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The Best Part-Time Rides to Watch Out for in 2024

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While every NASCAR driver’s dream is a full-time ride with a top organization, many drivers get their start taking advantage of every race they get in a part-time ride. Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500 in a part-time effort with The Wood Brothers, and Brad Keselowski won his first Cup Series race at Talladega in 2009 in a part-time ride for James Finch just to name a few. What are some part-time rides to watch out for in 2024?

Rick Ware Racing Second Cup Series Car

This is the one full-time Cup Series car for 2024 that could be a true “All-Star Car”. This is what Rick Ware Racing did throughout 2023, and most recent reports have said there may be multiple drivers in this car for 2024. This could be where many Ford lower-series drivers get some part-time starts in 2024 with drivers like Riley Herbst or Cole Custer, but, maybe other part-time drivers like Josh Bilicki and J.J. Yeley could drive as well.

Live Fast Motorsports Cup Series #78

Live Fast Motorsports sold their charter, so, they will no longer compete full-time in the Cup Series. However, they will compete part-time, and that means an extra Chevrolet car for a few Cup Series races in 2024. B.J. McLeod could fill in a few races, and so could Josh Bilicki. However, if Kaulig does not work out, this could be a landing spot for Ty Dillon if he really wants to stay in the Cup Series.

Hendrick Motorsports Xfinity Series #17

Hendrick Motorsports ran a part-time Xfinity Series entry in 2023, primarily for their Cup Series drivers to get some extra reps. However, they experimented later in the season by entering Rajah Caruth in the season finale at Phoenix. Could Hendrick Motorsports start giving some younger drivers part-time opportunities in this #17 car? They gave Rajah Caruth a chance, so, maybe they could give some other drivers a chance.

Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series #19?

Joe Gibbs Racing decided to make their #19 car an All-Star car after Brandon Jones departed the team. Drivers such as Trevor Bayne, Myatt Snider, and Ryan Truex have driven for the team this season, and it could be an interesting opportunity for Toyota prospects like William Sawalich or Corey Heim. However, JGR has multiple candidates for their Xfinity Series teams, so, does this ride still serve a purpose as an “All-Star car”?

Kaulig Racing Xfinity Series #10?

Kaulig Racing ran the #10 as their “All-Star Car” before switching it to the #11 for the Playoffs. Drivers such as Ross Chastain, A.J. Allmendinger, and Kyle Larson drove for the team this season. This might be more of a Cup Series playground than anything else, however, drivers like Derek Kraus had some good runs in this car as well. This could be a place for SVG as well as a part of his Trackhouse development deal.

Spire Motorsports Truck Series #7

Spire Motorsports announced their plans for 2024 in the Truck Series including Chase Purdy and Nick Sanchez full-time with a third “All-Star Truck”. Kyle Busch is an obvious candidate to run some races, but this could be a spot for SVG as well given Spire and Trackhouse’s current alliance. It also could be a place for Derek Kraus or Marco Andretti given that they raced for Spire this year.

TRICON Garage Truck Series #1

Toyota has a lot of talent in the lower series, and the TRICON Garage #1 Truck has become an interesting part-time ride to watch. Drivers such as Jesse Love, Toni Breidinger, and Kaz Grala have raced in this Truck before. As William Sawlich works his way up, he may make some starts in this truck in 2024, and it could be the place for some Toyota stars in the upper series to take a stab at a Truck Series race.

Which part-time or All-Star cars are you most looking forward to watching in 2024? There are plenty of them out there, and they will feature some interesting drivers.

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