2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team / Driver Chart

NOTE: This is an unofficial page compiled by Jayski from many different sources.
I try to make it as complete as possible and update it as often possible, sometimes each day.
It's a guide to what I hear is happening and what has been announced/reported.

Updated 4-23-2014

an unofficial team chart, trying to compile news, announcements and rumors about what teams will look like for the 2014 season

2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Team/Driver Chart
2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team/Driver Chart

2014 Rookie of the Year Candidates (ROTY)

#51-Justin Allgaier
#7-Michael Annett
#23-Alex Bowman
#3-Austin Dillon
#30-Parker Kligerman
#42-Kyle Larson
#83-Ryan Truex
#26-Cole Whitt

rules were that the most Sprint Cup races a driver could run in a season and still run for ROTY were seven
BUT looks like that rule is waved if not running for Sprint Cup Series points, no more real info on those rules.
unofficial rules and info about the Rookie of the Year program can be found on:
Jayski's Rookie of the Year Page

NOTE on YELLOW STRIPES:
sometimes a driver not up for the ROTY award may run the yellow stripes on the
back bumper of the car if running on a race track the driver has never competed on before


  • Free-Agent Sprint Cup Series Regulars after 2013 season
    Timmy Hill
    Travis Kvapil
    Juan Pablo Montoya (going to Indycars full time)
    David Reutimann
    David Stremme

  • To be Free-Agent Sprint Cup Series Regulars after 2014 season
    Marcos Ambrose
    Greg Biffle
    Clint Bowyer
    Carl Edwards


  • Unofficial full-time rides by Manufacturer and Car# Assignments
    44 Scheduled Full Time Teams
    Chevy: 22 Teams 1,3,4,5,7,10,13,14,24,27,31,33,36,40,41,42,47,48,51,78,88,98
    Ford: 12 Teams - 2,9,16,17,22,32,34,35,38,43,77,99
    Toyota: 10 Teams - 11,15,18,20,23,26,30,55,66,83

  • Some Part-Time Teams by car # that may / will attempt a race or races in 2014:
    Chevy: 44,52
    Ford: 12,21,92,95
    Toyota: 87,93

  • Unassigned Numbers for 2014
    00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,
    0,6,8,19,25,28,29,37,39,45,46,49,
    50,53,54,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,
    65,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,79
    80,81,82,84,85,86,89,90,91,94,96,97
    Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR
    teams can request a number and hold the license
    paying NASCAR to hold a number


CHART KEYS
* part time team
? unknown or a rumor for that section
ROTY = Rookie of the Year Candidate
(i) = not running for Sprint Cup Series points
Red Font = new driver, sponsor, car#, owner, crew chief..etc
A team in all red = new full time or part time team for this season

Teams that will probably run Full Time
CAR#
(click # for news)
DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
1 Jamie McMurray 2014 Chevy McDonald's (? races)
Cessna (?10 races
LiftMaster (1 race)
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Keith Rodden Hendrick Motorsports
Switches team name to Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates from Earnhardt Ganassi Racing as Teresa Earnhardt is no longer involved (1-8-2014). Cessna / Textron will return, was the sponsor for 10 races in 2013 (11-20-2013). Keith Rodden named the new crew chief (11-18-2013). Supposedly Keith Rodden will move over from the #5 Hendrick Motorsports team and former crew chief, Kevin Manion, may move to another team or stay in another capacity (11-5-2013). McMurray said he and most or his sponsors will return in 2014 (8-24-2013). McMurray signed thru 2013, but is expected to return to this ride in 2014(8-13-2013). The team switched to Hendrick Motorsports after 2012 season (7-9-2013)
2 Brad Keselowski 2017
2012 Champion
Ford 2017 Miller Lite 2017 (24 races)
Alliance Truck Parts (8 races)
Wurth (4 races)
Detroit Genuine Parts (2 races)
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Paul Wolfe 2015 Roush-Yates
Detroit Genuine Parts will be the primary sponsor for Richmond in April and Charlotte in October (4-23-2014). Wurth will be the primary sponsor for four races the first one at Auto Club Speedway (1-22-2014). Alliance Truck Parts will be the primary sponsor for 8 races in 2014, first one being at Phoenix in March (1-21-2014). Ryan Blaney will run the third Team Penske Ford, the #12, in two races; at Kansas in May and at Talladega in October (1-10-2014). Keselowski extended his contract to 2017 and sponsor Miller Lite to 2017 also, but will be the sponsor for 24 instead of 36. So the team will look for other sponsors for those 12 races (10-2-2013). Penske said on SiriusXM NASCAR radio that his team will remain a two-car full-time operation in 2014 (8-23-2013). Wolfe is signed thru 2015 (7-9-2013)
3 [was 29] Austin Dillon (ROTY) Chevy 2014 Dow Chemical (16 races)
Cheerios (? races)
Bass Pro Shops (3 races)
American Ethanol (? races)
Realtree / Bad Boy Buggies (1 race)
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Gil Martin Earnhardt-Childress Racing
Bass Pro Shops will be the primary sponsor at Talladega in May and Daytona in July (4-8-2014). Realtree and Bad Boy Buggies will be the sponsor at Bristol (Mar)(3-7-2014). Richard Childress announced that RCR will run the #3 with Austin Dillon driving in 2014. Dillon will run for Rookie of the Year. Sponsors will be Dow Chemical (16 races), Cheerios, Bass Pro Shops and American Ethanol. Gil Martin will remain as the crew chief. The team changes from #29 to #3 (12-11-2013). Jimmy John's left and will go to the #4 Chevy with Harvick (9-24-2013). An image of the #3 Cheerios Chevy came out mid Sept and was flooded all over the internet (9-14-2013). Mark McArdle, who was director of racing operations at Richard Childress Racing as well as competition director at Furniture Row Racing, has moved to RCR full time. He will continue to report to RCR competition director Dr. Eric Warren (8-10-2013). Harvick to leave RCR after the 2013 season and moves to Stewart Haas Racing #4 Chevy in 2014 with sponsors Budweiser and Jimmy John's.
4 [was 39] Kevin Harvick 2016 Chevy Budweiser (21 races)
Jimmy Johns (12 races)
Outback Steakhouse (2 races)
?Rheem
?Code 3 Associates
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Rodney Childers Hendrick Motorsports
Jimmy John's comes aboard to sponsor the car for 12 races, supposedly a three-year deal (9-24-2013). SHR expands to four cars in 2014, with Kurt Busch coming aboard (8-27-2013). It was announced before Bristol in August that Childers will leave the #55 MWR team after the 2013 season and be the crew chief at SHR for Harvick (8-23-2013). Harvick was announced as the driver for SHR on July 12th. and the team will switch from #39 to #4. Budweiser announced as the sponsor for 20 races plus the Sprint Showdown in Feb. Stewart said at New Hampshire that they would not expand to a 4th team and Newman would not return to SHR in 2014. Ryan Newman signed a one-year deal to return to SHR for the 2013 season and is a free-agent for 2014. Supposedly Quicken Loans could move with Newman to his new team in 2014. No word if crew chief Matt Borland will stay with SHR or go with Newman. Rodney Childers from MWR is supposedly a candidate (7-12-2013).
Newman could go to the #78 Furniture Row Racing team if Kurt Busch moves to another ride or if they start a 2nd team, or to RCR to replace Harvick in the #29 or any other open ride such as EGR or Penske Racing or Roush if those teams decide to expand.
5 Kasey Kahne 2015 Chevy Farmers Insurance (20 races)(2014)
Great Clips (10 races)(2014)Time Warner Cable (5 races)(2015)

PepsiMax (2 races)
Rick Hendrick Kenny Francis 2014 Hendrick Motorsports
Valvoline becomes the oil / lubricant sponsor for Hendrick Motorsports starting in 2014, replacing Quaker State Oil (9-24-2013). Time Warner adds two races as sponsor for a total of six in 2013 and five races in both 2014 and 2015 (9-4-2013). Kahne signed thru 2015, Farmers Insurance is signed thru 2014 for 19/22 races, Quaker State signed for four races thru 2014 and Great Clips ups its deal to 10 races in 2014, Crew chief Francis is signed thru at least 2014
7 Michael Annett (ROTY) Chevy Pilot Flying J Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Al Heinke
Kevin "Bono" Manion Earnhardt-Childress Racing
Kevin "Bono" Manion will be the crew chief for Annett. Manion had been the crew chief for the #1 EGR team for many years. Team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. had been the crew chief for the team (1-22-2014). Michael Annett announced as the 2014 driver full-time in 2014, running for Rookie of the Year honors and bringing Flying J sponsorship with him. Baldwin will remain as the crew chief (11-15-2013). Some rumors had Burton coming over to one of TBR's Chevy's in 2014, Burton said he has not talked to any team yet (9-5-2013). No word on 2014 plans, if Blaney will return or if sponsors SANY or Florida Lottery return (7-9-2013)
9 Marcos Ambrose 2014 Ford Stanley Black & Decker
DeWalt
Stanley
Mac Tools
Twisted Tea (Dover -Sept)
Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty
Andy Murstein
Doug Bergeron
Drew Blickensderfer Roush-Yates
Twisted Tea signs on as an associated sponsor and will be the primary sponsor at Dover in Sept (10-29-2013). 2014 diecast images released have Ambrose back in the #9 with Stanley / DeWalt returning as the sponsor (10-6-2013). Ambrose says he expects to be back in 2014 and is finalizing his contract (8-31-2013). Ambrose is signed thru 2013 as is the sponsor Stanley/Black & Decker. No word on the status of either for 2014 (7-9-2013).
10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com 2014
Aspen Dental (2 races)
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Tony Gibson Hendrick Motorsports
Aspen Dental will be the primary sponsor in two races: Las Vegas in March and Atlanta in Aug and an associate sponsor in the remaining race. GoDaddy.com will be the sponsor in the rest of the 2014 races (10-18-2013). SHR expands to four cars in 2014, with Kurt Busch coming aboard (8-27-2013). Patrick is signed for a couple more years, no idea exactly how long her contract is. GoDaddy.com is signed thru 2014. Some rumors had crew chief Gibson being replaced, but they quieted down (7-9-2013)
11 Denny Hamlin 2015?
Sam Hornish, Jr. (one race-sub)
Toyota FedEx Express
FedEx Freight
FedEx Ground
FedEx Office
Sport Clips (2 races)
Joe Gibbs Racing Darian Grubb 2014 Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Hamlin developed a sinus infection while in Fontana (Auto Club Speedway) and was advised not to race. Sam Hornish, Jr. drove the #11 for him at Auto Club Speedway.(3-23-2014) Sports Clips Haircuts returns as the sponsor for two races in 2014, Darlington in April and Atlanta in August (11-18-2013). Hamlin signed a contract in 2012 to stay at least thru 2013, probably a 3-year deal and there have been no indications he is looking or in the rumor mill. All indications are that Grubb returns as the crew chief in 2014, FedEx is expected to return as the primary sponsor and Sports Clips returns for two races (7-9-2013).
13 Casey Mears 2014 Chevy GEICO
2014
Germain Racing Bootie Barker Earnhardt Childress Racing
Team switches to Chevy in 2014 after running Ford for two years, will use Earnhardt Childress Racing engines (10-1-2013). Mears and GEICO are signed thru 2014. No word on any crew chief changes as Barker and Mears have worked together for many years (7-9-2013)
14 Tony Stewart
(2002, 2005, 2011 Champion)
Chevy Bass Pro Shops (18 races)
Mobil 1 (11 races)
Rush Truck Centers (3 races)
Code 3 Associates (4 races)
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Chad Johnston Hendrick Motorsports
Mobil 1 returns as the primary sponsor for 11 races in 2014 (12-3-2013). Chad Johnston named the crew chief (11-19-2013). Addington leaves as crew chief after the season and is headed to the #51 Harry Scott team (11-10-2013). Diecast images released for 2014 schemes show Bass Pro Shops, Mobil1 and Code 3 Associates returning so far in 2014 (10-6-2013). SHR expands to four cars in 2014, with Kurt Busch coming aboard (8-27-2013). Looks like Bass Pro Shops and Mobil1 return as the co-primary of the #14. No word if Rush Truck Stops return in 2014. All indications are that Steve Addington will stay on as Stewart's crew chief. SHR will have Kevin Harvick as a new driver in 2014. The team may replace Ryan Newman with Harvick or start a 4th team if sponsorship is found, but indications are that SHR will remain a three-car team in 2014 (7-9-2013)
15 Clint Bowyer 2014 Toyota Five Hour Energy Drink 2014 (24 races)
Peak (3 races)
AAA Mid-Atlantic (2 race)
Charter (1 race)
Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Brian Pattie Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Peak will be the sponsor in three races, AAA-Mid Atlantic for two races and Charter for at the All-Star race(1-30-2014). Michael Waltrip Racing announced it will downsize to a two-car full-time team in 2014, dropping the #56 which lost NAPA sponsorship after the Richmond scandal (10-14-2013). Bowyer signed thru 2014, no word on any changes and Five Hour Energy Drink is expected to return in 2014 for about 20 races.(7-9-2013)
16 Greg Biffle 2014 Ford 3M (~29 races) 2014
American Red Cross
MeguiarsScotch
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
Matt Puccia Roush-Yates
Biffle said at Darlington he and the team are talking about a new contract and hopes to have it done soon (4-11-2014), Biffle and sponsor 3M signed thru 2014, the Red Cross returns in 2014 for 2-3 races (7-9-2013)
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Zest (? races)
Fifth Third Bank (? races)
Nationwide Insurance (5+2 races)
NOS (? races)
EcoPower (? races)
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Mike Kelley Roush-Yates
EcoPower will sponsor Stenhouse in "multiple" races, the first being Michigan.(3-20-2014) Mike Kelley named the crew chief, former crew chief Scott Graves will be a crew chief on the #60 RFR Nationwide series car (11-19-2013). Supposedly Best Buy will not return to sponsor the #17 or #99 in 2014 (10-29-2013). Nationwide Insurance will return in 2014 as a primary sponsor, no word how many races (10-6-2013). No word how long Stenhouse Jr. is signed for but at least thru 2014. Expect Graves to return as the crew chief. No word if the three main primary sponsors (Best Buy, Fifth Third & Zest) return in 2014
18 Kyle Busch 2016+ Toyota M&M's
Skittlers (2 races)
Snickers
DoubleMint
Interstate Batteries (? races)
Joe Gibbs Racing Dave Rogers Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Skittles will be the sponsor at Phoenix and Bristol in March (1-30-2014). Busch and JGR extended Busch's contract, supposedly thru the 2016 season, so no moves with the driver. M&M's is signed thru at least 2013 and have given no indications of leaving or moving to another team. No word about crew chief Rogers or how long he is signed (7-9-2013)
20 Matt Kenseth 2014+
(2003 Champion)
Toyota Dollar General (27 races)
Home Depot-Husky Tools (? races)
Joe Gibbs Racing Jason Ratcliff Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Dollar General re-signs to be the sponsor for 27 races, up from 17, in 2014. No word on Home Depot's plans but if they return, it'll be for fewer races (12-2-2013). Kenseth is signed at least thru 2015 and crew chief Jason Ratcliff will return in 2014
22 Joey Logano 2015 Ford 2017 Shell-Pennzoil 2018
AAA / Southern California Auto Club
Hertz
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Todd Gordon 2013 Roush-Yates
Ryan Blaney will run the third Team Penske Ford, the #12, in two races; at Kansas in May and at Talladega in October (1-10-2014). Penske said on SiriusXM NASCAR radio that his team will remain a two-car full-time operation in 2014 (8-23-2013). No changes expected with this team for 2014 (7-9-2013). Pennzoil and Penske extended their contract, saying it was a multi-year deal, supposedly thru 2018 (1-24-2013)
23 [was 93] Alex Bowman (ROTY) Toyota Dr. Pepper
Burger King
BK Racing
Ron Devine
Wayne Press
Thomas Ueberall
Dave Winston Race Engines Plus
Alex Bowman will drive the car full-time in 2014, running for rookie of the year. The team will change from #93 to #23 and be sponsored by Dr Pepper. Dave Winston will be the crew chief with Dale Ferguson moving to BK Racing #83 for Ryan Truex (1-20-2014). Ryan Treux will test the car at Daytona in Jan 2014. Dale Ferguson will return as the crew chief in 2014 (1-5-2014). Travis Kvapil ran the #83 in 2013 under a one-year deal. No word if he or #83 driver David Reutimann will return in 2014 (7-14-2013). Dale Ferguson took over as the crew chief at Daytona in July 2013. Mike Ford goes back to his regular job, director of competition and racing operations (7-2-2013).
24 Jeff Gordon 2013/lifetime
(1995,1997,1998,2001
Champion)
Chevy Drive to End Hunger (22 races) 2014
Pepsi (2 races)
Axalta Coating Systems (14 races) 2016
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Alan Gustafson
2014
Hendrick Motorsports
Valvoline becomes the oil / lubricant sponsor for Hendrick Motorsports starting in 2014, replacing Quaker State Oil (9-24-2013). Looks like Gordon plans to drive at least 2-3 more years. Axalta Coating Systems re-signed with Hendrick thru 2016 and Drive to End Hunger is signed thru 2014. Crew chief Alan Gustafson is good thru 2014. Gordon is signed to a long term 'lifetime' deal with Hendrick, and Gordon says he plans to drive at least a couple more years (7-9-2013).
26 Cole Whitt (ROTY) Toyota ?Swan Energy
?Lean1 / Nutrition53
Anthony Marlowe
BK Racing
Ron Levine

was Swan Racing
Brandon Davis
Randy Cox Triad Racing Technologies
Swan Racing announced it has restructured the company by finding solutions for the #26 and #30 teams in an attempt to save the jobs of the crews, the drivers, and to keep those teams competing throughout the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. As a result, Anthony Marlowe has merged his ownership of the #26 team into BK Racing [#23 & #93], effective immediately. Cole Whitt will remain behind the wheel of the #26. The #30 team has been sold to John Cohen of XxxTreme Motorsports [#44 Chevy], which will operate the team going forward and intends to compete with veteran driver J.J. Yeley. Stephen "Bones" Lane will serve as crew chief and be joined by several other former Swan Racing crew members. Driver Parker Kligerman remains under contract with Swan Racing, which will seek to identify options for him to get back on track (4-23-2014). Swan Racing announced that "Swan Racing is in the process of reviewing its current situation and the ability to continue to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The team has been unable to secure the kind of sponsorship required to effectively operate the team. As a result, the team management is exploring every available option. We hope to be in position to provide a detailed update in the near future (4-17-2014). Swan Racing announced that Whitt will run the #26 and the crew chief will be Randy Cox will be his crew chief. Parker Kligerman will be in the #30 Swan Racing Toyota (1-7-2014). Swan Racing announced it will expand to a multi-car team in 2014 and run Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt in Toyota Camrys. Both will compete for 2014 Rookie of the Year honors. The team will announce car numbers and crew chiefs at a later date. The team ran #26 in the 2013 Daytona 500 with Michael Waltrip and the #30 the remainder of the season. Swan Racing will move into its new shop in Statesville, NC in the near future (12-3-2013)
27 Paul Menard 2016 Chevy Menard's 2016 Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress
Slugger Labbe 2016 Earnhardt Childress Racing
Mark McArdle, who was director of racing operations at Richard Childress Racing as well as competition director at Furniture Row Racing, has moved to RCR full time. He will continue to report to RCR competition director Dr. Eric Warren (8-10-2013). Sponsor Menard's and driver Menard re-signed in May, thru 2016. crew chief Labbe had re-signed for three years a bit earlier in the month (5-24-2013).
30 J.J. Yeley Toyota ?Phoenix Warehouse
?Swan Energy
?Lean1 / Nutrition53
John Cohen
XxxTreme Motorsports

was Swan Racing
Brandon Davis
Steven Lane Triad Racing Technologies
XxxTreme Motorsports ran the #44 Chevy team with Yeley, entering four races, attempting two, but not qualifying for them. No word if the team will switch to Chevy or stay with Toyota. Or keep the #30 or transfer owners points to the #44 (4-23-2014). Swan Racing announced it has restructured the company by finding solutions for the #26 and #30 teams in an attempt to save the jobs of the crews, the drivers, and to keep those teams competing throughout the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. As a result, Anthony Marlowe has merged his ownership of the #26 team into BK Racing [#23 & #93], effective immediately. Cole Whitt will remain behind the wheel of the #26. The #30 team has been sold to John Cohen of XxxTreme Motorsports [#44 Chevy], which will operate the team going forward and intends to compete with veteran driver J.J. Yeley. Stephen "Bones" Lane will serve as crew chief and be joined by several other former Swan Racing crew members. Driver Parker Kligerman remains under contract with Swan Racing, which will seek to identify options for him to get back on track (4-23-2014). Swan Racing announced that "Swan Racing is in the process of reviewing its current situation and the ability to continue to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The team has been unable to secure the kind of sponsorship required to effectively operate the team. As a result, the team management is exploring every available option. We hope to be in position to provide a detailed update in the near future (4-17-2014). Parker Kligerman will run the #30 and Lane returns as the crew chief. Cole Whitt will run the 2nd Swan Racing Toyota, the #26 (1-7-2014). Swan Racing announced it will expand to a multicar team in 2014 and run Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt in Toyota Camrys. Both will compete for 2014 Rookie of the Year honors. The team will announce car numbers and crew chiefs at a later date. The team ran #26 in the 2013 Daytona 500 with Michael Waltrip and the #30 the remainder of the season. Swan Racing will move into its new shop in Statesville, NC in the near future (12-3-2013). Owner Davis is looking for a younger driver to run in the full 2014 season, so that seems to leave Burton out of this ride (9-21-2013). Burton says he has not talked to any team about a 2014 ride (9-5-2013). At Atlanta before the race, FoxSports1's Wendy Venturini reported that rumor in the garage has Ryan Newman to RCR's #31 with Jeff Burton moving to a "satellite team" for Childress with the #30 Swan Racing team mentioned as the team for Burton, possibly with Caterpillar sponsorship (9-1-2013). No other 2014 plans announced yet. With Lean1 as a part-time primary sponsor and adding a few sponsors along the way, the team will be back in 2014. Former driver David Stremme parted ways after Richmond in Sept.(9-6-2013)
31 Ryan Newman 2016 Chevy Caterpillar (~20 races)
Kwikset (1 race)Quicken Loans (12 races)
WIX Filters (3 races)
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Luke Lambert Earnhardt-Childress Racing
Kwikset will be the sponsor at Kansas in May(3-18-2013). WIX Filters moves over with Newman, will be the sponsor for three races in 2014 (11-19-2013). Quicken Loans will move with Newman from SHR and be the primary sponsor for 12 races. Supposedly #31 team is sponsored for all but one race in 2014 (9-25-2013). Newman was announced as the driver in Sept. Newman will take over in 2014, supposedly a 3-year deal. Luke Lambert will stay as the crew chief. Caterpillar will return as a primary sponsor in some form. Other sponsors will be announced at a later date (9-9-2013). Burton announced he will not drive the #31 car in 2014 and has no plans yet on what car he will drive, he said he has not talked to any other teams about 2014. Supposedly Ryan Newman will be in the car. Caterpillar will return to sponsor an RCR car, no word how many races, same with Cheerios (9-5-2013). At Atlanta before the race, FoxSports1's Wendy Venturini reported that rumor in the garage has Ryan Newman to RCR's #31 with Jeff Burton moving to a "satellite team" for Childress with the #30 Swan Racing team mentioned as the team for Burton, possibly with Caterpillar sponsorship (9-1-2013). Mark McArdle, who was director of racing operations at Richard Childress Racing as well as competition director at Furniture Row Racing, has moved to RCR full time. He will continue to report to RCR competition director Dr. Eric Warren (8-10-2013). Kwikset will be the sponsor at Daytona in July (3-5-2013). Caterpillar Hybrid Excavator will be the sponsor at Texas in April (12-20-2012). Cheerios takes over as the sponsor for six races after running Wheaties colors in 2012 (10-30-2012). Rumors had Kurt Busch moving to this car but RCR squashed them and Burton is supposedly signed thru at least 2013. Indications are that CAT will return as the main sponsor.
32 Terry Labonte
1984,1996 Champ
(restrictor plate races)
Boris Said (road courses)
Travis Kvapil
Ford C&J Energy (Daytona 500)
SK Hand Tool
Keen Parts
Frank Stoddard
Heidi Stoddard
Go FAS Racing
Archie St. Hilaire
Dan Stillman Roush-Yates
SK Hand Tool sponsoring the team at Auto Club Speedway.(3-20-2014) Travis Kvaipl will run most of the races this season. Boris Said will drive on the road courses and Terry Labonte the resrticor plate track races at Daytona and Talladega (2-21-2014). Reed Sorenson tested the car for the team at Daytona in January, but will be in the #36 Chevy full-time in 2014(2-4-2014). FAS Lane Racing owner, Frank Stoddard, and Go Green Racing owner, Archie St. Hilaire, announced that they have entered into a joint venture for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond. The team will be re-named to Go FAS Racing. The team hired veteran crew chief Dan Stillman for 2014. The team will continue to operate out of the FAS Lane Racing shop in Mooresville, NC and continue to field Fords with utilize Roush/Yates engines (12-24-2013). OxyWater signed on to sponsor the car for 24 races in 2013 and full season in 2014 & 2015 but had legal/IRS troubles late in the season and wasn't seen on the car after Indy in July, so no word of plans with OxyWater as their website no longer exists (12-1-2013)
33 Brian Scott(i)(RCR)
Timmy Hill
Chevy Whitetail
?
Richard Childress
Joe Falk
Nick Harrison
?John Rahlf
Earnhardt-Childress Racing
Pro Motor Engineering
David Stremme will drive at Martinsville (March)(3-25-2013). Hill will drive at Bristol (Mar) and Scott will drive at Auto Club Speedway.(3-5-2014) Timmy Hill will drive the #33 for Circle Sport at Las Vegas.(2-26-2014). Brian Scott will run the #33 Whitetail Chevy in the Daytona 500 and at Phoenix. Richard Childress Racing will field the car with Nick Harrison as the crew chief. Landon Cassill said he would be back with Circle Sport, not sure if in the #33 when RCR doesn't use it or in the #40 Hillman Racing Chevy (1-7-2014). No word on 2013 plans as Landon Cassill ran most of the races in the #33 with RCR running the #33 for Austin Dillon in a few races. Ron Fellows ran the road course races for the #33 in 2013. No word if Circle Sport keeps the #33 and comes back in 2014 or if Richard Childress Racing uses the #33 team as it's 4th team in 2014 for Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman or Kurt Busch (7-9-2013). Falk took over ownership after seven races in 2012 from Richard Childress Racing.
34 David Ragan 2014 Ford CSX Transportation (4 races)
Farm Fresh (1 race)
Taco Bell
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Jay Guy Roush-Yates
Dockside Logistics will be the sponsor at Bristol in March(3-12-2014). CSX Transportation will be the sponsor at Daytona in Feb, Darlington in April, Michigan in August and Richmond in Sept (1-24-2014). Farm Rich will be the sponsor at Phoenix in March (1-22-2014). Front Row Motorsports didn't test at Daytona in January but tested the #38 at Charlotte in December (1-10-2014). Ragan and teammate David Gilliland signed to run in 2014 (10-16-2013). David Ragan is signed thru 2013. No word if he returns as there will not be a lot of openings for drivers in the 2014 season and indications are that he will return. Front Row Motorsports is slowly getting better every season. No word on sponsorship or if crew chief Jay Guy returns in 2014 (7-9-2013)
35 Eric McMlure(i)
David Reutimann
Blake Koch
Ford Hefty (Daytona 500)
MDS Transport
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Derrick Finley Roush-Yates
Derrick Finley is listed as the crew chief as of Richmond in April. Todd Anderson has been the crew chief for 2014 (4-23-2014). David Reutimann drove at Bristol in March(3-10-2014). Blake Koch drove at Phoenix and Las Vegas(3-9-2013). Eric McClure will drive in the Daytona 500 with Hefty as the sponsor, no word on other drivers or if the team will run the full season (1-29-2014). Josh Wise left the team after 2013 and heads to the #98 Phil Parsons Racing team. FRM plans to use a few drivers in the car for the 2014 season (11-26-2013). Wise is signed thru 2013. No word if he returns. Front Row Motorsports is slowly getting better every season. No word on sponsorship or if crew chief Todd Anderson, who came over mid season in 2013, returns as the crew chief (7-9-2013)
36 Reed Sorenson Chevy Golden Corral Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Al Heinke
Todd Parrott Earnhardt-Childress Racing / Pro Motor Engines
Golden Corral will be the sponsor in the Daytona 500 (2-13-2014). Sorenson will be the driver in 2014 (2-4-2014). Parrott named the crew chief for 2014. Parrott was the crew chief of the #43 Ford until he was suspended for violation of NASCAR's substance abuse policy. Parrott was reinstated in Jan 2014. No word if former crew chief Joe Lax is still with the team (2-3-2014). Yeley tested at Charlotte in December but not Daytona in January. Supposedly TBR will announce its plans for the #36 sometime in late January (1-10-2014). Some rumors had Burton coming over to one of TBR's Chevy's in 2014, but he ended up taking a limited ride with MWR in the #66 Toyota and signed with NBC to be a broadcaster there (1-15-2013). Burton said he has not talked to any team yet (9-5-2013). No word on 2014 plans for the team, Baldwin's 2nd team. Had sponsorship from Golden Corral, Accell Construction, United Mining Equipment for a little over a third of the season and did some start and parking (7-9-2013)
38 David Gilliland 2014 Ford Love's Travel Stops (14 races) Frankie Kerr Roush-Yates
Love's Travel Stops will be the primary sponsor in 14 races, starting at the Daytona 500 (1-21-2014). Front Row Motorsports didn't test at Daytona in January but tested the #38 at Charlotte in December (1-10-2014). Gilliland and teammate David Ragan signed to run in 2014 (10-16-2013). David Gilliland is signed thru 2013. No word if he returns as there will not be a lot of openings for drivers in the 2014 season and indications are that he will return. Front Row Motorsports is slowly getting better every season. No word on sponsorship or if crew chief Frank Kerr returns in 2014 (7-9-2013)
40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy Brakleen Joe Falk
Mike Hillman, Sr.
Mike Arber Earnhardt-Childress Racing
Pro Motor Engineering
Brakleen was the sponsor at Bristol in March(3-14-2014). Plans to run the whole season with Cassill as the driver (2-14-2014). Cassill will run the car in the Daytona 500, no word on plans after that (2-13-2014). Landon Cassill will test the car at Daytona in January and looks like he will run the car in the Daytona 500 as Brian Scott will be in the #33 at Daytona. No word if the team plans to run full-time in 2014 (1-7-2014). Was a 2nd team to the #33 Circle Sport team with Raines and Cassill running many races towards the end of the 2013 season (10-11-2013).
41 Kurt Busch (2004 Champ) 2015+ Chevy Haas Automation
State Water Heaters
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Daniel Knost Hendrick Motorsports
Daniel Knost has been promoted from race engineer on the #39 team [now #4 team] to crew chief for the #41 (11-19-2013). Kurt Busch announced as the driver of a 4th SHR Chevy starting in 2014. Supposedly the team is looking to use the #00. The owners points for the #39 will go to the #4 car and Harvick as Busch has a past champions provisional to use in the first three races if 2014. Haas Automation will sponsor Busch for the full season. No word on a crew chief (8-27-2013). News broke after the August race in Michigan that Stewart-Haas Racing had offered Kurt Busch a multi-year contract starting in 2014 to drive a 4th car, supposedly the #39 [could use a different car number](8-19-2013). Harvick was announced as the driver for SHR on July 12th. and the team will switch from #39 to #4. Budweiser announced as the sponsor for 20 races plus the Sprint Showdown in Feb. Stewart said at New Hampshire that they would not expand to a 4th team and Newman would not return to SHR in 2014. Ryan Newman signed a one-year deal to return to SHR for the 2013 season and is a free-agent for 2014. Supposedly Quicken Loans could move with Newman to his new team in 2014. No word if crew chief Matt Borland will stay with SHR or go with Newman. Rodney Childers from MWR is supposedly a candidate (7-12-2013).
Newman could go to the #78 Furniture Row Racing team if Kurt Busch moves to another ride or if they start a 2nd team, or to RCR to replace Harvick in the #29 or any other open ride such as EGR or Penske Racing or Roush if those teams decide to expand.
42 Kyle Larson (ROTY) 2017 Chevy Target 2014
Clorox Wipes (1 race)
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Chris Heroy Hendrick Motorsports
Target partner Clorox wipes will be the sponsor at Phoenix (Mar)(2-26-2014) Switches team name to Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates from Earnhardt Ganassi Racing as Teresa Earnhardt is no longer involved (1-8-2014). Larson will run the full 2014 season, running for rookie of the year (ROTY)(8-30-2013). Ganassi will announce the new driver at Atlanta on Friday, Aug. 30th at 2:45pm/et. Indications are that is could be Kyle Larson (8-27-2013). Juan Pablo Montoya will not return to the #42 team in 2014, no word who will drive the #42 or what ride/series Montoya will end up in. Target will return as the primary sponsor in 2014 (8-13-2013). Montoya is signed thru 2013. No word if EGR stays with Hendrick Motorsports or goes back to Earnhardt-Childress Racing as the engine supplier after switching to Hendrick in 2012 (7-9-2013)
43 Aric Almirola 2016 Ford Smithfield Foods 2016 (29 races)
STP (1 race)
U.S. Air Force (2 races)
GoBowling.com (1 race)
Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty
Andy Murstein
Doug Bergeron
Trent Owens Roush-Yates
Almirola and Smithfield sign three-year extensions thru 2016. Smithfield will be the sponsor for 29 races a year thru 2016 (1-15-2014). Trent Owens named the crew chief. Greg Ebert had been the interim (12-2-2013). Crew chief Todd Parrott was released by the team in October 2013 after being suspended in October for violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy, Sammy Johns was the crew chief at Talladega. Greg Ebert was the interim crew chief for rest of 2013(10-22-2013). 2014 diecast paint scheme released show Almirola in the #43 in 2014 with Smithfield as the sponsor and the U.S. Air Force returning (10-6-2013). Almirola says he is close to finalizing his deal to stay with the #43 with Parrott returning as crew chief in 2014 (8-31-2013). Almirola signed a 1 year deal for 2013 and could be looking. He could stay in the #43 for RPM or move on, no real rumors out there. Air Force could return since the bill to ban military sponsorships fell thru. No word if Smithfield Foods will return to be the sponsor in 2014 after being the primary and running Petty blue most of the time for 25 races in 2014. No word if Parrott stays of looks elsewhere (7-9-2013)
47 A.J. Allmendinger 2016 Chevy Bush's Baked Beans
Clorox
Kingsford Charcoal
Scott Products
House-Autry Mills
JTG Daugherty Racing
Tad Geschickter
Brad Daugherty
Brian Burns Earnhardt-Childress Racing
Team switches to Chevy after years of running Toyota. Forms a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing (11-25-2013). Allmendinger named as the full-time driver of the #47 on Saturday, August 31st. It will be a three-year deal starting in 2014. Looks like more of the sponsors from 2013 will return in 2014. Bobby Labonte has been offered a job to stay with JTG, but no word what that job is or if he will take it (8-29-2013). One rumor had the team switching to Chevy and hiring Ryan Newman as the driver for 2014 (8-27-2013). Team has supposedly talked to Richard Childress Racing and could form an alliance similar to what RCR has with Furniture Row Racing #78 team and could switch to Chevy (8-12-2013). Allmendinger came in mid-season and ran five races for the team in 2013 to help the team evaluate progress. No word if the team will keep Labonte, bring Allmendinger aboard full time or look for another driver as there quite a few free agents out there. No word which sponsors leave and/or return in 2014. The team was hoping to start a 2nd team in 2013, but that seems unlikely in the near future (7-9-2013)
48 Jimmie Johnson 2015
(2006,2007,2008
2009,2010,2013 Champ)
Chevy Lowe's Home Improvement
Kobalt Tools
2013
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus
2014
Hendrick Motorsports
Valvoline becomes the oil / lubricant sponsor for Hendrick Motorsports starting in 2014, replacing Quaker State Oil (9-24-2013). Lowe's re-signed with the team to be the full primary thru 2015, the same length as Johnson's contract. Crew chief Chad Knaus is signed thru 2014
51 Justin Allgaier (ROTY) Chevy Brandt (21 races) Harry Scott
HScott Motorsports
Steve Addington Hendrick Motorsports
Changed from Phoenix Racing to HScott Motorsports (2-5-2014). Allgaier named the full-time driver and will run for 2014 rookie of the year. Brandt will be the sponsor for 21 races in 2014 (1-21-2014). Allgaier tested at Daytona in January. Bobby Labonte will run a 2nd car part-time, the #52 Chevy (1-8-2014). Steve Addington named the new crew chief, moving over from #14 Stewart Haas Racing. No driver has been named yet, but Addington mentioned Allgaier in his press conference (). Crew chief Nick Harrison left after Kansas in Oct 2013 to go to Richard Childress Racing. Jimmy Elledge took over as the interim crew chief for the rest of the season (10-2-2013). General Manager Steve Barkdoll left the team in Sept (9-18-2013). Harry Scott Jr. took over ownership of the team as of Sept 10, 2013. Justin Allgaier drove in three races and could be the full time driver in 2014 and run for ROTY. Brandt could be the full time sponsor with Allgaier. Supposedly crew chief Nick Harrison and GM Steve Barkdoll, will stay. Supposedly the team will continue its relationships and alliances with Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing (8-28-2013). Owner James Finch plans to sell the team or close it down at the end of July 2013. Supposedly there are a couple of suitors: Harry Scott, who is co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports in the NNS series and 21984 & 1996 Cup Champ Terry Labonte is also looking into buying the team. If no deal is in place by mid-July, Finch says he will close it down (7-9-2013).
55 [was 56] Brian Vickers 2015 Toyota
2014
Aaron's Dream Machine 2015 Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Billy Scott Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Billy Scott named the full time crew chief. Scott Miller who was the crew chief after Rodney Childers left in August, will resume his job as MWR's Executive Vice President of Competition (12-19-2013). MWR will run Waltrip and Jeff Burton in a few races during the 2014 season running the #66 instead of the #56. Waltrip will run the Daytona 500 and Burton's first race is at Las Vegas. After that nothing announced (12-2-2013). Michael Waltrip Racing announced it will downsize to a two-car full-time team in 2014, dropping the #56 which lost NAPA sponsorship after the Richmond scandal (10-14-2013). Scott Miller will stay as the full-time crew chief (10-14-2013). Vickers was diagnosed with blood clots in his leg again in Oct 2013 and missed the final five races of the season. Vickers, the team and the doctor expect him to return to run the full 2014 season in the #55 car (10-14-2013). Crew chief Rodney Childers was removed as crew chief after Bristol when he announced he would leave MWR at end of 2013 and go to the #4 SHR team (8-23-2013). Vickers named the full time driver for 2014-2015 with Aaron's as the sponsor for two full-seasons. MWR is signed with Toyota thru at least 2014.(7-13-2013).
66 [was 55] Michael Waltrip (Daytona 500)
Jeff Burton (6-8 races)
Joe Nemechek(i) (27-29 races)
Toyota
2014
PEAK BlueDEF (Daytona 500)
?
LandCastle Title
Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Jay Robinson
Robinson Racing Team
Chad Walter
Scott Eggleston
Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Waltrip will run in the Daytona 500, Nemechek at Phoenix in March and Burton at Las Vegas. Burton will run in 6-8 races. Nemechek in 26-29 and Waltrip could run a few restrictor plate races in addition to the Daytona 500 (2-1-2014). Burton will start his broadcast career in 2014, doing NASCAR reports on NBCSN and then as a full-time analyst on NASCAR races when NBC takes over the Sprint Cup Series broadcasts in the 2nd half of the 2015 season (12-3-2013). MWR changes car number from #56 to #66 and announced that Jeff Burton will drive a part time schedule in 2014, starting at Las Vegas in March. Michael Waltrip will drive the car in the Daytona 500 (12-2-2013). Jeff Burton is rumored to drive this car part time in 2014, no word how many races or a sponsor. MWR could change the car number from #56 (11-1-2013). Michael Waltrip Racing announced it will downsize to a two-car full-time team in 2014, dropping the #56 which lost NAPA sponsorship after the Richmond scandal. Truex Jr. was told he is free to look for another ride for the 2014 season and will move to the #78 Furniture Row Racing ride. Many indications are that NAPA will sit out the 2014 season and re-think it's sponsorship deals. Waltrip is scheduled to run at least one race in the #56 in 2014, at the Daytona 500. The team will now be MWR's R&D team and run a limited schedule (10-14-2013). Crew chief Chad Johnston asked for his release after the 2013 season (10-6-2013). After being booted out of the 2013 Chase when the other two MWR teams were found guilty of manipulating the outcome of the Richmond race by pitting to lose spots and spinning out to cause a caution, NAPA decided to rescind its sponsorship at the end of the 2013 season. Supposedly the NAPA Sponsorship will go to Stewart-Haas Racing, but no idea which team (9-9-2013). NAPA and Truex Jr. re-signed thru 2015, no word on any changes on the team in 2014. MWR is signed with Toyota thru at least 2014 (7-12-2013)
78 Martin Truex Jr. 2015 Chevy 2014 Furniture Row Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Todd Berrier Earnhardt-Childress Racing
Truex Jr. signed a two-year deal and his pit crew from MWR's #56 team will move to the #78 (11-1-2013). Truex Jr. will drive this car in 2014, official announcement has not been held as of Oct. 25th. All indications are that NAPA will not come with Truex Jr. and not likely to be a team sponsor in 2014(10-17-2013). Truex Jr. is rumored to this ride after MWR announced it would not run the #56 team full-time in 2014. Supposedly NAPA would not come along with Truex Jr and may site out a year as a sponsor in NASCAR (10-14-2013). Supposedly the team is turning towards a younger driver and Blaney is at the top of their list, if he can get out of his Penske contract (9-19-2013). Montoya will leave NASCAR for a full time ride in Indycars with Team Penske. No word on other drivers who may get this ride in 2014 (9-16-2013). Will stay aligned with Richard Childress Racing in 2014 (9-14-2013). Montoya visited this team on Sept 4th, no word if he will drive the car or not. Jeff Burton is a free agent but he said he has not talked to any teams yet about a 2014 ride. Ryan Newman was an early rumored driver for this ride after Busch announced he would leave at the end of the season. But all indications are that his deal is done to replace Burton in the #31 Chevy for 2014 (9-5-2013). Kurt Busch will leave after 2013 season and go to a 4th Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy. No word yet who will drive this car in 2014, Newman is the only one in the rumor mill (8-27-2013). RCR is hoping to retain its technical alliance with Furniture Row Racing. Currently FRR is weighing its options with other manufacturers since its contract with Chevy runs out at the end of 2013. Toyota has visited FRR in Denver but nothing has been formalized either way. FRR principals have put their driver selection on hold until after the manufacturer decision has been made. Indications are that Newman will head to RCR in the #29 Chevy (8-12-2013). Mark McArdle, who was director of racing operations at Richard Childress Racing as well as competition director at Furniture Row Racing, has moved to RCR full time. He will continue to report to RCR competition director Dr. Eric Warren (8-10-2013). 2004 Cup Champ Kurt ran the 2013 season for the team and could return in 2014 or Busch could move to a larger multi-car team such as Richard Childress Racing in the #29 or to Michael Waltrip in the #55 car. FRR could also start a 2nd team in 2014, but that seems unlikely (7-14-2013).
83 Ryan Truex (ROTY) Toyota Borla Exhausts (5 races)
Burger King
Dr. Pepper
BK Racing
Ron Devine
Wayne Press
Thomas Ueberall
Dale Ferguson Race Engines Plus
Ryan Truex will run the car full time in 2014, running for Rookie of the Year. Dale Ferguson will be the crew chief. Borla Exhausts will be the sponsor for the Daytona 500 and four other races. Alex Bowman will BK Racing's #23, which was the #93 team (1-20-2014). Driver David Reutimann parted ways with the team after the 2013 season. Alex Bowman and Ryan Truex will test the #83 & #93 cars at Daytona in January (1-6-2014). Dave Winston named the crew chief. Former crew chief Doug Richert will remain with BK Racing. Alex Bowman tested the car at Charlotte and is scheduled to at Daytona in Jan (1-5-2014). Richert took over as the crew chief after New Hampshire in July 2013 (7-23-2013). David Reutimann ran the #83 in 2013 under a one-year deal. No word if he or #93 driver Travis Kvapil will return in 2014 (7-14-2013)
87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 300 Rise of an Empire (Daytona 500) Joe Nemechek
Jay Robinson
NEMCO-JRR
Troy Stafford
James Hamilton
John Burns
Identity Ventures Racing
Scott Eggleston Race Engines Plus
Morgan Shepherd was in the car at Phoenix (Mar)(2-28-2014). Nemechek will run this car at the Daytona 500 and possibly other races when he is not in the #66. Could also run the car full-time with other drivers (1-31-2014). Nemechek and Robinson teamed up with MWR and Nemechek will run the #66 Toyota in 27-29 races. No word if the #87 will run any races or what the plans are for the #87(1-30-2014). Jay Robinson and Joe Nemechek of NEMCO-JRR have partnered with a group of five business leaders including Atlanta based, Nat Hardwick, managing partner of Morris|Hardwick|Schneider and CEO and Chairman of The Board of LandCastle Title, to form Identity Ventures Racing (1-30-2014)
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2017 Chevy Army National Guard (20 races) 2014
Diet Mountain Dew / AMP Energy (5 races) 2015
Kelley Blue Book (Sonoma)
Rick Hendrick Steve Letarte
2014 & leaves
Hendrick Motorsports
Kelley Blue Book will be the primary sponsor for one race, at Sonoma in May (2-14-2014). Crew chief Steve Letarte will leave after the season and work on TV in the NBC booth starting in the 2nd half of the 2015 season (1-10-2014). National Guard signs up for another year, thru 2014 to be the primary sponsor for 20 races with a brand new paint scheme. Pepsi/Mtn Dew/AMP will ne the sponsor for five races and is signed thru 2015 (10-25-2013). Valvoline becomes the oil / lubricant sponsor for Hendrick Motorsports starting in 2014, replacing Quaker State Oil (9-24-2013). Time Warner came aboard to sponsor for five races late in 2013, no word if they will return in 2014. Supposedly a new sponsor will join the team, one that has not been in the sport before, but no word who that will be (9-4-2013). Earnhardt Jr. is signed thru 2017 (7-23-2013).
98 Josh Wise Chevy Ambient Edge (Phoenix)
Trench Shoring (Auto Club)
Phil Parsons Racing
Phil Parsons
Mike Curb
Gene Nead Pro Motor Engines
Josh Wise named the driver for 2014 and the team will switch to Chevy from Ford (12-4-2013). Michael McDowell left to join the #95 Leavine Family Racing team in 2014(10-28-2013). The team ran most of the races in 2013, mostly as a start-and-park team and skipping a few. No word on 2014 plans for the team (7-13-2013)
99 Carl Edwards 2014 Ford Fastenal (18 races)
Subway (6 races)
Aflac (? races)
Kellogg's (?4 races)
UPS (1 race)
Ford EcoBoost
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Jimmy Fennig Roush-Yates
Edwards said there is no progress on a contract extension (4-11-2014). Ford EcoBoost was the sponsor at Darlington (4-10-12-2014). UPS will leave the sport after the 2014 season (12-13-2013). Best Buy/Geek Squad will not return to sponsor the #17 or #99 in 2014 (10-29-2013). Diecast images show Fastenal, Aflac, Subway and UPS returning as sponsor (10-6-2013). No word on any changes with this team. Edwards re-signed a multi-year contract starting in 2012 to stay at Roush Racing thru 2014. RFR tends to do 3-4 year deals. Fastenal signed a multiyear agreement to sponsor the #99 starting in 2012, supposedly thru 2014 (7-12-2013).

Teams that could move up to full time or run part time in 2014
CAR#
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DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
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? Parker Kligerman (ROTY) ?Toyota ?Swan Energy
?Lean1 / Nutrition53
Swan Racing
Brandon Davis
?Bill Romanowski
TBA ?Triad Racing Technologies
Swan Racing announced it has restructured the company by finding solutions for the #26 and #30 teams in an attempt to save the jobs of the crews, the drivers, and to keep those teams competing throughout the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. As a result, Anthony Marlowe has merged his ownership of the #26 team into BK Racing [#23 & #93], effective immediately. Cole Whitt will remain behind the wheel of the #26. The #30 team has been sold to John Cohen of XxxTreme Motorsports [was the #44 Chevy], which will operate the team going forward and intends to compete with veteran driver J.J. Yeley. Stephen "Bones" Lane will serve as crew chief and be joined by several other former Swan Racing crew members. Driver Parker Kligerman remains under contract with Swan Racing, which will seek to identify options for him to get back on track (4-23-2014). Swan Racing announced that "Swan Racing is in the process of reviewing its current situation and the ability to continue to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The team has been unable to secure the kind of sponsorship required to effectively operate the team. As a result, the team management is exploring every available option. We hope to be in position to provide a detailed update in the near future (4-17-2014). Swan Racing was the #26 Toyota with Cole Whitt and #30-Parker Kligerman. The team started in 2012 as Inception Motorsports and David bought into the team co-owned by driver David Stremme in 2012. The team ran a full season with one car in 2013 with Stremme starting as the driver, than being replaced late in the season by a few drivers. The team expanded into a two-car operation with Whitt and Kligerman.
12* Ryan Blaney(i) Ford SKF Team Penske
Roger Penske
?Greg Erwin Roush-Yates
Blaney scheduled to run in two races, making he Sprint Cup Series debut at Kansas in May and then at Talladega in October (1-29-2014). Ryan Blaney expected to make his Sprint Cup debut in 2014, likely in the #12 car, no word when the debut would be (11-16-2013). Hornish Jr. is not signed for 2014 and is looking at other rides (11-2-2013). Penske said on SiriusXM NASCAR radio that his team will remain a two-car full-time operation in 2014 (8-23-2013). If sponsorship is found, Sam Hornish Jr. could move up into a full time Cup ride or Penske could bring free agent Ryan Newman back to the team and his old car number (7-14-2013).
21* Trevor Bayne(i) Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Wood Brothers Racing
Glen Wood
Eddie Wood
Donnie Wingo Roush-Yates
Will run 12 superspeedway and intermediate race tracks in 2014 with Trevor Bayne returning as the driver. Bayne will run the full season in the Nationwide Series (1-29-2014). The Wood Brother's said expect to run at least the same schedule, maybe adding a few races if more sponsors come along in 2014. They expect Bayne to return as the driver even as he runs the full Nationwide Series schedule for Roush Fenway Racing (10-24-2013). Motorcraft/Quick Lane could be back as the sponsor for 12 races in 2014 (7-12-2013)
44* ? Chevy ?Phoenix Warehouse Johnathan Cohen
Xxxtreme Motorsports
?Joe Lax Power by Ernie Elliott
Team owner Johnathan Cohen bought the #30 Swan Racing team and driver J.J. Yeley will move to that car. Swan Racing had run Toyota's. No word if Xxxtreme will switch the #30 to Chevy's. No word if the #44 will run anymore as a 2nd team. The #44 has entered four races and attempted to make two, failing to qualify. Joe Lax was the crew chief listed for Darlington but the team withdrew before qualifying (4-23-2014). Phoenix Warehouse joins the team for a multi-race deal throughout the 2014 season, starting at Las Vegas(3-5-2014). J.J. Yeley named the driver. The team will make its 2014 debut at Las Vegas in March and plans to run full races and not be a start and park car (2-13-2014). Won't run at Daytona. First race planned could be at Phoenix or Las Vegas in March (2-11-2014). Been told the team will return in some form in 2014 and switch to Chevy from Ford and have engines supplied by Power by Ernie Elliott (1-28-2014). Made a few attempts on 2013 with Scott Riggs and was mainly a start & park (10-12-2013)
52* Bobby Labonte
2000 Champ
Chevy ? Harry Scott
James Finch
HScott Motorsports
Jimmy Elledge Hendrick Motorsports
Labonte is expected to run all the restrictor plate races and at least two additional races to be determined. More races could be added if sponsorship is found (2-26-2014). Changed from Phoenix Racing to HScott Motorsports, Jimmy Elledge will be the crew chief for the #52 (2-5-2014). The team will run the #52 and test at Daytona in January (1-8-2014). James Finch will field a 2nd car with Phoenix Racing, the team he used to own. The team plans to run a limited scheduled with Bobby Labonte as the driver and the Daytona 500 as the first race. Sponsor, crew chief and car number will be announced at later date (12-17-2013).
77* [was 19] Dave Blaney Ford ? Randy Humphrey Peter Sospenzo Roush-Yates
After missing the first four races, the team skipped Auto Club Speedway(3-18-2014). Team owner Randy Humphrey splits from Tri-Star Motorsports and Mark Smtih to form own team with Dave Blaney driving full time in 2014. The team will run Fords purchased from the #13 Germain Racing team, which switched to Chevy for 2014. Peter Sospenzo will be the crew chief as he was with the #19. Humphrey-Smith ran the #19 in 2013, assuming the owner points will go to this team in 2014 (1-8-2014.TD>
92* Brian Keselowski Ford ? Brian Keselowski
Bob Keselowski
Brian Keselowski Motorsports
Bob Keselowski ?
Is not entered in the Daytona 500 (2-13-2014). Announced that the team will run the #92 and will switch to Ford, purchaing a Ford from Germain Racing who switched to Chevy after 2013. Was to test at Daytona in January, but didn't (1-10-2014). Team up in 2013 with Hamilton-Means Racing and GoGreen Racing to run a few races, with
93* Morgan Shepherd(i) Toyota Support Militry.org BK Racing
Ron Devine
Wayne Press
Thomas Ueberall
Rick Ren II Race Engines Plus
Morgan Shepherd will lease the #93 from BK Racing to attempt to make the Daytona 500, but the car/team will not be supported by BK Racing (2-5-2014). The #93 team will run a part-time schedule in 2014, no driver named (1-20-2014). Alex Bowman will drive the #23 car full-time in 2014, running for rookie of the year. The team will change from #93 to #23 and be sponsored by Dr Pepper. Dave Winston will be the crew chief with Dale Ferguson moving to BK Racing #83 for Ryan Truex (1-20-2014). Ryan Treux will test the car at Daytona in Jan 2014. Dale Ferguson will return as the crew chief in 2014 (1-5-2014). Travis Kvapil ran the #83 in 2013 under a one-year deal. No word if he or #83 driver David Reutimann will return in 2014 (7-14-2013). Dale Ferguson took over as the crew chief at Daytona in July 2013. Mike Ford goes back to his regular job, director of competition and racing operations (7-2-2013).
95* Michael McDowell Ford ? Leavine Family Racing
Bob Leavine
Wally Rogers Roush-Yates
Announced that Michael McDowell would be the driver in 2014 and the team plans to run at least 20 selected NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races during the 2014 season as some Nationwide races (10-28-2013). Scott Speed left after Bristol and the team is using a few drivers to finish the 2013 season (9-7-2013). The team ran about half the season, no word on 2014 plans for Speed or the team (7-12-2013)

Teams with unknown 2014 plans
CAR#
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DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
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37* ? Chevy ? Larry Gunselman
Max Q Motorsports
James Parrott ?EGR
the team made one 2013 attempt and race, at Sonoma with J.J. Yeley in June and wasn't heard from after (1-12-2014).
?52* ? Ford ? Hamilton Means Racing ? ?
After making a few races and attempts in 2012, the team worked out a deal with Brain Keselowski (Toyota) and GoGreen Racing (Ford) to run a few races under the #52. Keselowski has his own team for 2014, the #92 Ford and GoGreen Racing merged with the #32 FAS Lane Racing team to become the #32 Go Fas Racing team for 2014. No word what Hamilton-Means Racing plans are, if any (1-10-2014). GoGreen Racing tested a #52 Ford at Charlotte in December with Jeffrey Earnhardt. No word on plans for the team. Looks like Brian Keselowski will switch to a different car number like #92 or #29 and run a limited schedule in a Ford (12-15-2013). Ran a hand full of races in 2013 as some sort of a collaboration between HMR / GoGreen Racing / Brian Keselowski Motorsports. Paulie Harraka ran the car at Sonoma as part of GoGreen Racing. Morgan Shepherd ran the car as part of Brian Keselowski Motorsports (7-12-2013).
79* ? Ford ? Go Green Racing
Archie St. Hilaire
Steve Meehan
? ?Roush/Yates
combines with the #32 FAS Lane Racing team to form Go Fas Racing in December 2013
?81* ?Elliott Sadler Toyota ?Alert Energy Gum Joe Gibbs Racing Chris Gayle Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Sponsor, Wrigley's Alert Energy Gum was removed from selves in mid 2013 and the team didn't make any other attempts after Talladega. Sadler ran at Kansas in April and attempted Talladega in May but qualifying was rained out and Sadler failed to make the race. No word on any 2014 Cup plans for Sadler or this 4th JGR team (1-12-2014)
?* ?Robby Gordon ? ?Speed Energy Drink
MAPEI
?Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon Motorsports
?Shane Bourgeois ?
Gordon didn't make any 2013 attempts and Gordon ran the Dakar Rally in January 2014, no word on any plans to run NASCAR again as Gordon is concentrating on his Stadium Super Trucks series (2-13-2014).

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