While there is still time for teams to bring in more members, the 2022 NASCAR season begins in just over a month with the Bud Light Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

The 2021 season saw many changes including a return of the fans, the closing of an iconic team, new racing teams, and plenty of driver changes.

Below is a list of drivers on the move for the 2022 season:

Harrison Burton is moving up from the Xfinity Series to drive the Wood Brothers Racing number 21 car in the Cup Series.

After Chip Ganassi Racing shut down its NASCAR teams, Kurt Busch and Ross Chastain found themselves out of a ride.  Both drivers are moving to new teams for the 2022 season with Busch heading for 23XI Racing who is fielding a second team.  Busch will drive the number 45 car.

Ros Chastain is moving to Trackhouse Racing and the number one car.  Trackhouse bought the facility previous held by Chip Ganassi.

Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric moves up from the Xfinity Series to take over driving duties of the number two car after Brad Keselowski leaves Penske Racing.

Brad Keselowski has moved over to Roush Fenway Racing where is becomes a part owner and driver of the number six car.  The team has been renamed Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing or RFK Racing.

Ty Dillon spent the 2021 season as a part time driver in the Xfinity and Cup Series.  For 2022 he will be a full time driver for Petty GMS Racing in the number 42 car.

Camping World Truck Series driver Todd Gilliland is skipping over the Xfinity Series and moving up to the Cup Series as a full time driver in the Front Row Motorsports number 38 car.

Former Xfinity Series driver Justin Haley is moving up to the Cup Series to drive the Kaulig Racing number 31 car.

After losing his ride with Front Row Motorsports in the Cup Series, Anthony Alfredo will move to the Xfinity Series and drive for Our Motorsports joining Brett Moffitt and Jeb Burton.

Jeb Burton moves to Our Motorsports in the Xfinity Series.

Josh Berry goes from a part time driver for JR Motorsports to a full time driver in the number eight car.

Landon Cassill moves to the number 10 Kaulig Racing car in the Xfinity Series.

Camping World Truck Series driver Sheldon Creed moves up to the Xfinity Series to driver the Richard Childress Racing number two car.

Part time driver Bayley Currey gets a full time ride JD Motorsports.

Daniel Hemric moves to Kaulig Racing to drive the number eleven car in the Xfinity Series.

Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Hill moves up to the Xfinity Series to drive for Richard Childress Racing.

Part time driver and naval commander Jesse Iwuji will field his own car in the Xfinity Series.

Stefan Parsons moves from a part time driver for BJ McLeod Motorsports to a full time ride in the Xfinity Series.

Myatt Snider moves to Jordan Anderson Racing to take over the driving duties of the number 31 car in the Xfinity Series.

Josh Williams comes to BJ McLeod Motorsports to driver the number 78 car.

Lawless Alan joins Neice Motorsports to drive the number 45 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.

Tyler Ankrum moves over to Hattori Racing Enterprises and the number 16 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.

Grant Enfinger moves over to GMS Racing to driver the  number 23 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.

Tate Fogleman comes to On Point Motorsport to drive the number 30 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.

Timmy Hill goes from a part time to a full time driver with Hill Motorsports in the number 56 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.

Colby Howard moves from the Xfinity Series to McAnally-Hilgemann in the Camping World Truck Series.

Blaine Perkins goes from a part time driver to drive the number nine truck for CR7 Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series.

Chase Purdy moves to Hattori Racing Enterprises to drive the number 61 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.

Zane Smith moves over to Front Row Motorsports to drive the number 38 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.

Dean Thompson gets a full time ride with Niece Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series.

Jack Woods goes from a part time driver to a full time driver with GMS Racing with the number 24 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.

Part time driver Kris Wright gets a full time ride with Niece Motorsports to drive the number 44 truck in the Camping World Truck Series.


Matt DiBenedetto, Ryan Newman, and Ryan Preece have yet to find a ride for the 2022 season.

Bootie Barker takes over the crew chief duties for the number 23 car driven by Bubba Wallace for 23XI Racing.

Jerame Donley comes to Petty GMS Racing to serve as crew chief for Ty Dillon in the number 42 car.

Dave Elenz comes to Petty GMS Racing to serve as crew chief for the number 43 car driven by Erik Jones.

Scott Graves moves over in RFK Racing to take over the crew chief duties for the number 17 car driven by Chris Buescher.

Jonathan Hassler comes to Team Penske to take over the crew chiefing duties for the number 12 car driven by Ryan Blaney.

Matt McCall comes to RFK Racing to take over as crew chief for Brad Keselowski in the number six car.

Billy Scott comes to 23XI Racing to serve as crew chief for Kurt Busch in the number 45 car.

Phil Surgen follows Ross Chastain to take over as crew chief of the number one car with Trackhouse Racing.

Brian Wilson moves over to Wood Brothers Racing to take over as crew chief for the number 21 car driven by Harrison Burton.

With a new car in the Cup Series – the Next Gen car – comes a new rules package that will include a four inch spoiler and 670 horsepower on most tracks.  The super speedway tracks will have a different package which is yet to be determined.  A test is scheduled in the coming days to determine that rules package.

The Next Gen car has been designed to more closely resemble the street cars driven by racing fans.

The Camping World Truck Series teams will be updating the noses on their trucks for the new season to more reflect the trucks driven by fans.


Richard Petty has sold a majority stake in his team to GMS Racing and is now known as Petty GMS Racing.

Chip Ganassi has shuttered the NASCAR side of his racing empire with Trackhouse Racing purchasing the team and taking over the facilities.

The Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin owned team of 23XI Racing has expanded to two cars for the 2022 season.

JTG Daugherty Racing has cut back and is fielding a single car for the 2022 season instead of the two cars in previous seasons.

Kaulig Racing is known for fielding teams in the Xfinity Series.  They are moving up to the Cup Series in the 2022 season with one full time driver and a second car with three part time drivers.

With Brad Keselowski coming over to Roush Fenway Racing as a owner/driver, the team has been renamed RFK Racing for Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing.

Rick Ware Racing has changed car manufacturers to Ford and has formed an alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush Yates engines.

As of the end of the 2021 racing season, StarCom Racing has ceased operations.

Team Hezeberg is fielding a part time team for 2022 with Loris Hezemans and Jacques Villeneuve serving as drivers on the road courses and some select other races.

Tommy Joe Martins and Caesar Bacarella have paired up to form Alpha Prime Racing.  The two drivers plan on running a part time schedule; along with Rajah Caruth, Andy Lally, and Ryan Ellis.

Big Machine Racing has joined with Richard Childress Racing for a partnership with support for chassis and engineering.

Joey Gase and Patrick Emerling are forming Emerling-Gase Motorsports and will field one full time and one part time car with Emerling, Gase, Shane Lee among those scheduled to drive the number 35 car.

Our Motorsports has increased their team from two to three full time cars.

Xfinity Racing team RSS Racing has joined with Stewart-Haas Racing for an alliance.  Ryan Sieg will continue as the team’s full time driver.

Hattori Racing Enterprises is fielding two full time teams in the Camping World Truck Series.

Hill Motorsports is fielding two teams in the Camping World Truck Series.

McAnally-Hilgemann Racing is moving to Chevrolet for the 2022 season.  They have formed an alliance with GMS Racing.

Spire Motorsports is expanding in the 2022 season and adding a team in the Camping World Truck Series.  While a driver has yet to be named, Kevin “Bono” Manion will serve as crew chief.