This article is part of our NASCAR Draft Kit series.
Before we can fill out our cheat sheets or prepare our draft strategies for the 2022 NASCAR season, there are many changes that we need to take into account to be prepared for any fantasy racing league. We're going to take an in-depth look at some of these changes that we'll see and some that aren't so apparent when the engines fire up at Daytona in February.
Thanks to the usual silly season movement and free-agent driver signings, several drivers moved to new teams in 2022. A handful of teams shut down and some are starting new. A few teams merged or contracted to stay competitive. Also, a handful of driver/team swaps took place; among the most notable are the Austin Cindric and Brad Keselowski team swaps, closure of Chip Ganassi Racing and the rookie driver promotions.
|Driver||New Team||Old Team|
|Ross Chastain||No. 1 Trackhouse Racing||No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Austin Cindric||No. 2 Team Penske Racing||No. 22 Xfinity Series|
|Brad Keselowski||No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski||No. 2 Team Penske Racing|
|Harrison Burton||No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing||No. 20 Xfinity Series|
|Justin Haley||No. 31 Kaulig Racing||No. 77 Spire Motorsports|
|Todd Gilliland||No. 38 Front Row Motorsports||No. 38 Truck Series|
|Ty Dillon||No. 42 Petty GMS Motorsports||No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|Kurt Busch||No. 45 23XI Racing||No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing|
|TBD||No. 77 Spire Motorsports||TBD|
2022 Schedule Changes
The schedule has a few changes