The first of the “dirt ringers” have announced intentions of participating in the NASCAR Cup Series’ inaugural Food City Dirt Race on March 28th, as it was announced Tuesday Evening that Chris Windom will join Rick Ware Racing for Bristol Motor Speedway’s Dirt Race.
Windom will pilot the No. 15 NOS Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Rick Ware Racing, in what will be the dirt racing veteran’s NASCAR Cup Series debut.
“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.”
NOS Energy – also a sponsor of JTG-Daugherty Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — has been a long-time sponsor of Windom’s in his dirt racing efforts.
“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.”
“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.”
The Food City Dirt Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday March 28th at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX.