Cody Ware will set a huge milestone this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as the third-generation racer is set to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) debut in Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Ware will drive the #51 Spoonful of Music / BUBBA burger Chevy for Rick Ware Racing.
"I'm very honored to have this opportunity to make my Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend at Atlanta," said Ware. "I've been very blessed throughout my racing career to compete in so many different series, but the chance to race in the Cup Series is something I've lived for since I started racing."
Joining Ware for his Cup Series as the primary marketing partner of his #51 Chevy is Spoonful of Music. Based in Greensboro, N.C., Spoonful of Music is committed to helping chronically ill children to escape the bonds of their diseases through musical expression. Kids are given hands-on experience with musical instruments and recording equipment, offering them a creative outlet for the emotions they feel as a result of their daily struggles.
The children Spoonful of Music empowers suffer from a range of illnesses from cancer to rare diseases. For some, these illnesses are incurable, and this small organization of passionate people wants to help put smiles on the faces of kids who suffer. Additionally, BUBBA burger will serve as an associate marketing partner for Sunday's race.
"We all know that without the support of sponsors, I would not be racing this weekend at Atlanta," continued Ware. "I want to thank Brad Procton from Spoonful of Music for continuing to believe in my team and my capabilities. We have reasonable goals for Sunday at Atlanta and I know we're going to do everything in our power to achieve them. It is such an awesome deal, getting to go race in the Cup series with my dad. We share a passion in the sport and I cannot wait to compete together at the highest level of motorsport in the country with my family. God has blessed me tremendously throughout these months leading up to this. We will continue to learn and grow with this cup operation and make progress throughout this season."
Veteran Joe Lax is leading RWR's return to Cup Series competition this season.
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Note: Ware attempted to make one Cup race, in June 2016 at Sonoma Raceway, but failed to qualify the #55 Chevy for the race