NASCAR squad hints at Waters Cup Series debut

14 May
Cam Waters could become the latest Supercars driver to race in NASCAR’s top flight
2 mins by James Pavey
  • NASCAR team offers hint at Cam Waters Cup Series debut

  • Waters recently made second Truck Series start in Kansas

  • Tickford star to resume Supercars campaign this weekend in Perth

A big hint has been teased by a powerhouse NASCAR squad that Supercars star Cam Waters will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut.

The Tickford Racing driver, who will resume his Supercars campaign at this weekend’s Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint, recently made his second Truck Series start.

Waters competed with Ford team ThorSport Racing at Martinsville and Kansas, and finished 19th in the latter.

NASCAR team RFK Racing posted a social media teaser overnight, with a driver — wearing a backwards ‘Stage 60’ cap — walking into the team’s headquarters.

The driver was welcomed by co-owner Brad Keselowski, who snapped a three-year winless streak at Darlington on Monday (AEST).

The teaser was accompanied by the line "Tomorrow, 10AM ET,” suggesting confirmation of the driver and race for the #60 will be made at midnight AEST.

RFK has already rolled out the Stage 60 program in 2024, with David Ragan steering the #60 Ford Mustang at the season-opening Daytona 500.


Prior to the latest post by RFK, the Stage 60 account hadn't posted since Ragan's attempt at the Daytona 500. However, after an almost three-month absence, it posted a picture of the #60 car with the caption, "Who's next?"

Waters has already been linked to a Cup Series cameo, with RFK Racing also running a part-time third entry known as Stage 60.

Stage 60 is similar to the Trackhouse Racing-run ‘Project91' program that handed Shane van Gisbergen his NASCAR debut at Chicago last July.

In another clue, van Gisbergen said in a press conference last weekend he was “stoked to see that other guys are coming to try it too.”

In recent weeks, Supercars championship leader Will Brown was linked to a cameo with Richard Childress Racing at the Sonoma race on June 9, the weekend before the betr Darwin Triple Crown.

With the RFK teaser and van Gisbergen’s comments, Waters and Brown could be the “other guys” to race at Sonoma.

Van Gisbergen is currently racing full-time in the Xfinity Series and is running a partial Cup Series campaign, while Supercars champion Brodie Kostecki raced alongside van Gisbergen at the Indianapolis road course race last August.

Tickets for the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint are on sale now. Track action will commence on Friday. International viewers can follow all the action on Superview.

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