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Ray Black Jr. lands full-time ride with Rick Ware Racing

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Ray Black Jr. tweeted out some Silly Season news of his own on Wednesday afternoon. The 26-year-old Florida native will drive full time for Rick Ware Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018.

Black made his Monster Energy Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in September and has three totals starts in the series. He made 54 starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series over the past two seasons.

Rick Ware Racing used a combination of drivers — Timmy Hill, Cody Ware, Josh Bilicki, B.J. McLeod, Kyle Weatherman and Black — in the No. 51 car in 2017