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 2020 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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie Of The Year Candidates (ROTY)


Drivers moving to a new team:

  • Chris Buescher (moves from #37 JTG Daugherty Racing to #17 Roush Fenway Racing)
  • Matt DiBenedetto (moves from #95 Leavine Family Racing to #21 Wood Brothers Racing)

Drivers Looking for a ride:


2019 full-time drivers that will not race full-time in 2020:


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


2019 FULL-TIME TEAMS


No. 00 StarCom Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Landon Cassill? ? Wayne Carroll ECR Engines

Unknown plans


No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kurt Busch Monster Energy? Matt McCall Hendrick Motorsports
(2019) Global Poker?
(2004 Champion) AdventHealth?

Kurt Busch signed a one year deal with Ganassi for 2019.  He has not made a decision on 2020, but sounds like he is interested in returning.


No. 2 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Brad Keselowski Miller Lite (2019?) Paul Wolfe Roush-Yates
(2020+) AutoTrader? (2020+)
(2012 Champ) Discount Tire/America’s Tire (2021+) (15 races)
Alliance Truck Parts?
Reese/DrawTite?
Wurth/
Snap-On?
Horizon Global Corporation?
Wabash National?

Discount Tire has expanded their sponsorship in a multi-year agreement.  They will be primary sponsor for 15 races in 2020.
No changes are expected. 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. Discount Tire also signed a multi-year 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?

No changes are currently expected.  There is some questions about the status of Dow’s sponsorship, but the team says they are signed through 2020.


No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kevin Harvick Busch/Busch Light? Rodney Childers Roush-Yates
(2021) Jimmy Johns?
(2014 Champ) Mobil 1?
Hunt Brothers Pizza?

No changes currently expected.


No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Newman (2021?) Wyndham Rewards? Scott Graves Roush-Yates
Oscar Mayer?
Acorns?
Performance Plus Oil?

Newman’s contract length was not announced but was believed to be for three years starting in 2019, but 2021 may be an option year.


No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Tyler Reddick Caterpillar Luke Lambert ECR Engines
Liberty National Life Insurance?
Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s?
Red Kap / VF Workwear?
Cessna?
Okuma?
Kalahari Resorts?

Reddick will drive the No. 8 in 2020.(10-2-2019)
RCR has announced that Hemric will be released at the end of 2019. Reddick is now expected to take over in 2020.
Hemric’s contract runs through 2020.  However, with Childress expressing an interest in moving Reddick to Cup full-time, Hemric could be moved out if sponsorship isn’t found for Reddick and a third team. Hemric says 2020 plans are “iffy”.


No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Chase Elliott (2022) NAPA Auto Parts Alan Gustafson Hendrick Motorsports
Mountain Dew
Kelley Blue Book
Hooters (3 races)

Elliott is signed through 2022. Hooters will sponsor 3 races each year through 2021. NAPA Auto Parts, Kelley Blue Book, and Mtn Dew are signed as sponsors through 2020.


No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Aric Almirola Smithfield (25-30 races) John Klausmeier Roush-Yates
(2020?) Mobil 1?

Smithfield will return in 2020. (10-10-2019)
Almirola’s contact run through 2020 and he says he will return.


No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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

Hamlin and FedEx are signed through at least 2020 and no changes are expected.


No. 12 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Blaney BodyArmour? Jeremy Bullins Roush-Yates
Menards?
DEX Imaging?
PPG?

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?

Dillon has denied retirement rumors and says he will return in 2020 with GEICO.
Ty Dillon and GEICO signed a “multi-year” renewal with Germain Racing in 2017.
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? Mike Bugarewicz Roush-Yates
Rush Truck Centers?
Mobil 1?
Haas Automation

Bowyer says he’s done a Mobil 1 shoot for next year, which would led to the belief that he will remain with SHR.(9-20-2019)
Bowyer’s contract is up in 2019.  There has been speculation that Bowyer’s contract may not be renewed if SHR wants to move Cole Custer to Cup and does not want to send him to another Ford team. However, the latest rumors have Bowyer returning.


No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ross Chastain? ? Pat Tryson ECR Engines

Unknown plans. Drivers and sponsors are often race to race. Chastain could return if he doesn’t find a Cup ride elsewhere.


No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Chris Buescher Fastenal? Brian Pattie? Roush-Yates
Fifth Third Bank?
SunnyD?
NOS Energy Drink

Chris Buescher will replace Stenhouse, as Stenhouse will be released at the end of the season.(9-25-2019)
Stenhouse says his contract is through 2021.


No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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

Interstate Batteries renewed a multi-year agreement in 2019.
Mars is signed through at least 2019.
Busch’s contract is believed to run through at least 2022.


No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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

Truex, Jr. joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019 in a “multi-year” deal and nothing is expected to change with the team in 2020.


No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Erik Jones DeWalt Chris Gayle Toyota Racing Development
(2020) Sport Clips (5 races)
Craftsman
Resers
Stanley

Erik Jones has signed a contract extension to return in 2020.(9-6-2019)
Jones says he is close to a contract extension for 2020 and indications are that he is likely to return.


No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Matt DiBenedetto Menards Greg Erwin Roush-Yates
(2020) Motorcraft/Quick Lane

DiBenedetto says Greg Irwim will remain the team’s crew chief.(9-11-2019)
Menard will retire from full-time racing and DiBenedetto will drive the #21 full-time in 2020. DeBendetto’s contract is for one year.  Menards and its associated companies will return to sponsor about the same number of races.


No. 22 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Joey Logano (2023) Shell-Pennzoil Todd Gordon Roush-Yates
(2018 Champion) AAA Southern California
Autotrader.com

No changes likely.  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 Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports
Liberty University (12 races in 2020 & 2021)
Hertz?
UniFirst

Liberty University has extended its sponsorship through 2021.  It will be the sponsor for 12 races each year.
Axalta’s sponsorship runs through 2022.
Unifirst sponsorship runs through 2023.


No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems? Randy Cox Roush-Yates
Cole Custer? Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net?

There are rumblings that Go Fas could work more closely with Stewart-Haas in 2019 and that could include bringing on Custer. Team owner Archie St. Hilaire says he is talking to LaJoie about returning.
LaJoie’s contact is believed to only be for 2019.


No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Michael McDowell Love’s Travel Stops? Drew Blickensderfer Roush-Yates
FR8 Auctions?
Dockside Logistics?

Unknown plans, but all indications are that McDowell will return.


No. 36 Front Row Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Matt Tifft Surface Sunscreen Seth Barbour Roush-Yates
Tunity

Tifft is expected to return.


No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.? Kroger ClickList Trent Owens Hendrick Motorsports
Daniel Hemric? Bush’s Beans (2020+?)

Buescher will move to the #17 of Roush Fenway in 2020.(9-25-2019)
Buescher is still expected to return in 2020.(9-20-2019)
Buescher signed a “multi-year” deal in 2017.  He says contract negotiations for 2020 are “in progress”.
Kroger is expected to return in 2020.
Bush’s Beans has signed a multi-year extension in 2019.


No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ross Chastain? Shriners Hospital for Children? Mike Kelley Roush-Yates
Corey LaJoie? Select Blinds?
Daniel Hemric? MDS Trucking
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.?

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could be under consideration if the team decides on a veteran driver.
FRM general manager Jerry Freeze says DiBenedetto and LaJoie are a couple of the drivers under consideration for 2020. DiBenedetto moving to the #21 takes him out of consideration.
Some rumors have Chastain under consideration for this ride.
David Ragan’s contact is up at the end of 2019 and he has decided not to continue racing full time in 2020.


No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Daniel Suarez? AARIS Billy Scott Roush-Yates
(2020+)? Haas Automation

The consensus  seems to be that Suarez will return, but nothing is signed yet.  If Suarez were to leave, Cole Custer would likely be favored to take the ride.
Suarez moved to Stewart-Haas in 2019 in a “multi-year” deal, but the deal has an option at the end of 2019 for either side to get out of it.


No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kyle Larson Credit One? Chad Johnston Hendrick Motorsports
(2020) McDonald’s?

There has been speculation that Larson could look for another ride, but he says he has a contract with Ganassi for 2020.


No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Bubba Wallace US Air Force? Derek Stamets ECR Engines
(2020) World Wide Technology?
Transportation Impact (4? races)

Wallace has a contract through 2020, but the team needs solid sponsorship and that always throws a wrench in any plans.


No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy

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

Preece is still expected to return in 2020.(9-20-2019)
Kroger is expected to return in 2020, as well as Preece.


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)

Johnson and Ally will return for 2020.
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)


No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Chevy/Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Garrett Smithley?
BJ McLeod? Jacob Companies George Church Roush Yates Engines?
Cody Ware? Pro-Motor Engineering?

Garrett Smithley has been mentioned as a full-time driver for 2020.


No. 52 Rick Ware Racing Chevy/Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Cody Ware? ?
BJ McLeod?
Bayley Currey?

Unknown plans.


No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Quinn Houff? ? Peter Sospenzo

Unknown plans. Team is run in partnership with Premium Motorsports.


No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Alex Bowman Axalta (2022) Greg Ives Hendrick Motorsports
(2020) Valvoline (2022)
Cincinnati, Inc (2 races)

Bowman is signed through 2020 and will return.  Axalta and Valvoline are signed through 2020.
Nationwide was signed through 2020 but will not return, so the team will need sponsorship to fill a majority of the season.


No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Christopher Bell Procore Jason Ratcliff TRD
  Rheem
Dumont Jets?
WRL General Contractors?

Christopher Bell joins Leavine for 2020.  Jason Ratcliff will serve as crew chief. Mike Wheeler will serve as the team’s competition director. Rheem will move up from XFINITY to sponsor an unknown number of races.(9-24-2019)
Matt DiBenedetto has announced he will not return.
Christopher Bell is the expected replacement. Ratcliff will likely move up from XFINITY to continue to serve as crew chief.
Team owner Bob Leavine has not shown much interest in expanding to two cars next season.


2019 Part-time teams

No. 27 Premium Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Reed Sorenson? ? Tommy Baldwin, Jr. ?

Unknown plans.


No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Tyler Reddick? ? Justin Alexander ECR Engines

With Hemric’s release, Reddick is expected to be in the No. 8.  In that case, this team isn’t likely to continue.
Childress says Reddick will be in Cup, even if not with RCR, but they are working on finding sponsorship for him.


No. 46 MBM Motorsports Toyota

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

Unknown plans.


No. 53 Rick Ware Racing Chevy/Ford

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

Unknown plans.


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 could continue to run the superspeedway races.


No. 66 MBM Motorsports Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Timmy Hill? ? ? Race Engines Plus
Joey Gase?

Unknown plans.


No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing

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

Truex ran only the Daytona 500 in 2019 after announcing a partial schedule for the season.  Tommy Baldwin works with Premium Motorsports.


No. 81 XCI Racing Toyota

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

Unknown plans


No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Parker Kligerman? ? Mark Hillman Triad Racing Technologies?

Team is planning about a dozen races in 2019.  2020 plans are unknown.


Teams that will not compete in 2020:

None…yet