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The Underdog House: 2020 Vision

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Unusual Suspects Like every other team, NASCAR underdog operations across all three national touring series have made the trek to the Florida coast for another Speedweeks. The Xfinity and Truck teams still have some time to shake the sand out of their boots, but Cup crews have already been shaking down their cars for …

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Rick Ware Racing to Field JJ Yeley, 3 Cup Cars Full Time in 2020

2019 Daytona Mencs Jj Yeley Car Christian Koelle

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Veteran driver JJ Yeley will return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series full time in 2020. Rick Ware Racing will field Yeley, 43, in all 36 MENCS events next season, the team announced Thursday, Nov. 14. Yeley’s entry will be flanked by two more full-time cars fielded by RWR, up from two full-time teams …

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Slayer Pulled from Rick Ware Racing and JJ Yeley, PODS Joins as Sponsor

Slayer Final World Tour

Rick Ware Racing no longer has Slayer on JJ Yeley’s No. 54 car this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. As was previously announced last Friday (August 9), Slayer was scheduled to come on board with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team. However, on August 16 the organization announced PODS Moving and Storage would be …

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Entry List: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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For Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, there are a total of 39 teams entered.  As a result, no one will fail to qualify for the race. As compared to last weekend at Michigan, there are only a few changes at the back of the grid.  As announced on Friday, Rick Ware Racing …

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Rick Ware Racing Adding 4th Car at Bristol With JJ Yeley, Slayer to Sponsor


(Photo Credit: Zach Catanzareti, Frontstretch)

A rock band joins Rick Ware Racing aboard the newly established No. 54 car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway. Slayer, a thrash metal band, will be the primary sponsor for JJ Yeley and RWR. This will be the organization’s fourth entry; it fields full-time entry Nos. 51 and 52 …

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NASCAR 101: Longest Cup Streaks Without a Pole

2019 Loudon Mencs Brad Keselowski Pole Award Getty Images Nascar Media

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Entering the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Brad Keselowski had 14 poles to his credit — by no means a deplorable number. However, it came with a caveat. In 2018, Keselowski won no poles, and his last one before then came at the second Michigan International Speedway race of the season in 2017. …

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Rick Ware Racing Snags New 2-Race Sponsorship With DriveSmart

2019 Pocono Cup Jj Yeley Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rick Ware Racing has signed a new sponsor in DriveSmart for their No. 52 team in two upcoming races, the team announced Wednesday morning (June 26). DriveSmart is a company that sells vehicle protection policies that protect drivers against unexpected car repairs. The primary sponsorship will be for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Seasons Change

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It’s the end of a chapter in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and also the end of an era, as the Fox/Fox Sports 1 coverage shifts to NBC and the NBC Sports Network for the latter half of the season (except for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series). It’s also the end of …

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Rick Ware Racing Plans to Run 3 Cars in ‘7 to 8 Races’ in 2019

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After debuting a third car during All-Star weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, followed by its first points-paying race being the Coca-Cola 600, Rick Ware Racing plans to run a third entry in “seven to eight races” this season, the team tells Frontstretch. “We have some opportunities that we don’t want to turn …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

2018 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson And Others To Start From Rear in First Data 500

2018 Cup Charlotte Roval Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Martin Truex Jr.‘s quest to defend his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title faces a setback today (Oct. 28) at Martinsville Speedway. The 2017 champion failed post-qualifying inspection and will forfeit his sixth place starting spot for the First Data 500. Truex will start the race in 33rd instead. Nine-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson also …

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