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Rick Ware Partnering With Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing

Rick Ware Racing will partner with Ford Performance and Stewart-Haas Racing in its NASCAR Cup Series program in 2022, the team announced Oct. 10.

It will run Roush Yates engines in the Next Gen Fords as part of a multi-year deal through 2023.

“I am really excited about what 2022 has in store for RWR,” Team Owner Rick Ware said in a release. “We have been waiting for the Next Gen car to become a reality and step up our program. RWR has had a great relationship with SHR over the years, from Cole Custer making his Cup series debut with us, to utilizing their development pit crew over the years. I am excited to have an engineering alliance with a great team like SHR, to be able to assist in building our cars and have the support thru this major development process, all the way thru the 2022 season. Partnering with Roush Yates Engines and SHR is the logical next step in continuing to grow as an organization.”

RWR currently fields four cars in the Cup Series: Nos. 15, 51, 52 and 53. Josh Bilicki, Cody Ware and Garrett Smithley have run the majority of races for the team this season. It first joined Cup competition in 2012 for one race and returned in 2017.

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The organization also runs in the Xfinity and NTT IndyCar series.

According to NBC Sports, RWR will have at least two entries. “I’m not prepared to run four cars at this time,” Ware said.

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Joy Tomlinson

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised watching motorsports and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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