2022 NASCAR Cup Series Silly Season tracker

Driver movement is coming fast and furious over the course of the 2021 season, providing a preview of the 2022 landscape that so far includes an Xfinity Series powerhouse wading into the Cup Series full time, a team in its first season purchasing a longtime organization, a championship crew chief stepping down from atop the pit box and plenty more rumors swirling as the season charges on.

Our 2022 Silly Season Tracker is below, listing what we know for full-time Cup Series teams in 2022. We’ll update this page often, as teams finalize their plans for next season. Anything highlighted in red indicates news on that driver and ride for beyond 2021, and clicking on the red line will give you more information on the move and its impact.

No.
Driver
Crew Chief
Team
1
Matt McCall
Chip Ganassi Racing
Chip Ganassi Racing has sold its NASCAR Cup Series operation to Trackhouse Racing Team. Kurt Busch is now a free agent for the 2022 season.
2
Jeremy Bullins
Team Penske
Team Penske has announced that Austin Cindric will make the jump to the Cup Series full-time to pilot the No. 2 car in 2022.
3
Justin Alexander
Richard Childress Racing
4
Rodney Childers
Stewart-Haas Racing
5
Cliff Daniels
Hendrick Motorsports
Kyle Larson signed a contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports that goes through the 2023 season and includes majority sponsorship from HendrickCars.com.
6
TBD
Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing announced that Brad Keselowski will come on board in 2022 in a driver-ownership role and will drive the No. 6, a seat held by Ryan Newman in 2021.
7
Ryan Sparks
Spire Motorsports
8
Randall Burdett
Richard Childress Racing
9
Alan Gustafson
Hendrick Motorsports
10
Mike Bugarewicz
Stewart-Haas Racing
11
Chris Gabehart
Joe Gibbs Racing
12
N/A
Team Penske
Todd Gordon, Blaney's crew chief, has announced he will retire from Team Penske at the end of the 2021 season.
14
Johnny Klausmeier
Stewart-Haas Racing
16
N/A
Kaulig Racing
Kaulig Racing has announced it will be running full time in the Cup Series in 2022, with Justin Haley piloting the entry.
17
Luke Lambert
Roush Fenway Racing
18
Ben Beshore
Joe Gibbs Racing
19
James Small
Joe Gibbs Racing
20
Adam Stevens
Joe Gibbs Racing
21
Jonathan Hassler
Wood Brothers Racing
Wood Brothers Racing has announced that Harrison Burton will be their full-time driver for the 2022 season in the No. 21 Ford Mustang.
22
Paul Wolfe
Team Penske
23
Mike Wheeler
23XI Racing
24
Rudy Fugle
Hendrick Motorsports
34
Drew Blickensderfer
Front Row Motorsports
37
Trent Owens
JTG Daugherty Racing
38
Seth Barbour
Front Row Motorsports
41
Mike Shiplett
Stewart-Haas Racing
42
Phil Surgen
Chip Ganassi Racing
With the sale of Chip Ganassi Racing over to Trackhouse Racing Team, Ross Chastain will be a free agent this offseason. With only two seats available at Trackhouse, incumbent Daniel Suarez is set to occupy one ride while Kurt Busch is linked to the other. This leaves Chastain in limbo.
43
Jerry Baxter
Richard Petty Motorsports
47
Brian Pattie
JTG Daugherty Racing
48
Greg Ives
Hendrick Motorsports
Alex Bowman signed a two-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports.
78
Frank Kerr
Live Fast Motorsports
99
Travis Mack
Trackhouse Racing Team