Thursday, February 12, 2009

2009 NASCAR Sprint Car Confirmed Drivers and Teams

Confirmed Drivers and Teams

Because of the merger of DEI with Chip Ganassi, the #01 and #15 shops closed after the 2008 season. However, the owners' points from the #15 were transferred to the #34, while points from either the #01 or #41 will be transferred to the #09, with the #33 owned by Richard Childress possibly receiving the other. (NASCAR allows for a transfer if the original owner maintains some stake in the team to which points are transferred.) Also Bill Davis Racing was bought by Triad Racing, however the #22 was bought by Penske Racing with Bill Davis holding minority interest. The #22's points were transferred to the #77, thus guaranteeing that car a spot in the Daytona 500 should all other transfers occur.[1]
NOTE: Only confirmed drivers and sponsors are listed.
Those with a pink background must qualify on time for the first five races.
Car # ↓ Driver ↓ Sponsor ↓ Car Make ↓ Full or Part Time ↓ Team ↓ 2008 Owners Standings ↓
00₪ David Reutimann Aaron's Toyota Full Time Michael Waltrip Racing 26th
02 Flag of Texas Brad Coleman?
Marc Davis? Farm Bureau Toyota Part Time Joe Gibbs Racing 55th
07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel's Chevrolet Full Time Richard Childress Racing 5th
08 Flag of New York James Hylton TBA Ford Part Time Carter/Simo Racing 44th
09 Flag of Michigan Brad Keselowski
Flag of Tennessee Sterling Marlin

Flag of Oregon Mike Bliss
Flag of Missouri Ken Schrader
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Chevrolet
Dodge Full Time Phoenix Racing 46th
1 Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Full Time Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 16th
2 Kurt Busch § Miller Lite Dodge Full Time Penske Championship Racing 19th
5 Mark Martin Kellogg's / CARQUEST Chevrolet Full Time Hendrick Motorsports 21st
6 David Ragan UPS Ford Full Time Roush Fenway Racing 13th
7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Toyota Full Time Robby Gordon Motorsports 33rd
8 Aric Almirola Guitar Hero World Tour Chevrolet Full Time Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 14th
9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge Full Time Richard Petty Motorsports 15th
11 Denny Hamlin FedEx / Farm Bureau Toyota Full Time Joe Gibbs Racing 8th
12 David Stremme Verizon ʋ Dodge Full Time Penske Championship Racing 18th
13 Max Papis(R) Geico Toyota Part Time Germain Racing 51st
14× Tony Stewart § Office Depot /
Old Spice /
Burger King Chevrolet Full Time Stewart Haas Racing 41st
15 Marc Davis WHUR / Bobcat Toyota Part Time Marc Davis Motorsports New Team
16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford Full Time Roush Fenway Racing 3rd
17 Matt Kenseth § DeWalt Tools Ford Full Time Roush Fenway Racing 11th
18 Kyle Busch M&M's/Snickers/
Interstate Batteries Toyota Full Time Joe Gibbs Racing 10th
19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy / Stanley Tools Dodge Full Time Richard Petty Motorsports 24th
20 Joey Logano (R) Home Depot / Farm Bureau Toyota Full Time Joe Gibbs Racing 9th
21 Bill Elliott § Motorcraft Ford Part Time Wood Brothers Racing 38th
23 Mike Skinner
Robert Richardson TBA Chevrolet Part Time R3 Motorsports New Team
24 Jeff Gordon § DuPont / Pepsi /
National Guard Chevrolet Full Time Hendrick Motorsports 7th
25 Brad Keselowski GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Part Time Hendrick Motorsports 49th
26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford Full Time Roush Fenway Racing 17th
27±× Kirk Shelmerdine TBA Toyota Full Time Kirk Shelmerdine Racing New Team
28 Travis Kvapil TBA Ford Part Time Yates Racing New Team
29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil /
Hershey's Chevrolet Full Time Richard Childress Racing 4th
31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet Full Time Richard Childress Racing 6th
33 Clint Bowyer General Mills / BB&T Chevrolet Full Time Richard Childress Racing 32nda
34≠ Flag of Pennsylvania John Andretti Window World Chevrolet Full Time Earnhardt Ganassi Racing/Front Row Motorsports 27th
36 Scott Riggs Toyota Full Time Tommy Baldwin Racing New Team
39° Ryan Newman US Army Chevrolet Full Time Stewart Haas Racing 30th
41 Jeremy Mayfield All Sport Toyota Full Time Mayfield Racing Enterprises New Team
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Wrigley's Chevrolet Full Time Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 25th
43 Reed Sorenson United States Air Force / McDonald's Dodge Full Time Richard Petty Motorsports 22nd
44≈ AJ Allmendinger Valvoline Dodge Part Time Richard Petty Motorsports 36th
46 Carl Long TBA Dodge Part Time Carl Long Racing New Team
47# Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie / Clorox /
Kingsford Charcoal /
Bush's Baked Beans Toyota Full Time JTG Daugherty Racing 35thb
48 Jimmie Johnson § Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet Full Time Hendrick Motorsports 1st
51 Kelly Bires /
Dexter Bean TBA Chevrolet Part Time Blackjack Racing New Team
55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Full Time Michael Waltrip Racing 29th
57 Norm Benning TBA Chevrolet Part Time Benning Racing New Team
60 Boris Said TBA Dodge Part Time Carter/Simo Racing 48th
64 Geoff Bodine
Todd Bodine
Larry Gunselman TBA Toyota Part Time Gunselman Racing New Team
66 Terry Labonte §
Dave Blaney Window World Toyota Full Time Prism Motorsports New Team
71 Mike Wallace TBA Chevrolet Part Time TRG Motorsports New Team
75 Derrike Cope TBA Dodge Part Time Cope / Keller Racing New Team
77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1 / Penske Truck Rental /
AAA - Auto Club Dodge Full Time Penske Championship Racing 31stc
78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevrolet Part Time Furniture Row Racing 40th
82• Scott Speed (R) Red Bull Toyota Full Time Red Bull Racing Team 34th
83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota Full Time Red Bull Racing Team 20th
87 Joe Nemechek TBA Toyota Full Time NEMCO Motorsports New Team
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy /
Mountain Dew /
National Guard Chevrolet Full Time Hendrick Motorsports 12th
96& Bobby Labonte § Ask.com Ford Full Time Hall of Fame Racing /
Yates Racing 28th
98! Paul Menard Menards Ford Full Time Yates Racing 23rd
99 Carl Edwards Aflac /
Subway Ford Full Time Roush Fenway Racing 2nd

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