10 richest NASCAR teams in 2017 Tom Jensen @tomjensen100 Feb 22, 2017 at 12:05p ET Just in time for the Daytona 500 (Sunday, 2 p.m. ET, FOX), Forbes has published its annual list of the 10 richest NASCAR teams. This year, Forbes said, the top 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are worth an average of $137 million each, down 7 percent from last year. Here they are, according to Forbes: Peter Casey Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports 10 Front Row Motorsports, $22 million In 2016, Front Row got into NASCAR’s playoffs for the first time, thanks to Chris Buescher’s win at Pocono. Jasen Vinlove Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports 9 Furniture Row Racing, $24 million For the first time, Barney Visser’s Denver-based team will go to two cars this season. This is a fast-rising organization that made a big step forward last year. Matthew OHaren Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports 8 Richard Petty Motorsports, $48 million This year, RPM will focus on improving the disappointing performance of the No. 43 Ford driven by Aric Almirola. They should be better this year. 7 Chip Ganassi Racing, $65 million Last year was huge for the Ganassi organization, as both Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson made the playoffs and Larson won his first Cup race. Mark J. Rebilas Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports 6 Team Penske, $135 million Although only a two-car team, Penske is a championship-caliber operation on every level and will be one of the favorites to win the Daytona 500. Aaron Doster Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports 5 Roush Fenway Racing, $150 million Once a five-car armada, the team Jack Roush founded will campaign just two full-time cars this year, the first time since 1995 that the team has been that small. Jerome Miron Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports 4 Richard Childress Racing, $170 million After a slow start to the 2016 season, RCR showed significant improvement, with Austin Dillon making the NASCAR playoffs for the first time. Mark J. Rebilas Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports 3 Stewart-Haas Racing, $180 million Arguably NASCAR’s most colorful team, SHR is also one of the best, winning championships with Tony Stewart in 2011 and Kevin Harvick in 2014. This year, SHR has switched from Chevrolet to Ford. Sam Sharpe Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports 2 Joe Gibbs Racing, $225 million Last year, JGR dominated the Cup Series, winning the Daytona 500 and placing all four of its drivers into the NASCAR playoffs. Sam Sharpe Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports 1 Hendrick Motorsports, $350 million This one should surprise no one, as Hendrick year in and year out has been NASCAR’s most successful team since the mid-1990s. Michael Thomas Shroyer Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Next Gallery 13 12 best morning quotes from Daytona 500 Media Day Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!