Rick Ware Racing will team up with the Blue Oval in 2022. On Sunday, RWR announced they’ve solid an alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Performance, and Roush Yates Engines starting with the 2022 NASCAR Cup Sequence season.
RWR currently fields four fat-time vehicles within the Cup Sequence. With out a kindly producer give a utilize to, three of the four—all pushed by a variety of drivers—has bounced between Chevrolet and Ford vehicles in some unspecified time in the future of the season. The lone exception, the #52 mainly pushed by Josh Bilicki, has exclusively been a Ford. The #52 will be piloted by Joey Hand in Sunday’s hump at the Charlotte Roval, and his Ford manufacturing facility driver location has enabled SHR to prepare the automobile for him.
The Roval hump with Hand and the 2022 season is perchance now not the first time that SHR and RWR labored collectively. In 2018, RWR fielded the #51 on a 3-hump time table for contemporary SHR driver Cole Custer; moreover riding an SHR-keen automobile, he never done better than twenty-fifth nonetheless caught eyes in his closing originate when he licensed tenth. Custer “returned” to the team for the Xfinity Sequence hump at Circuit of the Americas in Could moreover simply when SHR allied with RWR, who in turn modified into as soon as working a automobile with SS-Inexperienced Light Racing. The RWR/SSGLR #17 automobile has mainly been a Chevrolet nonetheless has moreover utilised Ford and Toyota energy.
“Rick and his team had been immense to work with over the years and we’re having a take a look at out forward to increasing the existing relationship,” said SHR president and Cole’s father Joe Custer.
The 2 groups moreover already work collectively on pit freeway as RWR uses SHR’s junior pit crew individuals making an strive to receive to reach stay trip.
“I am if fact be told all for what 2022 has in store for RWR,” Rick Ware acknowledged. “Now we had been waiting for the Next Gen automobile to change into a fact and step up our programme. RWR has had a immense relationship with SHR over the years, from Cole Custer making his Cup Sequence début with us, to utilizing their trend pit crew over the years. I am excited to have an engineering alliance with a immense team treasure SHR, so as to abet in constructing our vehicles and have the give a utilize to thru this major trend route of, your complete potential during the 2022 season. Partnering with Roush Yates Engines and SHR is the logical subsequent step in continuing to grow as an organisation.”
The team has now not confirmed if they’ll proceed as a four-automobile stable in 2022. Though they’ve charters to defend racing with all four (the #51’s is shared with Richard Petty Motorsports, though RWR holds all operational tasks), it is a long way seemingly that Ware sells off some and continues as a two- or three-automobile community. This type of transfer would reach with minute surprise pondering the team’s performance; the ideal-working automobile within the quartet is the #51 who sits marvelous thirty-third in proprietor aspects, whereas the #15 is the 2nd-worst fat-time team in thirty-seventh.