Brent Wentz, a longtime spotter in several different forms of motorsport, will move to Rick Ware Racing to serve as the spotter for the No. 15 team during the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Wentz announced his new job in a post on X, formerly Twitter, on Monday.
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— Brent Wentz (@Brent_Wentz) January 22, 2024
“My 25 year career has been all about opportunities with great teams & people,” Wentz said in the post. “During the pandemic in 2020 my path within racing shifted, but the goals always remained simple. The last 3 years have ranged from kissing the bricks at the Indianapolis 500 to victory lane in Sofia, NC. The “Mix of Motorsports” has been awesome, to every driver/team/spotter who has shown the trust in me to support their efforts, I’m truly thankful. In 2024 I will be joining Rick Ware Racing as the spotter of the #15 entry in the NASCAR Cup Series, my family and I are grateful for the opportunity and look forward to this season.”
Wentz scored victories in the 2009 and 2012 Daytona 500s as a mechanic for Roush Fenway Racing (now RFK Racing) with driver Matt Kenseth, and he found victory lane in the 2020 Indianapolis 500 as a spotter with Takuma Sato as his driver.
Wentz will work with a rotating cast of drivers this season, which will be led by anchor driver Kaz Grala. On January 17, Rick Ware Racing announced Grala as the driver of the No. 15 entry for 25 races in 2024, beginning with the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in February.
Cody Ware will also pilot the car for 10 races this season.
In addition to his work atop the spotter’s stand, Wentz operates his own business — Dayz Gone By, a vintage racing apparel and memorabilia shop.