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 10-27-2014

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

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

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

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


  • Unofficial full-time rides by Manufacturer and Car# Assignments
    45 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: 12 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
    00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,
    0,8,19,25,28,39,45,46,
    50,53,54,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,
    65,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,79
    80,81,82,84,85,86,89,90,91,94,96,97,99
    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, 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)
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
Cessna
?LiftMaster
?Bass Pro Shops
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Keith Rodden Hendrick Motorsports
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, no word if that extends into 2015 or longer. 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
?Detroit Genuine Parts
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Paul Wolfe 2017 Roush-Yates
Wurth will be primary sponsor for Keselowski in 3 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)
?Cheerios
?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 Chevy Budweiser(2016)
Jimmy Johns(2016)
Outback Steakhouse(2015)
?Hunt Brothers Pizza
Mobil1
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 2015 Chevy Farmers Insurance(12 races)
Great Clips(10 races)
Time Warner Cable(5 races)
Pepsi (1 race)
Rick Hendrick ?Kenny Francis 2014 Hendrick Motorsports
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) Ford AdvoCare Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
? Roush-Yates
Crew chief Jimmy Fennig will not move to this team after the 2014 season, he will retire from crew chiefing 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 Darian Grubb 2014 Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
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)
Peak
AAA Mid-Atlantic
?Charter
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
Cheez-It
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
Zest
EcoPower
Cargill
Fifth Third Bank
NOS
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 Dave Rogers Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
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)
?Subway
Joe Gibbs Racing ? Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
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)
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
?2014
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
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)
TBA 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
Kwikset
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 ?Travis Kvapil
?Boris Said (road courses)
Ford C&J Energy (Daytona 500)
SK Hand Tool
Keen Parts (8 races)
Frank Stoddard
Heidi Stoddard
Go FAS Racing
Archie St. Hilaire
Ben Leslie Roush-Yates
No word on 2015 plans. Looks like Terry Labonte will retire 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. Travis Kvapil ran most of the races in 2014 and Boris Said ran the two road courses (7-30-3014).
33 ?Brian Scott(i)(RCR)
?Ty Dillon(i)
?David Stremme
Chevy ?Whitetail
?Shore Lodge
?
Richard Childress (RCR)
Joe Falk
Circle Sport
Nick Harrison (RCR)
Mark Hillman (CS)
ECR Engines
Pro Motor Engines
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 Ford ?CSX Transportation
?Farm Fresh
?Dockside Logistics
Taco Bell
?KFC To Go Cup
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
? Roush-Yates
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 Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Al Heinke
?Todd Parrott Pro Motor Engines
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's
?A&W All American
Jay Guy Roush-Yates
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.
Mike Arber ECR Engines
Pro Motor Engineering
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)
STP (? races)
?U.S. Air Force
?GoBowling.com
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). 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 ECR Engines
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
(2006,2007,2008
2009,2010,2013 Champ)
Chevy Lowe's Home Improvement
Kobalt Tools
2013
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus
2014
Hendrick Motorsports
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 Chevy ?Brandt (21 races) Harry Scott
HScott Motorsports
Steve Addington Hendrick Motorsports
Allgaier is expected back, no word on any changes (7-30-2014). Changed from Phoenix Racing to HScott Motorsports starting in the 2014 season (2-5-2014).
55 Brian Vickers 2015 Toyota 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 ? Toyota ? Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Jay Robinson
Robinson Racing Team
Chad Walter
Scott Eggleston
Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
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
Todd Berrier ECR Engines
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. FRR could also start a 2nd team in 2014, but that seems unlikely (7-30-2014).
83 Ryan Truex Toyota Burger King
Dr. Pepper
BK Racing
Ron Devine
Wayne Press
Thomas Ueberall
?Joe Williams Race Engines Plus
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
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
Ford
? 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
?99 ? Ford ?Subway
?Aflac
?Kellogg's
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
?Jimmy Fennig Roush-Yates
This team will not exist in 2015. Owners points will go to the #6 team 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).

Teams that run part time or have skipped at least one race in 2014
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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 (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 Roush-Yates
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 (8-14-2014). 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 4-6 Sprint Cup Series races in 2015. A team can run a fifth team with a rookie driver for up to seven races. 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. Chase Elliott will run the full Nationwide Series schedule in 2015(8=17-2014)
29* ?Joe Nemechek(i)
?Matt Crafton(i)
Toyota ?Toyota Cares RAB Racing
Robby Benton
?Chris Rice ?
Ran a couple races in 2014 with Nemechek in the car at Daytona in July and Matt Crafton in the car at Indy in July. 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 2002 Daytona 500 with Kenny Wallace, but failed to qualify for the race. No word on future plans for the team after Daytona in July (6-30-2014)
?30* ?Parker Kligerman ?Toyota ? Swan Racing
Brandon Davis
?Bill Romanowski
TBA ?Triad Racing Technologies
TMG announced they will run the full season using the #30, no word if this team comes back, and if so, what number they would run (9-16-20104). Swan Racing announced it restructured the company in April 2014, selling off one team to XXXtreme Motorsports #44 team. The other team, #26, moved to BK Racing. The #30 ran 8 races and has not been on the track since (7-30-2014).
35* ?Eric McMlure(i)
?David Reutimann
?Blake Koch
Ford ? Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
? Roush-Yates
The third Front Row Motorsports team. Ran a few races early in the 2014 season with Eric McClure, David Reutimann. No word who the crew chief would be (7-30-2014)
37* ? Chevy ?Accell Construction Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Al Heinke
Zach McGowan ?
Ran some races in 2014some as a start-in-park with Mike Bliss, Bobby Labonte and Dave Blaney. No word on 2015 plans
44* ?J.J. Yeley Chevy ?Phoenix Warehouse
?All City Leasing
Johnathan Cohen
Xxxtreme Motorsports
Stephen Lane Power by Ernie Elliott
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)
52* ?Bobby Labonte
2000 Champ
Chevy ? Harry Scott
James Finch
HScott Motorsports
">?Jimmy Elledge Hendrick Motorsports
Bobby Labonte ran the Daytona 500 in the #51 but the team hasn't attempted another race since as of August 23, 2014 (8-19-2014)
77* ?Dave Blaney
?Nelson Piquet Jr.
Ford ? Randy Humphrey ?Peter Sospenzo Roush-Yates
Randy Humphrey's team ran a few races early in the 2015 season, no word if the team plans to run 2015
87* Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota ? Joe Nemechek
Jay Robinson
NEMCO-JRR
Troy Stafford
James Hamilton
John Burns
Identity Ventures Racing
Scott Eggleston Race Engines Plus
Ran a limited schedule in 2015, Nemechek ran many of the races in the #66. No word on 2015 plans (7-30-2014). 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 (7-30-2014)
92* Brian Keselowski Ford ? Brian Keselowski
Bob Keselowski
Brian Keselowski Motorsports
Bob Keselowski ?
As of 7-30-2014, has not attempted any Cup races. No word on 2015 plans (7-30-2014)
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 (8-10-2014).
95* Michael McDowell Ford ? Leavine Family Racing
Bob Leavine
Wally Rogers Roush-Yates
Michael McDowell ran a 20 race part-time schedule in 2014, no word if he returns or runs a part/full time schedule in 2015.

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