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NASCAR drivers: Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series entries for the 2023 season

Click here to find out the full-time NASCAR drivers for each organization in the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series for the 2023 season.

NASCAR: Cup Qualifying

The 2023 NASCAR season is bound to be a great one as the sport grows from its first year with the NextGen car. NASCAR drivers are eager to get back to business as the Daytona 500 is starting to become a focal point.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the full-time NASCAR drivers in the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series for the 2023 season.

NASCAR drivers in the Cup Series for the 2023 season

NumberDriverOrganizationManufacturer
No. 1Ross ChastainTrackhouse RacingChevrolet
No. 2Austin CindricTeam PenskeFord
No. 3Austin DillonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet
No. 4Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas RacingFord
No. 5Kyle LarsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 6Brad KeselowskiRFK RacingChevrolet
No. 7Corey LaJoieSpire MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 8Kyle BuschRichard Childress RacingChevrolet
No. 9Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 10Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas RacingFord
No. 11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingToyota
No. 12Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord
No. 14Chase BriscoeStewart-Haas RacingFord
No. 16A.J. AllmendingerKaulig RacingChevrolet
No. 17Chris BuescherRFK RacingFord
No. 19Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs RacingToyota
No. 20Christopher BellJoe Gibbs RacingToyota
No. 21Harrison BurtonWood Brothers RacingFord
No. 22Joey LoganoTeam PenskeFord
No. 23Bubba Wallace23XI RacingToyota
No. 24William ByronHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 31Justin HaleyKaulig RacingChevrolet
No. 34Michael McDowellFront Row MotorsportsFord
No. 41Ryan PreeceStewart-Haas RacingFord
No. 42Noah Gragson (R)Petty GMS Motorsports(?)Chevrolet
No. 43Erik JonesPetty GMS Motorsports(?)Chevrolet
No. 45Tyler Reddick23XI RacingToyota
No. 47Ricky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet
No. 48Alex BowmanHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 51Cody WareRick Ware RacingFord
No. 54Ty Gibbs (R)Joe Gibbs RacingToyota
No. 77Ty DillonSpire MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 99Daniel SuarezTrackhouse RacingChevrolet

The majority of the NASCAR Cup Series driver lineup has been finalized for the 2023 season. There are currently 33 full-time NASCAR drivers which would represent the most since the 2020 season.

There are three teams without full-time drivers. Rick Ware Racing with the No. 15 car and Live Fast Motorsports with the No. 78 car are two of those who are featuring part-time drivers last season. Meanwhile, Front Row Motorsports made a shocking decision with the No. 38 car.

Kyle Busch moving to Richard Childress Racing and Tyler Reddick joining 23XI Racing a year early represent the major changes among NASCAR drivers in the Cup Series. Ty Gibbs and Noah Gragson will be the only two full-time rookie drivers.

NASCAR drivers in the Xfinity Series for the 2023 season

NumberDriverOrganizationManufacturer
No. 00Cole CusterStewart-Haas RacingFord
No. 1Sam MayerJR MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 2Sheldon CreedRichard Childress RacingChevrolet
No. 4Bayley CurreyJD MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 6Brennan PooleJD MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 07Blaine PerkinsSS-Greenlight RacingChevrolet
No. 08Gray GauldingSS-Greenlight RacingChevrolet/Ford
No. 7Justin AllgaierJR MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 8Josh BerryJR MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 9Brandon JonesJR MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 11Daniel HemricKaulig RacingChevrolet
No. 16Chandler Smith (R)Kaulig RacingChevrolet
No. 18Sammy Smith (R)Joe Gibbs RacingToyota
No. 20John Hunter NemechekJoe Gibbs RacingToyota
No. 21Austin HillRichard Childress RacingChevrolet
No. 25Brett MoffittAM RacingFord
No. 26Kaz GralaSam Hunt RacingToyota
No. 27Jeb BurtonJordan Anderson RacingChevrolet
No. 28Kyle SiegRSS RacingFord
No. 31Parker RetzlaffJordan Anderson RacingChevrolet
No. 38/19Joe Graf Jr.RSS Racing (28), Joe Gibbs Racing (5)Ford/Toyota
No. 39Ryan SiegRSS RacingFord
No. 44Jeffrey EarnhardtAlpha Prime RacingChevrolet
No. 48Parker KligermanBig Machine RacingChevrolet
No. 51Jeremy ClementsJeremy Clements RacingChevrolet
No. 78Anthony AlfredoB.J. McLeod MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 92Josh WilliamsDGM RacingChevrolet
No. 98Riley HerbstStewart-Haas RacingFord
No. 99Garrett SmithleyB.J. McLeod MotorsportsChevrolet

There are still many questions relating to the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver lineup for the 2023 season. There are currently 29 full-time NASCAR drivers with more likely on the way in the coming weeks.

There are some organizations from the 2023 season that have not announced any of their plans yet. These teams include Our Motorsports, Brandonbilt Motorsports, Jesse Iwuji Motorsports, and several others.

Due to Gibbs, Gragson, and A.J. Allmendinger moving to the Cup Series, it is expected to be an unpredictable season as these NASCAR drivers look to break through and compete for a championship.

Related: NASCAR expected to perform updates on Xfinity Series cars for 2023

NASCAR drivers in the Truck Series for the 2023 season

NumberDriverOrganizationManufacturer
No. 2Nick Sanchez (R)Rev RacingChevrolet
No. 4Chase PurdyKyle Busch MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 5Dean ThompsonTRICON GarageToyota
No. 11Corey HeimTRICON GarageToyota
No. 12Spencer BoydYoung’s MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 13Hailie DeeganThorSport RacingFord
No. 15Tanner GrayTRICON GarageToyota
No. 16Tyler AnkrumHattori Racing EnterprisesToyota
No. 17Taylor GrayTRICON GarageToyota
No. 19Christian EckesMcAnally–Hilgemann RacingChevrolet
No. 23Grant EnfingerGMS RacingChevrolet
No. 24Rajah Caruth (R)GMS RacingChevrolet
No. 25Matt DiBenedettoRackley W.A.R.Chevrolet
No. 32Bret HolmesBret Holmes RacingChevrolet
No. 33Mason MasseyReaume Brothers RacingFord
No. 35Jake Garcia (R)McAnally–Hilgemann RacingChevrolet
No. 38Zane SmithFront Row MotorsportsFord
No. 42Carson HocevarNiece MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 43Daniel Dye (R)GMS RacingChevrolet
No. 45Lawless AlanNiece MotorsportsChevrolet
No. 52Stewart FriesenHalmar Friesen RacingToyota
No. 66Ty MajeskiThorSport RacingFord
No. 88Matt CraftonThorSport RacingFord
No. 99Ben RhodesThorSport RacingFord

There are still several questions relating to the NASCAR Truck Series driver lineup for the 2023 season. There are currently 24 full-time NASCAR drivers with likely more on the way in the coming weeks.

There are some organizations from the 2023 season that have not announced any of their plans yet. These teams include AM Racing, CR7 Motorsports, and several others.

It is expected to be one of the most unpredictable seasons in Truck Series history as there are changes almost across the board to every single entry. These NASCAR drivers will have a prime opportunity to make a name for themselves this year.

Who is the best NASCAR driver right now?

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NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano speaks during the NASCAR Awards Show at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

Joey Logano is the best NASCAR driver right now. Logano, 32, won the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series championship and finished the season with four wins, 11 top-5 finishes, and 17 top-20 finishes. He is now one of two current NASCAR drivers to have at least two championships with Kyle Busch being the other one.

Related: Joey Logano wins the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series championship

Who is the most famous NASCAR driver of all time?

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Nov 7, 1999; Avondale, AZ, USA; Dale Earnhardt Sr. of the Goodwrench Chevrolet car gets ready for the Checker Auto Parts/Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US Presswire Copyright Rick Scuteri

Dale Earnhardt is the most famous NASCAR driver of all time. Earnhardt did not win a Most Popular Driver award until the 2001 season but is still regarded as the most famous driver ever. The driver of the No. 3 car was killed in a tragic accident at the 2001 Daytona 500 and remains one of the most important NASCAR drivers in history.

Related: 10 best NASCAR drivers of all-time

Which NASCAR driver is the most popular?

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NASCAR Cup Series driver and fan favorite Chase Elliott, left, is interviewed by host Marty Snider, right, during the NASCAR Awards Show at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

Chase Elliott is the most popular driver in NASCAR and it is not even close. Elliott, 27, has won the Most Popular Driver award five straight times dating back to the 2018 season. The driver of the No. 9 car is the son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, who also won the award an incredible 16 times over the course of his career.