In its enlargement to 4 full-time Cup Series groups over the previous a number of seasons, Rick Ware Racing has made fairly a footprint in NASCAR’s high stage. And in an effort to develop its footprint additional, the group has settled on a brand new producer whereas additionally aligning themselves with one of many premier race groups and engine outlets in inventory automotive racing.
On Sunday, Rick Ware Racing introduced that the group would transfer to fielding Fords in 2022 whereas forming alliances with each Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush Yates Engines. The group will obtain engineering assist from Stewart-Haas whereas additionally leasing Roush Yates Engines, the powerplant utilized by the highest Ford groups within the Cup Series.
Rick Ware Racing’s new alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing is an enlargement of a previously-existing relationship between the 2 groups. Rick Ware Racing fielded a automotive for Stewart-Haas driver Cole Custer in three Cup races in 2019, and the group has additionally utilized a Stewart-Haas developmental pit crew.
“I’m excited to have an engineering alliance with a terrific group like SHR, to have the ability to help in constructing our vehicles and have the assist via this main growth course of, all the best way via the 2022 season,” learn an announcement by Rick Ware. “Partnering with Roush Yates Engines and SHR is the logical subsequent step in persevering with to develop as a corporation.”
Rick Ware Racing has fielded 4 full-time Cup groups this season, utilizing a mix of Chevrolets and Fords together with a mix of various drivers. Josh Bilicki has raced the total season for Ware, Cody Ware has run many of the season, and the group’s different main drivers have included Garrett Smithley, James Davison, and Joey Gase. The group has one high 10 end, which got here when Bilicki completed tenth at Daytona in August.
According to Dustin Long of NBC Sports, Ware advised reporters on Sunday that he plans to subject two full-time groups in 2022 and is a 3rd. With the debut of the Next Gen automotive in 2022, Ware acknowledged that he’s at the moment “not ready” to run 4 vehicles.