It’s now December and there’s not a NASCAR race in sight until February.
But there’s still some announcements waiting to be made for teams and drivers in preparation for 2019.
Here’s a look at unannounced changes in Cup and Xfinity through two weeks of the offseason.
CUP RIDES NOT YET ANNOUNCED FOR 2019
No. 1: Jamie McMurray will not drive this car next season. He has yet to decide if he will drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2019 Daytona 500 and then move to a management position with the team. He said Nov. 16 he had yet to decide if to do that or some other racing.
No. 32: Go Fas Racing is looking for a driver after Matt DiBenedetto announced Sept. 7 that he would not return to the team after this season.
No. 41: Kurt Busch announced Dec. 2 he would not return to Stewart-Haas Racing. Reports have him headed to the No. 1 car in 2019.
XFINITY RIDES NOT YET ANNOUNCED FOR 2019
JR Motorsports: Team still has one open car. It has not been announced if Noah Gragson will drive the No. 9 or No. 1.
RCR: Hasn’t announced which car Tyler Reddick will drive. Both the No. 21 and No. 2 are open.
ANNOUNCED CUP RIDES FOR 2019
No. 43: Bubba Wallace will remain with Richard Petty Motorsports through the 2020 season (announcement made July 28).
No. 97: Tanner Berryhill will compete full-time for Obaika Racing (announcement made Dec. 3)
CUP DRIVERS WITHOUT ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR 2019
Trevor Bayne: 2011 Daytona 500 winner is looking for a ride after the Sept. 12 announcement that he won’t return to Roush Fenway Racing in 2019. He told NBC Sports on Sept. 14 that he has been calling car owners looking for a ride and would look at any of NASCAR’s top three national series.
Kurt Busch: The 2004 Cup champion has yet to announce his 2019 plans.
Jamie McMurray: Has yet to announce what he’ll do in 2019 but it won’t be a full-time ride in the No. 1 car at Chip Ganassi Racing.
Daniel Suarez: With Martin Truex Jr. taking over the No. 19 in 2019, Suarez is looking for a ride. He said Sept. 21 that “we’re talking to a lot of people.” Suarez is the favorite for the No. 41 ride.
XFINITY DRIVERS WITHOUT ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR 2019
John Hunter Nemechek: Ran limited schedule in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 this year. Ross Chastain will drive it full-time next year.
CREW CHIEF CHANGES
No. 95: Mike Wheeler joins the team and replaces Jon Leonard, who moved back to Richard Childress Racing to be an engineer on Austin Dillon’s team.
ANNOUNCED CHANGES FOR 2019
No. 11: Justin Haley replaces Ryan Truex at Kaulig Racing after two season in the Truck Series (announcement made Dec. 1).
RCR: Both Matt Tifft and Daniel Hemric will move up to Cup. Tyler Reddick moves from JR Motorsports to RCR for the 2019 season. Reddick’s car number, sponsor and crew chief will be announced later (announcement made Oct. 31).