2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Team Chart
NOTE: These are only the confirmed teams on the main part of the chart. Considering it is still early in the offseason, there is still a lot from teams to whether they are still running at all.
No. - Driver - Team - Sponsor(s)
01 - Mike Wallace - Davis Motorsports - ?
No sponsorship is on the car as of late. Other than that, no major changes.
09 - Kenny Wallace - RAB Racing - Northwestern Ohio, Federated Auto Parts, Family Farmers
Wallace is moving from Jay Robinson Racing to RAB Racing shortly after the season ended. Federated Auto Parts are moving with Wallace to RAB, but there is only enough sponsorship for 16 races as of late. RAB is expected to run a second team for Boris Said in the road course races after his win in Montreal. The 09 also will have a new crew chief in Scott Zippadelli.
6 - Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. - Rousch-Fenway Racing - CitiFinancial, Blackwell Angus Beef
Stenhouse, last year's Rookie of the Year, seems to be the only driver at Rousch that has sponsorship set for the full year. Stenhouse looks to return for all of the races this year, and will have a new crew chief, Mike Kelly.
7 - Danica Patrick, Josh Wise - JR Motorsports - GoDaddy.com, Tissot, TaxSlayer
Danica is still expected to put the IZOD IndyCar Series races on the top of her to-do list, so she is expected to drive the first 4 races and 7 others throughout the year (basically a similar schedule to last year omitting any Indycar schedule changes that form up). Josh Wise is also signed in the car, driving 6 races in the 7 with sponsorship from TaxSlayer, who were part of TRG in the Cup last year. No word on who will fill the driver's seat in the rest of the races.
10 - Ricky Charmichael - Turner Motorsports - ABF, Beringer, Iron Horse Jeans, Fraternal Order of Eagles
Charmichael ran with the 10 car for a handful of races in the final tier of last season. With Ricky signed full-time in the Truck Series, it's doubtfull that he will take the full-time ride here as well. However, the full lineup has not yet been announced.
11 - Brian Scott - Joe Gibbs Racing - ?
The newest team for the Nationwide Series powerhouse. Brian Scott is expected to make the full season start, but sponsorship has not been announced. Kevin Kidd has been assigned crew chief.
14 - Eric McClure - TriStar Motorsports - Hefty
After a lack-luster season with Team Rensi, Eric McClure and sponsor Hefty move over to TriStar Motorsports, who have completely reconstructed after Front Row Motorsports lost its collaboration. The crew chief is currently unknown at this point.
16 - Trevor Bayne - Rousch-Fenway Racing - ?
Colin Braun was released and replaced by Trevor Bayne. No sponsors have been signed yet however.
18 - Kyle Busch - Joe Gibbs Racing - Z-Line Designs, NOS Energy Drink, Combos, Interstate Batteries
No major changes.
19 - ? - TriStar Motorsports - ?
After Front Row Motorsports stopped collaboration with TriStar, the team restructured. Although a ride has been all set for Eric McClure, this is one of the 2 other teams in which a driver & sponsor are unknown.
20 - Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin - Joe Gibbs Racing - GameStop, SportClips, Interstate Batteries
Joey is expected to run somewhere around 20 races, Hamlin likely 2 or three. Young guns will probably fill the rest of the races.
21 - Patrick Sheltra - Kevin Harvick Inc. - ?
Rumor has it that KHI will start fielding a full time team in the Nationwide Series.
- Teams Without Much Information -
12 - Sam Hornish Jr. - Penske Racing - ?
With Verizon keeping the sponsorship within IndyCar limits, there's some question as to whether this team will return. If so, Sam Hornish Jr. will likely start after Justin Allgaier's departure from the team.
Maybe Full Time