RWR Weekly Preview Oct. 29-31



NASCAR Cup Series

Event Name: Xfinity 500

Track: Martinsville Speedway

Location: Ridgeway, Virginia

Track Length: 0.526 miles

Format: 500 laps/263 miles

Stages: 160, 260, 500

Date: Sunday, Oct. 31

Time: 2 p.m. ET

Tune In: NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio


Team Notes:

● Garrett Smithley, a Pennsylvania native, will pilot Rick Ware Racing’s No. 15 boom!

MOBILE entry on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The 29-year-old driver has three

career Cup starts at the Virginia short track and 26 starts so far this season.


● Cody Ware will drive the Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) No. 51 for the 500-lap race

scheduled on Halloween. Over the span of his young career in the Cup Series, Ware has

started two races at the track dubbed the “Paperclip.”


● For the penultimate race of the 2021 season, Josh Bilicki is set to power the Insurance

King No. 52 at Martinsville. Since the onset of his career in the NCS, Bilicki has made

two starts at the facility.


● Joey Gase, Adkins Automotive and Donate Life Virginia are headed to Virginia with the

No. 53 RWR entry. Sunday’s Xfinity 500 will mark Gase’s 15th NCS start of the season

and fifth at Martinsville.


NASCAR Xfinity Series

Event Name: Dead On Tools 250

Track: Martinsville Speedway

Location: Ridgeway, Virginia

Track Length: 0.526 miles

Format: 250 laps/131.5 miles

Stages: 60, 120, 250

Date: Saturday, Oct. 30

Time: 6 p.m. ET

Tune In: NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio


Team Notes:

● JJ Yeley returns to the cockpit of the RWR No. 17 this weekend at the 0.526-mile short

track. Yeley will drive the Alcova Mortgage machine as he makes his 350th start in the

NASCAR Xfinity Series. It will be his 15th of the season. The veteran NASCAR driver

has three NXS starts at the track with solid finishes of ninth, 14th and 24th.


NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

Event Name: Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil

Track: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: Friday, Oct. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 31

Tune In: Qualifying Show 1 – Friday, Oct. 29 – 7 p.m. ET – FS1

Qualifying Show 2 – Sunday, Oct. 31 – 4 p.m. ET – FS1

Finals – Sunday, Oct. 31 – 5 p.m. ET – FS1


Team Notes:

● The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is off to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the

Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor

Speedway. Parts Plus/Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) driver Clay Millican sits seventh in the

Countdown to the Championship standings heading into the weekend


RWR Weekly Preview Oct. 29-31
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