The 2021 NASCAR free agents class is considered to be one of the most loaded in the recent time. There are a couple of contrasts in the NASCAR Cup Series driver lineup from the 2019 season to the 2020 season. However, among the top-level teams, there is only one big change.
The lineups of Chip Ganassi Racing (two drivers), Team Penske (three drivers) Hendrick Motorsports (four drivers) and Joe Gibbs Racing (four drivers) are all the same.
But for a fourth consecutive season, Stewart-Haas Racing made a change. Daniel Suarez came in as Cole Custer’s replacement behind the wheel of the #41 Ford at the four-car Ford team.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr place behind the wheel of the #17 Ford was taken by Chris Buescher, who moved from JTG Daugherty Racing to Roush Fenway Racing. Buescher was replaced by Stenhouse behind the wheel of the #37 Chevrolet.
Matt DiBenedetto’s place behind the wheel of the #95 Toyota was taken by Christopher Bell, who moved from the Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series team to the Joe Gibbs Racing-affiliated Leavine Family Racing.
The retiring Paul Menard was replaced by DiBenedetto at Wood Brothers Racing behind the wheel of the #21 Ford.
But the scale of changes from 2020 to 2021 season could be bigger than ever. If you want to read about the NASCAR pending free agents for 2021, click on the link below: