Gene Haas will retain One NASCAR Cup Series Charter and operate two-car NASCAR Xfinity Series Team out of existing Stewart-Haas Facility 

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and a NASCAR team owner for over two decades, will remain in the sport in 2025.

Gene Haas

While Haas has decided to close his existing team, Stewart-Haas Racing, which he co-owns with NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart, after the 2024 season, Haas has opted to maintain his NASCAR presence in 2025, albeit on a smaller scale.

Haas will retain one NASCAR Cup Series legacy charter from Stewart-Haas and operate a two-car NASCAR Xfinity Series team. The new enterprise will be known as the Haas Factory Team.

“My commitment to motorsports hasn’t changed, just the scope of my involvement,” Haas said. “Operating a four-car Cup Series team has become too arduous, but, at the same time, I still need a platform to promote Haas Automation and grow

“Maintaining my presence in Cup allows Haas Automation to compete at NASCAR’s highest level, which is important to our customers and distributors. The Xfinity Series program provides a full weekend experience for our guests, delivering added depth and scale to our overall operation.”

Joe Custer

Joe Custer will be the president of the Haas Factory Team, and it will operate out of the existing Stewart-Haas facility in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Drivers and team partners will be announced in the lead-up to the 2025 NASCAR season.