.  

First is the Jacob Companies "Stroker Ace" #51 which is being driven by BJ McLeod. This car is a throwback to the 1983 "Chicken Pit" car made famous in the movie Stroker Ace and starring Burt Reynolds.   Second is the Jacob Companies "Bill Blair" #52.  This car is a throwback to the 1953 Oldsmobile that High Point, NC's Bill Blair ran and won in the 1953 Daytona race which was run on the beach and A1A at Daytona Beach, Fla.  The third entry is a throwback to Lennie Pond's 1973 Pepsi car that he ran at Daytona.  The #54 car is sponsored by  

Be sure to follow RWR social media for updates throughout the week for updates.




It Was Bristol Baby!!

RWR took 4 cars to Bristol for last Saturday nights Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.  JJ Yeley was RWR's top finisher in 28th driving the PODS Moving and Storage #54.  Kyle Weatherman was next in the Belmont Classic Cars #52 coming in 31st.  BJ McLeod, driving the #51 Pinnacle Sports and Entertainment Chevy experienced a broken right suspension and finished in 32nd place and Josh Bilicki, finished 35th driving the #53 succombed to dangerous amounts of CO2 after a hose broke on his cooling unit.  

It was a great weekend with our sponsors as Nine Line apparel presented the Gold Star Families of Carteret County with a check for over $5,000 to put towards their monument building fund.  Other RWR sponsors, Jacob Companies and PODS also pledged $5.40 per every lap the #54 PODS Mustang ran, which ended up being 485 laps which was $2,619 from each sponsor to go towards the monument fund.  RWR is very proud of our sponsors and how they all work together on projects such as this.  

Next up for RWR and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the throwback race in the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington on Sunday, September 1st at 6 PM.  We will reveal the paint schemes for the throwback race later this week, so be sure to check back with us!




Belmont Classic Cars returns to Rick Ware Racing at Bristol

Belmont Classic Cars returns to Rick Ware Racing, at Bristol Motor Speedway, in a special military tribute. The No. 52 Chevrolet will pay tribute to fallen hero, SGT James Slape.

SGT Slape, a Morehead City, NC native, was assigned to the NC Army National Guard’s 60th Troop Command, 430th Explosive Ordinance Company, based in Washington, NC. On October 4, 2018, SGT Slape paid the ultimate sacrifice after being wounded by an IED in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. SGT Slape was honored on the No. 52 RWR Chevrolet in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Memorial Day weekend.

In addition to running a special paint scheme, Belmont Classic Cars and Nine Line Apparel have teamed up together to create a limited-edition t-shirt to raise money for the Gold Star Families Monument in Carteret County, honoring those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in war, and their families. Starting August 29th, for every purchase, a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the monument.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to carry SGT Slape’s name on my No. 52 Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway,” commented Bayley Currey. “Andy and Dana from Belmont Classic Cars approached the team about wanting to honor SGT Slape at another race after having our night end early in Charlotte, and I can’t think of a better way to honor his sacrifices, than to help raise money for the Gold Star Families Monument in Carteret County.”

“We are honored and fortunate to be able to support this great cause. NASCAR and its fans are very supportive of the military community and we couldn’t think of a better way to honor the sacrifices that SGT Slape made for our country,” said Belmont Classic Cars owner, Andy Mistak.

As an added bonus for NASCAR fans, Belmont Classic Cars is giving away a VIP experience for two, for any new or existent followers on Instagram. For additional information on Belmont Classic Cars, visit

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