2010 NASCAR SPRINT CUP TEAM / DRIVER CHART

(the silly season chart)
Updated 11-19-2010

2011 Silly Season Chart

2010 Pit Crew Chart
Start of 2010 Season Sprint Cup Team's no changes
2010 Nationwide Series Chart
2010 Camping World Truck Series Chart
2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Team Chart
Start of 2009 Season Sprint Cup Team's no changes

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


2010 Rookie of the Year
Candidates (ROTY)

#34/#37/#38-Kevin Conway (did not run the Daytona 500)

#09/#46-Terry Cook [has no ride]

seven is the most Sprint Cup races a driver can run in a season and still run for ROTY
#12-Keselowski is not eligible in 2010 as he ran more then seven races in 2009
rules and info about the Rookie of the Year program can be found on:
Jayski's 2010 Rookie of the Year Page

NOTE on YELLOW STRIPES:
sometimes a driver not up for the ROTY award may run the yellow stripes on the
back bumper of the car if running on a race track the driver has never competed on before



Potential Free Agents for 2011
Possible Available Sprint Cup Crew Chiefs



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.

CHART KEYS

* part time team
? unknown or a rumor for that section
ROTY = Rookie of the Year Candidate
Red Font = new driver, sponsor, car#, owner, crew chief..etc
A team in all red = new full time or part time team for this season

2010 NASCAR SPRINT CUP TEAM CHART
Teams Scheduled to run Full Time
CAR#
(click # for news)
DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
00 David Reutimann
2013
Toyota
2012
Aaron's Dream Machine
(24 races)
Tums
(5 races)
Best Western
(1 race)
Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Rodney Childers Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Reutimann & MWR signed to stay thru 2013 (7-11-2010). MWR signed with Toyota thru 2012. Tums will be the sponsor for five races and Best Western for one (11-14-2009). Reutimann will return in 2010, Aaron's will be back for abour 20 races (11-7-2009).
09 Bobby Labonte
(2000 Champ)
Mike Bliss
Terry Cook
Landon Cassill
Chevy ? James Finch
Phoenix Racing
Nick Harrison Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Labonte to run the car at Daytona thru at least Indianapolis (7-9-2010). Cassill ran the car at Michigan in June, making his first career start (6-7-2010). Cook attempted to make the race in Pocono but didn't qualify (6-5-2010). Bliss leaves the #36 team and replace Aric Almirola who left to run full time in the truck series. Bliss takes over the ride as of Texas in April (4-13-2010). Miccosukee Indian Gaming left as as the primary sponsor just before Daytona Speedweeks, the team is looking for a sponsor, unknown if the team will run the full season (2-5-2010). Will run Chevy with Earnhardt Childress engines (1-30-2010). Almirola named the driver with the team planning on running full time in 2010 no word on manufacturer (1-10-2010). Team plans to run full-time in 2010, no driver named yet, but many are rumored (11-9-2009). Brad Keselowski is headed to the #12 Penske Racing team in 2010, no word on plans for this team in 2010 (9-1-2009). The team ran a full season in 2009, with three drivers. Keselowski ran a Chevy and won at Talladega in April, Finch's first Cup win. The team ran the rest of the races in Dodges with Marlin and Bliss. Ron Fellows ran the road courses in a Chevy.(7-14-2009)
1 Jamie McMurray
2010?
Chevy Bass Pro Shops (22 races)
GE Reveal
McDonald's (12 races)
Sauve
(1 race)
Phillips Norelco
(1 race)
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Teresa Earnhardt
Chip Ganassi
Kevin Manion Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
McDonald's & Bass Pro Shops will retun in 2011, all indication are McMurray will return in 2011 (11-1-2010). McDonald's signs on to be primary sponsor for about 11 races (3-26-2010). McMurray named to the ride under a one-year deal with Bass Pro Shops as the sponsor for about half the races (11-19-2009). EGR was rumored to be considering moving to Toyota, but will stay with Chevy (11-8-2009). Aric Almirola took EGR to court but settled and will run in the Truck Series and #09 Cup team in 2010. Martin Truex Jr. leaves EGR and goes to the #56 NAPA Toyota of Michael Waltrip Racing. Bass Pro Shops is signed thru 2010 per EGR for about half the season. Crew Chief Kevin Manion is signed thru 2010 and will stay at EGR for the season.
2 Kurt Busch
2014
(2004 Champion)
Dodge Miller Lite Penske Racing
Roger Penske
Steve Addington Penske
Busch re-newed with Penske thru at least 2014, will move to the #22 Dodge in 2011 with Pennzoil as the sponsor (7-29-2010). Penske picked up the option on Busch's contract. Busch can talk to other teams, but Penske has the right to match the offer and keep Busch (1-19-2010). Addington named the crew chief (12-14-2009). Crew chief Pat Tryson left at end of 2009 season and to become the #56 MWR crew chief for Martin Truex Jr (9-11-2009). Busch says he is signed for many more years, no word on exactly how many, but rumors have him as a free agent at end of 2010 (7-9-2009)
CAR#
(click # for news)
DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
5 Mark Martin
2011
Chevy GoDaddy.com
(20 races)
Delphi
(2 races)
Carquest
(8 races)
Hendrickcars.com
(1 race)
eBay.com Motors
(Martinsville)
Rick Hendrick Alan Gustafson Hendrick Motorsports
Kasey Kahne signs with Hendrick Motorsports to run the #5 Chevy in 2012 and probably a third SHR car in 2011 (4-13-2010). Hendrickcars.com sponsors the car at Atlanta in March. Car doesn't have a primary sponsor for 6 races (3-5-2010). Kelloggs leave and goes to the #99 Ford of Carl Edwards, being primary for 2 races and an associate for the season (11-24-2009). Carquest returns and will be the primary for 5 races in 2010 (11-13-2009). Delphi will be the primary sponsor for two races in 2010 (11-3-2009). GoDaddy.com will sponsor Martin for 20 races a season thru 2011. Martin adds another year to his full-time deal thru 2011.
6 David Ragan
2011
Ford UPS
UPS Frieght
(2 races)
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Drew Blickensderfer Yates/Roush
Blickensderfer takes over for Donnie Wingo after New Hampsire in September. No word on Wingo's plans (9-22-2010). Wingo moves to the #6 car as the crew chief after the #26 team shuts down and former #6 crew chief Jimmy Fennig moves to Roush's R&D (11-25-2009). UPS signed a multi-year deal thru 2011, and Roush's Geoff Smith said UPS and Ragan will return in 2010 and is signed with UPS thru 2011. Roush trims down to four teams from five AFTER the 2009 season with the #26 team shuttering and Jamie McMurray heading to the #1 EGR team
7 Kevin Conway
Robby Gordon
Ted Musgrave
Pocono - June
Bobby Labonte
New Hampshire - June
Toyota SPEED Energy Drink
Extenze
Menards / MAPEI
Speed Factory
Warner Brothers Music
Monster Energy Drink
Polaris
Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon Motorsports
BAM Racing
Steve Lane ?
Gordon back in the #7 car at Talladega thru at least Phoenix after Conway almost fell out of the top 35 in owners points while driving the #7 with Gordon's new energy drink as the sponsor (11-5-2010). Conway took over the car at Bristol and was to finish the season in the #7, bring sponsor Extenze with hi,. Gordon may run some races in the #07 Toyota (9-1-2010). Menards / MAPEI sponsors the car at Chicago (7-9-2010), Labonte to run the #7 car at New Hampshire after leaving the #71 TRG ride, no idea on further plans (6-23-2010). Yet another new crew chief, nothing official announced, but reports have Gene Nead as the crew chief (6-10-2010). Looks like a new crew chief for Robby as Samuel Stanley is listed on the entry form as the crew chief. Former crew chiwd Iain Watt will stay on as an engineer (4-8-2010). Former #98/#2 crew chief, Larry Carter is helping out as a consultant (3-6-2010). Monster Energy Drink to sponsor Gordon in a few races, including the Daytona 500 and Las vegas, then TBA. After a failed attempt to make the Daytona 500, the #49 BAM Racing team scaled back and will only run with Robby Gordon in the #7 Toyota for a while. If Gordon attempts to make the Indy 500, he will need a driver for some races in May. The Warner Brothers Music sponsorship has been switched over to the #7 car (3-23-2010). Gordon may run a BAM car at California, but use the #7 (1-27-2010). Iain Watt named crew chief for Robby Gordon Motorsports. Watt, who worked at Gillett Evernham Motorsports starting in 2007 and was director of performance engineering prior to the merger with Yates Racing at the end of last season, has an extensive racing background in IndyCar racing and sports cars (1-25-2010). Formed an alliance with BAM Racing, #49 Toyota team (1-8-2010). Crew chief Doug Richert left and went to the new #90 Keyed Up Motorsports team, no word on a crew chief (1-6-2010). Mapei will not return as a sponsor in 2010. Menards could sponsor a couple races (12-12-2009). Gordon says he has sponsorship for eight races in 2010 and if no more are found, may cut back to a part-time schedule (11-20-2009). Richert named crew chief after Charlotte in Oct. Supposedly former crew chief Kirk Almquist will retire and head back to Calif (10-20-2009). Jim Beam will not return to the #7 and is leaving NASCAR after 2009 (9-22-2009). No word of any manufacturer changes for 2010 after changing from Chevy to Ford [2007] to Dodge [2008] to Toyota [2009].
9 Aric Almirola
Kasey Kahne
2010
Ford Budweiser Richard Petty Motorsports
George N. Gillett, Jr.
Richard Petty
Max Jones
Kenny Francis Yates/Roush
Almirola named to drive the car at Martinsville, no word who will drive the car for the final four races (10-20-2010). Kahne was released after arguing with the team at Charlotte and looks to be headed to the his 2011 ride, #83 Red Bull Racing (10-20-2010). Kahne will leave at the end of the 2010 season and go to Hendrick Motorsports in some fashion for 2011, and to the #5 Chevy in 2012 (4-13-2010). Ran a white US Olympics scheme at Daytona and Auto Club (2-11-2010). Kahne says he will look around at other teams since his contact is up at the end of 2010 and RPM is in turmoil with all ther mergers. Since Kahne has been at 'Evernham' they merged with Gillett, then Richard Petty and now with Yates Racing. At one time those three teams had 8-9 teams and now are at 4. (11-20-2009). RPM merges with Yates Racing in 2010 and run Fords with Kahne, Sadler, Allmendinger & Menard, Sorenson is the driver out and is looking for a 2010 ride. No word what car numbers will be used, but bet on #9, #19 & #43 staying, with #44 and #98 as the other number or a new number like #28 or #38 (9-10-2009). Budweiser signed in 2009 to a multi-year deal and Kahne is signed thru 2010.
11 Denny Hamlin
2010
Casey Mears
standby for 2 races
Toyota FedEx Express
FedEx Freight
FedEx Ground
FedEx Office
Joe Gibbs Racing Mike Ford Joe Gibbs Racing
Hamlin had knee surgery for a torn ACL on March 31st. Casey Mears was on call for Phoenix and Texas in April in case Hamlin needed a sub but Hamlin staying in the car and even won at Texas.(6-10-2010). Ran a March of Dimes scheme at Phoenix in April (6-10-2010). Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the car for two races in 2009 and will not return to JGR in 2010 (12-10-2009). No changes known but Hamlin supposedly will be in a contract year and could move on.
CAR#
(click # for news)
DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
12 Brad Keselowski Dodge Verizon
(with no logos)
Mopar/Dodge
Penske Racing
Roger Penske
Jay Guy Penske
Will move to the #2 and Miller Lite in 2011 (7-29-2010). Will run a red scheme for a few races to support Dodge / Mopar. Jay Guy comes over from the #78 Furniture Row Racing team to crew chief for Keselowski. Former crew chief Roy McCauley remains with Penske Racing and assumes a leadership role within the organization (11-30-2009). Brad Keselowski took over this ride at Texas in November 2009 with a new white paint scheme, the same scheme for 2010, will run full-time in 2010 and also run for the team in the Nationwide Series. David Stremme left after Talladega in November and is looking for a ride. Stremme supposedly reached a settlement with the team over his 2010 salary as he was signed thru 2010 (9-1-2009). Penske has denied any manufacturer changes in 2010 and will remain the only Sprint Cup team with Dodge support (7-13-2009). Verizon is signed thru 2010 and plans to continue to sponsor the team thru 2010, but will not be allowed to use its logos on the car
13 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO Germain Racing Bootie Barker TRIAD
Mears took over after Bristol in AUgust and will be the full time driver in 2011. GEICO was scheduled to be the sponsor for 18 races, add the final three of 2010 (11-11-2010). Rumors have Mears in the car starting at richmond in Sept, and another driver(s) in at Bristol and Atlanta as start-and-park (8-9-2010). Planned to run a limited schedule of about 20 races in 2010 but has attempted all the races so far in 2010 and may keep trying to see if it can get in the top-35 of owners points (4-11-2010)
14 Tony Stewart
(2002,2005 Champion)
Chevy Office Depot
(22 races)
Old Spice
(14 races)
Burger King
(2 races)
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Darien Grubb Hendrick Motorsports
Stewart dismisses any plans for a 3rd team. Old Spice will not return to the team or NASCAR after 2010. Kasey Kahne signs with Hendrick Motorsports to run the #5 Chevy in 2012 and probably a third SHR car in 2011 (4-13-2010). Burger King will be the primary sponsor at the All-Sttar race in May and Dautona in July. No word of any changes on the #14 team in 2010 and all sponsors will return. No plans to expand to three teams in 2010
16 Greg Biffle
2011
Ford 3M, Post-It, Red Cross
U.S. Census (3 races)
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
Greg Erwin Yates/Roush
U.S. Census will be the primary sponsor for three races in March: Atlanta, Bristol and Martinsville. Biffle is signed thru 2011 and 3M returns as the primary sponsor in most of the 2010 races. Roush trimed down to four teams from five AFTER the 2009 season with the #26 team shuttering and Jamie McMurray heading to the #1 EGR team
17 Matt Kenseth
2011+
(2003 Champion)
Ford Crown Royal
(35 races)
Valvoline
(3 races)
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Jimmy Fennig
(interim)
Yates/Roush
Fennig takes over after Infineon in June until a replacement can be found. Former crew chief Todd Parrott goes to Roush's R&R Dept, then as the crew chief of the #19 team, named after daytona in July (6-23/7-6-2010). Todd Parrott named the crew chief after the 2010 Daytona 500 with former crew chief Drew Blickensderfer will assume a role in Roush Fenway’s research and development department (2-17-2010). Crown Royal adds more races and will serve as the primary sponsor for 35 Sprint Cup Series races in 2010 [of 38 races counting the Bud Shootout & All-Star race)(2-5-2010). Supposedly Valvoline will sponsor the car for three races in 2010, no idea which races (12-10-2009). Crown Royal will be the sponsor for 18 races in 2010, moving over from the #26 team which will closed after the 2009 season (7-28-2009). DeWalt Tools will NOT return at the primary sponsor for the team in 2010. DeWalt had sponsored the team for roughly 25-30 races a season since 1999. Irwin Tools, which was on the #26 Roush team, will not return to sponsor a car in 2010 but take over the naming rights for the August Bristol night race. Looks like USG, Carhartt or R&L Carriers will not return in 2010 as primary sponsors for any races (7-23-2009). Roush trimed down to four teams from five AFTER the 2009 season with the #26 team shuttering and Jamie McMurray heading to the #1 EGR team (and then winning the Daytona 500)
18 Kyle Busch
2011+
Toyota M&M's (25 races)
Snickers (2 races)
Pedigree (3 races)
Double Mint Gum (2 race)
Interstate Batteries (6 races)
Joe Gibbs Racing Dave Rogers Joe Gibbs Racing
JGR signed Busch to a new multi-year contract good thru at least 2012, but no ned year was mentioned (1-19-2010). Rogers named as crew chief as of Texas in November 2009, former crew chief Steve Addington ended up leaving JGR and becoing the crew chief for Kyle's brother Kurt at the #2 Penske Racing team. All sponsors return in 2010, and all paint schemes are posted. Busch is signed thru 2010 (7-9-2009)
19 Elliott Sadler
2010
Ford Stanley Tools
(20 races)
Hunt Brothers Pizza
(6 races)
U.S. Air Force
(5 races)
Richard Petty Motorsports
George N. Gillett, Jr.
Richard Petty
Max Jones
Todd Parrott Yates/Roush
Sadler plans to leave RPM at end of 2011, but could stay (7-9-2010). Parrott takes over as crew chief after Daytona in July, replacing Wally Rogers (7-6-2010). Stanley Tools to sponsor the car for 20 races, Hunt Brothers Pizza for 6 and the U.S. Air Force for 5 races. Best Buy / Isignia moves from the #19 car to the #43 for a partial season, with the teams still needing to find other sponsors for some races (10-28-2009). Per some paint schemes released, looks like Stanley Tools will be back as a primary sponsor and Best Buy in some form (10-19-2009). RPM merges with Yates Racing in 2010 and run Fords with Kahne, Sadler, Allmendinger & Menard, Sorenson is the driver out and is looking for a 2010 ride (8-28-2009).
CAR#
(click # for news)
DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
20 Joey Logano
2011?
Toyota Home Depot Joe Gibbs Racing Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Racing
Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the car for twop races in 2009 and will not returen to JGR in 2010 (12-10-2009). No word on any changes in 2010 or if Farm Bureau Insurance will sponsor any races in 2010 (7-11-2009)
24 Jeff Gordon
2013/lifetime
(1995,1997,1998,2001
Champion)
Chevy DuPont Finishes
National Guard
(8 races)
Pepsi Max
(2 races)
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Steve Letarte Hendrick Motorsports
DuPont and National Guard return in 2010, National Guard for 8 races, and Pepsi Max will be the sponsor of the car at Las Vegas in February and Auto Club Speedway in October. No changes heard for the team. DuPont is signed thru 2010. Gordon is signed to a long term 'lifetime' deal with Hendrick, plans to drive at least thru 2013.
26 Patrick Carpentier
J.J. Yeley
Jeff Green
Ken Schrader
Bill Elliott
David Stremme
Boris Said
Ford Air National Guard
Window World Cars
(Daytona 500)
Bill Jenkins
Latitude 43 Motor Sports
Frankie Stoddard Yates/Roush
Carpentier ran the car at Michigan and Atlanta, Green in at Bristol and Richmond. Owner said he will use the best driver he can find each week, no just one driver, to finish out the season (9-5-2010). David Stremme left the team after Pocono due to differences with the team. Boris Said also left the team a few weeks before that. Carpentier drove at Watkins Glen and could drive additional races (8-11-2010). Patrick Carpentier to run the car at Watkins Glen, Said will run the #83 Toyota and is not available, Stremme to return to the seat at MIS (7-29-2010). Stremme stepped in to run the short tracks at Bristol and Martinsville in March (3-18-2010). Said says the team plans to attempt at least the first five races of 2010, Roush Fenway Racing will provide the cars and engines. Said reports that the team could start-and-park if need be (1-29-2010). Roush fashioned a "comprehensive services contract" with Latitude 43 Motorsports that gives the new team a guaranteed start in the season-opening Daytona 500 using the 2009 owners' points accrued by Roush Fenway's #26 Ford. Jenkins has hired North Haverhill, N.H. native Frank Stoddard as crew chief. Said was rumored, but been told he will be the driver. Darnell could come over from Roush to run for Rookie of the Year as he doesn't have a 2010 ride (1-14-2010). Crew chief Donnie Wingo moves to the #6 car as the crew chief for David Ragan with Jimmy Fennig working on Roush Fenway's R&D team. Driver Jamie McMurray left and will drive the #1 Chevy for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in 2010 (11-27-2009). Look for Roush to sell the owners points for the #26 or the #6 and the #6 using the #26 owners points, which was better in 2009. Look for a team like Front Row Motorsports 2nd team, #37 to get the owners points, since they moved to Ford and will get engines from Yates/Roush and techincal support from Ford. FRM #34 team is already in the top 35 in owners points. Roush needed to trim down to four teams from five AFTER the 2009 season and the #26 team ended up being the team that was shuttered (11-23-2009)
29 Kevin Harvick
2010
Chevy Shell/Pennzoil
Pennzoil Ultra
(2 races)
Reese's/Hershey Foods
(1 race)
Richard Childress Gil Martin Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Reeses's will sponsor the car at Richmond in May. Pennzoil Ultra colors will run at Las Vegas and the All-Star race. Harvick & Childress announced on August 31st that Harvick will return to the #29 car in 2010. No word if Reese's will be back in 2010 (8-31-2009). Childress issued a statement saying Shell and Harvick are both signed thru 2010 and will return next season. Harvick has been non-commital (7-26-2009). Harvick supposedly had asked to be released from his contract to go elsewhere in 2010, possibly to Stewart Haas Racing in a third team. Shell is signed thru 2010 and had been rumored to be leaving, but RCR says they will be back. RCR is rumored to be downsizing to 2-3 cars in 2010, but nothing official has been announced (7-13-2009)
31 Jeff Burton
2011
Chevy Caterpillar
Lenox Industrial Tools
Prilosec OTC
Richard Childress Todd Berrier Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Looks like Lenox Industrial Tools and Prilosec OTC will return in 2010 to sponsor the car in some form (12-12-2009). Todd Berrier took over the crew chief duties after Martinsville in October with former crew chief Scott Miller taking over as RCR's director of competition (10-21-2009). Caterpillar is back in 2010 and Burton is signed thru 2011, no changes expected. RCR is deopa to three cars and closes the #07 due to lack of sponsor
33 Clint Bowyer
2011
Chevy General Mills/Cheerios
BB&T
(9 races)
The Hartford
(3 races)
Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Bobby Ginn
Shane Wilson Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
BB&T will sponsor the car for nine races in 2010 and The Hartford will be back for 3 races (1-14-2010). Cheerios / General Mills came aboard starting in 2009 and returns for 2010. RCR dropped the #07 team when a sponsor could not be found and will run a three-car team in 2010 (1-13-2010)
CAR#
(click # for news)
DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
34 Travis Kvapil
David Gilliland
Dave Blaney
Tony Raines
Ford Long John Silver's
Taco Bell
A&W
Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing
Doug Yates

Bob Jenkins
Brian Burns Yates/Roush
Kvapil, Gilliland, Blaney/Raines, chnage up week to week between the #34, #37, #38 rides (10-21-2010). Brian Burns takes over as crew chief at Auto Club in Oct (10-6-2010). Looks like Kvapil takes over for the rest of the season (8-25-2010). Conway and sponsor Extenze parted ways with the team after Watkins Glen in August. Raines to drive at Michigan and Bristol (8-13-2010). Rumors had Conway and sponsor Extenze departing the team after the race at Watkins Glen, but the rumors were denied by Extenze reps (8-9-2010). As of August 1st, the team is solidly in the top 35 of owners points, so Conway is likely to finish the season in the #34. Conway goes to the highest FRM car in the owners points once his falls out of the top-35 in owners points (6-1-2010). Renamed Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing after forming an alliance with Yates. The #37 & #38 Fords will use the #96 & #98 owners points from 2009 and be locked in the top-35 of owners points for the first five races of 2010 (2-2-2010). Andretti will run the car in the Daytona 500 and Window World as the sponsor. Kvapil will run the #37 at Daytona and return to the #34 for the remainder of the season (1-31-2010). The team will be in the top-35 in owners points after finishing 35th in 2009 owners points. Kvapil signed to run for the team in 2010. Lane will stay as the crew chief. The team switched from Chevy to Ford.(1-1-2010) The team ran under the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing banner with Andretti running 34 races and Tony Raines for two race when Andretti ran the Indy 500.(7-10-2009).
36 Dave Blaney
J.J. Yeley
Johnny Sauter
Geoff Bodine
Mike Bliss
Steve Park
Chevy ? Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
Tommy Baldwin Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Yeley to run the car at Atlanta in Sept, Texas and Homestead in November. Blaney scheduled to run the car for six races [Martinsville, Talladega, Phoenix] and will also run 6 races in the #38 (9-25-2010). Mears took over the #13 ride starting at Bristol and full-time in 2011 (8-18-2010). Looks like crew chief Kevin Buskirk has left the team and Baldwin is crew chiefing the team, doesn't look like Wave Eneregy Drink is sponsoring the team in any manner anymore (7-25-2010). Sauter runs events where the Truck Series is a companion event. Bodine ran at Pocono in June (6-6-2010). Mears left to take over fot Vickers in the #83 when Vickers had blood clots (5-13-2010). Mears named the new driver startinmg at Richmond in May. Sauter will go back to the #35 ride part-time (4-26-2010). Johnny Sauter takes over at Texas and Talladega in April after Mike Bliss leaves to take #09 Chevy ride after Pheonix. A full-time driver will be named sometime soon (4-13-2010). Kevin Buskirk named crew chief for 2010 (1-25-2010). Changes from Toyota to Chevy in 2010. Earnhardt Childress will supply the engines (1-20-2010). Supposedly Wave Eneregy Drink is the sponsor for at least 18 races in 2010. Mike Bliss named the driver for 2010, full-time (12-31-2009). The team ran with drivers Michael McDowell, Mike Skinner, Patrick Carpentier and Scott Riggs in 2009
37
[was 98]
Travis Kvapil
David Gilliland
Dave Blaney
Tony Raines
Robert Richardson Jr.
(3 races)
Ford Long John Silver's
Taco Bell
A&W
Mahindra USA Tractors
Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing
Doug Yates

Bob Jenkins
Greg Conner Yates/Roush
Kvapil, Gilliland, Blaney/Raines, chnage up week to week between the #34, #37, #38 rides with Richardson running three races with Mahindra sponsorhip (10-21-2010).Greg Conner takes over crew chief at Auto Club in Oct, no word what happens to former crew chief Randy Seals (10-6-2010). Gander Mountain sponsored the #37 and Gilliland for two races, Martinsville in March and at Pocono in August. The #38 team is out of the top-35 in owners points and unlikely to get back in. The team usually puts the sponsored driver in the #37, usually either Gilliland or Kvapil and the other in the car with either Taco Bell / Long John Silver's highlights, franchises owned by the team owner, Bob Jenkins. Conway goes to the highest FRM car in the owners points once his falls out of the top-35 in owners points (6-1-2010). David Gilliland moves to the #37 and Kevin Conway to the #38 as the #37 was close to falling out of the top-35 in owners points. The switch started at Martinsville in March (3-25-2010). Renamed Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing after forming an alliance with Yates. The #37 & #38 Fords will use the #96 & #98 owners points from 2009 and be locked in the top-35 of owners points for the first five races of 2010 (2-2-2010). Randy Seals named crew chief for 2010, comes from Richard Petty Motorsports (1-25-2010). A third team for Front Row Motorsports, Richardson is scheduled to run in the Daytona 500, Talladega in April and Daytona in July. Gilliland is scheduled for the majority of the rest of the season and will run the Daytona 500 for BAM Racing. Andretti will run the Daytona 500 in the #34 Ford for FRM and a few races in the #38 Ford, supposedly including the Coca Cola 600 in May and try to run the Indy 500 the same day (1-19-2010).
38
[was 96]
Travis Kvapil
David Gilliland
Dave Blaney
Tony Raines
Ford Long John Silver's
Taco Bell
A&W
Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing
Doug Yates

Bob Jenkins
Peter Sospenzo Yates/Roush
Kvapil, Gilliland, Blaney/Raines, chnage up week to week between the #34, #37, #38 rides (10-21-2010). Blaney and Raines to share the ride for the final 12 races of 2010, with Blaney in at Atlanta (8-25-2010). The #38 team is out of the top-35 in owners points and unlikely to get back in. The team usually puts the sponsored driver in the #37, usually either Gilliland or Kvapil and the other in the car with either Taco Bell / Long John Silver's highlights, franchises owned by the team owner, Bob Jenkins. Burns replaces crew chief Steven Lane, who split with the team after the NASCAR penalty. The team and driver face NASCAR record penalties for having bleeder valves at Pocono in June (6-8-2010)). Conway goes to the highest FRM car in the owners points once his falls out of the top-35 in owners points (6-1-2010). David Gilliland moves to the #37 and Kevin Conway to the #38 as the #37 was close to falling out of the top-35 in owners points. The switch started at Martinsville in March (3-25-2010). Renamed Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing after forming an alliance with Yates. The #37 & #38 Fords will use the #96 & #98 owners points from 2009 and the Team is loccked in the top-35 of owners points for the first five races of 2010 (2-2-2010). Kvapil will run the Daytona 500 as Conway is not cleared by NASCAR to run at Daytona yet. After Daytona, Kvapil will return to the #34 Ford for the rest of the season and Conway back to the #37 Ford. The #37 and #38 FRM teams arew not yet locked into the field or have Top-35 owners points. Jenkins is working on a deal to get the owner points from the #44 RPM team and #96 Hall of Fame Racing team, both finished in the top 35 in 2009 owners points but are not running in 2010 (1-31-2010). Conway brings sponsor with him. FRM will change from Chevy to Ford in 2010 with full manufacturer support and Yates/Roush engines (1-1-2010).
39 Ryan Newman Chevy U.S. Army
(15 races)
Haas Automation
Tornados
(5 races)
Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Tony Gibson Hendrick Motorsports
Won at Phoenix in April, the first ever win for a car #39 after 385 starts (4-11-2010). US Army re-signed to sponsor the car for 15 races in 2010. Tornados will sponosr the car in 5 races (11-14-2009).
42 Juan Pablo Montoya
2011+
Chevy Target Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Teresa Earnhardt
Chip Ganassi
Brian Pattie Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
EGR will stay with Chevy in 2010, supposedly Target will return as the primary sponsor (11-9-2009). Supposedly Target is only signed thru 2009, no word if they will return with the team. Rumors have the team the team changing to Toyota if GM cuts support (7-10-2009)
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43 A.J. Allmendinger
2010
Ford Best Buy / Insignia
Valvoline
Richard Petty Motorsports
George N. Gillett, Jr.
Richard Petty
Mike Shiplett Yates/Roush
Best Buy will move from the #19 car to the #43 for a partial season, with the team still needing to find other sponsors for some races (10-28-2009). RPM merges with Yates Racing in 2010 and run Fords with Kahne, Sadler, Allmendinger & Menard, Sorenson is the driver out and is looking for a 2010 ride. No word what car numbers will be used, but bet on #9, #19 & #43 staying, with #44 and #98 as the other number or a new number like #28 or #38 (9-10-2009). Indications are that RPM may now stay with Dodge in 2010 (8-28-2009). No word on if the sponsors will return in 2010. RPM may switch to another manufacturer as Dodge has no made full payments, Toyota is rumored. Rumors have the team, downsizing to two or three cars, no word which teams/drivers could be dropped, if that happens (7-14-2009). Gillett Evernham Motorsports changes name to Richard Petty Motorsports (1-19-2009).
46 Michael McDowell Chevy
Dodge
? Dusty Whitney Jeremy Lafaver
Buddy Sisco
?
Started running Chevy's at Atlanta in Sept (9-3-2010). McDowell takes over at Atlanta in Sept. Yeley and the team parted ways after Bristol in August (8-25-2010). Yeley took over at Darlington after Cook left (5-4-2010). Plans to run the full season with Cook running for Rookie of the Year, Buddy Sisco was named the crew chief. The team got Dodge's from Richard Petty Motorsports as they switched to Ford for 2010 (1-8-2009)
47 Marcos Ambrose
2010
Toyota Little Debbie
(18 races)
Clorox
Kingsford Charcoal
Bush's Baked Beans
Kleenex
(5 races)
Lance Snacks
(3 races)
JTG Daugherty Racing
Tad Geschickter
Brad Daugherty
Frank Kerr Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Ambrose will leave JTG after the 2010 season, no word on new driver or where Ambrose will end up (7-27-2010). Little Debbie will return to sponsor the team in 18-20 races for 2010 (11-7-2009). JTG extended the alliance with Michael Waltrip Racing through 2011 (10-26-2009). Lance Snacks to come aboard as a sponsor in 2010, no word if as a primary or associate, no word if Little Debbie's will return or if this is a conflict (8-26-2009). Kimberly-Clark, with the Kleenex brand, will be primary for 5 races and major associate for the rest of the season. JTG and Waltrip will team up and work together again in 2010 and thru 2011 (8-22-2009)
48 Jimmie Johnson
2015
(2006, 2007
2008, 2009
Champion)
Chevy Lowe's Home Improvement
Kobalt Tools
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus
2015
Hendrick Motorsports
Will run Lowe's Kobalt Tools schemes for 8 races in 2010 and a patriotic scheme at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the other Hendrick cars (3-23-2010). Johnson re-signs thru 2015, announced at Homestead in Nov. 2009. Lowe's extends thru 2013 (11-20-2009). Knaus is signed thru 2015.
55 Mike Bliss
Terry Cook
Johnny Sauter
Michael Waltrip
(Talladega/Both)
Toyota ?
Aaron's
Prism Motorsports
Phil Parsons
Randy Humphrey
Zach McGowan Pro Motors
Cook in the car at Martinsville, Sauter in at Charlotte. Bliss ran the car at Atlanta. Waltrip will run the car at Talladega in Oct. (9-3-2010). McDowell left to take over the #46 ride starting at Atlanta (8-25-2010). At Martinsville, Phoenix and Texas, Blaney [#66] and McDowell [#55] swapped rides, to try to get the #55 higher in owners points for Michael Waltrip's attempt at Talladega in April (4-12-2010). Michael Waltrip will run Talladega in the #55 with Aaron's as a sponsor (4-1-2010). Zach McGowan will be the crew chief (2-3-2010). Plans to run the full season, but it is race to race depending on making races and sponsorship. The team has an alliance with Michael Waltrip Racing. Switches to Pro Motors in 2010. McDowell will run a 2nd car for Prism Motorsports to Dave Blaney's #66 car
56
[was 55]
Martin Truex Jr
2010+
Toyota
2012
NAPA Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Pat Tryson Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
MWR signed with Toyota thru 2012 (11-14-2009). Tryson comes over from the #2 Penske Racing team after the 2009 season ends (9-12-2009). Nead took over as crew chief for this team [when Waltrip was driving the car] after Bristol in August 2009. Barker moved to the #13 Toyota of Max Papis (8-27-2009). Truex Jr. signs to join Michael Waltrip Racing in July 2009. The car number will be 56, with use of the 55 owners points. Waltrip plans to run a few races in 2010 in the #51 car, #55 will be used by Prism Motorsports in 2010, but no owners points transfer
66 Johnny Sauter
Jason Leffler
Scott Riggs
Toyota ? Prism Motorsports
Phil Parsons
Randy Humphrey
Gene Nead
(interim)
Pro Motors
Many drivers in the ride, the latest being Johnny Sauter and Jason Leffler (10-21-2010). After New Hampshire, Bill Henderson let go as crew chief, Gene Nead in as an interim crew chief, helping out until they find a permanaent crew chief (9-29-2010). Dave Blaney left before Michigan and Riggs took over (8-15-2010). At Martinsville, Phoenix and Texas, Blaney [#66] and McDowell [#55] swapped rides, to try to get the #55 higher in owners points for Michael Waltrip's attempt at Talladega in April (4-12-2010). Blaney returns and will attempt to run the full season and not start-and-park as much, running a 2nd team car for Michael McDowell in most if not all races. The team has an alliance with Michael Waltrip Racing. Switches to Pro Motors in 2010 (1-25-2010). Rumor has Michael Waltrip, who is scaling back to a part-time schedule in 2010 could run some races with the team (7-11-2009)
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DRIVER
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(number of races...if known)
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71 Hermie Sadler
Landon Cassill
Mike Bliss
Andy Lally
Bobby Labonte
Chevy TaxSlayer.com
(12 races)
TRG Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
Dan Stillman
Paul Clapprood
Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Hermie Sadler ran at Martinsville in October for the team (10-20-2010). Labonte will run four more races for the team in 2010: Pocono, Michigan, Atlanta and Texas in the 2nd half of the season (7-21-2010). Cassill ran the car at Chicago (7-9-2010). Bliss ran the car at Daytona (7-1-2010). Bobby Labonte leaves the team after Infineon, will run the #7 RGM car at NHMS. Lally is in the car for New Hampshire, no word after that (6-23-2010). Paul Clapprood named interim crew chief after Pocono in June. Former crew chief Doug Randolph parts ways. A full time crew chief will named in a few weeks (6-9-2010). Stewart Haas Racing will provide the pit crew for 2010 (1-19-2010). Randolph named crew chief in early December (12-8-2009). Robert 'Slugger' Labbe spilt with the team in early December and goes to the #98 to crew cheif for Paul Menard. GM Mike Brown was released also (12-4-2009). Bobby Labonte re-signed to stay with the team thru 2010. Taxslayer will be the sponsor for at least 12 races. Team plans to run a 2nd car at some event, for the Daytona 500 for sure, using the #70. Is talking to manuafacturers and could switch from Chevy (11-14-2009). looks like he could return to this car in 2010 after running seven races for them in late 2009, with the team out of the Top-35 in owners points and no chance to race back in, Labonte would guarantee the team makes the first five races of the 2010 season (11-8-2009). Would like to expand to two teams in 2010 and ran the #70 Chevy late in 2009 with Mike Skinner and Kevin Conway (11-9-2009). No word on any changes in 2010 after the team attempted a full 2009 season. The team is looking for sponsorship (7-10-2009)
77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1
AAA
(3 races)
PPG
(1 race)
Penske Racing
Roger Penske
Bill Davis
Travis Geisler Penske
AAA will return to sponsor the car in some 2010 races, no word how many (1-1-2010). No word on any changes for 2010 unless Hornish decides to go back to the IRL, even thou he made a lot of progress in 2009
78
[was 07]
Regan Smith
2012
Chevy Furniture Row
Farm America
Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Richard Childress
Pete Rondeau Hendrick Motorsports
Smith signed with the team thru 2012 (8-25-2010). Just before Charlotte in May, Pete Rondeau named new crew chief, no word on plans for former crew chief, Ryan Coniam (5-26-2010). Formed a technical and engineering alliance with Richard Childress Racing and will be in the top-35 in owners points using the owners points from the closed up #07 RCR team, BUT will still run Hendrick Motorsports engines (1-29-2010). Mark McArdle, formerly of RPM, will be the new Director of Competition in 2010 and Coniam takes over as crew chief for 2010 (12-31-2009). Crew chief Jay Guy left at end of the 2009 season and will be the crew chief of the #12 Penske Racing Dodge (11-30-2009). Announced plans to run the full 2010 season after running a partial scheduled in 2009 (8-19-2009). There was an announcement of sorts saying the Farm Bureau would sponsor the team somehow as the "Car of the Heartland", but that was not mentioned in the PR about Smith running full-time
82 Scott Speed
2010
Ken Schrader
(Bud Shootout only)
Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing
Dietrich Mateschitz
Ryan Pemberton Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Speed looks to be the odd driver out after 2010 with Kasey Kahne in the ride and Vickers back in the #83 (10-22-2010). Red Bull Racing swaps crew chiefs and crews between the #82 & #83 teams. Jimmy Elledge moves to the #83 and Ryan Pemberton to the #82 (6-1-2010). Schrader ran the car in the 2010 Budweiser Shootout as Speed was not eligible (1-7-2010). Speed supposedly is signed thru 2010. Red Bull will stay with Toyota in 2010 adter rumors that they could switch to Chevy
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83 Kasey Kahne
Reed Sorenson
Boris Said
Mattias Ekström
Casey Mears
Brian Vickers
2011
Toyota Red Bull Energy Drink Red Bull Racing
Dietrich Mateschitz
Jimmy Elledge Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Kahne was released from the #9 RPN ride after Charlotte and making comments about the team and brakes. Aric Almirola was named to drive this car at Martinsville, but when Kahne was released, he was named to the #9 car, probably a one-race deal (10-20-2010). Boris Said to run the car at Watkins Glen, then Sorenson will return, supposedly for the rest of the season (8-1-2010). Sorenson took over after Infineon in June. Mattias Ekström ran the car at Infineon (6-20-2010). Red Bull Racing swaps crew chiefs and crews between the #82 & #83 teams. Jimmy Elledge moves to the #83 and Ryan Pemberton to the #82 (6-1-2010). Vickers announced he will not run the #83 for the rest of the season due to the blood clots, Mears ran the car the car at Dover, the All-Star Challenge abd Coca Cola 600 (5-31-2010). Vickers re-signed with Red Bull Racing on a mutil-year contract [supposedly thru 2011]. Red Bull Racing will stay with Toyota in 2010 and NOT move to Chevy as was rumored (8-18-2009)
87 Joe Nemechek Toyota ? Joe Nemechek Philippe Lopez Triad Racing Technologies
Plans to run the full season, made the Daytona 500, is race-to-race for the most part, likely a start-and-park team. Also attempted to run a 2nd car at Daytona in Feb with Jeff Fuller in the #97 Toyota (2-6-2010)
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2012
Chevy Mountain Dew AMP Energy Drink
Army National Guard
Rick Hendrick Lance McGrew Hendrick Motorsports
The team hired and moved around some engineers in hopes to strengthen the team for Earnmhardt (1-5-2010). Lance McGrew will stay on as the full time crew chief in 2010 after shedding the interim label at Talladega in Oct 2009 (10-30-2009). No changes planned after crew chief Lance McGrew took over for Tony Eury Jr. in May 2009. Earnhardt will NOT move to his own team nor leave Hendrick Motorsports (7-5-2009)
98
[was 44]
Paul Menard
2010
Ford Menard's Richard Petty Motorsports
George N. Gillett, Jr.
Richard Petty
Max Jones
Robert 'Slugger' Labbe Yates/Roush
Menard, crew chief Labbe and sponsor head to RCR in 2011 running the #27 (8-11-2010). Menard will use the 2009 owners points from the #44 RPM team, which closed when RPM and Yates merged. The #98 owners points will go to Front Row Motorsports #37 or #38 teams (2-2-2010). Some rumors had Menard shopping his sponsor, but the team hired a new crew chief, Slugger Labbe in December and looks like the car# will stay #98 (12-4-2009). RPM merges with Yates Racing in 2010 and run Fords with Kahne, Sadler, Allmendinger & Menard, Sorenson is the driver out and is looking for a 2010 ride. No word what car numbers will be used, but bet on #9, #19 & #43 staying, with #44 and #98 as the other number or a new number like #28 or #38 (9-10-2009). Jones said at Indy that Menard and Menard's will return in 2010. Menard supposedly was rumored to be shopping the sponsor to other teams. Menard and sponsor supposedly signed a two-year deal with Yates thru 2010 (7-26-2009).
99 Carl Edwards
2011
Ford Aflac
Subway
(3 races)
Kellogg's / Cheez-It (2 races)
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Bob Osbourne Yates/Roush
Kellog's moves over from the #5 Hendrick team and will be primary sponsor for two races and an associates the rest of the season (11-24-2009). No word on any changes, Aflac and Subway signed a multi-year deal starting in 2009 (7-10-2009). Roush trimed down to four teams from five AFTER the 2009 season with the #26 team shuttering and Jamie McMurray heading to the #1 EGR team
2010 NASCAR SPRINT CUP TEAM CHART
Scheduled Part-time / Limited Schedule Teams
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DRIVER
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(number of races...if known)
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02* Brandon Ash Dodge Start Natural Energy Drink
Sprinter Trucking
Ed Ash Kenneth Wood ?
Attempted to make Phoenix in April and Infineon Raceway in June, and may attempt some other west coast races (7-2-2010)
07* Robby Gordon
P.J. Jones
Kevin Conway
Toyota ?
Extenze
Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon Motorsports
BAM Racing
? ?
Gordon back in the #7 car at Talladega thru at least Phoenix after Conway almost fell out of the top 35 in owners points while driving the #7 (11-5-2010). Conway took over the #7 car at Bristol and will finish the season in the #7, bring sponsor Extenze with hi,. Gordon may run some races in the #07 Toyota (9-1-2010). Jones ran the car at the road courses and attempted a fe more.
4* Kevin Lepage Chevy ? Morgan-McClure
Larry McClure
Tim Morgan
Steven Gray Ron Puryear
Could lose the #4 to Red Bull Racing and Kasey Kahne (10-22-2010). Attempted the August Bristol race with Lepage, but failed to make the race (8-20-2010)
10* Bobby Labonte
Terry Labonte
Chevy ?Gander Mountain Billy Stavola Doug Randolph Earnhardt Childress Racing
Bobby Labonte ran the car at Chatlotte in Oct and Texas in Nov. Terry Labonte attempted Richmond in Sept., but failed to qualify and took the sponsorship to the #55 Toyota and ran the race (10-1-2010). Supposedly this team will become the 4th Richard Childress Racing team in 2011 that Paul Menard will drive (8-16-2010). Scheduled to run three races in 2010 at Richmond in Sept.; Charlotte in Oct; and Texas in Nov. No word on 2011 plans (8-1-2010)
21* Bill Elliott
(1988 Champion)
Trevor Bayne
(Texas/Oct)
Ford Motorcraft
(12 races)
Wood Brothers Racing
Glen Wood
Eddie Wood
Donnie Wingo Yates/Roush
Trevor Bayne to drive the car at Texas, Elliott will drive at Homestead (10-28-2010). Wingo takes over on Oct 8th after crew chhief David Hyder left to find a job with a full time team (10-8-2010). The team scaled back to 14 races in 2009 and plans to run a similar schedule in 2010, word is that Elliott will return to run most of the races and Hyder will be back as the crew chief
23* Johnny Sauter Toyota ? R3 Motorsports
Robert Richardson Sr.
? ?
attempted to make the fall Charlotte race but failed to qualify (10-14-2010)
27* Kirk Shelmerdine
Todd Bodine
Toyota ? Kirk Shelmerdine Phil Harris ?
The #27 number will go to Richard Childress Raqcing and Paul Menard in 2011 (10-25-2010). Sold equipment and cars off in an Auction, Sept 14th. No word on any other plans (9-14-2010). Attempted to make the 2010 Daytona 500 with Todd Bodine, but failed to make the race, no word of further 2010 plans
32* Mike Bliss
Reed Sorenson
Toyota Dollar General Todd Braun
Braun Racing
Trent Owens ?Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
After Turner Motorsports bought Braun Racing in October, it was announced this team will suspend operations for the rest of 2010 and supposedly no plans to run Cup races in 2011 (11-5-2010). Bliss to run the car at Chicago. Sorenson ran some races in the #83 Red Bull Racing car as Vickers is out for the season (7-5-2010). Plans to attempt the 2010 Daytona 500, then Texas in April, Chicago in July, Indy in July and Charlotte in October with Sorenson driving (1-14-2010).
35* Tony Ave
Johnny Sauter
Chevy ? Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
Dave Fuge Jr Earnhardt Childress Racing
Ave to attempt to make the race at Watkins Glen in August (8-2-2010). Sauter ran the #36 for a few races at Texas and Talladega in April until a full time driver is named, then Sauter will go back to part time in the #35 (4-13-2010). Baldwin hopes to run this car in 12-13 races. Sauter scheduled to run at least three races possibly more, Auto Club in Feb., Martinsville in March and Phoenix in April. No word on a sponsor or crew chief (1-30-2010)
49* David Gilliland
(Daytona 500)
Toyota Warner Brothers
Larry the Cable Guy
BAM Racing
Beth Ann Morgenthau
Tony Morgenthau
? ?
Supposedly BAM and Gordon will head to court after their deal fell apart. No word on any further plans for BAM. After a failed attempt to make the Daytona 500, the team scaled back and will only run with Robby Gordon in the #7 Toyota for a while. If Gordon attempts to make the Indy 500, he will need a driver for some races in May. The Warner Brosthers Music sponsorship has been switched over to the #7 car (3-23-2010). Gilliland attempted to make the Daytona 500 but didn't and moved to the #37/#38 car. Gordon will probably run a few races in the BAM Toyota, sometimes running the #7 instead of #49 with the Warner Bros sponsorship (1-27-2010). David Gilliland named to drive in the Daytona 500 ONLY, no word after that (1-19-2010). Formed an alliance with Robby Gordon Motorsports, #7 Toyota team (1-8-2010). BAM Racing and Warner Music Nashville announced a strategic marketing alliance that will give WMN exclusive promotional opportunities with the NASCAR Sprint Cup racing team. The first BAM promotional event planned with WMN artists is scheduled to take place on February 6, 2010 at the Daytona International Speedway, No word on driver, manufacturer, etc (10-27-2009). After six races in 2008, the team suspended operations, was supposed to run some late 2008 races but never did, then was supposed to return full-time in 2009 but didn't attempt any
51* Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Part Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Bobby Kennedy TRD
Prism Motorsports will run the #55 and have an alliance with MWR but will not use the #55 2009 owners points, which go to Martin Truex Jr. in the #56 NAPA car for MWR. Switches from #55 to #51 for the limited schedule Waltrip is planning on driving, may only drive the Budweiser Shootout, Daytona 500 and some Truck Series races in 2010 (1-19-2010). Crew chief Gene Nead left and will crew cheif Randy Moss's #5 Truck in the Camping World Truck Series for driver Mike Skinner (1-5-2010). Waltrip plans to run the four restrictor plates races at Daytona and Talladega, after that, he does not know, depends on sponsorship, but he does not plan to run a full schedule in 2010 (12-8-2009). Waltrip will scale back and run a limited schedule in 2010. Truex will take the full-time NAPA ride running the #56 team using the 2009 owners points from the #55 with NAPA as the sponsor (7-14-2009).
57* Norm Benning Chevy ? Norm Benning Racing Billy Wheeler ?
Attempted to make the 2010 Daytona 500 but failed to make the race, didn't make any other attempts
64* Landon Cassill
Jeff Green
Todd Bodine
Chad McCumbee
Tony Raines
Toyota Empire Steel Buildings
(2 races)
Larry Gunselman
Max Q Motorsports
Larry Gunselman ?
Ran most of the 2nd half of races with Cassill finishing up as the driver (11-11-2010). Started running some Cup races just before the mid-point in the season (7-1-2010)
75* Derrike Cope Dodge Asset Protect
Charter Media
flipNbags.com
EZ Backup
Derrike Cope
Gary Keller
Rich Markle ?
Ran in the Budweiser Shootout, parked the car after 17 laps. Attempted the Daytona 500 but failed to make the race.(2-14-2010)
81* J.J. Yeley
Scott Riggs
Terry Labonte
Chevy
Dodge
? Dusty Whitney Thomas Tucker ?
Attempting to make Phoenix with Terry Labonte (11-11-2010). Riggs attempted Texas but failed to make the race (11-7-2010). Ran at Martinsville in October with Yeley.(10-22-2010)
90* ? Chevy ? Raymond Key
Keyed Up Motorsports
Doug Richert Pro Motors
As of November, the car has not been on the track since May and no word on future plans (11-11-2010). Mears ran the #83 car as a sub for Brian Vickers who is out the season with an illness. Mears lasted a few races and was let go in faovor of Reed Sorenson. Mears is now full time with the #36 Tommy Baldwin racing team (7-1-2010). After running 28th at Phoenix, team announced they would skip Texas in April and go to a limited schedule, no word on a driver (4-12-2010). Riggs takes over at Phoenix and Texas as Mears will go standby for Denny Hamlin who had a knee operation. Mears is signed thru the first six races, if he can get the car in the races and the top-35, he could stay longer (2-4-2010). Mears announced as full-time driver for the team, which is still looking for sponsorship (1-22-2010). Announced that Doug Richert, most recently the crew chief for Robby Gordon's #7 team, will be the crew chief in 2010 (1-6-2010). The team committed to the the first five races on the 2010 Sprint Cup Series schedule which include Daytona, Auto Club Speedway, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Bristol and if in the top-35 of owners points or close, could run the full 2010 schedule. No word on a driver or sponsor.(11-4-2009)
92* Dennis Setzer
Brian Keselowski
Mike Wallace
Dodge ? Brian Keselowski Dave Fuge ?
Attempted to make Texas with Keselowski, failed to make race (11-7-2010). Attempted to make Martinsville in Oct with Setzer, but wrecked nad withdrew (10-24-2010). Mike Wallace attempted to make the Daytona 500 but failed to do so (2-14-2010)
97* Jeff Fuller Toyota ? Joe Nemechek Steven Gray Triad Racing Technologies
Made the race at Talladega in Oct (10-31-2010). Steven Gray was at Morgan-McClure Motorsports and crew chiefed the three attempts the #4 car made in 2010, no word if he is still with MMM. A second car for Nemechek attempted to make the 2010 Daytona 500 but failed to make the race (2-14-2010)
2010 NASCAR SPRINT CUP TEAM CHART
Teams with unknown plans / status
CAR#
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DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
08* ? Toyota ? John Carter ? ?
Planned to attempt the Budweiser Shootout and Daytona 500, with Terry Labonte, but could not find a sposnor. May attempt a few races in 2010 (2-1-2010).
?60* ? Ford ? RCM Racing
Rick Clark
? ?Roush-Yates
Boris Said will run for the #26 Latitude 43 Motorsports team and not this team in 2010, no word on plans for 2010 and this team (1-10-2010). Team was bought from John Carter in mid 2009 and would like to fun a full 2010 season if a sponsor can be found, but will for sure run a part-time schedule with Said.(12-19-2009).

2010 NASCAR SPRINT CUP TEAM CHART
Teams that have closed or no known plans on running 2010 Sprint Cup Series races
CAR#
(click # for news)
DRIVER
(contract end year..if known)
MANUFACTURER PRIMARY SPONSORS
(number of races...if known)
LISTED OWNERS / TEAM CREW CHIEF ENGINE BUILDER / SUPPLIER
NOTES.................
07 closed Chevy ? Richard Childress ? Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Team closed down, Mears will run for the new #90 Keyed Up Motorsports team full-time. RCR formed an alliance with the #78 team, which will get the #07 owners points and be in the top 35 in owners points for the first five races of 2010 (1-29-2010). Was to run the Daytona 500 but looks like the team will not run and has no plans to run the car at this time (1-13-2010). Team plans to run the 2010 Daytona 500, with Mears unless he finds another full-time ride, no word on a crew chief (12-9-2009). Crew Chief Doug Randolph left after the 2009 season and will crew chief the #71 team and Bobby Labonte (12-8-2009). Crew chief Todd Berrier moved over to the #31 team after Martinsville in Oct 2009 with Randolph coming aboard (10-21-2009). Team is looking for sponsors for 2010, if none are found Childress could shut the team down and go back to a three-car team in 2010, Mears is free to look around for another ride (10-16-2009). Jack Daniel's is leaving the sport and will not return in 2010 as a sponsor. Many rumors have Mears out of this ride, Childress stated before he plans to run all four teams in 2010, no word on a sponsor of if Mears will return (9-21-2009).
8* suspsended operations Chevy ? Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Teresa Earnhardt
Chip Ganassi
? Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Almirola took EGR to court over losing this ride in 2009 and settled the case late in 2009. Supposedly Almirola will run full time in the #09 car and a few races in the Truck Series in 2010. Looks like EGR will be a two car team in 2010 with #1-McMurray and #42-Montoya (12-10-2009)
28* ? Ford ? Yates Racing
Doug Yates
Max Jones
? Yates/Roush
Closed down after Bristol in 2009, with Travis Kvapil as the driver. With the sale of the team to Richard Petty Motorsports, there will be no room for the #28 or #38 teams, but Menard's #98 team could change car numbers (12-31-2009)
41 ?Jeremy Mayfield ?Toyota ? Mayfield Motorsports
Jeremy Mayfield
? ?
Mayfield was suspended after failing a drug test at Richmond in May 2009. Mayfield got an injunction on the suspension, but failed a second test given by NASCAR, and suspended again. Has since sold the equipment and cars to #08 Carter Simo Racing and is sueing NASCAR (12-1-2009)
44 ? Ford ? Richard Petty Motorsports
George N. Gillett, Jr.
Ray Evernham
Richard Petty
Doug Yates
Max Jones
? Yates/Roush
Owners points transfer to the #98 RPM team with the #98 owners points to Front Rpw Motorsports (2-2-20100. Closed up when RPM merged with Yates Racing, as they can only have four cars and those look to be #9, #19, #43 and #98. RPM merges with Yates Racing in 2010 and run Fords with Kahne, Sadler, Allmendinger & Menard, Sorenson is the driver out and is looking for a 2010 ride. Allmendinger moves to the #43 with Best Buy sponsorship, Kahne stays in the #9, Sadler stays in the #19 and looks like Menard will use #98 in 2010 (1-1-2010). No word what car numbers will be used, but bet on #9, #19 & #43 staying, with #44 and #98 as the other number or a new number like #28 or #38 (9-10-2009). Allmendinger signed thru 2010 (1-28-2009).
51* ?Dexter Bean Dodge ? Black Jack Racing Ryan Bergenty ?
Attempted many races in 2009, but been told the team will not return in 2010 and Dexter Bean is looking for a full time ride with a Cup, Nationawide or Truck Series team (12-15-2009)
73* Mike Garvey Dodge Jani King Barry Haefele ? ?
Attempted a few 2009 races, no word on 2010 plans (12-12-2009)
96 closed Ford x ?Hall of Fame Racing
Jeff Moorad
Tom Garfinkel
? Yates/Roush
Team has closed and Yates Racing transferred the 2009 Owners Points to Front Row Motorsports and Doug Yates is part owner of the #37 and #38 Fords (2-2-2010) Will not return with Yates in 2010, Bobby Labonte went to the #71 TRG team. Darnell could drive the car if a sponsor and partner can be found (1-3-2010). Crew Chief Ben Leslie will go crew chief a Roush car in the Nationwide Series (12-10-2009). Bobby Labonte signed to stay with the #71 TRG team in 2010. Supposedly Hall of Fame Racing is looking for a new partner/alliance and will not be back with Yates Racing or merge with Yates into Richard Petty Motorsports [would be too many teams/cars anyway]. Darnell is under contract with Roush Fenway Racing, but they have not announced any plans for Darnell in 2010 (11-19-2009). Darnell took over for 7 races after Bristol in 2009, Labonte ran the other five. HOF Racing said they do not expect to be back with the Yates alliance in 2010 and is looking for a new partner (8-31-2009). Ask.com was signed thru 2009

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