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NASCAR Sprint Cup silly season update for 2014

Dec 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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On Monday, Jeff Burton found a home for 2014 in a part-time role with Michael Waltrip Racing. We haven’t done one of these yet in full for NASCAR Sprint Cup, so here’s a quick recap of who’s going where, who’s set, and what’s still to be determined in the remaining weeks before Daytona testing commences in January. As you can see, the pickings are slim among available remaining rides.

CHEVROLET (17)

FORD (10)

TOYOTA (6)

YET TO BE CONFIRMED

  • The Wood Brothers and Trevor Bayne, with No. 21 Ford, have not announced 2014 plans. Have ran a part-time schedule for several years.
  • Both of BK Racing’s No. 83 and 93 Toyotas are TBD. 2013 drivers were David Reutimann and Travis Kvapil.
  • Turner Scott Motorsports takes over the No. 51 Chevrolet formerly of Phoenix Racing, likely driver to be Justin Allgaier.
  • Joe Nemechek’s own team, No. 87 Toyota, TBD on plans after start-and-parking most in 2013.
  • Swan Racing’s No. 30 could be either Chevrolet or Toyota and seeks a young driver. Cole Whitt, Kevin Swindell and Parker Kligerman all possibilities after driving for the team in 2013.
  • Frank Stoddard’s Fas Lane Racing’s No. 32 Ford unsure of its driver. Ken Schrader retired from Sprint Cup after Homestead, Terry Labonte, Timmy Hill and Boris Said also drove in 2014.
  • Joe Falk’s Circle Sport Racing No. 33 Chevrolet TBD; ran most of 2013 with Landon Cassill. No. 33 was also used by RCR for a fourth car in selected races.
  • Tommy Baldwin’s second car, No. 36 Chevrolet, TBD.

OTHER POTENTIAL POSSIBILITIES

  • Possible third car part-time for Ryan Blaney at Penske Racing
  • Possible third car at Front Row Motorsports, the one vacated by Josh Wise
  • Possible that Phil Parsons Racing continues with its No. 98 Ford, although 2013 driver McDowell left for Leavine Family Racing.

  1. dan46778 - Dec 3, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Dillion will be in the 3 but I hope not

  2. kevsdomain - Dec 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Not alot of change , Harvick and Newman swap seats, I think so far the most interesting change for next season, will be watching the young guns, Austin Dillion and Kyle Larsen.

  3. timaug - Dec 4, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    I THINK NASCAR WOULD BE BETTER OFF TO START 25 OR 30 CARS THAT ARE COMPETITIVE, THAN TO START 42 OR 43 AND HAVE 6 OR 8 RUN A FEW LAPS,
    AND BRING IT IN.
    ITS A SHAME THAT THESE TEAMS CAN MAKE A LIVING FROM ” RUNNING A FEW LAPS “.

    • theracefan - Dec 4, 2013 at 8:04 AM

      NAStyCar needs to make a lot of changes but won’t as long as Brain Dead Brian is at the helm. All France sees is dollars and not happy fans. One other change I want to see. Put Cheatin Chad with Junior and see if the “great” Johnson can win any races.

  4. patrick865scotsman505 - Dec 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    When is NASCAR going to wise up and understand that the fans want to see their driveer rewarded fo WINS. The current point system is no better than the last on. Yes consistency should count for something, but there should be a large distinction between Winning and being fairly consistent. New Points system: 50 points for winning a race, 2nd place gets 40 and lowers by a point for eqch position after that. Do away with the bonus points for leading a lap and for leading the most laps, If you don’t win you don’t deserve Bonus points. Every other sports known to man determines the chamion based on wins and I believe that under my suggested system you will see harder racing and more strategy. Also if you are going to base the chase on wins, then allow the wins of the Wildcard drivers to count. I believe you definitely won’t see the same drivers in the top ten every year because they will have to earn their way in. I would even agree to 60 points for a win and 40 for 2nd place. Lets go racing boys!!!!!!!!!!

  5. mondogarage - Dec 4, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Josh Wise just announced as driving for Phil Parsons, in the #98.

    • Tony DiZinno - Dec 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

      Thanks, mondogarage. As this was written just before Swan Racing announced its plans for two cars for both Whitt/Kligerman, that’s three more confirmed cars so believe that takes us up to 36.

  6. bmcgrath2 - Dec 5, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Breaking news, I was just hired to drive the #36 TBR ride…

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