The greatest surprise was Chip Ganassi Racing’s announcement on June 30. That its entire NASCAR operation would be sold to Trackhouse Racing Team. Its sale is effective in 2021. Check Drivers List who will compete in all NASCAR Cup Series races 2022.
The Next-Gen car, due to debut in 2022, is one of the most anticipated changes. NASCAR revealed on December 21 that the 670 horsepower and 4-inch rear spoiler will now be used at all tracks. Talladega, Daytona, and Talladega will get a “separate speedway pack” with 510 horsepower and a 7inch rear spoiler.
Drivers List who will compete in all NASCAR Cup Series races 2022
Front Row Motorsports made it clear that Alfredo would no longer be driving for the team in 2022. His plans will be decided.
Allmendinger, in addition to competing in the Xfinity Series full-time for Kaulig Racing in the No. 16 car (16 Races) Sharing driving duties with Noah Gragson and Daniel Hemric (14 Races)
Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Jan. 4, 2022, that Drew Blickensderfer was to serve as Almirola’s Crew Chief in the Cup Series. Almirola declared on Jan. 10, that he would retire at the end 2022 season.
Spire Motorsports revealed that Bilicki will take the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro and drive the majority 2022 Cup Series race program. Kevin Bellicourt returns as crew chief of Bilicki, and will also be competing in the No. 77.
Hendrick Motorsports revealed that Bowman had signed a two-year extension for his license to drive the No. Ally Financial, his primary sponsor, sponsored 48 Chevrolets in the Cup Series up to 2023. Bowman’s extension saw all four HMS drivers resign by 2022.
Burton will depart Joe Gibbs Racing, the place he currently competes for the Xfinity Series. In 2022, he will join Wood Brothers Racing to compete in Cup Series. According to the press release of July 15. The sponsorship would be announced in due course and would include Motorcraft support as well. On November 11, Brian Wilson was named crew chief of Burton, Tyler Green will be the spotter.
Busch was granted a no-cost agent status after Chip Ganassi Racing was announced to be sold to Trackhouse Racing. 23XI Racing announced Busch’s participation in their second season with 23XI. Busch will race the No. On Nov. 16, Billy Scott was confirmed as Busch’s crew chief. Jason Jarrett will be Busch’s 2022 spotter (Ryan Newman was his former spotter).
Hendrick Motorsports made it official that Byron had signed a contract extension for 2022, on September 21, 2020. Rick Hendrick, stated in June this year that his “plan” was for Chase Elliott. And William Byron to retire with us. I love the line-up right now and want to keep them together. Brandon Lines in 2021 will spot for Ryan Preece.
Buescher will continue to drive No. Scott Graves, his crew chief, will drive the 17 Ford for RFK Racing. Buescher started working with Graves at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in October 2021.
Crackhouse Racing has announced that Chastain will drive the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro for the Cup Series. On October 25, another announcement was made indicating that Phil Surgeon. Chastain’s crew chief at Crackhouse Racing will make the move.
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After Brad Keselowski announced his intention to leave Team Penske. It was revealed that Cindric would move up from Team Penske’s Xfinity Series to take over Keselowski’s No. 2022 Cup Series, 2 Ford. Cindric’s crew chief is Jeremy Bullins. Spotter Doug Campbell will also serve.
Dillon will take over the No. GMS Racing (now Petty GMS Motorsports), will be using the 94 Chevrolet to drive full-time in the No. Jerame Donaldley, Ganassi’s engineer, was named Dillon’s crew chief on November 16.
Hendrick Motorsports has announced that they have extended their contract with Elliott for five years. The extension will last until the 2027 season.
Gilliland announced on Nov. 30 that he will shift from the Camping World Truck Series to the Cup Series, to drive the No. 38 Ford Front Row Motorsports.
Gragson announced on Dec. 14 that he will be driving part-time in the Cup Series for Kaulig Racing, in the No. 16 car, and full-time in JR Motorsports’ Xfinity Series. His first Cup Series race will be with Kaulig Racing, Sunday, Mar. 20 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Grala will compete for the Cup Series Daytona 500 with the No. 50 Chevrolet for The Money Team Racing – TMT Racing, as announced by the company on February 1.
Alpha Prime Racing announced, on Jan. 24, that Grala would be joining their Xfinity Series drivers lineup for select races in 2022. His first race will be at Auto Club Speedway Saturday, February 26th.
His season will be busier than ever as Young’s Motorsports announced on February 3 that Grala would drive the No. Young Motorsports’ inaugural race will take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4, 2022.
Haley will drive the No. 31 Camaro will be driven by Kaulig Racing in 2022. This is his first full-time season in Cup Series. Trent Owens will become the crew chief.
Rick Ware Racing made it clear that Hand would be driving the six Cup Series races this year. Circuit of the Americas will host its first race on March 27. Followed by Sonoma and Road America on June 12, Road America, On July 3. Indianapolis Road Course on July 3, Watkins Glen (August 21), and the Charlotte Roval (October 9).
Hemric will be competing in the Daytona 500 at the No. 16 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing. Hemric along with AJ Allmendinger (and Noah Gragson) will share the driving duties for Kaulig Racing’s No. 16. Chevrolet will participate in this year’s Cup Series. Hemric will compete full-time at Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 entry in Xfinity Series.
Jones announced Sunday, August 22 at Michigan International Speedway. His intention is to return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2022, where he will drive the No. 43 Chevrolet. Jones’ former crew chief Dave Elenz will take over as crew chief.
Spire Motorsports, announced in November 2020 they had signed a multi-year deal with LaJoie for the No. 7 Chevrolet full-time in the Cup Series. Ryan Sparks is back as LaJoie’s crew chief.
Larson’s agreement with Hendrick Motorsports, which was renewed through 2023, was confirmed by HendrickCars.com on July 14. HendrickCars.com, which will sponsor the majority of the No. Larson will be sponsored at his non-NASCAR races with 5 Chevrolets.
McDowell will make a return to Front Row Motorsports and the Cup Series to drive the No. According to McDowell’s announcement on Nov. 30, 34 Ford Mustang will be McDowell’s fifth year with the team. Blake Harris was appointed McDowell’s crew chief.
Keselowski will replace Newman as the No. Newman’s fate is unknown as Newman may not be able to drive the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford in 2022. Steve Newmark from RFR indicated that Newman is open to a part-time position within the company. But Newman has yet to announce his plans for next season.
Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Preece has been hired as their reserve driver for 2022. Preece will be running 12 races in the No. 15 including two races in the Cup Series on May 1 at Dover Motor Speedway. May 29 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Preece will also run three races in the Xfinity Series on April 2 at Richmond Raceway.
Rick Ware Racing revealed that Ragan will take the No. 15 Ford in multiple Cup Series races this season, starting with Daytona 500. Sponsors will also be announced at a later time.
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Stenhouse revealed that he will drive the No. 47 for JTG Daugherty Racing during the 2022 seasons. Tab Boyd, who was previously with Hendrick Motorsports, will now be the spotter of William Byron for Stenhouse.
Wallace will start his second season in 23XI Racing. On November 16, Bootie Barter was named the full-time crew leader for Wallace in 2022.
Ware confirmed on Jan. 14th that he will drive full time in the Cup Series, driving the Rick Ware Racing no. 51 Ford.
Beard Motorsports — Will return to Cup Series 2022
Beard Motorsports is a non-chartered racing team that announced today. It will be back in the Cup Series, in the No. Camaro and race in the Daytona 500, Talladega, and other races.