Racing Engineering

Three-time NWES Champion and all-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series winningest driver Ander Vilarino is back! The Spaniard will return to Euro NASCAR joining Racing Engineering to drive the #48 Ford Mustang with the goal to bring the title to the Spanish team and write history once again.

With three titles in four seasons, a record 20 career wins, 33 podium finishes and 8 pole positions, Ander Vilarino is an icon of NASCAR in Europe. The Spaniard, who won the NWES title in 2012, 2013 and 2015 will make a spectacular comeback.  Vilarino’s love for NASCAR and the opportunity to race for Racing Engineering have been key in his return behind the wheel of a Euro NASCAR car. His ties with Racing Engineering go back to 2001, when Vilarino won the first ever Spanish Formula 3 Championship with the organization founded by Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón.

“I love NASCAR. I raced in many series in my career, but the Pure Racing spirit of Euro NASCAR is the one I enjoyed the most. I was motivated to come back and when the opportunity came to return with Racing Engineering I was more than happy to take it,” said Vilarino. “Coming back with them is really special. We parted ways before the 2002 season in what I believe was a mistake on my part and now we have the chance to get back together and I couldn’t be happier.”

“I love NASCAR. I raced in many series in my career, but the Pure Racing spirit of Euro NASCAR is the one I enjoyed the most. I was motivated to come back and when the opportunity came to return with Racing Engineering I was more than happy to take it,” said Vilarino. “Coming back with them is really special. We parted ways before the 2002 season in what I believe was a mistake on my part and now we have the chance to get back together and I couldn’t be happier.”

Vilarino’s experience is vast and eclectic. The Hondarribia, Spain native boasts 7 European titles and 2 Spanish title across several disciplines and his deep knowledge of NWES and the Euro NASCAR car will definitely help the team to hit the ground running in their first NASCAR season.

“My experience can be useful for sure. Racing Engineering won titles at every level and they are a top team, but with my knowledge we may be able to work quicker towards good solutions,” said Vilarino, who had the chance to test the NWES car at Fontenay Le Comte twice during the winter and immediately found the feeling he remembered with the V8 beast. “When I climbed in the car, pushed the throttle and felt that typical character of the Euro NASCAR car, everything came back to me and I loved it immediately.”

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Ander Vilariño

# 48 – Elite 1

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Three-time NWES Champion and all-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series winningest driver Ander Vilarino is back! The Spaniard will return to Euro NASCAR joining Racing Engineering to drive the #48 Ford Mustang with the goal to bring the title to the Spanish team and write history once again.

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Myatt Snider

# 48 – Elite 2

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The 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Rookie Of the Year Myatt Snider will race a full-time program in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in the 2019 season. The 24-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina native will drive in the ELITE 2 Division behind the wheel of the #48 Racing Engineering Ford Mustang, competing for the overall classification and the Rookie Trophy.

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The other drivers of the Racing Engineering team will be announced later, as the team prepares for the opening round that will take place on April 13 and 14, at home, on Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.

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