(the silly season chart)

Updated 2-20-2006

To See what the Teams/Drivers Chart currently looks as the season goes on to the end, see my 2006 Team/Driver Chart.

2006 Team Chart - Printable Version

2005 Team Chart - end of season

2005 Team Chart - start of season

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01 Joe Nemechek
Chevy U.S. Army

Wiley X Eyewear, Centrix Financial
MB2 Motorsports
Nelson Bowers
Jay Frye
Ryan Pemberton Hendrick
Nemechek and U.S. Army signed thru 2006, Nemechek signed a multi-year deal in July 2005. U.S .Army works on one-year contracts. Moved into a much larger building in Mooresville late 2005
07 Clint Bowyer
Chevy Jack Daniel's

Richard Childress Gil Martin Childress
DirecTV signs on a major assoc sponsor and will be the primary sponsor for 3 races. Bowyer takes over for Blaney, runs for ROTY in 2006. Martin takes over for engineer Scott Miller, who was the crew chief. Jack Daniel's is signed thru 2009.
1 Martin Truex Jr.
Chevy Bass Pro Shops Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnahrdt
Kevin Manion DEI
Truex Jr. full-time in 2006 and for Rookie of the Year with Bass Pro Shops as the sponsor, the team will use the #15 2005 owners points for the first five race and have a locked spot since the #15 DEI team will not run a full schedule in 2005
2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite

Mobil 1, Bosch, Kodak, Jasper, Lennox, Mazak, NewPage, PPG, Snap-On, Bombardier Aerospace, Sirius Satellite Radio
Roger Penske Roy McCauley Penske Jasper
Former crew chief under Rusty Wallace, Larry Carter left and went to Bill David Racing after be re-assigned. Kurt Busch has signed to take over the ride in 2007 and was released in Nov 2005 from his 2006 Roush Racing contract to take over in 2006. Rusty Wallace retired after the 2005 season and is running his Busch team and doing IRL broadcasts for ESPN/ABC
4 Scott Wimmer Chevy AERO Exhaust Morgan-McClure
Larry McClure
Tim Morgan
Chris Carrier Ron Puryear
Wimmer named full-time driver late in 2005 with new peimary sponsor, AERO Exhaust. Formed an alliance with the #94 Victory Motorsports Racing and owner Terance Mathis late in 2005, but have not heard much since.
5 Kyle Busch Chevy Kelloggs

Delphi, Carquest, Quaker State, GMAC
Rick Hendrick Alan Gustafson Hendrick
No changes know, Kelloggs is good thru 2005, that is the only question.
6 Mark Martin
Todd Kluever
Ford AAA

Coca-Cola, Pennzoil
Jack Roush Pat Tryson Yates/Roush
Martin back full time in 2006 with AAA as the new sponsor. Todd Kluever will take over in 2007. McMurray will now drive the #97 car after being announced to be driving the #6 in 2007. Martin WAS to retire after 2005 season. Viagra will leave after 2005
7 Robby Gordon Chevy Harrah's
Jim Beam
Robby Gordon Greg Erwin Menards
WIll run DEI engines to start the season and when the Menards engines are ready, start using them. Fruit of the Loom doesn't return as a sponsor. Three sponsors return and a new 4th one goes into the rotation, no word who yet.
8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Chevy Budweiser

Outlaw, Snap On, Ritz, Menards
Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnahrdt
Tony Eury Jr. DEI
Eury Jr. comes back to the #8, this time as the crew chief. Eury Jr. was with the #15 DEI team for most of 2005 until taking over the #8 after Richmond in Sept. Dale Jr. is officially signed thru 2007 with DEI.
9 Kasey Kahne
Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline, Siemens, Stanley Tools, McDonald's
Ray Evernham Kenny Francis
(team director)
Evernham Motorsports
(for restrictor plates)
Crew chief Tommy Baldwin Jr. leaves after Phoenix in 2005 and heads to Yates #38 team. Francis is the new "team director"
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10was #91 Scott Riggs
Dodge Valvoline
(26 races)
Stanley Tools
(10 races)
Valvoline Evernham Racing
James Rocco
Ray Evernham
Rodney Childers Evernham Motorsports
Childers will move over with Riggs to Evernham. Stanley Tools will be the primary sponsor at Las Vegas, Texas (A), Talladega (A), Darlington, Michigan (A), Daytona (B), Indianapolis, New Hampshire (B), Charlotte (B) and Phoenix (B).[with 'B' being the 2nd race of the season at that track]. New paint scheme for the Valvoline car. Riggs officially named at Bristol in August. Crew chief to be announced at later date. The third Evernham Motorsports full-time team. Was the #91 team and takes 2005 owners points/race attempts to the 2006 season [first 5 races]. The #91 will now be a new Evernham team for R&D and Bill Elliott's 5-10- races if he returns in 2006
11 Denny Hamilin
Chevy Federal Express

Doosan Infracore
Joe Gibbs Mike Ford Joe Gibbs Racing
Hamlin has been named to drive in 2006 and run for rookie of the year. Will run a dark scheme with four dept's of Fed Ex on the car, Express, Kinkos, Ground and Freight. Jason Leffler was signed thru 2007 but released after Indy in 2005 with Terry Labonte, Hamilin and JJ Yeley running the car. Mike Ford replaced Dave Rogers after the June 2005 Dover race. This became the third Joe Gibbs Racing team in 2005
12 Ryan Newman
Dodge ALLTEL, Mobil 1

Sony, Bosch, Mazak, PPG, Snap-On, Goodyear, Bombardier Aerospace, Freightliner, Gillette
Roger Penske Matt Borland Penske Jasper
Made some crew changes for 2006
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Sterling Marlin
Chevy Waste Management
(12 races)
MB2 Motorsports
Nelson Bowers
Jay Frye
Doug Randolph Hendrick
Marlin will drive the car in 2006 and 2007 and use the #14 in honor of his late father, Coo Coo, who passed way summer 2005. Former #10 crew chief, Rodney Childers, goes with Riggs to Evernham. Driver Scott Riggs leave and goes to Evernham. #10 goes with Valvoline to a Evernham 3rd car [the #91 becomes the #10]. Valvoline leaves as the primary sponsor. MB2 moved into a much larger building in Mooresville, NC in 2005.
16 Greg Biffle
Ford Army National Guard

Post-It, Travelodge, Jackson Hewitt
Jack Roush Doug Richert Yates/Roush
No changes, Biffle signed thru 2008, sponsors are lined up and signed for 2006, not sure which will run what or how many races in 2006.
17 Matt Kenseth
Ford DeWalt Tools

Carhartt, Lexan, Trex, USG
Mark Martin
Jack Roush
Robbie Reiser Yates/Roush
Kenseth signed multi-year extension with Roush in Jan 2006, no terms mentioned. Reiser stays for 2006. DeWalt is signed for 2006.
18 J.J. Yeley
Chevy Interstate Batteries

MBNA, GM, Coca-Cola, Fieldcrest Cannon, Cintas, Champion, ConAgra Foods, Banquet Frozen Foods, Food Lion, Mac Tools, Sherwin Williams, EDS, Doosan Infracore, 3M, Aeroquip, EasyCare, Wix, Advair
Joe Gibbs Steve Addington Gibbs Racing
Yeley was named the full time driver at Phoenix, running for rookie of the year. Bobby Labonte left after 11 years to take over the #43 Petty Racing Dodge in 2006.
19 Jeremy Mayfield
Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline, Siemens, Stanley Tools
Ray Evernham Chris Andrews
(Team Director)
Evernham Motorsports
(for restrictor plates)
Team Director [crew chief] moves over from the #91 team. Crew chief Slugger Labbe parts way with Evernham after Martinville in Oct 2005. Mayfield signed thru 2008.
20 Tony Stewart
2005 CHAMP
Chevy Home Depot

GM, Coke-Cola, Glidden, Old Spice, Champion, EDS, Doosan Infracore, Wix
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 for 2006
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21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbies

Motorcraft, U.S. Air Force
Wood Brothers
/JTG Racing
Tad Geschickter
David Hyder Yates/Roush
Hyder follows Schrader over from the #49, with Michael 'Fatback' McSwain taking on a General Mgr type role. Ken Schrader will drive the car in 2006 with Jon Wood running a few races in a 2nd car [#47 Ford], then supposedly taking over the #21 in 2007 if Schrader retires from Cup. Little Debbies will be the sponsor in 19 races. Ricky Rudd is taking a break after the 2005 season, was only willing to stay full-time if Penske Racing couldn't get Kurt Busch to take over the #2 Dodge in 2006 after Rusty Wallace's retirement. Motorcraft will cut back its support in 2006. Team recently signed a partnership with [Busch Seires #47, #59] ST Motorsports owner Tad Geschickter.
22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar

Pro-Cert, Hobas Pipe, Tempstar
Bill Davis Kevin Hamlin Bill Davis Racing
Blaney will drive and have crew chief Kevin Hamlin formerly of RCR. After Martinsville in Oct 2005, it was announced Wimmer and BDR have part ways as the end of 2005. Caterpillar is signed thru 2007. Dodge stopped supporting the team but supposedly the team will continue to run Dodges in 2006 and the team will run Toyota in 2007. Davis lost the lawsuit with Dodge, but is appealing
24 Jeff Gordon
Chevy DuPont Finishes

Pepsi, Quaker State, SDRC, AC Delco, Rain-X, Haas, GMAC, Delphi Automotive, Lowe's, Nicorette, Georgia-Pacific
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Steve Letarte Hendrick
Nicorette to be a major sponsor and be primary sponsor in two races. Pepsi will also be primary sponsor into races, usually the first race at Talladega and the July Daytona race. Robbie Loomis stepped down as crew chief after Richmond in 9/05, stayed on as a consultant thru 2005 and left to go back to Petty Enterprises as executive vice president of race operations. Steve Letarte took over as crew chief as of NHIS in 9/05. Gordon is signed to a longterm deal with Hendrick, DuPont signed up thru 2009
25 Brian Vickers
Chevy GMAC

Carquest, Quaker State, Garnier Fructis, Ore-Ida, Mountain Dew
Rick Hendrick Lance McGrew Hendrick
Mountain Dew comes aboard as an associate sponsor
was #97
Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal, Irvin Tools

Sharpie (2 races)
Smirnoff Ice (3 races)
Georgetta Roush
Roush Racing
Jimmy Fennig Yates/Roush
Will run #26 in 2006. McMurray will go to the #97 instead of the #6. McMurray to Roush in 2007, sooner if released from contract with Ganassi. Supposedly all Roush Racing sponsors are signed for 2006
29 Kevin Harvick
Chevy GM Goodwrench
(24 races)
Reeses/Hershey Foods
(12 races)

Oreo, Realtree, AC Delco, Snap-On, Bass Pro Shops, Coca-Cola, Perdue, SKF, Beneficial, Emerson Climate Technologies
Richard Childress Todd Berrier Childress
Reeses to be primary sponsor in 12 races including Indy. Harvick and Childress were working on a long term contract but Harvick cut off talks to see how the team shaped out and if things got better. Berrier is a free agent and could leave. This team was the #3 with Dale Earnhardt before he was killed, Childress has no plans to run the #3
31 Jeff Burton
Chevy Cingular

Beneficial, SKF,Prilosec
Richard Childress Scott Miller Childress
Prilosec OTC will become and assoc sponsor and a primary for a race. Miller comes over from the #07 with 3 races to go in 2005, Kevin Hamlin left and went to Bill Davis Racing. Cingular and Burton sign thru 2007. Cingular can only stay as a sponsor if with RCR and the #31.
32 Travis Kvapil Chevy Tide

Downy, Kenmore, Mattel, Super 8, Craftsman, Diamond Cut Jeans
Cal Wells
PPI Motorsports
James Ince RCR
Kvapil named the driver in Dec 05 and Bobby Hamilton Jr. was released, no word on Hamilton's plans. Former Cup winning crew chief James Ince came over in Aug 2005 as team manager and then as crew chief after New Hampshire in Sept. Danny Gill was released. Wells says the team will be back and Tide is signed for 2006 and that Tide is signed thru 2006.
34/64 Randy LaJoie Chevy ? Brad Jenkins
Front Row Motorsports
Chris Edwards
Wayne Hatfield Pro-Motors
Will run #64 at Daytona, then back to #34. Joins up with #92 Front Row Motorsports to form a two car team, supposedly will attempt to run all the 2006 aces
37 Chad Blount Dodge ? John Carter
RJ Motorsports
Mark Tutor ?Ernie Elliott
Blount plans to run the full season, team looking for a sponsor.
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38 Elliott Sadler
Ford M&M's

Pedigree, Combos, CitiFinancial, Pennzoil, Wix Filters, Mac Tools, Raybestos
Robert Yates Tommy Baldwin Yates/Roush
Baldwin named crew chief in late Nov 2005, comes over from Everhnam #9. Buskirk took over at Dover in Sept 05 and stays as an engineer. Sadler and M&M's signed thru 2008
40 David Stremme
Dodge Coor's Light (19 races)
Lonestar (17 races

Target, Snap-On, Kennametal, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Jeff Vandermoss Ernie Elliott
Vandermoss comes over from the Kenseth Busch team. Stremme moves up from Busch and takes over for Sterling Marlin, who left to go to the #14 MB2 Motorsports Chevy for 2006
41 Reed Sorenson
Dodge Target

Energizer, Discount Tires, FugiFilm, Snap-On, STP, Kleenex, Cheerios, Gillette, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Jimmy Elledge Ernie Elliott
Mears will stay with Ganassi and go the #42 team. Sorenesone runs the #41 in Cup and most of the Busch Series races in 2006. Sorenson's Busch crew chief Brian Pattie turned down the Cup job and will stay in the Busch Series.
42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco/Havoline

Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Donnie Wingo Ernie Elliott
Ganassi will not expand to four teams and has let Jamie McMurray go to Roush, with Mears taking over the #42 car with Texaco staying on. Home 123 has parted ways with Ganassi.
43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios

Pop Secret, Betty Crocker, Hot Wheels, Ferguson, Sprint, OMP, Red Lobster, Southern Pride Trucking
Petty Enterprises Todd Parrott Evernham
Parrott is the new crew chief for 2006, former crew chief, Greg Steadman will be the Competition Director for Petty Enterprises. Bobby Labonte will drive the #43 after leaving the #18 Joe Gibbs car for 11 years. Former driver Jeff Green will move over to the #66 [was #0] Chevy in 2006. Robbie Loomis comes over from Hendrick Motorsports at VP of Race Operations
45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo
(12 races)
(4 races)
Petty Enterprises Paul Andrews Evernham
Schawan's comes abaord for four races. Wells Fargo steps up from assoc. to sponsor Petty for 12 races. Team will run full season and hopes to have announcement soon. Robby Loomis comes over from Hendrick Motorsports at VP of Race Operations. Georgia-Pacific/Brawny leaves after 2005, could go to Roush. Petty plans to run 4-5 sponsors in conjunction with the Victory Junction Gang Camp
48 Jimmie Johnson
Chevy Lowe's Home Improvent

Quaker State
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus Hendrick
Knaus was escorted from Daytona after an infraction during qualifing, could be suspended longer, Dwanye Grubb subs for Knaus, Hendrick looking to sign Knaus longer term and the rumors of Knaus leaving were heavily denied
49 Brent Sherman
Dodge Serta BAM Racing
Beth Ann Morganthau
Tom Morganthau
Ron Otto Joey Arrington
Otto replaces David Hyder as the crew chief. Ken Schrader and Hyder will go to the #21 Wood Brothers team. Sherman will run for rookie of the year and brings a sponsor, Serta for most of the races. Schwan's will run on the #45 in a few races
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55 Michael Waltrip
Dodge NAPA

Coca Cola, Klaussner, Domino's Pizza, Best Western
Doug Bawel
Michael Waltrip
Bill Davis
Derrick Finley Bill Davis Racing
Bawel and Waltrip teams up so Waltrip could use the #77 owners points for the first 5 races. Derrick Finley moves over from the #22 team. Will run the #55. Waltrip brings NAPA over to Bill Davis Raving for 2006 will switch to Toyota in 2007.
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Kevin Lepage Ford AMP Energy Drink
Jeff Stec
Peak Fitness
Greg Conner Roush-Yates
Supposeldy will run the full seasn, chanaged to #61, now housed in Lepages old shop, moved from Statesville
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Jeff Green Chevy Best Buy

Haas Automation
Gene Haas
Haas Automation
Robert "Bootie" Barker Hendrick
Car # changes from #0 to #66 [keeps owners points], Green is officially announced, Best Buy takes over primary sponsorship for at least 12 races, probably more. Barker stays as the crew chief. Team moves Jan 19th to a new, much bigger shop in Kannapolis, NC.
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Derrike Cope Chevy Myguardian911 Raynard McGlynn Dom Turse ?
Team change numbers from #00 to #74 to avoid conflict with Sadler #00 team and from not having an identity for a car #. Cope named full-time driver in Nov 2006 after former driver Carl Long and the team parted ways after missing Texas in Nov 2005.
78 Kenny Wallace
Jerry Robertson
Chevy Furniture Row Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Joe Garone ?
plans to run Wallace in the first 5 races, then mix in Wallace and Robertson
88 Dale Jarrett
Ford UPS

CitiFinancial, Coca-Cola, Fleetwood, Pennzoil, Wix Filters, Mac Tools, Raybestos
Robert Yates Robert 'Slugger' Labbe Yates/Roush
Labbe named crew chief in late Nov 2005, comes over from Evernham #19 team. Crew Chief Todd Parrott moved over from the #38 in Sept after Loudon and left the team at end of 2005 season. No word on former crew chief's Bill Wilbrurn's plans of fate. UPS is signed thru 2007, Jarrett thru 2006. Supposedly Jarrett plans to keep racing for a few more years.
89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge ?

Racing with Jesus
Morgan Shepherd
Victory Motorsports
Doug George Arrington
plans to run full 2006 season with new partners, Victory Motorsports
92 Chad Chaffin
Chevy ? Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
(not from ESPN)
Jimmy Means
Mike Steurer Pro-Motors
Supposedly will attempt to run the full season with Chaffin driving. Steurer returns as crew cheif with Ted Kennedy staying aboard as the car chief. The #92 and #34 have combined forces.
96 Tony Raines
Terry Labonte
(1st five races
& road courses)
Chevy Texas Instruments DLP Products Hall of Fame Racing
Troy Aikman
Roger Staubach
Bill Saunders
Philippe Lopez Joe Gibbs Racing
Will run the #96. Labonte WILL run the car in the 1st five races and both road course. Raines will run the other 29 races. Lopez hired to start up the team and be the crew chief. Gibbs will supply cars and engines, the Hendrick fell thru.
99 Carl Edwards
Ford Office Depot Jack Roush
Roush Racing
Bob Osborne Yates/Roush
Office Depot will be the exclusive primary sponsor on the #99 starting in 2006.
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00* Hermie Sadler Ford Aaron's Rents Michael Waltrip Racing
MBA Racing
Mike & Bonnie Anderson
Keith Caldwell Yates-Roush
Hermie Sadler will run at least 20-22 races with 8 being sponsored by Aaron's in conjuction with MWR. The team tested at Daytona for the 500.
02* Brandon Ash Ford ? Ed Ash ? Ed Ash
usually attempts some of the west coast races, Las Vegas, Fontana, Sonoma, Phoenix
09* Mike Wallace Dodge Miccosukee Indian Gaming James Finch Marc Reno ?
Wallace will run the car in a limited sched for 2006
13* Greg Sacks Dodge ? Daytona Speed Inc.
Greg Sacks
James Wilsberg
Paul Sacks Mike Ege
Scheduled to test for the Daytona 500 in the first session but was a no show.
15* Paul Menard Chevy ? Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnahrdt
Dan Stillman DEI
DEI said they will keep the number and run a part time schedule in 2006 with Menard and possibly some other drivers, with the likleyhood of Menard taking over full-time in 2007. The #1 will use 2005 #15 owners points in 2006 since Truex Jr. is running a full season. NAPA and Michael Waltrip go to Bill Davis Racing in 2006 and run #55. Crew Chief Tony Eury Jr. went back to #8 Dale Jr. late in 2005.
23* Mike Skinner Dodge Bad Boy Mowers
(Daytona 500)
Gail Davis
Bill Davis Racing
Rick Viers Bill Davis Racing
Will attempt the Daytona 500, no word on plans past that.
27* Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy ?

Wabash Motorsports, Minnesota Mdewakanton Dakota Oyate
Kirk Shelmerdine Phil Harris Pro-Motors
Tested at Daytona for the 500 with a Chevy
36* Bill Elliott
Daytona - Feb
Boris Said
Chevy Ginn Resorts MB Motorsports
Nelson Bowers III
Bob Sutton
Jay Frye
Frank Stoddard Hendrick
Ginn Resorts to sponsor Elliott at Daytona in Feb. Elliott to run at Daytona in the Bud Shootout and Daytona 500. Said wants to run full-time if a sponsor can be found and MB2 would like to run a three car team as it moved into a much larger building in Mooresville, however as of Feb 2006, Said has no ride for 2006
39* Scott Pruett Dodge ? Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
? Ernie Elliott
Ganassi will not expand to four teams and has let Jamie McMurray go to Roush, with Mears taking over the #42 car. So lloks like the 4th car will remain as the R&D team and used for road courses with Scott Pruett driving. Was to be #30, assume they will stay at #39 now.
44* Terry Labonte
Chevy Kelloggs Rick Hendrick Peter Sospenzo Hendrick
Labonte will run the first five races with #96- Hall of Fame Racing in 2006. Labonte asked the Petty's to use the #44 for 2005 and 2006. Labonte will run 10 races in 2005 and 2006, then supposedly retire. Has Champions Provisional to use if needed, so no real worries to qualify.
47* Jon Wood Ford Clorox Wood Brothers
JTG Racing
Tad Geschickter
Michael McSwain Yates/Roush
Wood to run up to seven events in prep to run for ROTY in 2007. 'Fatback' McCwain will crew chief the effort.
50* Larry Foyt Dodge ? Arnold Motorsports
Don Arnold
Buddy Sisco ?
Foyt is supposedly attempting the Daytona 500 with the team, no idea on plans after that
51* Mike Garvey Chevy Marathon Petroleum Company Joe Auer
Competitive Edge Motorsports
Barry Haefele Competitive Edge Engines
Plans are now to run as many as the non-restrictor plate races as possible, Garvey will supposedly start off driving. Stuart Kirby was supposed to run the car for the full 2006 season, but parted ways with the team after missing Texas in Nov 2005. Plans to run full season in 2007
52* Larry Gunselman
Donnie Neuenberger
Chevy ? AD Motorsports
Donnie Neuenberger
Austin Cox
Rick Ware
? ?
plans to attempt eight races in 2006, both races at Daytona, Dover, Texas and Talladega.
59* Andy Belmont Ford Year One Andy Belmont Billy Owen ?
plans to attempt the 2006 Daytona 500, after that...?
64* Eric McClure Chevy ? Daniel Kinney
Premiere Motorsports
? ?
plans to race a limited sched in Busch abd Cup and the full ARCA season
80* ?Jeff Fuller Chevy ? Joe Gibbs Racing ? Joe Gibbs Racing
tested for the Daytona 500 with Jeff Fuller, so plans could be to run a race or two in 2006
80* Carl Long Ford Roadloans Stan Hover Stan Hover ?
Roadloans to be the sponsor for Daytona 500. Carl Long to attempt the 2006 Daytona 500, no word on plans after that
91* Bill Elliott? Dodge ? Ray Evernham ? Evernham Motorsports
This would be a new, part-time, R&D team with Elliott driving 5-10- races in 2006. The old #91 team and owners points/race attempts would go to Evernham's #10 team.
95* Stanton Barrett Chevy ?Yippeenet.com Stanton Barrett Mike Dayton ?
plans to attempt the 2006 Daytona 500 and 12-18 races in 2006
95* Steadman Marlin Dodge ? Earl Sadler ? ?
will run some Busch Series races and hopes to enter some Nextel Cup races later in the season if funding permits
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?* ? ? ? Star Motorsports
Sean Holley
Wayman Brothers
? ?
signed CHase Austin to drive for thier lower series team, but he is a couple of years from NASCAR. No word on much else such as drivers, manu, etc. as of mid Dec 2005
08* ? Chevy ? Todd Braun ? ?
No idea of the plans for this team now that driver Shane Hmiel has been suspended for violating NASCAR's drug policy.
04?/94? ? Chevy ? Victory Motorsports Racing
Terance Mathis
? ?
Formed an alliance with the #4 Morgan-McClure Motorsports team and supposedly will run the full 2006 Cup season. Long was announced mid-summer as the teams driver, not sure if that is still the case
14* closed Ford APlus/Victory Brand

Airplus Footcare, Bear Creek Soups
ppc Racing
Greg Pollex
? Yates/Roush
team has suspended operations early in 2005
33* ? Chevy ? Richard Childress/RCR ? RCR
Been told by the team that there are no plans to run the #33 or a 4th car in 2006
60* ? Chevy ? Larry Hollenbeck Joe Dan Bailey ?
no idea what is up with this team and Cope will drive the #00 car in 2006
73* ? Chevy Arc Dehooker Raabe Racing Enterprises
Ed Rabbe
? ?
team disappeared after driver Eric McClure left in early 2005. no idea of future plans
?77 Travis Kvapil
suspended operations for 2006
Dodge Kodak

Jasper Engines, Mobil 1
Doug Bawel
Mark Harrah
Roger Penske
Shane Wilson Penske Jasper
Bawel took the #77 owners points and joined up with Waltip and the #55 team so Waltrip is guaranteed making the first five races. Will not run in 2006, Kodak says they expect to be back in 2007 with Penske as a full-time team. Kvapil released and allowed to look elsewhere, Crew Chief Shane WIlson was also released an went to RCR as #21 Busch crew chief.
75* ? Dodge Jani-King
KGB Swinwear
Robert Rinaldi
Zero Four Motorsports
Barry Haefele ?
Garvey moved to the #66 mid season in 2005, no word on any 2006 plans for this team
79* ? Chevy ? Jim Conoley ? ?
attempted a few races in 2005, no word on 2006 plans.
?#81 ? Ford Tim Brown ? Roush-Yates
Announced he is starting a NASCAR team in 2006 and getting support from Roush Racing, sponsorship will decide which series, Cup, Busch or Trucks. Owners by former NFL great Tim Brown

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