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Where Will Ryan Preece Go in 2025?

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What’s Happening?

Ryan Preece has had a tough season and a half so far with Stewart-Haas Racing, and his Cup Series future looks bleak with the team shutting down at season’s end, leaving him without a ride. When asked at New Hampshire by NBC Sports’ Kim Coon about his future, Preece did not disclose where he is going next, but when specifically asked about the Xfinity Series, he responded saying, “I just want to win races, so we’re going to do whatever we can to do that.” With the lower series seemingly open, where could we see Ryan Preece go in 2025?

  • Ryan Preece joined Stewart-Haas Racing full-time in 2023 after dropping out of full-time competition in 2022. Since returning to the Cup Series, he only has three top-10s and one top-five.
  • Despite these struggles in the Cup Series, Preece has shown plenty of promise in the lower series. He’s the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour Champion and has two wins apiece in the Craftsman Truck Series and Xfinity Series.
  • Fans aren’t too optimistic that Preece will get a Cup Series ride, but they want to see Preece succeed. Could that mean a drop down to the lower series?

Haas Factory Team (Xfinity or Cup)

Given that Preece races in the No. 41 car that Haas has helped fund since the car was added in 2014, it’s certainly possible that Preece could jump into the new Haas Factory Team Cup Series car or maybe the Xfinity Series team. This could give Preece some much-needed continuity.

He could either jump into an Xfinity Series car that could definitely compete for wins and Championships or stay in the Cup Series. Either way, it depends on whether or not Gene Haas wants him back.

Rick Ware Racing (Cup)

Another Ford car open for Preece in the Cup Series is Rick Ware Racing. The team only has one full-time driver this season, Justin Haley. While they have shown some solid improvement with Haley, having a second full-time driver could help the team.

However, Preece would need to bring a lot of funding to the team. Does he have enough to fill a Rick Ware Racing seat? That’s what Preece and RWR have to consider if he joins.

AM Racing (Xfinity)

Hailie Deegan has struggled in the Xfinity Series this season, leaving many to wonder if AM Racing could have an opening for 2025. Preece needs enough funding for this seat, and that’s still a question mark. On top of that, does Ford want to give up on Deegan after one season?

AM Racing was considering opening a second car last season, but that never materialized. If it happens, maybe Preece could slot into that second car.

ThorSport (Trucks)

ThorSport is the top Ford Truck Series team, and Preece has two career Truck Series win. It would be a big jump downwards to the third-tier series, but why not make the jump if it allows Preece to compete for wins?

However, a seat has to open up, and that might be a tough task. With Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton, Ty Majeski, and Jake Garcia all racing for the team, it’s tough to imagine any of them leaving after this season.

RSS Racing (Xfinity)

RSS Racing is another Ford team in the Xfinity Series. They won in 2023 at Sonoma with Aric Almirola, and they almost won at Texas this year with Ryan Sieg. Maybe Preece could help elevate the team/

However, like ThorSport, is there a spot open for Preece? With the Sieg family racing with this team, finding a spot for Preece might be tough.

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