“We’re Trying to have Two Really Strong Cars” – Rick Ware Outline his Future Plans for his Cup Team

Published 08/02/2021, 2:20 PM EDT
RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 05: Cody Ware, driver of the #23 RaceTrac Convenience Stores Chevrolet, and Josh Reaume, driver of the #87 Cry of the Outcast Ford, talk on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 5, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)


In the 2021 season, the Rick Ware Racing team has not been as quick as its rivals. In a recent interview, Rick Ware spoke about what the future holds for his Cup Series team. According to him, he wants to take the next step in terms of competition and technology.

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Speaking to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, he said, “The whole idea and premise then was, we were going to be starting to build the cars at the end of ’19. 2020 was when we were going to be rolling out, obviously the whole word changed, all got pushed back. We are kind of one year behind where we though we were going to be.

“We’re trying to have two really strong cars for next year.”

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Can Rick Ware deliver on his promise?

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Sadly, the team has been a perennial backmarker through the course of its NASCAR tenure. The outfit’s highest position has been 33rd in the championship. Unfortunately, it does not seem like much will improve on the championship front, with several drivers running part-time.

Jul 18, 2021; Loudon, New Hampshire, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) leads the field during the start of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Now, Rick Ware will be hoping that 2022 brings better fortunes and that the team can expand to two cars. However, everyone knows that getting a charter for an extra car is not easy. Additionally, there is the issue of finding a driver and getting a sponsor for the driver as well.

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2022 is an important year because it marks the debuts of the Next Gen cars. These cars have been tested extensively and, despite the launch earlier this year, are still being tested. This is largely because NASCAR wants to iron out any potential kinks that could arise in the future. Until then, the drivers and teams will be focused on closing out the current season, with four races until the playoffs.

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