MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Multi-time USAC champion Chris Windom will make his NASCAR Cup Sequence debut throughout the upcoming Meals Metropolis Grime Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 28.
Windom will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro fielded by Rick Ware Racing with sponsorship from NOS Power Drink throughout his NASCAR Cup Sequence debut. The Meals Metropolis Grime Race would be the first NASCAR Cup Sequence occasion held on a mud floor since 1970.
Final 12 months the Illinois native turned the seventh driver to win the USAC Triple Crown by successful a championship every of USAC’s three nationwide divisions – midget, dash automobile and Silver Crown.
“I’m excited to have Chris make his debut within the NASCAR Cup Sequence with Rick Ware Racing within the inaugural grime race at Bristol Motor Speedway,” stated workforce proprietor Rick Ware. “Chris is a longtime grime racer, whose achievements surpass many. I’m wanting ahead to seeing him race, and hopefully carry house an excellent end.”
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this new alternative with Chris Windom and Rick Ware Racing,” says NOS Power Advertising and marketing Director Lauren Albano. “Coming off a 2020 USAC championship season, it’s clear Chris is a wheelman and prepared for this subsequent problem. Bristol Motor Speedway is such an iconic NASCAR observe and can be slightly particular to see a NOS Power automobile hit the observe with one among our unique grime observe drivers.”
Whereas extraordinarily profitable in USAC, Windom has dabbled in different types of auto racing lately. He’s made 5 NASCAR Tenting World Truck Sequence begins and 7 ARCA Menards Sequence begins. He’s additionally competed within the Indy Lights division throughout the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I’m very excited for this distinctive alternative with RWR,” Windom stated. “Not solely to race within the NASCAR Cup collection, however to be part of the primary time they race Bristol on grime is actually cool. Hopefully my earlier grime expertise will give me a head begin out of the gate. I’ve to thank Lauren Albano with NOS Power Drink, Brodie Hayward, and David Byrd for serving to make this doable for me.”