RWR Weekly Preview Oct. 15-17



NASCAR Cup Series

Event Name: Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500

Track: Texas Motor Speedway

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Track Length: 1.5 miles

Format: 334 laps/501 miles

Stages: 105, 210, 334

Date: Sunday, Oct. 17

Time: 2 p.m. ET

Tune In: NBC, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio


Team Notes:

● Pennsylvania native Garrett Smithley will pilot the No. 15 entry on Sunday at Texas

Motor Speedway with sponsorship from Trophy Tractor. Smithley has three NASCAR

Cup Series starts at the Fort Worth track. It will be his 25th NCS start of the season.


● Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 machine will be driven by Cody Ware. Ware will sport the

Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) colors as he makes his first NCS start at the 1.5-mile track.

The North Carolina native has one start at the track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,

which came in 2016.


● Josh Bilicki and Junction Fuels are set to take on No Limits, Texas, with the No. 52 RWR

team. Bilicki has three NCS starts at Texas. Sunday’s 501-mile race will mark Bilicki’s

33rd start of the 2021 season.


● The RWR No. 53 will have Joey Gase behind the wheel on Sunday for the 33rd NCS race

of the season. Explore Branson will serve as the primary partner. Gase has made 12 starts

in the NCS this season and as he makes his 13th on Sunday, it will mark his sixth start at

Texas.


NASCAR Xfinity Series

Event Name: Andy's Frozen Custard 335

Track: Texas Motor Speedway

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Track Length: 1.5 miles

Format: 200 laps/300 miles

Stages: 45, 90, 200

Date: Saturday, Oct. 16

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Tune In: NBC, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio


Team Notes:

● JJ Yeley will make his 349th NASCAR Xfinity Series start on Saturday when he straps

into the DFW Security No. 17. It will be his 14th of the season. Over the course of

Yeley’s NXS career, the Arizona native has made 22 starts at Texas. He has one top-10

finish and eight top-20 finishes.


NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

Event Name: NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Track: Bristol Dragway

Location: Bristol, Tennessee

Track Length: 3,800-feet

Date: Friday, Oct. 15 - Sunday, Oct. 17

Tune In: Qualifying Show 1 – Friday, Oct. 15 – 7 p.m. ET – FS1

Qualifying Show 2 – Sunday, Oct. 17 – 1 p.m. ET – FS1

Finals – Sunday, Oct. 17 – 2 p.m. ET – FS1


Team Notes:

● The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series heads to Thunder Valley this weekend

for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Clay Millican, who currently sits

eighth in the standings, will power the Parts Plus/Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) Top Fuel

dragster at the 3,800-foot drag strip.


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