Slayer Backing Rick Ware Racing At Bristol

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Musical act Slayer will sponsor Rick Ware Racing and J.J. Yeley at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Musical act Slayer will sponsor Rick Ware Racing and J.J. Yeley at Bristol Motor Speedway.

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Nuclear Blast Records recording artist Slayer will join Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor on the No. 54 entry at Bristol Motor Speedway, promoting the band’s final world tour.

Piloting the Slayer Chevrolet will be Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran J.J. Yeley.

Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, Calif. After nearly 40 years together, the band is conducting one final world tour, The Final Campaign, The Last Leg, which takes place in several major US cities from Nov. 2-30.

“It’s exciting and awesome that Rick and the boys are wearing the Slayer banner making us a part of NASCAR history,” said Tom Araya from Slayer.

“NASCAR racing and Slayer have a lot in common,” said Slayer’s Kerry King. “Both are extremely fast, intense and aggressive.  I can think of nothing more rad than seeing the Slayer logo on Rick’s car with J.J. behind the wheel. I’m sure Disciples of everyone involved will be completely stoked on the bond between these two fierce entities.”

“I am super pumped to have the legendary metal band, Slayer, on my Rick Ware Racing No. 54 Chevrolet for one of the greatest races of the year, the Bristol night race,” Yeley said. “Being able to showcase the legacy that Slayer has created over the past 40 years is a true honor.”