2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Spotter’s Guide

Kevin Harvick Budweiser ChevroletIt’s NASCAR time again! The new Sprint Cup season kicks off Saturday night with the Sprint Unlimited race in Daytona. For your viewing convenience, here are all the driver/color/number combinations for 2014. 

 

 

Okay, NASCAR watchers—at the track or in the den—here are some of the key changes for this coming Sprint Cup season. The beautiful and realistic images are courtesy of Lionel Racing, purveyors of quality NASCAR diecast models and other fine collectibles.

+   Kevin Harvick has moved from Richard Childress Racing, where he raced the number 29 for 13 years, to Stewart-Haas Racing, where he will drive the no. 4 Chevrolet with multiple liveries, including Budweiser red/white.

+   In a controversial step for many fans, Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year contender Austin Dillon will drive a Chevrolet carrying the no. 3 for his grandfather’s team, Richard Childress Racing.

+   Kurt Busch steps up to Stewart-Haas Racing where he will drive the no. 41 Chevrolet in black and red with Haas Automation sponsorship.

+   Martin Truex, Jr. takes over Kurt Bush’s former ride, the no. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet.

Also worth noting: The trend of cars carrying multiple liveries and sponsors continues. Given the current costs of racing, the number of companies that are willing or able to carry a NASCAR Sprint Cup entry through an entire season are pretty slim. By splitting the season into calendar, geographic, or strategic divisions, teams can bring more potential sponsors into the game. Gallery below.

 

Kevin Harvick 4 Outback Chevrolet
Kyle Busch 18 M&M Toyota
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 AMP Energy Chevrolet
Kasey Kahne 5 Pepsi Max Chevrolet
Carl Edwards 99 Fastenal Ford
Jeff Gordon 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet
Carl Edwards 99 Subway Ford
Joey Logano 22 AAA Ford
Bryan Vickers 55 Aaron's Toyota
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 National Guard Chevrolet
Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Express Toyota
Ryan Newman 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet
Kyle Busch 18 Interstate Toyota
Kyle Larson 42 Target Axe Chevrolet
Tony Stewart 14 Code 3 Chevrolet
Matt Kenseth 20 Husky Ford
Tony Stewart 14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet
Marcos Ambrose 9 DeWalt Ford
Jimmie Johnson 48 Kobalt Chevrolet
Greg Biffle 16 3M Ford
Tony Stewart 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet
Kasey Kahne 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet
Carl Edwards 99 UPS Ford
Danica Patrick 10 Aspen Dental Chevrolet
Kurt Busch 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet
Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Freight Toyota
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 17 Nationwide Ford
Brad Keselowski 2 Miller Ford
Kevin Harvick 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet
Jeff Gordon 24 Axalta Chevrolet
Kasey Kahne 5 Time Warner Chevrolet
Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Ground Toyota
Martin Truex Jr Denver Mattress Chevrolet
Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Office Toyota
Jimmie Johnson 48 Lowe's Chevrolet
Dale Earnhaardt Jr. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet
Jeff Gordon 24 Pepsi Max Chevrolet
Ricky Stenhouse 17 NOS Ford
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 17 5-3 Ford
Aric Almirola 43 Smithfield Ford
Austin Dillion 3 Dow Chevrolet
Joey Logano 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford
Clint Bowyer 15 Peak Toyota
Ryan Newman 31 Qwickset
Brad Keselowski 2 Miller Ford white
Kevin Harvick 4 Budweiser Chevrolet
Kasey Kahne 5 Great Clips Chevrolet
Carl Edwards 99 Aflac Ford
Austin Dillion 3 Cheerios Chevrolet
Danica Patrick 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet
Jamie McMurray 1 Cessna Chevrolet
Marcos Ambrose 9 Stanley Ford

Kevin Harvick 4 Outback Chevrolet

Kyle Busch 18 M&M Toyota

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 AMP Energy Chevrolet

Kasey Kahne 5 Pepsi Max Chevrolet

Carl Edwards 99 Fastenal Ford

Jeff Gordon 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet

Carl Edwards 99 Subway Ford

Joey Logano 22 AAA Ford

Bryan Vickers 55 Aaron's Toyota

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 National Guard Chevrolet

Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Express Toyota

Ryan Newman 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet

Kyle Busch 18 Interstate Toyota

Kyle Larson 42 Target Axe Chevrolet

Tony Stewart 14 Code 3 Chevrolet

Matt Kenseth 20 Husky Ford

Tony Stewart 14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet

Marcos Ambrose 9 DeWalt Ford

Jimmie Johnson 48 Kobalt Chevrolet

Greg Biffle 16 3M Ford

Tony Stewart 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet

Kasey Kahne 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet

Carl Edwards 99 UPS Ford

Danica Patrick 10 Aspen Dental Chevrolet

Kurt Busch 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet

Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Freight Toyota

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 17 Nationwide Ford

Brad Keselowski 2 Miller Ford

Kevin Harvick 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet

Jeff Gordon 24 Axalta Chevrolet

Kasey Kahne 5 Time Warner Chevrolet

Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Ground Toyota

Martin Truex Jr Denver Mattress Chevrolet

Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Office Toyota

Jimmie Johnson 48 Lowe's Chevrolet

Dale Earnhaardt Jr. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet

Jeff Gordon 24 Pepsi Max Chevrolet

Ricky Stenhouse 17 NOS Ford

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 17 5-3 Ford

Aric Almirola 43 Smithfield Ford

Austin Dillion 3 Dow Chevrolet

Joey Logano 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford

Clint Bowyer 15 Peak Toyota

Ryan Newman 31 Qwickset

Brad Keselowski 2 Miller Ford white

Kevin Harvick 4 Budweiser Chevrolet

Kasey Kahne 5 Great Clips Chevrolet

Carl Edwards 99 Aflac Ford

Austin Dillion 3 Cheerios Chevrolet

Danica Patrick 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet

Jamie McMurray 1 Cessna Chevrolet

Marcos Ambrose 9 Stanley Ford

2 thoughts on “2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Spotter’s Guide

  1. I grew up in the sixties and seventies glued to the set for NASCAR races. My friends and I were mostly into sports cars but the spirit and personalities of the stockers appealed to us. Unfortunately it became big business and, as such, grew less relevant and accessible to grassroots enthusiasts with high prices and homogenized racers. The nearly thirty percent decline in attendance within the last eight years painfully bears this out. Heck, no one else even cared enough to comment on this post. Let’s hope they can find a way to get their magic back.

    • Totally agree. I wonder if anyone shares my current view: all the above exactly as you describe it, plus shock and bewilderment at the new playoff system. I don’t even know what my level of interest will be. Guess I will wait and see.

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