2018 Charter Information
|2018 Car #||2017 Car #||Organization with charter for 2018|
|00||27||StarCom Racing (A)|
|1||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|3||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|6||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|9||24||Hendrick Motorsports (K)|
|11||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|12||16||Team Penske (B)|
|15||15||Premium Motorsports (C)|
|17||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|18||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|19||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|20||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|21||32||Wood Brothers Racing (D)|
|23||23||BK Racing (E)|
|24||5||Hendrick Motorsports (K)|
|31||31||Richard Childress Racing|
|32||33||Go Fas Racing (F)|
|34||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|38||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|37||77||JTG Daugherty Racing (G)|
|42||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|43||44||Richard Petty Motorsports (H)|
|47||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|51||43||Rick Ware Racing (I)|
|72||72||TriStar Motorsports (J)|
|78||78||Furniture Row Racing|
|95||95||Leavine Family Racing|
(A) StarCom Racing has acquired the rights to use Richard Childress Racing’s #27 team charter for 2018.
(B) Roush Fenway sold the #16 Charter to Team Penske for the #12 team. In 2017, the #16 charter was leased to JTG Daugherty for the #37.
(C) Premium will keep their charter and run full time.
(D) Wood Brothers Racing has a long-term partnership with Go Fas Racing’s Archie St. Hilaire to control the #32 team charter.
(E) The status of BK Racing’s charters is currently in dispute with a lawsuit filed against the team by Union Bank & Trust.
(F) Circle Sport separated from The Motorsports Group and entered into a partnership with Go Fas Racing to use their charter in 2018.
(G) JTG Daugherty bought a charter from the Furniture Row Racing #77 team.
(H) Richard Petty Motorsports will use their #44 team charter for the #43 team in 2018.
(I) Rick Ware Racing has leased the #43 charter from Richard Petty Motorsports for 2018.
(J) BK Racing’s #83 charter was sold to Front Row, who leased it to TriStar in 2017 for the #72 team. The status of this charter is in dispute due to a lawsuit. Front Row said on Twitter that they will again lease one of their charters to TriStar, but did not say which one.
(K) Hendrick Motorsports changed the #5 team to #24 and #24 to #9.
StarCom Racing acquires charter for full Cup season: StarCom Racing acquired a NASCAR Charter for the upcoming 2018 MENCS season and will run a full 36-week schedule. SCR, a new team in 2017, led by Team Manager Derrike Cope will hit the track at the Daytona 500 in the 00 Chevy Camaro.[More](1-24-2018)
Go Fas Racing and Circle Sport Racing partner to secure charter for 2018: It’s been a busy offseason in the shop and also in the office at Go Fas Racing. With the addition of an XFINITY program featuring driver Joey Gase and a 2018 partnership with the historic Wood Brothers Team, GFR is excited announce a partnership with Circle Sport Racing to acquire a charter for the No.32 Ford driven by Matt DiBenedetto.[More](1-17-2018)
Wood Brothers Racing enters partnership with Archie St. Hilaire for a charter: Wood Brothers Racing today announced a long-term partnership with Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go FAS Racing. The agreement grants full operating control of one of the 36 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Charters to the Wood Brothers and its iconic No. 21 Ford.(1-15-2018)
UPDATE: Go Fas Racing says it will have a charter to use in 2018 and an announcement is coming soon.[More](1-15-2018)
Roush Fenway sells charter to Penske: Roush Fenway Racing confirmed it has sold a charter to Penske Racing, which needed one for the addition of the No. 12 NASCAR Cup car with driver Ryan Blaney to its stable for 2018. Roush Fenway sold the charter – NASCAR’s form of a franchise that guarantees a spot in each race plus accompanying revenue — of its former No. 16 car, a charter it leased in 2017 to JTG Daugherty Racing.[More](1-2-2018)