RFK Announces #Stage60 Return at Chicago with Joey Hand and

Race car driver Joey Hand smiles while wearing a firesuit. The number 60 is over his left shoulder.

CONCORD, N.C. (June 12, 2024) – RFK Racing has announced that its #Stage60 program will return for another road course event with sports car driver Joey Hand piloting the No. 60 Ford at the upcoming Chicago Street Race (July 7, 4:30 p.m. ET, NBC).

Hand – currently a Ford factory driver across multiple disciplines of sports car racing – is a former Champion of the Star Mazda Series, co-winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2011, 12 Hours of Sebring in 2012, and 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGTE Pro Class in 2016.

Hand, a native of California, joined the Ford factory program for the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and formerly competed in the International V8 Supercars Championship; the same series where fellow #Stage60 driver Cam Waters currently competes.

“Saying I’m excited is an understatement,” Hand said. “To be part of the #Stage60 program is going to be awesome. I’ve gotten close with the RFK team while working with them on the simulator over the past three years and have a ton of respect for what they are doing. 

“I love street racing and have done a lot of it in my career so Chicago is right in my wheelhouse. NASCAR is some of the toughest competition I’ve been up against and there’s nothing like some good street fighting to put on a show for the fans.”

The 45-year-old made his NASCAR debut in 2021 for Rick Ware Racing, driving the No. 52 car at the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He went on to drive for RWR in six races in 2022, all on road courses (COTA, Sonoma, Road America, Indianapolis Road Course, Watkins Glen, ROVAL).

The No. 60 car races around an asphalt track with white barriers.
The No. 60 race car makes a pit stop, with crew members working to change tires and add fuel to the car.
The No. 60 car races around an asphalt track., who partnered with the #Stage60 initiative at Daytona and Sonoma, will again be featured on the No. 60 Ford Mustang with Hand behind the wheel at Chicago. The Windy City event will mark the first time will be the primary partner on-board an RFK Racing Ford in the Great Lakes region since the engagement between RFK and BlueForge Alliance began in the summer of 2023.

The Great Lakes region – made up of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin – features more than 2,300 suppliers in the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base and serves as a key component towards designing, creating, inspecting and assembling components for the Navy’s undersea platforms.

“ racing through the streets of Chicago puts thousands of skilled trades career opportunities in front of massive in-person and television audiences,” said Kiley Wren, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at BlueForge Alliance. “It represents yet another incredible opportunity for fans to learn about these jobs and the purpose behind them. We are grateful to work alongside RFK Racing, as part of their Stage 60 program, and we thank Joey Hand for getting behind the wheel of the ‘Car With a Mission’ for this event.”


About RFK Racing

RFK Racing, in its 37th season in 2024, features an ownership lineup pairing one of the sport’s most iconic names, Jack Roush, along with NASCAR Champion, Brad Keselowski, and Fenway Sports Group owner John Henry. Roush initially founded the team in 1988 and it has since become one of the most successful racing operations in the world, propelling him to be the first NASCAR owner to amass three hundred wins and capturing eight championships, including back-to-back NASCAR Cup titles in 2003 and 2004. Keselowski, a former owner in the NASCAR Truck Series, is the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series Champion. In 2007, Roush partnered with Henry, who also owns Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox, English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C., and the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, to form Roush Fenway Racing. Off the track, RFK is a leader and proven winner in NASCAR marketing solutions, having produced multiple award-winning social media, digital content and experiential marketing campaigns. Visit, and follow the team on all social platforms @rfkracing. 

RFK Racing Press Release (original)

Share this post

Want access to exciting job opportunities?

Connect with employers to explore open roles and training programs in submarine manufacturing.

Get Connected

Keep an eye out for us on race day is excited to sponsor RFK's NASCAR Cup Series teams. Shop the exclusive collection of merch at the RFK Racing shop and gear up for race day.

Shop Now