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Another year has drawn to a close, meaning it's time for new faces in new places. Here's a quick preview on the upcoming 2016 season and some things to look out for during the offseason: 1. Michael Waltrip Racing, as we all know, has closed. Clint Bowyer, former driver of the 15, will pilot the #51 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet for H-Scott Motorsports. David Ragan, former driver of the 55, had yet to sign with anyone as of December 1st. 1a. Clint'a arrival means Justin Allgaier will leave the 51 crew. He has since found a ride, replacing Regan Smith as driver of the number 7 JR Motorsports Chevy in the XFINITY Series. Regan has yet to find a ride in either the NSCS or NXS. 2. Out with the old and in with the new: Jeff Gordon calls it a career after 24 seasons, 4 championships, and 93 victories. Young superstar Chase Elliott will take over for the legend as he brings NAPA with him over from the XFINITY Series. 2a. Axalta will make the switch over to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s #88. 2b. Elliott Sadler, former Roush-Fenway Racing driver in the XFINITY Serues, wI'll replace Chase at JR Motorsports. Potential number change TBA. 3. Sam Hornish Jr. Will not be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports after an abysmal 2015 campaign. No driver gas been announced, although David Ragan and Regan Smith have been rumored to replace the Ohio native. 4. After finishing 4th in the Chase to the Sprint Cup, Furniture Row and Martin True Je. Will switch to Toyota from Chevy, aligning themselves with Joe Gibbs Racing. 4a. Speaking of manufacturer changes, according to MRN, Front Row Motorsports may be switching to Chevrolet from Ford, creating an aliance with Richard Childress Racing. This could open the door for Brian Scott to finally make the switch to full-time NSCS competition. 5. Wood Brothers Racing announced that they will be returning to full time competition in 2016 with rookie Ryan Blaney behind the wheel of the 21 Ford. 6. Robin Pemberton, Senior Vice President of Competition, announced today that he will be stepping down at the end of 2015. http://www.mrn.com/Race-Series/NASCAR-Sprint-Cup/News/Articles/2015/12/Robin-Pemberton-to-Depart-NASCAR-Competition-Post.aspx?s_soc=social_20151201_55847086&adbid=10153857873779208&adbpl=fb&adbpr=47438839207 His replacement has yet to be announced.