Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Willie Allen and Curtis Sutton Form Rackley W.A.R., the Latest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field gets ready for a restart during a 2020 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

When the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pulls into the Daytona International Speedway this February to get the 2021 season started, a new team will be in the midst, Rackley W.A.R. The new team was founded by former NASCAR driver and owner of W.A.R. Shocks Willie Allen and the President of Rackley Roofing Curtis Sutton.

Allen says the decision to partner with Sutton was as simple as organization.

“When Curtis and I started the conversation about a partnership and him joining our existing businesses at W.A.R. Shocks and the W.A.R. Driver Development Program, one of the things that was exciting to me was what he brings to the table from a structure side,” Allen said in a team release. “Structure will be big for the Rackley W.A.R. team, as well as the humbleness and values that Curtis adds with his mentorship.”

Of course, Rackley Roofing has been a sponsor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with driver Clay Greenfield since 2019. After sponsoring Greenfield for four races in 2019, the company expanded to a 19-race stint with the No. 68 team in 2020.

Three weeks ago, Greenfield announced that his deal with Rackley Roofing would be shrinking to three races in 2021 and that he was on the search for sponsors and funded drivers to fill out the remaining balance of the 2021 schedule. With Sutton taking on a role as a co-owner of a Truck Series team, the reduction in sponsorship for Greenfield makes sense.

Sutton is elated to see what the future holds for his new team.

“I am honored to partner with Willie and his entire W.A.R. program,” Sutton said. “Rackley Roofing is a culture of humble, hungry, innovative, customer-focused, smart, and accountable individuals. Willie and his team fit the core values of what I know makes a winning team and I am excited about our future at Rackley W.A.R.”

According to the press release from the team, announcements regarding what manufacturer of vehicle the organization will utilize, team alliances, crew chief and driver will be coming in the near future.

It’s important to note that Justin Marks, who now owns the TrackHouse team in the NASCAR Cup Series, drove with the team at Five Flags Speedway in the Snowflake 100 a couple of weeks ago.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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