Cole Custer joins Rick Ware Racing for NASCAR Cup Series races

Multiple race-winning driver Cole Custer will compete in the next three NASCAR Cup Series races for Rick Ware Racing, starting this weekend in the No. 51 Jacob Companies Ford Mustang at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Custer has made 279 overall NASCAR starts; with victories at the Cup, Xfinity and Craftsman Truck Series levels. His most recent NXS victory took place this past weekend on the streets of Chicago.

“It’s great to be getting back into a Cup car again,” Custer said. “I can’t thank Rick Ware Racing enough for this opportunity. RWR is building a solid program and I’m happy to help keep it growing in the right direction. It’s fun to be part of their group and hopefully we’ll have some solid runs together.”

This is a reunion of sorts for RWR and Custer, having worked together in previous NCS and NXS starts for the team, the last of which was in 2021.

“We have put a lot of effort into elevating our program the past two years and having Cole come race with us again is great for the team,” said Rick Ware. “He has won at every level he’s competed in and is having a strong season in the Xfinity Series this year. We’re hoping to capitalize on the momentum of Cole winning two of the last three NXS races, and we look forward to getting started together in Atlanta.”