Mooresville, NC (April 29th, 2021) – Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing announced today that RBR Aviation will serve as the primary sponsor on Bilicki’s #52 Ford Mustang at this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
RBR Aviation provides aircraft maintenance, inspections, and repairs at their two locations in Dallas, TX. For over 25 years RBR Aviation has grown its list of available services with the goal of providing customers with a “One Stop Shop” maintenance solution. RBR Aviation joined Josh as a primary sponsor at Kansas Speedway in July of 2020, where the team brought home a top-25 finish.
“With NASCAR’s crazy 36 race schedule, we rely heavily on aviation to get us from point A to point B, whether it’s the drivers, the race team, team sponsors, or NASCAR executives and employees,” says Bilicki. “Many people within the industry fly privately, so we are really hoping to use this partnership to promote RBR Aviation and open new doors and leads to anyone involved in NASCAR who needs aircraft maintenance performed.”
Junction Fuels, Insurance King, Dollar Loan Center, and My Place Hotels will serve as associate partners on Bilicki's car this weekend.
The NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway will take place on Sunday, May 2nd at 3:00PM ET time and will be televised live on FS1.
For more information about RBR Aviation, please visit www.rbraviation.com.
Josh Bilicki, Rick Ware Racing set to honor the late Lennie Pond at NASCAR Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway.
Mooresville, NC (4/14/21) - Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing are set to honor the late Lennie Pond at the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series Throwback Race at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, May 9th. Bilicki’s #52 Ford Mustang, which has primary sponsorship from Insurance King, will carry Lennie Pond’s famous yellow Burger King “best darn burgers” paint scheme. Insurance King, a long time partner of Bilicki’s, offers low-cost and SR-22 auto insurance.
“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to honor the late Lennie Pond this year at Darlington,” says Bilicki. “My friends at Insurance King are always very creative with their paint schemes, so when they came to me with this idea, I was all for it. Like myself, Lennie Pond worked very hard to get to the NASCAR Cup Series and turn his passion into a career. NASCAR was built around blue-collar workers like Lennie, so naturally, I felt that this was a great tribute.”
Lennie Pond was born in Ettrick, Virginia on August 11th, 1940, just thirty miles away from Richmond Raceway. He grew up racing around his parent’s farm and eventually began racing on dirt tracks in the mid 1950s. After quickly moving through the ranks, Pond made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 1973.
His career totals include 234 career starts, one win, 39 top fives, 88 top tens, five poles, and a best championship finish of 5th in 1976. He beat out Darrell Waltrip for rookie of the year honors in 1973. Five years later, Pond won his first career race at Talladega Superspeedway. Before retiring, Pond raced his last race on September 10, 1989 at Richmond International Raceway in the Miller High Life 400 where he finished in 11th place. Pond got to run all three track configurations at Richmond - dirt, asphalt and the current layout. Pond died on February 10th, 2016 from complications of cancer.
The NASCAR Cup Series Throwback Race at Darlington Raceway will take place on Sunday, May 9th and will be televised live on FS1 at 2:30PM ET.
For more information about Insurance King, please visit www.insuranceking.com.
Mooresville, NC (3/25/21) - Josh Bilicki is set for a new experience this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, as the NASCAR Cup Series will race on dirt for the first time in over fifty years. Come Friday, Bilicki will turn his first ever laps driving on dirt during the NASCAR Cup Series’ first practice session. The “unknown” feeling is not new to Bilicki, though. Having a background in road course racing, Bilicki turned his first ever laps on an oval at Phoenix Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2016, which was something completely new for him.
Insurance King Set for First Primary Sponsorship of 2021 with Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Mooresville, NC (3/12/21) – Insurance King will join Josh Bilicki and the #52 Rick Ware Racing team next weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway for their first primary partnership of the 2021 season. Bilicki’s car will feature a “Got Tickets?” Insurance King marketing campaign, which will showcase their low cost car insurance and SR-22 insurance. The paint scheme will be based on the Henry County Sheriff Department vehicles, which is the county that Atlanta Motor Speedway is located.
“I’m very happy to continue my partnership with Insurance King for the third season in a row,” says Bilicki. “Insurance King has been a very loyal supporter of mine for the last three seasons, and together I feel that we create a very and unique and exciting partnership. Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of my favorite tracks, so I can’t wait to get on track next weekend for 500 miles.”
“We’re excited to support Josh and Rick Ware Racing again in 2021,” says Dan Block, President of Insurance King. “We have several exciting new projects and partners that we are working on bringing to our sponsorship program, so we are looking forward to getting our 2021 partnership kicked off at Atlanta Motor Speedway next week.”
The Wounded Blue will also be featured on Bilicki’s #52 car. The Wounded Blue is the only national organization that helps officers in distress who were wounded or injured on the job. Bilicki and Insurance King promoted The Wounded Blue at several races last season, including the fall Martinsville race, where the car was painted like a cop car to honor each police officer who lost their life in 2020.
Also featured on the car will be Spider 360 electronic dart boards. Spider 360 is the originators of the soft-tip dart sport. The Spider 360 board features electronic scoring to increase the engagement focus, comradery, and entertainment. Spider 360 has developed the Spider Home Series for the homebuyer only interested in the best.
The Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will take place on Sunday, March 21st at 3:00PM ET and will be televised live on FOX.
For more information about Insurance King, please visit www.insuranceking.com.
Mooresville, NC (3/10/21) - Junction Fuels announced today that they will partner with Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing at multiple races throughout the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, beginning this weekend at Phoenix Raceway.
Junction Fuels returns for their second consecutive season backing Bilicki in the NASCAR Cup Series. Junction Fuels is a wholesale fuel provider that began servicing the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas more than 30 years ago. Junction Fuels has expanded their service coverage to include the entire state of Texas, along with New Mexico, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. Junction Fuels is the premier source in Texas for safe, affordable, and reliable fuels since 1989.
“I’m very happy to have Junction Fuels back onboard for multiple races throughout the 2021 season” says Bilicki. “Junction Fuels partnered with us last year at both of their home races at Texas Motor Speedway and immediately saw the value of becoming a partner, picking up several new customers and clients while at the race. We hope we can find success on the track and transfer that to more sales for Junction Fuels!"
Joining Junction Fuels on the #52 will be first time supporter of Bilicki, WSM Auctioneers. Located in Phoenix, AZ, Western Sales Management has been in business since 1971 and specializes in the sales of Construction Equipment, Utility Trucks, Light Trucks, Equipment Trailers and Recreational Vehicles. Western Sales also sells Building Material, Structural Steel, Shop Equipment and Power & Hand Tools.
RBR Aviation, an aircraft maintenance provider with two locations in Dallas, TX, also returns as a partner aboard the #52 Ford Mustang. The Builders Outlet Super Store (The B.O.S.S.) rejoins Bilicki for their third consecutive season. The B.O.S.S. has become to go-to source for flooring and fencing in Texas and Oklahoma.
The Instacart 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway will take place on Sunday, March 14th and will be televised live on FOX at 3:30PM ET.
For more information about Junction Fuels, please visit https://www.junctionfueling.com/.
Mooresville, NC (3/2/2021) - Josh Bilicki and Dollar Loan Center announced today that they will continue their partnership for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Dollar Loan Center will serve as Bilicki’s primary sponsor on his #52 Rick Ware Racing Ford Mustang at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 7th, and also serve as an associate sponsor at multiple races throughout the remainder of the season.
Dollar Loan Center is a premier short-term lender that was founded in Las Vegas, Nevada over 20 years ago. They specialize in Signature Loans up to $5,000 where no checking account is required, no collateral is needed and with simple interest that accrues daily and does not compound. They are the payday loan alternative and currently have over 50 locations through Nevada and Utah. Dollar Loan Center is the official short-term lender of the Las Vegas NHL team, Vegas Golden Knights, and the AHL team, Henderson Silver Knights. Both teams will be featured on the lower quarter panels of Bilicki’s 52 Mustang.
“We’re extremely excited to be back partnering with Josh Bilicki and his team again. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is our hometown track and all of us here at Dollar Loan Center really love NASCAR the way that Josh races and represents his partners.” – Chuck Brennan, Founder & CEO of Dollar Loan Center.
The Penzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will take place on Sunday, March 7th at 3:30PM ET. It will be televised live on FOX.
To learn more about Dollar Loan Center, please visit www.dontbebroke.com.
Mooresville, NC (2/1/2021) – Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing announced their Daytona 500 partners today. Bilicki’s #52 Ford Mustang will carry an array of Wisconsin based partners. Bilicki will be the only driver from Wisconsin competing at this year’s Daytona 500.
Wisconsin Lighting Lab will serve as the Bilicki’s primary sponsor. With over 45 years of manufacturing experience, Wisconsin Lighting Lab, Inc. (WiLL) and its expert team work hard to deliver the industry’s best mix of light pole and high-output LED lighting solutions. Through its growing catalog of brands and solutions, WiLL aims to make high-output easy by offering a complete product catalog, superior customer service, and engineering support. Proudly based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, WiLL is committed to the made-in-the-USA mentality through a robust supply chain of Wisconsin-based vendors and fellow manufacturers, which help serve complex applications in the sports, commercial, industrial, municipal, architectural, and high-end residential markets.
Palermo’s Pizza will serve as a secondary sponsor of Bilicki’s. Recognized as Wisconsin’s Hometown Pizza, Palermo Villa, Inc. is one of the most recognized frozen pizza manufacturers in the United States, known for its innovation and the quality of its branded and private label products. The family-owned company was founded in 1964 and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Palermo’s growing portfolio of branded pizzas includes
Palermo’s® Pizza, Screamin’ Sicilian™, Urban Pie Pizza Co.™ and Connie’s® Pizza.
Custom Fiberglass Molding will also serve as a secondary sponsor on Bilicki’s #52 entry. Custom Fiberglass Molding began manufacturing fiberglass components in 1979 with only six employees. Located in Weyauwega, WI, they now average 60 employees that have the luxury of working in a 55,000 sq. ft. climate controlled manufacturing area. Manufacturing processes include hand lamination, RTM, vacuum infusion, chopper gunner, industrial painting, assembly and the use of their 4 CNC routers.
Additional partners for the Daytona 500 will be Ditec Marine Products, Insurance King, and Junction Fuels. Insurance King and Junction Fuels will serve as primary sponsors for Bilicki at many races throughout the season.
The 2021 Daytona 500 will take place on Sunday, February 14th and will be aired live on FOX.
Mooresville, NC (1/19/2021) – Wisconsin’s Josh Bilicki is set to compete full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, which includes his debut in the historic Daytona 500. Bilicki, age 25, will drive the number 52 entry for Rick Ware Racing, in what will be his first full season in the Cup Series. Since his NASCAR debut in 2016, Bilicki has a combined 112 starts across NASCAR’s top three series.
“I could not be more excited and blessed for the opportunity to take the next step in my career and compete full time in the NASCAR Cup Series with Rick Ware Racing in 2021,” says Bilicki. “I made my NASCAR Cup Series debut with Rick Ware Racing in 2017, and I have seen firsthand how hard Rick and Lisa have worked to grow this team to what it is today. To be able to call RWR my home in 2021 is a dream come true, and I am excited to continue to further my career and help grow this organization.”
“I’m excited to have Josh Bilicki on board as a primary driver for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season,” says team owner, Rick Ware. “Josh drove for us part time over the course of the last few years and has always done a great job representing RWR, in and out of the car. I am looking forward to seeing him grow as a driver and bring home some solid finishes this year.”
Bilicki will have a full array of partners onboard his #52 entry in 2021. Insurance King, who writes low-cost and SR-22 auto insurance in multiple different states, returns for their third consecutive season with Josh. Junction Fuels, a wholesale fuel provider servicing Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and the Gulf Coast, will return for their second season. Additional partners will be announced soon, including a Daytona 500 primary sponsor.
Bilicki’s full time campaign in the NASCAR Cup Series will mark him as the only driver from Wisconsin to compete in the top level of the sport in 2021.
To learn more about Josh, please visit www.joshbilickiracing.com.
To learn more about Rick Ware Racing, please visit www.wareracing.com.
Mooresville, NC (November, 11 2020) - Over the course of 2020, Josh partnered with multiple non-profit organizations to raise awareness and promote their missions. Below, we are going to take a look at each non-profit organization and share their missions and how you can become involved.
Located in Chattanooga, TN, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention, beginning at the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship.
The Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through its four major divisions; Industrial Arts Therapy, Diversionary Therapy, Psycho-Oncology, and Healthy Lifestyle Education.
To learn more about the foundation, please visit https://www.hatcherfoundation.org.
Camp Hope provides interim housing for our Wounded Warriors, veterans and their families suffering from combat related PTSD in a caring and positive environment in Houston, TX.
The facility opened in 2012 and is located in a quiet and safe setting in Houston, TX whereby veterans and their immediate family members can find healing, help and hope while benefiting from an intensive peer support and mentoring program for Post Traumatic Stress. In addition to temporary housing, Camp Hope offers a 4-6 month PTSD recovery program.
To learn how you can get involved with Camp Hope, visit https://ptsdusa.org/camp-hope/.
Lemons of Love was created in 2014 when founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. As she began chemotherapy, a friend gave Jill a small goodie bag filled with items to help her through treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew this was something every cancer patient should receive. Jill envisioned giving others the same kind of love and support with a simple gift that makes a big impact. Today, Lemons of Love shares chemo care packages with cancer patients around the world and provides programming at its Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
For more information about Lemons of Love, please visit www.lemonsoflove.org.
Each year, over fifty thousand American law enforcement officers will sustain injuries from assault and on the job accidents ranging from minor to catastrophic. Most Americans assume that in the event of sustaining on-duty injuries, law enforcement agencies and the local, county, and state governments which employ them would be responsible for taking care of them, financially, medically, and psychologically as these injuries are incurred while serving the people they swore to protect.
Unfortunately, the reality is often quite different. Officers who are injured, often lose a major portion of their salaries during their healing process (if the injuries are only temporarily disabling) and also lose the ability to earn enough to feed their families. The Wounded Blue is the only national organization that helps officers in distress who were wounded or injured on the job.
For more information about The Wounded Blue, please visit https://thewoundedblue.org/.
Mooresville, NC (October 22nd, 2020) – Josh Bilicki is set for double duty this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition to Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race, Bilicki will also drive the #00 Toyota Tundra for Reaume Brothers Racing in Sunday’s NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series race. Primary sponsorship for the race will come from Texas company, Texas Mobile Radiology.
Texas Mobile Radiology, who served as an associate sponsor on Bilicki’s Cup Car in July at Texas Motor Speedway, provides mobile x-ray, ultrasound, and EKG services to patients in their homes and nursing homes. Texas Mobile Radiology is veteran owned and is proud to continue service to our country through service in the community.
"It's very exciting to have Texas Mobile Radiology back as a sponsor at Texas Motor Speedway," says Bilicki. "Texas Mobile Radiology is a veteran owned business, and it means a lot to me to have them on our NASCAR Truck, especially because we are partnered with Camp Hope for the NASCAR Cup Series race. It's going to be a long day at Texas Motor Speedway, but I am ready for the challenge and I can not thank these guys enough for coming onboard as a partner of ours!"
Additional support for the NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway will come from The B.O.S.S. and Junction Fuels.
The SpeedyCash.com 400 NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway will take place on Sunday, October 25th at 12:00PM ET and will be televised on FS1.
For more information regarding Texas Mobile Radiology, please visit https://www.texasmobileradiology.com/.