Driver Car No. Team Crew Chief Career Starts Career Wins
Kurt Busch 2 Penske Racing Pat Tryson 268 17
Robby Gordon 7 Robby Gordon Motorsports Frank Kerr 282 3
Kasey Kahne 9 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Kenny Francis 157 9
Patrick Carpentier 10 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Mike Shiplett 12 0
Ryan Newman 12 Penske Racing Mike Nelson 237 13
Elliott Sadler 19 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Josh Browne 333 3
Dario Franchitti 40 Chip Ganassi Racing Steven Lane 7 0
Reed Sorenson 41 Chip Ganassi Racing Jimmy Elledge 86 0
Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Donnie Wingo 51 1
Bobby Labonte 43 Petty Enterprises Paul Andrews 523 21
Kyle Petty 45 Petty Enterprises Billy Wilburn 823 8
Sam Hornish, Jr. 77 Penske Racing Chris Carrier 15 0

Kurt Busch #2

This 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion began his racing career in the Dwarf Series in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 15. Kurt quickly excelled in various racing venues and in 2000 claimed Rookie honors in the NASCAR Truck Series. Today, he continues to be a dominant contender on the track for Penske Racing.

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Birthdate: August 4, 1978
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Robby Gordon #7

A versatile racer, Robby Gordon made his Cup debut in 1991. He began his own team in 2000 and enjoyed great success in 2003, earning two victories, four top-fives and 10 top-10s to finish 16th overall. Gordon's most recent challenge has been the Dakar Rally and he remains active in NASCAR, racing for Robby Gordon Motorsports.

Hometown: Orange, California
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
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Kasey Kahne #9

Kasey Kahne enters his fifth season in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series with an impressive list of accomplishments that includes seven series wins and 31 top-5 finishes. The former Rookie of the Year is also a 14-time pole sitter in the series and his diverse resume includes wins in Busch and Craftsman Truck Series races as well. A fan favorite, Kahne drives into 2008 behind the wheel of the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger.

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA
Birthdate: April 10, 1980
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Patrick Carpentier #10

Best known for his career in the Champ Car World Series and the Indy Car Series, Carpentier began to pursue stock car racing in 2007 and took second place in his Busch Series debut. He currently drives the #10 Valvoline Dodge Charger for Gillett Evernham Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Series.

Hometown: LaSalle, Quebec
Birthdate: August 13, 1971
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Ryan Newman #12

In 2000, Ryan joined Penske Racing and captured three ARCA victories in only five starts.  The following year he posted ARCA and Busch Series wins and his first Cup Series pole, all while managing to graduate from Purdue University with a degree in vehicle structure engineering.  In 2002 he earned the NASCAR Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year title.

Hometown: South Bend, IN
Birthdate: December 8, 1977
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Elliott Sadler #19

He launched his racing career driving go-karts at the age of seven and went on to race in his first NASCAR® event at the age of 18. With three series wins under his belt, the six-foot-two racer marks his 10th year of competition in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series. For 2008, he takes the wheel of the No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger for Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

Hometown: Emporia, VA
Birthdate: April 30, 1975
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Dario Franchitti #40

Franchitti began racing professionally in 1999 as a Champ Car driver, and he has accelerated from there. He won the 91st Indianapolis 500 and has 18 wins and 17 pole positions in his U.S. open-wheel career, making him the winningest British driver in U.S. open-wheel history. The rookie of the year hopeful drives for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
Birthdate: May 19, 1973
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Reed Sorenson™ #41

This Dodge Charger driver's 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series™ rookie season showed great promise. He scored his first top 10 on his hometown track, Atlanta Motor Speedway, in just his sixth career start and finished the season 24th in the overall series standings.

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Birthdate: February 5, 1986
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Juan Pablo Montoya® #42

Upon entering the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series™ season, this Bogota, Colombia, native became the first Formula One Series regular to join the NASCAR ranks as a full-time driver. The seasoned racing professional also set a rookie record in 2000 at the Indianapolis 500 by leading 167 out of 200 laps on his way to victory.

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Birthdate: September 20, 1975
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Bobby Labonte #43

Driver fast facts: he is the only driver to win both a NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series™ championship. He is the 2000 Cup Series Champion. He is one half of the only brother combination to win Cup titles. Big brother Terry Labonte is a two-time champ.

Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX
Birthdate: May 8, 1964
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Kyle Petty #45

This driver's last name comes from a long line of renowned racers. His grandfather Lee won three Cup Series Championships. His father, Richard "The King," is considered the most successful driver in the history of stock car racing, with seven Cup Series Championships and 200 all-time wins. Now, head of the family-owned business, Kyle carries on the family legacy.

Hometown: Randleman, NC
Birthdate: June 2, 1960
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Sam Hornish, Jr. #77

A former open-wheel racing rookie of the year, Sam Hornish, Jr. has 19 Indy Racing League wins and won the 90th Indianapolis 500. While Indy Cars remain his passion, Hornish has branched into other racing arenas, the most recent of which is NASCAR. He drives for Penske Racing.

Hometown: Bryan, Ohio
Birthdate: July 2, 1979
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