The 45-year-old winner of the 2008 Daytona 500 retired on the finish of the 2021 marketing campaign after 20 full seasons in Cup.
However the 2014 Cup Sequence runner-up will make his first look with the Subsequent Gen automobile at Darlington Raceway subsequent weekend within the #15 Mustang pushed by 2009 Formulation 1 world champion Jenson Button at Circuit of the Americas final month.
“I’m grateful for the chance to work with Rick Ware Racing and Ford,” stated Newman, who’s reunited with the Blue Oval after racing Fords for Roush Fenway Racing (now RFK Racing) from 2019 to 2021.
“I believe this might be good for all of us with our mixed expertise and data.
“Being a part of the Throwback Weekend at considered one of my favourite tracks in Darlington is fairly particular. After lately being named considered one of NASCAR’s 75 Best Drivers, it carries even some significance.”
The veteran racer made 725 begins at Cup degree, successful 18 races together with the 2013 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout spells with Group Penske, Stewart-Haas Racing and Richard Childress Racing.
Newman’s best season got here in his second Cup marketing campaign in 2003, when he received eight instances for Penske.
After stepping away from NASCAR he spent the summer season of 2022 competing in Tony Stewart’s Famous person Racing Expertise, successful as soon as at Stafford and ending the season because the championship runner-up.
It is at the moment unclear what number of races Newman will run and when his different begins could also be.
Newman’s most well-known win got here on the 2008 Daytona 500 for Group Penske
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“I bear in mind watching ‘Thursday Night time Thunder’ on ESPN and seeing Ryan compete towards some stout competitors in these days,” stated workforce proprietor Rick Ware.
“I turned a fan then and when he first got here to NASCAR, I knew he was going to be an important driver and win a whole lot of races.
“He brings nice depth and perception to RWR whereas we proceed to develop our workforce.
“Ryan’s been an important ambassador for our sport and Ford. We’re actually trying ahead to racing with him this season.”
RWR has used a wide range of drivers in each the No. 15 and No. 51 automobiles this 12 months.
Cody Ware was the workforce’s solely full-time driver earlier than being indefinitely suspended by NASCAR after he was arrested and charged with assault in early April.