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2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team / Driver Chart

NOTE: This is an unofficial page compiled by Jayski.com from many different sources. We try to make it as complete as possible and update it as often as needed.

Previous team charts by season:
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2020 team/driver chart

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie Of The Year Candidates (ROTY)

#8-Daniel Hemric
#36-Matt Tifft
#47-Ryan Preece

Drivers Who Moved To New Teams

DRIVER OLD TEAM NEW TEAM
#19-Daniel Suarez Joe Gibbs Racing #41 Stewart-Haas Racing
#31-Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing #6 Roush Fenway Racing
#32-Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing #95 Leavine Family Racing
#41-Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing #1 Chip Ganassi Racing
#72-Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports #32 Go Fas Racing
#78-Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing #19 Joe Gibbs Racing

Drivers that will not race full-time in 2019

#1-Jamie McMurray (ran Daytona 500 only)
#6-Matt Kenseth (no plans to race)
#95-Kasey Kahne (stopped due to health reasons)


CHART KEYS
? unknown or a rumor for that section
(i) = not running for Cup Series points
Bold-Italics = new driver, sponsor, car#, owner, crew chief…etc


FULL-TIME TEAMS

Race-by-race sponsor schedules are posted on individual team pages.


No. 00 StarCom Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Landon Cassill PERMATEX Wayne Carroll ECR Engines
StarCom Fiber
Manscaped
Iron Mountain Data Centers
USFRA
Superior Essex
Mane ‘n Tail
Home Town Lenders
KODRA Communications
Madison Group
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Jacob Companies
Creek Enterprises
Sherfick Companies
William Hill Sports Book
University of Richmond
Coladka
Clean Origin
Graybar
Creek Enterprise
Units Moving and Portable Storage
Pop-A-Lock

The team will piece together sponsorship throughout the year.
The team has purchased the Richard Childress Racing #27 team charter that they leased in 2018. Landon Cassill will return as the driver.(12-17-2018)


No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kurt Busch Monster Energy (? races) Matt McCall Hendrick Motorsports
(2019) GearWrench
(2004 Champion) ComServ
Star Nursery (1 race)
Global Poker (4 races?)
AdventHealth
Chevrolet Accessories

Kurt Busch takes over in 2019 with a 1 year deal. Monster will be the primary sponsor for an unknown number of races. It could be Busch’s final year of full-time racing.(12-4-2018). McMurray confirmed he will not return to the team. He has not decided if he will run the Daytona 500 and says he is not actively looking for another ride(11-17-2019). McMurray was reportedly offered a Daytona 500 ride by Ganassi, then a job with Chip Ganassi Racing next season. McMurray has not decided whether to stop racing, or look for another ride(9-10-2018). McMurray’s contract is believed to be up at the end of 2018. There are rumors that he will be replaced by Kurt Busch, if Busch doesn’t return to Stewart-Haas.


No. 2 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Brad Keselowski Miller Lite (2019?) Paul Wolfe Roush-Yates
(2020+) AutoTrader (2018+)
(2012 Champ) Discount Tire/America’s Tire (2019)
Alliance Truck Parts
Reese/DrawTite
Wurth
Snap-On
?Horizon Global Corporation
Wabash National

Keselowski and Wolfe signed multi-year renewals in 2018. Miller Lite signed a renewal for 2018 “and beyond” that scaled their sponsorship back to 11 races in 2018. 2019 races have not been announced. Discount Tire also signed a multiyear agreement beginning in 2018.


No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Austin Dillon DOW (2020) Danny Stockman ECR Engines
Liberty National
Symbicort
Realtree
AAA
Coca-Cola
American Ethanol
BEHR ULTRA
Freightliner
Chevrolet Accessories
Okuma
Jack Daniel’s
Roland
RigUp

The team has announced that Dow will return in 2020.(6-15-2019)
Team remains unchanged from 2018.


No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kevin Harvick Busch/Busch Light (14 +1 races) Rodney Childers Roush-Yates
(2019) Jimmy Johns (9 races)
(2014 Champ) Mobil 1 (9 races)
Hunt Brothers Pizza (3 races)

Team remains intact with sponsors all returning.


No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Newman (2021?) Wyndham Rewards (? races) Scott Graves Roush-Yates
Oscar Mayer (multiple races)
Acorns
Performance Plus Oil
Mazola Corn Oil
Roush Performance
Coca-Cola
Acronis
Blue Bird

Acronis will be the sponsor at Watkins Glen, Bristol (Aug) and Dover (Oct).
Mazola Corn Oil will be the sponsor at Phoenix (Nov).(4-27-2019)
Oscar Mayer will sponsor Newman in the Daytona 500, Phoenix in March, and select other races.(1-10-2019)
Scott Graves left Joe Gibbs Racing late in 2018 and will serve as Newman’s crew chief in 2019(10-23-2018). Matt Kenseth says he has no place to race in 2019 (10-6-2018).
Newman will join Roush in 2019 and drive the #6 for the full season. The deal is reportedly for three years. Sponsorship was not announced. Matt Kenseth does not want to compete full time.(9-21-2018).
Newman has been talking to Roush. Kenseth is said to not be interested in a full season(9-17-2018) Jack Roush says Bayne will not return to the No. 6 and the team is in negotiations with other drivers(9-12-2018). With Ryan Newman’s future at Richard Childress uncertain, he has reportedly been talking to other teams, including Roush Fenway about the #6 ride(9-12-2018). Trevor Bayne and Advocare are signed through 2019, but there is speculation that Bayne could be released from the team. Rumors have Bayne taking the sponsorship to JR Motorsports for a full season of XFINITY racing. It is unknown if Kenseth will (or even wants to) return for a full 2019 season. Wyndham Rewards signed a “multi-year” sponsorship in early 2018.


No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Daniel Hemric (ROTY) Caterpillar (8 races)(2018+) Luke Lambert ECR Engines
(2020) Liberty National Life Insurance
Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s
Red Kap / VF Workwear
Cessna
Okuma
Kalahari Resorts
Chevrolet Accessories
Poppy Bank
Lucas Oil

The team will switch from No. 31 to No. 8 for 2019. Caterpillar, Bass Pro Shops, Liberty National Life Insurance and VF Workwear will return as sponsors. Cessna will join the team as primary for an unknown number of races. (12-14-2018)
Lambert will continue to serve as crew chief for the #31 team(11-21-2018). Liberty National will return to sponsor an unknown number of races(10-12-2018).
Hemric will drive the #31 in 2019. Newman moves to Roush Fenway Racing to drive the #6 Ford. No word if any of the sponsors will move with him (9-28-2018).
Ryan Newman has announced that he will not return to RCR next season(9-15-2018). With Ryan Newman’s future at Richard Childress uncertain, he has reportedly been talking to other teams, including Roush Fenway about the #6 ride(9-12-2018).
Newman’s contract is believed to end in 2018. Caterpillar scaled back sponsorship to 8 races in 2018. Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s added some races.


No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Chase Elliott (2022) NAPA Auto Parts (26 races) Alan Gustafson Hendrick Motorsports
Mountain Dew (4 races)
Kelley Blue Book (2 races)
Hooters (3 races)
SunEnergy1?
Little Caesars?

Hooters has signed an extension that will have them sponsor 3 races each year through 2021(9-21-2018). NAPA Auto Parts(26 races), Kelley Blue Book (2 races), and Mtn Dew (4 races) are signed as sponsors through 2020. Elliott is signed through 2022.


No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Aric Almirola Smithfield/Eckrich (? races) John Klausmeier Roush-Yates
(2020) Shazam
Valley Technical Academy (2 races)
Go Bowling
3D Systems

Rumors have Smithfield returning in 2020.(7-11-2019) Valley Technical Academy will sponsor Almirola for two races in 2019(9-26-2018). The length of Almirola and Smtihfields’ contract were not disclosed when he signed with the team for 2018.


No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Denny Hamlin FedEx (2020) Chris Gabehart Toyota Racing Development
FexEx Cares  

Mike Wheeler left to become the crew chief for #95 Leavine Family Racing. Chris Gabehart takes over at Hamlin’s crew chief. Hamlin and FedEx are signed through 2020 and no changes are expected.


No. 12 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Blaney BodyArmour (3 races) Jeremy Bullins Roush-Yates
Menards (? races)
DEX Imaging
PPG (6 races)
MoneyLion (1 race)
VF Workwear (2020) (2 races)
Dent Wizard
Wabash National

Wabash National was the sponsor at Indianapolis.
PPG will be the sponsor at Auto Club, Bristol (Mar) Sonoma, Watkins Glen, Las Vegas (Sep) and Dover (Oct).(3-21-2019)
MoneyLion is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at Phoenix in March 2019 (11-8-2018). MoneyLion was also the sponsor at Pocono (Jul).
VF Workwear will be the sponsor at Michigan in June and Kansas in October in both 2018 and 2019 (10-15-2018). BODYARMOR will sponsor 3 races in 2019.(9-12-2018).
This team has a charter after buying Roush Fenway’s #16 team charter prior to the 2018 season. Blaney signed a multi-year deal before the 2018 season.


No. 13 Germain Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ty Dillon GEICO (2020)(32 races) Matt Borland ECR Engines
Twisted Tea
K&L Ready Mix

K&L Ready Mix was the sponsor at Michigan (Aug).
Twisted Tea was the sponsor at Texas (Mar), Dover (May).
Ty Dillon and GEICO signed a “multi-year” renewal with Germain Racing in 2017. The number of races GEICO will sponsor in 2019 hasn’t been announced. It is unknown if Twisted Tea will return. Matt Borland also signed a multi-year deal prior to the 2018 season.


No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Clint Bowyer PEAK / BlueDEF (3 races) Mike Bugarewicz Roush-Yates
Rush Truck Centers
Mobil 1
CSU / One Cure
Haas Automation
ITsavvy
Toco Warranty (7 races?)
One Cure
DeKalb

One Cure was on the car at Michigan (Aug).
Toco Warranty will be the sponsor for at least 7 races.
ITsaavy was the sponsor at Phoenix in March.
PEAK / BlueDEF will be the sponsor for three races in 2019(10-15-2018). It is believed that Bowyer’s contract runs through at least 2019. The team still needs steady sponsorship.


No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ross Chastain Rim Riderz Pat Tryson ECR Engines
Garrett Smithley FitStrong
Quinn Houff Southern California Chevy Dealers
Joe Nemechek Low T Centers
Cross Country Adjusting
Victory Lane Quick Oil Change
The Elease Project
YVARS Branding
Chantz Auto Group
Xchange of America
Empire Auto Group
Harrah’s North Kansas City
VIPRacingExperience.com

Houff drove at Daytona in July with The Elease Project sponsorship.
Smithley drove at Michigan in June.
Ross Chastain will return to this ride in 2019.(10-7-2018).


No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal (~15 races) Brian Pattie Roush-Yates
(2021) Fifth Third Bank (5 races?)
SunnyD (4 races)
Little Hug Fruit Barrels
NOS Energy Drink
Roush Performance
Acronis
Dog’s Most Wanted

Dog’s Most Wanted was the sponsor at Darlington.
Acronis will be the sponsor at Watkins Glen.
NOS will sponsor an unknown number of races.
Fastenal, SunnyD and Fifth Third Bank have renewed their sponsorship through 2021 with the exact number of races not announced.
Stenhouse says he has a contract through 2021.


No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kyle Busch M&Ms/Skittles/Snickers/Pedigree (30 races) Adam Stevens Toyota Racing Development
(2022?) Interstate Batteries (6 races)
(2015 Champion)

Interstate Batteries renewed a multi-year agreement in 2019. Interstate will be primary sponsor for 6 races in 2019.
Busch and Mars are signed through at least 2019.


No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops (24 races) Cole Pearn Toyota Racing Development
(2017 Champion) Auto-Owners Insurance (8 races)
Sirius XM

Auto-Owners insurance will be primary sponsor for 8 races.(1-9-2018)
Bass Pro Shops has signed a multi-year deal. They will be primary sponsor for 24 races in 2019.(1-4-2019)
Martin Truex, Jr. and Cole Pearn will join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019. The deal is “multi-year”.(11-7-2018).
With the departure of Daniel Suarez, AARIS is not likely to return.


No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Erik Jones DeWalt Chris Gayle Toyota Racing Development
(2019) Sport Clips (5 races)
Craftsman
Resers
Stanley
Interstate Batteries

Jones says he is working on a contract extension for 2020.
Resers was the sponsor at Phoenix in March, Pocono (Jul).
Sport Clips will sponsor five races plus the Clash at Daytona.(1-23-2019)


No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Paul Menard Menards (was 22 races) Greg Erwin Roush-Yates
(2020) Motorcraft/Quick Lane

No changes to this team in 2019. Menard will retire at the end of the season.


No. 22 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Joey Logano (2023) Shell-Pennzoil (was 32+1 races) Todd Gordon Roush-Yates
(2018 Champion) AAA Southern California
AAA Insurance
Autotrader.com
MoneyLion

MoneyLion is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at Talladega in April and Watkins Glen in August in 2019 (11-8-2018).
Logano is signed through 2023 as is primary sponsor Shell-Pennzoil.


No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
William Byron Axalta (13 races) Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports
Liberty University (12 races)
Hertz (4 races)
UniFirst (3 races)
Hendrick Autoguard

Chad Knaus will take over as crew chief for Byron(10-10-2019).
Hertz will be the sponsor for four races. Axalta’s sponsorship runs through 2022 and will be 13 races in 2019. Unifirst sponsorship runs through 2023 and will be for 3 race. Liberty University is expected to return.


No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems Randy Cox Roush-Yates
Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net
Old Spice
PROSPR
Hartford Gold Group
DUDE Wipes
Superior Logistics
Freedom Hard
Visone RV
Inman Equities 
Harvest Investments
GMN
Coin Lotto
Shine Armor
Weirs Motor Sales
Adirondack Tree Surgeons
Samaritan’s Feet
Incredible Bank
Ark.io
Drydene
Kansasland
Bluegreen Vacations

The team says it still needs sponsorship for about 10 races, but is in a better position that it has been in previous years.(12-24-2018)
LaJoie will join Go Fas for the full 2019 season. Schluter Systems will join him as a sponsor. Randy Cox will remain the crew chief.(12-20-2018)
DiBenedetto will move to the #95 of Leavine Family Racing(10-10-2018).
DiBenedetto has announced that he will not return in 2019 but has no plans as of yet (9-10-2018).


No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Michael McDowell Love’s Travel Stops (was 18 races) Drew Blickensderfer Roush-Yates
FR8 Auctions
Dockside Logistics
A&W All American Foods
Melling Engine Parts
Long John Silver’s
The Pete Store

K-LOVE will not return as a sponsor.
Drew Blickenderfer will take over as crew chief.(1-12-2019). McDowell will return for the full season.


No. 36 Front Row Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Matt Tifft Speedco Seth Barbour Roush-Yates
(ROTY) Surface Sunscreen
Matt Crafton Tunity
John Hunter Nemechek The Pete Store
OutWest Express
Southwestern Trucking
Acquire Investments
Trident Seafoods (4 races)
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Maui Jim
Meijer
Southeastern Equipment & Supply (2 races)
YANMAR America/Martin Generators
Delaware State Lottery
Speedy Cash
Martin Generators

Nemechek will drive at Texas (Nov), Phoenix (Nov), and Homestead.
Crafton drove at Martinsville in October after Tifft was hospitalized.
Tifft and Ragan swapped crew chiefs before the July Pocono race.
Ron Jon will be the sponsor at Daytona (Jul).
Southwestern Trucking will be the sponsor at Kentucky.
Mike Kelley will take over as crew chief.(1-12-2019). Matt Tifft will run the full season in 2019. Sponsors, crew chief, etc have not been announced.(11-27-2018).


No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Chris Buescher Kroger ClickList Trent Owens Hendrick Motorsports
(2019+) Scott Products
Kleenex
Cottonelle
Clorox
Tide Pods
Bush’s Beans (2020+?)
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Natural Light Naturdays
Degree
Hellman’s
Maxwell House
Natrual Light Seltzer
Velveeta
Slim Jim

Bush’s Beans has signed a multi-year extension to sponsor the #37 team(8-16-2019).
Buescher signed a “multi-year” deal in 2017.


No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
David Ragan Shriners Hospital for Children Mike Kelley Roush-Yates
(2019) Select Blinds
FireAde
Citgard
MDS Trucking
Mystic Lubricants
Exporia Resorts
Compressor World
Long John Silver’s
Mannington Commercial
Envision

Mannington Commercial will be the sponsor at Indianapolis and ISM Raceway (Nov).
Tifft and Ragan swapped crew chiefs before the July Pocono race.
The team is expected to have sponsorship pieced together for most races.
Ragan is believed to be in the final year of his contract.


No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Daniel Suarez AARIS (8 races) Billy Scott Roush-Yates
(2020+)? Haas Automation
Ruckus
Coca-Cola / Coca-Cola Orange Vanilla

Daniel Suarez moves to the #41 in a “multi-year” deal. AARIS and Haas Automation will be the sponsors.(1-7-2019) Busch moves to Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the #1. Suarez is expected to take over the ride. Busch and Monster Energy are signed thru 2018. There are rumors that Busch could leave and go to Chip Ganassi Racing with Monster to replace Jamie McMurray in the #1 Chevy. Who would replace Busch if he leaves is some of the biggest speculation. Some believe that Christopher Bell could be favored to move into the seat. However, should Furniture Row shut down and Truex move to Gibbs, that would open this seat for Suarez. At Darlington, Busch said he has two contract offers for next season and that Monster would stay with him.


No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kyle Larson Credit One Bank (? races) Chad Johnston Hendrick Motorsports
McDonald’s
Clover
AdventHealth

AdventHealth will be the sponsor at the All-Star Open.
DC Solar’s legal troubles forced the shut down of the Ganassi XFINITY team. They will not return in Cup either.(1-4-2019) Larson’s contract length is unknown, but Ganassi said in 2017 that Larson “isn’t going anywhere”. Credit One stepped up in 2018 to become the teams primary sponsor but the length of the contact is not known.


No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Bubba Wallace US Air Force (2 races) Derek Stamets ECR Engines
2020 Plan B Sales
World Wide Technology (? races)
Aftershokz
McDonald’s
Transportation Impact
Blu-Emu
Coca-Cola Orange Vanilla
Victory Junction (16 races)
LeithCars.com
Covert Auto Group

Covert Auto Group will be the sponsor at Texas in November.
The Steward Family Foundation  (run by David Steward of World Wide Technology) made a donation to Victory Junction to enable them to sponsor the team for 16 races.(5-31-2018)
Derek Stamets named the new crew chief, he had been an engineer with RPM (1-31-2019).
Plan B Sales will be the sponsor at Auto Club Speedway. (1-15-2019).
Drew Blickensderfer moves to Front Row Motorsports to serve as crew chief for Michael McDowell.(1-12-2019)
Click n’ Close will not return as a sponsor in 2019 as deal ended as a result of executive changes at Click n’ Close and a changed business model (12-29-2018).
World Wide Technology will return and be the primary sponsor for an unknown number of races(12-20-2018).
The U.S. Air Force was scheduled to be the sponsor at Daytona in July and Phoenix in November.(12-14-2018) They were the sponsor at Bristol (Aug) as well.
The team continues to search for solid sponsorship, but RPM has picked up the option for Wallace through 2020.


No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Preece Kroger Eddie Pardue
Hendrick Motorsports
(ROTY)

Eddie Pardue took over as crew chief before the October Talladega race.(10-11-2019). Kroger will be the full season sponsor.(1-23-2019) Ryan Preece will join JTG in 2019. The length of his contract was not announced (9-28-2019). JTG Daugherty will release Allmendinger at the end of the season. A replacement driver has not been named, but is rumored to be Ryan Preece. No word where Allmendinger will end up (9-25-2018). Sponsor contract lengths are unknown.


No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Jimmie Johnson Ally Financial (2023) Cliff Daniels Hendrick Motorsports
(2020)
(2006,2007,2008,2009
2010,2013,2016 Champ)

Ally has extended its sponsorship with Hendrick through 2023, but there is no word on Johnson’s future beyond his 2020 contract.(10-4-2019)
Cliff Daniels replaced Kevin Meendering as crew chief before Watkins Glen.
Ally Financial will be Johnson’s full-time sponsor through 2020(10-28-2018). Kevin Meendering will take over as Johnson’s crew chief, replacing Chad Knaus, who moves to the #24 team.(10-10-2018). Lowe’s will not return as the full time primary sponsor but could be back for a few races in 2019. Johnson and Knaus are signed through 2020.


No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Chevy/Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
BJ McLeod Jacob Companies George Church Roush Yates Engines?
Cody Ware Pinnacle Sports & Entertainment Pro-Motor Engineering?
Gray Gaulding
Jeb Burton
Kyle Weatherman
Andy Seuss
Bayley Currey
Austin Theriault
J.J. Yeley 
Josh Bilicki
Garrett Smithley

Smithley drove at Phoenix (Nov).
Bilikci drove at Texas (Nov).
Yeley drove at Charlotte (Sep) after Ware had practiced and qualified the car but got overheated during the XFINITY race on Saturday. Yeley drove at Kansas (Oct).
Theriault drove at Richmond (Sep), Talladega (Oct).
Seuss will drive at New Hampshire.
Currey drove at Kentucky.
Weatherman drove at Michigan in June.
Burton drove at Richmond (Apr).
Gaulding drove at Bristol (Mar).
McLeod drove at Daytona (Feb), Texas (Mar), Chicago, Pocono (Jul), Bristol (Aug), Indianapolis, Las Vegas (Sep), Dover (Oct), Martinsville (Oct).
Ware drove at Atlanta, Las Vegas (Mar), Phoenix (Mar), Auto Club, Martinsville (Mar), Talladega (Apr), Dover (May), Kansas (May), Charlotte (May), Watkins Glen, Michigan (Aug), Darlington.
Mike Wallace is talking to the team about running one of the cars at least part-time.(1-17-2019)
Team will run the full season.


No. 52 Rick Ware Racing Chevy/Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Mike Wallace? Winn-Dixie Mike Hillman, Jr. Roush Yates Engines?
Cody Ware Trick Shot
BJ McLeod Mtel-One
Bayley Currey HUSKI Chocolate
Jeb Burton Steakhouse Elite
Stanton Barrett SBC Contractors
Josh Bilicki DriveSmartWarranty.com (2 races)
Austin Theriault Monarch Wallet
J.J. Yeley  Bangor Savings Bank
Kyle Weatherman Belmont Classic Cars
Garrett Smithley Honest Abe Roofing
Spencer Boyd Manscaped
  Rich Mar Florist

Boyd drove at Talladega (Oct).
Smithley drove at Indianapolis, Las Vegas (Sep)., Charlotte (Sep), Kansas (Oct), Martinsville (Oct), Texas (Nov).
Weatherman drove at Bristol (Aug) with Belmont Classic Cars as sponsor after Currey was suspended by NASCAR.
Yeley drove at Pocono (Jun) and Daytona (Jul), Darlington, Richmond (Sep), Dover (Oct).
Theriault drove at New Hampshire, Pocono (Jul), Michigan (Aug).
Bilicki drove at Michigan (Jun), Watkins Glen.
Barrett drove at Talladega (Apr).
Burton drove at Martinsville (Mar), Texas (Mar).
Currey drove at Phoenix (Mar), Bristol (Mar), Richmond (Apr), Kansas (May), Charlotte (May), Chicago, Phoenix (Nov).
Ware drove at Daytona in Feb.
McLeod drove at Atlanta and Las Vegas (Mar), Auto Club, Dover (May), Kentucky.
Mike Wallace was talking to the team about running one of the cars at least part-time.(1-17-2019) The team has announced that they have secured a second charter and will run the full season. Driver and sponsor announcements have not been made.(12-21-2018) Cody Ware says the team plans to run the #51 and #52 full time in 2019(11-27-2018).


No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Scott Eggleston Hendrick
Quinn Houff Go-Parts
Garrett Smithley Formula One Imports
Reed Sorenson Victory Lane Quick Oil Change
D.J. Kennington Tennessee Shine Co.
Justin Haley
Blake Jones
Timmy Hill

Hill drove at Kansas (Oct) and Martinsville (Oct) after Theriault was not cleared to race, following an accident at Talladega.
Jones will drive at Talladega (Oct).
Haley drove at Talladega (Apr), Sonoma, Daytona (Jul).
Kennington drove at Martinsville (Mar) with Go-Parts sponsorship..
Sorenson drove at Las Vegas (Mar), Watkins Glen, Bristol (Aug), Darlington, Indianapolis, Las Vegas (Sep), Richmond (Sep), Charlotte (Sep), Dover (Oct), Phoenix (Nov).
Smithley drove at Altanta, Auto Club, Texas (Mar), Michigan (Aug).
Quinn Houff drove at Phoenix (Mar), Bristol (Mar), Richmond (Apr), Dover (May), Kansas (May), Charlotte (May), Michigan (Jun), Chicago, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Pocono (Jul), Texas (Nov).
Jamie McMurray will drive for the team in the Daytona 500 with sponsorship from McDonalds. The car number will be 40 for the race.(1-18-2019) Spire Sports + Entertainment has bought the #78 charter from Furniture Row Racing and plans to run the #77 team full-time. They are expected to run Chevys. No additional details released yet. (12-5-2018)


No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Alex Bowman Nationwide Insurance (20 races) Greg Ives Hendrick Motorsports
(2020) Axalta (2022)(11 races + All-Star)
Valvoline (2022) (2 races)
Eastman/Llumar (2 races)
Cincinnati, Inc. (1 race)

Nationwide will end its team sponsorship at the end of 2019.(6-12-2019)
Llumar was the sponsor at Texas (Mar).
Bowman’s contract has been extended through 2020. Nationwide is signed through 2020 and will sponsor 19 races in 2019 and 2020. Axalta has extended their sponsorship agreement with Hendrick through 2022. Axalta will sponsor Bowman in 12 races in 2019. Valvoline will be the primary sponsor for two races in each season thru 2022.


No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Matt DiBenedetto Procore (12 races) Mike Wheeler TRD
(2020) Dumont Jets (3 races)
WRL General Contractors?
Toyota Express Maintenance
Toyota Certified Used Vehicles
NASCAR Pro Heat
FDNY Foundation
Digital Momentum/Hubspot
Anest Iwata
Barstool Sports
Horizon Transport

Horizon Transport was the sponsor at Indianapolis.
Barstool will sponsor DiBenedetto at Las Vegas (Sep) and Talladega (Oct).
Anest Iwata will be the sponsor at the All-Star Open and at Kentucky.
NASCAR Pro Heat League was the sponsor at Bristol (Mar).
Procore will be the primary sponsor for 12 races, including the Daytona 500.(1-15-2019)
Mike Wheeler has been named crew chief (11-27-2018).
Looks like Mike Wheeler will move over for JGR to be the crew chief in 2019 (11-9-2018).
The team will switch to Toyota in 2019 with Matt DiBenedetto driving and a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. The deal with DiBenedetto and Toyota is a two year deal. The Toyota deal has a one year option.(10-10-2019).


Part-time teams

Part-time teams do not have charters and must qualify for races on time

No. 27 Premium Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Reed Sorenson Rim Ryderz Tommy Baldwin, Jr. ?
Casey Mears Low-T Centers
Ross Chastain Harrah’s
Quinn Houff VIPRacingExperience.com
Ryan Sieg Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Joe Nemechek Sci Aps

Nemechek drove at Darlington, Las Vegas (Sep), Charlotte (Sep), Dover (Oct), Phoenix (Nov).
Sieg drove at Indianapolis with Sci Aps sponsorship.
Houff drove at Michigan (Aug), Bristol (Aug), Richmond (Sep).
Chastain drove at Daytona (Jul), Texas (Nov).
Team ran at Daytona (Feb) in partnership with Germain Racing.
Sorenson drove at Auto Club Speedway, Texas (Mar), Talladega, Dover (May), Charlotte (May), Sonoma, Chicago, New Hamphire, Pocono (Jul), Talladega (Oct), Kansas (Oct), Martinsville (Oct).


No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Tyler Reddick Symbicort Justin Alexander ECR Engines
Tame the Beast

Reddick drove in the Daytona 500 and Kansas in May.
2018’s No. 31 team became the #8 team in 2019.


No. 46 MBM Motorsports Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Joey Gase ? Mark Labretone Race Engines Plus

Team ran at Kansas (May).


No. 53 Rick Ware Racing Chevy/Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
BJ McLeod Enlisted Nine Fight Company Lee Leslie
Josh Bilicki Insurance King
Joey Gase Connected Claim Services, Action Restoration
Spencer Boyd Token4Token
J.J. Yeley  AQRE.app

Yeley drove at Las Vegas (Sep), Martinsville (Oct), Texas (Nov), Phoenix (Nov).
Boyd drove at Michigan (Aug), Richmond (Sep).
Gase drove at Daytona (July).
Bilicki drove at Chicago, Pocono (Jul), Bristol (Aug), Indianapolis, Charlotte (Sep), Kansas (Oct).
McLeod drove in the All-Star Open and at Charlotte (May).
Team is running a partial schedule based on sponsorship and field sizes.


No. 54 Rick Ware Racing Chevy/Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
J.J. Yeley  PODS ?
Garrett Smithley AQRE App
  Maximum Elevation

Team ran at Bristol (Aug), Indianapolis  with Yeley and Darlington, Dover (Oct) with Smithley


No. 62 Beard Oil Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Brendan Gaughan Beard Oil? Darren Shaw ECR Engines
South Point Resort & Casino

Team ran the Daytona 500, Talladega (Apr), Daytona (July), Talladega (Oct).


No. 66 MBM Motorsports Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Timmy Hill Medic Air Systems Brian Keselowski Race Engines Plus
Joey Gase Eternal Fans
  Fan Memories at WGI

Hill drove at Texas (Mar), Bristol (Mar), Kansas (May), Charlotte (Sep)., Texas (Nov).
Joey Gase drove at Daytona 500, Las Vegas (Mar), Auto Club, Richmond (Apr), Charlotte (May), Darlington, Las Vegas (Sep), Talladega (Oct), Kansas (Oct), Phoenix (Nov).


No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Truex Tommy Baldwin ?

Truex ran the Daytona 500. Additional races have not been announced.


No. 81 XCI Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Jeffrey Earnhardt Xtreme Concepts Dave Rogers Toyota Racing Development

Team ran the spring Talladega race with Earnhardt.  They are scheduled to run the fall Talladega race, driver TBA.


No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Parker Kligerman Toyota Racing Development 40th Anniversary Mark Hillman Triad Racing Technologies?
Drew Herring

Team ran at Daytona (Feb), Atlanta, Las Vegas (Mar), Texas (Mar), Talladega (Apr), Charlotte (May), Sonoma, Daytona (July), Watkins Glen, Charlotte (Sep), Talladega (Oct), Texas (Nov), Homestead (Drew Herring drove).
The team plans a total of approximately 13 races this season.


Teams that will not compete in 2019 or have not made an attempt so far

No. 23 BK Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
? ? ? ?

This team becomes the new #36 of Front Row Motorsports with driver Matt Tifft in 2019. Front Row Motorsports is now a three-car team. (11-27-2018)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge J. Craig Whitley approved the sale of the BK Racing charter and most of the assets for $2.08 million Thursday afternoon (8-30-2018).


No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
? ? Wally Rogers? Pro-Motor Engineering ?

Team has not announced any plans. Former 2018 co-driver Corey LaJoie moves to the #32 Go Fas Racing team to run the full 2019 season (12-21-2018). Team has not announced any plans. They could scale back their efforts in 2019.(12-20-2018) Whitt will not return to racing in 2019(11-12-2018). Cole Whitt says he has considered stepping away from racing to be closer to family in California(11-1-2018).


No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops Cole Pearn TRD
Auto-Owners Insurance

The team announced in September 2018 that they would cease operations at the end of the year.


No. 92 Ricky Benton Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Timothy Peters? Black’s Tire and Auto Service? Mike Hester Roush Yates
Carquest Auto Parts?

Team ran restrictor plate events in 2018 but have made no announcements about 2019.


No. 97 Obaika Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Tanner Berryhill ? Dan Stillman ?
(ROTY)

The team announced the week before Daytona that they would run the full season….then were never heard from again.
Obaika plans to run the full season with Tanner Berryhill driving. No sponsor or crew chief has been announced. (12-3-2018). Team bought cars and equipment from the defunct BK Racing team in 2018.


No. 99 StarCom Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Derrike Cope? StarCom? ? ?
Garrett Smithley?
Kyle Weatherman?

Team ran a partial schedule in 2018 with a variety of drivers, including Derrike Cope, Garrett Smithley, Kyle Weatherman and Landon Cassill.


GMS Racing

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
? ? ? ?

GMS Racing considered running some Cup races in 2018, but decided to run the full season in XFINITY. They may again consider Cup in 2019 but nothing has been announced.