Cheat sheet for 2012 NASCAR team changes

What changed in the Sprint Cup Series’ driver lineup for 2012:

Driver                        Old Team                        New Team                      New Car No.

Kasey Kahne               Red Bull                          Hendrick Motorsports       5

Danica Patrick             N/A                                 Stewart-Haas (p/t)            10

Clint Bowyer               Childress                          M. Waltrip Racing             15

Mark Martin                Hendrick                          M. Waltrip Racing  (p/t)     55

AJ Allmendinger         RPM                                 Penske Racing                 22

Kurt Busch                 Penske                             Phoenix Racing                51

D. Reutimann             Waltrip                              Tommy Baldwin (p/t)         TBA

Aric Almirola              JRM (N’wide)                     RPM                                 43

 

Crew chief changes for 2012:

Driver                     Old Crew Chief            New Crew Chief               CC Former Job

Juan Montoya        Jim Pohlman *                 Chris Heroy                         Martin eng.

Kevin Harvick        Gil Martin                          Shane Wilson                      Bowyer CC

Tony Stewart         Darian Grubb                    Steve Addington                 Ku.Busch CC

Jeff Burton            Luke Lambert *                 D. Blickensderfer                Ragan CC

Clint Bowyer         (New team)                       Brian Pattie                         Montoya CC

Denny Hamlin       Mike Ford                         Darian Grubb                      Stewart CC

AJ ‘Dinger            Steve Addington                Todd Gordon                    Penske N’wide CC

Joey Logano        Greg Zipadelli                    Jason Ratcliff                    JGR N’wide CC

Danica Patrick      (New team)                       Greg Zipadelli *                  Logano CC

* Interim

Series drivers who haven’t found rides yet in 2012:

• Brian Vickers

• David Ragan

• Landon Cassill

The following teams which ran full-time in the 2011 season will not be participating in the 2012 season:

• Red Bull No. 83

• Red Bull No. 4

• Richard Childress Racing No. 33

• Roush Fenway Racing No. 6

• TRG Motorsports No. 71

 

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