Cha Cha Changes: A Guide To NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Off-Season Changes
Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be the last hurrah for an unusually high number of drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
In fact, more than one-quarter of the drivers who will start Sunday's race at Homestead won't be back in the same seat next year. Here's a quick guide to who's moving on and where they're going.
Kevin Harvick -- Sunday will be Harvick's final race at Richard Childress Racing before moving to Stewart-Haas Racing, where he'll drive the No. 4 SHR Chevrolet in 2014.
Kurt Busch -- Following a sensational season with Furniture Row Racing, Busch is also headed to Stewart-Haas Racing. He's expected to be in the No. 41 SHR Chevy next year.
Mark Martin -- With 882 career starts dating back to 1981, Martin has earned 40 victories and 271 top-five finishes. In 2014, he will become a test driver for Stewart-Haas Racing, as Tony Stewart is expected back at the helm of the No. 14 SHR Chevy.
Juan Pablo Montoya -- After finishing higher 17th in points just once in seven full seasons with Chip Ganassi, Montoya is moving to the Penske IndyCar team.
Jeff Burton -- "The Mayor," as he is known in the garage, said he will drive part-time next year, though he hasn't said where.
Ken Schrader -- The veteran racer is retiring from NASCAR, though he'll keep racing dirt cars in the Midwest.
Michael McDowell -- Next year, McDowell will move from Phil Parsons' team to Leavine Family Racing and the No. 95 Ford.