RWR Weekly Preview Nov. 5-7


NASCAR Cup Series

Event Name: NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race

Track: Phoenix Raceway

Location: Avondale, Arizona

Track Length: 1 mile

Format: 312 laps/312 miles

Stages: 75, 190, 312

Date: Sunday, Nov. 7

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Tune In: NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio


Team Notes:

● For the final event on the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, Garrett Smithley will

drive the Rick Ware Racing No. 15 this weekend at Phoenix Raceway as practice and

qualifying also return for the championship race. Smithley’s race car will feature the

colors of Carpets of Arizona. The 29-year-old driver has four starts at the Arizona track

with Sunday’s 312-mile event marking the Pennsylvania native’s 70th career start in the

NCS.


● Making his fourth start at Phoenix, Cody Ware will once again climb behind the wheel of

the Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) No. 51. Ware will sport a special paint scheme as RWR has

partnered with Nine Line Apparel and Biohaven Pharmaceuticals' Nurtec ODT

(rimegepant) to pay tribute and honor the upcoming 80th Anniversary of the Attack on

Pearl Harbor. The 25-year-old driver has 31 starts under his belt this year in the NCS.


● Completing his first full-time season in the NCS this weekend at Phoenix, Josh Bilicki

will have the boom! MOBILE livery adorning his No. 52 machine. The Wisconsin native

has two starts at the 1-mile track.


● Joey Gase, driver of the No. 53 RWR entry, is set to make his 16th NCS start of the

season on Sunday. It will mark his eighth start at Phoenix. Donate Life Arizona will be on

board for the 312-lap season finale.


NASCAR Xfinity Series

Event Name: NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race

Track: Phoenix Raceway

Location: Avondale, Arizona

Track Length: 1 mile

Format: 200 laps/200 miles

Stages: 45, 90, 200

Date: Saturday, Nov. 6

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Tune In: NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio


Team Notes:

● Joe Graf Jr. will start his 65th career NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday night

when he straps into the Model Electronics No. 17 at Phoenix Raceway for the final event

of the 2021 season. The New Jersey native has three starts at the track located in

Avondale, Arizona.

RWR Weekly Preview Nov. 5-7
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