With less than 85 days until the 2021 Daytona 500, there remains some Cup rides open in NASCAR silly season and even more rides yet to be announced in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series. In the Xfinity Series, more than a dozen rides have been announced for 2021.
Here’s an update of the offseason ride exchange at the Cup series. In the meantime, punters can redeem the StatHero Ohio bonus code to enjoy various fantasy leagues like NASCAR, MLB, and NBA.
No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet (formerly No. 88)
Making a return to NASCAR is Larson, who is going to replace Alex Bowman. Since the incident, his efforts to rehabilitate were enough to satisfy both NASCAR and Rick Hendrick, the team owner who resurrected no. 5, which was last used by Kasey Kahne in 2017.
The earlier occupants of the HMS no.5 include Mark Martin, Kyle Busch, and Terry Labonte, who won the 1996 Cup Series championship in the car. The time for retirement for the no. 88 will retire after 13 seasons, its tenure represented by Bowman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Larson won six races over six full seasons at Ganassi. The most recent victory was at the 2019 fall event at Dover.
No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet
Since 2008, the mid-budget team from Bob Germain has been racing at the Cup series. The Cup’s success seemed elusive, but the team earned a truck series title with Todd Bonide as the driver between 2006 and 2010). Following the sponsor GEICO’s withdrawal, the team had no option rather than to shut down the no. 13 machines. Dillon’s future remains unclear as he hopes to continue racing at the Cup level to return to the Xfinity series.
No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Replacing Clint Bowyer is Chase Briscoe. Briscoe won 11 races at the Xfinity Series, including a series of best nine in the past season. It is a dream come true to Chase Briscoe as he occupies the car, which team owner Stewart won his third and final Cup title in 2011. Bowyer had been using the car no. 14 for four seasons, reaching the playoffs in each of the three.
No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
After competing at the Xfinity level, it seemed inevitable that Bell would be racing for the Super Bowl winning coach at the Cup level. He began competing at the premier league series with his campaign smaller; Gibbs affiliated Leavine Family Racing, posting good results. Jones did not live up to the reputation that was pushed ahead by the no. 20 predecessor Stewart and Joey Logan, missing on the playoffs for the entire season.
No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota
All the focus is turned to Bubba Wallace, Denny Hamlin, and Michael Jordan. His vehicle will have the numerals that Michael Jordan wore during most of his days at NBA. Championship figures from other sports have entered into NASCAR endeavors before, and there have been more misses than hits. There are multiple halls of fame racing for every Joe Gibbs racing.
No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
After the firing of Larson, Kenseth stepped in temporarily for the no. 42. Replacing Matt Kenseth is Ross Chastain, a solution with substantial postings with equipment that was not the best at both Xfinity and truck levels. He made a three-race cameo in Ganassi’s Xfinity program in 2018, winning a visit to Las Vegas.