About Rick Ware
Rick Ware was born in Los Angeles and graduated from high school in Humble, Texas. Ware raced in BMX and then motocross until 1981.
Rick made his NASCAR debut in 1983 as a driver at Riverside International Raceway competing in the Warner Hogdon 300 finishing 3rd.
Rick has competed in various series including NASCAR, Trans-Am, IMSA and the 24 Hours of Daytona. Ware made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in 1990 at Nazareth, PA finishing 24th and his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut in 1990 at Watkins Glen.
Ware competed in ARCA and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a best finish of 13th in the truck series in 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Rick suffered a career ending neck injury at California Speedway in 2000, the year before the soft wall and Hans devices were implemented and the same year NASCAR lost Adam Petty, Kenny Irwin and Tony Roper.
As an owner and driver, Rick has competed at over 100 venues from the Long Beach Grand Prix to Daytona. Rick Ware Racing, (RWR) has competed in ARCA, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series over the years accumulating poles, feature wins and championships.
RWR was the first team to expand their sponsor base from NASCAR into the AMA Supercross and Motocross, one year before Joe Gibbs Racing and achieved a personal goal of finishing on the podium at the 2008 Daytona Supercross event which at the time was the highest finish ever for an independent 450cc Supercross team.
RWR and Dave Antalok teamed up to win the 2008 AMA National Championship and repeat in 2009 with rider Jeff Gibson.
As well as competing in the X-Games, Rick has channeled his experience to ownership and developing sponsors in a wide variety of markets, allowing an avenue to add an “added value” to the volume of events that differentiate him from other teams.
“In this economy, you have to think outside the box, and in 2009 that box consisted of over 110 events between both 2 and 4 wheels,” stated Rick, “and in 2010 nearly doubled that!”
Rick has been on both sides of the desk as a driver sponsor hunter and owner and has an understanding of what “Rookies” need and how to develop that moving forward.
Employees in the past have developed and moved in to almost every major Sprint Cup organization in the garage.
RWR made history with the first ever Father-Daughter to compete in the same event at Talladega in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Mike and Chrissy Wallace in 2009 and again in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Daytona in 2010. It is just another angle that RWR provides to keep sponsors in the spotlight and continue to develop the “Biggest Little Team in Motorsports!”