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When it comes to stock car racing, the cream of the crop competes in the NASCAR Cup Series. Every Cup driver is constantly looking to put up a strong performance, whether it’s in an exhibition race like the Busch Clash, a tone-setting event like the Daytona 500, or the championship race at Phoenix.

There are currently a total of 16 full-time teams and four part-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. Now, each team is limited to a maximum of four race cars in each of the NASCAR national series, so teams like Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, and Hendrick Motorsports happily run as many cars as they can.

While there are also a number of NASCAR teams that compete in the Xfinity Series and Truck Series, here we’ll just break down the teams and drivers running (so far) in the Cup Series.

Full-Time Teams in the NASCAR Cup Series

23XI Racing

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Drivers: Bubba Wallace (No. 23 Toyota), Kurt Busch (No. 45 Toyota)

Front Row Motorsports

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Drivers: Michael McDowell (No. 34 Ford), Todd Gilliland (No. 38 Ford)

Hendrick Motorsports

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Drivers: Kyle Larson (No. 5 Chevrolet), Chase Elliott (No. 9 Chevrolet), William Byron (No. 24 Chevrolet), Alex Bowman (No. 48 Chevrolet)

Joe Gibbs Racing

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Drivers: Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota), Kyle Busch (No. 18 Toyota), Martin Truex Jr. (No. 19 Toyota), Christopher Bell (No. 20 Toyota)

JTG Daugherty Racing

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Driver: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 47 Chevrolet)

Kaulig Racing

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Drivers: A.J. Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric, Noah Gragson (No. 16 Chevrolet), Justin Haley (No. 31 Chevrolet)

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Live Fast Motorsports

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Driver: B.J. McLeod (No. 78 Ford)

Petty GMS Motorsports

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Drivers: Ty Dillon (No. 42 Chevrolet), Erik Jones (No. 43 Chevrolet)

RFK Racing

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Drivers: Brad Keselowski (No. 6 Ford), Chris Buescher (No. 17 Ford)

Richard Childress Racing

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Drivers: Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet), Tyler Reddick (No. 8 Chevrolet)

Rick Ware Racing

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Drivers: David Ragan, Ryan Preece, Joey Hand (No. 15 Ford), Cody Ware (No. 51 Ford)

Spire Motorsports

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Drivers: Corey LaJoie (No. 7 Chevrolet), Josh Bilicki, Landon Cassill (No. 77 Chevrolet)

Stewart-Haas Racing

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Drivers: Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Ford), Aric Almirola (No. 10 Ford), Chase Briscoe (No. 14 Ford), Cole Custer (No. 41 Ford)

Team Penske

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Drivers: Austin Cindric (No. 2 Ford), Ryan Blaney (No. 12 Ford), Joey Logano (No. 22 Ford)

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Trackhouse Racing

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Drivers: Ross Chastain (No. 1 Chevrolet), Daniel Suarez (No. 99 Chevrolet)

Wood Brothers Racing

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Drivers: Harrison Burton (No. 21 Ford)

Part-Time Teams in the NASCAR Cup Series

Beard Motorsports

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Driver: Noah Gragson (No. 62 Chevrolet)

MBM Motorsports

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Driver: Timmy Hill (No. 66 Ford)

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Team Hezeberg

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Drivers: Loris Hezemans and Jacques Villeneuve (No. 27 Ford)

The Money Team Racing

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Driver: Kaz Grala (No. 50 Chevrolet)

This post was originally published on May 18, 2021.

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