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RWR TACKLES THE TRICKY TRIANGLE

The race teams of Rick Ware Racing traveled North to Long Pond, Pa this past weekend to try to tackle the track known as the "Tricky Triangle".  Pocono is a tough track as it only has 3 turns, but none of the turns are close to being the same.  This track causes most all of the teams with a tough task of setting up the car due to the different turns and long straightaways.  

With driver Bayley Currey behind the wheel of the Jacob Companies #51, the Ford Mustang came home in 25th place and only one lap down to the leaders.  Bayley did a great job and had his Cup Series career highest finish.  "We had a great car", said Currey, "and I was glad to bring it home with a top 25 and without a scratch."  The week before, in the Coca Cola 600, Currey's car fell out of the race, which didn't sit well with Currey due to the fact that NASCAR does a NASCAR REMEMBERS Memorial Day event and each team has a soldiers name that paid the ultimate sacrifice on their cars.  Bayley Currey had SGT. JAMES SLAPE represented on the RWR #52 and after the race Currey posted on social media that he would run SGT. SLAPE'S name on the car and "give him the finish that he deserves."  Bayley had SGT JAMES SLAPE'S name over the passenger side door for the Pocono 400.  

The RWR #52 had Steakhouse Elite and Weiss Markets as marketing partners and had veteran JJ Yeley behind the wheel.  It was great having JJ back with the RWR team as JJ and Crew Chief George Church work very well together.  Unfortunately, a break issue sent the #52 to the garage early in the event and cost the team a lot of laps.  The #52 crew fixed the brake problem and returned to the track for a 34th place finish.  "We had a good car and were excited to have a strong run for Steakhouse Elite and Weiss Markets", said Yeley, "but the brake problem set us back.  I was proud of the team for not giving up and being able to get back out on the track to finish the race."  

The RWR teams head to Michigan this weekend for the FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400 which will be broadcast on FS1 Sunday at 2:00 ET.  Kyle Weatherman will be making his first MENCS start for 2019 in the JACOB COMPANIES #51 and Josh Bilicki returns to RWR to drive the RWR #52.

 
 
   

 

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THE COCA COLA 600 MILES OF REMEMBRANCE

The Rick Ware Racing teams battled the heat and 600 miles this past weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The RWR cars received a great deal of attention as all 3 cars were wrapped in warplane motif.  The cars also carried the names of 3 soldiers that gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.  RWR ran 3 teams for the second time in as many weeks at Charlotte.

The Jacob Company #51, driven by Cody Ware, carried the design of the P-40 Warhawk and  finished the day 38th after a right rear wheel hub broke.  The soldier on the #51 was SGT Lee Wilson of Chapel Hill, NC.  SGT Wilson was killed in Mosul, Iraq after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.  

The #52, driven by Bayley Currey, was having a good run until Martin Truex, Jr, who went on to win the race, washed up into Bayley turning him and sending him into the inside wall off of turn 4.  The wreck finished the day and the #52 ended up finishing in 35th position.  The #52 carried the design of the SR-71 and had SGT James Slape on the windshield banner.  SGT Slape was from Morehead City, NC and was a member of the Army National Guard.  SGT Slape was killed in Afghanistan October 4th, 2018 as the result of an IED.  

The Enlisted Nine Fight Company #53 was driven by veteran driver BJ McLeod.  BJ took the checkers Sunday night and finished 29th.  The #53 carried the design of the WWII P-51 and carried the name of Corporal William O'Brien, who's brother Dan is one of the owners and CEO of Enlisted Nine Fight Company.  Corporal O'Brien was killed in Baghdad, Iraq on March 15, 2008.  He was 20 years old and was from Rice, TX.  

All the RWR drivers and crew members worked hard and did a great job, even as the temperature inside the track was over 100 degrees.  NASCAR once again did an incredible job with their salute to the military before the 600 mile race and also with a moment of silence after the 2nd stage in which all the cars came down pit road and turned off their motors.  RWR will take 2 teams and cars to Pocono this coming weekend for the Pocono 400 at the "Tricky Triangle".

For marketing opportunities, please contact Bryan Clodfelter at Bryan@Wareracing.com

 
 
 
   

 

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ALL STAR WEEKEND AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Rick Ware Racing had 3 entries for the first time this season in the ALL STAR OPEN this past weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  RWR unveiled the ENLISTED NINE FIGHT COMPANY #53 Chevrolet which was driven by RWR regular BJ McLeod.  "The response to this car and this paint scheme was incredible", said RWR owner Rick Ware.  "Our social media has been blowing up since we released pictures of that car.  The people at Enlisted Nine Fight Company said their response to the car was incredible and exceeded their expectations."

The Enlisted Nine Fight Company will also be the Primary Marketing Partner this weekend on the RWR #53 for the Coca-Cola 600.  JACOB COMPANIES will return as the Primary Marketing Partner on the RWR #51.  The RWR #52 is still searching for a Primary Marketing Partner at this time.  Be sure to tune in this Sunday afternoon to watch all 3 RWR teams take on the 600 miles in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The race will be broadcast at 6:00 PM on Fox and the Fox Sports App.  

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

 
 
 

 

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A BIG WEEKEND AT TALLADEGA

This past weekend in Talladega Superspeedway was a huge success for all the RWR teams.  On the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series side, Cody Ware brought home the Jacob Companies #51 Ford Mustang in 28th place and without a single scratch.  Cody had a great afternoon and did a great job keeping up with the draft most of the afternoon.  Unfortunately, trying to stretch out the fuel mileage at the end of the first stage, the #51 ran out of fuel and had to coast back around the high banks of Talladega and to the pits.  Cody made it back to pit road, but it cost the team a lot of time and a couple of laps. Cody, and the #51 team bounced back and rallied to finish 28th and finish the race.

The #52 Huski Chocolate Chevrolet of Stanton Barrett had a long day as the car had motor issues and had problems keeping up with the draft.  To make issues worse, there were some problems with team communications which made it tough to let Stanton know when to fall in line to stay in the draft.  The car ended up breaking the right front suspension and fell out of the race to finish in 35th place.  Stanton was still upbeat in the garage following the race and felt like the team had something to build on for the future.  

The RWR #17 Xfinity team had a great day on Saturday and pulled out a 10th place finish.  Chris Cockrum did a great job navigating the #17 through several incidents and brought the car home with the teams first top 10 finish of the season in the Xfinity Series. The car, sponsored by Advanced Communications Group, was competitive all afternoon.  

The RWR teams are back at the shop in Thomasville, NC getting ready for the upcoming weekend at the Dover International Speedway.  Marketing opportunities are still available on the MENCS #52 an the NXS #17.  Contact Bryan Clodfelter at bryan@wareracing.com for more info.

 
 

 

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Stanton Barrett Talladega Cup Preview

Stanton Barrett returns to Cup Series with Rick Ware Racing at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today that mainstay film director and stuntman Stanton Barrett will drive the team’s No. 52 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

 

The Bishop, Calif. native is set to make his 24th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start but first on a superspeedway. Barrett efforts for his first Cup Series race of the season will be supported by Swedish-based Huski Chocolate.

Soon to be launched in the United States, Huski Chocolate is a premium organic cold chocolate milk beverage available with refreshing premium chocolate with a chocolate glacier taste.

Currently available in the United States, Huski Chocolate services their premium real hot chocolate syrup in the food and beverage industry including ski resorts, hotels and restaurants.

Huski Chocolate will utilize Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race to help launch the company’s “ready to drink” chocolate beverage, while also explore other business-to-business initiatives for the Huski Chocolate hot chocolate line.

“I’m glad to be back at the race track this weekend,” said Barrett who recently completed his stunt work in the upcoming expected summer blockbuster John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. “I’ve been super busy with my companies, but it’s exciting to come back to NASCAR and not only bring a new sponsor to the sport – but one that is sure to resonate with NASCAR fans.”

Over the course of his NASCAR career, Barrett has made five starts at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway between the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. In 1999, he earned a personal track best of 15th.

While expecting a very competitive race abreast a new rules package and the introduction of tapered spacers, Barrett says a good day will be finishing the race in one-piece with a solid finish.

“There are a lot of unknowns going into this weekend’s race. I’ve ran up front many times at superspeedways and seem to get caught up in the “big one” but we hope this weekend will be different,” added Barrett. “We’re already locked into the race – so we’ll be working on finding the right balance with our No. 52 Huski Chocolate Chevrolet and make sure when we need to put ourselves in the right place we can do so.

“Bringing a good finish will give us some momentum to maybe hopefully come back in the fall.”

Rick Ware, team principal of Rick Ware Racing says the team is thrilled to welcome Barrett back to the team.

“Stanton and I have worked together for a lot of years and I’m always happy to have him behind the wheel of one of our cars,” Ware said. “I think Sunday is a race where we can go and be competitive and he (Stanton) can work with the 51 car and have the chance to bring home our best results of the season.” 

Barrett’s No. 52 Chevrolet will also promote several charities this weekend. With an emphasis to bring them attentiveness, The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation will be promoted on the television panel. Established as a national identity in 2014, the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation is dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient.

22 Kill, a community that raises awareness and combats suicide by empowering veterans, first responders, and their families through traditional and non-traditional therapies will adorn the side panels.

And Heroes on the Water will also see their decals on Barrett’s car Sunday. Heroes on the Water is a veteran’s charity, creates alternative therapeutic programs to serve veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and their families.

These experiential programs incorporate structured activities proven to improve the lives of these men and women. Each experience reduces the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury while providing much-needed camaraderie and support.

Veteran industry leader George Church will call the shots as crew chief for in the 10th Cup race of the season.

To learn more about Huski Chocolate, please visit huskichocolate.com, like them on Facebook, follow along on Instagram (@huskichocolate) and follow them on Twitter (@huskichocolate).

For more on Stanton Barrett, please like his Facebook page, follow along on Instagram (@stantonbarrett). He is also active on Twitter. You can follow and Tweet with him @stantonbarrett. 

For more on Rick Ware Racing, please like them on Facebook (Facebook.com/rickwareracing) or visit WareRacing.com.

Rick Ware Racing is on Twitter. Follow them @RickWareRacing.

Media Contact: Lisa Ware | Lisa@wareracing.com  

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