2007 NEXTEL CUP
TEAM/DRIVER CHART
(the silly season chart)
BEFORE THE DAYTONA 500

Updated 2-18-2007
To See what the Teams/Drivers Chart currently looks as the season goes on to the end, see my 2007 Team/Driver 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. 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 and what has been announced.


2007 Rookie of the Year
Candidates (ROTY)

A.J. Allmendinger, #84
Paul Menard, #15
Juan Pablo Montoya, #42
David Ragan, #6
David Reutimann, #00
Brandon Whitt, #72 [15 races planned]
Part timers not listed in the official releases: Regan Smith, #01/#39 [17 races]
Jon Wood, #21/#47 [11 races]

#38-David Gilliland will NOT run for 2007 ROTY as he ran too many races in 2006 [14, 7 is the limit] and be ineligible.
rules and info about the Rookie of the Year program can be found on my 2007 ROTY Pages
(sometimes a driver not up for the award, may have yellow stripes on tracks they have not competed on before)

Drivers without a full time ride in any of the three National Series
(Cup/Busch/Trucks)
who are looking for a full-time Cup ride in the current season

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

Ricky Craven [looking part time]
Steve Park [unknown, no news of late]
Jimmy Spencer [TV on Speed Full-time, rumored to #73 part time]


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


Unofficial Full-time Rides by Manufacturer
50 Full Time Teams

Chevy: 21 Teams 01,07,1,4,5,8,11,13,14,15,18,20,24,25,29,31,48,66,70,78,96
Dodge: 13 Teams - 2,9,10,12,19,34,37,40,41,42,43,45,49
Ford: 9 Teams - 6,7,16,17,21,26,38,88,99
Toyota: 7 Teams - 00,22,36,44,55,83,84

Some Part-Time Teams by car # that plan to attempt a race this season:
Chevy: 04,09,27,30,32,33,39,58,72,73,80
Dodge: 02,61,74,89,92
Ford: 47,60,71,90
Toyota: 03,23,46,91

Unassigned Numbers for this season

0,3,28,35,50,51,52,53,54,56,57,59,62,63,64
65,67,68,69,75,76,77,79,81,82,85,86,87,93,94,95,97,98
05,06,08
Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR, teams can request a number

THERE are NO PLANS for the #3 or the #28 to be used this season

(NO numbers are retired in NASCAR)


KEYS

* after the # means the team is part time
? after a subject means rumor/unknown
? by itself means unknown
ROTY = Rookie of the Year Candidate
Red Type means new for this season season (first full season)
A team in all red means it is a new team for this season
2007 NEXTEL CUP TEAM CHART
FULL TIME TEAMS
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER
signed thru
(if known)
MANU SPONSOR LISTED
OWNER
CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
00* David Reutimann
ROTY
Toyota Burger King
Domino's Pizza
Waltrip-PPI Racing
Cal Wells
Michael Waltip
Frank Kerr TRD
Kerr named the crew chief on Jan 3, 2007. Carter was named crew chief in Dec 2006 BUT left for Roush Racing #26 after a couple of weeks. Reutimann will run for ROTY in both the Cup and Busch series in 2007 [#99 Aaron's Dream Machine]. The sponsors have been announced with Burger King and Domino's Pizza will be co-primary sponsors for the third MWR team.
01 Mark Martin
(22 races)
Regan Smith
(16 races)
Chevy U.S. Army

Wiley X Eyewear, Centrex Financial, Coca Cola
Ginn Racing
Bobby Ginn
Jay Frye
Ryan Pemberton Hendrick
Re-named from MB2 Motorsports to Ginn Racing. Martin moves over from Rosuh Racing to run 22 races [20 points and the All-Star and Bud Shootout] with Regan Smith running 16 races. US Army and Pemberton stay; Joe Nemechek stays with MB2 and moves to the #13 car. Ginn bought 80% of team in July 2006, buying out Nelson Bowers. Nemechek and U.S. Army signed thru 2007, Nemechek signed a multi-year deal in July 2005, was rumored going to Toyota but Ginn said he expects both drivers back in 2007. Rumors of DEI merging or working with MB2 ended when Ginn bought the team. Army works on one-year contracts.
07 Clint Bowyer Chevy Jack Daniel's

SKF, DirecTV, Sylvania, Shell
Richard Childress Gil Martin Childress
No known changes for 2007. Jack Daniel's is signed thru 2009.
1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Bass Pro Shops Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnhardt
Kevin Manion DEI
No known changes for 2007.
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
No major changes in 2007, some rumors have Penske switching to Toyota but have been denied and seem unlikely.
4 Ward Burton
2007
Chevy State Water Heaters

Wide Open
Morgan-McClure
Larry McClure
Tim Morgan
Chris Carrier Ron Puryear
Burton and State Water heaters announced to run full 2007 season. Eric McClure to run a 2nd team car #04 in a few 2007 races. Scott Wimmer left after Kansas in Oct 2006 and will run for RCR in Busch and Cup. Todd Bodine also ran the car in late 2006.
5 Kyle Busch
2009
Chevy Kellogg's, Carquest

Quaker State, GMAC
Rick Hendrick Alan Gustafson Hendrick
Kellogg's and Carquest will be co-primary sponsors for the full season. No other known changes. Busch is signed thru 2009.
6 David Ragan
ROTY
Ford AAA

Pennzoil
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
Jimmy Fennig Yates/Roush
Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group partner up, each owning 50%, Jack Roush to run the team. Tryson goes over to Roush's #16 team with Fennig coming back to take over the #6. Ragan named the 2007 driver on Oct 11, 2006 to take over for Mark Martin in 2007. Tryson could end up leaving and going to another Roush team or maybe to DEI's #15 car. Martin has left Roush Racing and will drive the #01 Ginn Racing Chevy in 2007 for 22 races.
7 Robby Gordon Ford Harrah's
Jim Beam
Menard's

carloan.com, Monster Energy Drink
Robby Gordon
RGM
Greg Erwin Yates/Roush
Will switch to Ford in 2007 and use Yates/Roush engines. Hopes to add a 2nd team, Motorola or Sony could be the sponsor. Almost had a deal to buy into RYR but the deal fell thru.
8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
2007
Chevy Budweiser

Outlaw, Snap On, Ritz, Menard's, Wrangler
Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnhardt
Tony Eury Jr. DEI
No changes known for 2007, but the rumor mill will heat up mid 2007 if DEI hasn't signed Dale Jr. to a new contract as his current one runs out at the end of 2007 and rumors will resurface about Dale Jr. going to RCR and running the #3 car. Dale Jr has said over and over that he has no plans to do that until the end of his career...which is not any time soon. Dale Jr. is officially signed thru 2007 with DEI and hopes to re-sign with them by May 2007.
9 Kasey Kahne
2010
Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline, Siemens, Stanley Tools, McDonald's
Ray Evernham Keith Rodden
(interim team director)
Kenny Francis
(suspended)
Evernham Motorsports
Penske-Jasper
(for restrictor plates)
Francis suspended 4 races from Daytona thru Atlanta at start of 2007 season. UPS was rumored to be coming aboard as the primary sponsor but Dodge wanted to stay as the primary, so UPS stayed with Jarrett and went to the #44 with him.
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
10 Scott Riggs
2007
Dodge Valvoline, Stanley Tools Valvoline Evernham Racing
James Rocco
Ray Evernham
Kevin Kidd
(interim team director)
Rodney Childers
(suspended)
Evernham Motorsports
Childers suspended first two races of 2007, Daytona & California, Everhman to serve as interim Team Director. No changes known, looks like the sponsor package will stay in place and Riggs is signed thru 2007.
11 Denny Hamlin Chevy FedEx Joe Gibbs Mike Ford Joe Gibbs Racing
No known changes.
12 Ryan Newman
2012
Dodge alltel, Mobil 1

Sony, Bosch, Mazak, PPG, Snap-On, Goodyear, Bombardier Aerospace, Freightliner, Gillette
Roger Penske Mike Nelson Penske Jasper
Nelson named crew chief in Dec 2006; was the crew chief for final 2 races of 2006. Matt Borland moves over to Michael Waltrip Racing as crew chief for #44 Jarrett. Newman is signed thru 2012, which includes options for both parties.
13 Joe Nemechek
2007
Chevy CertainTeed
(18 races)
Ginn Racing
Bobby Ginn
Jay Frye
Peter Sospenzo Hendrick
CertainTeed will be the primary sponsor for 18 races, starting at Daytona. Re-named from MB2 Motorsports to Ginn Racing. Peter Sospenzo comes over from Hendrick Motorsports. Nemechek moves over from the #01 team to run a new team for MB2 Motorsports.
14 Sterling Marlin
2007
Chevy Waste Management
Ginn Clubs & Resorts
Centrix Financial

Ginn Racing
Bobby Ginn
Jay Frye
Richard "Slugger" Labbe Hendrick
Re-named from MB2 Motorsports to Ginn Racing. inn bought 80% of team in July 2006, buying out Nelson Bowers. Eggleston took over as crew chief in June 2006 but Slugger Labbe took over after Calif in Sept.. Marlin is supposed to be in the car thru 2007, have not heard of any changes here. Rumors of DEI merging or working with MB2 ended when Ginn bought the team. Team would like to get a full sponsor for the car. Waste Managment could end up leaving and going with Bill Lester and Toyota full time in 2007.
15 Paul Menard
ROTY
Chevy Menard's
Peak Antifreeze
Dale Earnhardt Inc
Teresa Earnhardt
Tony Eury Sr DEI
Peak will be the primary sponsor at the Daytona 500 and Bristol in August. The #15 comes back for DEI to run the full season and be a third team to go along with the #1-Truex Jr and #8-Earnhardt Jr. teams. Will run for ROTY. The team moves up from the Busch Series.
16 Greg Biffle
2008
Ford Ameriquest
3M (7 races)
DISH Network (5 races)
Subway?
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
Pat Tryson Yates/Roush
Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group partner up, each owning 50%, Jack Roush to run the team. Ameriquest will be the primary for most of the races. Tryson to take over for Doug Richert in 2007. 3M will be the primary sponsor for 7 races [not named yet]. Dish Network will be the primary sponsor for 5 races [Daytona in Feb, Martinsville in Apr, Richmond in May, Dover and Pocono in June]. Ameriquest supposedly will be the full time sponsor in 2007, possibly with Subway as a co-sponsor. National Guard will move to the #25 at Hendrick Motorsports in 2007. No word on Subway.
17 Matt Kenseth
2007+
Ford DeWalt Tools

R&L Carriers(4 races)
Carhartt (4 races)
USG (3 races)
Lexan, Arby's (1 race)
Roush Fenway Racing
John Henry
Chip Bolin
(interim)
Robbie Reiser
(suspended)
Yates/Roush
Reiser suspended 4 races from Daytona thru Atlanta at start of 2007 season. Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group partner up, each owning 50%, Jack Roush to run the team. Arby's to be primary sponsor at Bristol in March. Other primary schemes include R&L Carriers [4 races], Carhartt [4 races], USG [3 races], DeWalt will be on the rest of the races. Trex is no longer a sponsor. Kenseth signed multi-year extension with Roush in Jan 2006, no terms mentioned. DeWalt is signed thru 2009 as announced in Bristol 2006.
18 J.J. Yeley Chevy Interstate Batteries

Coca-Cola, Cintas, Banquet, Food Lion, Mac Tools, Sherwin Williams, Doosan Infracore, Wix, Fire-Dex
Joe Gibbs Steve Addington Gibbs Racing
Interstate Batteries scheduled to be the primary sponsor all season.
19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline, Siemens, Stanley Tools
Ray Evernham Ray Everhman
(interim Team Director)
Josh Browne
(suspended)
Evernham Motorsports
Penske-Jasper
(for restrictor plates)
Browne suspended first two races of 2007, Daytona & California, Everhman to serve as interim Team Director. Siemens will be the primary sponsor at Phoenix in November. Browne takes over as full time 'Team Director/Crew Chief' after Dover in Sept 2006. Chris Andrews has been reassigned to work on special projects. Jeremy Mayfield released after Indy in August 2006; Elliott Sadler took over as of Michigan in August 2006.
20 Tony Stewart
2009
Chevy The Home Depot

Coca-Cola, Old Spice, 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 known changes for 2007.
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER
signed thru
(if known)
MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
21 Ken Schrader
(27 races)
Jon Wood
(10 races)
Ford Little Debbies, Motorcraft,
AIr Force, Ore-Ida, Delimex
Wood Brothers
JTG Racing
Tad Geschickter
Ernie Cope Yates/Roush
Wood will run Las Vegas and Schrader will be in the #47. Air Force returns for 8 races, including Bud Shootout with Schrader and seven points races with Wood. Marcos Ambrose to run up to 10 races in the 2nd team car, #47. Instead of going to 2 teams, the Wood Brothers will have Schrader and Wood share the #21 in 2007, with Schrader running 27 races and Wood 11 in the #21 and maybe a few more in the #47. Cope will be the crew chief, with Michael McSwain overseeing the team.
22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar

Pro-Cert, Hobas Pipe, Tempstar
Bill Davis Kevin Hamlin Bill Davis Racing
Blaney and Caterpillar return in 2007 to BDR with the #22 team. Team switched to Toyota and gets manufacturer support for the first time in years.
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
No known chanegs. Gordon is signed to a longterm deal with Hendrick, DuPont signed up thru 2009.
25 Casey Mears
2009
Chevy GMAC, National Guard

Delphi Automotive, Quaker State, ?Garnier Fructis, ?Mountain Dew
Rick Hendrick Darian Grubb Hendrick
Grubb comes over from the #48 HMS team and replaces Lance McGrew at the beginning of 2007 season, McGrew will stay at Hendrick in a leadership role. National Guard and GMAC will supposedly be co-sponsors, with the Guard coming over from the #16 team. Casey Mears takes over for Vickers, who has signed with Red Bull Racing.
26 Jamie McMurray
2009
Ford Crown Royal, Irwin Tools, Dish Network Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
Larry Carter Yates/Roush
Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group partner up, each owning 50%, Jack Roush to run the team. Carter comes over from MWR at end of 2006 and will crew chief McMurray in 2007. Crown Royal will be the sponsor for 27 races and Irwin of 11 races, no Sharpie or Smirfnoff Ice in 2007. Crew chief Bob Osborne left and went back to the #99 for the final 2 races of 2006. Wally Brown handled the final 2 races of 2006 then headed to Joe Gibbs Racing as an engineer.
29 Kevin Harvick
2009
Chevy Shell/Pennzoil
Reeses/Hershey Foods

GM Goodwrench, Realtree, Snap-On, Bass Pro Shops, Coca-Cola, SKF, Emerson, RoadLoans, Rheem
Richard Childress Todd Berrier Childress
GM Goodwrench leaving after 2006 with Shell to take over as co-primary with Hershey's/Reese's. Harvick reups with RCR thru 2009. This team was the #3 with Dale Earnhardt before he was killed, Childress has no plans to run the #3 any time soon.
31 Jeff Burton
2007
Chevy ?Cingular, AT&T?

SKF, Prilosec, Shell, Lenox Industrial tool
Richard Childress Scott Miller Childress
Prilosec and Lenox will both be primary sponsors in a few races. Looks like Cingular will be back in 2007, at least for the first half of the season, now owned by AT&T could change, stay or end. Burton could be in play as a free agent with his contract over after the 2007 season. Cingular 'supposedly' can only stay as a sponsor if with RCR and the #31 and with the Cingular name NOT AT&T.
34 Kevin Lepage Dodge Oak Gloves
Detoxify
Makoto Ginger Dressing
Brad Jenkins
Front Row Motorsports
Jimmy Means
Randy Seals Ernie Elliott
Makoto Ginger Dressing and Detoxify to sponsor the car at Daytona. Has teamed up with RJ Racing and plans to run the full season with Lepage.
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
36 Jeremy Mayfield
2009
Toyota 360 OTC Gail Davis
Bill Davis Racing
Derrick Finley TRD
Davis will field a 2nd team, #36 for Mayfield with new sponsor 360 OTC. Mayfield supposedly is signed thru 2009 as is 360 OTC.
37 Bill Elliott
Chad Chaffin
Dodge Huddle House
(Daytona)
John Carter
RJ Racing
Mark Tutor Ernie Elliott
Huddle House will sponsor Elliott at Speedweeks in Daytona. Elliott scheduled to attempt the races at Daytona in Feb. 2007 and tested at Las Vegas in Jan. Elliott will run a limited schedule with the team and Chaffin will run the rest of the races as the team plans to run the full season. Using 2006 Owners points from the #61, which was outside the top 35.
38 David Gilliland
2009
Ford M&M's

Pedigree, Combos, CitiFinancial, Pennzoil, Wix Filters, Mac Tools, Raybestos
Doug Yates Todd Parrott Yates/Roush
Rumor had Gordon/Menard could buy 50% of the team [the #88] or merge with RYR, but the deal fell thru. Elliott Sadler left after Watkins Glen in 2006, Gilliland takes over as of Michigan in August 2006, will not run for 2007 ROTY. Looks like the team will stay with the #38 and not change to #28 as was rumored. Todd Parrott comes back to Yates from the Petty's #43 after Indy in August of 2006, and took over crew chief job at Michigan in August 2006. Barraclough replaced Tommy Baldwin before Indy in 2006 for two races. Elliott Sadler had been signed thru 2008 but had an out clause he exercised. M&M's is supposedly signed thru 2008.
40 David Stremme Dodge Coor's Light (18 races)
Tums (1 race)

Target, Snap-On, Kennametal, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Steve Lane Ernie Elliott
Lonestar was to be the primary sponsor for 17 races, but Ganassi and Lonestar parted ways just before the Daytona 500. Tums to be primary at Chicago. Ganassi has been rumored to possibly be going to Toyota, but that rumor has been denied. Lane became crew chief early in 2006.
41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target
Tums (1 Race)

Energizer, Discount Tires, FugiFilm, Snap-On, STP, Kleenex, Cheerios, Gillette, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Jimmy Elledge Ernie Elliott
Tums will be the primary sponsor at Texas in April. Ganassi has been rumored to possibly be going to Toyota, but that rumor has been denied.
42 Juan Pablo Montoya
ROTY
Dodge Texaco/Havoline
Big Red Gum (3 races)

Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya
Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Donnie Wingo Ernie Elliott
Big Red Gum (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co) will be the primary sponsor in three 2007 races [not named yet]. Montoya to leave F-1 and run for Ganassi in 2007. Casey Mears leave at end of 2006 to go to #25 Hendrick team. Ganassi denied his IRL driver Dan Wheldon is a candiate, no other drivers rumored, Ganassi has been rumored to possibly be going to Toyota, but that rumor has been denied. Texaco is supposedly signed thru 2007.
43 Bobby Labonte
2007
Dodge Cheerios

Pop Secret, Betty Crocker, Bugles, Hamburger Helper, Chex, Ferguson, Sprint, OMP, Olympia Steel Bldgs
Petty Enterprises Paul Andrews Evernham
No known changes. Andrews came over midway thru the 2006 season
44 Dale Jarrett
2008
Toyota UPS

Dow Automotive
Michael Waltrip Racing Matt Borland TRD
Dow Automotive comes aboard as a major associate. Borland named crew chief in Dec 2006, comes over from Penske Racing and #12-Newman. Waltrip got the #44 being used by Hendrick for Terry Labonte in 2006 and controlled by Petty. Jarrett and UPS come over from RYR in 2007, 2 year deal thru 2008. Jarrett and UPS ran the #88 at RYR for years.
45 Kyle Petty
?
Dodge Martahon Oil
Wells Fargo
NTB/Tire Kingdom
Coca-Cola
Olympia Steel Bldgs
Petty Enterprises Billy Wilburn Evernham
Petty will broadcast the races on TNT, five in the booth and one on the car [Sonoma], so the team will use a yet un-named driver for five races at Pocono, MIS, NHIS, Daytona and Chicago. Marathon [14 up from 4], Tire Kingdom [7] and Wells Fargo {12] do return. Coca-Cola supposedly will be the sponsor at LMS in May. Schwans won't return as a sponsor. Wilburn came aboard mid season 2006, Andrews went over to the #43.
48 Jimmie Johnson
2010
Chevy Lowe's Home Improvent

Quaker State
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus Hendrick
Engineer Darian Grubb moves over to HMS's #25 team to become the crew chief for Casey Mears. Johnson, Knaus and Lowe's signed thru 2010.
49 Mike Bliss Dodge ? BAM Racing
Beth Ann Morgenthau
Tony Morgenthau
Lee McCall Evernham
WhatsOnline.com is no longer on the car as of Daytona, no word what happened. Bliss returns to drive; McCall comes over from Ganassi Racing and the team will use Evernham Engines instead of Arrington. Crew chief David Hyder left at the end of 2006 and went to MWR #55. Plans are to have Bliss back for 2007 if a deal can be reached. WhatsOnline.com supposedly will be the full sponsor for 2007. Hyder named crew chief after California in Sept.
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER
signed thru
(if known)
MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA

Coca Cola, Klaussner, Burger King, UPS, Domino's Pizza, Best Western
Michael Waltrip
Doug Bawel
Scott Eggleston
(interim)
David Hyder
(suspended)
TRD
After a huge penalty at Daytona in Feb, Hyder was suspended indefinitely and fined a record $100k. Eggleston takes over as the interin crew chief. Hyder named crew chief in Dec 2006, comes over from #49 BAM Racing team. Waltrip's own team with Toyota as the Manu, keeps NAPA and has two other teams, #00-David Reutimann and #44-Dale Jarrett with UPS.
66 Jeff Green Chevy Best Buy, Sandisk, Microsoft

Haas Automation
Gene Haas
Haas Automation
Harold Holly Hendrick
Crew chiefs Holly and Robert "Bootie" Barker swapped jobs after Charlotte in Oct 2006 with Barker going to the #00 Haas CNC Racing Busch team. Moving to a larger shop in Kannapolis NC and will field a 2nd team with the #70 and Johnny Sauter.
70 Johnny Sauter Chevy Yellow Transportation

Haas Automation
Gene Haas
Haas Automation
Bootie Barker Hendrick
Will move up from Busch [#00 car] to the #70 Chevy with Yellow Transportation as the sponsor. Barker takes over as Team Manager and will remain the crew chief.
78 Kenny Wallace
2008
Chevy Furniture Row Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Jay Guy Dave Capriotti
Hendrick (Daytona 500)
Guy takes over as crew chief with Joe Garone doing more of a management role. Wallace signed a 2-year deal to run full time and cannot run the Busch series without the team permission.
83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull Energy Drink Dany Bahar
Dietrich Mateschitz
Red Bull Racing
Doug Richert TRD
Richert named crew chief in Dec 2006. Vickers named the driver on June 25th, the team will run two teams.
84 A.J. Allmendinger
ROTY
2009
Toyota Red Bull Dany Bahar
Dietrich Mateschitz
Red Bull Racing
Ricky Viers TRD
Allmendiner was named full time driver of this car in Oct 2006 along with Viers as crew chief.
88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers

Pedigree Dog Food, Combos
Robert Yates Butch Hylton Yates/Roush
The team will use the #88 in 2007 as Texaco squashed the use of the #28, citing a prior agreement with Yates. Rudd to run full 2007 season with Snickers being the sponsor for 29 races and Pedigree and Combos sponsoring the other seven races. Hylton will supposedly return as the crew chief. Yates maye switch from #88 to #28. Butch Hylton took over for Slugger Labbe before Indy in 2006. Dale Jarrett and sponsor UPS left at end of 2006 and go to MWR and Toyota.
96 Tony Raines
2007
Chevy Texas Instruments DLP Products Hall of Fame Racing
Troy Aikman
Roger Staubach
Bill Saunders
Brandon Thomas Joe Gibbs Racing
Thomas took over as of Charlotte in Oct 2006. Philippe Lopez remains as competition director. Raines will be back full time in 2007, the team may run a 2nd team to compete in the COT races with a full season planned in 2008.
99 Carl Edwards
2009
Ford Office Depot Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
Bob Osbourne Yates/Roush
Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group partner up, each owning 50%, Jack Roush to run the team. Osbourne returned for the final two races of 2006 and full time in 2007 after going to the #26 Ford of McMurray early in the season. 2006 crew chief Wally Brown headed to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2007 as an engineer.
KNOWN PART TIME TEAMS
CAR#
(click #
for news)
DRIVER
signed thru
(if known)
MANU SPONSOR LISTED OWNER CREW CHIEF ENGINES
NOTES.................
?91* ?David Green ?Toyota ? Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports
Eddie D'Hondt
Bob and Bill Riley
? ?
Two teams in the NASCAR Busch Series, as well as a Nextel Cup Series team competing in as many as five Nextel Cup "Car of Tomorrow" events.
02* Brandon Ash Dodge ? Ed Ash Ed Ash ?
Not sure on 2007 plans, typically runs the west coast races like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Infineon Raceway and California.
03* Todd Bodine Toyota ? Germain Racing Mike Hillman Jr. TRD
Plans have been scaled back to run just a few events, supposedly to start at Indy in July, plans were run 15 Cup races in 2007, supposedly only Car of Tomorrow [COT] events.
04* Eric McClure Chevy Hefty Brand

Crabby Joe's
Morgan McClure Motorsports Robert Larkins Morgan-McClure
Will attempt the Daytona 500, may attempt a few more races in 2007.
08* Trevor Boys Chevy Gsmdashboards.com
Industro Tools
Chixcanfix.com
H&K Motorsports
Eddie Kucharski
Cicero Scott ?
Latest reports have the team planning on attempting all the 2007 Cup races. Plans are to run ARCA and get their NASCAR licenses and run some Trucks and Cup races in 2007. Boys last ran in Cup back in 1993.
09* Mike Wallace Chevy Miccosukee Indian Gaming James Finch
Phoenix Racing
Fred Wanke RCR
looks like Wallace will run a few races in 2007, the team has switched from Ford/Dodge to Chevy as has the Phoenix Racing #1 Busch Series team.
23* Mike Skinner Toyota ? Gail Davis
Bill Davis Racing
Tommy Baldwin TRD
Skinner will attempt the Daytona 500 in a third BDR Toyota, also tested at Las Vegas in Jan.
27* Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy Lilly Trucking

Minnesota Mdewakanton Dakota Oyate
Kirk Shelmerdine Phil Harris Pro-Motors
Tested for the Daytona 500 in Jan 2007, no word of 2007 plans.
30* Stanton Barrett Chevy ? Ware Racing ? ?
Barrett tested at Daytona in Jan 2007 in the #30. Attempted some races in 2006 in the #52 and #30.
33* Scott Wimmer Chevy Holiday Inn Richard Childress/RCR Pat Smith RCR
Wimmer will run at least two races in 2007 with Holiday Inn as the sponsor and 17 races for RCR in the #29 Busch car.
39* Regan Smith
ROTY
Chevy ? Ginn Racing
Bobby Ginn
Jay Frye
Doug Randolph Hendrick
Smith tested the #39 at Daytona and Las Vegas in Jan. 2007, plans are to attempt the Daytona 500 and possibly a few other races in this car. Smith is slated to run 16 races in the #01 and share with Mark Martin.
47* Marcos Ambrose
(2 races)
Jon Wood
(1 race)
Ken Schrader
(1 race)
Ford Team Australia/Aussie Vineyards
?
Wood Brothers
JTG Racing
Tad Geschickter
? Yates/Roush
Ambrose to run at least the two road course races [Infineon Raceway and Watkins Glen] and up to 8 more races. Schrader is scheduled to run this car at Las Vegas. Wood is scheduled to run in this car at Texas in April.
58* James Hylton
?Damon Lusk
Chevy GrahamFest, Retirement Living TV
?
J.C. Weaver
Hylton Motorsports
James Hylton, Jr.
James Hylton
RCR
Hylton will attempt the Daytona 500. Lusk MAY attempt the first COT race at Bristol in March with Hylton as the crew chief. Plans supposedly are to run a total of 19 Cup races in 2007.
60* Boris Said Ford SoBe No Fear Energy Drink Boris Said
Mark Simo
Frank Stoddard
No Fear Racing
Frank Stoddard Roush-Yates
Plans to run at least seven races: Bud Shootout, Daytona 500, both Talladega's, Sonoma, Watkins Glen and Daytona in July
71* Frank Kimmel Ford Fast Track Racing Andy Hillenburg ? ?Roush-Yates
Kimmel to attempt a one-off deal with Hillenburg to run the 2007 Daytona 500.
72* Brandon Whitt
ROTY
Chevy ?

Dutch Quality Stone, Metal Wear Jeans, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Foothills Chiropractic
CJM Racing
Bryan & Tony Mullet
Sammy Speaks Richard Childress Racing
Just before the Gatorade Duels at Daytona, Speaks takes over for Doug George. The team pans to run a limited schedule in 2007, in at least 15 races [all non COT races], could be more if a sponsor is found. Will use RCR engines in 2007. Looking for a primary sponsor in 2007. Attempted some race in 2006.
74* Derrike Cope Dodge ? Raynard McGlynn Dom Turse ?
Supposedly will attempt to run the full 2007 saeason with Cope back as the driver, but didn't test at Daytona in Jan 2007 for the Daytona 500.
80* Aric Almirola Chevy ? Joe Gibbs Racing ? JGR
Almirola could run some races in this car. Tested the car at Las Vegas. Could be the 4th JGR Cup team to run in 2008 or 2009.
89* Morgan Shepherd Dodge Victory in Jesus Racing Ministries Cindy Shepherd John Graham Barnes & Reese Racing Engines
Didn't test at Daytona or Las Vegas in January 2007. Faith Motorsportsplans to run a limited 2007 season and could run full season if additional sponsorship is found. Team sold in mid 2006 to CJM Racing [#72].
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?32 ? ?Chevy ? Cal Wells
PPI Motorsports
?Gary Putnam ?RCR
Let most of it's people go, crew went to MWR. Team may not field a car in 2007. Kvapil will run the #6 Truck for Roush Racing in 2007, so the team is looking for a new driver and sponsor. Tide leaves after 2006, supposedly leaving the sport. Wells is not signed with a manufacturer in 2007 and is supposedly looking at all manu. Wells wants a 2nd team, but has had no luck finding a sponsor.
52* Larry Gunselman
Donnie Neuenberger
Chevy ? AD Motorsports
Donnie Neuenberger
Austin Cox
Rick Ware
? ?
No word on 2007 plans.
61 ? Dodge ? Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
Randy Seals ?
FRM partnered up with the #37 RJ Racing team, this team will be renumbered the #37. Front Row Motorsports bought the team in April 2006 from Peak Motorsports.
71* ?Jason Leffler ?Toyota ? Todd Braun ? ?
Planned to run a race in late 2006, no word on 2007 plans in Cup.
?77 ?Sam Hornish
?Bill Wease?
suspended operations for 2006
Dodge ?Kodak Penske Racing South ? Penske Jasper
Could run Wease part time or full time in 2007 if the team comes, could change car numbers also, but have heard NOTHING about the team. Back Bawel took the #77 owners points and joined up with Waltip 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.
?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. Owned by former NFL great Tim Brown.
92* ? Dodge
Chevy
? Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
(not from ESPN)
Jimmy Means
? Pro-Motors
Looks like the team will not run the #92 team in 2007, using the #34 and #37 [was the old #61]. Tested the #92 at Daytona with Lepage, but will run the #34.
94 ? ? ? Keith Coleman Racing Keith Montgomery ?
Moving up part-time in 2006 from the Busch Series, supposedly will try to run the full 2007 season.
95* Stanton Barrett Chevy ? Stanton Barrett Mike Dayton ?
Looks like Barrett will run some races in 2007 in the #30 with Ware Racing. The #95 disappeared after 16 races in 2006, no word on 2007 plans.
?* Greg Sacks Ford ? Daytona Speed Inc.
Greg Sacks
James Wilsberg
Paul Sacks Roush-Yates
No word on 2007 plans as Sacks was supposed to run many 2006 races and didn't. The #13 will be used by MB2 Motorsports, so Sacks will need a new number IF he comes back.



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