(the silly season chart)

Updated 11-8-2002

Team charts by season: 201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007,200620052004200320022001200019991998

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. The news is from 2001 to present with links to Past Team pages for older news. Links to the Teams, Drivers and Sponsors are also on the TEAM PAGES

Check out the Team Addresses page

For news on Misc teams check my New Team Past News and Rumors page

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

2002 Rookie of the Year Candidates

Jimmie Johnson, #48
Carl Long, #59
Ryan Newman, #12
Shawna Robinson, #49
(#30-Jeff Green is not a Rookie, he has run in 50 Cup races as of the start of the 2002 season)

Cup Drivers without a full time ride/looking in 2002

Casey Atwood
Ed Berrier, was to run the #90 at MIS in June but decided not to
Gary Bradberry, ran a race in the #90 at MIS
Stacy Compton, full time #59 BGN
Wally Dallenbach, part time BGN
Jeff Fuller, part time BGN #88
Steve Grissom
Andy Hillenburg, ran a few races in the #71
Andy Houston, was in BGN, unsure now
Ron Hornaday, full time in the #26 BGN car
Buckshot Jones, retiring?
Kevin Lepage, in the #37 BGN car
Scott Pruett, ran Watkins Glen for Ganassi
Greg Sacks, his own team #05, part time
Hermie Sadler, running own team, looking for full BGN/Cup ride, subbed in the #90 at a few races
Kirk Shelmerdine, part time Cup ride, #27/72
Morgan Shepherd, own team in Cup and CTS, needs sposnor
Hut Stricklin
Dick Trickle, ran a few races in the #71, tested the #91

Crew Chiefs looking for jobs in 2002

Tommy Baldwin
Buddy Barnes, in the CTS
Barry Dodson, on FSN’s NASCAR This Morning and Victory Lane
Mark Tutor

Teams Looking for Sponsors in 2002

Cup Teams Looking for a Primary Sponsor in 2002:
#33 Andy Petree Racing
#49 BAM Racing
#55 Andy Petree Racing
#59 Price Motorsports
#66 Hass Carter Motorsports
#71 Marcis Racing
#84 Norm Benning Motorsports
#92 Melling Racing

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

Full-time Rides by Manufacturer – 40 Full Time Teams

Chevy – 12 Teams 1,4,5,8,15,24,25,29,30,31,48,55
Dodge – 10 Teams – 7,9,19,22,23,40,41,43,44,45
Ford – 12 Teams – 2,6,11,12,17,21,26,28,32,77,88,97,99
Pontiac – 5 Teams – 10,14,18,20,36
* could end up being part time if no sponsor is found

Closed Teams: 66
Part Time Teams: 00,02,05,09,16,27,33,37,38,42,46,47,49,52,54,57,59,60,62,67,71,74,83,84,85,87,89,90,91,92,98

Unassigned Numbers for 2002

Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR, team can request a number
NO WORD ON PLANS for the #3


* after the # means the team is part time
? after a subject means rumor/unknown
? by itself means unknown
Red Type means new for the 2002 season(first full season)
A team in all red means it is a new team for 2002


team links

Driver Manu Sponsor

Assoc Sponsors

Listed Owner Crew Chief Engine
0* Jim Inglebright Chevy Jelly Belly Valerie Inglebright ? ?
Raced at Sears Point, where Inglebright has raced and won. Inglebright has also ran in the CTS.
00* Buckshot Jones
Jerry Nadeau
Chevy Charter Pipeline Michael Waltrip Bobby Kennedy DEI
Jones will run the car at Atlanta. Nadeau ran at Chicagoland. Ran as the #98 at Talladega in April with Kenny Wallace.
02 Hermie Sadler Chevy Virginia Lottery Hermie Sadler Jeff Buckner Pro Motor Engineering
Changed from #13 to #02. Sadler plans to run at least ten Winston Cup races and up to five BGN races.
05* Greg Sacks Chevy FRANCHI$IT Greg Sacks
Loren Fossie
? Hendrick
Plans to run in at least two and as many as ten Cup/BGN races in 2002. Still looking for a crew and shop.
09* Geoffrey Bodine Ford Miccosukee Indian Gaming James Finch Marc Reno ?
will run the races at Daytona, Talladega and Homestead with Miccosukee Indian Gaming, Finch will supply the cars
09* Shane Lewis Ford National Healing Corporation Otto Motorsports ? Yates
one race deal for Watkins Glen, plans to run a few races in 2003.
1 Stave Park Chevy Pennzoil

Wrangler, Snap On, Coca-Cola

Dale Earnhardt Inc Tony Gibson DEI
Tony Gibson comes over from Hendrick Motorsports and the #24. Kenny Wallace was in the #1 until Darlington in March when Park came back. Wallace was signed thru 2002 but released to take the #23 ride in September. Pennzoil is signed thru 2003 and Park recently signed a 1 year extension thru 2003.
2 Rusty Wallace Ford Miller Lite

Mobil One, Mead, PPG, Snap On, Mazak, Lennox, Bosch, Hugo Boss, Amtrak, Utz Quality Foods

Roger Penske Bill Wilburn Penske Jasper
Wilburn the new crew chief. Former crew chief Robin Pemberton left at end of 2001. To Dodge? no. Team is with Ford for thru 2003 (supposedly)
4 Mike Skinner Chevy Kodak Max

Forward Air

Larry McClure
Tim Morgan
Chris Carrier Rutt Pitman
former crew chief Scott Eggleston left the team after a week as team manager. Carrier named crew chief after Coke 600, Scott Eggleston to team manager. Chris Carrier former crew chief of the #33 APR team, comes aboard as a team mamber, working in the shop and traveling with the team. Mike Skinner signed to a three year deal 2002-2004. Kevin Lepage is out at end of 2001
5 Terry Labonte Chevy Kelloggs(Frosted Flakes)

Quaker State, GMAC, Haas

Rick Hendrick Jim Long Hendrick
Crew Chief Gary DeHart replaced by Jim Long. DeHart moves to an R&D position. Labonte good thru 2002 even though rumors have him moving to all kinds of rides in Cup. Kelloggs re-ups to 2003, ran a Frosted Flakes Tony the Tiger scheme, no word on any changes to that
6 Mark Martin Ford Viagra/Pfizer Jack Roush Ben Leslie Roush
The #6 and #97 team swap crews and crew chiefs. Car will feature a black paint scheme in 2002. Martin is signed with Roush thru 2005
7 Jason Leffler Dodge Sirius Satellite Radio Jimmy Smith Tony Furr Mike Ege Racing
Ege takes over engines for the last two races as Evernham will not supply them any longer. Atwood released after Rockingham in Nov. Ray Evernham and Jim Smith part ways after Rockingham. Buddy Barnes leaves after California, Furr takes over. Jimmy Elledge. who left the #88 may come aboard as the new crew chief. Kevin Cram released as crew chief after Atlanta, Barnes is the interim crew chief. Sirius Satellite Radio will sponsor the team thru 2003. Kevin Cram is the new crew chief. Atwood moves over from the #19 Dodge, Evernham buys into the team and helps with the Dodge conversion and engines. Mike Wallace and Kevin Lepage drove the car in 2001
8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr Chevy Budweiser

Outlaw, Remington, Snap On, Oreo,Drakkar

Dale Earnhardt Inc/DEI Tony Eury DEI
Drakkar comes aboard as a major assoc sponsor. Will NOT switch to the #3
9 Bill Elliott Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline

Ray Evernham
Bill Elliott
Mike Ford Evernham Motorsports
Will NOT retire as speculated
10 Johnny Benson Pontiac Valvoline

Aaron Rents, Call N Carry

MBV Motorsports
James Ince Hendrick
Benson signed thru 2002, will have a different paint scheme in 2002
11 Brett Bodine Ford Hooters

Wells Fargo Financial, Express Personnel Services, TEC Graphics

Brett Bodine Jon Wolfe Yates
Brother Geoffrey Bodine helping out as crew chief when not racing, Wolfw was the crew chief for Atlanta (Oct). Timberland PRO switched over to Bodines BGN team as primary. Hooters signs on as primary sponsor for the year, Kirk Shelmerdine will run up to five events as Bodines teammate. Doug Richert is the interim crew chief/consultant for now. Mike Hillman leaves as crew chief, just before the Daytona 500, went to the #14. Wells Fargo Financial and Timberland PRO are signed as mahor assocs but Bodine needs other sponsors to help carry the load and a possible team for brother Geoffrey
12 Ryan Newman Ford ALLTEL

Mobil One, Wega, Sony, Turtle Wax

Roger Penske Matt Borland Penske Jasper
Wega and Turtle Wax join as assoc sponsors. Will run the #12 (was #02) and transfer Owners points to the team. Moved up full time in 2002 and Newman goes for ROTY. To Dodge? no. Team is with Ford for thru 2003 (supposedly)
12 CLOSED x x Penske Racing LLC x x
Team closes up at the end of the 2001 season, leaving drive Mike Wallace and crew chief Peter Sospenzo looking for work. Sponsor Mobil One goes to associates on the #2 and #02 Penske Teams. The #02 will take over the number 12 and assume the owners points
14 Mike Wallace Pontiac Conseco AJ Foyt Mike Hillman David Evans
Mike Wallace takes over for Stacy Compton at Pocono and Indy, maybe longer. Mike Hillman comes aboard before Rockingham in Feb, no word on what Donnie Brown will do. Compton will be named the driver on Jan 4th and will also run the full BGN season in the #59. Rick Mast was rumored but will be in the #90. Ron Hornaday released at the end of the 2001 season, other changes possible within the team?
15 Micheal Waltrip Chevy NAPA

Coca Cola, Klaussner, Ritz

Dale Earnhardt Inc Richard “Slugger” Labbe DEI
Waltrip stays put. Richard “Slugger” Labbe tooks over as crew chief as of Sept Richmond 2001
16* Greg Biffle Ford Grainger Jack Roush Randy Goss Roush
Grainger will sponsor the car at the Oct Atlanta race. Roush has stated he will not run the car unsponsored. Biffle ran some race for injured Bobby Hamilton in the #55. Biffle will run up to 7 races in 2002. No sponsor named yet. Plans are to move Biffle and team to full-time Cup in 2003 and run for ROTY. Grainger will move up with the team in 2003. Why not #60? no idea except #16 used to be Roush’s number in 2000.
17 Matt Kenseth Ford DeWalt Tools


Mark Martin
Jack Roush
Robby Reiser Roush
Many rumors that Kenseth would leave and go to the #31 or to another team with Reiser as the owner, but Kenseth denies this and says he is staying with Roush
18 Bobby Labonte Pontiac Interstate Batteries

Food Lion, EasyCare, Wix, MBNA, Wards, Coca Cola, Ditch Witch, Gumout, Cintas, Cheeze-It, Cannon

Joe Gibbs Micheal McSwain Gibbs Racing
McSwain comes over from the #28 RYR team after Atlanta. Longtime Crew Chief Jimmy Makar will become the Team Manger for all of Joe Gibbs Racing and give up the crew chief job. Team will switch to Chevy full time in 2003.
19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Mountain Dew, Stihl, Valvoline

Ray Evernham committee Evernham Motorsports
Mayfield in, Atwood moves over to the #7, Evernham as part owner. Crew chief Sammy Johns back to R&D, team is using a committee approach to it.
20 Tony Stewart Pontiac Home Depot

Ridgid, Husky, Coke-Cola, MBNA, Gumout, Daewood, Old Spice, Cheeze-It, Philips Lighting, Glidden Paint

Joe Gibbs Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Racing
Will switch to Chevy full time in 2003. Home Depot is signed thru 2004. Stewart signed thru 2004
21 Elliott Sadler Ford Motorcraft

U.S. Air Force

Wood Brothers Pat Tryson Roush
Sadler asked for release after California, is was granted after Charlotte in May, Sadler will stay with the #21 team thru the 2002 season, and go to Robert Yates Racing in 2003, driving the #38 M&M’s Ford.
22 Ward Burton Dodge Caterpillar

Polaris ATV, Amoco, Pro-Cert, Hobas Pipe, Mountain Dew, Tempstar

Bill Davis Frank Stoddard Bill Davis Racing
Crew Chief Tommy Baldwin, Jr left after the Kansas race. Stoddard is supposedly the new crew chief. Cat re-upped thru 2007, Burton thru 2004. Caterpillar, Baldwin and Burton signed thru 2002
23 Kenny Wallace

Scott Wimmer

Dodge Hills Bros Coffee


Bill/Gail Davis Philippe Lopez Bill Davis Racing
Hut Stricklin released after Bristol, Wallace in the car for the rest of 2002, except for Talladega (in the #33 car, and Martinsville BGN conflict). Stricklin, Hills Bros and Lopez come over from the #90. This was the #93 team, former crew chief Doug Randolph went to Ganassi Racing. Amoco left as sponsor at the end of the 2001 season. Blaney to the #77 Ford
24 Jeff Gordon Chevy DuPont Finishes

Pepsi, Quaker State, SDRC,AC Delco, Rain-X, Slick 50, Haas, GMAC, Delphi Automotive Systems,Lowe’s Home Improvement

Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Robbie Loomis Hendrick
Lowe’s Home Improvement will be an assoc sponsor and Gordon is now part owner of the #48 team. Will run a special 200th DuPont Anniversary scheme in the 2002 Daytona 500. Gordon signed a longterm deal with Hendrick, DuPont signed up thru 2005, Loomis is on a 2-3 year deal
25 Joe Nemechek Chevy Delphi Automotive/UAW-GM

Quaker State, GMAC

Joseph Hendrick Peter Sospenzo Hendrick
Peter Sospenzo takes over for Pattie as of the Sept NHIS race, Pattie goes back toe NEMCO in the BGN. Brian Pattie takes over as crew chief as of MIS in June, coming over from Nemechek’s BGN operation. Ken Howes goes back to his R&D position at HMS. Joe Nemechek replaces Jerry Nadeau who was released after Richmond. Tony Furr leaves after Martinsville in April. Ken Howes is the interim crew chief.
26 Todd Bodine
Geoffrey Bodine
(July Pocono)
Ford Discover Card Travis Carter Donnie Wingo Yates
Discover Card signs on for the rest of 2002 after being the sponsor for 6 races which started at Dover thru Chicagoland. Geoffrey Bodine will drive the car at the July Pocono race as Todd has BGN commitments that weekend. Todd Bodine will drive the car, his brother Geoffrey will qualify at Pocono and Michigan. ARCA champ Frank Kimmel and sponsor Pork-the-other-white-meat left after the Coke 600. Team did not run in The Winston Open. Kimmel is in the car on a limited basis when his ARCA schedule does not interfere. Kmart was signed thru 2002, but pulled sponsorship after Rockingham race in Feb, no word on 2002 sponsorship, will go to Las Vegas, after that ??. Nemechek moves over from the #33 APR team. Jimmy Spencer leaves at the end of 2001, to the #41 Ganassi Racing team.
27* Scott Wimmer Dodge Siemens Bill Davis Racing ?Robert Barker Bill Davis Racing
Moves up from BGN to run up to seven races starting at Chicago. Other planned races are Indianapolis, Bristol, Dover, Charlotte/Lowes, Atlanta and Phoenix. Looks like full time in 2003 if Siemens or another sponsor comes aboard.
27*/72* Kirk Shelmerdine Ford Naturally Fresh
Jackaroo Sauces
Kirk Shelmerdine Tim Weiss Yates
Made debut at NHIS in the #27. Was supposed to run #27 but now Bill Davis Racing is, so used #72 at Chicago, but missed the race. Decided not to run at the Coke 600, plans are now for Chicago to be the first race. Will run the #27. 2002 schedule: Both Charlotte races, Chicagoland, Kansas and Atlanta. Shelmerdine, former crew chief for Dale Earnhardt, will run up to five Cup races in 2002, part of the Hooters deal with the #11.



team links

Driver Manu Sponsor

Assoc Sponsors

Listed Owner Crew Chief Engine
28 Ricky Rudd Ford Havoline

Raybesto’s, Mac Tools, Autolite, Fleetwood RV, Coca-Cola, UPS

Robert Yates Raymond Fox Robert Yates
Crew Chief Michael McSwain left after Atlanta in Oct, may be headed to the #18. Rudd will leave at end of 2002 and go to the #21. Elliott Sadler will drive the car in 2003 with the #38 and M&M’s as sponsor. Owner’s Point WILL transfer. Havoline goes to Ganassi Racing and Jamie McMurray, either #28 or #42.. Changes colors in 2002 to a Havoline scheme, the large orange Texaco star is reduced to a small one on the hood.. Rudd is signed thru 2002.
29 Kevin Harvick Chevy GM Goodwrench

Hershey Foods, Oreo, Realtree, AC Delco, Snap-On, Bass Pro Shops, Coca-Cola, Tracker Boats, Perdue

Richard Childress Gil Martin Childress
Switches crew chiefs, crews and cars with the #31. New paint scheme in 2002, silver and black. Dale Earnhardt was killed in the 2001 Daytona 500. Harvick took over at Rockingham, car is changed from 3 to 29 and paint scheme was reversed. Will stay #29 in 2002, RCR will NOT use the #3 and hopes NASCAR will retire it.
30 Jeff Green Chevy AOL Richard Childress Todd Berrier Childress
goes full time in 2002
31 Robby Gordon Chevy Cingular Richard Childress Kevin Hamlin Childress
Switches crew chiefs, crews and cars with the #29. former driver Mike Skinner left to get his knee fixed mid 2001 and will drive the #4 car in 2002. Lowe’s goes to the #48. Robby Gordon signs on to drive in 2002 with new sponsor Cingular. Gil Martin came on as crew chief late in 2001
32 Ricky Craven Ford Tide

Downy, Kenmore, Mattel, Super 8, Craftsman,Diamond Cut Jeans

Cal Wells
PPI Motorsports
Mike Beam Yates
Tide and Craven signed thru 2004. Looks like Wells drops the #96 team and goes to a one car operation in 2002
33 Mike Wallace Chevy 1800-CALLATT
(Pepsi 400)
Andy Petree Scott Eggleston Petree Racing
Looks like Dallas Cowboy’s team owner will buy into APR, the #33 and #55. 1800-CALLATT was on the car at Daytona on the Pepsi 400. Preen will sponsor the car at Talladega in April. Team will skip Las Vegas. Crew Chief Chris Carrier left to go to the #4 team. Autoliv was aboard as a sponsor at the Daytona 500. Mike Wallace will drive at Daytona and Rockingham, the team is entered at Las Vegas, after that ?? Petree is also talking to Dallas Cowboy’s owner, Jerry Jones about buying into the team, Darrell Waltrip may be part of the team and they could swotch to Fords. If a sponsor cannot be found after the 4th race, the team may close or suspend operations. Driver Joe Nemechek (to the #26) and Oakwood Homes (left the sport) left at the end of 2001
36 Kenny Schrader Pontiac M&M’s

Valvoline, Pedigree, Call-N-Carry, Mighty Auto Parts, Aaron Rents

Nelson Bowers
Read Morton
Tom Beard
Newt Moore Hendrick
Newt Moore comes aboard after Las Vegas(3-4-2001). Looks for some minor paint scheme changes and a few special schemes as usual
37* Derrike Cope Ford Sound Moves

Poison, Ozzfest, Alabama, Rolling Stones?

Quest Motor Racing
Derrike Cope
?Warren Johnson
?Joey Knuckles ?Johnson
Cope recently left the #57 CLR team, and has attempted some Cup races and ran the June race at MIS. No idea if Warren Johnson is still a part owner or where the engines come from.
38* Kevin Lepage Ford GEIGO Quest Motor Racing
Derrike Cope
Warren Johnson
? ?Johnson
One race deal for the Winston Open and Coca Cola 600
40 Sterling Marlin

Jamie McMurray

Mike Bliss

Dodge Coor’s Light

Target, Snap-On, Kennametal

Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Lee McCall Ernie Elliott
Marlin injured in a wreck at Kansas. McMurray will run the remaining races, except for Martinville where Mike Bliss will run the car. Marlin signed thru 2003. Coors signed thru 2003
41 Jimmy Spencer

Scott Pruett
(Watkins Glen)

Dodge Target

Snap-On, Energizer, STP, FugiFilm, Kleenex, Cheerios, Gillette

Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Doug Randolph Ernie Elliott
Spencer will be released at end of 2002. No word on a 2003 driver. Scott Pruett will run the #41 at Watkins Glen, Spencer will be in a sister car, #42. Spencer, Target, new number (was #01), and crew chief, Doug Randolph. Former crrew chief Matt Chambers still works for Ganassi. Former driver, Jason Leffer goes to the #2 CTS ride. Target takes over for Cingular who goes to the #31 and Robby Gordon
42* Kenny Brack Dodge ? Chip Ganassi
Felix Sabates
Matt Chambers Ernie Elliott
Ganassi’s CART driver Kenny Brack is supposed to run the 2002 Daytona 500 in a 3rd Ganassi car and possibly some other Cup races depending on a sponsor, supposedly will use the #42
43 John Andretti Dodge Cheerios

Pop Secret, Betty Crocker, Hot Wheels, Ferguson, Sprint, OMP, Red Lobster, Southern Pride Trucking

Petty Enterprises Brandon Thomas Mike Ege Racing
Brandon Thomas is the new crew chief as of the first Pocono race, Greg Steadman moves over to Petty’s #44. Robin Pemberton comes on as General Mgr/Vice President. New engine builder for 2002. Andretti stays and is signed thru 2002
44 Christian Fittiapadi

Greg Biffle

Steve Grissom

Ted Musgrave

Dodge Georgia Pacific


Petty Enterprises Gary Putnum Mike Ege Racing
Grissom drove at Martinsville, Musgrave at Atlanta. Jerry Nadeau was in the car after Jones was released, but got injured in a go cart accident just before Martinsville in Oct and will probably not race again in 2002. Gary Putnum took over for Greg Steadman in Sept 2002. Nadeau will run the car the rest of the season starting at the July Pocono race. No word on what former driver Steve Grissom will do. Jerry Nadeau ran the car at Infineno Raceway and almost won. Greg Steadman moves over from the #43 and Bryant Frazier becomes the car chief. Buckshot Jones released after Martinsville in April, Grissom takes over. Robin Pemberton comes on as General Mgr/Vice President. New engine builder for 2002. Kyle Petty says Jones is safe, has a multi-year contract and that both owner and driver want Jones in the car. Jones was rumored out and Stacy Compton in? Bryant Frazier replaced Mark Tutor as the new crew chief after the spring 2001 Darlington race
45 Kyle Petty Dodge Sprint PCS

Hot Wheels

Petty Enterprises Steven Lane Mike Ege Racing
Robin Pemberton comes on as General Mgr/Vice President. Steve Lane is the new crew chief as of the fall Talladega race in 2001. New engine builder for 2002. Kyle Petty and Sprint stay in 2002
46* Frank Kimmel Ford Advance Auto Parts
National Pork Board
Larry Clement Bill Kimmel Roush
ran the June Pocono race as a field filler. Kimmel ran some races in the #26 earlier in the season. No word on if any more races will be attempted.
46* Brandon Ash Ford SAS, Fuji Film, Little Tree Jon Perreton
Scott Yeaman
Track Access
Joey Knuckles ?
Winston West driver attempted to make the Sears Point race but missed (no decals on car) and plans to attempt the Phoenix Cup race.
47* Lance Hooper Ford ? Dark Horse Motorsports Richard Jackson ?
plans to run a few select Cup races in 2002
48 Jimmie Johnson
Chevy Lowe’s Home Improvent

Quaker State

Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus Hendrick
Chad Knaus comes over from Melling Racing and the #92. A fourth HMS team, will have Lowe’s as the sponsor, coming over from the #31
49* Stacy Compton

Kevin Lepage

Shawna Robinson

Derrike Cope

Dodge ?

R & B Auto Body

BAM Racing
Beth Ann Morganthau
Tom Mohrhauser
Scott Eggleston Ernie Elliott
Stacy Compton ran the car at Lowe’s and Talladega. Kevin Lapage ran the car at Dover. Stuart Kirby ran the car at Kansas. Derrike Cope ran a few races until he got hurt in a BGN race at Richmond. Eggleston is the new crew chief. Hornaday attempted Indy but missed. Crew chief Teddy Brown resigned after Daytona(July), Matt Willingham is acting crew chief for now. Hornaday attempted Chicago but missed, ran The Winston Open and Coke 600, Robinson is still with the team. Crew chief Eddie Sharp released after Daytona 500, car chief Teddy Brown is the new crew chief. Plans to run 24 races and will be in a Dodge (team used a Pontiac in 2001). Robinson tested at Homestead in 2001 for the team but did not attempt any races with the team
?50 CLOSED x x Hal Hicks x x
suspended operations mid 2001, no word on what is up with this team in 2002
51* Brian Rose Dodge RevivalSoy.com Rick Ware ? ?
CTS driver Brian Rose will attempt to make the Martinsville race. Morgan Shepherd made a few attempts. Long left after Kansas to the #59. CTS team to move up and try to run the rest of 2002 starting at Bristol.
52* ? Ford ? Jerry Davis
Anthony Weight
? ?
new number announced, still looking sponsorship for 2002, no word on a driver or planned races. Was the #81.
54* Ron Hornaday Chevy National Guard BH Motorsports
Sam Belnavis
Tinsley Hughes
Doug Richert Hendrick
plans to run at Lowes, Atlanta and Rockingham with Hornaday. Will run full Cup in 2003, unknown driver. Will get help from Hendrick Motorsports.
54* Kevin Grubb Chevy Toys R Us Rick Goodwin
Ed Whitaker
Team Bristol Motorsports
Tony Lambert APR
runs in BGN now, plans to run six Cup races ,starting at Richmond in May. Other races may be at: both Dover races, Bristol(didn’t enter), Richmond (in Sept) and Kansas.
55 Bobby Hamilton Chevy Schneider Electric
Andy Petree Jimmy Elledge Petree
Hamilton says he will not be back in 2003. Jimmy Elledge returns to APR, Charley Pressley steps down. Petree is talking to Dallas Cowboy’s owner, Jerry Jones about buying into the team, Darrell Waltrip may be part of the team and they could swotch to Fords. Pressley comes aboard as the new crew cheif. Former crew chief Jimmy Elledge left for the #88 car. Square-D’s has re-uped through 2003, Hamilton signed thru 2003, new paint scheme in 2002
57* Stewart Kirby Ford CLR Ted Campbell Joey Cudmore Yates
Stewart Kirby take over, will run five races, starting at Chicago and including the Brickyard 400. Ron Hornaday attempted Atlanta but failed to make the race. Attempted Las Vegas with Derrike Cope, who left after the Vegas attempt. Ran some races in 2001. Plans to run 12-15 races in 2002 starting including the Daytona 500
59* Carl Long
Dodge ? Foster Price
Price Motorsports
Mike Chance RDS
Carl Long moves to his 4th team of 2002, after Kansas. Jason Small replaces Randy Renfrow before the June Michigan race. Carl Long was to run with this team but those plan fell apart, Renfrow attempted the Feb Rockingham and Apr Martinsville races but failed too make the reces.
59* Bobby Gerhart Pontiac ? Gerhart Racing Billy Gerhardt Dan Begle
ARCA driver plans to attempt the Daytona 500 and the other three restrictor plate races (Talladega and Daytona)
60* Jack Sprague Chevy?
Haas Automation Haas Automation Dennis Conner Hendrick
Postponed debut from the Coke 600 and plan to run three Cup races in 2002: Charlotte, Atlanta and Homestead The team will run the full 2003 Cup season. Chevy? Pontiac?
62* Austin Cameron Dodge NAPA Auto Care
Orleans Hotel & Casino
Michael Gaughan Shane Wilson ?
Cameron ran at Sonoma and will attempt Watkins Glen and possibly Phoenix. Was to test at Las Vegas in January with Brendan Gaughan, but canceled and will NOT run in the Cup race at Vegas, wants to concentrate on the full CTS season
65 Dan Pardus Chevy ? Jim & Judie Motorsports
Pardus Racing
D&M Motorsports
Dave Leiner ?
is running in the BGN in the #32. Will not attempt the Daytona 500, no word on 2002 plans
66 Hideo Fukuyama Ford ? Travis Carter/Carl Haas Teddy Brown Yates
Fukuyama tested at Dover in August and make run the fall race at Dover, Martinsville or Rockingham.
67* Boris Said Ford Jasper Engines

Dynagear, Champion,Liberty Life Insurance

Doug Bawel
Mark Wallace
Mark Harrah
Mark Harrah Penske Jasper
A team car to the #77, Said will run at the two road courses, Sears Point and Watkins Glen. Owner Mark Harrah will be the crew chief
68* ? Chevy ? Tom Coleman Walter Giles ?
Tean changed focus, concentrating on ARCA with driver Austion Cameron, no word on Cup plans or what happened with driver Bryan Reffner.
71* Jay Sauter
Andy Hillenburg
Dick Trickle
Greg Sacks?
Dave Marcis
(Daytona 500 only)
Chevy Williams Bros Lumber Company, Warranty Godl, Realtree Helen Marcis Bob Marcis Childress
Perfomance Technology
Sauter running at Indy. Hillenburg ran at Darlington. Williams Bros Lumber on the hood at Atlanta. Trickle will run some events, rumor has Sacks running an event or two. Bass Pro Shops was on the hood at Rockingham, but missed the race. Marcis will run the 2002 Daytona 500 and retire. Will supposedly run in some ARCA, BGN and Cup races with other driver, no word on Realtree after the 500
73* Tony Raines Chevy ? BACE Motorsports Michael Kadlecik Petree
Attempted and made the race at Dover in June using the #73, no word on any other attempts.
74* Tony Raines
Chad Little
Chevy Staff America BACE Motorsports Terry Wooten
?Eddie Pardue
Little will not be with BACE in 2003, unsure if he will run anymore Cup races for them. Will have a strategic alliance with Andy Petree Racing (#33, #55). To debut at California and run a limited schedule in 2002. No word on a sponsor (Staff America is the owners company). Moves up from the BGN.
?75 Being Auctioned ?Ford ? ?Darwin Oordt
Galaxy Motorsports
Dennis Green
Denny Green Racing
? ?
Former team owner re-took over the team and is auctioning it off, so I guess the Denny Green runor and news all fell apart. Former NFL coach Dennis/Denny Green bought into the team and they hope to field a team in Cup of the BGN by May 2002. Looking for a sponsor. No idea if they will use the #75 or any other plans.
77 Dave Blaney Ford Jasper Engines

Federal Mogul, Dynagear, Champion,Liberty Life Insurance

Doug Bawel
Mark Wallace
Mark Harrah
Ryan Pemberton Penske Jasper
Dave Blaney takes over the wheel in 2002. Driver Robert Pressley left the team at the end of 2001. Subway was a rumored sponsor for 2002 but ddidn’t happen
78 Chad Blount Dodge ? Braun Racing
Todd Braun
Bob Blount Ernie Elliot
Tested at Talladega, did not run there in April, no word if he will make the attempt in Oct
79* ? Dodge ? SR Racing
Glenn Racing
Bobby Robinson SR Racing Engines
with Long running the #51, nit sure of the plans for this team
80* Ryan McGlynn Chevy Buyers Choice Raynard McGlynn Bob Kocher ?
CTS driver attempting to make Oct Martinsville race, was going to try Pocono (either/or) and the Sept NHIS race but pushed it back
80* ? Ford ? Stan Hover Stan Hover Danny Glad
attempted the Daytona 500 with Kirk Shelmerdine as the driver and Hooters as the sponsor. Failed to make the race. Hillenburg may run a few selected in 2002 with the team.
83* Kerry Earnhardt Chevy Racing USA

(Lowe’s & Atlanta)

FitzBradshaw Racing ?Bob Temple DEI
Racing USA at Talladega. Aaron’s at Lowe’s and Atlanta.. May run more races in late 2002, a limited schedule in 2003 and plans a full Cup schedule in 2004
84* Norm Benning Chevy SoBe Beverages Norm Benning Linda Nichalos ?
plans to attempt the ARCA, BGN and Cup races at Daytona in Feb 2002, after that….??
85* CLOSED UP Dodge ? Thee Dixon Keith Montgomery ?
Carl Long ran in this car until it ran out of money, Long plans to attempt Indy and is looking for a ride. Planned on running a limited Cup, BGN and CTS Schedule
87* Ron Fellows Chevy Cellular One Joe Nemechek Eric Phillips Wegner
Fellows ran Sonoma but will not run at Watkins Glen unless a sponsor is found.
88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS

Ford Credit, Coca-Cola, Fleetwood

Robert Yates Todd Parrott Robert Yates
Jimmy Elledge left as crew chief after Bristol, Parrott takes over. New paint scheme in 2002. Todd Parrott assumes a RYR Team Manager role and Elledge comes over from the #55
89* Morgan Shepherd Ford LifeXProgram

Pit Pass Magazine, Catchfence.com

Morgan Shepherd ? ?
Shepherd is running a limited schedule and made a few races, also runs part time in the CTS.
90* Rick Mast
Hermie Sadler(sub)
Gary Bradberry(MIS)
Jason Hedlesky(LMS)
Ford Lucas Oil(LMS) Junie Donlavey Bobby King Yates
Hedlesky ran the car at the fall race at Lowe’s, his Cup debut. Looks like the team will not run many more races in 2002, maybe Richmond and Martinsville. Donlavey will skip Sears Point and plans to run at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona, then may close up for good. Gary Bradberry ran the car at the June MIS race after Ed Berrier optedd out and Sadler was committed to a BGN ride at Kentucky. Sauer/Dukes Mayo leaves the team after the June Pocono event. Hermie Sadler subs for Mast, who is ill, for the Coca Cola 600. Cope left after Richmond, Bobby King is helping out, unknown how long. Ernie Cope takes over as crew chief as of Richmond in May. Mark Tutor cames aboard as crww chief effective at Atlanta and left after California. Crew chief Craig Huartson left the team after Rockingham.. Mast and Sauer for 2002. Hills Bros leaves at the end of 2001 and driver Hut Stricklin will go to the #23 Bill Davis Racing team(was #93). Sauer/Dukes Mayo may be the new #90 sponsor in 2002
91* Casey Atwood
Hank Parker Jr
Dick Trickle
Dodge Dodge Dealers

UAW, Stihl, Valvoline

Ray Evernham Sammy Johns Evernham Motorsports
Atwood to run at Homestead. Evernham test team. Parker Jr will attempt the Nov Rockingham race, Trickle attempted Talladega in April but missed
92* Stacy Compton Dodge Regal

Cabela’s Outfitters, Craftsman, Dodge, Duck Head Footwear, Freightliner, Wix, Worldcom

Mark Melling Dean Johnson Ernie Elliott
Compton will run at Michigan in August. The team had not run since the Daytona 500. BrandSource was on the car the Daytona 500, may consider longer deal. Robert Pressley ran at Daytona in a one race deal. Crew chief Chad Knaus leaves for the #48 team. Team could move to the BGN to regroup and run races, no luck with a sponsor for 2002. Kodiak/Cougar left at the end of 2001
93* Mike Harmon Ford ? GIC MotorSports
James Whitener
Ernie Cope T&L Motors
Will run Phoenix and Homestead with plans to run full season in 2003. Harmon is signed for 2002 only
94* Stanton Barrett Ford Bojangles
Red Racing
Stanton Barrett
Jody Looney
Richard Lasater Roush
looks like they will not run any Cup races and Barrett will run in the BGN for Roush in 2003 in the #60 car
95* ? Ford?
? Sadler Bros Nick Harrison Rahmoc
unsure of 2002 Cup plans, is running some BGN and ARCA races with Marlin
?96 ? ?Ford ? ?Cal Wells ? ?Yates
Wells was looking to have a 2nd team in 2003 looks doubtful now, may bring back this number, may not.
97 Kurt Busch Ford Sharpie Markers/Rubbermaid

Eldon Organizers

Georgetta Roush
Roush Racing
Jimmy Fennig Roush
The #6 and #97 team swap crews and crew chiefs. Eldon Organizers comes over from the Roush CTS teams as an associate. Sharpie Pens/Rubbermaid stays in 2002, new paint scheme in 2002, features more Rubbermaid
98* Kenny Wallace Chevy Stacker2 Innovative Motorsports Gere Kinnon DEI
Aaron’s/Waltrip a one race deal at Talladega in April. Stacker2/IMI a four race deal to run four races at Daytona, Chicago, Indy and Watkins Glen. Wallace takes over the #23 Bill Davis Dodge as of Darlington in the Southern 500.
99 Jeff Burton Ford CITGO
BassmastersSKF, Hardee’s, True Value, Parts Plus, Nanticoke Homes, Borg Warner, OnSite
Robert Corn/
Roush Racing
Paul Andrews Roush
Paul Andrews took over after Darlington in Sept 2002, replacing Frank Stoddard who may take a management position with Roush. Burton is signed thru 2005.
? ? ? ? Fanz Racing ? ?
Fanz Enterprises, Inc. is forming a multi-car team owned by everyday race fans, that will compete in NASCAR-sanctioned races including Winston Cup, Busch Grand National and the Craftsman Truck series. Fanz plans to field as many as five race teams and establish merchandising operations.
?* Robert Pressley ?Dodge ? Bobby Hamilton Racing ? ?
plans a limited 2002 run with the Hamilton CTS team
?61* Tim Steele Ford ? T&D Motorsports ? ?
plans a limited 2002 run with his family owned team and run at Pocono, Michigan and Chicago as well as some BGN and ARCA race
for info and past stories on rumored teams, see the New Teams page


Born on Date: August 18, 2001