Thursday, November 23, 2023

Garrett Smithley Returns to Rick Ware Racing For Part-Time NASCAR Cup Series Schedule in 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: Garrett Smithley poses for a photo at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Garrett Smithley will reprise his role as one of the rotating part-time drivers in the Rick Ware Racing NASCAR Cup Series stable for the 2021 season. RWR made the news official with a press release on Wednesday.

“I’m incredibly excited to be back with RWR. We really had a great year last year, and honestly raced a lot more than I was planning to, which is always a good sign,” said Smithley in the release. “Rick has given me some amazing opportunities throughout the year, and I’m excited to capitalize on this one in 2021.”

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Team owner Rick Ware is happy to welcome back the Pennsylvania-native to his race team this season.

“We are really excited to have Garrett back in our cars after a memorable 2020 season,” said Ware. “We plan on building on the chemistry Garrett and the team gained after some great runs last year.”

Smithley ran a total of 26 NASCAR Cup Series events last season (a career-high), 16 of them for RWR. Smithley’s best finish of 2020 was a 24th-place effort at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This also marked his career-best finish in NCS competition.

While Smithley is back for a part-time schedule in 2021, no actual schedule was released just yet. Those announcements will be coming at a later date.

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 an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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