Jenson Button will make his NASCAR debut later this month at Circuit of the Americas, the first of three Cup Series races scheduled for the former Formula One world champion.
Button put together his three-race deal with support from longtime partner Mobil 1, which paired him with Stewart-Haas Racing for marketing and promotional support. Mobil 1 has a longstanding relationship with SHR co-owner Tony Stewart.
Button will drive the No. 15 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing — an arrangement similar to how SHR collaborated with Ware‘s team a year ago to run then-reserve driver Ryan Preece in a pair of Cup races.
Button is also scheduled to enter NASCAR‘s inaugural street course race, scheduled for downtown Chicago in July, and the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in August. Rick Ware Racing will be the listed team for all three of Button‘s entries.
— Associated Press —