It’s been a busy week in terms of the driver announcement front for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ryan Vargas returns to JD Motorsports while Matt Mills also keeps his seat in the No. 5 Ford for BJ McLeod Motorsports.
Kyle Sieg joins his family team on a part-time basis starting at Daytona next month in the No. 28 Ford. Same for CJ McLaughlin who also is a part-time role beginning in Speedweeks for RSS Racing too in the No. 38 Ford.
Also, a part time new team with Raphael Lessard as the driver for SQR Development for Toyota was unveiled.
So, where do we stand now?
RCR may be the busiest team in the sport with Kaulig, Jordan Anderson Racing, BrandonBuilt, Big Machine and Our Motorsports all involved with them.
Kaulig Racing keeps AJ Allmendinger in the No. 16 Chevrolet but also named Landon Cassill to the No. 10 Chevy and defending champion Daniel Hemric to the No. 11 Chevrolet. They’ll be aligned with Richard Childress Racing too. So will Jordan Anderson Racing who has Myatt Snider driving their No. 31 Chevrolet. As will BrandonBuilt who will have Brandon Brown obviously back. Big Machine is also aligned and will have Jade Buford in the No. 48 Chevrolet. So is Our Motorsports who will feature three cars next season with Brett Moffitt, Jeb Burton and Anthony Alfredo. RCR themselves will feature a two car lineup again with Sheldon Creed in the No. 2 Chevrolet and Austin Hill in the second car.
JR Motorsports will have Josh Berry, Noah Gragson, Justin Allgaier and Sam Mayer in their four car team next season and a part time car for Miguel Paludo and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jeremy Clements will be back in his No. 51 Chevrolet while DGM Racing will have Mason Massey in the No. 91 Chevrolet for one of their cars. How many more do they have? 1-2 more?
JDM has Vargas and Bayley Currey.
Alpine Prime Racing will have varying drivers in this No. 44 Chevrolet seat with Sage Karam, Ryan Ellis and another driver or two in the No. 45 Chevrolet.
That’s the Chevy confirmations at the moment with 23 cars with a potential for way more.
Toyota will have Joe Gibbs Racing back but they’ll scale down to three cars again. Brandon Jones will be back in the No. 19 Toyota while all signs are pointing to defending ARCA champion Ty Gibbs in the No. 18 Toyota. The No. 20 Toyota will likely be an all-star car.
Sam Hunt Racing is back with the No. 26 Toyota as Ryan Truex and Jeffrey Earnhardt will split the ride.
Then you have the new team.
That’s six Toyotas.
In the Ford camp, Riley Herbst is back in the No. 98 Ford for SHR. RSS Racing will have Ryan Sieg and Parker Retzlaff and CJ McLaughlin each in the second car on a part-time basis. Kyle Sieg will race the No. 28 Ford on a part-time role as well.
SS-Green Light Racing will have Joe Graf Jr. in one car and a second seat split between Cole Custer, Chase Briscoe and others.
BJ McLeod Motorsports will feature Matt Mills in the No. 5, Josh Williams in the No. 78 and Stefan Parsons in the No. 99. Nick Sanchez will drive part-time for them too.
Joey Gase Racing will have Joey Gase in the No. 35 and Shane Lee and Patrick Emerling too in a second car.
MBM will be back with Timmy Hill.
That’s 13 Fords which makes 42 cars and more to come.
Jesse Iwuji Motorsports will have a team too. So will Mike Harmon Racing (1-2 cars) and Bassett Racing (1 car). How many more does DGM add?
Does Hattori Racing Enterprises come back?
We could be pushing 50 cars at Speedweeks.