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Rick Ware Racing ‘throws back’ to 1990 at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Jumping into NASCAR’s official throwback weekend at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today they are dialing back their knob to 1990 with their No. 51 JACOB Companies Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Sunday night’s Bojangles Southern 500.

Veteran B.J. McLeod will make his Cup debut at the track dubbed “Too Tough Too Tame” but others may mistakenly point him out as Russ Wheeler, the famed rival teammate of Cole Trickle in the 1990 sports action drama film Days of Thunder.

  Designed by JACOB Companies president Don Perry’s son Jacob (Jake), a 17-year-old High School junior, McLeod’s Chevrolet will be a replica of Wheeler’s Hardees-themed race car with its signature blue and orange colors for NASCAR’s crown jewel event.

Designed by JACOB Companies president Don Perry’s son Jacob (Jake), a 17-year-old High School junior, McLeod’s Chevrolet will be a replica of Wheeler’s Hardees-themed race car with its signature blue and orange colors for NASCAR’s crown jewel event.

“JACOB Companies is very excited to be unveiling our No. 51 Days of Thunder throwback car,” said Jake Perry. “This is JACOB Companies first throwback car and we are very eager to see it on the track this weekend with B.J. behind the wheel.

“We hope this car will be a fan favorite in NASCAR’s official throwback weekend.”

Last year, RWR also sported a Days of Thunder scheme boasting the Mellow Yellow colors of Cole Trickle. Based on the feedback and overwhelming support of their choice, the Thomasville, N.C.-team said it was an easy decision to “throwback” to another paint scheme from the iconic film for the annual Labor Day race.

“We had been going back and forth with different throwback ideas,” explained Bryan Clodfelter, RWR’s general manager. “Jake and I were in the hauler at Watkins Glen going over the different ideas and he came up with Russ’s throwback scheme.

“We did a Days of Thunder throwback last year and it was a big hit, so we decided to stay with that theme and the designed worked out very well.”

JACOB Companies is a multifaceted nationwide construction firm with a focus on construction, development, management, design-build and technology services. Jacob Companies provides clients with a wide range of services in general contracting, construction management, design build, architectural and structural precast erection and a broad spectrum of technology, installation and information transport systems including structured cabling, low voltage, network service delivery and wireless solutions.

JACOB Companies specializes in High Rise Structures, Universities, Hotels, Automotive Dealerships, Athletic Facilities both Professional and Collegiate, and Parking Structures.

JACOB Companies is dedicated to serving and supporting its clients and the communities in which it operates by providing superior customer service, innovative solutions and a collaborative approach while generously supporting local and national organizations through sponsorships, donations and in-kind commitments.

“RWR is very proud to be one of many Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams participating in this monumental weekend of NASCAR history,” said RWR team principal Rick Ware. “The throwback weekend has collectively been one of the most successful campaigns when it comes to the teams working together to deliver fans an experience of a lifetime.

“B.J. has done a lot for our team this season and we’re excited to have him back for one of the sport’s marquee races.”

McLeod, 34, a native of Wauchula, Fla. will make his ninth Cup Series start of the season and his 18th overall since 2015.

Rick Ware Racing made history at Daytona becoming the first Cup Series team in modern era to have two females serve as pit crew members. Brehanna Daniels and Breanna O’Leary changed tires for Black during his fourth career Cup Series start.

The team’s best effort to date this season came in the season-opening Daytona 500 when Justin Marks drafted his No. 51 car to a solid 12th place result. Ray Black Jr. followed up with a noteworthy 16th place run at the “World Center of Racing” in July.

The Bojangles Southern 500 is set for Sunday night, Sept. 2 with coverage on NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), the Motor Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90. Event coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. (ET).

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Rick Ware Racing welcomes Jacob Companies for remainder of 2018 Cup season

Rick Ware Racing welcomes Jacob Companies for remainder of 2018 Cup season

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today that West Palm Beach, Fla.-based JACOB Companies will support the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) team for the remainder of the season beginning with Sunday’s Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

Road course veteran and Xfinity Series regular Josh Bilicki will make his third career Cup start aboard the No. 51 JACOB Companies Ford Fusion.

JACOB Companies is a multifaceted nationwide construction firm with a focus on construction, development, management, design-build and technology services. Jacob Companies provides clients with a wide range of services in general contracting, construction management, design build, architectural and structural precast erection and a broad spectrum of technology, installation and information transport systems including structured cabling, low voltage, network service delivery and wireless solutions.

JACOB Companies is a multifaceted nationwide construction firm with a focus on construction, development, management, design-build and technology services. Jacob Companies provides clients with a wide range of services in general contracting, construction management, design build, architectural and structural precast erection and a broad spectrum of technology, installation and information transport systems including structured cabling, low voltage, network service delivery and wireless solutions.

The company recently partnered with the Thomasville, N.C.-based team last month at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 with Ray Black Jr.

"We are beyond excited to have such a great marketing partner such as Jacob Companies,” said team principal Rick Ware. “This relationship will continue through the balance of the season and we could not be happier than to represent Jacob Companies on our No. 51 Chevrolet.

“Don Perry is such a class act and we are thrilled to be able to collaborate with him and his company. He brings such a wealth of knowledge that we will be able to draw from and resources that will help take our team to another level.

“Everyone at RWR is very excited to have the Official Construction Company of NASCAR on our race team.”

Rick Ware Racing made history at Daytona becoming the first Cup Series team in modern era to have two females serve as pit crew members. Brehanna Daniels and Breanna O’Leary changed tires for Black during his fourth career Cup Series start.

Sunday afternoon’s Go Bowling at The Glen will be broadcasted live on Sun., Aug. 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

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Harrison Rhodes returns to Rick Ware Racing at Martinsville with new sponsor

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – After making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway last month, NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Harrison Rhodes (@HarrisonRhodes) returns to Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 chartered Chevrolet for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Joining Rhodes in his debut at Martinsville is primary marketing partner Custom Aircraft Cabinets (CAC).

Custom Aircraft Cabinets has been providing luxurious interiors for private, corporate and head-of-state aircraft since 1989. CAC manufactures the highest quality cabinetry, upholstered interior products from a state-of-the-art facility in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

“CAC is very proud to sponsor and be a part of Rick Ware Racing and it is an honor to be included with their team,” stated Paul Reesnes, co-owner of Custom Aircraft Cabinets.

Mike Gueringer, co-owner of CAC added, “This is a great way for CAC to expose our products and services to a most discerning audience.”

RWR team principal Rick Ware says he’s excited to debut a new partnership with his team at the sport’s pinnacle level – and have a qualified driver like Rhodes behind the wheel at Martinsville’s famed paperclip oval.

“I’m very appreciative of Custom Aircraft Cabinets and their support of our team this weekend,” said Ware. “They’ve taken a head-first approach with this new opportunity to support a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team and I hope this is a partnership that everyone will see expand throughout the year.

“I’m equally excited to have Harrison back behind the wheel for us this weekend. He flew under the radar at Atlanta but learned a lot and showcased his ability to respectfully compete in a Cup race. Martinsville isn’t an easy track, but with his desire, dedication and focus, I think he’ll be fine on Sunday.”

A native of High Point, N.C., Rhodes has spent the last five years competing in the Xfinity Series for a variety of different organizations. Last year, the 24-year-old competed in 31 races driving for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller earning a season-high 10th place finish in the season-opening race at Daytona.

“I’ve never been to Martinsville, but I’m optimistic about our chances,” added Rhodes. “I’m grateful to Custom Aircraft Cabinets and Rick (Ware) for giving me an opportunity to compete in another Cup race.

“I think our goals for this weekend are obtainable. We just need to make gains from practice to qualifying and see the checkered flag on Sunday. If we can do that – we can continue to build as a team and set our expectations a little higher for the next race.”

In addition to Custom Aircraft Cabinets, RWR is proud to carry the support of Keen Buildings, Spoonful of Music, American Dream Leasing and Financing and Industrial Construction Experts as associate marketing partners for the sixth race on the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tour.

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