2002 NASCAR Silly Season Teams/Drivers
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Team Owner

Drivers

Make

Rating

Comments Updated 9/6

Petty Enterprises

John Andretti
Buckshot Jones
Kyle Petty

#43
#44
#45

Dodge
Dodge
Dodge



Buckshot Jones may be out, and Compton may be in? Buckshot rumor strongly denied. Andretti rumored to #25 now. Andretti seems unlikely to move, as he has loyalty to the Petty's.

Tyler Jet Motorsports/MB2

Johnny Benson
Ken Schrader

#10
#36

Pontiac
Pontiac


Benson will return, no word on Schrader.

Junie Donlavey

Hut Stricklin

#90

Ford

Hills Bros happy with Hut, not so happy with team. They may be considering buying out.

Bill Davis Racing 

Dave Blaney
Ward Burton
Scott Wimmer

#93
#22
#23

Dodge
Dodge
Dodge



Burton said, after winning the Southern 500, that he hadn't even talked to another car owner. Bill Davis said that, despite Amoco leaving, that Dave Blaney will drive the #93 car in 2002. Wimmer may attempt up to seven races in 2002,

Eel River Racing

Rick Mast

#27

Pontiac

Sponsor and driver are iffy

Brett Bodine Racing

Brett Bodine
Geoffrey Bodine

#11
#09

Ford
Ford


Sponsor leaves, to field team for bro?

Roush Racing

Mark Martin
Jeff Burton
Kurt Busch

#6
#99
#97

Ford
Ford
Ford



All should stay where they are.

Evernham Racing

Bill Elliott
Casey Atwood

#9
#19

Dodge
Dodge


Hearing that Elliott may be iffy for 2002, but is under contract. Evernham said: "Bill did a great job. It just proves that he has got a lot of racing left in him." Bill isn't going anywhere

Melling Racing

Stacy Compton
Jerry Nadeau

#92

Dodge


Kodiak leaves. Nadeau rumored back, Compton to Petty, Compton to Petty denied, Nadeau is looking, however.

Midwest Transit Racing

Rich Bickle

#50

Chev

Don't even know if they will run next year

Richard Childress Racing

Kevin Harvick
Jeff Green
Robby Gordon
Stacy Compton
Ted Musgrave
Jermey Mayfield
Tony Stewart

#29
#30
#31

Chev
Chev
Chev







Harvick and Green signed. Kenseth will stay at Roush till 2002, then leave. Hearing Mayfield may be talking to Childress now, though. Musgrave was originally to drive the 31 car after Skinner was injured, but couldn't due to a contract with Dodge, may be under consideration from RCR. Childress to pay the big bucks and get Stewart from Gibbs? Seems crazy

Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Dale Earnhardt Jr
Steve Park
Michael Waltrip

#8
#1
#15

Chev
Chev
Chev



DEI to receive #3 from Childress?

Jeff Gordon/Hendrick Motorsports

Jeff Gordon
Terry Labonte
Jerry Nadeau
Wally Dallenbach
John Andretti
Jimmy Johnson

#24
#5
#25


#48

Chev
Chev
Chev


Chev






Nadeau to Melling? Johnson to race in 2002. Ward Burton will not race for Hendrick in 2002. Hearing Wally may return to the #25 ride. Now hearing that John Andretti may be a candidate for the 25 ride.

Morgan-McClure Motorsports

Kevin Lepage
Mike Skinner

#4
#94

Chev
Chev


Lepage signed for 2 more years, but 5 years with this team is five races. To start second team, with Skinner? Now hearing that Skinner may drive the #4, an that Lepage is either the driver for the #94, or out of a job.

Team SABCO/Ganassi

Jason Leffler
Sterling Marlin
Kenny Brack
Wally Dallenbach

#01
#40
#04

Dodge
Dodge
Dodge




Leffler rumored to be getting more training in Busch. Dallenbach rumored in. Brack may run selected races, including Brickyard 400. Ganassi says Leffler will drive the 01 car in 2002, but he may start a third team, possibly with Wally Dallenbach?

Robert Yates Racing

Dale Jarrett
Ricky Rudd
???

#88
#28
#58

Ford
Ford



Team stays intact, possible third team?

Jack Roush/Mark Martin

Matt Kenseth

#17

Ford

Kenseth will stay till 2002, than leave Roush, with DeWalt

Joe Gibbs Racing

Bobby Labonte
Tony Stewart

#18
#20

Pontiac
Pontiac


Both signed to 2004.

AJ Foyt

Ron Hornaday
???

#14
#41

Pontiac


Hornaday's contract unknown, possible second team?

Dave Marcis Racing

#71

Chev

Marcis retires after 2002 Daytona 500.

Penske South Racing

Jeremy Mayfield
Rusty Wallace
Ryan Newman

#12
#2
#02

Ford
Ford
Ford



Mayfield to Childress? Newman to run full time in 2002

Andy Petree Racing

Joe Nemechek
Mike Skinner
Bobby Hamilton

#33

#55

Chev

Chev



Mike Skinner rumored to the #33, with Nemechek leaving after 2001.

Jasper Motorsports

Robert Pressley
Boris Said

#77
#??

Ford
Ford


Said to in separate car more races in 2002?

PPI Motorsports

Ricky Craven

#32
#96

Ford
Ford


McDonalds Leaves, second team up in air.

Wood Brothers Racing

Elliot Sadler

#21

Ford

No changes expected.

Haas/Carter Motorsports

Jimmy Spencer
Todd Bodine

#26
#66

Ford
Ford


Spencer considering offers, may leave. Bodine status unknown.

Mansion Motorsports

Carl Long

#85

Ford

Quest Motor Racing

Derrick Cope

#37

Pontiac

Jim Smith Ultra Motorsports

Ted Musgrave

#7

Ford

Nation's Rent out? Smith says no.

Sadler Racing

Hermie Sadler

#13

Chev

Virginia Lotto very happy, planning on running again in 2002.

BAM Racing

Andy Hillenburg

#49

Pontiac

Finch Racing

Jeff Purvis

#51

Ford

To run restrictor-plate tracks again

Team CLR / Ted Campbell

David Keith

#57

Ford

Ran with Keith and K. Wallace in 2001, to run again in 2002.

Kenny Wallace Racing/George DeBidart Racing

Kenny Wallace

#98

?

Wallace to run in 2002 WC, no matter what.

Micheal Kranafuss Racing

Shawna Robinson

#84

Ford

Perhaps to be a Busch team, otherwise will run WC, full season in 2002.

Jerry Jones Racing

???

#??

??

Jones, Dallas Cowboy's owner, wants to get involved with WC Racing.

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