Rick Ware expanding into Sports Cars

NASCAR team Rick Ware Racing has announced an expansion into sports car racing, with planned LMP2 efforts in both the Asian Le Mans Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The North Carolina-based operation, which currently fields cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series, will campaign two Ligier JS P2 Nissans in the 2019-20 Asian LMS season in partnership with Eurointernational.

It has also revealed intentions of running a LMP2 car in the WeatherTech Championship next year.

The team, which enters its 30th year in motorsports in 2020, is looking to grow its “brand and business model” according to team owner Rick Ware.

Ware has also hired P1 Groupe’s Eric Burch to serve as RWR’s general manager of worldwide operations, which will see the team in action in “over 100 races” next year.

Cody Ware, the son of the team owner, will be a “fixture” in the program, with the 23-year-old set for his LMP2 debut in the four-round Asian LMS season.

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