Crowd Favorite "Mad" Max Papis to drive No. 17 Xfinity Car at Indianapolis
UPDATE: Mooresville, NC (August 12th, 2021) – JJ Yeley will take over in the Rick Ware Racing Nurtec ODT (Rimegepant) No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro for the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Road Course this Saturday August 14th, 2021, forMax Papis after Max tested positive for COVID-19.
Mooresville, NC (August 11th, 2021) – Crowd favorite “Mad”Max Papis will pilot the Rick Ware Racing Nurtec ODT (Rimegepant) No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro for the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Road Course this Saturday August 14th, 2021.
Max has been a professional race car driver since he was 12 years old. Since then he has raced in Formula 1, ChampCar, IndyCar, IMSA, Grand-Am, IROC, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, being the European driver with most NASCAR starts (95).
“I think it might be the first time in history that someone will go from INDYCAR race control to race a NASCAR car in the same day. I’m excited to come back to NASCAR with Rick Ware out of a conversation on pitlane at the IndyCar event. I always say I am never retired, just in-between sponsors. It will be even more special to do in Indianapolis in front of my kids and many of my long-time race fans that have seen me competing here throughout my career. This track has been great to me in the past and I have been able to be on the podium both in IMSA and SVRA. it feels SOOO good to be back! Thank you, Rick, and all at RWR for making this happen “
Rick Ware Quote
“I was talking with Max last week in Nashville and I brought up the race on the Indy Road Course. I jokingly asked Max if he remembered how to drive a four-speed manual or if he was too scared. Max jumped at the opportunity and called my bluff! We are so excited to have a fan-favorite like Max get into our Xfinity car and compete after getting out of the officials stand for INDYCAR. We look forward to this start with more information coming soon about other possible opportunities.”
About Nurtec ODT (Rimegepant)
Nurtec ODT (Rimegepant) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the acute treatment of migraine in February 2020 and is the first and only CGRP receptor antagonist available in an orally disintegrating tablet (ODT). A single dose of Nurtec ODT has been shown to get people with migraine back to normal functioning within 60 minutes and have lasting effects for up to 48 hours.
Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine and the World Health Organization classifies migraine as one of the 10 most disabling medical illnesses. Migraine is characterized by debilitating attacks lasting four to 72 hours with multiple symptoms, including pulsating headaches of moderate to severe pain intensity that can be associated with nausea or vomiting, and/or sensitivity to sound (phonophobia) and sensitivity to light (photophobia).
About Rick Ware Racing
With a rich and extensive history, Rick Ware Racing has been part of the racing fabric in the USA for over 30 years. The team has recently competed in both Prototypes and the NASCAR Cup Series. The team most recently claimed the 2020 Asian Le Mans Series Am Championship.
NURTEC® ODT (Rimegepant) is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.