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2021 Cup Series Team 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: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007,2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

2021 XFINITY team chart2021 Truck Series team chart


To find out which teams have a charter, see Jayski’s NASCAR Charter System page.


2021 Cup Series Rookie of the Year Candidates


Drivers who moved to a new team:


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


CHART KEYS
? unknown or a rumor for that section
Red = new driver, sponsor, car#, owner, crew chief…etc
Beneath each driver’s name is the year their contract is up (or is believed to be), if known.


2021 EXPECTED FULL-TIME TEAMS

No. 00 StarCom Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Quin Houff Mane ‘n Tail George Church ECR Engines
8-Ball Premium Chocolate Whiskey

8-Ball Premium Chocolate Whiskey will be the sponsor for 11 races, plus the All-Star Open.(2-23-2021)
Mane ‘n Tail returning for multiple races in ’21, beginning with the Daytona 500. Houff to drive. (1-19-21)
Houff is expected to return for the full season.


No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kurt Busch Monster Energy Matt McCall Hendrick Motorsports
(2021) GEARWRENCH
(2004 Champion) AdventHealth

Busch signed a multi-year extension (believed to be through 2021) to remain with the team. Monster Energy will also continue as a sponsor.(11-2-2019)


No. 2 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Brad Keselowski Discount Tire/America’s Tire (2021+) (15 races) Jeremy Bullins Roush-Yates
(2021) AutoTrader
(2012 Champion) Keystone Light (1 race)
Wurth
MoneyLion
Pirtek
Dent Wizard

MoneyLion will be the primary sponsor for “multiple” races.(2-1-2021)
Keystone Light will be the sponsor at Charlotte (May).(1-28-2021)
Brad Keselowski has extended his contract with Team Penske.  The length of the agreement was not announced, but the Associated Press reports it’s for one year. (8-3-2020)
Keselowski is one of the biggest questions for 2021. He’s been rumored to be under consideration to replace Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick. Team Penske would like to keep him as a driver, but like most teams, are looking to restructure driver contracts to save money.
Should Keselowski leave, this would be a high profile opportunity for another driver.  Austin Cindric could be the favorite due to his connection with the team and support from Ford, but sponsors could want a more established driver and Ryan Blaney could shift to this car or someone like Matt DiBenedetto could move here.
Discount Tire is set to sponsor about half the season.


No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Austin Dillon BREZTRI AEROSPHERE Justin Alexander ECR Engines
(2021) Bass Pro Shops
Workrise
BetMGM
DOW
Coca-Cola?
RigUp?
American Ethanol?

Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road.(2-4-2021)
BetMGM will be the sponsor for “select” races.(2-3-2021)
Workrise will be primary sponsor for “select” races (COTA is the only race announced).(2-3-2021)
AstaZeneca’s BREZTRI AEROSPHERE will be the sponsor in select races.(2-3-2021)
Dillon will return. Sponsorship is unknown.


No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kevin Harvick Busch/Busch Light Rodney Childers Roush-Yates
(2023) Jimmy John’s
(2014 Champion) Mobil 1
Hunt Brothers Pizza

Busch, Mobil 1 and Hunt Brothers Pizza will all return in 20201. Diecast images have already been released of the cars.
Harvick is signed with Stewart-Haas through 2023.(2-8-2020)


No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy (was #88)

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kyle Larson NationsGuard Cliff Daniels Hendrick Motorsports
  Cincinnati (2 races)
  Freightliner (2 races)
  HendrickCars.com

HendrickCars.com will be the sponsor for Larson when additional sponsorship is not obtained for the team.(2-8-2021)
Cincinnati and Freightliner will each sponsor two races.(2-2-2021)
NationsGuard will be the sponsor in the Daytona 500, Daytona Road Course, and Homestead.(1-28-2021)
Kyle Larson will join Hendrick Motorsports in 2021 in a multi-year deal. Hendrick says the team is currently unsponsored. Cliff Daniels will serve as crew chief.(10-28-2020)
Rumors have increased recently that Hendrick will change this team to #5 for 2021.
Larson has been reinstated for the 2021 season.(10-19-2020) He is considered the favorite to take the ride, but an announcement is not expected before the end of the season.
Alex Bowman will move from the #88 to the #48.  Greg Ives will continue to be his crew chief.(10-6-2020)
Acronis has a deal with the team through 2023.  It includes 3 races as primary in 2020. Primary sponsorship in following years has not been announced.(8-12-2020)
One 2021 scenario mentioned is Hendrick moving Alex Bowman to the #48 and closing the #88 team (or bringing on a funded driver for the #88).
Bowman has a contract with Hendrick through 2021.(5-16-2020)


No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Newman Wyndham Rewards (2021?) Scott Graves Roush-Yates
(2021) Oscar Mayer (2021)
Castrol
Guaranteed Rate
Kohler Generators

Kohler Generators will be the sponsor at: Daytona 500, Atlanta (3/21), Darlington (5/9), Charlotte (5/30), Road America (7/4), Bristol (9/18), Talladega (10/3) and Martinsville (10/31). (1-12-2021)
Guaranteed Rate will be the sponsor at Daytona Clash (2/9), Martinsville (4/10), Dover (5/16), Circuit of the Americas (5/23), Pocono (6/27), New Hampshire (7/18), Richmond (9/11) and Las Vegas (9/26).(12-17-2020)
Castrol will serve as primary sponsor in “select events”.(12-15-2020)
Newman’s contract length has not been announced, but was believed to be for three years starting in 2019. However, 2021 could be an option year for either side.


No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems Ryan Sparks ECR Engines
  Youtheory
 
  Netflix’s “The Crew”
 
  Marwin Sports
 
  Built Bar
 

Built Bar will be the sponsor at Las Vegas (Mar).(3-2-2021)
Marwin Sports will be the sponsor at Homestead.(2-24-2021)
Youtheory will be the sponsor in the Daytona 500.(1-26-2021)
Schluter Systems will sponsor the team for 7 races this season.(1-20-21)
Sparks moves from Go Fas to serve as LaJoie’s crew chief at Spire.(12-10-2020)
LaJoie has signed a multi-year agreement to drive the #7 for Spire Motorsports.(11-30-2020)
Justin Haley had been considered a favorite for one of the Spire cars, but will run the full XFINITY season again with Kaulig Racing.(10-19-2020)
With Ross Chastain moving to Chip Ganassi Racing, Corey LaJoie may be a front runner for one of the Spire cars.
Spire Motorsports will expand to two full-time cars in 2021.  Chastain and Haley have been mentioned as possible drivers.(8-24-2020)
Spire Motorsports bought the charter and assets of Leavine Family Racing and will run a second full time car in 2021.  No further details have been announced.(8-11-2021)


No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Tyler Reddick Caterpillar Randall Burdett ECR Engines
(2021?) Cheddars (3 races)
BetMGM
Lenovo
I Am Second
Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s?
Quartz Hill Records

Lenovo will be the sponsor in the Daytona 500.(2-5-2021)
BetMGM will be the sponsor for “select” races.(2-3-2021)
Cheddars Scratch Kitchen will return for an unknown number of race.(1-30-2021)
Reddick will return to RCR in 2021.(8-7-2020)
Reddick’s contract length is not known, but his solid runs so far in 2020 have lead to speculation that he could be under consideration to replace Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick Motorsports or to take over the #42 for Chip Ganassi Racing.


No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Alan Gustafson Hendrick Motorsports
(2022) Hooters (3 races)
(2020 Champion) Llumar (2 races)
Adrenaline Shoc
Kelley Blue Book (2022)
Unifirst (3 races)

Unifirst will be the sponsor at Phoenix in March, Kansas in July and Daytona in August.
Hooters will be the sponsor at Darlington (May), Indianapolis, and Bristol (Sep).
Kelly Blue Book will sponsor two races in both 2021 and 2022.(1-22-2021)
Adrenaline Shoc will be the sponsor at Atlanta (Jul) and Talladega (Oct).(1-12-2021)
Llumar will sponsor two races for each of the next three seasons.(12-16-2020)
Elliott is signed through 2022.
Hooters will sponsor 3 races each year through 2021.
NAPA Auto Parts is signed through 2022.
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 races) Mike Bugarewicz Roush-Yates
(2021?) Pit Boss Grills

Pit Boss Grills will be the sponsor at Phoenix (Mar) and Atlanta (Mar).(3-8-2021)
Almirola and Smithfield will return in 2021. Smithfield is expected to sponsor 25 races.(9-1-2020)
SHR’s Greg Zipadelli says he expects no changes in the team’s driver lineup in 2021.(8-31-2020)
Almirola’s contract is believed to end in 2020.  He has a good relationship with a solid sponsor and there’s no reason to believe Stewart-Haas won’t try their best to keep him.


No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Denny Hamlin FedEx Chris Gabehart Toyota Racing Development
(2023+) Offerpad
Sport Clips?

Offerpad will be the sponsor at Phoenix (Mar) and Charlotte (Oct).(2-8-2021)
Hamlin and FedEx have agreed to a “multi-year” renewal with Joe Gibbs Racing. The contracts were due to expire at the end of 2021.(2-1-2021)


No. 12 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Blaney Advance Auto Parts Todd Gordon Roush-Yates
(2022+?) BodyArmour
Menards
DEX Imaging

Blaney has signed a multi-year extension with Team Penske.(3-6-2020)


No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Chase Briscoe HighPoint John Klausmeier Roush-Yates
Ford Performance
Mobil 1?

Ford Performance will be the sponsor at the Daytona road course race.(2-21-2021)
Chase Briscoe moves to the #14 for 2021.  HighPoint will be the sponsor for an unknown number of races.(10-20-2020)
Bowyer announced that he is going to announce races for Fox Sports in 20201.  That opens the seat of the #14 for Chase Briscoe.(10-8-2020)
There is speculation that Briscoe’s odds of taking over the #14 have increased with the additional of more road course races on the 2021 schedule.
SHR’s Greg Zipadelli says he expects no changes in the team’s driver lineup in 2021.(8-31-2020)
Bowyer says he wants to return to SHR in 2021.(7-20-2020)
His future with the team could depend on sponsorship.
Ford has Chase Briscoe in the XFINITY Series and would like to move him to Cup at some point.


No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Derrike Cope Jacob Companies Pat Tryson ECR Engines
Joey Gase Signing Day Sports
J.J. Yeley NOS
James Davison Nevada Donor Network
Garrett Smithley
Chris Windom

Chris Windom will drive at Bristol (dirt).(2-23-2021)
Victory Lane Quick Oil Change will continue to sponsor Garrett Smithley at select races.(2-17-2021)
Brennan Poole will not return in 2021.(2-1-2021)
Cope will drive in the Daytona 500.(1-19-2021)
Like most smaller teams, sponsorship will probably dictate what this team looks like in 2021.
Team started 2020 as Premium Motorsports but was bought by Rick Ware midway through the season.


No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Chris Buescher Fastenal (17 races + Clash & All-Star) Luke Lambert Roush-Yates
(2021?) Fifth Third Bank
Castrol
SunnyD?

Castrol will serve as primary sponsor in “select events”.(12-15-2020)
Buescher’s contact status is unknown, but Roush has keep him signed for a number of years and there’s no current indications that he will not return.


No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kyle Busch M&Ms/Skittles/Snickers/Pedigree/Ethel M Ben Beshore Toyota Racing Development
(2020+) Interstate Batteries
(2015, 2019 Champion) Sport Clips?

Ethel M Chocolates will be on the car at Las Vegas (Mar). (3-2-2021)
Beshore will replace Adam Stevens as crew chief.(11-17-2020)
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 James Small
Toyota Racing Development
(2022?) Auto-Owners Insurance (7 races) (2021)
(2017 Champion) Reser’s Fine Foods (4 races)
DeWalt
Sport Clips?

Truex, Jr signed a contract extension in February 2021. Length of the deal was not announce.(2-10-2021)
DeWalt on board for the Busch Clash.(2-5-2021)
Reser’s moves from the #20 team to sponsor Truex in four races.(1-14-2021)
Auto-Owners Insurance will be the sponsor for 7 races.(1-13-2021)
Truex, Jr. joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019 in a “multi-year” deal. He’s expected to remain with Gibbs through at least 2021.


No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Christopher Bell Stanely/DeWalt/Irwin Adam Stevens Toyota Racing Development
(2021) Rheem
Craftsman
PristineAuction.com
Sport Clips?

Adam Stevens moves from the #18 team to become crew chief for Bell.(11-17-2020)
Bell has officially been named the replacement for Jones in 2021.(8-10-2021) No word yet on who his crew chief will be.
Jones has been released by Joe Gibbs Racing. Bell is the likely replacement.(8-6-2020)
Leavine Family Racing’s decision to sell means Job Gibbs needs to find a ride for Christoper Bell if they do not bring him in to replace Jones.(8-4-2020)
Jones is one of the big questions for 2021.
Toyota would like to keep him in 2021.
He said at the start of 2020 that he wanted to stay with Gibbs.
If Leavine Family Racing were to sell, Joe Gibbs Racing may want/need to bring Christopher Bell over.
Jones may also get offers from other teams.  He’s been mentioned as a replacement for Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick or to take over the #42 for Chip Ganassi Racing.


No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Matt DiBenedetto Menards Greg Erwin Roush-Yates
(2021) Motorcraft/Quick Lane

DiBenedetto will continue to drive the #21 in 2021, but will be replaced by Austin Cindric in 2022.(10-8-2020)
DiBenedetto says his contract runs through 2023, but the team holds the option to renew it each year, by September 30.(9-17-2020)
DeBendetto’s contract is up this year. He has performed well for the team, but his future seems less than certain, due to circumstances out of his control.
Should Ford decide to move Austin Cindric up to Cup, they may want to put him in the #21.


No. 22 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Paul Wolfe Roush-Yates
(2023) AAA / AAA Southern California
(2018 Champion) Autotrader
MoneyLion

AAA Southern California will return (a diecast image has been released).
Logano is signed through 2023, as is primary sponsor Shell-Pennzoil.


No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Bubba Wallace DoorDash Mike Wheeler
Toyota Racing Development
  McDonald’s    
  Columbia Sportswear
   
  Dr Pepper
   
  Root Insurance
   

Sponsorship is sold out for 2021.  DoorDash is expected to have the most races.(12-14-2020)
McDonald’s is expected to have some involvement with the team.(11-21-2020)
The team will be called 23XI Racing and will run No. 23.(10-22-2020)
Details are yet to be released but Hamlin and Michael Jordan will operate the team with Wallace as the driver.  The team has purchased the charter of Germain racing.(9-21-2020)
Latest speculation is Denny Hamlin forming a team, buying the charter from Germain Racing, using cars from Leavine family racing, getting increased technical support from Toyota, and hiring Bubba Wallace to drive in 2021.(9-19-2021)
Rumors have swirled that Hamlin wants to be involved in team ownership in some capacity. He reportedly made an offer to be involved with Richard Petty Motorsports before Bubba Wallace chose to leave the team. This investment group could become a part of Gaunt Brothers Racing.


No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
William Byron Axalta (14 races) Rudy Fugle
Hendrick Motorsports
(2022) Liberty University (12 races 2021)

Rudy Fugle will serve as Byron’s crew chief in 2021.(10-26-2020)
Chad Knaus will become Hendrick Motorsports’ Vice President of Competition at the end of the 2020 season. Byron’s new crew chief will be named at a later date.(9-29-2020)
Byron has extended his contract through 2022.(9-1-2020)
Byron’s contract runs through 2021 and sponsorship seems solid.
Liberty University sponsorship is through 2021.
Axalta’s sponsorship runs through 2022.


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
The Pete Store?
Dockside Logistics?
CarParts.com

CarParts.com will be the primary sponsor at Watkins Glen, Indianapolis, Daytona, Las Vegas. (2-19-21)
Love’s Travel Stops will be the sponsor for “multiple races”.(2-3-2021)
Fr8Auctions will be the sponsor for 6 races – Daytona road course, Atlanta (Mar), Martinsville (Apr), Darlington (May), Charlotte (May), Atlanta (Jul)..(1-18-2021)
McDowell will return for the full season.(1-6-2021)
McDowell’s contract is believed to be up at the end of the year, but he looks likely to return.
This team will likely continue to need to piece sponsorship together, so a funded driver could step in.


No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy (team does not have a charter)

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Preece Kroger Trent Owens Hendrick Motorsports
Slim Jim
Natural Light

The team has sponsorship for 24 races and will run as an open team (without a charter).  If additional sponsorship is not secured, they could scale back to a part-time effort.(1-29-2021)
Preece will to return in 2021.(11-18-2020)
LaJoie had been considered to be one of the favorites to replace Preece before Jones contract was not renewed at Joe Gibbs Racing.
While nothing is official, Preece’s return to the team looks unlikely.


No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Anthony Alfredo DUDE Wipes Seth Barbour Roush-Yates
MDS Trucking
SpeedyCash/Revolve Finance Online Banking/CURO Financial Technologies
The Pete Store

The Pete Store will be the sponsor at the Daytona road course race.(2-17-20201)
DUDE Wipes will be the sponsor for 6 races: Homestead, Bristol dirt, Kansas (May), New Hampshire, Bristol (fall) and Martinsville (Oct). (2-5-2021)
SpeedyCash / Revolve Finance Online Banking / CURO Financial Technologies will sponsor all 3 FRM Cup teams, with 7 primaries rotating on Alfredo’s car.(1-14-2021)
Alfredo will join the team for the full season. Seth Barbour will remain crew chief.  Sponsorship TBA.(1-6-2021)
Alfredo has most recently been linked to the team.(12-22-2020)
Nemechek will not return in 2021.(11-16-2020)
Nemechek’s contract is believed to be up at the end of the season. He’s had some good runs and could get the attention of some other teams, but is expected to stay with FRM.


No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Cole Custer Haas Automation Mike Shiplett Roush-Yates
Dixie Vodka

Dixie Vodka joins the team for two races as primary; Daytona Road Course and Nashville.(1-19-2021)
No changes planned.


No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ross Chastain AdventHealth Phil Surgen Hendrick Motorsports
  Yorktel/Caregility
Chevrolet Accessories
McDonald’s
Clover

Fiserve/Clover will be the sponsor for multiple races.(2-10-2021)
Yorktel/Caregility will be the sponsor for one race (TBA).(2-9-2021)
Surgen will continue as crew chief.(1-29-2021)
McDonald’s is expected to return in some capacity in 2021.(11-21-2020)
Chastain will take over the #42 in 2021, replacing Kenseth.(9-21-2020)
Kenseth says he doesn’t expect to drive in 2021.(9-9-2020)
Bubba Wallace says he has an offer from Chip Ganassi to drive the #42 in 2021.(8-9-2020)
When Matt Kenseth was announced at the replacement for Kyle Larson there was no indication of the length of his commitment to the team. It’s expected that he will not return.
Bubba Wallace could be under consideration for the ride.(7-31-2020)
Chastain is believed to still be under contract with Ganassi so he could be the favorite if a change is made.
Sponsors will likely have a lot of input on what the team does.


No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Erik Jones US Air Force Jerry Baxter ECR Engines
(2022?) Petty’s Garage
Medallion Bank
McDonalds?
RP Funding
Armor All
Tide

Tide will sponsor the No. 43 at the Bristol dirt race.(2-19-2021)
Armor All will be the sponsor in the Daytona 500.(2-5-2021)
RP Funding will be the sponsor at the Clash.(2-1-2021)
The Air Force will sponsor two races – Talladega (Apr) and Bristol (Sept).(1-30-2021)
Erik Jones has signed a “multi-year” agreement to drive the #43. Jerry Baxter will remain crew chief.(10-21-2020)
Erik Jones is looking like the most likely driver to take over the ride.(10-15-2020)
Suarez will not return to Gaunt Brothers and could be a natural fit here by bringing sponsorship.(9-15-2020)
Ty Dillon could be a candidate for this ride. Germain Racing’s future is uncertain, and Richard Petty Motorsports works off the campus of Richard Childress Racing.
Wallace has informed the team that he will not return in 2021.(9-10-2021).
There’s been some speculation that Toyota could make an effort to have RPM join them next season with Leavine Family Racing closing, but that does not look likely with only one year remaining before the Next Gen car debuts.
DoorDash is a multi-year sponsor.(8-14-2020)
Columbia has joined as a multi-year sponsor.(8-12-2020)
Bubba Wallace says he has an offer from Chip Ganassi to drive the #42 in 2021.(8-9-2020)
Wallace has been rumored to Chip Ganassi Racing (and is considered the favorite for the ride), but Richard Petty Motorsports has offered him partial ownership of the team to remain.(8-2-2020).
The team has expressed an interest in having Wallace return in 2021.(6-9-2020)
However, Wallace’s increased visibility throughout the summer has led to speculation that he could be in line for a higher profile ride if sponsorship develops.


No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger Brian Pattie Hendrick Motorsports
(2021)
NOS Energy Drink

Stenhouse’s contract is believed to run through 2021.


No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Alex Bowman Ally Financial (2023) Greg Ives Hendrick Motorsports
(2021) Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society joins Bowman beginning at Phoenix.(3-4-21)
Alex Bowman will move from the #88 to the #48.  Greg Ives will continue to be his crew chief.(10-6-2020)
Hendrick has confirmed that he will continue to operate four teams.
The team has full season sponsorship from Ally and they will have a lot of input on the driver.
One scenario mentioned is Hendrick moving Alex Bowman to the #48 and closing the #88 team (or bringing on a funded driver for the #88). The odds of Hendrick shrinking to three teams in minimal due to manufacturer contracts.
If Hendrick has take a funded driver on to close a sponsorship gap for next season, then this ride become a bidding war to see who takes over.  In that scenario, the driver would likely end up driving the #88.
Just about every driver with a contact ending (and some without) has been speculated to be interested in the ride.


No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Cody Ware Biohaven Pharmaceuticals’ Nurtec Mike Hillman, Sr. Roush Yates Engines?

Ware will drive the #51 full-time with Nurtec sponsorship.(1-18-2021)
Nurtec will serve as the full-season sponsor.(12-2-2020)
Like most smaller teams, sponsorship will probably dictate what this team looks like in 2021.


No. 52 Rick Ware Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Josh Bilicki Insurance King Peter Sospenzo ECR Engines
Junction Fuels
Wisconsin Lighting Lab
Jacob Companies
Dollar Loan Center

Dollar Loan Center will be the sponsor at Las Vegas (Mar).(3-2-2021)
Wisconsin Lighting Lab will be the sponsor for the Daytona 500.(2-1-2021)
Josh Bilicki to run full season for RWR. Insurance King and Junction Fuels to sponsor throughout season (1-19-21)
Rick Ware Racing says it will run the #15, #51, #52, and #53 in 2021. The #27 was run in 2020 rather than #52.
Thriv5 has been announced as a multi-year, multi-race deal for Rick Ware Racing, but there was no announcement of the team being sponsored or for how many races.(8-18-2020)
Like most smaller teams, sponsorship will probably dictate what this team looks like in 2021.
This team started as the #52 at the beginning of 2020, but changed to #27 when Rick Ware Racing bought out Premium Motorsports.


No. 53 Rick Ware Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
James Davison Page Construction Billy Plourde
Joey Gase Trophy Tractor
Garrett Smithley Clix Wipers
J.J. Yeley Rich Mar Florist

Trophy Tractor will sponsor Garrett Smithley at Las Vegas (Mar).(3-3-2021)
Clix Wipers will sponsor Smithley at the Daytona road course.(2-18-2021)
Smithley will return to RWR for an unknown number of races.(1-27-2021)
Davison says he will return for most of the season, but the exact team has not been announced.(1-16-2021).
Joey Gase will return to Rick Ware Racing in 2021.  The number of races and the exact team have not been announced.(1-15-2021)
Ryan Ellis could run some races with RWR, but sponsorship will make that determination.
Like most smaller teams, sponsorship will probably dictate what this team looks like in 2021.


No. 66 MBM Motorsports Ford/Toyota (team does not have a charter)

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Timmy Hill VSI Racing Clinton Cram MBM Motorsports

Hill is expected to return, but will run for Xfinity points.  Team will run Fords.(12-19-20202)
Like most smaller teams, sponsorship will probably dictate what this team looks like in 2021.


No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Jamie McMurray AdventHealth Kevin Bellicourt ECR Engines
Justin Haley General Formulations / Mutoh America / Royal Sovereign  
?
AirMedCare Network  
  Diamond Creek Water
 
  NationsGuard
 

NationsGuard will be the sponsor at Las Vegas(Mar).(3-3-2021)
Diamond Creek Water will sponsor Haley at Homestead.(2-23-2021)
AirMedCare Network will sponsor Haley at the Daytona road course race.(2-16-2021)
General Formulations, Mutoh America and Royal Sovereign will sponsor Justin Haley at Phoenix (Mar) and Michigan.(2-4-2021)
McMurray returns from a two-year break behind the wheel for the Daytona 500.(1-19-21)
Bellicourt will serve as crew chief for the team.(12-10-2020)
LaJoie is considered a favorite for one of the Spire cars.(11-12-2020) He will drive the #7.  The #77 will likely be a variety of different drivers.
Justin Haley had been considered a favorite for one of the Spire cars, but will run the full XFINITY season again with Kaulig Racing. He will likely run a handful of race for Spire.(10-19-2020)
With Ross Chastain moving to Chip Ganassi Racing, Corey LaJoie may be a front runner for one of the Spire cars.
Spire Motorsports will expand to two full-time cars in 2021.  Chastain and Haley have been mentioned as possible drivers.(8-24-2020)
Like most smaller teams, sponsorship will probably dictate what this team looks like in 2021.
Spire has an affiliation with Chip Ganassi Racing, so Ross Chastain could run the full season here if Ganassi wants to get him in a car for the full season.


No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
BJ McLeod Keen Parts Frank Kerr Roush-Yates
Scott Heckert NASCAR Heat 5/Motorsports Games/Traxion
   
Shane Golobic  Surface Sunscree
   

Golobic will drive the Bristol dirt race.(3-3-2021)
Traxion will be the sponsor at Homestead.(2-22-2021)
Heckert will drive at the Daytona road course.
NASCAR Heat 5 will be the sponsor for the first 3 races of the year.(2-2-2021)
Frank Kerr will crew chief the team. (1-28-21)
Keen Parts will sponsor “multiple” races.(12-10-2020)
McLeod will drive the full season in the #78 Ford, with a partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing.(11-20-2020)
Matt Tifft and BJ McLeod have partnered with Joe Falk to obtain the charter that was in use by Go Fas.  Team details for 2021 have not been announced yet, but they are expected to run Fords.


No. 99 Trackhouse Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Daniel Suarez iFly Travis Mack ECR Engines
  Pump It Up Party
 
  K1 Speed
 
  CommScope
 
  Camping World
 

Camping World will be the sponsor for “multiple” races.(2-24-2021)
Travis Mack will serve as crew chief.(11-13-2020)
Trackhouse will compete full-time in 2021 with Suarez as the driver and  a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing.(10-7-2020)
Justin Marks will reportedly form a Cup team as early as 2021.  Details have not been announced.(8-14-2020)


2021 Part-time teams (these teams do not have a charter)


No.13 MBM Motorsports Toyota/Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Chad Finchum? Garrison Homes? Mark Hillman MBM Motorsports
Garrett Smithley Trophy Tractor

Smithley will drive in the Daytona 500 with sponsorship from Trophy Tractor.(2-5-2021)
The team will switch to #13 for 2021.(2-3-2021)
Finchum will attempt the Daytona 500 and is expected to run several races.  The team could change car numbers.(12-19-2020)


No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Kaz Grala Hyperice
Justin Haley? Fraternal Order of Eagles? Matt Swiderski ?
A.J. Allmendinger

Hyperice will serve as sponsor for the Daytona 500.(2-8-2021)
Allmendinger will drive at the Daytona road course race.(1-21-2021)
Kaz Grala will attempt the Daytona 500 with Kaulig and is expected to run additional races.(1-13-2021)
The team plans to run superspedway and road course races.  Driver and sponsors have not been announced.(1-7-2021)
Kaulig is expected to run the superspeedway and road course races in 2021.  The team is looking for a charter to move to Cup full-time in 2022.(11-22-2020)
Kaulig could be interested in moving to Cup.


No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ryan Ellis? ? ? Roush Yates Engines

Ryan Ellis could run some races for the team, but any deal is dependent upon sponsorship.
Go Fas will scale back to a part-time schedule in 2021, likely running 5-6 races.(10-22-2021)
Corey LaJoie has announced that he will not return in 2021.(8-21-2020)
LaJoie’s seems like he will have the opportunity to return, if he wants.  However, he has made it known that he would like an opportunity with Hendrick Motorsports to replace Jimmie Johnson or with another better funded team.


No. 33 Team Penske Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Austin Cindric Verizon Miles Stanley Roush-Yates

Cindric will attempt the Daytona 500.  The remainder of his schedule has not been released.(1-20-2021)
It wasn’t announced what car Cindric will drive in his limited schedule. It could be a Penske car or they could partner with another team.
Austin Cindric will run a limited Cup schedule in 2021 and move full time to the Wood Brothers in 2022.(10-8-2021)


No. 36 Front Row Motorsports Ford

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
David Ragan Select Blinds Derrick Finley Roush-Yates

Ragan will compete in the Daytona 500.(1-6-2021)


No. 62 Beard Oil Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Noah Gragson Beard Oil Darren Shaw ECR Engines

Gragson will attempt the Daytona 500 with the team.(1-14-2021)
Brendan Gaughan retired at the end of 2020. This team is unlikely to continue unless a driver/sponsor combo is found.
The team has just been running superspeedway events.


No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
? ? Tommy Baldwin? ECR Engines?

Spire Motorsports will run the #7 in 2021.
Unknown plans for this team.


No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ty Dillon Black Rifle Coffee Dave Winston Triad/Toyota Racing Development
  Bass Pro Shops
  Toyota

Dillon will also drive at the Daytona road course race.(2-8-2021)
Team plans to run all superspeedway and road course races, if there is sponsorship.
Dillon will run at least the Daytona 500 for Gaunt with sponsorship from Black Rifle Coffee and Bass Pro Shops.(1-19-2021)
Ty Dillon could run some races for the team.(1-15-2021)
Current vibe has Gaunt Brothers moving back to a part-time schedule, however, they could stay full time if a driver brings sponsorship.(10-28-2020)
This could be where Bubba Wallace lands, with an investment from Denny Hamlin and additional support from Toyota.(9-20-2020)
Suarez will not return to the team in 2021.(9-15-2020)
Suarez confirmed he is a free agent and wants to be competitive in 2021.(9-14-2020)
Toyota wants to keep Suarez so he is likely to stay with Gaunt Brothers for at least one more season.


Unknown Plans


No. 44 NY Racing Team

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

Team said in early January that it would run the full season but those plans fell through and their future is currently unknown.


No. 50 Money Racing Team

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

Team is still considering running in some capacity during 2021.


Teams that will not compete in 2021:

No. 13 Germain Racing Chevy

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Ty Dillon ? Matt Borland ECR Engines

23XI Racing purchased the Germain Racing charter and this team will shut down.
Bidders for the team could be Justin Marks’ Trackhouse, Denny Hamlin’s reported team, and/or The Money Racing Team.
Germain has now confirmed that GEICO will not return to the team in 2021.(9-5-2020)
Germain confirmed that sponsorship for 2021 has not been signed with GEICO and owner Bob Germain is considering the sale of the team.(9-1-2020)
2021 plans for driver, sponsor and team are unknown. GEICO’s contract with the team is up for renewal at the end of the season.
GEICO joined NASCAR as one of the premier level partners at the beginning of 2020.
Before the 2020 season Dillon denied retirement rumors.


No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota

DRIVER SPONSOR(S) CREW CHIEF ENGINE SUPPLIER
Christopher Bell Procore Jason Ratcliff TRD
(2021) Rheem

Spire Motorsports bought the charter and assets of the team.(8-11-2021)
Bob Leavine announced August 4 that he has sold the team.  The buyer has not been announced, but it believed to be Spire Motorsports. The team will compete for the remainder of 2020.  Bell’s future is uncertain. He is under currently under contract with Joe Gibbs Racing.  He could replace Erik Jones.(8-4-2020)
Bell joined Leavine at the beginning of 2020.  His deal is believed to be three years: 2020 & 2021 with Leavine and then 2022 with Gibbs.
However, Leavine Family Racing is reportedly interesting in selling out.  That could force Gibbs bring Christopher Bell in house or let him go to another team.