Ryan Sieg and RSS Racing to Switch to Ford from Chevrolet

Published 01/12/2021, 8:04 AM EST
Oct 17, 2020; Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ross Chastain (10) leads Ryan Sieg (39) during the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


Since 2013, Ryan Sieg has raced for the Ryan Shane Sieg Racing team. The outfit itself primarily raced with the Chevrolet banner since 2009 for the Truck series, and 2013 for the Xfinity series. However, all that has changed now, as the team is switching to Ford for the coming season.

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Sieg has been in good form so far in his career, racking up consecutive Xfinity playoff appearances. Now, the switch to Ford will be a new challenge for him. Even though he is in an unfamiliar machine, he will relish the challenge.

This will be the first time he ever races for Ford, as he stuck with Chevy for most of his career. However, in 2009, he drove for Dodge in the Truck series, and for Toyota in the 2017 Cup Series.

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Ryan Sieg is looking forward to his maiden tryst with Ford

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According to a statement, Sieg will return to the #39 Ford Mustang. Furthermore, the Roush Yates Engines brand will provide engine components to the team, which effectively ends a 10-year association with Chevy in the Xfinity and Truck Series.

TALLADEGA, AL – APRIL 27: Josh Bilicki, RSS Racing, Chevrolet Camaro W.G. Speaks/Carrier (93) during qualifying for the Xfinity Series MoneyLion 300 on April 27, 2019, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL.(Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

However, there were no plans for the outfit to field additional entries in 2021. This is a big change from last season, when they ran two full-time entries, the #39 and #93.

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Sieg occupied the #39 seat for the whole year, while multiple drivers raced in the #93 car. Though it is worth mentioning that Myatt Snider bore the lion’s share of the work. Unfortunately, Snider is not returning to RSS Racing for the 2021 season. This is because the Richard Childress Racing team has roped him on a full-time basis.

Ryan is an excellent driver with 32 top-10 finishes to his credit, and he even finished 10th in the 2020 season. Aside from that, he has registered a career-best seven top-five finishes, including a second-place finish at the Talladega Superspeedway. Now, the 33-year old will be keen to hit the ground running with his current team and new car.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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