Paul Andrews To Lead Effort At “World Center of Racing”
THOMASVILLE, North Carolina (February 10, 2016) - - A familiar face will help kick off Rick Ware Racing’s (RWR) 25th year of competition later this month at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Stanton Barrett, a longtime fixture in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) returns to the team and will drive the No. 15 Dodge Challenger in the February 20 running of the PowerShares® QQQ 300.
Joining Barrett and Ware in the season-opening event is new marketing partner, Mozido and veteran industry crew chief Paul Andrews. Mozido’s mobile payment solutions unlock financial freedom for roughly 2 billion people globally by providing trusted digital payments and mobile commerce.
Founded by Michael Liberty, Mozido’s worldwide presence and global offerings include operations in the US, China, India, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Latin America, enabling people to manage their money, payments and other services from their mobile phones.
“Having owned a NASCAR sanctioned track and sponsored Stanton in his first NASCAR Bush Series race, now the Xfinity series, this is an exciting opportunity to launch our first sponsorship both in NASCAR and with Stanton,” said Michael Liberty, Founder of Mozido.
“I couldn’t think of a better way to begin a new year than introducing a new sponsor to NASCAR,” said Barrett. “I’m really excited to have Mozido on-board for Daytona. I couldn’t think of a better race to introduce them to NASCAR other than the season-opening event at one of NASCAR’s most historic tracks. I can’t wait to get things going.”
RWR, owned by former racer Rick Ware is known for competing in multiple different series with unique partnerships for the last few decades. With a refreshed look, the Thomasville, North Carolina-based team is looking forward to NASCAR’S season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway next month. The team will field two full-time cars for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season. A third part-time car will go to powerhouse events for marketing partners and drivers including superspeedways and road courses.
To celebrate the team’s achievement, the team will run the No. 25 Chevrolet Camaro in XFINITY Series competition, joining the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro as its full-time car numbers. The No. 17 has been chosen for its part-time entry.
Additionally, RWR will also compete in a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule with the intent to grow into a full-time program to complement the XFINITY Series program. Currently, RWR plans to field a truck at both Martinsville (Va.) Speedways events, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
Driver, crew chief and marketing partnership placement will be announced in the coming weeks.
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2016 Marks the 25th Anniversary of Rick Ware Racing competing in the following:
- Nascar Sprint Cup, Xfintiy, Camping World Truck, Rolex, K&N, AMA and ESPN X GAMES
- RWR has achieved Top 10 finishes in Xfintiy and Camping World Truck Series from 2010 - 2014
- In 2016 RWR will make it's 700th start in Nascar
- In 2011 RWR Won Rookie of the Year in the Xfinity Series with the youngest driver every in Nascar History
- RWR is the 1st and only Team to field an in House Driver Development Program that took 1 driver from Nascar K&N, Truck Series, Xfinity to Sprint Cup