Here’s all the driver and schedule changes to know about for the 2018 NASCAR season

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'NASCAR Race Hub' walks you through all the driver and schedule changes made for the 2018 season.

FEMALE REPORTER: So the first major change for 2018 sees Chevrolet drivers trade in their 2017 SS for the sleek new Camaro. Alex Bowman takes over the reins of the 88 car from the departing Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

MALE REPORTER: And his Hendrick teammate, Chase Elliott, swaps out the number 24 for the Elliott family number 9. Xfinity champion William Byron moves into what used to be the 5 car, repackaged as the 24.

FEMALE REPORTER: Then Kasey Kahne slides from the 5 to Leavine Family Racing's 95. He's joined by crew chief Travis Mack.

MALE REPORTER: Let's go to Richard Petty Motorsports. And the new driver is Darrell Wallace, Jr., who joins the Chevrolet ranks after aligning with RCR, while Aric Almirola left RPM and is now at Stewart-Haas taking over for Danica Patrick in the number 10 and working with crew chief John Klausmeier.

FEMALE REPORTER: Staying in the Ford camp, Ryan Blaney and Jeremy Bolen's left the 21 and are now in new number 12 for Team Penske.

MALE REPORTER: So that takes us to Paul Menard taking over for the Wood Brothers and is paired with crew chief Greg Erwin, while his former crew chief Matt Borland is now with Ty Dillon at Germain Racing. And reigning Rookie of the Year Eric Jones moves from Furniture Row to Joe Gibbs in the number 20, replacing the now retired Matt Kenseth.

FEMALE REPORTER: So you got all that? Because we still have changes to the schedule to discuss.

MALE REPORTER: Oh yeah. Chicagoland Speedway moves out of the playoffs and into July. The Brickyard 400 slides back to become the regular season finale.

FEMALE REPORTER: Las Vegas gets a second date and will now open the playoffs, while Richmond will host its first ever playoff race. And in NASCAR's backyard, the Charlotte race gets a major facelift as a historic oval gives way to the brand new "roval."