November 6 of 2016, marks the last time that Ryan Ellis was behind the wheel in NASCAR‘s top tier Cup Series. However, that all changes in October as Ellis will make his series return at Kansas Speedway.
Ellis will run the 267-lap Hollywood Casino 400 for Rick Ware Racing with 400.5-mile race also being his first time at the track in a Cup car.
“Cody [Ware] is like a little brother to me; it means so much to me that they‘d do this for me,” said Ellis. “What happened at Mid-Ohio was a racing incident. Cody is one of my best friends, so I knew he would never get into me on purpose. I knew he felt bad but by no means did I expect them to reach out with a cool and unique opportunity like this.”
Sponsorship for Ellis at Kansas will be announced at a later date.
— Kickin the Tires —
ICYMI on the latest epi of @NARacingPod – @CodyShaneWare announced that he & his dad @RickWareRacing have graciously offered me a Cup race (Kansas) w/their team! Both felt bad for what happened at Mid Ohio & definitely didn‘t have to do this, but I‘m so excited to race Cup again! pic.twitter.com/n20WxulAxr
— Ryan Ellis (@ryanellisracing) June 25, 2021