Driver Tracker: 2018 full-time rides

RELATED: Driver, crew chief changes for 2018

A list of full-time drivers and their rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2018 season (This will be updated as drivers are announced for 2018):

*-indicates a change from the 2017 season

Car No. Driver Team Notable
 1  Jamie McMurray  Chip Ganassi Racing  Has made playoffs three straight seasons.
 2  Brad Keselowski  Team Penske  Reached Championship 4 for first time in ’17.
 3  Austin Dillon  Richard Childress Racing  Scored first win, made playoffs for second year in a row.
 4  Kevin Harvick  Stewart-Haas Racing  Reached Championship 4 for third time in four seasons.
 6  Trevor Bayne  Roush Fenway Racing  Career-best in average finish, top 10s in ’17.
 9*  Chase Elliott*  Hendrick Motorsports  Strong end to sophomore season; first win is close.
 10  Aric Almirola*  Stewart-Haas Racing  New team could yield big dividends for Florida native.
 11  Denny Hamlin  Joe Gibbs Racing  Led most laps since ’12; won in every full-time season.
 12*  Ryan Blaney*  Team Penske*  Driving third Penske car after breakthrough ’17 season.
 13  Ty Dillon  Germain Racing  New crew chief in Matt Borland for second-year driver.
 14  Clint Bowyer  Stewart-Haas Racing  Big bounce back in ’17, but winless drought at 185 races.
 17  Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  Roush Fenway Racing  Two wins at plate tracks a sign of more to come.
 18  Kyle Busch  Joe Gibbs Racing  Runner-up had career-best in poles, over 2,000 laps led.
 19  Daniel Suarez  Joe Gibbs Racing  Posted eight of 12 top 10s in second half of season.
 20  Erik Jones*  Joe Gibbs Racing  Sunoco Rookie winner steps into Matt Kenseth’s seat.
 21  Paul Menard*  Wood Brothers Racing  Veteran moves from one legendary race team to another.
 22  Joey Logano  Team Penske  Missed postseason for first time with ‘The Captain.’
 24  William Byron*  Hendrick Motorsports  Rookie’s quick climb continues, eyes Sunoco sweep.
 31  Ryan Newman  Richard Childress Racing  Veteran snapped 127-race winless streak at Phoenix.
 32  Matt DiBenedetto  Go Fas Racing  Social media favorite returns for second year at Go Fas.
 37  Chris Buescher  JTG Daugherty Racing  Career-best in top 10s, average finish for new team.
 41  Kurt Busch  Stewart-Haas Racing  Daytona 500 winner has new crew chief in Billy Scott.
 42  Kyle Larson  Chip Ganassi Racing  Four wins in ’17 a springboard for bigger things in ’18.
 43  Darrell Wallace Jr.*  Richard Petty Motorsports  Rookie steps into ‘The King’s’ ride with Chevrolet.
 47  AJ Allmendinger  JTG Daugherty Racing  Road course ace has made 145 consecutive starts.
 48  Jimmie Johnson  Hendrick Motorsports  ‘Seven-Time’ at 83 wins, closing in on Waltrip, Allison.
 78  Martin Truex Jr.  Furniture Row Racing  Champ eyes repeat after eight-win, 2,253-laps-led season.
 88  Alex Bowman*  Hendrick Motorsports  Young driver fills Dale Jr.’s seat after fill-in success in ’16.
 95  Kasey Kahne*  Leavine Family Racing  Got back to Victory Lane in ’17; takes over for McDowell.
 TBD  Michael McDowell*  Front Row Motorsports  Career-best average finish in first full-time season.
 TBD  David Ragan  Front Row Motorsports  Veteran driver just two starts from 400 in top series.
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