MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Cole Custer will pilot the Rick Ware Racing No. 17 Ford Mustang during the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of The Americas on May 22.
Production Alliance Group will be the primary sponsor on Custer’s ride.
“I am excited to have Cole behind the wheel of the No. 17 RWR entry for the upcoming race weekend at COTA,” said team owner Rick Ware. “Cole is a great driver, and we were excited to work with him in 2018, when he made his NASCAR Cup Series debut with RWR.”
Custer, the young gun that competes full-time with Stewart Haas Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, has more than 100 starts in the Xfinity Series, collecting nine wins, 39 top-five and 71 top-10 finishes.
“Obviously when we first started looking at running COTA in the Xfinity Series, we were looking for another Ford team,” said Custer. “I made my NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2018 with Rick Ware Racing, so SS Greenlight with Rick Ware Racing made sense.
“COTA is one of the new tracks on the 2021 schedule and it’s a tough race track,” continued Custer. “With limited practice, I wanted to log all the laps I could before Sunday. That’s the biggest reason why I’m trying to get as much seat time as I can. So, I can’t thank Production Alliance Group/Dale Sahlin, Bobby Dotter and Rick Ware Racing enough for this opportunity.”