As with any other sport, the offseason can be a hectic time for drivers and fans alike. Teams move drivers around, drivers switch teams, and ultimately some drivers just lose their ride. This is a list of the moves we have seen so far:
Greg Biffle is out of Rousch Fenway Racing. After 15 years in the #16 car, Greg Biffle is out of a ride. Biffle has never had a whole lot of success, but the last few years were just too much to bare. Only one top-five finish in 2016 lands Biffle as a free agent for 2017 but Greg says that he has options moving into next season.
HScott Motorsports shuts its doors. In an unexpected move, HScott will be closing up shop. The organization has fielded back markers for most of its existence, but it seems that after a legal battle with former driver, Clint Boyer, the organization might be better off taking a break from the sport.
Clint Boyer moves to the #14 seat. Replacing the retiring Tony Stewart, the Kansas native will take over the famed #14 car in which Stewart won one championship in. In a related move, Stewart-Haas Racing will be switching its manufacturer to Ford next season so they are able to build their engines in-shop.
Erik Jones moves up to the premier series. The 2015 Camping World Truck Series champion will take the newly added #77 in the premier series. He will join Martin Truex Jr. who has been on fire the past two seasons. Jones will be looking to capitalize on Furniture Row Racing’s success in previous years.
BK Racing drops both drivers. In a rather confusing move, BK racing has terminated both David Regan and Matt DiBenedetto going into the 2017. It has not yet been announced who will be filling those seats.
Highly sought after young gun moves to JTG Daugherty racing. Chris Buescher won one race in his rookie season, in the rain-shortened Pocono race. He took a chance on not pitting late in the race and happened to be in the lead when the sky opened. He celebrated his victory in a make-shift victory lane inside the garage to stay dry. He will be taking over the new seat at JTG Daugherty where he will be behind the wheel of the #37 car.
This story will continue to be updated as the offseason progresses.