You have to go back a long time to find a NASCAR Cup Series rookie class as strong as the class of 2022.
Leading the charge is 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion and 2021 Xfinity Series runner-up Austin Cindric, who takes over the iconic No. 2 Team Penske car previously driven by Brad Keselowski.
The next rookie headliner is second-generation driver Harrison Burton, who is the son of 21-time Cup Series winner turned NASCAR on NBC announcer Jeff Burton. Harrison, who owns four wins in 75 Xfinity Series starts over the last three seasons, will campaign the No. 21 Ford for Wood Brothers Racing.
Rounding out the impressive rookie roster is second-generation driver Todd Gilliland, who jumps from the Camping World Truck Series to the Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports, and Justin Haley, who moves from Xfinity to Cup with Kaulig Racing.