2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team / Driver Chart

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Updated 8-11-2018

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

Team Charts by Season 2017, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

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


  • POTENTIAL Free-Agent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Regulars AFTER the 2018 season
    #00-Landon Cassill
    #1-Jamie McMurray?
    #6-Trevor Bayne? (Bayne has a contract through 2019, but is expected to be released)
    #15-Chastain (He's running XFINITY full time while competing part-time in Cup)
    #31-Ryan Newman
    #32-Matt DiBenedetto
    #34-Michael McDowell
    #38-David Ragan
    #41-Kurt Busch
    #72-Corey LaJoie
    #78-Martin Truex, Jr.
    #95-Kasey Kahne
    Jeffrey Earnhardt
    Reed Sorenson

  • Charters that will/could change hands after 2018
    Charters cannot be sold during the season. Any changes will be at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
    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 is using Richard Childress Racing's #27 team charter.
    #23-BK Racing has a charter but the team's future is uncertain.
    #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.

  • Unofficial full-time rides by Manufacturer and Car# Assignments
    36 Full Time Teams (36 teams have a Charter)
    Chevy: 14 Teams 00,1,3,9,13,24,31,37,42,43,47,48,88,95,99
    Ford: 13 Teams - 2,4,6,10,12,14,17,21,22,32,34,38,41
    Toyota: 6 Teams - 11,18,19,20,23,78
    Toyota/Chevy: 1 Team - 15(was 7 at Daytona 500)
    Ford/Toyota/Chevy: 2 Team - 51,72
    Front Row Motorsports (#34 & #38, have a 3rd Charter, #38 leased to #72 in 2018, #38 uses 3rd FRM)
    (Teams without a Charter have to qualify on speed)

? unknown or a rumor for that section
* part time team, or a team that has skipped at least one race, listed below the full-time teams
ROTY = Rookie of the Year Candidate
(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

(teams that plan on running all 36 point races)
(click # for news)
(contract end year..if known)
(number of races...if known)
(signed thru..)
(contract end year..if known)
00Landon Cassill? Chevy ? StarCom Racing
Derrike Cope
Tony Furr ?
Team is leasing the Richard Childress Racing #27 team charter in 2018. Team makeup for 2019 will likely depend on sponsorship.

1 Jamie McMurray (2018?) Chevy McDonald's?
DC Solar?
First Data?
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Rob Kauffman
Matt McCall Hendrick Motorsports
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 Discount Tire (2018+)
Miller Lite (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?
American Ethanol?
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Justin Alexander ECR Engines
No word on any changes with the #3 team.

4 Kevin Harvick (2019)
(2014 Champ)
Ford Busch Beer/Busch Light
Jimmy Johns?
Mobil 1?
Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Gene Haas
Joe Custer
Rodney Childers
Harvick has at least one more year left on his contract. Busch Beer will return in 2019. Jimmy Johns contact runs at least through 2018.

6 Trevor Bayne (2019)?
Matt Kenseth?
Ford AdvoCare (2019)?
Performance Plus Oil?
Wyndham Rewards
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Matt Puccia Roush-Yates
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.

9 Chase Elliott (2022) Chevy NAPA Auto Parts (26 races)
Mountain Dew (4 races)
Kelley Blue Book(2 races)
Little Caesars?
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Alan Gustafson Hendrick Motorsports
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?
Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Gene Haas
Joe Custer
John Klausmeier Roush-Yates
The length of Almirola and Smtihfields' contract were not disclosed when he sigend 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 Mike Wheeler Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Hamlin and FedEx are signed through 2020 and no changes are expected.

12 Ryan Blaney (2018+) Ford Menards?
REV Group?
Fitzgerald Glider Kits?
Dex Imaging?
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Jeremy Bullins Roush-Yates
2019 sponsorship details have not been announced. 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 Rush Truck Centers?
Mobil 1?
One Cure?
Haas Automation?
Busch Beer?
Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Mike Bugarewicz Roush-Yates
It is believed that Bowyer's contract runs through at least 2019. The team still needs steady sponsorship.

15 Ross Chastain?
Reed Sorenson?
Chevy Low T Center? Premium Motorsports
Jay Robinson
Pat Tryson ECR engines
Ross Chastain has been the primary driver during 2018, but this team will likely be dictated by sponsorship.

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 believed to be signed through at least 2019.

19 Daniel Suarez Toyota ARRIS / Ruckus (22 races)
Interstate Batteries?
Joe Gibbs Racing Scott Graves Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
No changes anticipated. Sponsor details have not been released.

20 Erik Jones Toyota DeWalt?
Circle K?
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)?
Team Penske
Roger Penske
Todd Gordon Roush-Yates
Logano is signed through 2023 as is primary sponsor Shell-Pennzoil.

23 ? Toyota? ? ? Rick Bourgeois ?
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).

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

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.

31 Ryan Newman (2018+?) Chevy Caterpillar
(8 races)(2018+)?
Grainger (was 6 races)?
Liberty National Life Insurance Company (was 4 races)?
Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's?
eBay Motors?
Kalahri Resorts (1 race)?
Okuma (2 races)?
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Luke Lambert ECR Engines
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.

32 Matt DiBenedetto (2018?) 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
DiBenedetto is believed to have a year-to-year contract. Can-Am is supposedly signed thru 2018 for about 13 races.

34 Michael McDowell (2018?) 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 joined Front Row for the 2018 season.

37 Chris Buescher (2018+) Chevy Kroger ClickList
Scott Products
Cottonelle Mega
Bush's Beans
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Natural Light
Maxwell House MAX
JTG Daugherty Racing
Tad Geschickter
Brad Daugherty
Trent Owens ECR Engines
Buescher signed a "multi-year" deal in 2017.

38 David Ragan (2018?) Ford Shriners Hospital for Children (was 3 races)?
Fr8 Auctions?
Juice Battery?
1000Bulbs.com (was 4 races)?
Bad Boy Mowers?
Connor Company?
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Brad Jenkins
Seth Barbour Roush-Yates
Reagan is believed to be signed through 2018.

41 Kurt Busch (2018)
(2004 Champ)
Ford Monster Energy
Haas Automation
State Water Heaters (was 2 races)?
Mobil 1 (was 1 race)?
Stewart-Haas Racing
Gene Haas
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Billy Scott Roush-Yates
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.

42 Kyle Larson (2018+) Chevy CreditOne (was 16 races)?
DC Solar?
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 "Bubba"
Wallace Jr. (2020)
Chevy Click n' Close (was 3+ races)
NASCAR Racing Experience (was 1 race)
U.S. Air Force (was 2 races)
STP (was 2 races)
World Wide Technology (was 6 races)
Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty
Andy Murstein
Doug Bergeron
Drew Blickensderfer ECR Engines
The team continues to search for solid sponsorship, but RPM has picked up the option for Wallace through 2020.

47 A.J. Allmendinger (2020) Chevy Kroger ClickList
Kingsford Charcoal
Scott Products
Bush's Beans
Louisiana Hot Sauce
JTG Daugherty Racing
Tad Geschickter
Brad Daugherty
Tristan Smith ECR Engines
Allmendinger is signed thru 2020. Sponsor contract lentghs are unknown.

48 Jimmie Johnson (2020)
2010,2013,2016 Champ)
Chevy ? Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports
Lowe's will not return so the team is search for sponsorship. Johnson and Knaus are signed through 2020.

51Justin Marks
Cole Custer
Harrison Rhodes
Timmy Hill
Cody Ware
BJ McLeod
Chris Cook
Ray Black II
Harry's Shaving Products
Haas Automation
Davis Roofing
Keen's Buildings
BUBBA Burgers
Custom Aircraft Cabinets
Industrial Construction Experts
Prefund Capital
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.

72 Cole Whitt
Corey LaJoie
Chevy Rinnai Water Heaters
SoCal Chevy
Schluter-Systems (was 4 races)
TriStar Motorsports
Mark Smith
Frank Kerr Pro-Motor Engineering (PME)
Whitt and LaJoie are splitting the drivers season this year, with LaJoie expected to drive 25 races.

78 Martin Truex Jr. (2018)
(2017 Champ)
Toyota Bass Pro Shops (was 2018)
Auto-Owners Insurance (was 8 races)
Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Cole Pearn TRD
Truex, Jr's contract is up at the end of 2018. The team's deal with Toyota is also up for renewal at the end of the season. They are expected to renew with Toyota, then resign Truex, who says he wants to return. However, 5-Hour Energy in ending their sponsorship and will not return in 2019. That has led to speculation that the team could shut down but they stay they will return next year. Sponsorship questions could be a reason for Truex to head elsewhere.

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 Kasey Kahne? (2018) Chevy? WRL General Contractors
Procore (was 6 races)
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
Dumont Jets (was 2 races)
FDNY Foundation
Leavine Family Racing
Bob Leavine
Jon Leonard ECR Engines
Kahne's contract ends this year. The team is reportedly considering a manufacturer switch, possibly to Toyota which could include an alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing.

Teams that could run a part time schedule
or have skipped at least one race
(click # for news)
(contract end year..if known)
(number of races...if known)
7* [NC] J.J. Yeley Chevy Steakhouse Elite 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.

8* [NC] Daniel Hemric(i) Chevy Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress
? ECR Engines
Team ran at Richmond in April and is planning to run at Charlotte in October.

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

52* [NC] Cody Ware Chevy SBC Contractor / Bubba Burgers Rick Ware Racing
Rick Ware
? Pro-Motor Engineering (PME)
Team ran at Sonoma and could continue next year on a limited basis.

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 is running the restrictor plate events 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 races as money is available.

77* [NC] ? Toyota ? Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
There had been rumors that the team could be restarted in 2019 with an up-and-coming Toyota driver like Christopher Bell driving. However, Bell has said he expects to run another year in XFINITY and the #78 team's loss of 5-Hour Energy will make sponsorship for that team the priority.

92* [NC] David Gilliland
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 is running the restrictor plate events in 2018. Gilliland ran the Daytona 500 and said it was likely his final 500. No additional plans are known.

96* [NC] D.J. Kennington
Parker Kligerman
Toyota Lordco Auto Parts
Northern Provincial Pipelines
Gordon Brothers
Gaunt Brothers Racing
Marty Gaunt
RAB Racing
Robby Benton
Keith Hinkein ?Triad Racing Technologies
Team is running a partial schedule in 2018. Parker Kligerman has driven two races. Kennington has been in the car for six.

99* [NC] Derrike Cope
Garrett Smithley
Kyle Weatherman
Landon Cassill
Chevy StarCom Fiber
Victory Lap Oil Change
StarCom Racing
Derrike Cope
Jonas Bell ?
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, possibly through an alliance with Mike Beam if he is able to gain the assets of BK Racing.

Team Charts by Season
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2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999