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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series


Driver Tracker: 2017 full-time rides

A list of full-time rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2017 season (This will be updated as drivers are announced for 2017):

*-indicates a change from the 2016 season

2017 full-time rides
Car No. Driver Team Comment
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Has made Chase two years in a row.
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Last 3 years: 11 wins, no Championship 4s.
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing First Chase bid. Check. Is first win next?
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Average finish of 9.9 topped series in '16.
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Average finish of 13.2 in last 12 races.
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Posted career bests in top fives, top 10s.
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Set career best in average finish at 22.0.
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Led series with average start of 6.3.
13 Ty Dillon* Germain Racing Casey Mears, full-timer since '11, replaced.
14 Clint Bowyer* Stewart-Haas Racing Bowyer steps in for Stewart, as planned.
15 TBD Premium Motorsports* Michael Waltrip will drive in Daytona 500, rest of team's plans unknown
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Had career high in top fives.
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Four-plus wins in six of 12 seasons.
19 Daniel Suarez* Joe Gibbs Racing XFINITY champ takes over for Edwards.
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Eight top 10s in Chase but couldn't finish.
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Team is leasing charter from Go Fas Racing.
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Not his best year, but still was second.
23 Joey Gase*/Gray Gaulding* BK Racing Gase will drive at Daytona, Gaulding starts at Atlanta
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 17 top 10s matched Larson's rookie total.
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Team looks for boost with Matt Borland.
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Narrowly missed Chase, signed extension.
32 Matt DiBenedetto* Go Fas Racing Team is leasing No. 44 charter from RPM.
33* Jeffrey Earnhardt*/TBD Circle Sport w/The Motorsports Group* Earnhardt to drive in Daytona 500, rest of schedule unknown
34 Landon Cassill* Front Row Motorsports He moves from the No. 38 for '17.
37* Chris Buescher* JTG Daugherty Racing* JTG is leasing RFR's charter.
38 David Ragan* Front Row Motorsports Returns to team after year with BK Racing.
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Fifteen of his 21 top 10s came in first half.
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Win at Michigan capped rebound season.
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Recaptured restrictor-plate mojo at 'Dega.
47 AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Posted his best average finish in five years.
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports On course for history after seventh title.
72* Cole Whitt* TriStar Motorsports* TriStar reboots its Cup effort around Whitt.
77* Erik Jones* Furniture Row Racing* FRR adds second car for rising star.
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Had series-best 1,809 laps led.
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Signs point to healthy return at Daytona.
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Career bests in top 10s, average finish.

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