(the silly season chart)

Last Update 11/17/1999

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This page is updated when I get a chance to do so, the main page is the #1 priority

TEAM PAGES: I have a link 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. The news is from Nov 1998 to present but plan on slowly going through my archives and adding the info. Also on the drivers looking/new teams rumors, I have added a page for them, just click on their name. Links to the Teams, Drivers and Sponsors are also on the TEAM PAGES

What will the teams look like in 2000? check out the 2000 Team Chart

What did the teams look like in 1998? check out the 1998 Team Chart

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.

NEW! Sponsor, Team and Driver Links can be found on the TEAM PAGE for each team, click on the Tean NUMBER to go there

1999 Rookie of the Year Candidates

Stanton Barrett, ?
Buckshot Jones, #00 Pontiac(part time)
Danny Pardus, ?
Elliott Sadler, #21 CITGO Ford
Tony Stewart, #20 Home Depot Pontiac

Unassigned Numbers for 1999

Numbers owned and assigned by NASCAR


Driver Status
Rich Bickle released from the #45 car after the Southern 500, will run BGN in the #63 for now and ran the #9 Cartoon Network car for a few races and attempted the #91 at Rockingham
Gary Bradberry is now running the #80 Ford on a limited basis, #78 is done, auctioned off, will do some BGN for now
Paul Gentilozzi SCCA Driver attempted Watkins Glen, but failed
Robby Gordon Will stay in CART, was rumored to the #42 in 2000, maybe a 3rd SABCO team, but doubtful
Steve Grissom Not renewed at the #91 LJ Racing team, was running part time on the #22 BGN team and recently released from the #9 Cartoon Network Ford. May run the #43 Truck in 2000
Mike Harmon #90 deal fell apart, Big Daddy’s didn’t pay, has dropped out of site
Dan Pardus maybe some ARCA events, unknown Cup plans, released from the #50
Willie T Ribbs Was at Atlanta looking, possibly the #90?? #81 deal fell apart, doubt he will be in Cup in 1999
Greg Sacks Will run five BGN races in the #90 and come back full time in the BGN for 2000 with his own team
Lake Speed Recently left the GM post at the #50, looking to drive
Tim Steele Fulltime Trucks and a few ARCA in 1999
Rick Wilson wants a full time ride for 1999, have heard nothing
POSSIBLE NEW TEAMS mainly for 2000, including McReynolds, and Jim Brown/Willie Lanier
MISC TEAMS part time, unassigned numbers, Winston West teams that may race in Cup during 1999
MISC NASCAR News/Rumors 2000 monte carlo, wind tunnel, templates, etc
Past Testing News and Results Speeds and Drivers and where they tested



* after the # means the team is part time
? after a subject means rumor/unknown
? by itself means unknown
Red Type means new for the 1999 season
A team in all red means it is a new team for 1999.

Car# Driver Manu Sponsor/
Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief Engine Builder
00* Roy ‘Buckshot’ Jones
Pontiac Crown Fiber Communications
Billy Jones Tony Barclay Hendrick
after many DNQ’s has cut back Cup schedule and will run most of the BGN events. moves up from BGN, Ricky Pearson becomes the Team Manager for the Cup and BGN teams, Barclay moves up as the crew chief.
01* Steve Grissom
Ron Hornaday
Chevy TracFone Felix Sabates ? SABCO
Grissom at Talladega. Hornaday ran at Richmond(didn’t do Homestead as planned). Jeff Green won’t run the car anymore as he concentrates on the BGN championship. Will run up to seven races in 1999 with Jeff Green. Will run at: Both Lowes/Charlotte, Pocono 500, Brickyard 400, Richmond, Homestead and Atlanta. Will NOT be #46
05* Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Delco Remy Morgan Shepherd Bruce Saunders Richard Jackson
Will run his own #05 Pontiac at the Atlanta finale with Delco Remy. FAIN and Shepherd split, not sure if Shepherd will keep trying to run. Attempted the Winston Open and the Coca Cola 600(missed), Indy(missed)
1 Steve Park Chevy Pennzoil,
Teresa Earnhardt Paul Andrews DEI
Pennzoil and Park are signed thru 2000. Paul Andrews hired as crew chief just before the Winston. Phillipe Lopez resigned on Monday before the spring Richmond race, Hmiel serves as crew chief until a new one is found. Steve Hmiel comes aboard as team manager
2 Rusty Wallace Ford Miller Lite
Mobil 1, Mead
Lennox, Energizer
Roger Penske/Don Miller Robin Pemberton Larry Wallace
Running a special Harley David scheme thru July 1999. Current paint scheme stays
3 Dale Earnhardt Chevy GM Goodwrench
Burger King
AC Delco
Richard Childress Kevin Hamlin Childress
Looking to reup and extend contract.
4 Bobby Hamilton Chevy Kodak Max
Morgan-McClure Gary Dehart
Rutt Pitman
Will start 2nd team some time in late 1999. Crew Chief Charlie Pressley, released after Daytona. Gary Dehart comes in as Crew Coordinator. A fan designed paint scheme in 1999 for the Daytona 500
5 Terry Labonte Chevy Kelloggs
Quaker State, SDRC
AC Delco
Advance Auto Parts
Rick Hendrick Andy Graves Hendrick
Is signed thru 2003 now, not going anywhere
6 Mark Martin Ford Valvoline
Jack Roush Jimmy Fennig Roush
Will be the owner of Matt Kenseth’s Cup team, which will debut at Michigan in August.
7 Michael Waltrip Chevy Philips
Klaussner Furniture
Jim Mattei Bobby Kennedy SABCO
Switched to Chevy’s in 1999. Philips stays in a lesser role, will work with SABCO and get engines from them
8* Dale Earnhardt, Jr Chevy Budweiser
The Outlaw
DEI/Teresa Earnhardt Tony Eury Hutter Engines
First race was the Coca-Cola 600. Will run up to five races in 1999, full time in 2000 and beyond, got the #8 from the Stavola Bros
9 Stacy Compton Ford Cartoon Network/TBS/
WCW/Atlanta Braves
Mark Melling Kevin Cram Ernie Elliott
Elliott to supply engines for the Atlanta finale and 2000. Newt Moore left team prior to Rockingham, Cram comes over from Comptons truck team. Compton takes over for the rest of 1999 after Talladega. Steve Grissom released after Richmond, Bickle takes over at NHIS on the interim. Jerry Nadeau and the team parted ways after Michigan so the team could evualate a driver. Steve Grissom takes over for Bristol is a race-to-race deal. Running many different paint schemes(WCW, Atlanta Braves, Jetsons, Dexter, Goldberg). Newt Moore takes over as the crew chief, Jeff Buice stays as Team Mgr. Team owner Harry Melling passed away in early June. Nadeau back for 1999, sponsor to be Turner networks, Cartoon Network, WCW(wrestling), etc
10 Ricky Rudd Ford Tide,
AC Delco
Ricky Rudd Michael McSwain Yates
Rudd to the #28 in 2000, team plans unsure, rpobvably will be sold or auctioned off by Thanksgiving. Team may close if Rudd doesn’t find a sponsor by Sept 15th(or so). Switched back to Pro-Motors at Indy for the rest of 1999 after using Penske engines. Tide gone after 1999, looking for a sponsor and/or a partner. McSwain comes over from the #98 after California. Joe Garone took the crew chief job with the new PPI BGN team. Joe Garone was being considered but took the BGN McDonalds deal instead. Crew Chief Bill Ingle and Rudd have parted ways after spring Atlanta race. Switches to Penske engines from Pro Motors
11 Brett Bodine Ford Paychex
Brett Bodine Rick Gay Roush
sold to #38 owner Richard Hilton? crew chief Gere Kennon left after Indy. no major changes, Paychex signed on another year.
12 Jeremy Mayfield Ford Mobil 1 Penske-Kranefuss Peter Sospenzo Larry Wallace
Paul Andrews released as crew chief just before the Winston. No effect on Mobil sponsorship in 1999 due to Exxon buying Mobil
13* Ted Christopher Chevy LesCare Kitchens Ted Christopher Kevin Cram Petty Enterprises
Christopher ran at Watkins Glen and may attempt the New Hampshire race in September
13* ? Ford ?? Bill Elliott ? Ernie Elliott
Elliott has no plans to run this team anymore in 1999. Unknown what the team will do in 1999. NationsRent to sponsor the team for Daytona only. Trickle slated to drive the car at Daytona in the Bud Shootout Qualifier and the 500, after that ?? Mast was to drive it at Daytona but took the #98 gig. FirstPlus not back, Marino out as owner
14* Boris Said
Randy LaJoie
Buckshot Jones
Ford Federated Auto Parts Ernie Irvan
Mark Simo
Jerry Baxter Signature Engines
Attempted California(rained out), Charlotte with LaJoie(DNQ) and Sears Point(surprising DNQ) with Said. Said will race the car at California. No idea what number will be used if they run a race that he 2nd Morgan McClure team will run(see next team). Made debut at Texas with LaJoie driving. Randy LaJoie tested the car and will probably run the oval races. The team will have Said in for the two road courses and possibly Fontana, team plans to run eight events in 1999 – others: Texas, Indy, Loudon(9/19), Charlotte(10/10) and Homestead
15* Derrike Cope Ford ?Harrahs Robert Fenley
Bud Moore
Joey Knuckles Ernie Elliott
Back to the #15, Cope to run at Charlotte/Lowes and Atlanta and full time in 2000. Missed the Brickyard 400 as the #62 not sure when next attempt will be. Was the #15 Bud Moore team, bought by Finley Motorsports just before Indy, it’s first attempt. The AMVETS deal has fallen thru and the team may sell. Joey Knuckles was the crew chief but is working for the #38 in the BGN. Rumor has AMVETS signing on as the sponsor. Missed Daytona, unsure of 1999 plans. One race deal th the Daytona 500 with Jeff Green driving. Not sure if Knuckles is still with the team. Robinson and Rescue split, no idea
16 Kevin Lepage Ford TV Guide
Geoff Smith/
Roush Racing
Pat Tryson Roush
Pat Tryson takes over as crew chief. Skip Eyler was the crew chief and has be re-assigned. TV Guide may not return after the 1999 season. Primestar is gone. Skip Eyler comes back to Roush(was at the #97 in 1998) from the #91 LJ Racing Team. Tommy Morgan(#9 BGN) was the crew chief for Martinsville. James Ince has left as the crew chief after Bristol. TV Guide comes aboard as co-sponsor at Bristol. New paint scheme in 1999
17* Matt Kenseth Ford DeWalt Tools Mark Martin
Jack Roush
Robby Reiser Roush
Confirmed, will run five races(first race at Michigan in August) in a Roush car later in the 1999 season and will run for ROTY in 2000
18 Bobby Labonte Pontiac Interstate Batteries
Food Lion, EasyCare,
Wix, MBNA,
Wards, Coca Cola,
Ditch Witch,
Gumout, Cintas
Circuit City
Joe Gibbs Jimmy Makar Gibbs Racing
MBNA as a major assoc sponsor
19* Tom Hubert Ford Bradford White Corp Joyner-Kersee Racing
Kurt Roehrig
Mike Bodick ?
This is now the Joyner-Kersee team since Roehrig is involved. Hubert drove at Sears Point and Las Vegas, and run two more unknown races(one probably Michigan)
19 Paul Gentilozzi
Tom Hubert
Pontiac Homelink Kurt Roehrig ? ?Roush
was going to be the #92 Ford, but Gentilozzi wrecked it in testing and leased a Pontiac from Roehrig, attempted Watkins Glen but missed out
20 Tony Stewart
Pontiac Home Depot
Ridgid, Husky
Coke, MBNA
Joe Gibbs Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Racing
Ran the Indy 500 in a Home Depot IRL car and finished 9th. It’s Official, second Gibbs team with the #18
21 Elliott Sadler
Baby Grand Piano
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Wood Brothers Mike Beam Roush
Mike Beam comes over from the #94 and Sadler makes the move up from the BGN. It’s Official
22 Ward Burton Pontiac Caterpillar
Bill Davis Tommy Baldwin, Jr Bill Davis Racing
Burton and Baldwin just recently reupped. New colors and sponsor for 1999
23 Jimmy Spencer Ford Winston/No Bull
Mag Instrument
Food City
Travis Carter Donnie Wingo Pro Motors
Winston leaves after the 1999 season. Spencer to leave?? Will share info with the #9 Melling team. Wingo stays, Spencer gets DW as a teammate
24 Jeff Gordon Chevy DuPont Finishes
Quaker State,
SDRCAC DelcoAdvance Auto Parts
Rick Hendrick Brian Whitesell Hendrick
Ray Evernham released after Dover(9/29). Gordon signed thru 2000 as is DuPont
25 Wally Dallenbach Chevy Budweiser
Advance Auto Parts
Joseph Hendrick Tony Furr Hendrick
New driver, Jerry Nadeau and sponsor, Michael Holigan Homes for 2000. Dallenbach gone at the end of the season. Team is looking for a sponsor. Dallenbach signed for 1999, Bud stays for one more year, reverts back to #25 was the #50 in 1998
26 Johnny Benson Ford Cheerios
Evan Lyall/
Roush Racing
Tommy Morgan Roush
Benson bought himself out of his Roush contract and Cheerios leaves at the end of the 1999 season. Pat Tryson moves over to the #16 crew chief job. This team will probably not exist in 2000. Benson asked for his released which was not granted. Benson signed thru July 2000. Bobby Leslie replaced by Tryson before Richmond. Was rumored on the hot seat, but Benson and Roush squashed that rumor. No real changes
27 Lance Hooper Pontiac ? Richard Jackson ? ?
Tested at Charlotte during GM testing on May 5-6th, didn’t attempt the race, unknown status
28 Kenny Irwin, Jr Ford Texaco
Raybesto’s, Plasti-Kote, Mac Tools
Robert Yates Ray Fox Robert Yates
Doug Richert left as crew chief after Talladega to work on Cal Wells team. Irwin gone at end of season. Yates is looking at drivers. Texaco contract runs out at end of 1999, Yates hopes to resign them soon. Slight paint change, orange around the bottom instead of yellow. Teams moves to a different location away from the #88, Richert comes over form the #91 team. Slugger Labbe out as crew chief
30 Todd Bodine Pontiac Sara Lee Products:
Jimmy Dean,
State Fair Corn Dogs,
Rudy’s Farm
Bahari-Eel River Racing
Jack Birmingham
Barry Dodson T&L Motors
Todd Bodine runs at Phoenix and Homestead, unknown at Atlanta, but Andy Hillenburg is possible. Mike Bliss agreed to run the rest of the 1999 season and 2000 but left after Kodiak backed out of a 2000 sponsorship with the team. Buckshot Jones ran at Talladega. Bliss at Rockingham, Homestead. Todd Bodine runs at Bristol, Charlotte. Derrike Cope left after the August Michigan race. T&L Motors takes over the engine program. Dodson joined team on Aug 2nd as crw chief, not sure what happens to Dan Glauz. New owner, Chuck Rider sells just before the Brickyard 400, Cope to stay for now. Cope on the hot seat? Sponsor gone after 1999 season? Announcement on Sara Lee, Jan 12th. Gumout gone
31 Mike Skinner Chevy Lowes
AC Delco
Owens Corning
Richard Childress Larry McReynolds Childress
McReynolds gave up starting his own team and signed up for 3 years to stay. Lowes and Skinner signed on for three more years. McReynolds looks to start his own team in 2000. McReynolds back in 1999
32* Mike Wallace Ford ? Jim Smith Tim Brewer ?
Brewer signed up to crew chief the car for Indy. May move #2 truck team up to Cup in 2000 from the Truck series and run a few limited races in 1999, if it moves up it’ll be a different number as Cal Wells has the #32 for 2000
33 Kenny Schrader Chevy Skoal
Oakwood Homes
Andy Petree Sammy Johns Petree Racing
Schrader and Johns leave for the #36 at the end of the year. Skoal leaves after 1999 season, Oakwood Homes comes aboard as primary. Sammy Johns comes over from the defunct #96 team
36 Jerry Nadeau Pontiac M&M’s
Starburst, Valvoline,
Pedigree, Combos
ILD Telecom
Nelson Bowers
Read Morton
Tom Beard
Ryan Pemberton Hendrick
Kenny Scherder signs for the 2000 season. Ernie Irvan retires, Nadeau to finish out unless new 2000 driver takes over earlier. Irvan reups thru 2000. New paint scheme in 2000? May start a BGN team late in 1999. Pedigree Paint Scheme for Michigan and Crispy M&M s for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona
38* Butch Gilliland Ford Ralphs/Food 4 Less Richard Hilton ? Pro Motors
Winston West driver plans to attempt five Cup races: Las Vegas(missed), California(rained out), Sears Point(made), Indy(wasn’t there) and Phoenix
40 Sterling Marlin Chevy Coor’s Light
Prolong, PPG
Matco Tools
Felix Sabates Scott Eggleston SABCO
Scott Eggleston switches over from the #42. Corrie Stott left as the crew chief after Richmond(May 99). Glover takes over for the time being. Black paint scheme in 1999
41 Gary Bradberry Chevy Kodiak
Larry Hedrick Donnie Disharoon David Evans
Bradberry runs the car at Atlanta in the finale. Derrike Cope runs the car from Talladega thru Homestead, Todd Bodine to run the finale at Atlanta. Dick Trickle took at NHIS but left after Charlotte. David Green left after Richmond to drive the #45. Disharoon named crew chief just after Vegas. Tim Brewer out as crew chief, reassigned as a consultant. Team Mgr Mike Hill takes over as crew chief until they find one. David Green official
42 Joe Nemechek Chevy BellSouth
Lucent Technologies
Felix Sabates Tony Glover SABCO
Nemechek will leave at the end of 1999. Irwin in? Scott Eggleston goes over to the #40 as crew chief. Tony Glover takes over in the interim.
43 John Andretti Pontiac STP
Sprint Prepaid Foncards
Driving Impressions
Red Lobster
Red Wing Shoes
Petty Enterprises Robbie Loomis Rick Mann/PE
Cheerios to come aboard as primary sponosr mid 2000. Andretti just reupped for three years. STP will be a primary 1/2 the 2000 season, then fall back to an associate. Raun special paint scheme at Indy. New paint scheme in 1999 but not fan designed, similar to the 1997 design.
44 Kyle Petty Pontiac Hot Wheels
Sprint Prepaid Foncards
Driving Impressions
Red Lobster
Red Wing Shoes
Petty Enterprises Doug Hewitt Rick Mann/PE
Will run special paint scheme at Indy. Teams moves to Level Cross, NC and gets whole new crew, slight paint scheme change
45 David Green Pontiac 10-10-345 Lucky Dog
Phone Company
Tim Beverley
Tyler Jet Motorsports
James Ince Hendrick
Stop building their own engines, laid off the engine shop. David Greeon takes over for the rest of 1999 starting at NHIS. Jack Sprague made an attemot at Richmond but failed to get in the race. Rick Bickle released after Darlington. Bickle just signed a multi-year deal with the team. Team may start a 2nd Cup team and a BGN team. James Ince named crew chief after California. Bill Ingle was the interim crew chief for three races(Martinsville, Talladega, California) then left after California. Phil Hammer released as the crew chief after missing Bristol. 10-10-345 Lucky Dog Phone Company come aboard as the sponsor, #45 is the number. Probably switch to a different #, not #35 or #17 hearing it’ll be #45. Signed Bickle. Tabasco is out for 1999
46*? Frank Kimmel Chevy Advance Auto Parts ? Bill Kimmel, Jr ?
will run the Winston Open and possibly the June Michigan race(didn’t make an attempt)
47* Billy Standridge Ford ?
Fans Can Race,
Diabetes Home Care,
Allwood Machinery,
My Bad Sportswear,
Billy Standridge Dave Smith Cale Yarborough
has not run since Daytona, unknown status. Looking for a sponsor, running very limited schedule
50* Ricky Craven Chevy Midwest Transit Inc Hal Hicks
Mike Witters
John Monsam Hendrick
Craven signed up for 2000 with the team. John Monsam comes aboard as crew chief in June. Danny Pardus released after missing the Coke 600. New crew chief Jay Born. Lake Speed comes in as the general manager. Next race is Talladega in April. Crew Chief John McQueen left to pursue other racing opportunities. Team moved from Daytona Beach to the Charlotte area in Mid March. Switched from #07 to #50. Plans to run 15 races in 1999 and ROTY
55 Kenny Wallace Chevy Square-D
Oakwood Homes
Andy Petree Jimmy Elledge T&L Racing
Wallace and Square-D go to Petree as a second team to the #33
?58 ?Hut Stricklin ?Ford ? Scott Barbour ?Jerry Pitts ?Mark Smith
Team closed up shop after the check failed to clear for the new sponsor, Motorsports Safety Technologies. No idea of 2000 plans if any, Hut Stricklin was signed thru 2002 is looking. crew chief Mike Hillman left after Richmond(fall), Jerry Pitts takes over. Hut Stricklin to drive for rest of 1999. Loy Allen no longer driving but still with team and may drive some ARCA events. Craven out, Allen In after Dover. Hollywood Video scaled down to an associate. Craven’s new team, yep a Ford
59* Mark Gibson Ford ? Briggs Cunningham III
Kerry Scherer
David Button ?
Hollywood Video for Daytona only. May attempt a few Cup events in 1999
60 Geoffrey Bodine Chevy PowerTeam
Joe Bessey Jim Long Fischer Engineering
Long was rumored to be going to RCR, but is not. Three year deal, will work out of the old #96 shop
?* Joe Bessey Chevy PowerTeam Joe Bessey ? Fischer Engineering
no 1999 attempts, was to run a limited schedule
61* David Murry
Bob Strait
Ford Rent-A-Wreck
Midway Island
Mark Thompson Donnie Straight
Bob Bissinger
Rent-A-Wreck will be on the car for Homestead. Made first race at Watkins Glen with Murry. will run up to five races starting at Sears Point(missed with Murry). Bob Strait tested the car at Talladega on April 7-8th but didn’t attempt the race
66 Darrell Waltrip Ford BIG Kmart/Rt 66 Travis Carter/Carl Haas Travis Carter Pro Motors
Carter takes over for Lopez after Charlotte(Oct). DW announced his retirement on Aug 5th effective the end of the 2000 season. Philippe Lopez named to the crew chief job on May 20th. Donnie Disharoon left as crew chief after the Vegas race. Announcement on Dec 3rd in NYC, done deal, for two years
71 Dave Marcis Chevy Realtree
Helen Marcis Bob Marcis Childress
Performance Technology
Marcis says no retirement plans are in place and refuses to speculate on it. Marcis to retire after 2000 Daytona 500? Realtree re-signs for 1999
73* Ken Bouchard Chevy Three Stooges Beer Phil Barkdoll Phil Barkdoll Andy Petree Racing
Was a one race deal for the Daytona 500
75 Hut Stricklin Ford Remington
Mossy Oak
Darwin Oordt
Butch Mock
? Robert Yates
Ted Musgrave left at Homestead, Stricklin in at Atlanta in the finale. Crew Chief Jon Wolfe left after Indy. Mock sells to Darwin Oordt/Galaxy Motorsports. Remington leaves after the 1999 season, Polaris full time in 2000? Wolfe comes over from Joe Gibbs team. Troy Selberg comes over to be TM/GM. Musgrave is in for 1999, Dave Charpentier leaves to go to the #50
77 Robert Pressley Ford Jasper Engines Doug Bawel
Mark Wallace
Mark Harrah
Charley Pressley Jasper Engines
Charley Pressely takes over as the interim crew chief for Gulbranson for the 600. Newt Moore left as crew chief after Richmond(May 99). Bob Gulbranson takes over as the interim crew chief and Robert Pressley’s brother is an advisor to the team
79* Andy Belmont Ford AOL Ted Walters,Jr
George Pywowariw
Ted Walters Jr. ?
Belmont to drive three races, NHIS, Dover and Rockingham. Part time in 1999, 5-10 races
80* Gary Bradberry Ford ? Stan Hoover Stan Hoover ?
Bradberry tested at Indy and they plan to attempt the race and run a limited schedule
81* ? Ford ? Jerry Davis
Anthony Weight
? ?
Just bought by Davis & Weight Motorsports, Inc, probably won’t run until the Daytona 500 in 2000. Another unknown team, have heard nothing. Attempted the 1999 Daytona 500 without a sponsor. Team sold by Martocci/Gil Martin. Saved, team was to have an announcement on Friday 12/18 on driver, never happened, hear it was Shepherd. Willie T Ribbs deal fell thru? Chevy? The return of Willie T Ribbs
84* ? Chevy ? Beau Petty ? Richard Jackson
Attempted the Pepsi 400 in Daytona but failed. The team attempted Texas but wrecked during qualifying and withdrew. Three Stooges Beer was the sponsor. The team has split with Beau Petty retaining ownership and may race at Texas and Talladega with an unknown driver. Sponsor was to be Heritage Consumer Products. Rookie Stanton Barrett was to drive this car. Team is looking to run 16 of the 34 Cup races. Plans to run Daytona, Texas and Indy, others unsure at present
85* ? Ford ? Thee Dixon ? ?
Not sure of status, Long left to go to the #95 for ARCA, BGN and Cup tries. Attempted Bristol and Charlotte with Carl Long. Ken Bouchard made some attempts in the car in 1998
87* Ron Fellows Chevy Bully Hill Vineyards Joe Nemechek Brian Pattie ?SABCO
Ran at Watkins Glen, came in 2nd. No more Cup plans for 1999
88 Dale Jarrett Ford Quality Care Service/
Ford Credit,
Coca Cola
Robert Yates Todd Parrott Robert Yates
no changes
89* Austin Cameron Chevy Mor-Con/Creative Touch Terry Cameron ? ?
DNQ’d at Sears Point and attempted Vegas but withdrew. Supposedly will attempt Fontana, Sears Point and Phoenix. A regular in the Winston West
89* Dennis Setzer Ford ? Bill Elliott ? Ernie Elliott
This team is dead and will not run anymore in 1999. Setzer is running full time in the CTS. Planned to run the Bud Shootout qualifier and attempt the Daytona 500, no idea what happened, this team never made an appearance at Daytona. May run up to five races with special McD’s promotions
90 Ed Berrier Ford Hills Bros
Suburban Lodge
Junie Donlavey Junie Donlavey Pro Motors
Stanton Barrett out Ed Berrier in, for now. Hills Brothers Coffee to do four races as a sponsor. Stanton Barrett returns and attempted the Pepsi 400 in Daytona but DNQ’d. Supposed to be in the car for a few more races. Hut Stricklin made attempts at a few races and didn’t find much success with the team and took a ride with the #58. Barrett to run Bristol and Martinsville. Barrett attempted Texas with Suburban Lodge as the sponsor, but failed to make the race. Ed Berrier to run Darlington. Shepherd attempted Atlanta but didn’t make it. Stanton Barrett was in the car for Vegas, one race deal with sponsor. Morgan Shepherd will attempt to make the Rockingham race, no sponsor. Mike Wallace ran the car at Daytona. Kodiak was on the car at Daytona since the #41 failed to make the show. What a mess, Big Daddy’s didn’t pay, Mike Harmon out as driver, Morgan Shepherd was rumored, Mike Wallace practiced the car on 2/10. AcuTurn takes over at sponsor for at least Daytona. Big Daddy’s BBQ may return, if they get the $$. Mike Harmon names driver, Big Daddy’s named sponsor on Wed 12/16/98
91 Rich Bickle Chevy ? Joe Falk/LJ Racing ? ?
Rich Bickle ran at Rockingham but failed to make the show. Andy Hillenburg to run Charlotte and Talladega, after that ? Derrike Cope to run at NHIS, unsure after that as he will run at least two races in ther #15. Tom Baldwin attempted Richmond but didn’t make the race. Invinca Shield signes on to do five races with the team, starting at Indy. Hut Stricklin attempted the Pepsi 400 at Daytona but DNQ’d. Trickle was in Milwaukee and couldn’t make Daytona, back at Loudon. Sitting out the June Michigan race. Short named before Richmond(May). Skip Eyler leaves to go back to Roush and the #16 car. Team to skip California unless a sponsor is found. Trickle in for now. Steve Grissom not renewed after Atlanta, no idea on a new driver for Darlington. Textilease comes aboard for a three race deal(Vegas, Atlanta, Darlington) but may stay on longer, race to race. Elyer comes aboard as crew chief. John Birosh left after a week on the job, team looking for a crew chief too. Grissom and Birosh named to the team, no sponsor yet. Crew Chief Doug Richert left for the #28, all sponsorship deals looks like they have fallen through
93* Dave Blaney Pontiac Amoco Bill Davis Gil Martin Bill Davis Racing
Up to five races, 2nd Bill Davis team. Plans are for Blaney to run the following five races: Michigan 6/13; Loudon 7/11; Indy 8/7; Homestead 11/14 and Atlanta 11/21
94 Bill Elliott Ford McDonald’s
Super 8
Coca Cola
Bill Elliott ?Wayne Orme Ernie Elliott
McDonald’s leaves AFTER the 2000 season and goes to Cal Well’s BGN operation. Wayne Orme has been promoted from within to take the crew chief job starting at RIR. Jerry Pitts left for the #98 crew chief job, Ernie Elliott takes over for the time being. Crew Chief Joe Garone left after Texas, Pitts is interim crew chief for now. Brand new paint scheme in 1999! Mike Beam leaves as the Team Mgr, goes to the #21
95* Carl Long Chevy ?
Sadler Bros Jim Horton/?Gary Tatum ?
hopes to attempt Homestead and run ARCA and BGN
97 Chad Little Ford John Deere
Georgetta Roush
Roush Racing
Jeff Hammond Roush
signed thru 2000
98 Rick Mast Ford Universal Studios
Woody Woodpecker
Cale Yarborough Dan Glauz
Tony Santanicola
Mark Tudor left as crew chief after Martinsville. Universal/Woody is official, 3 1/2 year deal. Crew chief Jerry Pitts and Team Manager Waddell Wilson left the team after Cale retook the team. Wayne Burdette is no longer the owner, Cale resumes full ownership and a new sponsor soon. Jerry Pitts comes over from Elliott Racing as the crew chief. Michael McSwain left as the crew chief after California. Team still unsponsored, no word. Sonic Drive Inn’s for Daytona, may have signed another for the full season. Has signed on investors and saved the team, Mast signed to drive, sponsor to be announced soon. Team has shut down, may return if a sponsor is found
99 Jeff Burton Ford Exide Batteries
Robert Corn/
Roush Racing
Frank Stoddard Roush
no real changes


Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Listed Owner Crew Chief Engine Builder
14* ? Chevy ?Microsoft
Morgan-McClure ? Rutt Pitman
The number has been assigned to Morgan-McClure. Microsoft, no? A 2nd Morgan-McClure team? A chance this may happen in 1999, may be a limited schedule to get started
? ? GM? ? Larry McReynolds
John Dangler
Larry McReynolds ?
could not get a sponsor and will not start the new team. McReynolds signed up with RCR for a 3 year deal to stay at the #31
? ? Ford ? RDJ Motorsports ? ?
have heard nothing on this deal since October, may be dead


been SOLD, or WON’T HAPPEN in 1999
Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Listed Owner Crew Chief Engine
? ? ?Chevy ? Stavola Bros ? ?
Team closed up and sold cars to the #60. No sponsor by Nov 13th the team will shut down, gave up the #8 to DEI. Shepherd was rumored to go here, but deal fell thru.
?27 ? ?Pontiac ? ?Richard Jackson ? ?
BGN only if at all, was the #1 and #14 in recent years
? ? ?Ford ? ?David Blair ? ?
Shop and equipment bought by Travis Carter for his 2nd team with DW. Was the #27
?29 ? ?Chevy ? ?Gary Bechtel ? ?
Diamond Ridge has scrapped Cup plans, only doing one BGN team, #4, for now, may return in 2001
46 ? Chevy ? Carolyn Sabates Gary Grossenbacher ?
The third team returns but as the #01 team with new personal and will have a different owner in 2000. was third SABCO team, but shut down because of no sponsor and team wanted to refocus effort on the #’s 40 and 42
78* ? Ford ? Jim Wilson
Billy Hagen
Steven Lane
Fred Turner
Hut Stricklin Robert Yates
Team auctioned off all equipment on May 17th and is done. Heard the team has shut down as of 4-13-1999. The team is on hold until s sponsor is found, not sure of their next race. Driver Gary Bradberry has been told he could look for other opportunities. PHARB never paid and is gone, Pilot is unsure of their plans, team will sit out Rockingham and Vegas, and attempt Atlanta, then….? New co-sponsor PHARB Hangover Relief. Hut Sticklin is aboard as the crew chief/team mgr until he finds a ride
96 ? Chevy ? Buzz McCall ? ?
Ceased operations, Power Team(#60) bought the equipment and will use the #96 shop
? ? ?Ford ? ?Wood Brothers
Jack Roush
? ?
won’t happen in 1999


Born on Date: 8/31/98