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Chris Cockrum Comes Home 21st at Daytona

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CODY WARE WINS LAMBORGHINI ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

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Daniel Suarez - Big Wreck During Group Qualifying at Daytona

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Lilly Trucking Returns With Rick Ware Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (February 18, 2015) - - Days before the green flag of the NASCAR season, Rick Ware Racing (RWR) is proud to announce that Lilly Trucking will return as a major sponsor for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season.

Lilly Trucking specializes in reliable transportation of fine machinery and machinery parts for the paper industry. Lilly Trucking is dedicated to satisfying the needs of their customers. For more than 42 years, Lilly Trucking has been able to provide quality services, accurately performed in an efficient and timely manner.

Their fleet is equipped with GPS navigation, communications and dispatch capabilities to provide their customers with the most accurate delivery information and location services possible. They are proud of their reputation for quality and integrity.

As part of their relationship with Rick Ware Racing, Lilly Trucking will be associate sponsors in two NXS entries for Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300. In addition to hoisting its signage with the No. 15 of Carlos Contreras, Lilly Trucking will also carry associate placement on the No. 13 driven by Georgia native Chris Cockrum.

In addition to associate sponsorship roles this season, Lilly Trucking will carry title sponsorship rights in select NASCAR XFINITY Series races this season.

A fixture in the Rick Ware Racing family, Lilly Trucking will expand its role in the organization by being a co-sponsor on the No. 50 Burnie Grill / BUBBA burger® Chevrolet Silverado driven by Cody Ware in the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season opener from Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on February 20.

Furthermore, the company will also back Ware’s teammate Donnie Neuenberger in the No. 1 Chevrolet Silverado in a joint effort with MAKE Motorsports.

unnamed“Lisa (Ware) and I are so thankful to have such a great and loyal sponsor as Lilly Trucking,” said team principal Rick Ware. “Dennis and Sharon are wonderful people and are huge NASCAR fans. They do so much for Rick Ware Racing and our team and we look forward to having a successful season with them aboard.”

Cody Ware, the son of Lisa and Rick Ware is also equally excited to represent a company that has been instrumental in the success of his family’s race team.

“I’m ecstatic to have Lilly Trucking on board in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Ware. “To have their continued support on a much larger scale is greatly appreciated.

“Sponsorship is scarce and far apart these days and to have someone like loyal like Lilly Trucking is wonderful. I can’t say enough about how much it to me to have them apart of my career.”

The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps / 250 miles) is the first of 23 events on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. The first practice session of the year begins on Thursday, February 18th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. Round two is set for later in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Friday, February 20th scheduled to lift off at 4:45 p.m. The 32-truck starting field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). Pre-race coverage of the anticipated thriller is tentatively scheduled to lift off at 7:00 p.m. also on FOX Sports 1.

The Alert Today Florida 300 (120 laps / 300 miles) is the first of 33 events on the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule. The first practice session of the year begins on Friday, February 19th from 12:55 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. Round two is set for later in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, February 21st scheduled to lift off at 12:15 p.m. The 32-truck starting field will take the green flag shortly after 3:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).

Rick Ware Racing is on Twitter. Follow them @RickWareRacing.

For more on Cody Shane Ware, follow him on Twitter @CodyShaneWare.

PHOTO CAPTION: Cody Ware driver of the No. 50 Burnie Grill / BUBBA burger® Chevrolet Silverado for MAKE Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Media Contact:
Lisa Ware, Rick Ware Racing
lrware@aol.com
336.210.6411

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Mackena Bell To Make NASCAR Nationwide Series Debut With Rick Ware Racing

1PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 4, 2014) - - Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) confirmed today that NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) driver Mackena Bell will compete in Saturday’s DAV 200 at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Speedway.

By taking the green flag behind the No. 23 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet, Bell will become the only female graduate of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program to compete at a NASCAR national series level.

Bell, a native of Carson City, Nevada recently completed her second season of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition driving for Rev Racing. She finished 16th in points and posted one top-10 finish in the season-opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

Of course, the intensity and competition level will increase ten-fold in the penultimate race of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, but the 24-year is old is eager to turn heads.

“I’m just going to enjoy every minute of it,” said Bell. “For so long, I’ve put so much pressure on myself to do something, to prove something, that I’ve not always enjoyed the ride. This race will be different. I’m going to enjoy this opportunity and learn as much as possible.

“This series is very competitive and there are a lot of teams with huge sponsors and great backing. Running for a little team gives you the chance to just take it all in, experience the differences and not feel the pressure, or expectation of setting the world on fire. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Team principal Rick Ware is equally excited to see Bell’s progression throughout the weekend, as well as finesse behind the wheel in her NASCAR Nationwide Series debut.

“We could not be more thrilled to have Mackena behind the wheel of a Rick Ware Racing car this weekend at Phoenix,” said Ware. “She exemplifies everything we look for in a young, ambitious driver. No doubt that she has a lot to learn in a short period of time, but I think she’ll be fine. I know she’s looking forward to this week, so we’ll give it all we have to make sure her Nationwide debut is one to remember.”

Of course, RWR is no stranger to working and breeding young talent throughout various forms of Motorsports. This weekend, the organization will continue to live up to its standards and introduce the second female to drive for the team this season.

“Mackena is a female who’s worked hard to get where she is at today,” he said. “It’s easy for anyone to say that she is getting this opportunity because she is a female. But, she’s earned it. She does a great job behind the wheel of a racecar and even though her learning curve is steep, she’ll do fine at Phoenix. We’ll build on it and see what’s next.”

The DAV 200 – Honoring America’s Veterans is set for Saturday, November 8. The 200-lap contest is scheduled to air live on ESPN, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90 beginning at 1:30 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to fly at 2:15 p.m. local; 4:15 p.m. Eastern.

For more on Mackena Bell, follow her on Twitter or visit her Facebook page.

Rick Ware Racing is on Twitter. Follow them @RickWareRacing.

About Rick Ware Racing:

Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in every NASCAR sanctioned series, ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games and Rolex Grand-Am Series.

PHOTO CAPTION: Mackena Bell, driver of the No. 23 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet Camaro for Rick Ware Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Media Contact:
Lisa Ware
lrware@aol.com
336.210.6411