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2017 Monster Energy Cup Series
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Duration February 26 to November 19
Broadcasters Fox/FS1, NBC/NBCSN
Season statistics
No. of races 36
No. of teams 36 (full-time)
8 (part-time)
First race Daytona 500
Last race Ford EcoBoost 400
Champion Martin Truex, Jr.
Runner-up Kyle Busch
Rookie of the Year Erik Jones
Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

The 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series was the 69th season of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The season began with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26 and ended with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19.

It was the first season for Monster Energy as title sponsor of the series. It was the final season for 2-time Daytona 500 winner and 2-time Xfinity Series champion Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who retired at season's end.


Teams and driversEdit

Full-time teamsEdit

Team Manufacturer No. Sponsor(s) Driver(s) Crew Chief
Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1 Cessna 11
McDonald's 15
CreditOne 1
Sherwin-Williams 2
Bass Pro Shops/NWTF 1
GearWrench 4
General Hydroponics 1
Textron Off Road 1
Jamie McMurray Matt McCall
42 Target 20
CreditOne 11
Coca-Cola 1
Energizer 1
Huggies 1
First Data 2
Refresh Your Car! 1
Kyle Larson Chad Johnston 33
Tony Lunders 3
Team Penske Ford 2 Miller Lite 19
AutoTrader 2
Alliance Truck Parts 4
Wurth 4
Detroit Genuine Parts 2
Fitzgerald Glider Kits 2
Freightliner 2
Miller Genuine Draft 1
Brad Keselowski Paul Wolfe 32
Brian Wilson 4
22 Shell/Pennzoil 30
AAA 3
Duralast 1
AutoTrader 1
American Red Cross 1
Joey Logano Todd Gordon 34
Miles Stanley 2
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 3 Dow 20
Lucas Oil 1
American Ethanol 6
Okuma 1
New Era Cap 1
AAA 3
Chevrolet Accessories 1
Winter in PyeongChang 1
Realtree 1
Austin Dillon Slugger Labbe 10
Sammy Johns 1
Justin Alexander 25
27 Menards Paul Menard Matt Borland
31 Caterpillar 21
Grangier 6
Chevrolet 1
Okuma 1
Kalahari Resorts 1
Velveeta Shells & Cheese 4
Chevrolet Accessories 1
Childress Vineyards 1
Waste Masters Solutions 1
Ryan Newman Luke Lambert
Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4 Jimmy John’s 16
Busch 14
Mobil 1 6
Kevin Harvick Rodney Childers 35
Daniel Knost 1
10 Aspen Dental 16
TaxAct 5
Mobil 1 1
Code 3 Associates 8
Wonder Woman 1
Nature's Bakery 1
One Cure 1
Ford Credit 1
Warrior by Danica Patrick 4
Danica Patrick Billy Scott
14 Mobil 1 4
Haas Automation 19
Rush Truck Centers 6
Cars 3 1
Nature's Bakery 3
Five Star Urgent Care 1
Carolina Ford Dealers 1
USA Network Damnation 1
Clint Bowyer Mike Bugarewicz 35
Richard Boswell 1
41 Haas Automation 17
Monster Energy 17
Mobil 1 1
State Water Heaters 1
Kurt Busch Tony Gibson 35
John Klausmeier 1
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5 Farmers Insurance 13
Great Clips 10
LiftMaster 3
AARP Drive to End Hunger 1
UniFirst 4
Microsoft Windows 10 1
Mountain Dew 1
Rated Red 3
go90.com 2
Kasey Kahne Keith Rodden 27
Darian Grubb 9
24 NAPA 24
SunEnergy1 4
Hooters 3
Mountain Dew 3
Kelley Blue Book 2
Chase Elliott Alan Gustafson 35
Kenny Francis 1
48 Lowe's Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus
88 Nationwide 20
Axalta Coating Systems 12
Mountain Dew 3
Nationwide Children's Hospital 1
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Greg Ives 35
Travis Mack 1
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6 AdvoCare 18
Liberty National Life Insurance Company 3
Performance Plus Motor Oil 5
Roush Performance 4
Ford EcoBoost 6
Trevor Bayne Matt Puccia
17 Fastenal 16
SunnyD 6
Ford EcoBoost 1
Fifth Third Bank 9
Go Bowling 2
Little Hug 2
NESN.com 1
Robert Yates Tribute 1
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Brian Pattie
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 11 FedEx 34
Sport Clips 2
Denny Hamlin Mike Wheeler 34
Chris Gabehart 1
Wally Brown 1
18 M&M's 22
Snickers 4
Skittles 4
Interstate Batteries 7
Pedigree 1
Kyle Busch Adam Stevens 32
Ben Beshore 3
Jacob Canter 1
19 Arris 18
Subway 3
Stanley Tools 11
Irwin/Lenox 1
Comcast Business 2
Camping World 1
Daniel Suárez (R) Dave Rogers 5
Scott Graves 31
20 DeWalt 15
PEAK/BlueDEF 2
Tide 4
Toyota Let's Go Places 1
Circle K 7
ToyotaCare 3
Freightliner 1
American Red Cross 1
SiriusXM 1
Xfinity Team USA 1
Matt Kenseth Jason Ratcliff
Germain Racing Chevrolet 13 GEICO 33
Twisted Tea 3
Ty Dillon (R) Bootie Barker
Premium Motorsports Toyota 8
Chevrolet 28
15 Aaron's Michael Waltrip 1 Mark Hillman 19
Wayne Carroll, Jr. 5
Tommy Baldwin, Jr. 9
Pat Tryson 3
The Maids 1
None 5
VIPRacingExperience.com 1
Xchange of America 4
Low T Center 6
Harrah's North Kansas City 1
Energex Wood Pellet Fuel 2
Corrigan Oil 1
Losers Bar & Grill 1
Reed Sorenson 23
Sparks Energy 1
The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation 1
Joey Gase 2
Delaware Office of Highway Safety Ross Chastain 2
SBC Contractors, Inc. Kevin O'Connell 1
Xchange of America 1
Northern Provincial Pipelines LTD 1
D.J. Kennington 2
La Colombe Draft Latte Gray Gaulding (R) 1
Color Compass Corporation Gary Klutt 1
StarCom Fiber Derrike Cope 2
Phoenix Air Mark Thompson 1
Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21 Motorcraft 31
Omnicraft Auto Parts 2
Quick Lane 2
SKF 1
Ryan Blaney Jeremy Bullins
BK Racing Toyota 23 Best Home Furnishings 3
Dr Pepper 1
Joey Gase 4 Patrick Donahue 22
Randy Cox 13
Doug Richert 1
Dr Pepper 3
Schluter Systems 2
SunFrog.com 5
sweetFrog 2
Bubba Burger 1
Addiction Campuses 2
Gray Gaulding (R) 14
Dr Pepper Ryan Sieg 1
EarthWater Alon Day 1
Dr Pepper 7
Lehigh Valley Phantoms 1
JAS Expedited Trucking 1
Jewel-Osco 1
Schroth Racing 1
Fresh Beards 2
MyFreedomSmokes.com 2
Schluter Systems 1
Corey LaJoie (R) 16
Go Fas Racing Ford 32 E.J. Wade Foundation 6
Can-Am 13
Keen Parts 5
Cosmo Motors 2
IncredibleBank 5
Anest Iwata 2
Weirs Motor Sales, Inc. 1
Dick Stevens Jerky 1
Ford EcoBoost 1
Matt DiBenedetto Gene Nead
Circle Sport - The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 33 Starter 1
None 3
Superior Logistics Services 3
NiceRide Apparel 1
Detail 2 U/Mike's Tint Shop 1
Honor and Remember 1
Towne Bank 2
Hulu 22
Jeffrey Earnhardt 34 Pat Tryson 15
Frank Stoddard 5
Eddie Pardue 16
Hendrickcars.com 1
Genesee Brewing Company 1
Boris Said 2
Front Row Motorsports Ford 34 Love’s Travel Stops 19
CSX 7
Starkey Hearing Foundation 1
FR8Auctions 1
The Pete Store 1
A&W 1
None 1
MDS Transport 4
Jacob Companies 1
Landon Cassill Donnie Wingo 17
Seth Barbour 19
38 Camping World/Good Sam 11
Juice Battery 3
Jacob Companies 6
Overton's 7
Shriners Hospitals for Children 3
Brandeis Machinery 1
Dockside Logistics 1
TheHouse.com 5
1000Bulbs.com 1
The Weather Channel 1
David Ragan Derrick Finley
JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 37 Cottonelle 1
Bush's Beans 9
Natural Light 1
Scott Products 8
Kingsford 4
Velveeta 1
Kleenex/Cars 3 1
Maxwell House 1
Coffee-Mate 1
Breyers 1
Liberty Tax Service 1
Clorox 4
Cheerios 1
Nature Valley 1
Gain 1
Chris Buescher Trent Owens
47 Kroger 30
Fry's Food and Drug 2
Ralphs 1
Dillons 1
Harris Teeter 1
A.J. Allmendinger Randall Burnett 7
Ernie Cope 11
Tristan Smith 18
Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 43 Smithfield Foods 25
STP 2
Fresh From Florida 1
U.S. Air Force 1
Aric Almirola 29 Drew Blickensderfer 33
Scott McDougall 3
U.S. Air Force 1
Smithfield Foods 1
Regan Smith 2
Smithfield Foods Darrell Wallace, Jr. 4
Billy Johnson 1
TriStar Motorsports Ford 1
Chevrolet 35
72 Florida Lottery 1
Rinnai 4
Standard Plumbing Supply 1
Southern California Chevy Dealers 1
Bad Boy Mowers 3
RTIC Coolers 10
None 13
Moen 1
Unique Pretzel Bakery
1
Zello 1
Cole Whitt Frank Kerr
Furniture Row Racing Toyota 77 5-hour Energy 22
SiriusXM 6
Sport Clips 4
Toyota Service Centers 1
GameStop 2
ToyotaCare 1
Erik Jones (R) Chris Gayle 34
James Small 2
78 Bass Pro Shops 16
Furniture Row 13
Auto-Owners Insurance 6
WIX Filters 1
Martin Truex, Jr. Cole Pearn
Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 95 K-Love 4
WRL General Contractors 15
LFR Woodie Wagon 1
Winn-Dixie 1
Tommy Williams Drywall 2
FDNY Foundation 4
Wipes.com 1
Devour Frozen Meals 1
Procore 2
Rohto Jolt 4
Michael McDowell Todd Parrott 31
Jon Leonard 5

Part-time teamsEdit

Team Manufacturer No. Sponsor(s) Driver(s) Crew Chief Rd(s)
StarCom Racing Chevrolet 00 StarCom Fiber Derrike Cope Tony Furr 2
Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 7 Golden Corral Elliott Sadler Ken Davis 5
Tommy Baldwin, Jr. 6
3
Accell Construction 3
ZombieAuto.com 1
J.J. Yeley 4
Golden Corral/Katerra Justin Marks 1
Virginia Lottery Hermie Sadler 1
Donate Life Texas 1
Eternal Fan 1
Joey Gase 2
Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 51 Spoonful of Music Foundation 3
DASHUB 1
Bubba Burger 1
Go-Parts.com 1
Fenton Motors 1
SleepFresh Mattress 2
Lilly Trucking 1
Charlie's Soap 1
Timmy Hill Carlos Contreras 1
Joe Lax 8
Jeff Spraker 1
Tony Furr 12
Jonas Bell 7
10
Spoonful of Music Foundation 1
ECU Pirates 1
Clemson Tigers 1
Bubba Burger/Pray for Texas 1
Lilly Trucking 1
Cody Ware 5
Marriott Drywall Materials 1
Prevagen 1
Josh Bilicki 2
None 2
Corrigan Oil 1
NEX Transport 1
Bubba Burger 1
Donnie Neuenberger Foundation 2
Spoonful of Music Foundation 1
B.J. McLeod 8
None 1
Scuba Life 2
Ray Black, Jr. 3
Lilly Trucking 1
Prevagen 1
Kyle Weatherman 2
Premium Motorsports Toyota 17
Chevrolet 10
55 None 1
Xchange of America 1
RoyalTeakCollection.com 1
Low T Center 2
Sundance Vacations 1
Reed Sorenson Wayne Carroll, Jr. 17
Mark Hillman 5
Pat Tryson 4
Scott Eggleston 1
6
Wade Tractor and Equipment 1
None 5
Low T Center 1
Twin Peaks 1
StarCom Fiber 1
Sundance Vacations 1
Mane 'n Tail 1
Derrike Cope 11
Oscaro/Capri Tools Tommy Regan 1
#Checkit4Andretti 2
Low T Center 2
La Colombe Draft Latte 1
U.S. First Responders Association 1
Wind River Environmental 1
Harrah's North Kansas City 1
Gray Gaulding (R) 8
Dirt and Rock D.J. Kennington 1
MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 66 None Carl Long Jason Houghtaling 1
George Church 12
3
Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship 1
None 3
U.S. Chrome 2
O.C.R. Gaz Bar 1
Timmy Hill 7
Moore Freight Service 1
Eureka 2
David Starr 3
Beard Motorsports Chevrolet 75 Beard Oil Distributing Brendan Gaughan Darren Shaw 4
BK Racing Toyota 83 Dustless Blasting 6
JAS Expedited Trucking 5
BK Racing Graphics 1
Bubba Burger 1
RMC Events 1
E.J. Wade Foundation 1
Hope For The Warriors 1
HMS Motorsport 1
Safeway 1
Corey LaJoie (R) Doug Richert 17
Ryan Dubois 3
Randy Cox 9
16
JAS Expedited Trucking 2
Dustless Blasting 1
BK Racing Graphics 1
Ryan Sieg 4
Dustless Blasting Stephen Leicht 1
JAS Expedited Trucking 2
NW Tech 1
Super Donut 1
Hikvision 1
ChampionMachinery.com 1
EarthWater 1
Brett Moffitt 7
ChampionMachinery.com 1
Dustless Blasting 1
Autism Speaks 1
EarthWater 1
Gray Gaudling (R) 4
Eternal Fan/Premier Millwright Joey Gase 1
Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 96 Lordco Auto Parts 1
Triad CNC 1
D.J. Kennington Keith Hinkein 1
Mike Ford 1
2

ScheduleEdit

The schedule was released on May 5, 2016.

No. Race name Track Date Winner Time
(ET)
TV
Driver Car No./Team
E Advance Auto Parts Clash Daytona International Speedway February 19* Joey Logano No. 22 Team Penske 11:30am* FS1
E Can-Am Duels at Daytona February 23 Chase Elliott
Denny Hamlin
No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports
No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
7:00pm
1 Daytona 500 February 26 Kurt Busch No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing 2:00pm Fox
2 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway March 5 Brad Keselowski No. 2 Team Penske 2:30pm
3 Kobalt 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 12 Martin Truex, Jr. No. 78 Furniture Row Racing 3:30pm
4 Camping World 500 Phoenix International Raceway March 19 Ryan Newman No. 31 Richard Childress Racing 3:30pm
5 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway March 26 Kyle Larson No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing 3:30pm
6 STP 500 Martinsville Speedway April 2 Brad Keselowski No. 2 Team Penske 2:00pm FS1
7 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas Motor Speedway April 9 Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports 1:30pm Fox
8 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway April 24* Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports 1:00pm*
9 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond International Raceway April 30 Joey Logano No. 22 Team Penske 2:00pm
10 GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway May 7 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing 2:00pm
11 Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway May 13 Martin Truex, Jr. No. 78 Furniture Row Racing 7:30pm FS1
E Monster Energy Open Charlotte Motor Speedway May 20 Daniel Suárez No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing 6:00pm
E Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race May 20 Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 8:00pm
12 Coca-Cola 600 May 28 Austin Dillon No. 3 Richard Childress Racing 6:00pm Fox
13 AAA 400 Drive for Autism Dover International Speedway June 4 Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports 1:00pm FS1
14 Axalta presents the Pocono 400 Pocono Raceway June 11 Ryan Blaney No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing 3:00pm
15 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway June 18 Kyle Larson No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing 3:00pm
16 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway June 25 Kevin Harvick No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing 3:00pm
17 Coke Zero 400 Daytona International Speedway July 1 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing 7:30pm NBC
18 Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway July 8 Martin Truex, Jr. No. 78 Furniture Row Racing 7:30pm NBCSN
19 Overton's 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway July 16 Denny Hamlin No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing 3:00pm
20 Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400  Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 23 Kasey Kahne No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports 3:00pm NBC
21 Overton's 400 Pocono Raceway July 30 Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 3:00pm NBCSN
22 I Love New York 355 at The Glen Watkins Glen International August 6 Martin Truex, Jr. No. 78 Furniture Row Racing 3:00pm
23 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan International Speedway August 13 Kyle Larson No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing 3:00pm
24 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway August 19 Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 7:30pm NBC
25 Bojangles' Southern 500 Darlington Raceway September 3 Denny Hamlin No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing 6:00pm NBCSN
26 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway September 9 Kyle Larson No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing 7:30pm
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs
Round of 16
27 Tales of the Turtles 400 Chicagoland Speedway September 17 Martin Truex, Jr. No. 78 Furniture Row Racing 3:00pm NBCSN
28 ISM Connect 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway September 24 Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 2:00pm
29 Apache Warrior 400  Dover International Speedway October 1 Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 2:00pm
Round of 12
30 Bank of America 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway October 8 Martin Truex, Jr. No. 78 Furniture Row Racing 1:00pm NBC
31 Alabama 500 Talladega Superspeedway October 15 Brad Keselowski No. 2 Team Penske 2:00pm
32 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway October 22 Martin Truex, Jr. No. 78 Furniture Row Racing 3:00pm NBCSN
Round of 8
33 First Data 500 Martinsville Speedway October 29 Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 3:00pm NBCSN
34 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway November 5 Kevin Harvick No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing 2:00pm
35 Can-Am 500 Phoenix International Raceway November 12 Matt Kenseth No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing 2:30pm NBC
Championship 4
36 Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway November 19 Martin Truex, Jr. No. 78 Furniture Row Racing 2:30pm NBC
Asterisk (*) = Race postponed to the following day due to rain.

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