Less than a month before the 2022 Daytona 500

With simply 25 days to precede the green flag drops for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500, this is a quick take a look at 2021 motorist statistics and what’s ahead in the brand-new season. Kevin Harvick and others in the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Outdoor Camping World Truck Series will be covered today. Because numerous groups have yet to tighten their 2022 strategies, follow NASCAR Headlines and “Player” News on this site for the most recent updates. The tentative list of Cup Driver/Team lineups revealed listed below is for those who intend on getting in all occasions, consisting of groups with numerous chauffeurs splitting time in one vehicle.

NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)

2021: Brad Keselowski (Group Penske #2 Ford Mustang), a Rochester Hills, Michigan native, went into all 36 NCS races. He scored one win (April 25th at Talladega Superspeedway), 10 top-fives and 17 top-tens, had an 11.4 typical start, a 13.0 typical surface and led 331 laps. Keselowski made an area in the 2021 NCS Playoffs Round of 16. He advanced to the Round of 12 and the Round of 8 however was gotten rid of from the Playoffs prior to the Champion 4 race at Phoenix. He liquidated the remainder of the season sixth in the NCS motorist standings.
2022: Brad Keselowski revealed late in the 2021 season that he would not just sign up with Roush Fenway Racing in 2022, however would likewise end up being a part owner. The brand-new name for the group is Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing (RFK Racing). Keselowski will likewise pilot the #6 Ford Mustang (changing Ryan Newman who is still searching for a 2022 flight) full-time in 2022. Matt McCall will call the shots as team chief for Keselowski’s #6 group. Up until now, Kohler Generators, Violet Defense and Fastenal have signed-on as sponsors.

2021: Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing #4 Ford Mustang), a Bakersfield, California native, went into all 36 NCS races. He scored 10 top-fives and 24 top-tens, had a 9.7 typical start, a 10.9 typical surface and led 217 laps. Harvick made an area in the 2021 NCS Playoffs Round of 16, advanced to the Round of 12 however was gotten rid of prior to the Round of 8. He liquidated the remainder of the season 5th in the NCS motorist standings.
2022: Harvick is signed through 2023 as motorist in SHR’s #4 Ford. Rodney Childers continues as team chief. The Harvick/Childers duo is the longest-tenured active driver-crew chief pairing in the Cup garage. GearWrench (5 races) and Rheem (3) have actually dedicated to main sponsorship up until now. No word yet from Harvick’s long-time sponsors Busch Light, Hunt Brothers, Jimmy John’s and Mobil 1.

NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)

2021: Justin Haley (Kaulig Racing #11 Chevrolet Camaro), a Winamac, Indiana native, went into 32 of the 33 NXS races. He scored on win (August 28th at Daytona Int’l Speedway), 9 top-fives, 24 top-tens, had a 7.0 typical start, a 10.7 typical surface and led 59 laps. Haley made an area in the 2021 NXS Playoffs Round of 12, advanced to the Round of 8 however was gotten rid of prior to the Champion 4 race at Phoenix. He liquidated the remainder of the season sixth in the NXS motorist standings. Haley went into 31 Cup races, mainly in Spire Motorsports #77 Chevrolet, with a finest surface of sixth likewise on August 28th at Daytona.
2022: Haley went up to the Cup Series driving Kaulig Racing’s #31 Chevrolet Camaro. Trent Owens, previously team chief for Ryan Preece at JTG Daugherty Racing, has actually been called team chief for Haley in the group’s very first, full-time Cup season. Sponsors will be revealed at a later date.

2021: Justin Allgaier (JR Motorsports #7 Chevrolet Camaro), a Riverton, Illinois native, went into all 33 NXS races. He scored 2 wins (March 20th at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Might 8th at Darlington Raceway), 16 top-fives, 24 top-tens, had a typical start of 8.0, a typical surface of 9.5 and led 468 laps. Allgaier made an area in the 2021 NXS Playoffs Round of 12, advanced to the Round of 8 however was gotten rid of prior to the Champion 4 race at Phoenix. He liquidated the remainder of the season 5th in the NXS motorist standings. Allgaier likewise made the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Chauffeur Award (his 3rd successive). A JRM motorist has actually made 12 of the last 14 The majority of Popular Chauffeur honors in the NXS.
2022: Allgaier is going back to JRM’s #7 Chevrolet. He will be paired with Jason Burdett as his team chief for their 7th season together at JRM. BRANDT and Unilever are main sponsors.

NASCAR Outdoor Camping World Truck Series (NTS)

2021: Stewart Friesen (Halmar Friesen Racing #52 Toyota Tundra), a Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario native, went into all 22 NTS races. He scored 7 top-fives, 9 top-tens, had a 10.5 typical start, a 14.5 typical surface and led 20 laps. His finest surface was second location in the season ending November fifth race at Phoenix Raceway. Friesen made an area in the 2021 NTS Playoffs Round of 10, advanced to the Round of 8 however was gotten rid of prior to the Champion 4 race at Phoenix. He liquidated the remainder of the season sixth in the NTS motorist standings.
2022: His strategies are not understood at this time however Friesen is anticipated to return for another complete season in the HFR #52 Toyota Tundra.

2021: Sheldon Creed (GMS Racing #2 Chevrolet Silverado), an Alpine, California native, went into all 22 NTS races. He scored 3 wins (swept the Might 7th and September fifth races at Darlington Raceway and won the August 20th race at World Wide Innovation Raceway-Gateway), 9 top-fives, 11 top-tens, had a 7.8 typical start, a 13.8 typical surface and led 708 laps. He made an area in the 2021 NTS Playoffs Round of 10, advanced to the Round of 8 however was gotten rid of prior to the Champion 4 race at Phoenix. Creed liquidated the remainder of the season 5th in the NTS motorist standings.
2022: Creed went up to the Xfinity Series for 2022 driving Richard Childress Racing’s #2 Chevrolet Camaro. Whelen will be Creed’s sponsor for the whole season. The #2 group’s team chief will be called at a later date.

2022 Tentative NCS Series Group Chart

Vehicle

Chauffeur

Owner

Team Chief

Sponsor

1 Chevy

Ross Chastain

Trackhouse Racing

Phil Surgen

AdventHealth

2 Ford

Austin Cindric R

Group Penske

Jeremy Bullins

Menards, Discount Rate Tire

3 Chevy

Austin Dillon

Richard Childress Racing

Justin Alexander

Real Speed Ammunition

4 Ford

Kevin Harvick

Stewart-Haas Racing

Rodney Childers

GearWrench, Rheem

5 Chevy

Kyle Larson

Hendrick Motorsports

Cliff Daniels

HendrickCars.com, Cincinnati, Freightliner, Valvoline

6 Ford

Brad Keselowski

RFK Racing

Matt McCall

Violet Defense, Fastenal, Kohler Generators

7 Chevy

Corey LaJoie

Spire Motorsports

Ryan Triggers

Developed Bar, Schluter Systems

8 Chevy

Tyler Reddick

Richard Childress Racing

Randall Burdett

3CHI, Surefire Rate

9 Chevy

Chase Elliott

Hendrick Motorsports

Alan Gustafson

NAPA Car Components, Adrenaline Shoc, Kelley Directory, Hooters, Llumar

10 Ford

Aric Almirola

Stewart-Haas Racing

Drew Blickensderfer

Smithfield

11 Toyota

Denny Hamlin

Joe Gibbs Racing

Chris Gabehart

FedEx

12 Ford

Ryan Blaney

Group Penske

Jonathan Hassler

Advance Car Part, BodyArmor, Menards, DEX Imaging, Discount Rate Tire, Wurth

14 Ford

Chase Briscoe

Stewart-Haas Racing

John Klausmeier

Mahindra Ag The United States And Canada

15 Ford

David Ragan

Rick Ware Racing

Pat Tryson

To Be Declared

16 Chevy

AJ Allmendinger

Kaulig Racing

Matt Swiderski

To Be Declared

16 Chevy

Noah Gragson

Kaulig Racing

Matt Swiderski

Treat Token

16 Chevy

Daniel Hemric

Kaulig Racing

Matt Swiderski

To Be Declared

17 Ford

Chris Buescher

RFK Racing

Scott Graves

Fastenal, Castrol, Fifth Third Bank, Violet Defense

18 Toyota

Kyle Busch

Joe Gibbs Racing

Ben Beshore

M&Ms, Skittles, Pedigree, Interstate Batteries, Sports Clips, STANLEY, Rheem

19 Toyota

Martin Truex Jr.

Joe Gibbs Racing

James Small

Auto-Owners Insurance Coverage

20 Toyota

Christopher Bell

Joe Gibbs Racing

Adam Stevens

Rheem

21 Ford

Harrison Burton R

Wood Brothers Racing

Brian Wilson

Motorcraft/Quick Lane, Menards, DEX Imaging

22 Ford

Joey Logano

Group Penske

Paul Wolfe

Shell Pennzoil

23 Toyota

Bubba Wallace

23XI Racing

Bootie Barker

McDonald’s, Wheaties, Leidos

24 Chevy

William Byron

Hendrick Motorsports

Rudy Fugle

Axalta, Liberty University, Valvoline

31 Chevy

Justin Haley

Kaulig Racing

Trent Owens

To Be Declared

34 Ford

Michael McDowell

Front Row Motorsports

Blake Harris

Love’s Travel Stops

38 Ford

Todd Gilliland R

Front Row Motorsports

Seth Barbour

To Be Declared

41 Ford

Cole Custer

Stewart-Haas Racing

Mike Shiplett

Haas Automation / HaasTooling.com

42 Chevy

Ty Dillon

Minor GMS Motorsports

Jerame Donley

To Be Declared

43 Chevy

Erik Jones

Minor GMS Motorsports

Dave Elenz

FOCUSfactor, U.S. Flying Force

45 Toyota

Kurt Busch

23XI Racing

Billy Scott

Beast Energy, McDonald’s

47 Chevy

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

JTG Daugherty Racing

Brian Pattie

Kroger, Bushes Beans, NOS Energy Beverage, SunnyD, Scott, SweetLeaf, Irish Spring

48 Chevy

Alex Bowman

Hendrick Motorsports

Greg Ives

Ally Financial, Day Chaser

51 Ford

Cody Ware

Rick Ware Racing

Billy Plourde

Nurtec ODT

77 Chevy

Josh Bilicki

Spire Motorsports

Kevin Bellicourt

Zeigler Automotive Group

78 Ford

BJ McLeod

Live Quick Motorsports

Lee Leslie

Motorsport Games

99 Chevy

Daniel Suarez

Trackhouse Racing

Travis Mack

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

R – Sunoco Novice of The Year competitor

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.