Haas Factory Team to operate one charter

Following the announcement that Stewart-Haas Racing would cease operations after the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season, it was anticipated that their four charters would be up for grabs by other teams.

Although they did not disclose the source, Front Row Motorsports confirmed the acquisition of a third charter, leaving three still available. 23XI Racing and Trackhouse Racing Team are expected to secure one charter each, as they aim to expand to three cars.

The fate of the fourth charter was uncertain, with several lesser-known teams vying for a chance to obtain it. However, Stewart-Haas Racing’s co-owner, who has been part of NASCAR Cup Series team ownership since 2002, has decided to stay in the series as a team owner for 2025, utilizing one charter under the new name Haas Factory Team.

Additionally, Haas announced plans to continue running a two-car team in the Xfinity Series. The major changes stemming from the recent announcement are Tony Stewart’s departure as a co-owner and the reduction of their Cup cars from four to one.

Stewart teamed up with Haas before the 2009 season, leading to an organization that achieved 69 race victories and two championships.

The Haas Factory Team has yet to reveal their drivers or manufacturer for the upcoming year.

Regarding Stewart-Haas Racing, their Xfinity Series drivers, Cole Custer and Riley Herbst, are well-positioned to make the playoffs despite not winning any races in 2024. On the Cup Series side, all four drivers are currently outside the provisional playoff standings, with Chase Briscoe, the team’s longest-serving driver, leading in 17th place in the point standings and 19th in the playoff picture.