Please forgive me in advance, @silverkeg – this might get a little complex.
V8 Supercar teams have the right to race through a Racing Entitlement Contract (REC). An REC guarnatees a grid place under a particular racing number. The total number of RECs is controlled by V8 Supercars Australia (VESA). VESA mediate all transactions of RECs – anyone who wants to buy and sell must do so through them. They also have the power to make more RECs available and expand the grid, or repossess RECs (as happened with the IntaRacing farce a few years ago) at will.
Brad Jones Racing will continue to run three cars. BJR itself only has two cars, but the third – Britek (the #21 Fair Dinkum entry driven by Karl Reindler) – is run as a satellite team. It shares facilities with BJR and receives technical support, but the management (driver selection, securing sponsors) is run by someone else. In this case, Jason Bright. There is currently no word on who might drive the Britek car; Karl Reindler and Fair Dinkum have been linked to a move to Kelly Racing, replacing David Reynolds in the #16 Stratco car, who is expected to move to another team.
There are a few known moves elsewhere, though. Paul Morris Motorsports (#39 Supercheap Auto and #49 VIP Petfoods) is believed to be disbanding. One of their Racing Entitlement Contracts and their two Commodores are expected to go to Tekno Autosports (Jonathon Webb, #19 Mother Energy). The other REC – probably Steve Owen – is believe to be going to Dick Johnson Racing, along with Tekno’s current Falcon. DJR is also expected to for an alliance with Triple F Racing (Dean Fiore, #12 WesTrac) and become a four-car team. This is because the current #18 REC (James Moffat) is being leased from Charlie Schwerkolt, who had a falling out with Dick Johnson in the middle of 2010. Schwerkolt owns the #18 REC, but will leave at the end of 2012.
And that’s without taking into account number changes. An REC is registered in a particular number, but that number can be changed and the registered number is put aside. If DJR acquire the Triple F and Paul Morris RECs, they will likely change the nubmers (so too Tekno Autosports) because the current PMM numbers are significant to Morris himself.