Waters to make NASCAR Cup debut with RFK at Sonoma

Australian Supercars driver Cam Waters will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut with RFK Racing next month at Sonoma Raceway.

Waters will be in the team’s third entry, which is called ‘Stage 60’. The effort debuted with David Ragan behind the wheel in the season-opening Daytona 500 and Sonoma will be the entry’s second event.

RFK Racing first teased the announcement with a video on social media on Monday. The full video was released on Tuesday, and it’s revealed to be Waters making his way through the race shop. Waters and team co-owner Brad Keselowski shake hands and say it’ll be Sonoma where Waters joins the team.


Waters competes for Tickford Racing in Supercars and is an 11-time winner and two-time runner-up. His resume also includes being the youngest driver to have competed in the Bathurst 1000, where he has three consecutive podium finishes.

“This opportunity for me is a dream come true and one that I do not take lightly given the global audience of NASCAR and the Cup Series,” Waters said per “I’ve been fortunate to dip my toes into the NASCAR waters a bit this year and am excited to put my road-racing experience to the test this summer. It takes a village to make something like this come to fruition.”

Waters made his NASCAR debut last month at Martinsville Speedway in the Craftsman Truck Series with ThorSport Racing. He finished 30th after being involved in a late-race incident. Waters also ran at Kansas Speedway with the team and finished 19th.

“Cam has certainly logged his share of miles the last couple of months flying back and forth from Australia, but he’s done a great job familiarizing himself with NASCAR and working with David Ragan in our simulator,” said Mark Rushbrook, Ford Performance Motorsports’ global director. “It’s always exciting when we can have someone from another part of our global motorsports family compete in a different series, and we feel this is a great opportunity for him to showcase his talent. We’re grateful to RFK for initiating this Stage 60 program, and we’re looking forward to Sonoma.”

Story originally appeared on Racer