The words every NASCAR fan loves to hear, are silly season.
Without a doubt, the silly season so far for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series has been VERY silly. From drivers being released to others taken their places for 2020, here’s a look at some of the driver moves that have been confirmed for the 2020 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season!
Matt DiBenedetto to the Wood Brothers No. 21
In a story we broke a few short weeks ago, NASCAR rising star Matt DiBenedetto will move from the Levine Family Racing No. 95 to pilot the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford Mustang next season. Proving that he has what it takes in the Cup series, DiBenedetto moves to a team searching for the promised land once again. Wood Brothers Racing goes into the 2020 season with arguably the hottest driver in NASCAR.
Ricky Stenhouse Released From Roush Racing, Chris Buescher to Replace Him
In another story we broke two weeks ago, Ricky Stenhouse was released from driver the No. 17 Roush Racing Ford Mustage after the end of the 2019 season. Chris Buescher, the current pilot of the No. 37 car for JTG Daugherty Racing, will return to the organization and drive the No. 17 in 2020. As of this writing, there has been nothing released about Ricky Stenhouse’s 2020 NASCAR plans.
Daniel Hemric Released, Tyler Reddick to No. 8 in 2020
In a move that most predicted to happen, Daniel Hemric was released from Richard Childress Racing in the middle of September. Former Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick, who currently races for RCR in the Xfinity Series, will move up to the Monster Energy Cup Series in 2020 to pilot the No. 8. Hemric’s 2020 racing plans are still unknown.
Christopher Bell to Levine Family Racing No. 95 in 2020
With the departure and release of Matt DiBenedetto, Christopher Bell will move from the Xfinity Series to the Cup Series full time in 2020. Levine Family Racing, which receives technical support from Joe Gibbs Racing, will have one of the rising stars behind the wheel of their car for next season.
With most of the pieces into place for the 2020 season, there are still many questions that need to be answered in the coming months. Where will Ricky Stenhouse land? Can Daniel Hemric stay in cup? Does Ross Chastain find his way to a better ride in 2020? Will any more drivers move up from the Xfinity Series?
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