Updated: 11-23-2009

2009 Rookie of the Year Candidates

#09-John Wes Townley* #6-Erik Darnell* #11-Scott Lagasse, Jr.*
#12-Justin Allgaier #15-Michael Annett #36-Marc Davis*
#26/47-Michael McDowell #62-Brendan Gaughan #91-Terry Cook*

*Not running full season

A few drivers looking for a ride or with no announced plans:
Blake Bjorklund Justin Labonte
Chad Blount Brandon Miller
Landon Cassill Chase Miller
Bryan Clauson Ryan Moore
Carlos Contreras Jay Sauter
Jeff Fuller Auggie Vidovich
Shane Hall Mike Wallace
Ryan Hemphill Chris Wimmer
Ron Young



= New for 2009
* next to car number means a part time/limited schedule
? – Unknown
? name or sponsor – rumored/unknown


plan to attempt all races
0 Danny O’Quinn

J.C. Stout

Robert Richardson

Steve Grissom

Mark Green

Mike Wallace

Kertus Davis

Andy Lally

Jeremy Clements

Chevy North Texas Pipe
RC Cola
Davis Motorsports Steven Jenkins Ben Barnes
Sponsorship is still needed but the team plans a full time effort. Stout was in the car at California (February) and Texas (April). Ricahrdson drove at Las Vegas with North Texas Pipe sponsorship. Grissom was in the car at Bristol (March). Mark Green drove at Nashville (April), Phoenix (April), and Richmond (May). Wallace will drive at New Hampshire, Daytona (July) with RC Cola sponsorship, and additional races. Davis was in the car at Iowa, Michigan. Lally drove at Montreal. Stout was in the car at Atlanta but they withdrew before qualifying. Clements drove at Kansas and the remainder of the season.

01 Mike Wallace

Danny O’Quinn

Chevy Fishburne Military School
Team Too Termite & Pest Control
Venom Energy Drink
Barr-Nunn Transportation
Davis Motorsports Randy Hood Ben Barnes
Mike Wallace drove at Daytona (February) with sponsorship from Fishburne Military School. Team Too Termite & Pest Control was the sponsor at California (February) with O’Quinn driving. Wallace drove at Talladega. Sun-Drop will be the sponsor at Lowe’s in May, Nashville (June) Kentucky, and select other races. Venom Energy drink was the sponsor at Daytona (July). Barr-Nunn was the sponsor at Iowa. O’Quinn left the team following the August Bristol race and Wallace was named the driver for the remainder of the season, starting at Montreal. Nutone will sponsor the final four races.

05 Jeff Green

Victor Gonzalez, Jr.

Mark Day

Casey Atwood

Brad Baker

Chevy 31-W Insulation
MC2 Energy Drink
Wayne Day Newt Moore Mike Vaden
Green drove at Daytona (Feb and July), Talladega. Baker drove at Kentucky. Green drove at ORP. Gonzalez drove at Montreal with Dry GGDSI.com sponsorship. Day was in the car at Memphis, Phoenix and Homestead.

09 John Wes Townley

Boris Said

Travis Kvapil

Ford Zaxby’s RAB Racing4 Ben Gable Roush-Yates
Team is running a full Nationwide schedule in 2009. Brad Parrott became the crew chief at Las Vegas and was released after Texas (November). Said will drive at Watkins Glen and Montreal. Kvapil drove at Richmond (September).

1 Mike Bliss

Ryan Newman

Reed Sorenson

Max Papis

Martin Truex, Jr

David Gilliland

Landon Cassill

James Buescher

Chevy Miccosukee Resort Gaming James Finch/Phoenix Racing Marc Reno Hendrick
Bliss was released following the Iowa race. Newman drove at Watkins Glen. Sorenson drove at Michigan and Bristol. Max Papis will drive at Montreal, Newman at Atlanta and Martin Truex Jr. at Richmond and Dover. Gilliland drove at Kansas and California (October). Cassill will drive at Memphis. Buescher will drive at Texas (November) and Phoenix (November). Bliss will return to the car for the season finale at Homestead.

6 David Ragan

Erik Darnell

Ford Discount Tire
Northern Tool + Equipment
Roush Dan Stillman Roush-Yates
Ragan & Darnell will split the full schedule. Darnell will run 15 races, Ragan 20. Darnell’s schedule includes Richmond (May 1), Darlington (May 8), Nashville (June 6), Kentucky (June 13), Milwaukee (June 20), Loudon (June 27), Gateway (July 18), Iowa (August 1), Watkins Glen (August 8), Montreal (August 30), Dover (September 26), Kansas (October 3), Charlotte (October 16), Memphis (October 24) and Homestead (November 20). Dan Stillmantook over as crew chief before the Texas (November) race.

10 Brian Vickers

Denny Hamlin

Justin Marks

Burney Lamar

David Reutimann

Kelly Bires

Brian Scott

Marc Davis

Kasey Kahne

Reed Sorenson

Toyota Dollar General
The Word Network
WHUR Radio
Future Electronics
AccuDoc Solutions
Braun Racing Todd Lohse
Stewart Cooper
Arrington Engines
Reutimann will drive 4 races with Beringer sponsorship – California in February, Texas in April, Michigan in August and Phoenix in November. Reutimann drove at Daytona (February). Bires drove at Las Vegas, Bristol (March), and Iowa. Scott will drive 4 races including Nashville (April) and Phoenix (April). Copart sponsored Reutimann at Talladega. Lamar drove at Lowes (May). Davis will drive at Dover May), Nashville, Kentucky, Milwaukee, Gateway and ORP. Richard Petty Motorsports teamed with Braun to run 5 races (see details below under the part-time #9 team). Marks will drive at Watkins Glen, Montreal, Memphis, and Homestead. Marks drove at Montreal with Future Electronics sponsorship. Sorenson drove at Dover (September) and Kansas with sponsorship from AccuDoc Solutions. He also drove at Lowe’s (October) with Dollar General sponsorship. Scott drove at California (October) with AccuDoc Solutions sponsorship.

11 Scott Lagasse Jr.

Denny Hamlin

Kelly Bires

Brian Scott

Andrew Ranger

Trevor Bayne

Mike Bliss

Toyota America’s Incredible Pizza Company
CJM Racing Paul Wolfe TRT
Team moved to Toyota and receives support from Gibbs. Gatorz was the primary sponsor at California (February). Lagasse drove through Iowa. Hamlin drove at Watkins Glen, Michigan, and Homestead. RIDEMAKERZ was the sponsor at Watkins Glen and Bristol (August). Carfax was the sponsor at CJM. Bires will drive at Atlanta and Richmond (Sept). Scott drove at Bristol (August) and Kansas. Ranger will drive at Montreal. Bayne drove at Richmond (September). Bliss drove at Dover (September), Lowe’s (October) and Memphis.

12 Justin Allgaier Dodge Verizon Penske Racing South Chad Walter Penske-Jasper
Verizon will sponsor Allgaier for the full season.

15 (was 7) Michael Annett Toyota HYPE Energy Drink
Pilot Travel Centers
Lumber Liquidators
Germain Racing Ryan Fugle TRT
Team will run full time and use the #7 team’s points from 2008. Vertrilo was the sponsor at Daytona (July) and Gateway. Lumber Liquidators was the sponsor at Lowe’s (October).

16 Greg Biffle

Matt Kenseth

Colin Braun

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Matt Kenseth

Ford CitiFinancial
Roush Fenway Racing Eddie Pardue Roush-Yates
Biffle was scheduled to drive 15 races. Kenseth in 12. Stenhouse will drive 7 (Nashville – April). Braun will drive 1. Kenseth drove at Bristol (March) in place of Biffle who was having problems with sore ribs. Kenseth also drove at Bristol.

18 Kyle Busch Toyota Z-Line
NOS Energy Drink
Pizza Ranch
Joe Gibbs Jason Ratcliff Joe Gibbs Racing
Busch is planning to run the full season. NOS will sponsor 14 races – Texas (April 4), Richmond (May 1), Lowe’s (May 23), Nashville (June 6), Kentucky (June 13), Daytona (July 3), O’Reilly Raceway Park (July 25), Watkins Glen (Aug. 8), Michigan (Aug. 15), Bristol (Aug. 21), Atlanta (Sept. 5), Dover (Sept. 26), Kansas (Oct. 3), Phoenix(Nov. 14). Combos was the sponsor at Milwaukee. Pizza Ranch was the sponsor at Iowa.

20 Joey Logano

Denny Hamlin

Brad Coleman

Matt DiBenedetto

Toyota GameStop
Rudy’s Texas BBQ
Pizza Ranch
Joe Gibbs Doug Hewitt Joe Gibbs Racing
Logano is expected to run 24 races. GameStop will sponsor 20 race. Hamlin will run a handful of races. Brad Coleman will run some of the stand alone events. Sport Clips will be the sponsor at Phoenix (April) and Dayton (July). DiBenedetto will drive at Memphis with Pizza Ranch sponsorship. Rudy’s will sponsor Coleman at Nashville (June) and Milwaukee. BigSpot.com will sponsor Coleman at Iowa and Michigan. Hamlin drove at Phoenix (November).

23 Robert Richardson

Ken Butler III

Jeff Fuller

Chris Cook

Jean Francois Dumoulin

Kevin Conway

Chevy Mahindra
R3 Motorsports Jeff Kirkendall Tony Corrente
Team plans to run full time. Mahindra will be the primary sponsor for 17 races with Richardson. Aaron’s will be the primary sponsor for 18 races with Butler. Fuller replaced Richardson in the drivers seat at Darlington. Cook replaced Butler at Watkins Glen. Dumoulin drove at Montreal. Conway will drive at Kansas, Lowe’s (October) Memphis with ExTenze sponsorship.

24 Eric McClure Ford Hefty
Del Monte
Rensi/Hamilton Racing Chris Wright Ernie Elliott
McClure and Hefty will move from Front Row Motorsports to Rensi/Hamilton Racing. McClure will have Hefty sponsorship for 33 races. Del Monte was the sponsor at Watkins Glen.

26 (was 92) Brian Keselowski

Dennis Setzer

Michael McDowell

Danny O’Quinn
Kevin Conway

Dodge ? Dusty Whitney Bob Keselowski Ernie Elliott
Team is going to try to run a full season. McDowell drove at Iowa, Watkins Glen, Michigan, Montreal, Richmond, California (October). O’Quinn drove at Dover (September). Conway drove at Memphis

27 Jason Keller Ford Kleenex Baker-Curb Racing Todd Gordon Ernie Elliott
Kleenex is returning and Keller will drive

28 Kenny Wallace Chevy U.S. Border Patrol
Acredale Vending & Coffee Service
Jay Robinson Racing Jay Robinson Jay Robinson Racing
Border Patrol returns for a full season with Wallace.

29 Stephen Leicht

Casey Mears

Jeff Burton

Clint Bowyer

Chevy Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Richard Childress Dan Deeringhoff Earnhardt-Childress
Leicht will run 13 races, Burton 12 and Bowyer 10. Bowyer drove at Daytona (February). Burton drove at California (February) and Las Vegas. Deeringhoff took over crew chief duties at Memphis. Mears filled in for Burton at Texas (November).

32 Brian Vickers

Burney Lamar

David Reutimann

Reed Sorenson

Brian Icker

Jacques Villeneuve

Brian Ickler

Toyota Dollar General Braun Racing Trent Owens Arrington Engines
Dollar General will return for the full season. Vickers will drive 17 races and Lamar will run the rest. Lamar was released after Milwaukee. Reutimann will pilot the #32 O’Reilly Raceway Park in July, Bristol Motor Speedway in August, Richmond International Raceway and Dover International Raceway in September and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November.  At Gateway International Raceway in July, Sorenson will take the wheel of the #32 with hopes of duplicating his victories in 2005 and 2007. Up-and-coming driver, Brian Ickler, is no stranger to Iowa Speedway.  He will make his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start from the seat of the # 32. Ickler will also drive the car at Memphis Motorsports Park in October. The driver for the August race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be Jacques Villeneuve. Brian Ickler drove at Iowa.

33 Kevin Harvick

Cale Gale

Ryan Newman

Tony Stewart

Kelly Bires

J.R. Fitzpatrick

Chevy Vlasic, Armour Canned Meats, Hungry-Man Frozen Dinners
Jimmy John’s

Kevin Harvick Ernie Cope Earnhardt-Childress
Plans are for Harvick and Gale to split the ride. Harvick will drive for VFW at Lowe’s in May and Daytona in July. Vlasic, Armour Canned Meats (Bristol-March) and Hungry-Man Frozen Dinners will be the primary sponsor for 3 races. Newman will drive at Las Vegas, Talladega, Darlington, Bristol (August), Dover (September), Lowes (October). Jimmy John’s will be the sponsor for 10 races: Daytona (February), Milwaukee, Chicago, Gateway, Iowa, Michigan, Atlanta, Richmond (September), Kansas, Texas (November). Rheem will sponsor 9 races – at least 4 with Harvick and 1 with Newman. Stewart drove at Texas (April). Bires was in the car at Nashville (April) with Charter sponsorship. Fitzpatrick will drive at Watkins Glen and Montreal. Copart will sponsor Harvick at Dover, New Hampshire, Watkins and Watkins Glen; Ryan Newman at Dover (Sept) and Homestead; and Bires at Kentucky and Memphis. Fitzpatrick drove at Montreal with Schick sponsorship.

34 (was 24) Tony Raines Chevy Long John Silver’s
Continental Fire & Safety
Front Row Motorsports Scott Eggleston Pro Motors
Team plans to run the full season. Continental Fire & Safety was the sponsor at Dover (May).

38 Jason Leffler Toyota Great Clips
Braun Racing Scott Zippadelii Arrington Engines
Great Clips returns for another season of sponsorship.

40 Scott Wimmer

Jeff Green

Aric Almirola

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Mike Bliss

Federated Auto Parts
Westerman Companies
Key Motorsports Gary Showalter Earnhardt Childress & Keith Thorton
Team plans a full time effort. Wimmer will drive at least part of the season but also has a part-time commitment with the #5 team. will drive at least the first 4 races. CARFAX was the sponsor at Daytona. Federated was the sponsor at Las Vegas and Nashville in June. StopRepairBills.com will be the sponsor for at least 10 races starting at Bristol in March. Westerman will be the sponsor for 5 races – Kentucky Speedway (June 13), O’Reilly Race Park (July 25), Bristol Motor Speedway (August 21), Richmond International Raceway (September 11), and Lowe’s Motor Speedway (October 16). Jeff Green drove at Darlington. Westerman was the primary sponsor at Kentucky. Almirola will drive at Milwaukee, ORP, Iowa, Richmond and either Bristol or Kansas. Earnhardt will drive at Watkins Glen and Montreal. FABGrills was the sponsor at Watkins Glen. StopRepairBills.com will also be the sponsor at Michigan, Atlanta, Dover, Kansas and Texas after adding 5 races to the sponsosrship deal. Bliss drove at Richmond (September).

47 Michael McDowell

Coleman Pressley

Chase Miller

Chis Cook

Kelly Bires

Toyota Tom’s
Pacific Packaging
Phoenix Raceway
JTG/Daugherty Racing Gene Nead Triad Racing Technologies
McDowell has sponsorship for at least 16 races. Bires could still drive some races. Tom’s Snacks will be the sponsor for 10 races with McDowell. Phoenix Raceway was a sponsor at Phoenix in April. ConstructionJobs.com will be the sponsor at Dover, Nashville and Milwaukee. Sponsorship for the team ran out at Daytona (July). Bires was in the car at Chicago. Coleman Pressley drove at Iowa. Miller was in the car at Michigan and Atlanta. The team start and parked after sponsorship ran out midway through the season. Cook was in the car at Phoenix (November).

49 Kertus Davis

Kevin Hamlin

Mark Green

Chevy Acredale Vending & Coffee Service Jay Robinson Mark Fordham Jay Robinson Racing
This team is expected to be full time, taking the place of last year’s #4 team. Hamlin drove at Kentucky. Green drove the races after Kentucky.

60 Carl Edwards Ford Save-A-Lot
Scotts Miracle Gro
Jack Roush Mike Kelley Roush-Yates
Edwards will run the full season again. Save-A-Lot will be the primary sponsor for 13 races. Scotts Miracle Gro will be the sponsor for 16 races. Aflac was the sponsor at Phoenix (April). CitiFinancial will be the sponsor at Iowa and Montreal. Mike Kelley took over at crew chief before the Texas (November) race.

61 Brandon Whitt

Matt Carter

D.J. Kennington

Kenny Hendrick

Jason Bowles

Ford ? Specialty Racing
Doug Taylor & Charles Shoffner
Doug Taylor Roush-Yates
Team plans a full season. Whitt left the team following the Milwaukee race and Carter replaced him at Milwaukee. Kennington drove at Montreal. Carter left the team after Lowe’s (October). Hendrick drove at Memphis and Texas (November). Bowles will drive at Phoenix (November).

62 (was 64) Brendan Gaughan Chevy South Point Hotel and Spa
Rusty Wallace
Wes Ward
Dale Ferguson
Earnhardt-Childress Racing
Gaughan brings sponsorship to RWI and will run the full season. USfidelis will be the primary sponsor for 10 races. Loanmax will be the sponsor in 2 races, including Richmond (May)

66 Steve Wallace Chevy USfidelis
5-Hour Energy
Rusty Wallace
Tripp Bruce Earnhardt-Childress Racing
5-Hour Energy will be the primary sponsor for 10 races and an associate the rest of the season. USfidelis will sponsor 25 races.

81 DJ Kennington

Kevin Hamlin

Jeff Green

Bobby Hamilton, Jr.

Patrick Sheltra

Michael McDowell

Sean Murphy

Alex Tagliani

Blake Koch

Bobby Hillin Jr.

Dodge AA Auto Warranty
Quebec Dodge Dealer Association

STP Tools
D.H. Griffin Companies
MacDonald Motorsports David Ingram Ernie Elliott
Team will continue to run the full season. A variety of drivers could be in the car. D.H. Griffin Companies was the sponsor at Daytona and Bristol (March). Hamlin drove at Bristol (March), Texas (April), and Lowe’s (October). Green was in the car at Nashville (April). Hamilton, Jr drove at Dover (May), Nashville (June), Kentucky and Milwaukee. Sheltra drove at Daytona (July) and Kansas. McDowell drove at Chicago, Gateway, and ORP. Murphy drove at Iowa, Watkins Glen and Bristol (August). Tagliani will drive at Montreal with sponsorship from Quebec Dodge Dealer Association. Koch drove at Memphis. Hillin will drive at Texas (November). Tagliani drove at Phoenix (November).

87 Joe Nemechek

Kevin Conway

Jeff Fuller

Dave Blaney

Chevy/Toyota LubePro’s
NEMCO Philippe Lopez ?
Nemechek planned a full time effort but sponsorship has not been obtained, so plans could be scaled back. LubePro’s was the sponsor at Lowe’s (May). Conway will drive at Dover, Nashville, Kentucky, Gateway International Raceway and ORP with primary sponsor Extenze. The car will be a Toyota in those races. Fuller drove at Iowa and Memphis. Blaney drove at Lowe’s October with AccuDoc Solutions. It was a Braun Racing car.

88 Brad Keselowski Chevy Delphi
Degree V12
JR Motorsports Tony Eury, Sr. Hendrick
U.S. Navy is not returning in 2009. Delphi will be primary sponsor for 6 races (Phoenix, Richmond, Darlington, Atlanta, Kansas, and Memphis). GoDaddy.com will be the sponsor for 18 races. Unilever will be the sponsor for 11 races. Degree V12 will be the sponsor at Chicago, Gateway, Bristol (August) and Texas (November).

89 Morgan Shepherd Chevy Racing With Jesus
Five-R Trucks and Trailers
Viox Services
Faith Motorsports Morris Van Vleet Automotive Specialists
Team plans a full-time effort. Five-R Trucks and Trailers was the primary sponsor at Daytona (February). Viox Services was the sponsor at Kentucky.

90 Terry Cook

Dave Blaney

Johnny Chapman

Justin Hobgood

Willie Allen

Mike Bliss

Chevy ? Marcia Parsons Robert Huffman Triad Racing Technologies?
MSRP will continue to field 2 cars at each race with a variety of drivers and will start and park every race. However, they say they will continue to the search for sponsorship. Allen drove at Nashville (June). Bliss was in the car at Watkins Glen.

91 Terry Cook

Dave Blaney

Johnny Chapman

Justin Hobgood

Kelly Bires

Jeff Green

Chevy Cajun Industries
Stacey Humphrey Michael Allen Triad Racing Technologies?
MSRP will continue to field 2 cars at each race with a variety of drivers and will start and park every race. However, they say they will continue to the search for sponsorship. Cajun Industries was on the car at Daytona (February) and Bristol (March). Hobgood drove at Talladega. Bires drove at Nashville (June). Green was in the car at Kentucky. SFP was the sponsor at Watkins Glen.

99 Michael Waltrip

Scott Speed

Patrick Carpentier

Trevor Bayne

David Reutimann

Toyota Aarons Rent
Best Western
Red Bull
Michael Waltrip Jerry Baxter Triad Racing Technologies
Aaron’s will sponsor 10 races with Waltrip driving. Best Western will sponsor the remainder of Waltrip’s race. Speed will drive with Red Bull sponsorship. Team has sponsorship for 26 races and will not run if other sponsorship is now found for the other races. Carpentier will drive at Montreal and Watkins Glen. Bayne will drive: Nashville (June), Kentucky, Milwaukee, Gateway, ORP, Iowa, Bristol, Phoenix, Chicago, Michigan, Atlanta, and Texas. Capentier drive at Montreal with NAPA sponsorship. Reutimann drove at Memphis.


02* Andy Ponstein Chevy Stott Classic Racing Corrie Stott Corrie Stott Jeff Collins
Team plans a limited schedule starting at California.

04* Mark Green

David Green

Kertus Davis

Chevy Noland Company, Charlotte Division Gene Vess / Davis Motorsports Jordan McGregor Ben Barnes
Team ran at Talladega with Mark Green and were entered at Dover (May) with David Green but withdrew. Kertus Davis drove at Milwaukee. Noland Company, Charlotte Division was the sponsor at Daytona (July) and Bristol (August).

07* David Green

Patrick Carpentier

Donny Lia

Mike Harmon

Chase Mattioli

Chase Austin

Jason White

Kris Szekeres

Jarit Johnson

Toyota/Chevy ConstructionJobs.com
Milazzo Industries
Cavi Clothing/Macy’s 
SK Motorsports Roger Johnson ?
Team plans a full season. ConstructionJobs.com was the sponsor at Bristol (March). Carpentier drove at Darlington. Lia was in the car at Lowes (May). Harmon drove at Dover (May), Nashville (June), Kentucky, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Gateway [using his own cars but running as the #07]. Mattioli was the driver at New Hampshire with sponsorship from Milazzo Industries. Austin drove at Daytona (July) with sponsorship from Cavi Clothing/Macy’s. Jason White drove at Michigan. Kris Szekeres drove at Montreal. Johnson drove at Dover.

2* Clint Bowyer

Martin Truex, Jr.?

Scott Pruett?

Austin Dillon

Sean Caisse

Chevy ? Richard Childress Dan Deeringhoff Earnhardt-Childress
Team will run as sponsorship is obtained. Pruett will reportedly run the road course races. Dillon drove at Phoenix (April). Sean Caisse will drive at Nashville (June).

4* J.R. Fitzpatrick Chevy ? Kevin Harvick ? Earnhardt-Childress
Fitzpatrick will drive the #4 at Watkins Glen.

5* Mark Martin

Dale Earnhardt, Jr

Ron Fellows

Tony Stewart

Scott Wimmer

Martin Truex, Jr.

Ryan Newman

Richard Boswell

Kelly Bires

Chevy Unilever (Hellmans, Ragu, Klondike, Lipton)
Degree V12

JR Motorsports Tony Eury, Jr. Hendrick
Team will run a 21 race schedule. Unilever will sponsor 10 races. GoDaddy.com will sponsor Earnhardt in 2 races. Fastenal will be the sponsor for 14 races with Earnhardt, Jr. driving 2 (Texas in April & Daytona in July) and Truex and Wimmer expected to drive the rest. Martin will drive with Lipton sponsorship at Richmond in May. Wimmer will compete in six events (Darlington – May, Milwaukee, ORP, Iowa, Kansas, Richmond – Sept) and Newman in four (Dover – May, Chicago, Michigan, Bristol – August), with Fastenal sponsorship. Stewart’s one race will be in a Delphi-sponsored Chevy at Lowe’s (October). Degree V12 will sponsor Earnhardt at Atlanta. Newman will drive at Dover (May), Chicago, Bristol (August) and Kansas. Fellows will drive at Watkins Glen and Montreal with Fastenal sponsorship. Bosell will drive at Memphis with RCCA sponsorship. Campe left the team before Memphis. Bires drove at Homestead.

9* Elliott Sadler

Kasey Kahne

Dodge Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper
Richard Petty Motorsports / Braun Racing ? Evernham
RPM has partnered with Braun to field the team for 5 races. Sadler will drive at New Hampshire. Kahne will drive at Daytona (July), Bristol (August), Atlanta, and Lowe’s (October) [will be the #43 car at Lowes].

13?* Johnny Sauter Toyota ? Thorsport Racing Chris Rice? ?
Team is expected to run a handful of races.

14* Justin Lofton Toyota ? CJM Racing Mark Rette Triad Racing Development
Team is scheduled to run at Michigan, Lowe’s, Texas and Homestead

17* Matt Kenseth

Jamie McMurray?

Ford Kraft Roush Fenway Racing ? Roush-Yates
Kenseth drove at Daytona (February) with Kraft sponsorship.

19* J.C. Stout Chevy ? Stellar-Quest Don Roberts ?
Team plans a limited schedule starting at Lowe’s in May.

21* Austin Dillon Chevy Realtree? Richard Childress Shane Wilson? Earnhardt-Childress
This team will depend on sponsorship. Dillion is expected to run seven races. He could drive the #2.

22* Parker Kligerman Dodge Penske Truck Rental Penske Racing South Chris Carrier Penske-Jasper
Team will debut at Kansas and also run at Homestead

22* Johnny Bornemann III Chevy ? Trail Motorsports (was Fitz Motorsports) Ford Kevin Cram
Bornemann drove at Daytona, California (February) and Las Vegas. Team apparently shut down sometime in May.

31* Stanton Barrett

Tim Brown

Travis Kittleson

Kerry Earnhardt

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Tim Andrews

Daryl Harr

Nick Joanides

Chevy Zona
Bob Steele Chevy
Peels Plus

Rick Ware Racing Paul Andrews Harold Eatmon
Barrett will move to the IRL full time, but still expects to run 21 Nationwide races. Tim Brown could run the remainder. Kittleson will drive 5 races with sponsorship from Bob Steel Chevy. Interush was the sponsor at California (February). Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive seven races for the team (first will be Dover in May). Kerry will drive “several” races. No word on which cars (#31 or #41) they will be in. Kerry Earnhardt attempted Texas (April) but DNQ. Andrews was in the car at Nashville (April), Dover, Lowes (October), and Homestead. Harr drove at Phoenix (April). Jeffrey Earnhardt DNQ’d at Dover (May). Peels Plus was the sponsor at Nashville with Harr driving. Team did not attempt Iowa. Kittleson drove at Bristol (August). Joanides will drive at Memphis. Kittleson announced that he was leaving the team prior to the Memphis race.

36* Marc Davis Toyota Howard University WHUR
Camping World
Word Network
Marc Davis Motorsports Jeff Spraker ?
Team plans to run 6 races early in the season. Team will compete at Bristol (March) Richmond (May), Charlotte (May), and Dover (June). The Word Network was the sponsor at Lowes (May).

37* Brad Baker? Ford ? Baker-Curb Racing Jeff White Ernie Elliott
Team efforts will depend on sponsorship.

39* Eddie MacDonald Ford BBI Waste Industries Go Green Racing Buddy Desrocher ?
Will attempt Memphis and possibly a few more races.

41* (was 30) Derrike Cope

Stanton Barrett

Justin Hobgood

Tom Hubert

Kevin Hamlin

Chevy Zona
Metal Jeans
Rick Ware Racing Rick Markle Harold Eatmon
Team initially planned a full time effort. Zona was the sponsor at Daytona and Las Vegas. Team attempted all races until Bristol (March). Barrett was in the car at Richmond (May). Hobgood was in the car at Darlinton. Hubert drove at Watkins Glen with M3 sponsorship. Hamlin was in the car at Michigan.

42* Kenny Hendrick

David Gilliland

Kevin Hamlin

Scott Lagasse

Aric Almirola

Todd Kluever

Dodge ? Smith-Ganassi Racing Tim Weiss Ernie Elliott
Eddie Smith bought the assets of the Ganassi #40 team and planned to run Hendrick in a full season. Evander Holyfield is an investor in the team. Kendrick was the driver until Lowes (May) when the team put David Gilliland in. They did not attempt the Dover race and reportedly will only run a handful of additional races the rest of the year. They did attempt Kentucky. Gilliland was back in the car at Daytona (July). Hamlin drove at Gateway. Lagasse drove at Bristol (August). Almirola drove at Lowes (October). Kluever was in the car at Memphis.

44* Danny O’Quinn Chevy Dynamic Technology, Inc. SK Motorsports ? ?
Team attempted Kansas.

50* Jeremy Clements Chevy Saxon Group Troy Clements ? ?
Team attempted Nashville (April) and Lowes (May).

52& Donnie Neuenberger

Trevor Bayne

Scott Gaylord

Kevin Lepage

Brad Teague

Chris Lawson

Jack Smith

Tony Ave

Ford Royal Farms
Quaker City Castings
Jimmy Means Zach Bruenger Means Motorsports
No announced plans for 2009. Nuenberger was in the car at Daytona. Gaylord was in the car at California, Las Vegas and Texas (April). Bayne was in the car at Bristol (March). Lepage was in the car at Texas (April) and Darlington. Lepage will run most of the races starting at Lowe’s in May. Teague drove at Gateway. Lawson drove at ORP. Smith drove at Iowa. Tony Ave drove at Montreal and Atlanta. The team skipped the California (October) race. They had attempted every race before then. They also skipped Texas (November).

55* Brad Teague Ford ? Mark Arellano ? ?
Team is likely to continue its limited scheudule in 2009. Foyt was in the car at Daytona in February.

55* Robby Gordon Toyota Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Robby Gordon Johnathan Kaiser ?
Team will run at Watkins Glen.

56* Travis Kittleson?

Larry Foyt

Chevy Blu Frog Energy Mac Hill Motorsports
Jack McNelly
Tony Lambert Fisher
Team made their first attempt at Bristol in March.

58* Chris Horn Chevy ? Horn Racing Fred Horn ?
Team ran at Kentucky and Kansas

58* Mike Harmon

Chase Austin

Josh Wise

Chevy Cavi Clothing/Macy’s Xxxtreme Motorsports
John Cohen
? ?
Team attempted Daytona (July) with Harmon.

59* Coleman Pressley

Marcos Ambrose

Toyota ? JTG/Daugherty Racing Gary Cogswell? TRD
Ambrose will run the road courses and possibly a handful of others. Pressley may drive some short track races late in the year.

70* Mark Green

Shelby Howard

Chevy Foretravel Motorcoach ML Motorsports
Mary Louise Miller & Stephany Mullen
Chris Rice Pro Motors
Team plans a 21 race schedule – Daytona, Bristol, Texas, Nashville, Talladega, Richmond, Nashville, Kentucky, Milwaukee, Daytona, Chicago, Gateway, ORP, Iowa, Michigan, Bristol, Richmond, Kansas, Memphis, Texas, Homestead. Green was released after Bristol when Howard brought sponsorship to the team.

71* Joe Ruttman Chevy ? Earl Owens Mark Hyjek ?
Team made their first attempt at Bristol in March and also attempted Gateway and ORP.

72* Benny Gordon Ford Verischetti & Sons
Samuel & Sons Metals
Frank Varischetti Dan Glauz Roush-Yates
Team plans to run 10 races including Bristol, Nashville, Richmond, Iowa, Dover , Texas, and New Hampshire. Nashville may also be a possibility.

73* Kevin Lepage

Derrike Cope

Dodge flipinbags.com Derrike Cope ? ?
Team made their first attempt of the year at Bristol in March. Cope drove at Texas (April). flipinbags.com will be the sponsor in 5 races -Richmond, Darlington, Charlotte, Kentucky and Bristol.

75* Bobby Gerhart

Brandon Knupp

Chevy Lucas Oil Bob Schacht Billy Gerhart Jeff Collins Racing Engines
Team debuted at Talladega with Gerhart. Knupp was in the car at Lowes (May). Gerhart drove at Daytona (July).

75* Brett Rowe Chevy Imperial Bedding Company Herd Racing ? Earnhardt Childress
Team plans to attempt Watkins Glen and Montreal. Imperial Bedding Company was the sponsor at Watkins Glen.

76* Ryan Hackett Ford ? Hacket Racing Bryant Frazier ?
Team will debut at Nashville (April) and expects to run a limited schedule.

76* Jerick Johnson Chevy ? Team Johnson ? ?
Team wants to run at least a handful of races.

77* Peyton Sellers Chevy SFP Cardinal Motorsports
Will Spencer
Ed Berrier
Peyton Sellers
H.C. Sellers Earnhardt Childress
Team plans to run 10-15 races. First race will be at Texas in April. SFP will be the sponsor for 11 races.

78* Kevin Lepage Dodge ? Derrike Cope ? ?
Team will attempt a handfule of races.

79* Jennifer Jo Cobb Dodge Capitol Federal Savings Derrike Cope ? ?
Attempted Kansas

80* Tony Stewart Chevy HendrickCars.com Hendrick Motorsports Lance McGrew Hendrick
Stewart will drive at the February Daytona race.

82*? Patrick Sheltra Chevy ? Sheltra Motorsports ? Jay Robinson?
Sheltra plans 7 races that do not conflict with the ARCA schedule.

83* Johnny Borneman III Ford ? Debra Borneman ? PME
Team plans to run a minimum of nine races. Borneman drove the #22 for Trail Motorsport at Daytona, California, and Las Vegas. His first attempt with his #83 team was Phoenix (April). He also attempted the July Daytona race.

84* Mike Harmon

Jennifer Jo Cobb

Chevy D.A.B. Constructors, Inc
M-150 Energy Drink
Mike Harmon Racing George Bartlett Collins Engine Development
No announced plans. Team typically runs a handful of races that don’t conflict with ARCA. Cobb was in the car at Homestead.
85* Justin Ashburn

Brad Baker

Chevy 31-W Insulation Wayne Day Ken Christenson Mike Vaden
Team has no announced plans for 2009. They practiced at Daytona but did not make a qualifying attempt. They attempted the June Nashville race

86* Antonio Perez Dodge Continental Electric
Chivas Racing
Troy Willims Mark Tutor ?
Team attempted Watkins Glen.

92* ? Toyota Zippo D’Hondt Motorsports, LLC ? Triad Racing Technologies
Team would like to run a full schedule if sponsorship is found.

95?* Willie Allen Dodge USALABS.com Sadler Hamilton Racing Danny Gill Ernie Elliott
Unknown plans. Team could run in conjuction with some Rensi/Hamilton Racing efforts.

96* Dennis Setzer

Brian Keselowski

Blake Bjorklund

Andy Ponstein

Michael McDowell

Dodge ? Bob Keselowski ? Ernie Elliott
Car is expected to run as a second, start and park, effort to the #26 of Brian Keselowski. Keselowski drove the car at Texas (April) after he did not qualify in the #26. Bjorklund was in the car at Kentucky. Ponstein drove at Iowa. McDowell was in the car at Atlanta, Dover and Kansas.

98* Alex Garcia Chevy Dixien/Omni-Source Transnet Racing Stan Hoover Ernie Elliott
Team is likely to run road courses and a handful of other races.

98* Paul Menard Ford Menards
Rheem Water Heaters
Yates Racing Matt Puccia Roush Yates
Team will be run in conjuction with Roush Racing. Menard plans to run 16 races – Bristol, Texas, Phoenix, Darlington, Lowes, Dover, New Hampshire, Chicagoland, Watkins Glen, Michigan, Montreal, Atlanta, Richmond, California, Phoenix, Homestead.

?* Matt Kurzejewski Chevy? ? Brad Keselowski ? Hendrick?
Team could run five races.

? Kris Szekeres Toyota ? SK Motorsports ? TRD
Team planned to run the road course races, but troubles with the #07 team derailed those plans.

7 Mike Wallace? Toyota ? Germain Racing ? TRD
GEICO moved sponsorship to Cup and this team became the #15.

8?* Trevor Bayne?

Jeffrey Earnhardt?

Chevy ? Earnhart-Ganassi Racing ? Earnhardt-Childress Racing
DEI announced in June that they would have a full time team in 2009, but never attempted a race in 2008 and the Earnhardt-Ganassi merger may have eliminated any regular plans for this team.

25 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford ? Rensi/Hamilton Racing Chris Wright Ernie Elliott
Bobby Jr has joined Sam Rensi as an owner of Rensi/Hamilton Racing. This team will only run with sponsorship.

40 Bryan Clauson Dodge Fastenal Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Brad Parrott Ganassi
Team planned on a full season in 2009, but annouced in early December that they were shutting down.

41 Kyle Krisloff Dodge Energizer
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Brad Parrott Ernie Elliott
Team closed with the Earnhardt Ganassi merger

Born on Date: September 10, 2008