2006 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP
TEAM/DRIVER CHART
(the silly season chart)

Updated 11-15-2006

2007 Rough but ready Nextel/Sprint Cup Silly Season Chart

To See what the Teams/Drivers Chart looked like just before Daytona, see my Beginning of the season 2006 Team/Driver Chart.

2006 Team Chart - Printable Version

2005 Team Chart - end of season

2005 Team Chart - start of season


2006 NEXTEL CUP TEAM CHART
FULL TIME TEAMS
CAR#
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DRIVER
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MANU SPONSOR LISTED
OWNER
CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
01 Joe Nemechek
2007
Chevy U.S. Army

Wiley X Eyewear, Centrex Financial
MB2 Motorsports
Nelson Bowers
Jay Frye
Ryan Pemberton Hendrick
Ginn bought 80% of team in July 2006, buying out Nelson Bowers. 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 and is signed thru 2007. Moved into a much larger building in Mooresville late 2005
07 Clint Bowyer
ROTY
Chevy Jack Daniel's

SKF,DirecTV
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.
ROTY
Chevy Bass Pro Shops Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnhardt
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 Todd Bodine
Ward Burton
P.J. Jones
(Sonoma)
Chevy ?

Lucas Oil, Hefty Brand, Forward Air, Wide Open
Morgan-McClure
Larry McClure
Tim Morgan
Chris Carrier Ron Puryear
Bodine attempted Talladega, made LMS and will attempt Atlanta. Burton made Martinsville and will attempt Texas, Phoenix and Homestead in Nov. Scott Wimmer left after Kansas. . AERO Exhaust removed from car due to funding issues in July 2006. Wimmer named full-time driver late in 2005 with new primary sponsor, AERO Exhaust. Formed an alliance with the #94 Victory Motorsports Racing and owner Terrance Mathis late in 2005, but have not heard much since.
5 Kyle Busch
2008
Chevy Kellogg's

Delphi, Carquest, Quaker State, GMAC
Rick Hendrick Alan Gustafson Hendrick
No changes know, Kellogg's is good thru 2005, that is the only question.
6 Mark Martin
2006
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
Menard's

carloan.com
Robby Gordon Greg Erwin Menard's
DEI
WIll run DEI engines to start the season and when the Menard's 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
2007
Chevy Budweiser

Outlaw, Snap On, Ritz, Menard's
Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnhardt
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
2010
Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline, Siemens, Stanley Tools, McDonald's
Ray Evernham Kenny Francis
(team director)
Evernham Motorsports
Penske-Jasper
(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"
CAR#
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DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
10was #91 Scott Riggs
2007
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
ROTY
Chevy Federal Express 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
2012
Dodge ALLTEL, Mobil 1

Sony, Bosch, Mazak, PPG, Snap-On, Goodyear, Bombardier Aerospace, Freightliner, Gillette
Roger Penske Mike Nelson
?Matt Borland
Penske Jasper
Borland took a personal leave for final two races and may be headed to Redd Bull Racing in 2007
14
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Sterling Marlin
2007
Chevy Waste Management
(12 races)
Ginn Clubs & Resorts
(13 races)
CENTRIX Financial
(2 races)

MB2 Motorsports
Jay Frye
Robert Ginn
Slugger Labbe Hendrick
Labbe takes over for Scott Eggleston after Calif. in Sept. Ginn bought 80% of team in July 2006, buying out Nelson Bowers. Eggleston takes over for Doug Randolph after Michigan in May. 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
2008
Ford Army National Guard
Subway

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
2007+
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
ROTY
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 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline, Siemens, Stanley Tools
Ray Evernham Josh Browne
(Team Director)
Evernham Motorsports
Penske-Jasper
(for restrictor plates)
Browne takes over as full time 'Team Director/Crew Chief' after Dover. Chris Andrews has been reassigned to work on special projects. Sadler takes over ride stating at Michigan in August. Jeremy Mayfield released after Indy in August, Elliott runs at Watkins Glen...after that? Elliott Sadler could end up in the car if RYR lets him out of the #38 ride. Mayfield could end up at Bill Davis Racing in 2006 or wait unti 2007. Team Director [crew chief] moves over from the #91 team. Crew chief Slugger Labbe parts way with Evernham after Martinville in Oct 2005. Mayfield was signed thru 2008.
20 Tony Stewart
2009
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
CAR#
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DRIVER
signed thru
(if known)
MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
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21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbies, Motorcraft, U.S. Air Force Wood Brothers
/JTG Racing
Tad Geschickter
Michael McSwain Yates/Roush
McSwain takes over for David Hyder after NHIS in July, Hyder goes to Jon Woods #47 Busch/Cup team. 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
lifetime
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
2006
Chevy GMAC

Carquest, Quaker State, Garnier Fructis, Ore-Ida, Mountain Dew
Rick Hendrick Lance McGrew Hendrick
Vickers leaves at end of 2006, Casey Mears takes over in 2007. Mountain Dew comes aboard as an associate sponsor
26
was #97
Jamie McMurray
2009
Ford Crown Royal, Irvin Tools

Sharpie (2 races)
Smirnoff Ice (3 races)
Georgetta Roush
Roush Racing
Wally Brown Yates/Roush
crew chief Bob Osborne left and went back to the #99 for the final 2 races of 2006, Wally Brown will handle the final 2 races of 2006 then head to Joe Gibbs Racing as an engineer in 2007. Crew chief change after Texas in April. Osborne moves over from the #99 to replace Jimmy Fennig, who heads to the Roush Busch Series program. 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
2009
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
Harvick reups with RCR thru 2009. Reeses to be primary sponsor in 12 races including Indy. 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 again
31 Jeff Burton
2007
Chevy Cingular

Beneficial, SKF,Prilosec
Richard Childress Scott Miller Childress
Prilosec OTC will become and assoc sponsor and a primary for a race. AT&T is rumored to be getting rid of the Cingular Brand which could mean they are leaving the sprot as Nextel/NASCAR will not allow the name change. 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
Ron Fellows
(road courses)
Chevy Tide

Downy, Kenmore, Mattel, Super 8, Craftsman, Diamond Cut Jeans
Cal Wells
PPI Motorsports
Gary Putnam RCR
Crew Chief James Ince left after Martinsville in April with Puttnam taking over. 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.
CAR#
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DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
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38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's

Pedigree, Combos, CitiFinancial, Pennzoil, Wix Filters, Mac Tools, Raybestos
Robert Yates Todd Parrott Yates/Roush
Elliott Sadler leaves after Watkins Glen, Gilliland tested at Kentucky on 8/15/06 and could make first start as of Michigan in August. Todd Parrott comes back to Yates after Indy in August, and takes over crew chief of #38. Barraclough replaced Tommy Baldwin before Indy in August, Baldwin heads back to Bill David Racing. Sadler will leave and probably go to the #19 Dodge in 2007, could leave the team sooner. Baldwin named crew chief in late Nov 2005, comes over from Everhnam #9. M&M's signed thru 2008
40 David Stremme
ROTY
Scott Pruett
(Sonoma)
Dodge Coor's Light (19 races)
Lonestar (17 races

Target, Snap-On, Kennametal, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Steve Lane Ernie Elliott
Jeff Vandermoss replaced by Lane after Texas in April, Vandermoss goes to the #41 as car chief. Vandermoss had come 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
ROTY
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
2006
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, Go-Gurt
Petty Enterprises Paul Andrews Evernham
Andrews moves over from the #45 team. Greg Steadman was the interim after Todd Parrett left and went back to Yates, goes back to being 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)
Schwans
(4 races)
NTB/Tire Kingdom
(4 races)
MyCokeRewards
(1 race)
Petty Enterprises Bill Wilburn Evernham
Crew chief Paul Andrews moves over to the #43 Petty team, Wilburn comes over from the #77 Truck team and was Rusty's crew cheif a few years ago. 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
2010
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. Lowe's and Johnson are signed thru 2010.
49 Mile Bliss
Chris Cook
(Sonoma)
Dodge WhatsOnline.com
RoadLoans
LoansDepot.com
State Water Heaters
Fire Dex
BAM Racing
Beth Ann Morgenthau
Tony Morgenthau
David Hyder Joey Arrington
Kevin Lepage leaves after Kansas in Oct, Bliss is in for the rest of 2006. WhatsOnline.com came aboard as of Dover in Sept. Hyder named crew chief after California in Sept. No work on former crew chief Greg Conner. Lepage takes over after Richmond in May, Connor also comes over from the #61 as co-crew chief. Brent Sherman and sponsor Serta have left the team, Mike Wallace ran at Richmond. Supposedly Serta came and left with Sherman after Talladega. Jimmy Spencer attempted Martinville in April but failed to make the race. 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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DRIVER
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MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
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55 Michael Waltrip
2006
Dodge NAPA

Coca Cola, Klaussner, Domino's Pizza, Best Western
Doug Bawel
Michael Waltrip
Bill Davis
Tommy Baldwin Jr. Bill Davis Racing
Badlwin Jr. takes over as crew chief as of MIS in August as well as being Team Director for Bill Davis Racing, not sure how this will work in 2007. Crew chief Finley goes back to engineer at Bill David Racing with Carter/Kennedy/Overstreet calling the shots as of Richmond in May. 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.
61
was 66
Chad Chaffin
Kevin Lepage
Brian Simo
(Sonoma)
Ford, Chevy, Dodge ? Jeff Stec
Peak Fitness
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Craig Osborne Roush-Yates
Kevin Lepage back in at Talladega, aafter that ? As of Darlington in May, Blount takes over for Chaffin, who goes to the #61 team just bought by FRM. Lepage and crew chief Greg Connor go to the #49 team. Front Row Motorsports buys into the team after Phoenix in April. Plans to run the full season, chanaged to #61
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Jeff Green Chevy Best Buy

Haas Automation, Microsoft, Sandisk
Gene Haas
Haas Automation
Harold Holly Hendrick
Crew chiefs Holly and Robert "Bootie" Barker swapped jobs after Charlotte in Oct with Barker going to the #00 Haas CNC Racing Busch team. 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.
78 Kenny Wallace
Jimmy Spencer
Travis Kvapil
(Sonoma)
Chevy Furniture Row Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Joe Garone Dave Capriotti
Has attempted all the races with Wallace, Spencer drove at Pocono in June, Kvapil attempted the race in Sonoma but missed
88 Dale Jarrett
2006
Ford UPS

CitiFinancial, Coca-Cola, Fleetwood, Pennzoil, Wix Filters, Mac Tools, Raybestos
Robert Yates Butch Hylton Yates/Roush
Todd Parrott comes back to Yates after Indy in August, not sure of what role he will have. Hylton replaces Slugger Labbe after Pocono in July. Jarrett and UPS will leave RYR at end of 2006 and go to Toyota/Waltrip team in 2007. 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.
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
Brandon Thomas Joe Gibbs Racing
Thomas takes over as of Charlotte in Oct and thru 2007. Philippe Lopez remains as competition director. 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
2009
Ford Office Depot Jack Roush
Roush Racing
Bob Osbourne Yates/Roush
Osbourne back from the #26 as of Phoenix in Nov 2006, with Wally Brown going to the #26 for 2 race. Crew Chief change with Wally Brown taking over for Bob Osborne who went to the #26 after Texas in April. Office Depot will be the exclusive primary sponsor on the #99 starting in 2006.
KNOWN PART TIME TEAMS
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DRIVER
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MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
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00* Hermie Sadler Ford/Chevy Aaron's Rents, SPEED Report MBA Racing
Mike & Bonnie Anderson
Micah Horton ?
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.
00* Bill Elliott Chevy Burger King Michael Waltrip Racing Larry Carter Hendrick
Elliott will run five races with Burger King as the sponsor.
02* Brandon Ash Dodge ? Ed Ash Ed Ash ?
Plans to attempt Las Vegas, Phoenix (both), then Richmond (both), Dover (both), Infineon Raceway, Chicago, Watkins Glenn, California, Kansas and Martinsville (Oct). Switches from Ford to Dodge
04* Brent Sherman ? Serta Brent Sherman ? ?
After leaving the #49 BAM ride, Sherman will run ARCA and some late 2006 season Nextel Cup races with his own team.
06* Todd Kluever
David Ragan
Ford 3M, Post-It
Sharp AQUOS
Jack Roush Frank Stoddard Yates/Roush
Kluever will run one more race in the #06 at Phoenix and the team cannot run any more races per NASCAR. Ragan ran at Dover and Martinsville, and didn't do so well at Martinsville and was supposed to run at Atlanta but NASCAR would not approve him. Ragan will run the truck race there and supposed to run at Phoenix and Homestead, if approved. Ragan named to frive the #6 to replace Martin in 2007, no word on Kluevers plans but probably the Busch Seriers, Kluever had been alted to the #6 but has not run well all season in Busch.
09* Jeremy Mayfield
Mike Wallace
Dodge
Ford
Miccosukee Indian Gaming James Finch Marc Reno ?
Mayfield will run at Phoenix and Homestead in Nov. Attempted Talladega with a Ford and Roush-Yates power, not sure if switching to Ford or a 1-race deal. Wallace will run the car in a limited sched for 2006
15* Paul Menard Chevy Menard's Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnhardt
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
Bill Lester
Dodge Bad Boy Mowers
(Daytona 500)
Waste Management
Gail Davis
Bill Davis Racing
? Bill Davis Racing
Lester attempted and made Atlanta in March and will attempt Michigan (June) and California (September). Skinner attempted the Daytona 500 but failed to make the race.
27* Kirk Shelmerdine
Ted Christopher
Mike Skinner
Tom Hubert
(road courses)
Chevy ?

Wabash Motorsports, Minnesota Mdewakanton Dakota Oyate
Kirk Shelmerdine Phil Harris Pro-Motors
Mike Skinner attempted Homestead in Nov, but failed to make the race. Attempted the Daytona 500 and Tealladega in May and made both races, failed ot make the Coke 600, attempted Sonoma with Hubert driving
30* Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco/Havoline Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Steve Boyer
Brad Parrott
Ernie Elliott
Attempted and made the race at Homestead in preparation for 2007 and Montoya's move to the #42
33* Scott Wimmer Chevy Holiday Inn Richard Childress/RCR Pat Smith RCR
Will run at the season ender in Homestead
34* Kevin Lepage
Chad Blount
Mike Skinner
Carl Long
Greg Sacks
Johnny Miller
(Sonoma)
Chevy Oak Gloves Brad Jenkins
Front Row Motorsports
Chris Edwards
Gere Kennon Pro-Motors
Did not run at Atlanta. Lepage is in for the rest of the season as of Talladega in Oct. As of Darlington in May, Blount takes over for Chaffin, who goes to the #61 team just bought by FRM. As of Las Vegas, looks like Chaffin goes to the #34 from the #92 and LaJoie to the #92/#64. 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
36* Bill Elliott
Daytona 500
Chevy Ginn Resorts MB Motorsports
Bobby Ginn
Jay Frye
? Hendrick
Oonly ran Daytona 500, no other plans as far as I know. Ginn Resorts to sponsor Elliott at Daytona in Feb. Elliott to run at Daytona in the Bud Shootout and Daytona 500. Daytona deal only
37* Bill Elliott
Mike Skinner
Carl Long
Dodge ? RJ Racing
John Carter
Mark Tutor Ernie Elliott
Elliott will run at Kansas in Sept. Just before the race at Michigan in June, Mathis bought the team from John Carter/RJ Motorsports but then have been told the deal fell thru and Carter maintains overship.
44* Terry Labonte
2006
Chevy Kellogg's
Carquest
GMAC
Rick Hendrick Mike Bumgarner Hendrick
Mike Bumgarner took over midseason for Peter Sospenzo. Labonte will run the first five races and two road courses 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 2006 in the #44. Texas [both], Darlington. Charlotte [both], Pocono [both], Chicago, California [Sept], and Kansas. Labonte will retire at the end of the 2006 season. Has Champions Provisional to use if needed.
47* Jon Wood Ford Clorox Wood Brothers
JTG Racing
Tad Geschickter
David Hyder Yates/Roush
Hyder moves over from the #21 after NHIS in July, McCwain goes back top the #21 crew chief duties. Wood to run up to seven events in prep to run for ROTY in 2007.
52*/30* Stanton Barrett
Mike Wallace
Larry Gunselman
Donnie Neuenberger
Dodge Pro30.com AD Motorsports
Donnie Neuenberger
Austin Cox
Rick Ware
Dan Kolanda ?
Barrett to attempt Bristol in August running #30. Ran the Nextel Open with Mike Wallace and the #30, supposedly will run more races, unsure if Wallace will drive or if the will use #30 or #52. Had planned to attempt eight races in 2006, both races at Daytona, Dover, Texas and Talladega. Attempted Daytona 500, but was a no show at Texas in April.
59* Andy Belmont Ford Year One Andy Belmont Billy Owen ?
attempted the 2006 Daytona 500, looks like nothing after that
60* Boris Said
David Ragan
Ford SoBe No Fear Energy Drink
Pennzoil
Boris Said
Mark Simo
Frank Stoddard
No Fear Racing
Frank Stoddard Roush-Yates
Ragan will run the final three races of the 2006 season, Texas [if approved], Phoenix and Homestead. NASCAR capped the number of races run in the #06 at 7. Said ran 4 races: Infineon Raceway, Pepsi 400 at Daytona, Brickyard 400 and Watkins Glen. No word on plans after Watkins Glen, Said qualified for all four racing including a pole at Daytona.
70* Johnny Sauter Chevy ? Gene Haas Robert "Bootie" Barker Hendrick
Crew chiefs Holly and Robert "Bootie" Barker swapped jobs after Charlotte in Oct with Barker going to the #00 Haas CNC Racing Busch team. Ran at Charlotte in May, attempted Indy but failed to make the race, after that ??
71* Jason Leffler Chevy Fort McDowell "Yavapai Pride" Todd Braun Todd Lohse ?
A one race deal to run Phoenix in November
72* Brandon Whitt
Mike Skinner
Kertus Davis
Dale Quarterly
(Watkins Glen)
David Gilliland
(Sonoma)
Chevy
Dodge
Dutch Quality Stone CJM Racing
Tony and Brian Mullet
Doug George Pro-Motors
WHitt to run final two races at Phoenix and Homestead, may be the full time driver in 2007. Plans to run the final 6 races of 2006 starting at Lowe's in Oct [LMS, Martinsville, Atl, Texas, Phoenix & Hometead] with Mike Skinner and Chevy. May switch to Chevy and RCR engines in 2007. Team bought from Morgan Shepherd, plans about 15 races in 2006, Davis attempted Charlotte; Gilliland attempted and ran at Sonoma/ Infineon and will drive the #38 RYR Ford for the rest of 2006 and 2007. Quarterly failed to male the race at Watkins Glen; other drivers could run the car.
74*
was 00
Derrike Cope Chevy
Dodge
Royal Administration, Sundance Vacations

Myguardian911
Raynard McGlynn Dom Turse ?
Skipped Las Vegas. 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.
83*/84* A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Red Bull Dany Bahar
Dietrich Mateschitz
Red Bull Racing
Ricky Viers ?
Bill Elliott attempted Charlotte in the #83 but missed, was to run the #30 at Atlanta, then Allmendiner was named full time dirver of Red Bull's #84 and will run the #84 at Atlanta and Texas in 2006
89* Morgan Shepherd Dodge Racing with Jesus Morgan Shepherd John Graham Arrington
Sold team to Tony and Brian Mullet, but plans to run a race or two in 2006, attempted NHIS in July, not sure after that
90* Stephen Leicht
Marc Goossens
(Watkins Glen)
Ford CitiFinancial Robert Yates Racing ? Yates/Roush
Will attempt to make races at Pocono in July and the Brickyard 400 in August, after that...? Could take over for Dale Jarrett in the #88 in 2007
92/64* ? Dodge
Chevy
? Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
(not from ESPN)
Jimmy Means
? Pro-Motors
Failed to make 7 of 8 races to start the year, failed to go to Richmond and supposedly will not run any more race since FRM merged with the #61 team. Blount took over at Atlanta in March. As of Las Vegas, looks like Chaffin goes to the #34 from the #92 and LaJoie to the #92/#64. Supposedly will attempt to run the full season with Chaffin driving. Steurer returns as crew chief with Ted Kennedy staying aboard as the car chief. The #92 and #34 have combined forces.
95* Casey Atwood Chevy ? Stanton Barrett
Brewco Motorsports
Shawn Parker ?
plans to attempt Homestead in November with Atwood. Attempted the first 16 races of 2006, made 6 of them, then pretty much disappeared. Barrett attempted to make races in the #30/#52 for Ware
TEAMS WITH UNKNOWN STATUS
or CLOSED/SUSPENDED OPERATIONS
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DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
?* ? ? ? Star Motorsports
Sean Holley
Wayman Brothers
? ?
signed CHase Austin to drive for their 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
13* Greg Sacks Ford ? Daytona Speed Inc.
Greg Sacks
James Wilsberg
Paul Sacks Roush-Yates
Has not made an attempt and heard the sponsor deal fell thru as of late April 2006. First race planned is Atlanta in March. Switches to Ford from Dodge.
50* closed Dodge x Arnold Motorsports
Don Arnold
x x
attempted the Daytona 500 with Larry Foyt and reportedly has closed up the team/shop
51* closed Chevy x Joe Auer
Competitive Edge Motorsports
Barry Haefele Competitive Edge Engines
Team closed up in August, sponsor Marathon Petroleum Company went to Petty Enterprises, and Auer is in the process of selling the cars and equipment
64* Eric McClure Chevy ? Daniel Kinney
Premiere Motorsports
? ?
plans to race a limited sched in Busch and Cup and the full ARCA season
73* ? Chevy Arc Dehooker Raabe Racing Enterprises
Raabebbe
? ?
team disappeared after driver Eric McClure left in early 2005. no idea of future plans
?77 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 Waltrip and the #55 team so Waltrip was 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 now drives the #32 car, 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.
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* ? Ford ? Stan Hover Stan Hover ?
Roadloans to be the sponsor for Daytona 500 but failed to make the race with Carl Long driving, has not been heard of since
?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
91* ? Dodge ? Ray Evernham ? Evernham Motorsports
looks like Elliott will not run any races in this car in 2006, but will run five races for Waltrip in the #00 Chevy with Burger King as the sponsor and with #83 Red Bull Racing for 3 races
94 ? ? ? Keith Coleman Racing Keith Montgomery ?
target debut for the #94 Nextel Cup car was the New Hampshire race in July but never was entered or at the track, no word on any other plans. Carl Long is the expected driver, Coleman said, and the team could run as many as 15 races to end the year. The team is still working on sponsorship. Keith Montgomery will be the team's crew chief.
95* ? ? ? Earl Sadler ? ?
no known plans



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