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2011 NASCAR SPRINT CUP TEAM / DRIVER CHART

(the silly season chart)

Updated 11-5-2011

Team charts by season: 201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007,200620052004200320022001200019991998

(i) = drivers with an (i) here or on any entry list, results or standings pages, are NOT running for the points in that series, any driver listed on this page with an (i) is NOT running for Sprint Cup Series points

See lists for each series on the 2011 Drivers Series selection page

2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Team Silly Season Chart
2011 Pit Crew Chart
Start of 2011 Season Sprint Cup Team’s no changes
2011 Nationwide Series Chart
2011 Camping World Truck Series Chart
2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Team Chart
Start of 2010 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


2011 Rookie of the Year Candidates (ROTY)

#50/77-T.J. Bell (part time schedule)
#71/77-Andy Lally
#92-Brian Keselowski (part time schedule)

#21-Trevor Bayne will run for Nationwide Series points in 2011, new rules are he cannot run for the Rookie of the Year, but he may be allowed to run in the future

current rules:

seven is the most Sprint Cup races a driver can run in a season and still run for ROTY
rules and info about the Rookie of the Year program can be found on:
Jayski’s 2011 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

For how the Team looked at the beginning of the season – see the 2011 Team Chart – beginning of season


Potential Free Agents for 2012
        • Clint Bowyer [moves to MWR #15 in 2012]
        • Mark Martin [Kahne takes over #5 in 2012]
        • Ryan Newman [contract ends 2011?]
        • Elliott Sadler [to Nationwide KHI in 2011]
        • Scott Speed [late ride in #46]
        • Brian Vickers [contract ends 2011]


        • Unofficial Full-time Rides by Manufacturer and Car# Assignments
          42 Full Time Teams
          Chevy: 15 Teams 1,5,14,24,27,29,31,33,36,39,42,48,51,78,88
          Dodge: 3 Teams – 2,7,22
          Ford: 12 Teams – 6,9,16,17,32,34,37,38,43,46,71,99
          Toyota: 12 Teams – 00,4,11,13,18,20,47,56,60,66,83,87
        • Some Part-Time Teams by car # that may / will attempt a race or races in 2011:
          Chevy: 25,30,35,92,98
          Dodge: 75,77
          Ford: 21,23,55,64,81,95
          Toyota: 15,50,77,97
        • Unassigned Numbers for 2011
          01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09
          0,3,8,10,12,19,26,28,40,41,44,
          45,49,52,53,54,57,58,59,61,
          62,63,65,67,68,69,70,72,73,74,76,79,80,
          82,84,85,86,89,90,91,93,94,96
          Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR, teams can request a number and hold the license

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

2011 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
(suspended final 4 races)


Bobby Kennedy

Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
#00, #47 & #56 penalized 25 drivers/owners points, crew chief & car chief suspends final 4 races for illegal windshields at Talladega in October. Bobby Kennedy named interim crew chief for final 4 races (10-25-2011). Reutimann signed a 3-year deal to stay at MWR and in the #00 car with Aaron’s re-upping for at least 18 races in 2011 (6-30-2010). MWR is signed with Toyota thru 2012.(4-18-2010).
1 Jamie McMurray
2012+
Chevy Bass Pro Shops
McDonald’s
Widia
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Teresa Earnhardt
Chip Ganassi
Kevin Manion Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Widia to sponsor the car at Martinsville in April (3-1-2011). Ganassi re-signs McMurray to multi-year contract, no terms discussed (1-19-2011). 2011 paint schemes released with Bass Pro Shops & McDonalds as sponsors (11-5-2010). Crew Chief Kevin Manion was signed thru 2010, but looks like he will return in 2011
2
[was #12]
Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite Penske Racing
Roger Penske
Paul Wolfe Penske Racing
Paul Wolfe takes over fro Jay Guy as the crew chief, no word where Guy ends up (11-30-2010). Shell-Pennzoil moves over to Penske Racing in 2011, leaving the #29 Richard Childress racing team and #29-Kevin Harvick. Busch will move to the #22 team and Brad Keselowski, and supposedly his crew and crew chief, moves from the #12 to Busch’s old ride, the #2 Miller Lite Dodge. Sam Hornish Jr. will get a new sponsor as Mobil will exit Penske Racing and go to another team with Shell-Pennzoil coming aboard. Hornish Jr. needs a new sponsor with the #77 or could move to the #12 car with Verizon if they stay, or Verizon could move to the #77. (4-21-2010)
4
[was 82]
Kasey Kahne
2011
Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing
Dietrich Mateschitz
Kenny Francis Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Reports have Red Bull pulling out of NASCAR. No word if the team will just cease or be bought by another owner (6-20-2011). Red Bull will remain with Toyota. Kahne will run the #4 on the car, which used to be the #82 with Scott Speed. The car will run the dark blue scheme the #83 did in 2010, instead of the silver (12-15-2010). Kahne will move to the #82 team and will run the #4 instead of #82. Scott Speed was let go at the end of the season with one-year left on his contract, has not found a ride as of 2-1-2011. Kenny Francis will be the crew chief with Kahne in 2011, both will supposedly move to Hendrick in 2012. Kahne signed to run for Red Bull Racing for the 2011 season then take over the #5 Hendrick Motor Sports Chevy in 2012. Mark Martin will leave HMS, but plans to run full time in 2012.
5 Mark Martin
2011


Kasey Kahne
in 2012 thru 2015+

Chevy GoDaddy.com
(20 races)


Carquest
(8 races)


Quaker State Oil
(4 races)


Farmers Insurance
(5 races)

Rick Hendrick Lance McGrew Hendrick Motorsports
Farmers Insurance will sponsor the car for five races including the All-Star race [running the #25 as Johnson will run the #5], Kansas in June, Pocono in June, Infineon Raceway and Bristol in August [running the #5] (4-19-2011). Hendrick Motorsports makes the following crew chief changes at the end of the 2010 season: Lance McGrew for #5-Martin; Alan Gustafson for #24-Gordon; Steve Letarte for #88-Earnhardt Jr. The cars of Martin and Gordon will be fielded out of the same facility, now known as the 5/24 shop. Earnhardt Jr.’s Chevys will be prepared out of the renamed 48/88 shop alongside those of Jimmie Johnson (11-23-2010). Martin returns to the #5 thru the 2011 season. Kasey Kahne has signed to drive the car in 2012 and will drive for Red Bull Racing in 2011 (8-10-2010). Gustafson re-signed long-term with HMS thru 2014 (6-1-2010). Hendrick announced in early April 2010 that he had signed Kasey Kahne to a multi-year deal to drive the #5 Chevy in 2012. Martin is signed thru 2011 with Hendrick and says he will drive ‘someplace’ in 2012. Other Hendrick drivers are signed a few more years, #24-Gordon (lifetime); #48-Johnson (2015) and #88-Earnhardt Jr. (2012). GoDaddy.com is signed up with the #5 car to run 20 races a year thru 2011.
6 David Ragan
2014
Ford UPS
2011
Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Drew Blickensderfer Yates/Roush
Ragan is signed thru 2014. UPS is signed thru 2011 and the team is working with them to extend that (2-1-2011). Team president Geoff Smith and owner Jack Roush both have said Ragan and UPS will return to the #6 car in 2011 and both are signed thru 2011 (5-31-2010)
7 Robby Gordon
Scott Wimmer
Mike Bliss
Reed Sorenson
Dodge Speed Energy Drink Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon Motorsports
Samuel Stanley Penske Racing
Sorenson has run a couple races for Gordon in the #7 since Dover in October, pretty much a start-and-park operation for the most part (10-7-2011). Has attempted all the races thru Daytona in 2011 and supposedly Gordon will not run many other races in 2011, but have other drivers like Scott Wimmer and Mike Bliss running some races (7-2-2011). Gordon will run a Dodge in 2011 (2-10-2011). Gordon plans to run 16-20 Sprint Cup events, no word which events, but Daytona 500 will be one as well as the two road courses (1-1-2011). Reports have Gordon changing to Chevy in NASCAR for 2011 (11-13-2010). Gordon announced at Talladega in October that her would only run the first five races of 2011, then run the ‘fun’ races. No word if the team will run full time with another driver or just pick and choose races. Gordon has no manufacturer signed yet for 2011 (10-29-2010).
9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley Black & Decker Richard Petty Motorsports
George N. Gillett, Jr.
Richard Petty
Max Jones
Todd Parrott Yates/Roush
RPM purchsed by Richard Petty Medallion Financial Corp. and DGB Investments, down to a 2-car team, Petty will be the point person, managment will stay in place. #98 owners points likely to the 4th RCR team, #27 with Menard, #19 owners points to the #21 Wood Brothers team (11-29-2010).RPM downsizes to two teams, the #9 and #43. Parrott will become the new #9 crew chief, moving from the closed #19 team (11-23-2010). Ambrose signs multi-year deal to drive the #9, Stanley Black & Decker will be the sponsor, no idea if for the full season or limited races, Stanley is signed thru 2011 (8-17-2010). Budweiser will go to Richard Childress Racing and the #29 team in 2011 (8-17-2010). Kahne goes to Red Bull Racing in 2011 and then to Hendrick Motorsports in 2012 to drive the #5. No word if Francis follows Kahne or stays at RPM. Menard leaves RPM at end of the season and goes to RCR in 2011 (8-10-2010). #19-Elliott Sadler looks to be leaving RPM also. Hendrick announced in early April 2010 that he had signed Kasey Kahne to a multi-year deal to drive the #5 Chevy in 2012.
11 Denny Hamlin
2011?
Toyota FedEx Express
FedEx Freight
FedEx Ground
FedEx Office
Joe Gibbs Racing Mike Ford Joe Gibbs Racing
No word on any changes, supposedly a contract year with FedEx, they will return in 2011. Hamlin’s contract end is unknown, but looks like it is thru at least 2011.
13 Casey Mears
2011
Toyota GEICO
(18 races)
Germain Racing Bootie Barker Triad Racing Technologies
Mears said he plans to run with the team full time in 2011, which GEICO will return for 18 races, about half the season with the team looking for additional sponsors (9-9-2010).
14 Tony Stewart


(2002,2005 Champion)

Chevy Office Depot
(25 races)


Burger King
(2 races)


Mobil 1 (11 races)

Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas


Darien Grubb Hendrick Motorsports
Mobil 1 signed on to sponsor the #14 for 11 races (10-12-2010). Stewart says he has no plans to start a third team in 2011, for Kahne or Martin or any other driver (7-5-2010). Old Spice will not return as a co-sponsor in 2011, no word who will replace them, Bass Pro Shops could be one. Office Depot to return in 2011, no word on Burger King (5-9-2010). Rumors have Kasey Kahne going to SHR after he signed with Hendrick to take over the #5 Chevy in 2012. Kahne could run a SHR for a year or Martin could move over
16 Greg Biffle
2014
Ford 3M, Valvoline NextGen, Sherwin Williams Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
Matt Puccia Yates/Roush
Puccia took over as crew chief after Kentucky in July for Greg Erwin (7-11-2011). Biffle and 3M re-sign thru 2014.
17 Matt Kenseth
2012?


(2003 Champion)

Ford Crown Royal
(35 races)


Valvoline
(3 races)


Afflication Clothing
(4 races)


Ollie’s Bargin Outlet
(1 race)


FluidMaster
(1 race)

Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Jimmy Fennig Yates/Roush
Fennig will remain Kenseth’s crew chief in 2011 (12-8-2010). Fennig took over after Infineon in June 2010 until a replacement can be found, no word if he will return in 2011. Rumors have Robbie Reiser moving back in to the crew chief job in 2011 (7-6-2010). No word if Crown Royal will return after sponsoring the car for 35 of 38 races in 2010. Or if Valvoline will return as a sponsor.
18 Kyle Busch
2011+


Michael McDowell

Toyota M&M’s
Snickers
Combos
Pedigree
Double Mint Gum


Interstate Batteries

Joe Gibbs Racing Dave Rogers Joe Gibbs Racing
McDowell ran the car at Texas in November when NASCAR parked Busch for his actions in the Texas Truck Series race (11-5-2011). Interstate Batteries re-signed for 2012 to sponsor the car for 6 races. JGR signed Busch to a new multi-year contract good thru at least 2012, but no end year was mentioned (1-19-2010).
20 Joey Logano
2011?
Toyota Home Depot


Interstate Batteries
(Martinsville – Oct)

Joe Gibbs Racing Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Racing
Could be out of the ride after 2011, maybe to a 4th JGR if Edwards moves from Roush. Zipadelli could head to crew chief Tony Stewart’s team
22
[was #2]
Kurt Busch
2014+


(2004 Champion)

Dodge Shell-Pennzoil
AAA
Southern California Auto Club
Penske Racing
Roger Penske
Steve Addington Penske Racing
Shell-Pennzoil moves over to Penske Racing in 2011, leaving the #29 Richard Childress racing team and #29-Kevin Harvick. Busch will move to the #22 team, signs a multi-year deal to stay with Penske and the #2 owners points move to the #22, with the #12 points going to the #2. Brad Keselowski moves from the #12 to Busch’s old ride, the #2 Miller Lite Dodge. Sam Hornish Jr. will get a new sponsor as Mobil 1 will exit Penske Racing with Shell-Pennzoil coming aboard the #22. So Hornish Jr. needs a new sponsor or could move to the #12 car with Verizon if they stay Penske Racing says Hornish will return in 2011 with a new sponsor.(4-21-20100)
24 Jeff Gordon
2013/lifetime


(1995,1997,1998,2001
Champion)

Chevy DuPont Finishes
(14 races)


Pepsi
(2 races)


Drive to End Hunger
(22 races)

Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Alan Gustafson
2014
Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports makes the following crew chief changes at the end of the 2010 season: Lance McGrew for #5-Martin; Alan Gustafson for #24-Gordon; Steve Letarte for #88-Earnhardt Jr. The cars of Martin and Gordon will be fielded out of the same facility, now known as the 5/24 shop. Earnhardt Jr.’s Chevys will be prepared out of the renamed 48/88 shop alongside those of Jimmie Johnson (11-23-2010). DuPont will return but only as primary for 14 races, with Pepsi on for 2 races (10-28-2010). Drive to End Hunger will be the majority sponsor on the #24 team in 2011, 2012 and 2013, with primary paint schemes in 22 Sprint Cup races annually (10-27-2010). The Walmart deal fell thru (10-1-2010). Quaker State re-ups with Hendrick so Mobil 1 will not be joining the organization (7-25-2010). Walmart could sponsor the team in some form in 2011. DuPont is signed thru 2010 and supposedly will return but in less races, Mobil 1 could be primary sponsor for some races and become the official oil of Hendrick Motorsports, moving over from Penske Racing who signed Pennzoil/Shell away from RCR. Gordon is signed to a long term ‘lifetime’ deal with Hendrick, says he plans to drive at least thru 2013 and Letarte re-signed thru at least 2013..
27
[was #71]
Paul Menard
2013
Chevy Menard’s

Sylvania, Zecol, Serta, Nibco, Certainteed, Peak, Richmond, Schrocks

Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress
Thomas Pumpelly
Slugger Labbe Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines
Former #71 part-owner Thomas Pumpelly brings the #71 [35th] over to the #27, locking the team in for the first five races of 2011 (2-4-2011). Car will run the #27 and Labbe will move over from RPM to crew chief Menard at RCR (10-26-2010). Menard moves over to RCR from Richard Petty Motorsports, bringing sponsorship with him from Menard’s in a three-year deal thru 2013. Menard ran the #98 the last two seasons.
29 Kevin Harvick
2012+
Chevy Budweiser – 2013
(20 + 2 races)


Jimmy Johns
(6 races)


Rheem
(3 races)

Richard Childress Gil Martin Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Jimmy John’s to sponsor the #29 for six races in 2011 (1-24-2010). Budweiser will be the primary sponsor for 20 points races and 2 exhibition races at Daytona in Feb. The deal is from 2011 thru 2013 (8-17-2010). RCR and Harvick agreed to a long term deal to keep Harvick in the car for a few more years (5-22-2010). Shell-Pennzoil moves over to Penske Racing in 2011, leaving the #29 Richard Childress racing team and goes to Kurt Busch and the #22 Penske Racing team. No word if Reese’s/Hershey will return to the #29 in 2011.
31 Jeff Burton
2014
Chevy Caterpillar
2014
Richard Childress Luke Lambert Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Luke Lambert takes over as crew chief after NHMS in July. Former crew chief, Todd Berrier, will supposedly remain with the team in another capacity (7-25-2011). Caterpillar & Burton re-sign a multi-year deal, probably 2-3 years (4-19-2011). No word of any changes with the #31 in 2011, but RCR loses Shell-Pennzoil as the sponsor of the #29 Chevy, going to Penske’s #22. No word if Lenox Industrial Tools or Prilosec OTC will sponsor the car in any 2011 races
32 Mike Bliss


Ken Schrader


Boris Said
(Sprint Showdown)


Terry Labonte
(1984, 1996 Champ)(5 races)


Mike Skinner(i)


Patrick Carpentier


Jason White
(Pocono – Aug)
Andrew Ranger
(Watkins Glen)

Ford ?


VA Mortgage Center.com


?


Big Red
(Texas in April)


U.S. Chrome
(Daytona 500)


Gunbroker.com


Bully Hill Vineyards

Frank Stoddard
Bob Reath
FAS Lane Racing
Frank Stoddard Yates/Roush
Boris Said ran the car in the Sprint Showdown in May at Charlotte (5-16-2011). Mike Bliss ran at Dover and will in some other races that do not conflcit with the Nationwide Series (5-15-2011). Terry Labonte ran the Daytona 500 and Talladega in April, then Mike Skinner and Ken Schrader will also run some races for the team in 2011 (2-7-2011). Stoddard starts a new Cup team, plans to run full-time (2-4-2011)
33 Clint Bowyer
2011
Chevy Cheerios / Hamburger Helper / General Mills


BB&T
(? races)


American Ethanol
(1 race)


Good Sam Club
(1 race)

Richard Childress
Richard Childress Racing
Bobby Ginn
Shane Wilson Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Good Sam Club sponsoring the car at New Hampshire in July (7-16-2011). American Ethanol will be the primary sponsor at Kansas in June. BB&T returns for a few races, The Hartford will not return as a sponsor (2-10-2011). RCR loses Shell-Pennzoil as the sponsor of the #29 Chevy.
34 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell
Gander Mountain
TMone
Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing
Doug YatesBob Jenkins
Peter Sospenzo Yates/Roush
As of Phoenix in Feb. Gilliland will be in the #34 and Kvapil in the #38, no word if that will change in the future (2-28-2011). Robert Richardson Jr. will run the #37 at Daytona with Kvapil in the #38, which needs to race it’s way in to the Daytona 500 (2-6-2011). Kvapil returned to run full season in 2011 but could miss a few races in conflict with the Truck Series as he is running for points there. Bill Henderson named the crew chief. Will run the new FR9 Ford engine. The team also hired Derrick Finley as their competition director (1-21-2011). Crew chief Brian Burns left after 2010 season, supposedly plans are for the #34 & #38 teams to run full time, with the #37 running at least the first five races of the season and seeing how things stand afterwards (12-22-2010). Conway and sponsor Extenze left after Watkins Glen in 2010 (8-13-2010). Front Row Motorsports ran three teams in 2010, #34, #37 & #38, with the #34 & #37 keeping in the top-35 of owners points and the #38 out of the top-35 of owners pts, the two drivers with sponsorship ran different car numbers, the one’s in the top-35 of owners points. Each main driver ran at least one race with each of the three car numbers.
36 Dave Blaney


Ron Fellows
(Watkins Glen)

Chevy Golden Corral (21 races)


Big Red Soda (5 races)


Accell Contruction
(5-6 races)

Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Philippe Lopez Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Ron Fellows runs the car at Watkins Glen, Blaney will try to make the race in TBR’s #35 car (8-9-2011). Crew chief Philippe Lopez comes over from NEMCO’s #87 after Infineon in June (7-1-2011). Golden Corral signed up to sponsor the car for 19 of the remaining 28 races on April 27th. Big Red signed up for 5 of the 9 unsponsored races. Blaney will be the driver. Steve Park, who was to run the #36 at Daytona, will move over to Baldwin’s 2nd team, the #35 (4-27-2011). Dave Blaney slated to drive the full season for Baldwin, team plans to run at least 16 races, and hopes to get sponsorship to run the full season, Baldwin will also be the crew chief of the team (1-17-2011). The team attempted all the 2010 races, making most of them and start-and-parking many when the team did not have a sponsor, supposedly will return in 2011, no word on a driver (11-22-2010). Wave Energy Drink started off the season as the sponsor, but didn’t sponsor the car in some scheduled races. The team ran with drivers J.J. Yeley, Casey Mears, Mike Bliss, Steve Park, Geoff Bodine, Brian Simo & Ron Fellows
37* Josh Wise


Tony Raines


Robert Richardson Jr.

Ford Green Stuff


Blackcat Fireworks


North Texas Pipe

Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing
Bob Jenkins


Max Q Motorsports
Larry Gunselman

? Yates/Roush
Scott Spped and left, going to the #46 team for the remained of the 2011 season, Josh Wise has been in the car a few races. Scott Speed took over for 3-4 races starting at Indy (7-28-2011). Tony Raines has run the car most of the season (7-4-2011). The team is leased to Larry Gunselman and Max Q Motorsports, supposedly will be buying it sometime in the season (6-22-2011). Richardson ran the Daytona 500, no word if he will run other races. FRM run the new FR9 Ford engine in 2011. The team hired Derrick Finley as their competition director (1-21-2011). #34 Crew chief Brian Burns left after 2010 season, supposedly plans are for the #34 & #38 teams to run full time, with the #37 running at least the first five races of the season and seeing how things stand afterwards. The #37 and #38 teams will NOT swap owners points since the #77 is not scheduled to run any other races in 2011 and the #38 would move from 36th in owners points to 35th and assurred a starting spot (12-22-2010). Front Row Motorsports ran three teams in 2010, #34, #37 & #38, with the #34 & #37 keeping in the top-35 of owners points and the #38 out of the top-35 of owners pts in 36th, the two drivers with sponsorship ran different car numbers, the one’s in the top-35 of owners points. Each main driver ran at least one race with each of the three car numbers.
38 Travis Kvapil (i)


Sam Hornish Jr.
Pocono – June


J.J. Yeley


Terry Labonte
(1984, 1996 Champ)
(Watkins Glen)

Ford Long John Silver’s Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing
Doug YatesBob Jenkins
Jay Guy Yates/Roush
Terry Labonte runs the car at Watkins Glen, with the past champ provisional, he is guaranteed to make the race, since the team is not in the top 35 in owners points (8-9-2011). Yeley drove at New Hamphire in July as Kvapil was to be in Iowa for the track race, but he lost that ride. Yeley will run the 3rd FRM car for the rest of the season, the #55 starting at Indy (7-16-2011). Sam Hornish Jr. ran at Pocono in June as Kvapil was in Texas running the Truck Series race (5-4-2011). Jay Guy comes over from TRG Motorsports starting at Auto Club in March (3-22-2010). Derrick Finley took over as crew chief after Las Vegas when Bill Henderson left (3-18-2011). As of Phoenix in Feb. Gilliland will be in the #34 and Kvapil in the #38, no word if that will change in the future (2-28-2011). Gilliand and Sospenzo return to run full season in 2011. Will run the new FR9 Ford engine. The team also hired Derrick Finley as their competition director (1-21-2011). #34 Crew chief Brian Burns left after 2010 season, supposedly plans are for the #34 & #38 teams to run full time, with the #37 running at least the first five races of the season and seeing how things stand afterwards. The #37 and #38 teams will NOT swap owners points since the #77 is not scheduled to run any other races in 2011 and the #38 would move from 36th in owners points to 35th and assurred a starting spot (12-22-2010). Front Row Motorsports ran three teams in 2010, #34, #37 & #38, with the #34 & #37 keeping in the top-35 of owners points and the #38 out of the top-35 of owners pts, the two drivers with sponsorship ran different car numbers, the one’s in the top-35 of owners points. Each main driver ran at least one race with each of the three car numbers. No word on 2011 plans for the three teams and who will drive and what sponsors will return, but FRM moved into a larger role in the garage in 2010.
39 Ryan Newman
2011
Chevy U.S. Army
(15 races)


Haas Automation


Tornados
(9 races)


WIX Filters
(2 races)


Bass Pro Shops / NRA
(Daytona – July)

Stewart Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
Joe Custer
Gene Haas
Tony Gibson Hendrick Motorsports
U.S. Army will return to sponsor car for 15 races, with Tornado’s sponsoring 9 races and Haas Automation or another sponsor the rest (12-1-2010). With Hendrick Motorsports re-siging with Quaker State, Mobil 1 will sponsor SHR’s #14 car with Tony Stewart (7-24-2010). Supposedly signed thru at least 2011. Bass Pro Shops, long rumored to be coming to this ride, looks like it will re-sign with the #1 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team and driver Jamie McMurray. Supposedly U.S. Army will return in some capacity for 2011 (4-15-2010)
42 Juan Pablo Montoya
2011
Chevy Target
Clorox, Tums, Energizer
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Teresa Earnhardt
Chip Ganassi
Jim Pohlman Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Jim Pohlman takes over as crew chief after New Hampshire in July. No word on plans for former crew chief Brian Pattie (7-19-2011). Montoya’s contract ends at the end of 2011, but he is working on an extension with Ganassi (5-15-2011)
43 A.J. Allmendinger
2012+
Ford Best Buy


Valvoline


US Air Force

Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty
Andy Murstein
Doug Bergeron
Greg Erwin Yates/Roush
Irwin takes over as crew chief for Mike Shiplett after New Hampshire in July. Irwin came over from Roush Racing where he was #16-Greg Biffle’s crew chief until after Kentuckyt in July last week (7-18-2011). Best Buy will return in 2011 to sponsor the team for 26 races including the Gatorade Duels and All-Star Race (1-4-2011). RPM purchsed by Richard Petty Medallion Financial Corp. and DGB Investments, down to a 2-car team, Petty will be the point person, managment will stay in place. #98 owners points likely to the 4th RCR team, #27 with Menard, #19 owners points to the #21 Wood Brothers team (11-29-2010). RPM downsizes to two teams, with the #9 and #43 teams. The #19 will close, probably sell off the #19 owners points. #98 team of Paul Menard goes to Richard Childress Racing with the owners points (11-22-2010). RPM, going thru financial problems, will in all likelihood drop to two teams, the #43 with Allmendinger and the #9 with Marcos Ambrose, the #98 and #19 teams would be shuttered and owners points sold off. Valvoline and Best Buy are likely to return if RPM gets straightened out, finacially wise (10-25-2010). Allmendinger re-signs multi-year deal to stay at RPM, Best Buy may or may not return (8-4-2010). Best Buy moved over to the #43 for a partial season in 2010. Allmendinger could move to the #9 Ford with Budweiser or stay at the #43 or move on as his contract is over at the end of the 2010 season. RPM could scale down to 2 or 3 teams as they have money problems and #98-Menard could leave RPM also.
46 Scott Speed
Erik Darnell


Andy Pilgrim
(Watkins Glen)


Bill Elliott
1988 Champ
(Talladega / April)

Ford Red Line Oil Dusty Whitney Tony Furr Ernie Elliott
Scott Speed took over the ride mid way thru the season (9-10-2011). Switches to Ford starting at Indy after running Chevy in 2011, will use the FR-9 engine (7-24-2011). Darnell ran the car at New Hampshire after J.J. Yeley left to run the #38 there and then the #55 FRM car for the rest of the season, Darnell will be in the car for majority of the season (7-16-2011). Supposedly the team will run a 2nd car with Scott Riggs, starting at Darlington (4-26-2011). Elliott ran for the team at Talladega and made the race via the Champion Provisoonal (4-16-2011). Yeley is the main driver, team needs a sponsor and gets some support from Red Lin Oil. Team announced on Facebook that it would run a full 2011 schedule with Yeley in a Chevy, looks like there are no plans to run the 2nd car, the #81 (12-28-2010)
47 Bobby Labonte
2000 Champ
Toyota Bush’s Baked Beans
(7 races)


Clorox
(6 races)


Kingsford Charcoal
(6 races)


Kimberly-Clark
(4 races)


Lance Snacks
(3 races)


Little Debbie
(1 race)


Kroger
(1 race)


Reese Towpower
(3 races)


RainEater
(1 race)


Capital Window Fund
(NHMS – July)

JTG Daugherty Racing
Tad Geschickter
Brad Daugherty
Frank Kerr
(suspended final 4 races)


Brian Burn

Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
#00, #47 & #56 penalized 25 drivers/owners points, crew chief & car chief suspends final 4 races for illegal windshields at Talladega in October. Team chief race engineer Brian Burn named interim crew chief for final 4 races (10-25-2011). Supposedly all sponsors will return as will crew chief Frank Kerr (10-21-2010). Bobby Labonte will run 47 car in 2011, Supposedly the team is fully sponsored for the 2011 season as Ambrose mentioned he was leaving a fully sponsored ride (7-28-2010). Marcos Ambrose & JTG announced in July 2010 that they would part ways at the end of the 2010 season. Supposedly Ambrose will end up with RPM in the #9 or #19 Ford. No word on what sponsors will return to the #47 team, but supposedly Clorox will be (7-27-2010). JTG and Waltrip team up and work together again in 2010 and thru 2011 (8-22-2009)
48 Jimmie Johnson
2015


(2006, 2007
2008, 2009,
2010 Champ)

Chevy Lowe’s Home Improvement
Kobalt Tools, MyLowes
Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Chad Knaus
2015
Hendrick Motorsports
Ran the #5 in the Sprint All-Star race to promote 5% off every day or special financing on purchases over $299 on Lowe’s Home Improvement’s consumer credit card purchases, the #5 ran the #25 in the race (5-21-2011). Hendrick Motorsports makes the following crew chief changes at the end of the 2010 season: Lance McGrew for #5-Martin; Alan Gustafson for #24-Gordon; Steve Letarte for #88-Earnhardt Jr. The cars of Martin and Gordon will be fielded out of the same facility, now known as the 5/24 shop. Earnhardt Jr.’s Chevys will be prepared out of the renamed 48/88 shop alongside those of Jimmie Johnson (11-23-2010). No changes heard for the team. Gordon is signed to a long term ‘lifetime’ deal with Hendrick, plans to drive at least thru 2013. Johnson re-signed thru 2015, announced at Homestead in Nov. 2009. Lowe’s extends thru 2013. Knaus signed long-term with HMS thru 2014.
51
[was 09]
Landon Cassill (i)
Bill Elliott
(1988 Champ)


Boris Said

Chevy Rydex
Thank a Teacher Today
James Finch
Phoenix Racing
Nick Harris Hendrick Motorsports
Changed to #51 after Charlotte after running the #09 for years (6-3-2011). Supposedly Boris Said will run the car at the two road courses (5-3-2011). Elliott ran the first four races with Cassill taking over full time [except road courses] effective Auto Club Speedway in March. There is a chance Elliott could run a few more races with the team, but the plan is for Cassill to run the rest of the season in the car. Elliott was slated to run in 18-20 races but the team is firmly in the top 35 of owners points (3-17-2011)
56 Martin Truex Jr
2012+
Toyota
2012
NAPA Auto Parts, Brakes, Filers
2012
Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Chad Johnston
(suspended final 4 races)


Pat Tryson

Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
#00, #47 & #56 penalized 25 drivers/owners points, crew chief & car chief suspends final 4 races for illegal windshields at Talladega in October. Pat Tryson named interim crew chief for final 4 races (10-25-2011). Johnston named the crew chief after Kansas, former crew chief Pat Tryson re-assigned within MWR (6-7-2011). MWR signed with Toyota thru 2012
66 Michael McDowell
Todd Bodine
Josh WIse
Toyota ? HP Racing LLC
Phil Parsons
Randy Humphrey
Gene Nead Pro Motors
Wise ran the car at Texas in November when Michael McDowell replaced Kyle Busch in the #18 car when NASCAR parked Busch for his actions in the Texas Truck Series race (11-5-2011). Bodine ran at Pocono as McDowell was racing at Road America (8/3/2011). Has attempted all the races in 2011 thru Richmond (4-26-2011). Renamed HP Racing from Prism Motorsports, will run the #66 with Michael McDowell part time in 2011, races planned Daytona 500, both Bristol races, Infineon and Watkins Glen (1-18-2011). Rumor had this team closing shop after 2010, but owner Randy Humphrey denied that report (1-1-2011). No word on 2011 plans, the team and it’s sister car, #55, ran as start-and-parkers for most of the time in 2010, when there was no sponsor. The car is deep out of the top 35 in owners points
71
[was 98]
Andy Lally
ROTY


Hermie Sadler

Ford Interstae Moving Services TRG Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
Richard Petty
? Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Roush Yates
Sadler ran the car at Charlotte with Lally in the #77 second team car, a start and parker (10-14-2011). Super Eco-Fuel Saver was the sponsor for a few races, but the team is looking for a sponsor (6-20-2011). Starting at Texas in April, the team switched to Ford. Hermie Sadler will drive at Martinsville in April (3-25-2011). Crew chief Jay Guy left after Bristol and head to the #38 Front Row Motorsports team (3-22-2011). Super Eco-Fuel Saver will be the sponsor for the first six-races (2-26-2011). Jay Guy named the crew chief just before the Daytona 500 (2-10-2011). Lally will run full time and for 2011 Rookie of the Year, team is still looking for sponsorship to run the full race. Will use owners points from the #98 for the first five races as former part-owner Thomas Pumpelly took the #71 points to the #27.(2-16-2011). TaxSlayer.com signed up with JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series and is unlikely to return to this team (10-21-2010).
78 Regan Smith
2012
Chevy Furniture Row
Farm Bureau Car of the Heartland
Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Pete Rondeau Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Pit crew will be supplied by Stewart Haas Racing in 2011 (1-11-2011). Regan Smith re-signs with Furniture Row on a multi-year deal, looks like thru 2012, team uses RCR chassis and will switch from Hendrick motors to Earnhardt-Ganassi motors in 2011 (9-15-2010)
83 Brian Vickers
2011
Toyota Red Bull Energy Drink Red Bull Racing
Dietrich Mateschitz
Ryan Pemberton Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Reports have Red Bull pulling out of NASCAR. No word if the team will just cease or be bought by another owner (6-20-2011). Vickers contract ends at the end of 2011, adding him to a crowded free agent class, alot will depend on how he responds from his illness in 2011 (2-1-2011). Vickers tested at Walt Disney World Speedway in January and says he is cleared and ready to race (1-10-2011). Will run a silver paint scheme in 2011, all looks good for a return at Daytona in February (12-15-2010). Kahne finished up 2010 in this car and would stay in it if Vickers cannot return due to his illness. Scott Speed will probably be released from the #82 ride Kahne will take, unless Vickers cannot come back (10-25-2010). Kahne would like to use his ‘own’ number in 2011, supposedly #4, his one year at Red Bull before heading to Hendrick in 2012 (9-28-2010). Kahne has signed to run for Red Bull Racing for the 2011 season then take over the #5 Hendrick Motor Sports Chevy in 2012. No word which car Kahne will drive and RBR could start a 3rd team using the #81 or #84 (8-10-2010). Vickers sat out most of the 2010 season, since Dover in May due to having blood clots. Vickers is expected to return to the seat full time in 2011 (6-21-2010). Vickers announced he will not run the #83 for the rest of the season due to the blood clots, Mears filled in for two races, them is in the car for now and ran at Dover and the All-Star Challenge (5-21-2010)). 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 (i) Toyota ?


AM FM Energy

Joe Nemechek Bill Wilburn Triad Racing Technologies
Former Yates crew cheif, Bill Wilburn, is now listed as the crew chief (9-9-2011). Crew Chief Philippe Lopez left after Infineon and went to Tommy Baldwin Racing, former Morgan McClure crew chief, Steve Gray is now listed as the crew chief (7-1-2011). didn’t test at Daytona, but plans to run the Daytona 500 and possibly the full season. Will run a 2nd car at Daytona, the #97, for Kevin Conway to run the Bud Shootout and allow Conway to attempt to make the Daytona 500 (1-24-2011)
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2017
Chevy Mountain Dew AMP Energy Drink
Army National Guard
Rick Hendrick Steve Letarte
2013
Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick re-signs Earnhardt Jr. thru 2017, both National Guard and Pepsi [Diet Mountain Dew] return in 2012 (9-1-2011). Hendrick Motorsports makes the following crew chief changes at the end of the 2010 season: Lance McGrew for #5-Martin; Alan Gustafson for #24-Gordon; Steve Letarte for #88-Earnhardt Jr. The cars of Martin and Gordon will be fielded out of the same facility, now known as the 5/24 shop. Earnhardt Jr.’s Chevys will be prepared out of the renamed 48/88 shop alongside those of Jimmie Johnson (11-23-2010). Kahne goes to Red Bull Racing in 2011 and Martin stays in the #5, so no extra driver for HMS in 2011 (8-10-2010). JR Motorsports announced they will NOT field a Sprint Cup team in 2011 (7-16-2010). Earnhardt stated that he has NO plans to ever run the #3 in any NASCAR series after running it in the Daytona Nationwide race in July 2010 (7-9-2010).
99 Carl Edwards
2014
Ford Aflac


Subway


Kellogg’s / Cheez-It


Scott’s

Roush Fenway Racing
Jack Roush
John Henry
Bob Osbourne Yates/Roush
Edwards re-sihns with RFR thru at least 2014. (9-19-2011). Aflac is signed thru 2011 and may stay in 2012, but in a lesser role. Subway will return for a couple races, Kellogg’s is signed up for at least another season. No word of any changes in the team for 2011.

2011 NASCAR SPRINT CUP TEAM CHART
Scheduled Part-time / Limited Schedule Teams
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……………..
15*
[was #51]
Michael Waltrip Toyota
2012
NAPA Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
Johnny Harris
Bobby Kennedy Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Will attempt Talladega in Oct, honoring his brother Darrell Waltrip (10-17-2011). This team and car# will run full time in 2012 with Clint Bowyer as the driver (10-8-2011). Ran at Talladega in April and planned to attempt the first Cup race at Kentucky, but qualifying was rained out and Waltrip didn’t make the race (7-8-2011). Waltrip ran the Bud Shootout and Daytona 500 and may run some other restrictor plate track races in 2011. Waltrip ran a race in the #51 at Daytona in 2010 and a couple in the #55 Toyota.
21*
[was #19]
Trevor Bayne (i)


Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i)
(Charlotte – May)

Ford Motorcraft/Quick Lane Wood Brothers Racing
Glen Wood
Eddie Wood
Donnie Wingo Yates/Roush
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ran the car at Charlotte in May as Bayne was ill. Bayne was back in the car in Michigan and Daytona (7-2-2011) Even thou Bayne won the season opening race, Daytona 500, he will not run for the Sprint Cup championship or gets points, but will run for the Nationwide Series championship and points. Bayne will not run for rookie of the year, but may be allowed in 2012 (2-24-2011). Bayne will run the first five races of 2011, then as many as 17 races in 2011, possibly more. Motorcraft returns as the sponsor (1-20-2011). The team will have owner points from the #19 RPM team [Richard Petty Motorsports] and Bayne can’t run for Rookie of the Year in 2011 as he will run for points in the Nationwide Series (1-11-2011). Bayne tested at Daytona in Dec 2010. Bill Elliott moves over to the #09 Phoenix Racing team, running 18-20 races there (12-17-2010)
23* Terry Labonte
(1984, 1996 Champ)
Ford CRMone, C&J Energy Frank Stoddard
Bob Reath
FAS Lane Racing
? Yates/Roush
Terry Labonte ran the car at Indy, supposedly a one race deal, a second car to the #32 of FAS Lane Racing (7-31-2011)
30* David Stremme Chevy ? Inception Motorsports Steve Lane Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Stremme is scheduled to run at Richmond in April and run a select schedule of races this season, with a goal of running the full 2012 Sprint Cup schedule. Steve Lane, recently of #7 Robby Gordon Motorsports will be the crew chief and Gus Larkin managing the team’s day-to-day business. Inception Motorsports will be based in Mooresville, N.C., and will be privately funded through the Inception Investment Group (3-30-2011)
35* Geoff Bodine
(5 races)


Steve Park
(2 races)


Stephen Leicht


Dave Blaney

Chevy Luke Associates


?

Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Tommy Baldwin Jr. Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines
Blaney ran the car at Watkins Glen with Ron Fellows in the #36 (8-8-2011). Bodine to run five races with Luke Associates as the sponsor: Daytona (July), Charlotte (Oct), Talladega (Oct), Texas (Nov) and Homestead (6-8-2011). Park attempted and ran at Talladega in April, was a start-and-parker. Scheduled to run at New Hampshire in September with the “Ole Blue” scheme, sponsored by the fans.(6-1-2011)
50* T.J. Bell
(ROTY)
Chevy
Toyota
Green Smoke
(3 races)


Bandit Chippers
(2 races)

Joe Falk
LTD Powersports
Jeff McClure ?
Team ran a limited schedule mid season, but stopped coming to the track late in the season. Has sponsorship for a few races lined up with Green Smoke and Bandit Chippers. Bell plans to run for rookie of the year (5-2-2011)
55* J.J. Yeley


Travis Kvapil


Jeff Green
(NHMS – July)

Ford ?


Ingersoll Rand

Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing
Doug Yates
Bob Jenkins
Derrick Finley Yates/Roush
Ingersoll Rand sponsored the car and Kvapil at Charlotte in Oct (10-13-2011). A 4th Front Row Motorsports started as of New Hampshire in July where Jeff Green made the race. J.J. Yeley will run the car for the remainder of the 2011 season and a few races in FRM’s #38 and need to qualify on speed each week. Derrick Finley, their competition director, is listed as the crew chief. FRM’s 4th car, the #37, is being leased by Larry Gunselman, with support for FRM (7-16-2011). HP Racing ran the #55 in 2010 but is not in 2011, running just the one car, #66 Toyota.
60* Mike Skinner(i)


Todd Bodine (i)

Toyota Big Red, All Sport


Tire Kingdom
(Daytona 500)

Germain Racing
Mike Hillman
Buddy Sisco Triad Racing Technologies
Shut down operations with 6 races to go in 2011, no word on any other plans (10-18-2011). Skinner ran at Martinsville in April and took over full time ride for most of the races. Bodine ran at Daytona and Auto Club; Cassill at Phoenix, Las Vegas & Bristol. Then Cassill left to run the #09 Chevy full time (3-29-2011). The team announced it will run full-time in 2011 with Big Red sode and All Sport drink as the sponsor and Landon Cassill as the driver (2-24-2010). A second Germain team, to the #13 Toyota. Bodine attempted to make the Daytona 500 but failed to qualify. Landon Cassill may run some races in the car as he tested at Daytona in January
64* Derrike Cope (i) Ford
Toyota
Sta-Bil Larry Gunselman ? ?
Cope ran the Sprint Showdown in this car, now a Ford, no word on any future plans (5-19-2011). Gunselman is now leasing the #37 Front Row Motorsports team, no word if this team will run any more races (3-26-2011). Derrike Cope ran the car at Daytona in the Bud Shootout with Sta-Bil as the sponsor and attempted to make the Daytona 500 but failed to qualify for the race, no word if Cope will run anymore races in the car (2-18-2011). Started running some 2010 Sprint Cup races just before the mid-point in the season to the end
75* Derrike Cope (i) Dodge ? Derrike Cope
Gary Keller
Scott Eggleston ?
Was to attempt a few races in 2011 such as Darlington in May and Martinsville in March, but withdrew from both.(6-20-2011)
(1)77* Scott Wimmer
Robby Gordon
Dodge Speed Energy Drink Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon Motorsports
Patrick Donahue Penske Racing
A second team car, sometimes run by Gordon, others by Wimmer, usually a start and park car (7-10-2011).
77* Steve Wallace (i) Toyota 5-Hour Energy
Aspen Dental
Rusty Wallace Racing
Rusty Wallace
Roger Penske
Larry Carter Triad Racing Technologies
Wallace ran the Daytona 500 for his father’s team, Rusty Wallace Racing, using the #77 Penske Racing owners points, 30th, to be guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500. With sponsorship from 5-Hour Energy and Aspen Dental. Larry Carter will serve as the crew chief. The team doesn’t plan to run the first five races of the season but could run a couple more races late in the 2011 seaspn, but would not be locked in to the top 35 of owners points (2-19-2011). Penske has no plans to run Sam Hornish Jr. in a third Sprint Cup car in 2011 as no sponsorship materialized, Hornish is scheduled to run in some Nationwide races for Penske (1-15-2010). Crew chief Travis Geisler named competition director for Penske Racing (12-10-2010). Shell-Pennzoil moved over to Penske Racing in 2011, leaving the #29 Richard Childress racing team and #29-Kevin Harvick. Kurt Busch moved to the #22 team, signed a multi-year deal to stay with Penske and probably getting owners points from Penske’s #12 team as Brad Keselowski moves from the #12 to Busch’s old ride, the #2 Miller Lite Dodge (4-21-2010)
81* Scott Riggs (i) Ford ? Dusty Whitney Mike Abner Ernie Elliott
Switches to Ford starting at Indy after running Chevy in 2011, will use the FR-9 engine (7-24-2011). Made first attempt of 2011 at Darlington and supposedly plans to run as a start-and-parker for the most of the remaining races of the 2011 season to help the #46 team (6-12-2011)
92* Brian Keselowski
ROTY
Chevy Discount Tire
(Daytona 500)
Brian Keselowski Dave Fuge Ernie Elliott
Switched to Chevy starting at Michigan in June (6-15-2011). Attempted and made the Daytona 500 getting sponsorship from Discount Tires, hopes to run as many races as possible in 2011 and run for Rookie of the Year (2-19-2011)
95* David Starr (i) Ford TBA Leavine Fenton Racing
Bob Leavine
Lance Fenton
Wally Rogers Roush-Yates
Plans to run a part time schedule in 2011 with David Starr driving, races planned: Texas in April and November, Charlotte in May and October, Kentucky in July and Chicago in September (1-7-2011)
97* Kevin Conway (i) Toyota Extenze Joe Nemechek ? Triad Racing Technologies
Attempted and ran at Daytona in July and Talladega in April but started and parked (7-2-2011). Ran in the Bud Shootout and attempted to run the Daytona 500 with Extenze as the sponsor but failed to make the race. This is a 2nd NEMCO car (2-13-2011)
98* Autin Dillion (i) Chevy Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’s Centennial Celebration
Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
Mike Curb
Richard Childress Racing
Danny Stockman Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines
Dillon will make his Sprint Cup debut at Kansas in October (7-25-2011). The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’s Centennial Celebration and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma will be the primary sponsors when Austin Dillon makes his Sprint Cup Series debut later this season in the #98 Curb-Agajanian Performance Group Chevy. Dillon will make his Sprint Cup debut later this year at either Kansas in October or Phoenix in November in a car built by his grandfather’s Richard Childress Racing. Team co-owner is Mike Curb, owner of Curb Records, was a lieutenant governor under Reagan. The team for Dillon will get its car from RCR, an engine from Earnhardt Childress Racing and will use Dillon’s RCR crew that fields his car in the Camping World Truck Series.(3-27-2011)

2011 NASCAR SPRINT CUP TEAM CHART
Unknown Team Plans / Teams closed / Suspended operations
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……………..
10* ?Terry Labonte Chevy ? Billy Stavola
Terry Labonte
? Earnhardt Childress Racing
All indications are that this team no longer exists, website is shutdown, no races entered (4-20-2011). Ran three races in 2010 at Richmond in Sept.; Charlotte in Oct; and Texas in Nov. But have heard of no 2011 plans.
12 ? Dodge ? Penske Racing
Roger Penske
? Penske
With Kurt Busch moving to the #22 Shell Pennzoil car for Penske, and Keselowski moving to the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, Hornish could move to the #12 or stay in the #77. Penske Racing could also add Justin Allgaier to a 4th Penske team with Verizon staying, running the Penske Racing logo and Verizon colors or another sponsor. Verizon is signed thru 2010
19 ? Ford ? Richard Petty Motorsports
?George N. Gillett, Jr.
?Richard Petty
Max Jones
? Yates/Roush
Owners points will go to the #21 team (11-29-2010). #19 crew chief Todd Parrott moves over to the #9 team with Marcos Ambrose (11-23-2010). RPM downsizes to two teams, with the #9 and #43 teams. The #19 will close, probably sell off the #19 owners points. #98 team of Paul Menard goes to Richard Childress Racing, will be the #27 team and crew chief Slugger Labbe goes with Menard (11-22-2010). Driver Elliott Sadler heads to Kevin Harvick’s Nationwide team full-time in 2010 (11-9-2010)
?55 ? Toyota ? Prism Motorsports
Phil Parsons
Randy Humphrey
? ?
The team is only running one car in 2011, the #66 and Front Row Motorsaports is running the #55 in the 2nd half of the seasn (7-16-2011). Renamed HP Racing, will run the #66 with Michael McDowell part time in 2011 (1-18-2011). Rumor had this team closing shop after 2010, but owner Randy Humphrey denied that report (1-1-2011). No word on 2011 plans, the team and it’s sister car, #66, ran as start-and-parkers for most of the time in 2010, when there was no sponsor. The car is deep out of the top 35 in owners points
?76 TBA ?Chevy TBA ?America’s Racing Team
Michael Wright
Daniel Webber
TBA TBA
No word on this team since the announcement in July 2010, emails to the team via their webiste go unanswered, the PR firm they dealt with doesn’t any longer (1-12-2011). America’s Racing Team launched July 2, 2010 after an announcement at Daytona International Speedway with more questions than answers about its future. Primary partners hope that fans will support the concept, through which they hope to enter a #76 car in the 2011 Daytona 500 [shown as a Chevy at the announcement]. Former Red Bull Racing competition director Elton Sawyer was named the competition advisor for the team. The fan owned / sponsored team is not a new concept and one that has never been successful in the long term. The team says fans will actually own a part of team with membership. The team offers annual memberships [$44.95 to $1,999.95 for different packages] with annual, three-year or five-year memberships.(7-2-2010)
90* ? Chevy ? Raymond Key
Keyed Up Motorsports
? Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines
crew chief Doug Richert left and took a job with the #6 RWR Truck Series team, did not attempt to run the Daytona 500 (2-10-2011). After running at Phoenix in April, team announced they would skip Texas in April and go to a limited schedule but didn’t make any attempts afterwards, but plans to run at least the first five races in 2011 with Riggs driving, in an attempt to get the team in thew top 35 in owners points (12-8-2010).
98 ? ?Ford ? Richard Petty Motorsports
?George N. Gillett, Jr.
?Richard Petty
Max Jones
? Yates/Roush
#98 owners points will go to the #71 team as the #71 team owners points went to the #27 RCR (11-20-2010). Menard leaves and goes to Richard Childress Racing in 2011 running the #27, taking the Menard’s sponsorship and crew chief Slugger Labbe with him. RPM, going thru financial problems, will in all likelihood drop to two teams, the #43 with Allmendinger and the #9 with Marcos Ambrose, the #19 teams would be shuttered and owners points sold off

Born on Date: May 5, 2010