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Who has NASCAR charters? Teams, car owners with charters in 2021

The NASCAR charter system began in 2016, and teams that own charters are allowed to compete in every NASCAR Cup Series points-paying race (and thus are guaranteed to earn a portion of the purse). There are 36 charters that are owned by teams. Teams may sell their charters to other owners or transfer them to another team for a set amount of time.

With the NASCAR field set at 40 cars for Cup Series races, this means 36 charter teams are joined by a maximum of four open teams that must qualify to compete in any given race.

Who has NASCAR charters for the 2021 season? Check out our chart below:

RELATED: How NASCAR charters work

Charter # 2021 Car # Charter Owner 2021 Operator
1 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Richard Petty Motorsports
2 51 Petty Ware Racing Petty Ware Racing
3 3 Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress Racing
4 00 StarCom Racing StarCom Racing
5 8 Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress Racing
6 2 Team Penske Team Penske
7 22 Team Penske Team Penske
8 24 Hendrick Motorsports Hendrick Motorsports
9 9 Hendrick Motorsports Hendrick Motorsports
10 5 Hendrick Motorsports Hendrick Motorsports
11 48 Hendrick Motorsports Hendrick Motorsports
12 12 Team Penske Team Penske
13 6 Roush Fenway Racing Roush Fenway Racing
14 17 Roush Fenway Racing Roush Fenway Racing
15 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing
16 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing
17 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Joe Gibbs Racing
18 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Joe Gibbs Racing
19 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Joe Gibbs Racing
20 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Stewart-Haas Racing
21 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Joe Gibbs Racing
22 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Stewart-Haas Racing
23 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Stewart-Haas Racing
24 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Stewart-Haas Racing
25 99 Spire Sports Trackhouse Racing
26 34 Front Row Motorsports Front Row Motorsports
27 52 Rick Ware Racing Rick Ware Racing
28 47 JTG Daugherty Racing JTG Daugherty Racing
29 77 Spire Sports Spire Sports
30 23 23XI Racing 23XI Racing
31 21 Wood Brothers Racing Wood Brothers Racing
32 53 Rick Ware Racing Rick Ware Racing
33 38 Front Row Motorsports Front Row Motorsports
34 7 Spire Sports Spire Sports
35 78 Live Fast Motorsports Live Fast Motorsports
36 15/27/54 Rick Ware Racing Rick Ware Racing