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A limited schedule focusing only on superspeedways and street courses gives GBR a necessary break after its disappointing first full season.

Bilicki goes full time with goods

Rick Ware Racing announced their second driver of the 2021 Cup Cup series on Tuesday on as many days and tapped Josh Bilicki to drive his # 52 Chevrolet all-day this season.

Bilicki started 22 Cups in 2020 with RWR, Spire and Tommy Baldwin Racing. His best result was 25th, twice on Indianapolis and Kansas Speedway. Bilicki’s first 13 Cup starts from 2017-19 all came with goods.

Bilicki will join Cody Ware as a full-time driver for RWR in 2021. Joey Gase and James Davison are also expected to race for the team for unspecified races.

Not a word about the vaccination schedule

According to a report by Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal that opposes a plan for IndyCar, NASCAR is the “mother” of every development of the vaccination plan for COVID-19 in the garage.

According to Stern, IndyCar is working on a plan for members of its garage section but won’t go beyond the line in distributing vaccines. Instead, Stern reports, the series will wait until younger age groups in Indiana can be vaccinated.

NASCAR did not run any tests after the return of COVID-19 and instead opted for racetrack symptom testing. The now-retired seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and playoff driver Austin Dillon were the only Cup series drivers to test positive in the 2020 season.