2004 NEXTEL CUP
TEAM/DRIVER CHART
(the silly season chart)

TEAM PAGES: I have a links to past news for each ACTIVE team in Cup. Go to the chart below and click on the # (number) of the car, which is a link now. The news is from 2001 to present with links to Past Team pages for older news. Links to the Teams, Drivers and Sponsors are also on the TEAM PAGES

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


2004 Rookie of the Year Candidates
(ROTY)

Brendan Gaughan, #77
Kasey Kahne, #9
Scott Riggs, #10
Johnny Sauter, #09 [#30,#33]
Brian Vickers, #25
Scott Wimmer, #22

#99-Carl Edwards and #32-Bobby Hamilton Jr. will
NOT re eligible for the 2005 ROTY Award
.....will have run more then 7 races in a season


Cup Drivers without a full time ride/looking/unknown situation in 2004

(see latest news and links on my Drivers Looking page)

John Andretti, ppc Racing full time in 2005?
Johnny Benson
Dave Blaney
Derrike Cope
Ricky Craven

Crew Chiefs looking for jobs in 2004

Scott Eggleston
James Ince

Cup Teams Looking for Primary Sponsor in 2004

#02 Sadler Motorsports
#1 Dale Earnhardt Inc. running part time in 2004
#4 Morgan McClure Motorsports
#7 Ultra Motorsports
#23 Bill Davis Racing
#44 Petty Enterprises
#50 Arnold Motorsports
#71 Marcis Racing
#72 Kirk Shelmerdine
#74 BACE Motorsports
#80 Hover Motorsports
#99 Roush Racing
Hall of Fame Racing [no number]

Anyone or any company interested in contacting the above teams concerning sponsorship
see my Team Address page for contact information


Full-time Rides by Manufacturer - 38 Full Time Teams

Chevy - 16 Teams 01,0,4,5,8,10,15,18,20,24,25,29,30,31,32,48
Dodge - 13 Teams - 2,9,12,19,22,40,41,42,43,45,49,50,77
Ford - 9 Teams - 6,16,17,21,38,72,88,97,99
Former Pontiac [now Chevy] - 5 Teams - 01,0,4,10,32
NOTE: GM will no longer support Pontiac in 2004
* could end up being part time/or no time if a sponsor is not found

Part Time Teams /have been used in 2004 or will be: 00,02,04,09,1,7,11,13,14,23,27,33,34,35,36,37,39,44,46,51,52,62,71,74,79,80,84,89,91,92,94,96,98

Unassigned Numbers for 2004

3,26,28,47,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60.61
63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,73,75,76,78,81,82,83,85,86,87,93,95,96
03,05,06,07,08
Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR, teams can request a number

NO WORD ON PLANS for the #3 or the #28


KEYS

* after the # means the team is part time
? after a subject means rumor/unknown
? by itself means unknown
ROTY = Rookie of the Year Canadate
Red Type means new for the 2004 season (first full season)
A team in all red means it is a new team for 2004

2004 NEXTEL CUP TEAM CHART
FULL TIME TEAMS
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED
OWNER
CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
01 Joe Nemechek Chevy U.S. Army
USG
MB2 Motorsports
Nelson Bowers
Ryan Pemberton Hendrick
Nemechek signed thru 2005. Tom Beard and Read Morton sold their shares of the team to Bowers. GM will not support Pontiac in 2004, the team will switch to Chevy's. Joe Nemechek will run the car in 2004 while regular driver Jerry Nadeau runs an ABC program [ARCA/Busch/Cup with Hendrick/Nemco]. Nadeau not going to be ready for the 2004 Daytona 500. Nadeau injured at Richmond in May 2003, expected back at the 2004 Daytona 500. Have not heard if US Army or USA will be back, but have not heard that they were leaving.
0 Mike Bliss Chevy NetZero

Haas Automation
Gene Haas
Haas Automation
Robert "Bootie" Barker Hendrick
Ward Burton released after Phoenix. Bliss in for Phoenix and Homestead, after that? Robert "Bootie" Barker takes over as crew chief after Martinsville in Oct. Ingle takes over as crew cheif after Chicago, former crew chief, Tony Furr will be the shop foremen. GM will not support Pontiac in 2004, no word what manu the team will use, probably Chevy since they are affiliated with Hendrick Motorsports. Ward Burton will run the car in 2004, Jason Leffler supposedly will run for the team in Busch and maybe a few selected Cup races. NetZero re-signed for 2004 as the sponsor. Leffler named full time driver for 2003 starting at Darlington in Aug and for the 2004 season. NetZero expected to leavem Haas Automation may step up as a full timne sponsor. ALSO: The team may consider running the full Busch Series instead of, or in addition to the Cup Series.
2 Rusty Wallace Dodge Miller Lite

Mobil One, Mead, PPG, Snap On, Mazak, Lennox, Bosch, Hugo Boss, Amtrak, Utz Quality Foods
Roger Penske Larry Carter Penske Jasper
Former #74 and DW crew chief, Larry Carter is the crew chief. Bill Wilburn moves on to the #77 Penske team in the shop
4 Mike Wallace Chevy ?

Lucas Oil, Kodak
Morgan-McClure
Larry McClure
Tim Morgan
Chris Carrier Ron Puryear
Jimmy Spencer released after Martinsville. Tim Brewer left as crew chief in August. Kevin Lepage released after Bristol in March. Jimmy Spencer will drive at Texas. YokeTv.com came on at the beginning of the season, but at Atlanta, the decals came off as there are contractual differences, McClure says the team will continue full time and is looking for a new sponsor. Kodak left as the primary sponsor [to the #77], but stay on thru 2006 as an assoc sponsor.
5 Terry Labonte Chevy Kelloggs

Delphi,Quaker State, GMAC, Haas
Rick Hendrick Jim Long Hendrick
Delphi comes on as a co-sponsor, no more Got Milk? Kelloggs is supposedly good thru 2005, drops the Frosted Flakes in 2004. Labonte's expected to sign for at least thru 2004 and maybe longer.
6 Mark Martin Ford Viagra/Pfizer Jack Roush Pat Tryson Yates/Roush
Crew Chief's Ben Leslie and Pat Tryson switched teams after Phoenix. Martin is signed with Roush thru 2005
8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr Chevy Budweiser

Outlaw, Remington, Snap On, Ritz, Drakkar
Dale Earnhardt Inc/DEI Tony Eury Sr DEI
Tony Eury Sr is the official crew chief, Tony Jr is the Car Chief and usually talks on the radio to Dale Jr. No word on any changes or switching to the #3. Dale Jr. is officially signed thru 2007 with DEI.
9 Kasey Kahne
ROTY
Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline, Siemens,Mountian Dew
Ray Evernham Tommy Baldwin Jr.
(team director)
Evernham Motorsports
Penske-Jasper
(for restrictor plates)
It's official, Kahne to the #9 and runs for Rookie of the Year, still driving the #38 Dodge in the Busch Series. Bill Elliott will drive a limited schedule for the next few seasons in the third Everham Dodge, either #91 or another number to be announced [#94?]. Tommy Baldwin was also named as crew chief/team director. Former crew chief, Mike Ford, left after 2003 and went to the #88 team. Evernham runs under a management system consisting of a team director, a lead mechanic and a race engineer.
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
10 Scott Riggs
ROTY
Chevy Valvoline MBV Motorsports
Valvoline
Nelson Bowers.
Doug Randolph Hendrick
Tom Beard and Read Morton sold their shares of the team to Bowers. GM will not support Pontiac in 2004, the team will switch to Chevy. Riggs will be the 2004 driver
12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL

Mobil One, Wega, Sony, Turtle Wax, Timberland
Roger Penske Matt Borland Penske Jasper
No word of any changes.
15 Micheal Waltrip Chevy NAPA

Coca Cola, Klaussner, Ritz,Domino's Pizza, Best Western
Dale Earnhardt Inc Pete Rondeau DEI
Pete Rondeau takes over for Slugger Labbe after Talladega in Oct. Labbe takes more of a management role with DEI, helping with testing.
16 Greg Biffle Ford ?Army National Guard, ?Subway, ?Travelodge, ?Jackson Hewitt Jack Roush Doug Richert Yates/Roush
Rumors abound again that Biffle will go to RCR or DEI in 2005. Army National Guard and Subway will be co-sponsors, Grainger leaves the team [and sport?] also Travelodge and Jackson Hewitt will be assoc sponsor and a primary sponsor in a race or two, supposed Jackson Hewitt will be the primary at Daytona for the 500. Doug Richert takes over for long time Biffle crew chief Randy Goss after Bristol in August 2003. Biffle signed thru 2004.
17 Matt Kenseth Ford DeWalt Tools

Lexan, Smirnoff Triple Ice
Mark Martin
Jack Roush
Robby Reiser Yates/Roush
Smirnoff Ice will be the primary sponsor for 5-6 races. Kenseth and Reiser are signed thru 2006, DeWalt thru 2004.
18 Bobby Labonte Chevy Interstate Batteries

MBNA, GM, Coca-Cola, Fieldcrest Cannon, Cintas, Champion, ConAgra Foods, Banquet Frozen Foods, Food Lion, Mac Tools, Sherwin Williams, EDS, Daewoo, 3M, Aeroquip, EasyCare, Wix, Advair
Joe Gibbs Brandon Thomas
(interim)
Gibbs Racing
Brandon Thomas takes over starting at NHIS [July] as the interim crew chief. Crew Chief Micheal McSwain released after Chicago in July.
19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Mountain Dew, Stihl, Valvoline, Siemens
Ray Evernham Kenny Francis
(team director)
Evernham Motorsports
Penske-Jasper
(for restrictor plates)
Mayfield signed thru 2005. The team runs under a management system consisting of a team director, a lead mechanic and a race engineer. Former crew chief Sammy Johns moves to R&D and testing.
20 Tony Stewart Chevy Home Depot

GM, Coke-Cola, Glidden, Old Spice, Champion, EDS, Daewoo, Wix, Advair
Joe Gibbs Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Racing
Stewart is signed thru 2009 as is Home Depot. Zipadelli is supposedly signed to long term deal. No changes known.
CAR#
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for news)
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
21 Ricky Rudd Ford Motorcraft

U.S. Air Force, Rent-A-Center
Wood Brothers Michael 'Fatback' McSwain Yates/Roush
Fatback back with Rudd, starting at Michigan in August. Former crew chief, Ben Leslie, takes job with Ford. Crew Chief's Ben Leslie and Pat Tryson switched teams after Phoenix. Rudd signed thru 2005. Motorcraft also extends out to 2005.
22 Scott Wimmer
ROTY
Dodge Caterpillar

Pro-Cert, Hobas Pipe, Mountain Dew, Tempstar
Bill Davis Derrick Finley
(interim)
Bill Davis Racing
Frank Stoddard let go as crew chief after Phoenix. Wimmer took over at Atlanta in 2003 and for 2004, CAT stays. Davis also will run a 1-2 Toyota Truck Series team in 2004. Davis will run Dodge's in 2004. Burton left after Martinsville in Oct 2003 and went to the #0 car. Caterpillar is signed thru 2007. Dodge stopped supporting the team but supposedly the team will continue to run Dodges in 2004
24 Jeff Gordon Chevy DuPont Finishes

Pepsi, Quaker State, SDRC, AC Delco, Rain-X, Slick 50, Haas, GMAC, Delphi Automotive, Lowe's
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Robbie Loomis Hendrick
No word of any changes. Gordon is signed to a longterm deal with Hendrick, DuPont signed up thru 2005, Loomis is on a 2-3 year deal
25 Brian Vickers
ROTY
Chevy GMAC

Carquest, DiTech, Quaker State, EMP
Papa Joe Hendrick Peter Sospenzo Hendrick
Brian Vickers and Busch sponsor GMAC move to the #25 in 2004, Nemechek moved to the #01. Sospenzo will stay on as the crew chief.
29 Kevin Harvick Chevy GM Goodwrench

Hershey Foods, Oreo, Realtree, AC Delco, Snap-On, Bass Pro Shops, Coca-Cola, Tracker Boats, Perdue
Richard Childress Todd Berrier Childress
Todd Berrier and crew moved over from the #30 team. This team was the #3 with Dale Earnhardt before he was killed, no word on Childress' or NASCAR's plans with the use of the #3.
30 Jeff Burton Chevy AOL

GM Card
Richard Childress Kevin Hamlin Childress
Jeff Burton took over at Michigan in August for the rest of the year and beyond. Dave Blaney took over at Michigan in June and ran thru Watkins Glen. Jim Inglebright ran at Sonoma, and Blaney is in the car for the near future. Rumors back in April had Sauter out of the car, but were denied, now RCR has Blaney in at Pocono in June and P.J. Jones at Infineon Raceway, no word on Michigan. Kevin Hamlin moved from the #31 team for 2004. Johnny Sauter has signed to drive the car in 2004 and will run for Rookie of the Year [ROTY]. Crew Chief Mike Beam left at end of 2003 and went back to the #32 team. Steve Park will not be back in 2004. Jeff Green and Steve Park ran the car in 2003.
31 Robby Gordon Chevy Cingular Richard Childress Chris Andrews Childress
Crew Chief Kevin Hamlin will move to the #30 team, with #31 enginer, Chris Andrews becoming the #31 crew chief. Childress looking to sign Gordon long-term.
32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevy Tide

Downy, Kenmore, Mattel, Super 8, Craftsman, Diamond Cut Jeans
Cal Wells
PPI Motorsports
Harold Holly PPI Motorsports
RCR-restrictor
Craven out after Bristol, Hamilton Jr. takes over. Craven ran at NHIS in Sept as a farewell to the team. David Charpentier left as crew chief and is now with the new ppc Racing start up team. Former #30 Crew Chief, Mike Beam, who came over as the competition director for the team will be the crew chief for the rest of 2004. Harold Holly takes over in 2005. Would assume Beam will stay with the team.. GM will not support Pontiac in 2004, the team will run Chevy's in 2004. Wells is close to starting a 2nd team and a sponsor for it. Tide and Craven signed thru 2006.
CAR#
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for news)
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
38 Elliott Sadler Ford M&M's

Shell Lubricants, ROTELLA T, Pedigree, Combos,CitiFinancial
Robert Yates Todd Parrott Yates/Roush
Todd Parrott took over as co-crew chief with Fox in mid 2003. No other changes know.
40 Sterling Marlin Dodge Coor's Light

Target, Snap-On, Kennametal, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya, Prilosec
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Tony Glover
(interim)
Ernie Elliott
Crew chief Lee McCall takes another position within Ganassi Racing, Glover is acting crew cheif as of Charlotte in Oct. Prilosec comes aboard as a major assoc. sponsor, will have a full car paint scheme at Charlotte in Oct. Marlin signed thru 2005 as is Coors.
41 Casey Mears Dodge Target

Snap-On, Energizer, STP, FugiFilm, Kleenex, Cheerios, Gillette, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Jimmy Elledge Ernie Elliott
Mears was rumored to leave after 2003 but didn't
42 Jamie McMurray Dodge Havoline

Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi Donnie Wingo Ernie Elliott
Will go back to the old Texaco scheme used by Davey Allison/Ernie Irvan in the 1990's with the big Texaco star on the hood. No word of any other changes.
43 Jeff Green Dodge Cheerios

Pop Secret, Betty Crocker, Hot Wheels, Ferguson, Sprint, OMP, Red Lobster, Southern Pride Trucking
Petty Enterprises Greg Steadman Arrington
Using Arrington engines for the reat of 2004 as of Kansas. No longer using Mike Ege engines. May go to Evernham Engines in 2005. Gary Putman leaves and Steadman takes over starting at Watkins Glen. Supposedly Green has signed to drive the #43 in 2004. Last I heard, Christian Fittipaldi will go to an A-B-C [ARCA, Busch, Cup] schedule in 2004 in the #44 but hasn't raced at all as of August 2004. Supposedly all sponsors are good for 2004.
45 Kyle Petty Dodge Georgia Pacific

Brawny, Wells Fargo Financial
Petty Enterprises Bill Henderson Arrington
Using Arrington engines for the reat of 2004 as of Kansas. No longer using Mike Ege engines. May go to Evernham Engines in 2005. Bill Henderson named the new crew chief after Watkins Glen. Greg Steadman moves back to the #43, Garth Finley takes over for Watkins Glen.
48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's Home Improvent

Quaker State
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus Hendrick
No word of any changes
49 Ken Schrader Dodge Schwan's

Federated Auto Parts, 1-800-CALLATT, Casite Company
BAM Racing
Beth Ann Morganthau
Tom Morganthau
David Hyder Joey Arrington
Hyder named new crew chief just after Talladega in Oct. Crew Chief Scott Eggleston left after Richmond in Sept. Schwan's comes aboard as the primary sponsor, signing a mulit-year deal. Red Baron's Pizza scheme for Chicago and Kansas.
50 Todd Bodine
Jeff Fuller
Dodge ? Arnold Motorsports
Don Arnold
Mike Hillman Bill Davis Racing
Bodine takes over full-time as of Indy for the rest of the season, and Fuller will run the car when Bodine is running the teams Truck in non-companion races. Wallace ran at Lowe's and Daytona, Jone at Pocono, Michigan, Sonoma and Chicago. Cope and the team parted ways just before Dover in June. Team is using Ege Engines in 2004. Hillman is the crew chief. Cope will drive full time in 2004, team plans to run the first 4 races for sure and re-evaulate after that. No idea what happens to the #37 Cope team and his sponsor he announced last year for that team but the #50 is usuing the #37's 2003 Owners Points. The team switched to #50 from #79. Occupies the old Melling shop. Announced in June 2003, Bobby Allison is a consultant. Plans to run a full 2004 schedule, Billy Bigley Jr. was supposed to run for ROTY and full time in 2004, but the team and Bigley parted ways after Atlanta in Oct 2003
CAR#
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for news)
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
72 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford ?

Freddie B's
Kirk Shelmerdine Phil Harris ?
has attempted all the Cup races so far in 2004
77 Brendan Gaughan
ROTY
Dodge Kodak

Jasper Engines
Doug Bawel
Mark Harrah
Roger Penske
Shane Wilson Penske Jasper
Kodak and Gaughan come aboard and Penske buys into the team as Mark Wallace sold his part. Crew Chief, Robert 'Bootie' Barker left after Charlotte in 2003. Blaney was supposedly signed thru 2004, not sure where he would head. The team will switch to Dodge for 2004 either way.
88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS

Ford Credit, Coca-Cola, Fleetwood, Shell Lubricants/ROTELLA T,CitiFinancial
Robert Yates Mike Ford Yates/Roush
Mike Ford takes over as the new crew chief for Shawn Parker
97 Kurt Busch Ford Sharpie Markers/Rubbermaid

Eldon Organizers
Georgetta Roush
Roush Racing
Jimmy Fennig Yates/Roush
No word on any changes.
99 Carl Edwards Ford ? Robert Corn/
Roush Racing
Bob Osborne Yates/Roush
Edwards takes over at Michigan, may only run seven race so he can run for Rookie of the Year in 2005. Jeff Burton left for the #30 RCR team after Watkins Glen. The team was denied a Hard Liquoir sponsr by NASCAR and is still looking. Comcast was on the car at Chicago. Paul Andrews and the team part ways after Atlanta in March. TNT/Turner/NBA All-Star Game will be on the car at Daytona in Feb. Longtime assoc sponsor, SKF, was the primary at Rockingham and Atlanta in March. Supposedly the team may only run 14 races in 2004 if a sponsor is not found. Burton recently said he is not going anywhere and will remain at Roush and the #99 and not go to the #30 RCR ride. Heard Astra Zeneca was to be the sponsor, but that seems to have fallen thru. Looks like Kodak to the #77. National Guard/Subway is on the #16. Burton signed thru 2007
PART TIME TEAMS
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
00* Kenny Wallace Chevy Aaron's Rents Michael Waltrip Racing Joe Garrone DEI
Will a few races, Talladega (Apr), Indy, Charlotte (Oct), Atlanta (Oct) and Homestead
00* (#08) Carl Long
Ryan McGlynn
Chevy Buyer's Choice Auto Warranty Raynard McGlynn Dom Turse ?
Made Pocono with Long, has attempted a few others but failed to make the race.
02* Hermie Sadler
Carl Long
Andy Belmont
Chevy
Pontiac
Zepf
1-800-3-AUTISM
Jenkins, Jenkins and Jenkins
Hermie Sadler
Ernie Cope Pro Motors
Hendrick
Running as many races as possible with different sponsors and drivers. Ernie Cope will be the new crew chief. Has a new partner and plans to run full time in the Busch Series and maybe some part time Cup races. Ran and attempted quite a few races in 2003. If a sponsor is found, Sadler could run more races and is also looking to run a full Busch Series season also in 2004.
06* Travis Kavapil Dodge Mobil One, Jasper Engines/Tramsissions Roger Penske Roy McCauley Penske Jasper
Ran a limited schedule towards the end of the season, possibly getting Kvapil ready to take over the #77. Jack Daniel's was supposedly a rumored sponsor for this team, but someoen in the Penske family turned it down.
09* Johnny Sauter Dodge Miccosukee Indian Gaming James Finch Jerry Pitts ?
Mike Wallace ran a few races for the team. Sauter is listed at Charlotte, added fuel to the fire that Sauter will run for Finch's Busch team full-time in 2005. Johnny Benson left the team just before Richmond. Hamilton Jr. will run the car there, after that, assuming Ruttman will run some events, no idea who would run at Daytona in July, Mike Wallace could be a canadiate. Joe Ruttman is also running some races in the car as the fields are short in Cup racing.
1* Martin Truex Jr.
Kenny Wallace
Chevy Enterprise Rent-a-car
Aaron's Rents
Dale Earnhardt Inc Pete Rondeau DEI
Truex Jr. was to run at Loudon, but rained out qualifying left him missing the race, no idea if they will run more. 2005 plans are to run in seven Cup races with Truex Jr. in this car and full time in 2006. Would assume Ron Fellows could run the #1 at Sonoma and Watkins Glen in 2005. The deal for John Andretti fell thru and he is going to run for a new team that is being started by ppc Racing. It was announced at Pocono in June, that the team has a sponsor thru 2006 and Andretti would be the driver, starting mid-season 2004. Former crew cheif, Tony Gibson goes to the new #11 DEI Busch team. Maxwell House/Post will sponsor the car at Daytona. Will be part time in 2004, Andretti will run the car at the Daytona 500 and may run 20 more if a sponsor is found. Truex Jr. will run up to 7 races and run for Rookie of the Year in 2005.
7* ? Dodge ? Jimmy Smith
Ultra Motorsports
? Mike Ege
Steve Park attempted the Coca-Cola 600 but missed. Blaney ran at Richmond in May. Spencer ran the Daytona 500, and after Bristol will drive the #4 car. The #7 team next race is the Brickyard 400, unless a sponsor is found. Team needs a 2004 sponsor. Tommy Baldwin left to go to Evernham at the #9.
11* J.J. Yeley
Ricky Craven
Chevy Vigoro, Old Spice, MBNA Joe Gibbs ? Joe Gibbs Racing
J.J. Yeley will run a few races in this car, a 4th Gibbs team, the #80 is another part time team. Plans are for Michigan [with Vigoro] and Talladega [Old Spice], also it was announced a while back that Yeley would race at Atlanta in Oct with with MBNA and Homestead with Vigoro. PLUS Fed-Ex will be the full-time sponsor for this team in 2005, Gibbs may hire a veteran driver or Yeley may get the nod.
13* Greg Sacks Dodge ARCDehooker/Vita Coco Greg Sacks
Ed Raabe
James Wilsberg
Paul Sacks Mike Ege
Is attempting races here or there. Plans to run 10 of the remaining 18 races with a 2nd team car, #73, at Dover and Martinsville [didn't run at Dover], but didn't name a driver. In 2002, Sacks announced the #05 Chevy team, but the car never was entered or saw the track.
14* John Andretti Ford APlus/Victory Brand ppc Racing Dave Charpentier Yates
The new ppc Racing Cup team, will run at Lowe's, skip Martinsville, then run the rest of the season and go full-time in 2005.
14* Larry Foyt Dodge ? AJ Foyt Keith Koppenal Evernham
Looks like this team closed up and is allowing the new ppc Racing team to use the #14. Testing in July for the Brickyard 400 at Indy. Foyt will attempt to make the Daytona 500. Crew chief Ben Holm left and works for Penske Racing now in the shop. Harrah's will not return in 2004, the team could close down. This team could be done at the end of 2003, have heard nothing about it's 2004 plans. They ran both the #14 or #50 in 2003, but with the new provisional rules, if they run, expect them to use the #14 only.
23* Shane Hmiel Dodge ? Gail Davis ? Bill Davis Racing
Hmiel has attempted and made a few races in the car. Davis is looking for a full-time sponsor for 2005 in hopes of running Hmiel full time and for ROTY
27* David Green Chevy TimberWolf Brewco ? ?
Will run the Sept race at Richmond.
35* Mike Wallace Chevy ? Gary Keller Ted Kennedy ?
has attempted a few Cup races, don't know much else
33* Kerry Earnhardt
Johnny Sauter
Mike Skinner
(Daytona 500)
Chevy Bass Pro Shops
AOL
Richard Childress/RCR Gil Martin RCR
Plans to run five races, Both Talladega races, Lowes Motor Speedway in Concord for the NASCAR All-Star Challenge, Daytona in July and Atlanta in Oct. Skinner will run in the Daytona 500.
36* Boris Said Chevy Centrix Financial MB2 Motorsports ? Hendrick
Ran at Infineon Raceway in June for MB2 Motorsports. Plans are to run in 2-3 other races. Said won the pole for the race in 2003. Not sure if he will run at Watkins Glen.
37* Kevin Lepage Dodge Carter's Royal Dispos-all John Carter Billy Poindexter ?
Chad Blount ran at Chicago, Andy Hillenburg attempted a few races. Todd Bodine left the team. New team, owner and sponsor came over from the #89 Shepherd team. Made first attempt at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May.
39* Scott Pruett Dodge Target Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Matt Chambers Ernie Elliott
Pruett tested and will run the Cup race at Infineon Raceway in June, not sure if he will run at Watkins Glen, where he almost won in 2003.
44* Christian Fittiapadi Dodge ? Petty Enterprises ? Arrington
Terry Labonte used the #44 in 2005, no idea of plans for the team. Besides testing in May, the car has not been at a race..yet. The third Petty team. Fittipaldi plans to do an ABC program [ARCA/Busch/Cup] as was planned for 2003 until he took over the #43 ride for the mid part of the season.
46* Carl Long Dodge

Goodridge, Glenn Underwater Services, Racechem
Ana Glenn
Rick Glenn
? ?
Ran at Rockingham, but got wrecked and the car was destroyed. Has attempted a few more races in the car. Got a 2004 Dodge and will attempt the May races at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
51* Tony Raines Chevy Marathon Oil Joe Auer Buddy Sisco ?
running some races in 2004
59* Klaus Graf Dodge SEM BAM Racing
Beth Ann Morganthau
Tom Morganthau
? Joey Arrington
Plans to run at least the road courses, Klaus Graf could be the driver. Would be a 2nd BAM Racing team, currently fields the #49.
62* ?Damon Lusk
Larry Hollenbeck
Chevy S.W.A.T. Fitness Club Larry Hollenbeck Joe Dan Bailey ?
supposedly will attempt Charlotte, been on the entry list a couple of times, but never made an attempt
80* Derrike Cope
Carl Long
Andy Hillenburg
Tony Ave
Ford ? Stan Hover Stan Hover Carl Wagner
running some 2004 races as the field in Cup is short
80* Mike Bliss Chevy Conagra Foods, Slim Jim Joe Gibbs ? Joe Gibbs Racing
A part time R&D car for Gibb's Bliss will run at Chicago with Slim Jim and Richmond with Hunts as a sponsor.
84* Kyle Busch Chevy Carquest Rick Hendrick ?Gary DeHart Hendrick
Was the #60 in 2003. Busch will run in six Cup races: Las Vegas; Texas; Lowe's Motor Speedway in May; NHIS in July; MIS in Aug; and California on Labor Day weekend. In addition, Busch will attempt to make the field for the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge, a non-points event at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May. Not sure if this will be the car Jerry Nadeau runs for his Cup part of his ABC schedule in 2004 for his comeback in which Hendrick is helping out along with Joe Nemechek/Nemco. Is the Hendrick Motorsports R&D team.
89* Morgan Shepherd Dodge Racing with Jesus Morgan Shepherd Troy Kelly ?
running some 2004 races as the field in Cup is short
90* Kevin Ray
A.J. Henrikson
Ford Boudreauxs Butt Paste, RacingUSA.com
?
Junie Donlavey ? ?
Ray was to attempt 10-12 races but has not been seen at the track since they withdrew from Dover in June. Henrikson attempted to make the 2nd Pocono race but didn't
91* Bill Elliott Dodge ? Ray Evernham Sammy Johns Evernham Motorsports
Elliott will run a limited 2004 schedule for Evernham in this car. Kasey Kahne takes over the #9 and runs for Rookie of the Year, still driving the #38 Dodge in the Busch Series. Bill Elliott will drive a limited schedule for the next few seasons in the third Everham Dodge. Evernham runs under a management system consisting of a team director, a lead mechanic and a race engineer. This was the team R&D car in 2002 and 2003.
93* ? Chevy Quality Plus Services GIC-Mixon Motorsports
Pat Whitener
Teddy Brown ?
supposedly will attempt Charlotte, been on the entry list a couple of times, but never made an attempt
94* Stanton Barrett
Derrike Cope
Chevy Husqvarna
AmericInn Lodging Systems
David Watson Terry Allen Carl Wagner
seems to be attempting most of the races with different drivers.
98* Randy LaJoie
Larry Gunselman
Geoffrey Bodine
Chevy Lucas Oil William Edwards Mike Steurer Tri-Star
seems to attempting most of the races, Todd Bodine ran some races, but left to go to the #50 car
TEAMS with UNKNOWN STATUS
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96* ?Johnny Benson Chevy ? Cal Wells
PPI Motorsports
? PPI Motorsports
RCR-restrictor
As of Charotte in Oct, have heard nothing more on this team and Benson is driving full-time in the Truck Series [#23]. Benson tested at Lowe's in Mayand other tracks, plans are to run the final 1/3rd of the season if a sponsor is found and possibly be a 2nd team to the #32 in 2004.
HOF?* ? ? ?Pizza Hut
?Radio Shack
?Acme Brick
Hall of Fame Racing
Troy Aikman
Roger Staubach
? ?
Have not heard anythig about this team since mid 2003. May run Busch and not Cup in 2004, due to lack of sponsorship. Announced plans in Jan 2003 to run or buy a team to run in the 2004 Cup season, starting with one team and expanding to two teams by 2005. Joe Gibbs has helped as an advisor only. Bill Saunders is managing the team.
07* Ted Musgrave Dodge ? Jimmy Smith
Ultra Motorsports
? ?Mike Ege
Attempted a few races in 2002 and 2003, may run a few select races in 2004.
x Brett Bodine x x Brett Bodine x x
Closed up as Bodine is now working for NASCAR in the R&D section.
37* ? Chevy PHM - Paramount Hospitality Management Quest Motor Racing
Derrike Cope
? ?T&L Motors
Cope with now drive the #50 Arnold Motorsports Dodge [was the #79], not sure what this means for Quest. The owners points from this team has been transferred to the #50. Signed PHM as a full time sponsor for 2004 and plans on adding sponsors to go with them. Plans for a full 2004 season.
46* Frank Kimmel Ford Advance Auto Parts
National Pork Board
Larry Clement Bill Kimmel Roush
plans to stay in ARCA full time, may run a few companion events with Cup but seems unlikely.
46* Brandon Ash Ford SAS, Fuji Film, Little Tree Jon Perreton
Scott Yeaman
Track Access
Joey Knuckles ?
Attepted but missed Sears Point in 2003. No word on 2004 plans.
?54 ?closed up ?Ford ? ?BelCar Racing
Sam Belnavis
Travis Carter
? ?Yates
Part owner, Sam Belnavis left and is now with Roush Racing. Crew chief Gary Cogswell left at the end of the season, chance is the team may close. National Guard will go to the #16 in 2004. Belnavis says Bodine will return as the driver in 2004. Unknown if the Army National Guard comes back in 2004. Sam Belnavis and Travis Carter merged in 2003 and become BelCar Racing
55* ? Chevy ? Andy Petree ? Petree
Unsure of 2004 plans, as the team is looking for sponsorship for the #33 and this team.
57* ? Chevy ?

CLR, LD Mechanical, OTW Racing, SpeedwayBag
Ted Campbell Joey Cudmore DEI
Plans are for the team and Hmiel to run selected ARCA and Nextel Cup races in 2004. Team changed from #57 to #75 for ARCA only They also hope to participate in some form or another in the Busch series. The team switches to Chevy and DEI engines.
66* John Mickel Ford ? TorqueSpeed Carter
Travis Carter
? Yates
Travis Carter has entered into an alliance with a United Kingdom-based motorsports operation, Torquespeed. The team will be known as TorqueSpeed Carter and operate from the existing Travis Carter Enterprises complex in Statesville, NC. The team hopes to run a limited Cup schedule in 2004
71* ? Chevy ? Helen Marcis Bob Marcis Childress
Perfomance Technology
attempted and ran a few Cup and ARCA races in 2003. Not sure of 2004 plans.
74* Tony Raines Chevy ?

Outdoor Channel
BACE Motorsports
Bill Baumgardner
Buddy Sisco Hendrick
Skipped the Daytona 500 and has not been back to the track for a Cup race since, the Busch team has downgraded to part time with Raines
75* David Starr Chevy ? Mike Starr ? ?
May attempt Texas again in 2004, but no other races planned.
78* Brian Conz Chevy ?Carb-r-all
Precision Cutter
BC Motorsports Steve Bird> ?
No idea what the 2004 plans are or what happened to this team.
81* ? Chevy ? Chance 2
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Teresa Earnhardt
Kevin Manion DEI
Keller attempted Chicago in the car in 2003 but missed and John Andretti ran the Brickyard 400. Is also considered the R&D team for DEI. Could be used to run Ron Fellows in the road courses in 2004.
83* ? Chevy FitzBradshaw Racing ?Bob Temple DEI
No word on if the team will attempt anymore Cup race since Kerry Earnhardt is no longer the driver for the Busch team.
87* ?Jerry Nadeau ?Chevy ? NEMCO/Hendick Motorsports/MB2 Racing ? Hendrick
No word on if the team will attempt anymore Cup race since Kerry Earnhardt is no longer the driver for the Busch team.
92* suspended
operations
Dodge ? Mark Melling ? Ernie Elliott
the #50 Arnold Motorsports team is in their old shop. no word on the team will come back or not.
94* Rich Bickle Chevy ? Fred Bickford ? T&L Motors
planned to run some races in 2003, unsure of 2004 plans.
95* ? Ford?
?Dodge
? Sadler Bros Nick Harrison Rahmoc
unsure of 2004 plans, team runs limited races in the BGN and ARCA series.
?98* ?Jason Jarrett ?Ford ? Robert Yates ? Robert Yates
A third part-time team? ran one race in 2003
TEAMS that won't run in 2004
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04* ? ?Pontiac ? Morgan-McClure
Larry McClure
Tim Morgan
? Rutt Pitman
attempted a few races in 2003, McClure has said he has no plans to run two teams/cars in 2004.
? ? ?Chevy ? Cal Wells
PPI Motorsports
? PPI Motorsports
Wells announced in Late Nov 2003, that he would NOT be starting a 2nd Cup team. GM will not support Pontiac in 2004, no idea what manu the team would use IF Wells starts a 2nd team. Wells is close to starting a 2nd team [other team is #32] and a sponsor for it.
27* ? ?Chevy ? ?Bill Davis Racing ?Chris Rice ?Bill Davis Racing
Looks like with question that the #23 BDR team may be gone, it is doubtful they will run three cars in 2004. Does this team become a third BDR team, or does Wimmer go to the #22 if Burton leaves or to the #23 if Wallace goes to BDR's Truck Series team.



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