2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team / Driver Chart

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

Updated 12-20-2014

an unofficial team chart, trying to compile news, announcements and rumors about what teams will look like for the 2015 season

2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Team/Driver Chart
2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team/Driver Chart

Past Team Charts by Season
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

2015 Rookie of the Year Candidates (ROTY)

#6-Trevor Bayne

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 2014 Rookie of the Year Page

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 2014 season
    Marcos Ambrose (heads back to Australia)
    Carl Edwards (headed to JGR)
    David Gilliland
    Sam Hornish Jr. (headed to RPM #9)
    David Ragan (expects to return to Front Row)

  • POSSIBLE Free-Agent Sprint Cup Series Regulars after 2015 season
    #11-Denny Hamlin
    #48-Jimmie Johnson
    #13-Casey Mears
    #1-Jamie McMurray
    #10-Danica Patrick
    #78-Martin Truex Jr.

  • Unofficial full-time rides by Manufacturer and Car# Assignments
    43 Full Time Teams
    Chevy: 23 Teams 1,3,4,5,7,10,13,14,24,27,30,31,33,36,40,41,42,47,48,51,78,88,98
    Ford: 10 Teams - 2,6,9,16,17,22,32,34,38,43
    Toyota: 10 Teams - 11,15,18,19,20,23,26,55,66,83

  • Some Part-Time Teams by car # that may / will attempt a race or races in 2015:
    Chevy: 29,37,44,52
    Ford: 12,21,35,77,92,95
    Toyota: 49,87,93

  • Unassigned Numbers for 2015
    Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR
    teams can request a number and hold the license
    paying NASCAR to hold a number

* part time team, or a team that has skipped at least one race
? 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

FULL TIME TEAMS (all points races attempted)
(click # for news)
(contract end year..if known)
(number of races...if known)
1 Jamie McMurray 201? Chevy McDonald's
?Bass Pro Shops
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Matt McCall Hendrick Motorsports
LiftMaster moves to Hendrick Motorsports #5 team to sponsor Kahne for three races in 2015 (11-20-2014). Matt McCall named the new crew chief for McMurray (11-18-2014). Keith Rodden will be heading back to Hendrick Motorsports as Kasey Kahne's crew chief on the #5 (11-9-2014). McDonald's and Cessna will return in 2015 and will increase the number of races they sponsor. (10-15-2014) Ganassi extended McMurray's contract in August of 2013, at least for the 2014 season, looks like that extends into 2015. McDonald's was the primary sponsor for 13 races in 2014, no word if they return in 2015. Cessna / Textron returned in 2014 as the primary sponsor for 10 races. Liftmaster is signed thru 2014 and has been the primary sponsor for one race a year (7-30-2014). Keith Rodden came over from Hendrick as the crew chief for the 2014 season.
2 Brad Keselowski 2017
2012 Champion
Ford 2017 Miller Lite 2017 (24 races)
Alliance Truck Parts
Wurth (3 races)
?Detroit Genuine Parts
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Paul Wolfe 2017 Roush-Yates
Wurth will be primary sponsor for Keselowski in three 2015 races (10-23-2014). Alliance Truck Parts (8 races), Wurth (4 races) and Detroit Genuine Parts (2 races) were signed thru the 2014 season, no word if they return as primary sponsors in 2015. Ryan Blaney & Juan Pablo Montoya ran two races each in the #12 Ford in 20914. No word if they will continue to do so, but Penske indicated in mid 2014 that Team Penske would remain a two-car team in 2015 (5-25-2014). Keselowski extended his contract to 2017 and sponsor Miller Lite to 2017 also, being the primary sponsor for 24 instead of 36. Crew chief Paul Wolfe is signed thru the 2017 season(1-30-2014)
3 Austin Dillon Chevy 2014 ?Dow Chemical (16 races)
?Bass Pro Shops
?American Ethanol
?Realtree / Bad Boy Buggies
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Gil Martin ECR Engines
No changes expected in 2014 after RCR brought back the #3 in 2014 and Dillon ran for rookie of the year in 2014 (5-25-2014). Bass Pro Shops was the primary sponsor for two races in 2014 (4-8-2014). Realtree and Bad Boy Buggies were the co-primary sponsor at Bristol in March(3-7-2014). Main primary sponsors in 2014 were Dow Chemical (16 races), Cheerios, Bass Pro Shops and American Ethanol, no word if they return, but supposedly the deals were multiyear. Gil Martin was the crew chief and is expected back in 2014. The team changed from #29 to #3 for 2014.
4 Kevin Harvick 2016
2014 Champion
Chevy Budweiser 2016
Jimmy Johns 2016
Outback Steakhouse 2015
?Hunt Brothers Pizza
Mobil1 2015
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Rodney Childers Hendrick Motorsports
Harvick and Budweiser signed deals thru 2016 starting in the 2014 season. Jimmy John's is signed thru 2016. Outback Steakhouse is signed thru 2015. Childers came over from #55 MWR team late in 2013. Budweiser was the primary sponsor for 20 races plus the Sprint Showdown in Feb (5-25-2014).
5 Kasey Kahne 2018 Chevy Farmers Insurance(12 races)
Great Clips(10 races)
Time Warner Cable(5 races)
Pepsi(1 race)
LiftMaster (2017)(3 races)
Rick Hendrick Keith Rodden Hendrick Motorsports
Kahne re-signed with Hendrick for three years thru 2018 (11-20-2014). LiftMaster will be the primary sponsor for three races in 2015, thru the 2017 season. The three 2015 races: Charlotte in May; Kentucky in July; Kansas in Oct (11-20-2014). Keith Rodden comes back to Hendrick Motorsports as Kasey Kahne's crew chief on the #5 after a year at Chip Ganassi Racing as Jamie McMurray's crew chief. Former crew chief, Kenny Francis, will be HMS's Vehicle Technical Director (11-19-2014). Kahne is signed thru 2015 as is Time Warner Cable. Farmers Insurance is signed thru 2014 but expected back on the #5 in 2015 (5-25-2014). 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. Crew chief Francis is signed thru at least 2014
6 [was 99] Trevor Bayne 2017 ROTY Ford AdvoCare Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
?Bob Osborne Roush-Yates
Crew chief Jimmy Fennig will not move to this team after the 2014 season, he will retire as a crew chief and work in RFR's shop (9-10-2014). Fennig could move over from the #99 team when Edwards leaves to be the crew chief (7-24-2014). Roush Fenway Racing announced in May 2014 that it will again field its iconic #6 Sprint Cup entry in the 2015 NASCAR season, with Trevor Bayne driving the car with full multi-year primary partnership from AdvoCare (5-24-2014). No word if Roush will run Bayne in a few 2014 races to build up some team attempts. The #6 sat out the 2013 & 2014 seasons. The #6 last ran during the 2012 season with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. running four races. The team last ran full-time in 2011 with David Ragan.
7 ?Michael Annett Chevy ?Pilot Flying J
?Accell Construction
?Cypress HQ
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Al Heinke
?Kevin "Bono" Manion ECR Engines
Michael Annett ran the 2014 season, running for the rookie of the year. Annett is expected to return in 2015, as long as sponsor Pilot Flying J, returns as the sponsor. No word if crew chief, Kevin "Bono" Manion, will return in 2015. Accell Construction was the primary sponsor for six races (5-25-2014)
9 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Twisted Tea Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty
Andy Murstein
Doug Bergeron
?Drew Blickensderfer Roush-Yates
Twisted Tea will return for an unknown number of races (10-15-2014) Sam Hornish Jr. to drive the #9 in a multi-year deal and crew chief Drew Blickensderfer will return (10-7-2014). Stanley Tools will leave at end of 2014 and sponsor #19-Edwards for 12 races with Stanley and #20-Kenseth for 6 races with DeWalt (9-17-2014). Marcos Ambrose will leave at the end of 2014 and head back to his homeland, Australia and run for Penske in SuperV8 Series there (9-15-2014). No word on a replacement yet, some rumors include David Ragan and Stan Hornish Jr (9-15-2014). Stanley Tools (Black & Decker, DeWalt, Mac Tools), supposedly leaving and going to the new #19 Joe Gibbs Racing team with Carl Edwards. If Ambrose doesn't return, two drivers in the rumor mill include Ragan and Hornish Jr. (9-5-2014). Marcos Ambrose is a free-agent after the 2014 season, and there were rumors he will go back to his homeland in Australia and run a SuperV8 team that Penske could partner up with.(5-25-2014).
10 Danica Patrick ?2015 Chevy ?GoDaddy.com 2014
?Aspen Dental
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
?Daniel Knost Hendrick Motorsports
Knost will take over as crew chief at Texas. His status for 2015 has not been announced. (10-22-2014) GoDaddy.com supposedly is good thru 2014, but seems likely to renew with Patrick and SHR. Aspen Dental came aboard to be the sponsor in two 2014 races and will likely continue with the team. There have been rumors that Tony Gibson could be out as Patrick's crew chief, but SHR squashed it. Supposedly Patrick is signed with SHR at least thru 2015 (5-25-2014)
11 Denny Hamlin 2015? Toyota FedEx Express
FedEx Freight
FedEx Ground
FedEx Office
Sport Clips
Joe Gibbs Racing Dave Rogers Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Dave Rogers replaces crew chief Darian Grubb who moves to JGR's #19 with Carl Edwards (12-4-2014). Hamlin signed an extension in 2012, which are usually three-year deals, so looks like Hamlin is signed thru 2015 at JGR. Have not heard anything concerning FedEx leaving as the main primary sponsor. All indications are that Grubb returns as the crew chief in 2015 (5-25-2014).
13 Casey Mears 2015 Chevy GEICO (33 races)2015 Germain Racing ?Bootie Barker Earnhardt Childress Racing
Been told Mears and GEICO are signed thru 2015 with GEICO as the sponsor in 33 of 36 races (except both Michigan races and one Kansas race). Last heard crew chief Barker was signed thru the 2014 season
14 Tony Stewart
(2002, 2005, 2011 Champion)
Chevy Bass Pro Shops
Mobil 1
Rush Truck Centers
Code 3 Associates
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Chad Johnston Hendrick Motorsports
All retirement rumors have been denied (8-31-2014). Stewart is the co-owner and plans to race for years. All indications are that all sponsors return in 2015 and crew chief Chad Johnston, who just started as the #14 crew chief in 2014, will return in 2015 (5-24-2014).
15 Clint Bowyer 2017 Toyota Five Hour Energy Drink (2017)
AAA Mid-Atlantic
Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Brian Pattie 2017 Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
MWR announced extensions with Bowyer, Pattie and 5-Hour Energy, looks like it will be for three years thru 2017. 5-Hour Energy will be the primary sponsor for 24 races a season (5-5-2014). Supposedly Peak (3 races) and AAA-Mid Atlantic (2 races) will return to sponsor some races as they did in 2014 (5-25-2014).
16 Greg Biffle 2016 Ford Ortho
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
Matt Puccia Roush-Yates
Cheez-It will move to Biffle's team for an unannounced number of races (10-22-2014). Ortho announced they will be a primary sponsor for about half the races (16-17) in 2015, some using the Ortho Fire Ant Killer featured on the #16 (8-29-2014). 3M will leave as the sponsor after the 2014 season and move to the #24 with Jeff Gordon. RFR and Biffle say they have sponsors in place for 2015 and expect to announcene them soon (8-13-2014). Biffle re-signed to stay at RFR at least thru 2016 (7-27-2014)
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Fastenal
Fifth Third Bank
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Mike Kelley Roush-Yates
Zest will again serve as a primary for Stenhouse for multiple races in 2015, as well as a season-long associate. Indications are that Fifth Third Bank and NOS will return in some capacity (7-30-2014). Roush Fenway Racing announced that Fastenal will team with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., serving as the anchor sponsor on the #17 Ford for a multi-year agreement beginning in 2015 (7-27-2014). Nationwide Insurance will leave and go to the #88 Hendrick Motorsports team starting in 2015. No word if Zest, Fifth Bird Bank, or NOS return in 2015. EcoPower and Cargill will return in 2015 as they signed multi-year deals in 2014. Stenhouse Jr. is supposedly signed thru at least 2015 (6-24-2014).
18 Kyle Busch 2017 Toyota M&M's (2017)
?Interstate Batteries
Joe Gibbs Racing Adam StevensDave Rogers Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Adam Stevens takes over for Dave Rogers as the crew chief in 2015. Rogers moves to JGR's #11 and Denny Hamlin. Stevens moves up from JGR's Nationwide team (12-4-2014). The #18 will feature the green M&M's Crispy M&M's scheme in 2015 (12-3-2014). M&M Mars renewed with JGR to stay with Busch and the #18 car thru 2017 (8-13-2014). M&M's was rumored to be going to a 4th JGR car with Carl Edwards, but Gibbs denied it and says M&M's will return to the #18 in 2015. No word on any crew chief changes and no word if Interstate Batteries will be back, but they are expected to be back as they are a long time sponsor of the #18 car and JGR (6-20-2014).
19 Carl Edwards 2017 Toyota Arris (17 races)
Stanley (12 races)
Joe Gibbs Racing Darian Grubb Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Darian Grubb moves over from JGR's #11 team to be Edwards crew chief in 2015 (12-4-2014). Stanley Tools (Black & Decker, DeWalt, Mac Tools), will move from the #9 RPM team and be the primary sponsor for JGR in some 2015 races, DeWalt with Kenseth on the #20 in 6 races and Stanley on the #19 with Edwards in 12 races (9-17-2014). Edwards moves to Joe Gibbs Racing starting in 2015 with Arris as the primary sponsor for half of the races, supposedly thru 2017. The new team will run the #19. No word on a crew chief. Gibbs said that sponsorship for most of the other 19 races that ARRIS will not be the primary sponsor have been sold and will be announced at a later date (8-19-2014). Still only rumored as of 7-30-2014, Edwards will supposedly sign with Joe Gibbs Racing to run a car for a fourth team. No word on a sponsor or a car number. Past car numbers JGR has used for their 4th part-time team include: #02, #80 and #81. Supposedly only Subway will be allowed to leave Roush Fenway Racing and go with Edwards. Fastenal will stay with RFR and move to the #17 Ford (7-30-2014).
20 Matt Kenseth 2016+
(2003 Champion)
Toyota Dollar General (30 races, 2016+)
DeWalt (6 races)
Joe Gibbs Racing Jason Ratcliff Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Jason Ratcliff will return as Kenseth's crew chief in 2015 (12-4-2014). Stanley Tools (Black & Decker, DeWalt, Mac Tools), will move from the #9 RPM team and be the primary sponsor for JGR in some 2015 races, DeWalt with Kenseth on the #20 in 6 races and Stanley on the #19 with Edwards in 12 races (9-17-2014). Dollar General will be the primary sponsor for 30 races starting in 2015 thru at least 2016. Kenseth extended his contract at least thru 2016. Gibbs said the team has another sponsor lined up for the remainder of the 2015 season but could not announce it at this point (6-28-2014). Home Depot-Husky Tools will leave the team and NASCAR after 2014. Kenseth is signed at least thru 2015 and supposedly crew chief Jason Ratcliff will return in 2015 (6-23-2014)
22 Joey Logano 2015 Ford 2017 Shell-Pennzoil 2018 (32 races)
AAA (3 races)
Autotrader.com (1 race)
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Todd Gordon 2013 Roush-Yates
Shell-Pennzoil will sponsor 32 races, AAA will sponsor 3 and AutoTrader 1. (10-15-2014) No changes expected, looks like all sponsors will return in 2015 (6-15-2014). Team Penske is not expected to expand to a full-time third team
23 Alex Bowman 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 Truex 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 2017/lifetime
(1995,1997,1998,2001 champ)
Chevy Drive to End Hunger(13 races)(2015)
3M (2017)(11 races)
Axalta Coating Systems(2016)(10 races)
Pepsi(2015)(2 races)
Panasonic (2 races)
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Alan Gustafson
Hendrick Motorsports
3M will move from the #16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Greg Biffle to the #24 for 11 races in 2015, thru 2017 (8-12-2014). AARP's Drive to End Hunger will return in 2014, being the sponsor for 13 races (down from 20), including the Daytona 500 (8-8-2014). Gordon is on a lifetime deal with Hendrick. Gordon says while thinking of retirement but he plans to race at least 2-3 years more. Axalta is signed thru 2016 for 10 races a year, Panasonice back for two races and supposedly Pepsi is signed thru 2015 to be the sponsor for two races. Crew chief Alan Gustafson is signed thru 2014 but expect him to return. Gordon is signed to a long term 'lifetime' deal with Hendrick, and Gordon says he plans to drive at least a couple more years.
26 ?Cole Whitt Toyota ? Anthony Marlowe
BK Racing
Ron Levine
was Swan Racing
Brandon Davis
Randy Cox Triad Racing Technologies
Anthony Marlowe and BK Racing both tweeted that Whitt would leave BK Racing and go to the #34 ride with Front Row Racing but a Front Row Motorsports spokesperson said there are "no expected changes with the 34 car"(11-26-2014). No word on any changes or 2015 plans. Swan Racing restructured the company with Anthony Marlowe merging his ownership of the #26 team into BK Racing [#23 & #93](7-30-2014)
27 Paul Menard 2016 Chevy Menard's 2016 Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress
Justin Alexander Earnhardt Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing moved crew chief Slugger Labbe to a leading role in their research and development efforts as of Talladega in Oct 2014. Justin Alexander will take the over the crew chief role for the rest of the season starting at Talladega and into 2015 (10-1-2014). Sponsor Menard's and driver Menard re-signed in May 2013, thru 2016. crew chief Labbe had re-signed for three years a bit earlier in the month (5-24-2013).
30 TBA Chevy TBA Curtis Key
The Motorsports Group (TMG)
TMG announced they plan to run the full 2015 Sprint Cup Series season, starting with the Daytona 500. Is looking for a driver, crew and sponsorship. Has four Chevy SS's acquired from other teams (9-16-3014).
31 Ryan Newman 2016 Chevy Caterpillar
Quicken Loans
WIX Filters
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Luke Lambert ECR Engines
Caterpillar renewed sponsorship of #31 thru 2016, sponsor about 20 races a season (6-26-2014). Quicken Loans and WIX filters came over with Newman and supposedly are signed thru at least 2015. No word if Kwikset returns in 2015. Luke Lambert supposedly returns as the crew chief.
32 Bobby Labonte (2000 Champ)
Boris Said (road courses)
Ford C&J Energy Services (4 races) Frank Stoddard
Heidi Stoddard
Go FAS Racing
Archie St. Hilaire
Frank Stoddard and
Clint Cram
Bobby Labonte will run the four restrictor plate races with C&J Energy Services as the sponsor. Frank Stoddard will be the crew chief for Labonte with Clint Cram returning to crew chief the rest of the races. Boris Said will run the two road course races (12-11-2014). Had many drivers in 2014 including Blake Koch, Joey Gase, Travis Kvapil, J.J. Yeley, a retiring Terry Labonte and Boris Said at the road course races (11-16-2014). Terry Labonte retired after Talladega in October 2014 and not return to the #32 in 2015. Keen Parts was the sponsor for 8 races in 2014, no word if they return in 2015 (10-20-3014).
33 ?Brian Scott(i)(RCR)
Ty Dillon(i)
Chevy ?Whitetail
?Shore Lodge
Cheerios/Kroger (Daytona 500)
Yuengling Beer (Pocono - June)
Richard Childress (RCR)
Joe Falk
Circle Sport
Nick Harrison
Slugger Labbe (RCR)
ECR Engines
Pro Motor Engines
Ty Dillon will run the car in the Daytona 500 with Cheerios/Kroger as the sponsor. Yuengling will also sponsor Ty Dillon at Pocono in June (12-10-2014). Mike Hillmann Jr., who was the crew chief when Circle Sport ran the car (not RCR) was hired by RCR as the crew chief for RCR's #2 NXS team for 2015. No word who will be the crew chief when Circle Sport fields the car in 2015 (11-25-2014). Ty Dillon is scheduled to run at least one race in the #33 during 2015, at Pocono in June with Yuengling Beer as the sponsor (11-1-2014). Brian Scott, Ty Dillon and Bobby Labonte ran RCR cars. David Stremme, Alex Kennedy, Timmy Hill & Morgan Shepherd drove the Circle Sport cars. No word what the plan is for 2014. If RCR / Circle Sport will split races as they have been doing for a few years, running Ty Dillon in more 2015 Cup races or if Circle Sport takes over the team full time Falk took over ownership after seven races in 2012 from Richard Childress Racing (7-30-2014).
34 ?David Ragan
?Cole Whitt
Ford CSX Transportation
Farm Fresh
Taco Bell
?Dockside Logistics
?KFC To Go Cup
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
? Roush-Yates
BK Racing and #26 co-owner Anthony Marlowe both tweeted that Whitt would leave BK Racing and go to the #34 ride with Front Row Racing but a Front Row Motorsports spokesperson said there are "no expected changes with the 34 car". But Whitt could be headed to FRM's #38 ride or the third car, #35 with Ragan staying in the #34 (11-26-2014). CSX Transportation, Farm Fresh and Taco Bell all look like they will return to sponsor some races in 2015 (11-23-2014). Ragan is expecting to return to the team in 2015. (10-15-2014) Crew chief Jay Guy moved to FRM's #38 after Kansas in Oct 2014. The #34 team is looking to fill the spot for 2015 (10-7-2014). KFC To Go Cup was the sponsor at Talladega in May (5-3-2014). 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)
36 ?Reed Sorenson Chevy ?Golden Corral
?DOHS "Click It or Ticket" campaign
?Theme Park Connection
?Accell Construction
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Al Heinke
TBA Pro Motor Engines
Richard Childress Racing Hired former crew chief Todd Parrott as its XFINITY Series Competition Director (12-13-2014). No word if any of the sponsors or driver Reed Sorenson will return in 2015 (11-22-2014). DOHS "Click It or Ticket" campaign will be the sponsor at Dover in June (5-15-2014). Golden Corral will be the sponsor in the Daytona and Talladega races (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 Ford Love's Travel Stops
Long John Silver
Jay Guy Roush-Yates
Love's Travel Stops and Long John Silver's are expected to return to sponsor some races in 2015 (11-21-2014). Jay Guy moved over from the #34 after Kansas in Oct 2014. Former crew chief Frank Kerr is no longer with the team (10-7-2014). David Gilliland is signed thru 2014. No word if he returns as he was on a one-year deal. No word on sponsorship or if crew chief Frank Kerr returns in 2014 (7-9-2013)
40 ?Landon Cassill(i) Chevy ? Joe Falk
Mike Hillman, Sr.
Mark Hillman ECR Engines
Pro Motor Engineering
Mark Hillman has been listed as the crew chief since around mid-season, instead of Mike Arber (7-15-2014). The team has run the whole season thru July and has been sponsored by a few different companies like CNC, Newtown Building Supplies, Snap Fitness and Carsforsale.com. No word if any wil return in 2015. No word if Cassill will return in 2015 (7-30-2014).
41 Kurt Busch (2004 Champ) 2015+ Chevy Haas Automation
State Water Heaters
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Tony Gibson Hendrick Motorsports
Gibson will take over as Busch's crew chief at Texas in November 2014. He is expected to continue in that role in 2015. (10-22-2014)
42 Kyle Larson 2017 Chevy ?Target 2014 Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Chris Heroy Hendrick Motorsports
Target and its brands will be the primary sponsor on Larson's car for all of next season. (10-15-2014) Larson is signed thru 2017. Target is signed thru 2014, no word if they will re-sign, but it is expected (7-30-2014)
43 Aric Almirola 2016 Ford Smithfield Foods 2016 (29 races)
Fresh from Florida (2 races)
STP (? races)
?U.S. Air Force
Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty
Andy Murstein
Doug Bergeron
Trent Owens Roush-Yates
Fresh from Florida will be the primary sponsor at Atlanta in March and Talladega in May (11-24-2014). No word if the U.S. Air Force will return as a sponsor in 2015 as the National Guard is leaving the sport (11-3-2014). Almirola and Smithfield sign three-year extensions thru 2016. Smithfield will be the sponsor for 29 races a year thru 2016 (1-15-2014). STP will return some an unknown number of races. (10-15-2014) All indications are that crew chief Trent Owens will return.
47 A.J. Allmendinger 2016 Chevy Bush's Baked Beans
Clorox (2017)
Kingsford Charcoal
Scott Products (2017)
?House-Autry Mills
JTG Daugherty Racing
Tad Geschickter
Brad Daugherty
Brian Burns 2016 ECR Engines
Crew chief Brian Burns signs to stay two-more years, thru 2016 (11-8-2014). Scott Products / Kimberly Clark announced in August signing with the team thru 2017. Clorox announced a few weeks ago, they have re-signed with the team thru 2017 (8-8-2014). No word on any changes within the team. The team has a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. Allmendinger is signed thru 2016 (7-30-2014)
48 Jimmie Johnson 2015
2009,2010,2013 Champ)
Chevy Lowe's Home Improvement
Kobalt Tools
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus
Hendrick Motorsports
Knaus reported he will return to the team as the crew chief for the 2015 season (11-6-2014). No word of any changes with the team. Last report was that crew chief Chad Knaus' contract is good thru 2014. Lowe's re-signed with the team to be the full primary thru 2015, the same length as Johnson's contract.
51 Justin Allgaier 2015 Chevy ?Brandt (21 races) Harry Scott
HScott Motorsports
Steve Addington Hendrick Motorsports
Allgaier will return to run full-time in the #51, no word on any changes (12-12-2014). Changed from Phoenix Racing to HScott Motorsports starting in the 2014 season (2-5-2014).
55 Brian Vickers 2015
TBA (sub)
?Michael Waltrip
?Brett Moffitt
Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 2015 Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Billy Scott Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues. MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman said. "As a race team, MWR has plenty to consider and we will confer with our partners, including Aaron's and Toyota. As this is fresh news, we will adjust our future plans as more information becomes available." Vickers said it was discovered that his body was rejecting an artificial patch that was inserted in 2010 to fix a hole in his heart and had to have corrective surgery to repair the hole. Vickers will time to rest and rehab but feels this temporary setback will not stop him from driving in the near future (12-15-2014). New look for the #55 in 2015 (12-14-2014). 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). 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). Vickers named the full time driver for 2014-2015 with Aaron's as the sponsor for two full-seasons (7-13-2013).
66 ?Brett Moffitt Toyota ? Premium Motorsports
Jay Robinson
Joe Testino
Michael Osbon
Chad Walter
Scott Eggleston
Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Was known as Identity Ventures Racing in 2014, changed to Premium Motorsports late in the 2014 season. Michael Waltrip Racing partnered with this team in 2014. No word if that partnership continues in 2015 or if Premium Motorsports runs the team alone. The team also ran a few races with a 2nd car, the #87/#49 in 2014. Mike Wallace and Brett Moffitt finished up the season in the car. Supposedly the team is hoping to bring Wallace back. Moffitt is a MWR driver and could end up in the #55, subbing for Vickers who is out the first few races of the season. Joe Nemechek ran many races in the #66, but supposedly split with the team. Michael Waltrip ran the restrictor plate races in the #66 during 2014. No word if Waltrip will run in this car (12-15-2014). No word on the plans with this team. Not sure if MWR is looking to run 3-full time teams in 2015. The team ran four drivers so far in 2014: Michael Waltrip (restrictor plates), Jeff Burton (2 races), Brett Moffitt and Joe Nemechek. Burton started 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). Michael Waltrip Racing downsized to a two-car full-time team in 2014
78 Martin Truex Jr. 2015 Chevy 2014 Furniture Row Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Cole Pearn ECR Engines
Cole Pearn promoted from lead race engineer to crew chief, with former crew chief, Todd Berrier, offered a key position to remain at Furniture Row Racing (12-3-2014). Truex Jr. is signed thru 2015 after signing a two-year deal starting in 2014. Supposedly will stay aligned with Richard Childress Racing in 2015 (7-30-2014).
83 TBA Toyota Burger King
Dr. Pepper
BK Racing
Ron Devine
Wayne Press
Thomas Ueberall
?Joe Williams Race Engines Plus
J.J. Yeley and Travis Kvapil ran races late in 2014 season. Truex left the team after 23 races in 2014 (11-1-2014). No word on 2015 plans or if Truex returns in 2015. Borla Exhausts and VooDoo BBQ sponsored a few races in 2014. A few crew chiefs on this team in 2014, no word if Joe Williams returns in 2015 (7-30-2013)
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2017 Chevy ?Army National Guard 2014
Diet Mountain Dew / AMP Energy 2015
Kelley Blue Book (1 race)
Nationwide Insurance (21 races)
Rick Hendrick Greg Ives Hendrick Motorsports
Nationwide announced they would be the primary sponsor for 21 races in 2015 (9-3-2014). The Army National Guard released a statement saying "Army National Guard is set to make changes to its sports sponsorship approach to recruitment marketing. These substantial changes include an end to its sponsorship of NASCAR driver #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal in the Indy Racing League (IRL). After HMS said they are signed with the Army National Guard for 2015 (8-6-2014). Greg Ives will take over the crew chief starting in 2015 after Steve Letarte leaves to be a broadcaster at NBC starting in 2015 (7-30-2014). Nationwide Insurance will be the primary sponsor starting in 2015 for 12 races and 13 races in 2016 & 2016 (5-2-2014). The team hopes and expects National Guard to return in 2015. The National Guard work on 1-year deals. Pepsi/Mountain Dew/AMP returns is signed thru 2015, ran five races in 2014. No word if Kelley Blue Book will return in 2015. Michael Baker International was the sponsor at Pocono in August, no word if they return in 2015. Earnhardt Jr. is signed thru 2017 (7-23-2013).
98 ?Josh Wise Chevy
? Phil Parsons Racing
Phil Parsons
Mike Curb
Gene Nead Pro Motor Engines
No word if Wise returns to the team or the plans for 2014 (7-30-2014). The team ran all the races in 2014

Teams that run part time or have skipped at least one race in 2014
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(contract end year..if known)
(number of races...if known)
12* ?Juan Pablo Montoya Ford ?SKF
?Penske Truck Rental
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Greg Erwin Roush-Yates
Ryan Blaney will run the #21 Wood Brothers Ford in 2015 in at least 12 races but could still run a few races in this car (8-14-2014). Blaney and Montoya each ran two races in 2015. No word if Penske will run this car for a couple races or get a sponsor to run the full season
21* Ryan Blaney(i) Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Wood Brothers Racing
Glen Wood
Eddie Wood
?Donnie Wingo
?Jeremy Bullins
Rumors have Jeremy Bullins from Team Penske's NNS team coming over to be the new crew chief. No word if Donnie Wingo stays with the Wood Brothers or moves on (11-9-2014). Blaney will run in at least 12 races in 2015 and the Wood Brothers switch from an alliance with Roush Fenway Racing to Team Penske. Blaney would not run for rookie-of-the year as he will accumulating points in another series in 2015(11-17-2014). Motorsport reported that Blaney will drive the #21 for a limited schedule and the Wood Brothers will have a technical alliance with Team Penske. An announcement is expected around the race at Michigan in August. WBR currently has a technical alliance with Roush Fenway Racing (8-1-2014). FS1 reported in June at the Wood Brothers were talking to Hornish Jr. Other rumors have Rosuh Fenway NNS driver, Chris Buescher, as a possibility. Supposedly will run 12 superspeedway and intermediate race tracks in 2015. Trevor Bayne left after 2014 to go to Roush Fenway Racing's #6 Ford team full team (7-30-2014). Motorcraft/Quick Lane could be back as the sponsor for 12 races in 2015
?25* /?94* ?Chase Elliott(i) ?Chevy ?NAPA ?Rick Hendrick ?Ernie Cope ?Hendrick Motorsports
Chase Elliott is rumored to be running a limited Sprint Cup Series schedule in 2015 after winning the Nationwide Championship in 2014. A team with four cars can run a fifth team with a rookie driver for up to seven races. If the team is not a Hendrick Motorsports team, Elliott could run more race. No word of HMS would bring back the #25 or if Elliott would use a number like #94 that his father, Bill, ran in the past. #9 is still used by RPM in 2014 and the team announced they have no plans on giving up the #9 . Chase Elliott will run the full Nationwide Series schedule in 2015(8=17-2014)
?35* ?Cole Whitt Ford ? Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
? Roush-Yates
Cole Whitt supposedly is moving to Front Row Motorsports, no word which team, but supposedly it will not be the #34 as David Ragan is coming back to that team (11-28-2014). Was the third Front Row Motorsports team but only ran a few races early in the 2014 season with Eric McClure, David Reutimann and Blake Koch. No word on 2015 plans (11-17-2014)
44* ?Timmy Hill
?J.J. Yeley
Chevy ?Phoenix Warehouse
?All City Leasing
Johnathan Cohen
Team Xtreme Racing
?Peter Sospenzo Power by Ernie Elliott
Team renamed itself Team Xtreme Racing [was Xxxtreme Motorsports] in late October and ran at Martinsville with Timmy Hill (10-23-2014). Team back at Dover in Sept with Timmy Hill driving, Peter Sospenzo is listed as the crew chief after being with the #77 for the first part of the season and Stephen Lane headed to the #77 team as their crew chief (9-25-2014). Team returned to action at New Hampshire in July (7-9-2014). The team withdrew from Kentucky not for Financial issues but some sort of in house politics that needed to be resolved. No word what race they will return, but the team says Yeley is still the driver (6-27-2014). XXXtreme ran six races with Yeley and either DNQ'd or withdrew in eight races. After withdrawing at New Hampshire the team skipped Indy and Pocono. No word on plans for 2015 and if Yeley will return. The team switched to Chevy from Ford after 2013 season and uses Power by Ernie Elliott engines(7-30-2014)
77* ?Corey LaJoie(i)
?Dave Blaney
?Nelson Piquet Jr.
?Joe Nemechek(i)
Ford ? Randy Humphrey Steven Lane Roush-Yates
Randy Humphrey's team attempted and ran a few races early in the 2015 season. Regrouped and tried a couple with LaJoie driving in two race, at New Hampshire in Sept and Charlotte in Oct. No word on 2015 plans. Blaney has stated he has no plans to run any NASCAR races in 2015, going back to Sprint Cars (dirt) and helping his son Ryan (11-17-2014). Joe Nemechek ran the car with Fochler Veterans Law as the sponsor at Atlanta in August (8-31-2014). The team ran at Watkins Glen with Nelson Piquet Jr. driving. Steven Lane took over as crew chief at Watkins Glen, as Peter Sospenzo headed to the #44 team (8-10-2014). The team made 12 attempts and made 4 starts with Dave Blaney, then skipped all races from Sonoma theu Watkins Glen as they retooled (7-27-2014). Was the #19 team in 2013 with Mike Bliss driving the car most of the time(2-2-2014).
95* Michael McDowell 2015 Ford ? Leavine Family Racing
Bob Leavine
Wally Rogers Roush-Yates
Michael McDowell and the team attempted 22 races and ran 19 races. McDowell will be back in 2015, sponsorship will decide how many races the team will run (11-17-2014).

Teams with unknown 2015 plans
or not planning to run in 2015
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(contract end year..if known)
(number of races...if known)
29* ?Joe Nemechek(i)
?Matt Crafton(i)
Toyota ?Toyota Cares RAB Racing
Robby Benton
?Chris Rice
?Matthew Lucas
Attempted three races in 2014 with Nemechek in the car at Daytona in July and Talladega in October; and Matt Crafton in the car at Indy in July but the team failed to make any of the races. Chris Rice was the listed crew chief at Daytona and Indy, Matthew Lucas was listed at Talladega (11-17-2014). Benton runs a full-time team in the Nationwide series with James Buescher in the #99 Toyota and Chris Rice as the crew chief and a 2nd car, #29 in a few races. RAB Racing did attempt to make the 2012 Daytona 500 with Kenny Wallace in the #09 Car, but failed to qualify for the race (6-30-2014)
?30* ?Parker Kligerman ?Toyota ? ?Swan Racing
?Brandon Davis
?Bill Romanowski
TBA ?Triad Racing Technologies
TMG announced (see full time teams above) they will run the full 2015 season using the #30, no word if Swan Races comes back, and if so, what number they would run or who would drive. Nothing has been posted on their Facebook, Twitter or website since April 2014 (11-17-2014). Swan Racing announced it restructured the company in April 2014, selling off one team to XXXtreme Motorsports (Now Team Xtreme Racing) #44 team. The other team, #26 with Cole Whitt, moved to BK Racing as a third full time team. The #30 ran eight races in 2014 with Parker Kligerman as the driver and has not been on the track since (7-30-2014).
37* ? Chevy ?Accell Construction Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Al Heinke
Zach McGowan ?
Ran some races in 2014 as a start-in-park with Mike Bliss, Bobby Labonte and Dave Blaney but Blaney says he has no plans to run NASCAR races in 2015 and Labonte will run the four restrictor plate races in the #32 Ford in 2015. No word on 2015 plans
?52* ? ?Chevy ? ?Harry Scott
?James Finch
?HScott Motorsports
">? Hendrick Motorsports
Bobby Labonte ran the Daytona 500 in the #52 but the team didn't attempt to make another race in 2014, no word on 2015 plans with this team. Labonte will run the Daytona and Talladega races in the #32 Go FAS Racing team in 2015.(12-17-2014)
87*/49* ?Mike Wallace Toyota ? Jay Robinson
Premium Motorsports
Scott Eggleston Race Engines Plus
Was known as Identity Ventures Racing in 2014, changed to Premium Motorsports late in the 2014 season. Ran only a few races in 2014, the final one at Talladega using the #49 which is a number Robinson has used in the past. Nemechek ran many of the races in the #66 but supposedly parted ways with that team late in the season. No word on 2015 plans of if Nemechek is still part of the ownership group (11-3-2014). 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 (7-30-2014)
92* Brian Keselowski Ford ? Brian Keselowski
Bob Keselowski
Brian Keselowski Motorsports
Bob Keselowski ?
The team never made an attempt in 2014, no word on any further Sprint Cup series plans (11-17-2014)
93* ?Morgan Shepherd(i)
?Mike Bliss(i)
Toyota ? BK Racing
Ron Devine
Wayne Press
Thomas Ueberall
? Race Engines Plus
Ran a few races in 2014 with Morgan Shepherd at Phoenix and a few with Mike Bliss driving a park-n-park car in some others to help fill out the field to 43 (11-17-2014).
?99 ? Ford ? Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
? Roush-Yates
Roush will not run a fourth team in 2015. #99 team owners points will go to the #6 team and Trevor Bayne in 2015. Crew chief Jimmy Fennig will retire from crew chiefing and work in the shop for Roush (9-7-2014). RFR announced the team will run 3-cars in 2014 with #6-Bayne, #16-Biffle & #17-Stenhouse Jr. Edwards will not return to Roush Fenway Racing in 2015, supposedly going to Joe Gibbs Racing's 4th team. Fastenal will go to the #17 team of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2015. No word where Subway, Aflac or Kellogg's may go or if they will stay with a RFR team (7-30-2014). UPS will leave the sport after the 2014 season (12-13-2013).

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