UPDATE: Chris Windom is set to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in the inaugural Food City Dirt Race in late March. Windom will pilot the No. 15 NOS Energy Chevrolet in the premier event.
Windom, an Illinois native, is a veteran in dirt racing. In 2020, Windom became one of only seven drivers to achieve the coveted USAC Triple Crown, winning an overall championship in the three national categories, Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown.
"I am excited to have Chris make his debut in the NASCAR Cup Series with Rick Ware Racing in the inaugural dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway," commented team owner, Rick Ware. "Chris is an established dirt racer, whose achievements surpass many. I’m looking forward to seeing him race, and hopefully bring home a good finish."
"We are thrilled to be part of this new opportunity with Chris Windom and Rick Ware Racing," says NOS Energy Marketing Director, Lauren Albano. "Coming off a 2020 USAC Championship Season, it’s clear Chris is a wheelman and ready for this next challenge. Bristol Motor Speedway is such an iconic NASCAR track and will be rather special to see a NOS Energy car hit the track with one of our original dirt track drivers."
Based in Corona, California, NOS is part of the Monster Energy Company. Launched in 2005, NOS Energy Drink fuels performance by providing high performance energy and enhanced mental focus you need to stay ahead of the pack. Whether on the track, tuning a favorite car in the garage, or conquering your day, NOS delivers a kick. Rooted in auto-culture, NOS Energy Drink is a proud partner of Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Chris Forsberg, Chris Windom and more. High Performance Energy. High Performance Athletes. For more information, visit www.drinknos.com or facebook.com/NOSEnergyDrink.
"I’m very excited for this unique opportunity with RWR," Chris Windom said. "Not only to race in the NASCAR Cup series, but to be a part of the first time they race Bristol on dirt is really cool. Hopefully my previous dirt experience will give me a head start out of the gate. I have to thank Lauren Albano with NOS Energy Drink, Brodie Hayward, and David Byrd for helping make this possible for me."
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ORIGINAL POST: After NASCAR Cup Champion Chase Elliott decided to test the midget ranks, Chris Windom thought turnabout would be fair play.
Next month, the USAC Midget champion and Triple Crown winner looks to make his debut in a Cup car when NASCAR’s top division rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s return to dirt.
Windom, 30, will drive the No. 15 NOS Energy Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing in the inaugural Food City Dirt Race on Sunday, March 28. The opportunity is the latest step for Windom and his sprint car team owner, Brodie Hayward.