2023 NASCAR Cup Series Silly Season tracker

Every new season means lots of new changes to keep up with throughout NASCAR’s premier series, including driver and crew chief movement. From Kyle Busch’s historic move from Joe Gibbs Racing to Richard Childress Racing to Greg Ives’ retirement from atop the iconic No. 48 pit box, we have the details covered here in our Silly Season tracker.

As we approach the 75th anniversary season, we will update the tracker with the latest information and movement for every full-time Cup Series team.

Check for updates on this page often, as organizations finalize their plans for the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the 65th running of the Daytona 500 and beyond. Anything highlighted in red indicates news on that driver, team and ride, and clicking on the red line will give you more information on the move and its impact.

No.

Driver

Crew Chief

Team

1

Ross Chastain

Phil Surgen

Trackhouse Racing

2

Austin Cindric

Jeremy Bullins

Team Penske

3

Austin Dillon

Keith Rodden

Richard Childress Racing

After two seasons driving under Justin Alexander, Dillon\"s crew chief will be Rodden in 2023 as Alexander moves into the role of director of vehicle performance at RCR. Rodden\"s last full-time crew chief stint was with Kasey Kahne in 2016.

4

Kevin Harvick

Rodney Childers

Stewart-Haas Racing

5

Kyle Larson

Cliff Daniels

Hendrick Motorsports

6

Brad Keselowski

Matt McCall

RFK Racing

7

Corey LaJoie

Ryan Sparks

Spire Motorsports

8

Kyle Busch

Randall Burnett

Richard Childress Racing

After 15 seasons at Joe Gibbs Racing, Busch\"s departure was one of the biggest free-agent moves of the last decade. The two-time Cup Series champion found a new home for 2023 and beyond with Richard Childress Racing and Chevrolet.

9

Chase Elliott

Alan Gustafson

Hendrick Motorsports

10

Aric Almirola

Drew Blickensderfer

Stewart-Haas Racing

Almirola announced his imminent retirement at the start of the 2022 season, but changed his plans and is back for his 12th full-time season at the premier level in 2023.

11

Denny Hamlin

Chris Gabehart

Joe Gibbs Racing

12

Ryan Blaney

Jonathan Hassler

Team Penske

14

Chase Briscoe

John Klausmeier

Stewart-Haas Racing

15

TBA

TBA

Rick Ware Racing

Rick Ware Racing has not yet announced their driver lineup or other plans for this ride during the 2023 season.

16

AJ Allmendinger

Matt Swiderski

Kaulig Racing

Following recent success in the Xfinity Series, Allmendinger returns to the Cup Series full-time for the first season since 2018, looking to build on a rapidly improving Kaulig Racing program.

17

Chris Buescher

Scott Graves

RFK Racing

19

Martin Truex Jr.

James Small

Joe Gibbs Racing

20

Christopher Bell

Adam Stevens

Joe Gibbs Racing

21

Harrison Burton

Brian Wilson

Wood Brothers Racing

22

Joey Logano

Paul Wolfe

Team Penske

23

Bubba Wallace

Robert \"Bootie\" Barker

23XI Racing

24

William Byron

Rudy Fugle

Hendrick Motorsports

31

Justin Haley

Trent Owens

Kaulig Racing

34

Michael McDowell

Travis Peterson

Front Row Motorsports

Peterson, a veteran lead race engineer for RFK Racing, gets the gig atop the box for 2023 with former No. 34 car chief Ryan Bergenty shifting to the No. 38 entry. McDowell\"s 2022 crew chief, Blake Harris, will work with Alex Bowman this season.

38

Todd Gilliland

Ryan Bergenty

Front Row Motorsports

Bergenty was elevated to crew chief for Gilliland after spending the past two seasons as a car chief with the organization.

41

Ryan Preece

Mike Shipplett

Stewart-Haas Racing

After spending the 2022 season waiting in the wings, Preece is finally back at the top level full-time, taking over the ride from Cole Custer.

42

Noah Gragson

Luke Lambert

Petty GMS Racing

Rising star Gragson settles into the vacant ride alongside his Xfinity Series crew chief Lambert for the upcoming season. Gragson made 18 Cup Series starts in 2022 and will compete in his first full season at the level this year.

43

Erik Jones

David Elenz

Petty GMS Racing

45

Tyler Reddick

Billy Scott

23XI Racing

One of the brightest young talents on the market, Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan signed Reddick to a future contract during the 2022 season that was expedited by Kurt Busch being sidelined.

47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Mike Kelley

JTG Daugherty Racing

Stenhouse reunites with former crew chief Kelley after a stint together during the 2014 season and one race in 2016.

48

Alex Bowman

Blake Harris

Hendrick Motorsports

After Greg Ives\" retirement from his crew chief role, Harris joins the team after spending the 2022 season with Michael McDowell at Front Row Motorsports.

51

Cody Ware

Billy Plourde

Rick Ware Racing

54

Ty Gibbs

Chris Gayle

Joe Gibbs Racing

The phenom graduates to the Cup Series to take over the vacant roster spot left by Kyle Busch\"s departure. Along with this change comes the return of the storied No. 54 to the premier rank and a partnership with veteran crew chief Gayle, who spent 2017-20 with Erik Jones.

77

Ty Dillon

Kevin Bellicourt

Spire Motorsports

Dillon remains with Chevrolet but moves from Petty GMS Racing to Spire for the 2023 season.

78

BJ McLeod/Josh Bilicki

Lee Leslie

Live Fast Motorsports

The driver duo will continue splitting seat time throughout the 2023 season with individual schedules to be announced.

99

Daniel Suárez

Travis Mack

Trackhouse Racing