Regan Smith, No. 7 Chevrolet
Smith returns for his second season with JR Motorsports after winning at Talladega and Michigan last season. Smith, 30, was the only Nationwide regular with multiple wins in 2013 and held the top spot in the standings for 10 weeks before finishing third.
Ty Dillon, No. 3 Chevrolet
Dillon, the 2012 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year and 2013 runner-up, is following the path of older brother Austin, who is now in the Sprint Cup series after winning the trucks championship in 2011 and Nationwide championship in 2013. Ty Dillon won the 2011 ARCA championship as a 19-year-old rookie.
Chase Elliott, No. 9 Chevrolet
Elliott, 18, will pilot the famed No. 9 driven by his father Bill, the 1988 Sprint Cup champion and winner of 44 career races. Elliott, a rookie, won the inaugural Camping World Truck Series race last year at Canadian Tire Motorsports.
Trevor Bayne, No. 6 Ford
Bayne, the 2011 Daytona 500 champion, finished a career-best sixth in 2013 with a win at Iowa. Bayne, 23, finally has a full-time sponsor in Advocare, and he has a new crew chief in Chad Norris.
James Buescher, No. 99 Toyota
Buescher, the 2012 Camping World Truck Series champion, will make the jump to fulltime Nationwide competition in 2014 with RAB Racing. Buescher, 23, won the Nationwide race at Daytona in 2013 and owns a trucks series win at Kansas Speedway in 2012.
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