|TALLADEGA, Ala. – Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today that mainstay film director and stuntman Stanton Barrett will drive the team’s No. 52 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.|
|The Bishop, Calif. native is set to make his 24th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start but first on a superspeedway. Barrett efforts for his first Cup Series race of the season will be supported by Swedish-based Huski Chocolate.|
Soon to be launched in the United States, Huski Chocolate is a premium organic cold chocolate milk beverage available with refreshing premium chocolate with a chocolate glacier taste.
Currently available in the United States, Huski Chocolate services their premium real hot chocolate syrup in the food and beverage industry including ski resorts, hotels and restaurants.
Huski Chocolate will utilize Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race to help launch the company’s “ready to drink” chocolate beverage, while also explore other business-to-business initiatives for the Huski Chocolate hot chocolate line.
“I’m glad to be back at the race track this weekend,” said Barrett who recently completed his stunt work in the upcoming expected summer blockbuster John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. “I’ve been super busy with my companies, but it’s exciting to come back to NASCAR and not only bring a new sponsor to the sport – but one that is sure to resonate with NASCAR fans.”
Over the course of his NASCAR career, Barrett has made five starts at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway between the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. In 1999, he earned a personal track best of 15th.
While expecting a very competitive race abreast a new rules package and the introduction of tapered spacers, Barrett says a good day will be finishing the race in one-piece with a solid finish.
“There are a lot of unknowns going into this weekend’s race. I’ve ran up front many times at superspeedways and seem to get caught up in the “big one” but we hope this weekend will be different,” added Barrett. “We’re already locked into the race – so we’ll be working on finding the right balance with our No. 52 Huski Chocolate Chevrolet and make sure when we need to put ourselves in the right place we can do so.
“Bringing a good finish will give us some momentum to maybe hopefully come back in the fall.”
Rick Ware, team principal of Rick Ware Racing says the team is thrilled to welcome Barrett back to the team.
“Stanton and I have worked together for a lot of years and I’m always happy to have him behind the wheel of one of our cars,” Ware said. “I think Sunday is a race where we can go and be competitive and he (Stanton) can work with the 51 car and have the chance to bring home our best results of the season.”
Barrett’s No. 52 Chevrolet will also promote several charities this weekend. With an emphasis to bring them attentiveness, The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation will be promoted on the television panel. E
stablished as a national identity in 2014, the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation is dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient.
22 Kill, a community that raises awareness and combats suicide by empowering veterans, first responders, and their families through traditional and non-traditional therapies will adorn the side panels.
And Heroes on the Water will also see their decals on Barrett’s car Sunday. Heroes on the Water is a veteran’s charity, creates alternative therapeutic programs to serve veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and their families.
These experiential programs incorporate structured activities proven to improve the lives of these men and women. Each experience reduces the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury while providing much-needed camaraderie and support.
Veteran industry leader George Church will call the shots as crew chief for in the 10th Cup race of the season.
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