Earlier this year NASCAR implemented a charter system in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The system guarantees starting spots to 36 teams in the 40-car field.
The initial charter distribution was based on teams who attempted to qualify for every race for the previous three seasons.
In the midst of this offseason, while drivers switch teams, a number of charters have been leased or sold from one organization to another.
NASCAR.com has the list of current homes for all 36 charters with five having changed hands since the end of the season.
The only charter not currently assigned to a car is one sold by HScott Motorsports to Premium Motorsports.
Here’s the list of teams with charters.
|2016 car||2017 car||Team with charter for 2017|
|1||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|42||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|34||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|38||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|46||77||Furniture Row Racing (purchased from Premium Motorsports)|
|78||78||Furniture Row Racing|
|44||32||Go Fas Racing (leased No. 44 charter from Richard Petty Motorsports)|
|11||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|18||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|19||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|20||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16||37||JTG Daugherty Racing (Leased No. 16 charter from Roush Fenway)|
|47||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|7||95||Leavine Family Racing (Charter bought from Tommy Baldwin Racing)|
|3||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|27||27||Richard Childress Racing|
|31||31||Richard Childress Racing|
|43||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|6||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|17||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|32||21||Wood Brothers Racing (Charter leased from Go Fas Racing)|