NASCAR: JTG Daugherty Racing will drop to one Cup entry in 2022

JTG Daugherty Racing will be a one-car team in 2022, co-owner Brad Daugherty said in a media teleconference Tuesday afternoon.

JTG Daugherty Racing runs the No. 47 car of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 37 car of Ryan Preece. Only Stenhouse’s car has a charter.

Preece’s car has run the entire season without a charter.

“We kind of got into this second race car just because we were very, very fortunate with our sponsorship model,” Daugherty said. “We were able to have excess of sponsorship dollars that we had to put somewhere, and we were asked to put into a second race team.

“So we did it for several seasons, had a lot of fun with it, made some of our business partners a lot of money. Made it really hard on our focus.

“We want to be a really strong one-car race company and that’s what we’re going to go back to next season. We can’t wait. We think we’re going to really surprise people with our performance. We’ve got some great commitments from some partners in the business that we haven’t had since I’ve been racing for 25 years. Looking forward to it.”