2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team / Driver Chart

NOTE: This is an unofficial page compiled by Jayski.com from many different sources.
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Updated as often as needed.
Updated 12-15-2018

an unofficial team chart, compiling news, announcements and rumors about what teams will look like for the upcoming season

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  • 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Candidates (ROTY)

    #31-Daniel Hemric
    #36-Matt Tifft
    #47-Ryan Preece
    #97-Tanner Berryhill


  • POTENTIAL Free-Agent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Regulars AFTER the 2018 season
    #00-Landon Cassill
    #6-Trevor Bayne
    #19-Daniel Suarez (could head to #41 in 2019)
    #34-Michael McDowell (Will stay in #34)
    #72-Corey LaJoie (moving to the #32?)
    #47-A.J. Allmendinger (no word on 2019 plans)
    #96-Jeffrey Earnhardt (will run at least a limited XFINITY schedule)
    Reed Sorenson

  • Drivers that have announced a move to another team
    #31-Ryan Newman (moves to #6 for Roush Fenway)
    #32-Matt DiBenedetto (headed to #95 team)
    #41-Kurt Busch (Ganassi #1)
    #78-Martin Truex, Jr.(replaces Suarez in #19, #78 closes)

  • Does not plan to race full-time or at all in NASCAR Cup AFTER the 2018 season
    #1-Jamie McMurray (Daytona 500 and retire?)
    #6-Matt Kenseth (no plans to race)
    #95-Kasey Kahne (stopped in 2018 due to health reasons and doesn't plan to come back, plans to run Sprint Cars)

  • Charters that will/could change hands after 2018
    Charters cannot be sold during the season. Any changes will be made before the Daytona 500.
    NASCAR can remove a Charter for a team in the bottom 3 of owners standings. NASCAR has not taken a charter away before.

    #00-StarCom Racing has purchased Richard Childress Racing's #27 team charter.
    #77- Spire Sports + Entertainment has bought the #78 Charter from Furniture Row Racing.
    #23-BK Racing's charter was sold to Front Row Motorsports in the 2018 bankruptcy proceedings. Front Row will use the charter in 2019 for #36-Matt Tifft.

    #32-Go Fas Racing is using the #33-Circle Sport charter in a "long term partnership".
    #43-Richard Petty Motorsports is using the #44-Richard Petty Motorsports charter.
    #51-Rick Ware Racing has leased the #43-Richard Petty Motorsports team charter.
    #72-TriStar Motorsports is using the third Front Row Motorsport charter.


CHART KEYS
? unknown or a rumor for that section
(i) = not running for Cup Series points
(NC) = full-time team without a Charter, has to qualifying for each race via speed
Red = new driver, sponsor, car#, owner, crew chief...etc
A team in all red = new full time or part time team for the season


FULL TIME TEAMS
(teams that plan on running all 36 point races)

CAR#
(click # for news)
DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
(champ/roty)
CAR
MANUFACTURER
PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
(signed thru..)
TEAM / LISTED OWNERS CREW CHIEF
(contract end year..if known)
ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
00 Landon Cassill Chevy StarCom StarCom Racing
Derrike Cope
Tony Furr ECR Engines
The team has purchased the Richard Childress Racing #27 team charter that they leased in 2018. Landon Cassill will return as the driver.(12-17-2018)

1 Kurt Busch (2019) Chevy Monster Energy
?Cessna
?McDonald's
?DC Solar
?GearWrench
?First Data
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Rob Kauffman
Matt McCall Hendrick Motorsports
Kurt Busch will take over in 2019 with a 1 year deal. Monster will be the primary sponsor for an unknown number of races. It is expected to be Busch's final year of full-time racing.(12-4-2018). McMurray confirmed he will not return to the team. He has not decided if he will run the Daytona 500 and says he is not actively looking for another ride(11-17-2019). McMurray was reportedly offered a Daytona 500 ride by Ganassi, then a job with Chip Ganassi Racing next season. McMurray has not decided whether to stop racing, or look for another ride(9-10-2018). McMurray's contract is believed to be up at the end of 2018. There are rumors that he will be replaced by Kurt Busch, if Busch doesn't return to Stewart-Haas.

2 Brad Keselowski (2020+)
(2012 Champ)
Ford Miller Lite (2018+)
?AutoTrader
?Wurth
Snap-On
?Discount Tire (2018+)
?Alliance Truck Parts
?Horizon Global Corporation
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Paul Wolfe (2018+) Roush-Yates
Keselowski and Wolfe signed multi-year renewals in 2018. Miller Lite signed a renewal for 2018 "and beyond" that scaled their sponsorship back to 11 races in 2018. 2019 races have not been announced. Discount Tire also signed a multiyear agreement beginning in 2018.

3 Austin Dillon Chevy DOW
Liberty National
American Ethanol?
AAA?
SYMBICORT?
Coca-Cola?
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Danny Stockman ECR Engines
No word on any changes with the #3 team.

4 Kevin Harvick (2019)
(2014 Champ)
Ford Busch Beer/Busch Light (16 races?)
Jimmy Johns (15 races?)
Mobil 1Hunt Brothers Pizza (? races)
Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Gene Haas
Joe Custer
Rodney Childers
(2018?)
Roush-Yates
Hunt Brothers Pizza will sponsor an unknown number of races(10-10-2018). Harvick has at least one more year left on his contract. Busch Beer will return in 2019. Jimmy Johns will return. Outback Steakhouse is not returning.

6 Ryan Newman (2021?) Ford AdvoCare (2019)?
Performance Plus Oil?
Wyndham Rewards
?Cabella's/Bass Pro Shops
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Scott Graves Roush-Yates
Scott Graves left Joe Gibbs Racing late in 2018 and will serve as Newman's crew chief in 2019(10-23-2018). Matt Kenseth says he has no place to race in 2019 (10-6-2018). Newman will join Roush in 2019 and drive the #6 for the full season. The deal is reportedly for three years. Sponsorship was not announced. Matt Kenseth does not want to compete full time.(9-21-2018). Newman has been talking to Roush. Kenseth is said to not be interested in a full season(9-17-2018) Jack Roush says Bayne will not return to the No. 6 and the team is in negotiations with other drivers(9-12-2018). With Ryan Newman's future at Richard Childress uncertain, he has reportedly been talking to other teams, including Roush Fenway about the #6 ride(9-12-2018). Trevor Bayne and Advocare are signed through 2019, but there is speculation that Bayne could be released from the team. Rumors have Bayne taking the sponsorship to JR Motorsports for a full season of XFINITY racing. It is unknown if Kenseth will (or even wants to) return for a full 2019 season. Wyndham Rewards signed a "multi-year" sponsorship in early 2018.

8 (was 31) Daniel Hemric (ROTY) Chevy Caterpillar
(8 races)(2018+)
Liberty National Life Insurance Company (was 4 races)
Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's
VF Workwear
Cessna
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Luke Lambert ECR Engines
The team will switch from No. 31 to No. 8 for 2019. Caterpillar, Bass Pro Shops, Liberty National Life Insurance and VF Workwear will return as sponsors. Cessna will join the team as primary for an unknown number of races. (12-14-2018) Lambert will continue to serve as crew chief for the #31 team(11-21-2018). Liberty National will return to sponsor an unknown number of races(10-12-2018). Hemric will drive the #31 in 2019. Newman moves to Roush Fenway Racing to drive the #6 Ford. No word if any of the sponsors will move with him (9-28-2018). Ryan Newman has announced that he will not return to RCR next season(9-15-2018). With Ryan Newman's future at Richard Childress uncertain, he has reportedly been talking to other teams, including Roush Fenway about the #6 ride(9-12-2018). Newman's contract is believed to end in 2018. Caterpillar scaled back sponsorship to 8 races in 2018. Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's added some races.

9 Chase Elliott (2022) Chevy NAPA Auto Parts (26 races)
Mountain Dew (4 races)
Kelley Blue Book(2 races)
SunEnergy1?
Hooters (3 races)
Little Caesars?
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Alan Gustafson Hendrick Motorsports
Hooters has signed an extension that will have them sponsor 3 races each year through 2021(9-21-2018). NAPA Auto Parts(26 races) and Kelley Blue Book (2 races), and Mtn Dew (4 races) are signed as sponsors through 2020. Elliott is signed through 2022.

10 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield (? races)
Mobil 1?
Valley Technical Academy (2 races)
Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Gene Haas
Joe Custer
John Klausmeier Roush-Yates
Valley Technical Academy will sponsor Almirola for two races in 2019(9-26-2018). The length of Almirola and Smtihfields' contract were not disclosed when he signed with the team for 2018. All speculation has him returning with Smithfield for 2019.

11 Denny Hamlin (2020) Toyota FedEx (2020): Express, Freight, Ground, Office, Cares Joe Gibbs Racing Chris Gabehart Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Supposedly crew chief Mike Wheeler will move to the #95 Leavine Family Racing team in 2019 (11-9-2018). Hamlin and FedEx are signed through 2020 and no changes are expected.

12 Ryan Blaney (2018+) Ford BodyArmour (3 races)
Menards?
REV Group?
Fitzgerald Glider Kits?
PPG?
Dex Imaging?
Hawk/Carlisle?
VF Workwear (2020) (2 races)
MoneyLion (1 race)
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Jeremy Bullins Roush-Yates
MoneyLion is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at Phoenix in March 2019 (11-8-2018). VF Workwear will be the sponsor at Michigan in June and Kansas in October in both 2018 and 2019 (10-15-2018). BODYARMOR will sponsor 3 races in 2019.(9-12-2018). This team has a charter after buying Roush Fenway's #16 team charter prior to the 2018 season. Blaney signed a multi-year deal before the 2018 season.

13 Ty Dillon Chevy GEICO
(2020)(32 races)
Twisted Tea (was 4 races)?
Germain Racing
Bob Germain
Matt Borland ECR Engines
Ty Dillon and GEICO signed a "multi-year" renewal with Germain Racing in 2017. The number of races GEICO will sponsor in 2019 hasn't been announced. It is unknown if Twisted Tea will return. Matt Borland also signed a multi-year deal prior to the 2018 season.

14 Clint Bowyer Ford PEAK / BlueDEF (3 races)
Rush Truck Centers?
Mobil 1?
One Cure?
Haas Automation?
ITsavvy?
Busch Beer?
Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Mike Bugarewicz Roush-Yates
PEAK / BlueDEF will be the sponsor for three races in 2019(10-15-2018). It is believed that Bowyer's contract runs through at least 2019. The team still needs steady sponsorship.

15 Ross Chastain(i) Chevy Low T Center? Premium Motorsports
Jay Robinson
Pat Tryson ECR engines
Ross Chastain will return to this ride in 2019 (10-7-2018).

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2019+) Ford Fastenal (~15 races)
Fifth Third Bank (5 races)
SunnyD (4 races)
Little Hug Fruit Barrels?
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Brian Pattie Roush-Yates
Fastenal, SunnyD and Fifth Third Bank have renewed their sponsorship through 2021 with the exact number of races not announced. Stenhouse has a contract through at least 2019.

18 Kyle Busch (2019+)
(2015 Champion)
Toyota M&M's / Skilltles / Snickers / Pedigree
Interstate Batteries (was 6 races)
Joe Gibbs Racing Adam Stevens Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Busch and Mars are signed through at least 2019.

19 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota ARRIS / Ruckus (22 races)
Stanley?
PEAK?
?Bass Pro Shops
Joe Gibbs Racing Cole Pearn Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Martin Truex, Jr. and Cole Pearn will join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019. The deal is "multi-year".(11-7-2018). With Furniture Row shutting down, most reports have Martin Truex Jr. moving here. Looks like Suarez could go to #95 Leavine Family Racing or Stewart-Haas to replace Kurt Busch in the #41.

20 Erik Jones Toyota DeWalt?
Circle K?
Resers?
Sport Clips?
XYO Network?
Joe Gibbs Racing Chris Gayle Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
No changes anticipated.

21 Paul Menard Ford Menards (was 22 races)
Motorcraft/Quick Lane (was approx 12 races)
Wood Brothers Racing
Glen Wood
Eddie Wood
Greg Erwin Roush-Yates
No changes expected with either Menard or sponsorship.

22 Joey Logano (2023) Ford Shell-Pennzoil (was 32+1 races)
AAA / Automobile Club of Southern California
(was 3 races)?
Autotrader.com (was 2 races)
MoneyLion (2 races)
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Todd Gordon Roush-Yates
MoneyLion is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at Talladega in April and Watkins Glen in August in 2019 (11-8-2018). Logano is signed through 2023 as is primary sponsor Shell-Pennzoil.

24 William Byron Chevy Axalta (13 races)
Liberty University (12 races)
Hertz (4 races)
UniFirst (3 races)
Rick Hendrick Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports

Chad Knaus will take over as crew chief for Byron(10-10-2019). Hertz will be the sponsor for four races. Axalta's sponsorship runs through 2022 and will be 13 races in 2019. Unifirst sponsorship runs through 2023 and will be for 3 race. Liberty University is expected to return.


32 ?Corey LaJoie Ford Can-Am (2018)?
Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net?
Visone RV?
Zynga Poker?
Superior Logistics?
Anest Iwata?
Go Fas Racing
Archie St. Hilaire
Randy Cox Roush-Yates
There have been rumors that LaJoie will move to the #32(12-9-2018). DiBenedetto will move to the #95 of Leavine Family Racing(10-10-2018). DiBenedetto has announced that he will not return in 2019 but has no plans as of yet (9-10-2018).

34 ?Michael McDowell Ford Love's Travel Stops (was 18 races)?
K-LOVE (was 5 races)?
A&W All American?
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Brad Jenkins
Derrick Finley Roush-Yates
McDowell says he expects to return to the #34 in 2019 (11-7-2018). McDowell joined Front Row for the 2018 season, no word if he returns.

36 Matt Tifft Ford ? Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Brad Jenkins
? Roush-Yates
Matt Tifft will run the full season in 2019. Sponsors, crew chief, etc have not been announced.(11-27-2018).

37 Chris Buescher (2019+) Chevy Kroger ClickList
Scott Products
Kleenex
Cottonelle Mega
Kroger
Bush's Beans (2020+?)
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Natural Light
Maxwell House MAX
JTG Daugherty Racing
Tad Geschickter
Brad Daugherty
Trent Owens Hendrick Motorsports
Bush's Beans has signed a multi-year extension to sponsor the #37 team(8-16-2019). Buescher signed a "multi-year" deal in 2017.

38 David Ragan (2019) Ford Shriners Hospital for Children (was 3 races)?
SpeedCo?
Fr8 Auctions?
Juice Battery?
1000Bulbs.com (was 4 races)?
Speedco?
Bad Boy Mowers?
Connor Company?
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Brad Jenkins
Seth Barbour Roush-Yates
Ragan says he will return to this team in 2019 (11-1-2018).

41 ?Daniel Suarez Ford
Haas Automation
?State Water Heaters
Stewart-Haas Racing
Gene Haas
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
?Billy Scott Roush-Yates
Busch and the team have all but confirmed that Busch will not return. Suarez is expected to take over the ride(11-16-2019). Busch and Monster Energy are signed thru 2018. There are rumors that Busch could leave and go to Chip Ganassi Racing with Monster to replace Jamie McMurray in the #1 Chevy. Who would replace Busch if he leaves is some of the biggest speculation. Some believe that Christopher Bell could be favored to move into the seat. However, should Furniture Row shut down and Truex move to Gibbs, that would open this seat for Suarez. At Darlington, Busch said he has two contract offers for next season and that Monster would stay with him.

42 Kyle Larson (2018+) Chevy CreditOne (was 16 races)?
DC Solar?
McDonald's?
First Data?
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Robert Kauffman
Chad Johnston Hendrick Motorsports
Larson's contract length is unknown, but Ganassi said in 2017 that Larson "isn't going anywhere". Credit One stepped up in 2018 to become the teams primary sponsor but the length of the contact is not known.

43Darrell Wallace Jr. (2020) Chevy U.S. Air Force (2 races)
Click n' Close (was 3+ races)
NASCAR Racing Experience (was 1 race)
STP (was 2 races)
World Wide Technology (was 6 races)
Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty
Andy Murstein
Doug Bergeron
Drew Blickensderfer ECR Engines
The U.S. Air Force will be the sponsor at Daytona in July and Phoenix in November.(12-14-2018) The team continues to search for solid sponsorship, but RPM has picked up the option for Wallace through 2020.

47 Ryan Preece (ROTY) Chevy Kroger ClickList
Kingsford Charcoal
Clorox
Scott Products
Bush's Beans
Louisiana Hot Sauce
JTG Daugherty Racing
Tad Geschickter
Brad Daugherty
Tristan Smith Hendrick Motorsports
Ryan Preece will join JTG in 2019. The length of his contract was not announced (9-28-2019). JTG Daugherty will release Allmendinger at the end of the season. A replacement driver has not been named, but is rumored to be Ryan Preece. No word where Allmendinger will end up (9-25-2018). Sponsor contract lengths are unknown.

48 Jimmie Johnson (2020)
(2006,2007,2008,2009
2010,2013,2016 Champ)
Chevy Ally Financial Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Kevin Meendering Hendrick Motorsports
Ally Financial will be Johnson's full-time sponsor through 2020(10-28-2018). Kevin Meendering will take over as Johnson's crew chief, replacing Chad Knaus, who moves to the #24 team.(10-10-2018). Lowe's will not return as the full time primary sponsor but could be back for a few races in 2019. Johnson and Knaus are signed through 2020.

51Justin Marks
Cole Custer
Harrison Rhodes
Timmy Hill
Cody Ware
BJ McLeod
Chris Cook
Ray Black II
Chevy
Ford
Harry's Shaving Products
Haas Automation
Davis Roofing
Keen's Buildings
BUBBA Burgers
Custom Aircraft Cabinets
Industrial Construction Experts
Prefund Capital
Shockwave
Rick Ware Racing
Rick Ware
Pat Tryson ECR Engines
Pro-Motor Engineering (PME)
Team has run with a variety of drivers and sponsors throughout the season as well as a 2nd car, #52 in some races.

72 ?Corey LaJoie Chevy Rinnai Water Heaters
SoCal Chevy
Schluter-Systems (was 4 races)
Zomongo
Dragonchain
Monarch
TriStar Motorsports
Mark Smith
Wally Rogers Pro-Motor Engineering (PME)
Whitt will not return to racing in 2019(11-12-2018). Cole Whitt says he has considered stepping away from racing to be closer to family in California(11-1-2018). Whitt and LaJoie split races in 2018, no word on 2019 plans for the team.

77* [was #78 charter) ? Chevy ? Spire Motorsports
Jeff Dickerson
T.J. Puchyr
? ?
Spire Sports + Entertainment has bought the #78 charter from Furniture Row Racing and plans to run the #77 team full-time. No additional details released yet. (12-5-2018)

88 Alex Bowman (2020) Chevy Nationwide Insurance (20 races)
Axalta (2022)(was 15 races)
Valvoline (2022) (2 races)
Eastman/Llumar (was 1 race)
Rick Hendrick Greg Ives Hendrick Motorsports
Bowman's contract has been extended through 2020. Nationwide is signed through 2020 and will sponsor 19 races in 2019 and 2020. Axalta has extended their sponsorship agreement with Hendrick through 2022. Axalta will sponsor Bowman in 12 races in 2019. Valvoline will be the primary sponsor for two races in each season thru 2022.

95 Matt DiBenedetto (2020) Toyota WRL General Contractors
TRD
?Procore
?Ollie's Bargain Outlet
Dumont Jets (was 2 races)
?Thorne Wellness
?FDNY Foundation
Leavine Family Racing
Bob Leavine
Mike Wheeler ECR Engines?
TRD
Mike Wheeler has been named crew chief (11-27-2018). Looks like Mike Wheeler will move over for JGR to be the crew chief in 2019 (11-9-2018). The team will switch to Toyota in 2019 with Matt DiBenedetto driving and a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. The deal with DiBenedetto and Toyota is a two year deal. The Toyota deal has a one year option.(10-10-2019). Matt DiBenedetto seems to be the front runner for this ride, which could switch to Toyota in 2019 and have JGR support (10-7-2018). Daniel Hemric has reportedly talked to LFR about the ride but he ended up staying at RCR and moving into the #31. There are rumors that LFR could go to two cars next season (9-17-2018). Daniel Suarez could end up in this ride if it switches to Toyota and is a satellite team to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019. Kasey Kahne' announced that he will not run full-time after 2018 (8-16-2018). The team is reportedly close a manufacturer switch, likely to Toyota which could include an alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. Suarez could move to this ride if he is replaced at Gibbs by Truex.

97* [NC] ? Toyota ? Victor Obaika
Obaika Racing
Dan Stillman ?
Obaika plans to run the full season with Tanner Berryhill driving. No sponsor or crew chief has been announced. No word on whether they will have a charter(12-3-2018). Team bought cars and equipment from the defunct BK Racing team in 2018.

Teams that could run a part time schedule
or have skipped at least one race

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.................
?7* [NC] ? / ? Tommy Baldwin Racing ? ?
Team says they will run a limited schedule in 2019. No details released. (11-26-2018)

7* [NC] J.J. Yeley Chevy Steakhouse Elite Premium Motorsports
NY Racing
John Cohen
George Church ?
Team ran at Charlotte, then partnered with Jay Robinson and Premium Motorsports at Pocono (Jun) before taking sponsorship to BK Racing for a couple races.

33 [NC] ? Chevy ? Circle Sport
Joe Falk
? ?ECR
Team did not attempted any races in 2018.

52* [NC] Cody Ware Chevy SBC Contractor / Bubba Burgers Rick Ware Racing
Rick Ware
? Pro-Motor Engineering (PME)
Cody Ware says the team plans to run the #51 and #52 full time in 2019(11-27-2018).

7/55* [NC] ? Chevy ? Premium Motorsports
Jay Robinson
Todd Parrott ?
Premium Motorsports has shifted between the #7 and #55 cars throughout the 2018 season. A variety of drivers have been in the car, including J.J. Yeley, D.J. Kennington, Reed Sorenson, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Jesse Little and Joey Gase.

62* [NC] Brendan Gaughan Chevy Beard Oil
South Point Resort & Casino
Beard Motorsports
Mark Beard
Darren Shaw ECR Engines
Team ran restrictor plate races in 2018.

66* [NC] Mark Thompson?
Carl Long(i)?
Timmy Hill(i)?
Chevy CrashClaimsR.US Phoenix Air Racing
MBM Motorsports
Mike Hillman Race Engines Plus
Joey Arrington
Team will likely continue to run some races but plans on focusing more on the XFINITY series.

92* [NC] ?Timothy Peters Ford Black's Tire and Auto Service
Carquest Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts
Ricky Benton Racing
Ricky Benton
Mike Hester Roush Yates
Team ran restrictor plate events in 2018.

96* [NC] Jeffrey Earnhardt
D.J. Kennington
Parker Kligerman
Toyota ?Xtreme Concepts
?Lordco Auto Parts
?Castrol
?Northern Provincial Pipelines
Gordon Brothers
Gaunt Brothers Racing
Marty Gaunt
RAB Racing
Robby Benton
Mark Hillman
Keith Hinkein
?Triad Racing Technologies
No word on 2019 plans. Team ran a partial schedule in 2018 with Jeffrey Earnhardt running the last 14 races, Parker Kligerman running two races and Kennington ran six races.

99* [NC] ?Derrike Cope
?Garrett Smithley
?Kyle Weatherman
?Landon Cassill
Chevy StarCom Fiber
Victory Lap Oil Change
StarCom Racing
Derrike Cope
Wayne Carroll ?
Team is running a partial schedule with a variety of drivers including Derrike Cope, Garrett Smithly, Kyle Weatherman and Landon Cassill.

? [NC] ?Spencer Gallagher ?Chevy ? GMS Racing
Maury Gallagher
? ?Hendrick Motorsports
GMS Racing considered running some Cup races in 2018, but decided to run the full season in XFINITY. They may again consider Cup in 2019 but nothing has been announced.


Teams that will not compete in 2019

8* [NC] ? Chevy ?Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress
? ECR Engines
Daniel Hemric heads to RCR's #31 car in 2019, replacing Ryan Newman and the team will be renumbered to #8.

23 ? Toyota?
?Ford
? Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Brad Jenkins
?Rick Bourgeois ?Roush Yates
This team becomes the new #36 of Front Row Motorsports with driver Matt Tifft in 2019(11-27-2018). Front Row Motorsports is now a three-car team (plus has a 4th charter being leased). U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge J. Craig Whitley approved the sale of the BK Racing charter and most of the assets for $2.08 million Thursday afternoon (8-30-2018). Team is in bankruptcy proceedings and a new owner is expected to be finalized in late August. The team has a charter that could be included in the sale. One bid for the team is headed by Mike Beam and would include an alliance with GMS Racing (XFINITY and Truck Series team).

78 Martin Truex Jr. (2018)
(2017 Champ)
Toyota Bass Pro Shops
Auto-Owners Insurance
Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Cole Pearn TRD
The team announced in September that they would cease operations at the end of 2018. Following the departure of 5 Hour Energy, the team was not able to find a replacement sponsor.

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