Rick Ware Racing announced Wednesday Bayley Currey will make his Cup Series debut this weekend in the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway in suburban Phoenix.
Currey, 22, of Driftwood, Texas, is a mechanical engineering student at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He will drive the No. 52 Ford Mustang with sponsorship from the Jacob Companies, MTEL-ONE, BYRNA and Baja Manufacturing.
“I am extremely excited to compete in Rick’s car for the first time,” Currey said in a RWR media release. “I have been working in Rick’s shop since 2017 and it has been awesome to see how Rick Ware Racing has progressed.
“I am thankful to be able to get behind the wheel where obviously the main goal is to run all the laps, but I really enjoy racing at ISM Raceway and I think if we can keep everything in line we will come away with a good run!”
Currey has 13 Xfinity Series starts, with a career-best finish of 21st last fall at Texas Motor Speedway. He also has 16 career starts in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, with a best finish of 10th at Phoenix in fall 2017.
He’s also competed in the Sunoco Southern Super Late Model Series, ASCS2 Mini-Sprint Cars, Asphalt Modifieds, INEX Legends Cars, INEX Bandolero’s and go-karts.