NASCAR Xfinity Series

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NASCAR Xfinity Series
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Category Stock cars
CountryUnited States
Inaugural season 1982
Manufacturers Chevrolet  · Ford  · Toyota
Engine suppliers Chevrolet  · Ford  · Toyota
Tire suppliers Goodyear
Drivers' champion Cole Custer
Makes' champion Chevrolet
Teams' champion Stewart Haas Racing
Official website NASCAR Xfinity Series
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The NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) is a stock car racing series organized by NASCAR. It is promoted as NASCAR's second-tier circuit to the organization's top level Cup Series. NXS events are frequently held as a support race on the day prior to a Cup Series event scheduled for that weekend.

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The series was previously called the Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series in 1982 and 1983, the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series from 1984 through 2002, the NASCAR Busch Series from 2003 through 2007, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series from 2008 through 2014. Since 2015, it is sponsored by Comcast via its consumer cable and wireless brand Xfinity. [1] [2]

History

The Busch Series field following the pace car at Texas in April 2007 BuschSeriesFieldAtTexasApril2007.jpg
The Busch Series field following the pace car at Texas in April 2007
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Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett in 2019

The series emerged from NASCAR's Sportsman division, which had been formed in 1950 as NASCAR's short track race division. It was NASCAR's fourth series (after the Modified and Roadster series in 1948 and Strictly Stock Series in 1949). The sportsman cars were not current model cars and could be modified more, but not as much as Modified series cars. [3] It became the Late Model Sportsman Series in 1968, and soon featured races on larger tracks such as Daytona International Speedway. Drivers used obsolete Grand National cars on larger tracks but by the inception of the touring format in 1982, the series used older compact cars. Short track cars with relatively small 300 cubic inch V-8 motors were used. Drivers used smaller current year models featuring V6 motors.

The modern-day Xfinity Series was formed in 1982, when Anheuser-Busch sponsored a newly reformed late-model sportsman series with its Budweiser brand. In 1984, the series switched sponsorship to Anheuser-Busch's Busch Beer brand and was renamed the Busch Grand National Series.

"Grand National" was dropped from the series' title in 2003 as part of NASCAR's brand identity (the "Grand National" name was later used for the Busch East and Winston West series as part of a nationwide standardization of rules for NASCAR's regional racing; both series are now run under ARCA Menards Series banner after NASCAR purchased the organization in 2018). Anheuser-Busch dropped the sponsorship after the 2007 season; Nationwide Insurance took over the sponsorship for the 2008 season, renaming it the Nationwide Series. [4] The Nationwide sponsorship was a seven-year contract, and did not include the banking and mortgage departments of Nationwide. The sponsorship reportedly carried a $10 million commitment for 2008, with 6% annual escalations thereafter. [5]

On September 3, 2014, it was announced that Comcast would become the new title sponsor of the series via its cable television and internet brand Xfinity, renaming it the Xfinity Series. [6] In 2016, NASCAR implemented a seven-race Chase system similar to the one used in the NASCAR Cup Series. [7]

Xfinity race fields have varied in the number of drivers. Prior to 2013, the grid size resembled its Cup counterpart with 43 cars per race; that year, it shrank to 40 maximum cars. [8] The field was further reduced in 2019 and 2020 to 38 and 36, respectively. [9] [10] During the 2020 season, fields were temporarily increased to 40 cars again to accommodate part-time teams that were otherwise unable to qualify due to such sessions being canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. [11]

Races held outside the U.S.

On March 6, 2005, the series held its first race outside the United States, the Telcel-Motorola 200. The race was held in Mexico City, Mexico at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, a track that has held Formula One and Champ Car races in the past. It was won by Martin Truex Jr. On August 4, 2007, the series held its second race outside the United States, at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, another road course. It was won by Kevin Harvick, while Quebec native Patrick Carpentier finished second. In July 2008, NASCAR announced that the Nationwide Series would not return to Mexico City in 2009, and in 2012 they announced that it would not be returning to Montreal in 2013.

Playoffs

In 2016, the NXS and Truck Series adopted a playoff format similar to the NASCAR Cup Series Chase for the Championship. Unlike the Cup Series, whose Chase consists of four rounds, the Xfinity Series and Truck Series both use a three-round format. After each of the first two rounds, the four Chase grid drivers with the fewest season points are eliminated from the grid and Chase contention.

  • Round of 12 (races 27–29)
    • Begins with 12 drivers who qualify for the Chase grid with 2,000 points, plus the bonus Playoffs' points acquired in regular season.
  • Round of 8 (races 30–32)
    • Begins with eight drivers, each with 3,000 points
  • Championship 4 (final race)
    • The last four drivers in contention for the season title will have their points reset to 4,000 points, with the highest finisher in the race winning the NXS title.

Television broadcasting

United States

In the 1980s, races were sparsely shown, mainly by ESPN if they were covering the cup race at the same track. Starting in 1990, more races began to be shown. By the mid-1990s, all races were shown. Most standalone races were aired on TNN, which helped grow coverage of the series, while races that were companion races with Winston Cup dates mostly aired on the network airing the Cup race. TNN aired some of these races, which also aired on CBS, NBC, ESPN, ABC and TBS.

From 2001 until 2006, Fox Sports covered the entire first half of the Busch Grand National season, while NBC and TNT both aired races during the second half, with Turner Sports producing all the coverage for both networks. However, in even numbered years, coverage was changed, with the opening race at Daytona airing on NBC in 2004, on TNT in 2002 and 2006 (due to NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics) and the track's July race airing on FX. Large portions of Fox's coverage aired on sister network FX, with a few marquee events on the network itself.

From 2007 until 2014, ESPN was the home of the renamed Nationwide Series. Generally four races per season aired on ABC, with the remainder on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNews. Early in ESPN's run, ESPN Classic was used for NNS overflow, however with less carriage of that network, this practice ended. Fox Sports made a return to the series, airing the 2011 Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond on Speed Channel, as ESPN gave up its exclusive rights to the race because of programming conflicts.

In 2015, the NXS returned to Fox Sports during the first half of the season. Like the previous time Fox held rights to the series, most of the coverage aired on cable, though this time it aired on FS1. Four races aired on Fox itself until 2019, when all races moved to FS1. The second half of the NXS season is televised by NBC Sports. Four to five races air on NBC itself, while the others air on NBCSN (until 2020) or, during the Olympics, CNBC or USA Network (prior to 2020). Since 2021, USA Network had carried all races not aired on NBC or Fox Sports.

The Xfinity Series will move exclusively to The CW in 2025 as part of a seven-year deal. [12]

Latin America

The NXS is available in most Latin American countries on cable and satellite TV. Since 2006, (formerly called SPEED until 2013) carries live coverage of all events. The races are also shown on Fox Sports Latin America, some of them live and some tape-delayed depending on the network's schedule. Televisa Deportes also broadcast a 30-minute recap every Sunday morning on national television in Mexico. In Brazil, BandSports carries all three series.

Australia

Network Ten's additional high-definition service, ONE, began broadcasting races from the NXS live or near live during the 2008 season. ONE continued to air highlights packages of each race until the end of 2014. Broadcasts of the series are now exclusively shown on the Fox Sports pay TV channels.

Canada

All races are live on TSN channels using FOX's or NBC's coverage. Also, races are broadcast on RDS or RDS2 in French using the world feed produced by NASCAR.

Europe

In 2012, Motors TV broadcasts all Xfinity races live, delayed and highlights, until 2018 when the channel ceased operations.

In Portugal, SPORT TV broadcasts every Xfinity races live.

In the United Kingdom, the Xfinity races—in full and highlights—are available on Premier Sports 2.

Asia

All races are live on Sports Illustrated Television channels [13] using FOX's or NBC's coverage with highlights on Fox Sports Asia.

Cup Series drivers in the Xfinity Series

2009 Nationwide Series car of Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, who won the Nationwide Series championship that year. Busch has won a total of 102 Xfinity series races in his career, the most of any driver who has competed in the series. KyleBuschToyotaMilwaukeeMile2009.jpg
2009 Nationwide Series car of Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, who won the Nationwide Series championship that year. Busch has won a total of 102 Xfinity series races in his career, the most of any driver who has competed in the series.

Since the early days of the Xfinity Series, many NASCAR Cup Series drivers have used their days off to drive in the NXS. This can be for any number of reasons, most prominent or often claimed is to gain more "seat time", or to familiarize themselves with the track. Examples of this would be Dale Earnhardt, who won the very first NXS race, and Kyle Busch, who has won the most races in NXS history.

In recent years, this practice had been dubbed "Buschwhacking" by its detractors. The colloquialism originated when Anheuser-Busch was the main sponsor of the series by combining the name "Busch" with the term "bushwhacker," but it has gradually fallen out of use since Anheuser-Busch's sponsorship ended. Other nicknames, such as Claim Jumper (for when Nationwide was the series sponsor), and Signal Pirate (for the current sponsor Xfinity) have never really caught on, although the generic term "Cup leech" is often used after the end of Busch sponsorship.

Critics claim that NASCAR Cup Series drivers racing in the NXS take away opportunities from the NXS regulars, usually younger and less experienced drivers. On the other hand, many fans claim that without the NASCAR Cup Series stars and the large amount of fan interest they attract on their own races, the NXS would be inadequate as a high-tier division. In addition, many NXS drivers have welcomed the Cup drivers because it gives them the opportunity to drive with more seasoned veterans. [14]

In 2007, the NASCAR Cup Series began racing with the Car of Tomorrow, a radically new specification different from the NXS. NASCAR Cup Series drivers have admitted that driving the Xfinity car the day before the race does little to help with the NASCAR Cup Series race, as the cars differ greatly. This loosely resulted in the new Nationwide Series car making its debut in the 2010 Subway Jalapeño 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This car has a set-up closer to the current Cup car and some Cup drivers who have tested the car say it has similar handling characteristics. The new car has gone full-time since the 2011 season. In 2007, six out of the top ten drivers in the final point standings were Cup regulars, with Jason Leffler being the only non-Cup driver in that group to win a race in 2007. This number decreased from 2006 when 8 out of 10 drivers were Cup regulars. The decreased number is attributed to Cup regulars running only partial schedules, allowing for more NXS regulars to reach the top ten in points. However, the champions from 2006 to 2010 were all Cup regulars driving the full series schedule (Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski). As a result, beginning with the 2011 season, NASCAR implemented a rule stating that drivers could only compete for the drivers' championship in one of three national series (Cup, Xfinity, and Truck) of the drivers' choosing.

On October 26, 2016, NASCAR announced plans to limit Cup participation in the lower series starting in 2017. Cup drivers who were competing for points in the Cup Series with at least five years of experience in the series would be allowed to compete in up to 10 NXS races, but are banned from racing in the series' regular season finale, Chase, and Dash 4 Cash races. [15]

Xfinity Series cars

In the early 1980s, teams were switching from the General Motors 1971–77 X-Body compact cars with 311-cubic inch engines. Later, teams were using General Motors 1982–87 G-body cars. Ford teams have used the Thunderbird cars consistently.

In 1989, NASCAR changed rules requiring cars to use current body styles, similar to the Cup cars. However, the cars still used V6 engines. The cars gradually became similar to Cup cars.

In 1995, changes were made. The series switched to V-8s with a compression ratio of 9:1 (as opposed to 14:1 for Cup at the time). The vehicle weight with driver was set at 3,300 pounds (as opposed to 3,400 for Cup). The body style changes, as well as the introduction of V-8s, made the two series' cars increasingly similar.

The suspensions, brake systems, transmissions, were identical between the two series, but The Car of Tomorrow eliminates some of these commonalities. The Car of Tomorrow is taller and wider than the Generation 4-based vehicles in the then-Nationwide Series, and until 2010, it utilizes a front "splitter", opposed to a front valance. The Car of Tomorrow also set pole speeds slower than the NXS cars at companion races. [16]

Previously, Busch Series cars used fuel that contained lead. NASCAR conducted a three-race test of unleaded gasoline in this series that began on July 29, 2006, with a race at Gateway International Raceway. The fuel, Sunoco GT 260 Unleaded, became mandatory in all series starting with the second weekend of the 2007 series, with Daytona being the last race weekend using leaded gasoline.

Another distinction between the cars started in 2008: Goodyear had developed a rain tire for NASCAR road course racing in both series but NASCAR had yet to use them under race conditions by the time NASCAR abandoned the program for the Cup Series in 2005 (the Cup Series eventually used rain tires at the 2020 Bank of America Roval 400 and 2021 Texas Grand Prix), but the Busch Series continued to use rain tires in races at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, since the races could not be planned with rain dates. When rain started to fall at the 2008 NAPA Auto Parts 200, the tires were used in the rain for the first time. [17]

Another distinction was added in 2012, when NASCAR changed the fuel delivery system in the Cup cars from carburetion to fuel injection. NXS cars continue to use carburetors. Furthermore, with the Cup Series' switch to Next Gen car in 2022, Xfinity cars (as well as Truck Series vehicles) continue to use traditional five-lug steel wheels and centered door numbers, as opposed to an aluminum center lock wheel and numbers being placed behind the front wheel on the Next Gen.

Specifications for Generation 4 NXS car

NASCAR officials use a template to inspect Casey Atwood's 2004 Busch Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Template NASCAR.jpg
NASCAR officials use a template to inspect Casey Atwood's 2004 Busch Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Xfinity "Car of Tomorrow" (CoT)

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2010 Nationwide Car of Tomorrow

The then Nationwide Series unveiled its "Car of Tomorrow" (CoT) at the July 2010 race at Daytona International Speedway. Before being fully integrated in the 2011 season, it was also used in 2010 races at Michigan International Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. [18] The Xfinity CoT has important differences from the NASCAR Cup Series CoT, and the now-retired Generation 4 style car. The body and aerodynamic package differs from the NASCAR Cup Series cars, marketing American pony cars from the 1960s such as the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, and Chevrolet Camaro. The change to share the same CoT chassis as the Cup series resulted in the wheelbase being lengthened from 105 to 110 inches [19] [20] [21]

Each manufacturer uses a distinct body design (similar to 1960s muscle cars), built within strict aerodynamic guidelines provided by NASCAR. The Chevrolet car body currently resembles the Camaro SS, after initially running the Impala and then the Zeta-based Camaro (which coincided with GM's Cup car being its four-door Zeta counterpart, the Holden VF Commodore based Chevrolet SS, being used in Cup at the time). Ford uses the Mustang GT. Toyota runs the Camry, reconfigured in 2015 to resemble the current production model. Toyota announced they would be running the Supra starting in 2019, replacing the Camry, which had been run in the series since Toyota joined the Xfinity Series in 2007. [22] Dodge teams used the Challenger R/T model, despite the manufacturer pulling all factory support after 2012 (though it continued in Canada as FCA Canada still supports the Pinty's Series). Following Dodge's exit, smaller underfunded teams continued to run second-hand Challenger chassis without factory support (thus earning the nickname "Zombie Dodges"). [23] [24] As a result of a rules change after the 2018 season, all Challenger chassis were rendered ineligible for competition, as the series made the switch to composite body panels. Since FCA had pulled factory support years earlier, no new body was submitted for competition, ending the possibility of running a Challenger chassis in the series. [25]

Manufacturer representation

Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series (1982–1983)

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors

Busch Grand National Series (1984–2002)

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors

Busch Series (2003–2007)

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors
Toyota

Nationwide Series (2008–2014)

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors
Toyota

Xfinity Series (2015–present)

FCA US (Chrysler)
Ford
General Motors
Toyota

Seasons

YearRaces Champion Manufacturers'
Champion
Owners' Champion Rookie of the Year Most Popular Driver
Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series
1982 29 Jack Ingram Pontiac No. 11 Ingram Racing Not awarded Jack Ingram
1983 35 Sam Ard Oldsmobile No. 00 Thomas Brothers Racing Sam Ard
Busch Grand National Series
1984 29 Sam Ard Pontiac No. 00 Thomas Brothers RacingNot awarded Sam Ard
1985 27 Jack Ingram Pontiac No. 11 Ingram Racing Jimmy Hensley
1986 31 Larry Pearson Pontiac No. 21 Pearson Racing Brett Bodine
1987 27 Larry Pearson Chevrolet No. 21 Pearson Racing Jimmy Hensley
1988 30 Tommy Ellis Buick No. 99 J&J Racing Larry Pearson
1989 29 Rob Moroso Buick No. 25 Moroso Racing Kenny Wallace Rob Moroso
1990 31 Chuck Bown Buick No. 63 HVP Motorsports Joe Nemechek Bobby Labonte
1991 27 Bobby Labonte Oldsmobile No. 44 Labonte Motorsports Jeff Gordon Kenny Wallace
1992 30 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet No. 87 NEMCO Motorsports Ricky Craven Joe Nemechek
1993 28 Steve Grissom Chevrolet No. 31 Grissom Racing Enterprises Hermie Sadler Joe Nemechek
1994 28 David Green Chevrolet No. 44 Labonte Motorsports Johnny Benson Jr. Kenny Wallace
Busch Series Grand National Division
1995 26 Johnny Benson Jr. Ford No. 74 BACE Motorsports Jeff Fuller Chad Little
1996 26 Randy LaJoie Chevrolet No. 74 BACE Motorsports Glenn Allen Jr. David Green
1997 30 Randy LaJoie Chevrolet No. 74 BACE Motorsports Steve Park Mike McLaughlin
1998 31 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet No. 3 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Andy Santerre Buckshot Jones
1999 32 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet No. 3 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Tony Raines Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2000 32 Jeff Green Chevrolet No. 10 ppc Racing Kevin Harvick Ron Hornaday Jr.
2001 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick
2002 34 Greg Biffle Ford No. 60 Roush Racing Scott Riggs Greg Biffle
2003 34 Brian Vickers Chevrolet No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports David Stremme Scott Riggs
Busch Series
2004 34 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet No. 8 Chance 2 Motorsports Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr.
2005 35 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet No. 8 Chance 2 Motorsports Carl Edwards Martin Truex Jr.
2006 35 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Danny O'Quinn Jr. Kenny Wallace
2007 35 Carl Edwards Chevrolet No. 29 Richard Childress Racing David Ragan Carl Edwards
Nationwide Series
2008 35 Clint Bowyer Toyota No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Landon Cassill Brad Keselowski
2009 35 Kyle Busch Toyota No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Justin Allgaier Brad Keselowski
2010 35 Brad Keselowski Toyota No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Brad Keselowski
2011 34 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Timmy Hill Elliott Sadler
2012 33 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Chevrolet No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Austin Dillon Danica Patrick
2013 33 Austin Dillon Ford No. 22 Team Penske Kyle Larson Regan Smith
2014 33 Chase Elliott Chevrolet No. 22 Team Penske Chase Elliott Chase Elliott
Xfinity Series
2015 33 Chris Buescher Chevrolet No. 22 Team Penske Daniel Suárez Chase Elliott
2016 33 Daniel Suárez Toyota No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Erik Jones Elliott Sadler
2017 33 William Byron Chevrolet No. 22 Team Penske William Byron Elliott Sadler
2018 33 Tyler Reddick Chevrolet No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Tyler Reddick Elliott Sadler
2019 33 Tyler Reddick Chevrolet No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chase Briscoe Justin Allgaier
2020 33 Austin Cindric Chevrolet No. 22 Team Penske Harrison Burton Justin Allgaier
2021 33 Daniel Hemric Chevrolet No. 22 Team Penske Ty Gibbs Justin Allgaier
2022 33 Ty Gibbs Chevrolet No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Austin Hill Noah Gragson
2023 33 Cole Custer Chevrolet No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Sammy Smith

Pre-Xfinity Series champions

YearChampion
Sportsman Division
1950 Mike Klapak
1951 Mike Klapak
1952 Mike Klapak
1953Johnny Roberts
1954Danny L. Graves
1955Billy Myers
1956 Ralph Earnhardt
1957 Ned Jarrett
1958 Ned Jarrett
1959 Rick Henderson
1960 Bill Wimble
1961 Dick Nephew
Bill Wimble
1962 Rene Charland
1963 Rene Charland
1964 Rene Charland
1965 Rene Charland
1966 Don McTavish
1967 Pete Hamilton
Late Model Sportsman Division
1968Joe Thurman
1969 Red Farmer
1970 Red Farmer
1971 Red Farmer
1972 Jack Ingram
1973 Jack Ingram
1974 Jack Ingram
1975 L. D. Ottinger
1976 L. D. Ottinger
1977 Butch Lindley
1978 Butch Lindley
1979Gene Glover
1980 Morgan Shepherd
1981 Tommy Ellis

All-time win table

All figures correct as of RAPTOR King of Tough 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (February 24, 2024).

Key
*NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
#Driver is competing full-time in the 2024 season
°Driver is competing part-time in the 2024 season
^Driver has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Rank
Driver
Wins
1 Kyle Busch * 102
2 Mark Martin ^49
3 Kevin Harvick * 47
4 Brad Keselowski *39
5 Carl Edwards *38
6 Jack Ingram * ^31
7 Joey Logano 30
8 Matt Kenseth ^29
9 Jeff Burton 27
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. * ^24
10 Tommy Houston 24
12 Justin Allgaier #23
13 Sam Ard *22
13 Tommy Ellis *22
15 Dale Earnhardt ^ 21
16 Harry Gant 21
17 Greg Biffle *20
18 Denny Hamlin 18
19 A. J. Allmendinger #17
19 Christopher Bell 17
21 Jeff Green *16
21 Joe Nemechek *16
23 Todd Bodine 15
23 Randy LaJoie *15
23 Larry Pearson *15
23 Morgan Shepherd 15
27 Kyle Larson °14
28 Austin Cindric *13
28 Cole Custer * #13
28 Noah Gragson 13
28 Elliott Sadler 13
28 Martin Truex Jr. *13
28 Darrell Waltrip ^13
34 Ty Gibbs *12
34 Jimmy Spencer 12
36 Chuck Bown *11
36 Chase Briscoe 11
36 Steve Grissom *11
36 Dale Jarrett ^11
36 Terry Labonte ^11
36 Tony Stewart ^ 11
36 Michael Waltrip 11
43 Jason Keller 10
43 Bobby Labonte * ^10
43 Robert Pressley 10
43 Tyler Reddick *10
47 Austin Dillon *9
47 David Green *9
47 Jimmy Hensley 9
47 Erik Jones 9
47 Rick Mast 9
47 John Hunter Nemechek °9
47 Kenny Wallace 9
54 Clint Bowyer *8
54 Austin Hill #8
54 Kasey Kahne 8
54 Jamie McMurray 8
54 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. *8
59 Ryan Blaney 7
59 Ryan Newman 7
61 Geoff Bodine 6
61 Butch Lindley 6
61 Chad Little 6
61 Mike McLaughlin 6
61 Rob Moroso *6
61 Regan Smith 6
61 Scott Wimmer 6
68 Marcos Ambrose 5
68 Josh Berry 5
68 Brett Bodine 5
68 Kurt Busch 5
68 Chase Elliott * °5
68 Jeff Gordon ^ 5
68 Bobby Hamilton Jr. 5
68 Sam Hornish Jr. 5
68 Brandon Jones #5
77 Aric Almirola °4
77 Harrison Burton 4
77 Ward Burton 4
77 William Byron * °4
77 Ricky Craven 4
77 Tim Fedewa 4
77 Ron Fellows 4
77 Justin Haley 4
77 Ron Hornaday Jr. ^4
77 Sam Mayer #4
77 Jeff Purvis 4
77 Scott Riggs 4
77 Reed Sorenson 4
77 Mike Wallace 4
91 Johnny Benson Jr. *3
91 Chris Buescher *3
91 Ernie Irvan 3
91 Paul Menard 3
91 L. D. Ottinger 3
91 Steve Park 3
91 Johnny Sauter 3
91 Daniel Suárez * °3
91 Brian Vickers *3
100 Mike Alexander 2
100 Bobby Allison ^2
100 Casey Atwood 2
100 Trevor Bayne 2
100 Mike Bliss 2
100 Ron Bouchard 2
100 Jeb Burton #2
100 Ross Chastain 2
100 Jeremy Clements #2
100 Brendan Gaughan 2
100 Bobby Hillin Jr. 2
100 Buckshot Jones 2
100 Jason Leffler 2
100 Kevin Lepage 2
100 Sterling Marlin 2
100 Butch Miller 2
100 Hank Parker Jr. 2
100 Phil Parsons 2
100 Ryan Preece 2
100 David Ragan 2
100 Ryan Reed 2
100 Tim Richmond 2
100 Johnny Rumley 2
100 Hermie Sadler 2
100 Elton Sawyer 2
100 Ken Schrader 2
100 Dennis Setzer 2
100 Ronnie Silver 2
100 Dick Trickle 2
100 Rick Wilson 2
130 Michael Annett 1
130 Jamie Aube 1
130 Ed Berrier 1
130 Joe Bessey 1
130 Dave Blaney 1
130 Neil Bonnett 1
130 Alex Bowman °1
130 Brandon Brown 1
130 James Buescher 1
130 Ronald Cooper 1
130 Derrike Cope 1
130 Ty Dillon 1
130 Bobby Dotter 1
130 Bill Elliott ^1
130 Jeff Fuller 1
130 Spencer Gallagher 1
130 David Gilliland 1
130 Robby Gordon 1
130 Bobby Hamilton 1
130 Daniel Hemric *1
130 Riley Herbst #1
130 Jimmie Johnson ^ 1
130 Justin Labonte 1
130 Stephen Leicht 1
130 Tracy Leslie 1
130 Justin Marks 1
130 Dick McCabe 1
130 Michael McDowell 1
130 Casey Mears 1
130 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
130 David Pearson ^1
130 Nelson Piquet Jr. 1
130 Larry Pollard 1
130 David Reutimann 1
130 Ricky Rudd 1
130 Joe Ruttman 1
130 Greg Sacks 1
130 Boris Said °1
130 Andy Santerre 1
130 John Settlemyre 1
130 Mike Skinner 1
130 Chandler Smith #1
130 Sammy Smith #1
130 Myatt Snider 1
130 Jack Sprague 1
130 Brad Teague 1
130 Ryan Truex °1

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Jeffrey Lynn Earnhardt is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 26 Toyota GR Supra for Sam Hunt Racing. He is the son of Kerry Earnhardt, grandson of Dale Earnhardt, nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr., great-grandson of Ralph Earnhardt, and brother of Bobby Dale Earnhardt.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Landon Cassill</span> American stock car racing driver

Landon Douglas Cassill is an American professional stock car racing driver. He last competed full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing.

Braun Motorsports, formerly known as Braun Racing, was an American professional stock car racing team that last competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team is based in Mooresville, North Carolina. Best known as one of the top independent Xfinity Series teams from 2003 to 2010, the team also made several starts in the Sprint Cup Series. The team was owned by Todd Braun, son of Braun Corporation founder Ralph Braun. The team formerly had alliances with Chip Ganassi Racing and Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and the team's operations also included former entries from ppc Racing and Akins Motorsports.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Derrike Cope Racing</span> Former NASCAR team

Derrike Cope Racing with JP Motorsports was an American professional stock car racing team that competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team was owned by Derrike Cope, and the team fielded the No. 70 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series for Cope. The team closed before the start of the 2017 season.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kyle Busch Motorsports</span> American stock car racing team

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) is an American professional dirt racing team that competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. They formerly competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, CARS Tour, ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern Super Series, ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East, and ARCA Menards Series West, and was also the parent company of Super Late Model chassis constructor Rowdy Manufacturing. Originally fielding Toyota Tundras since its inception, the team switched to Chevrolet Silverados beginning in 2023. The team last fielded two full-time Chevrolet Silverados: the No. 4 for Chase Purdy and the No. 51, which was driven each year by the team owner Kyle Busch along with Jack Wood and multiple Chevrolet drivers from other NASCAR series.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series</span> 34th season of second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series

The 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series was the 34th season of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the second-tier professional stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. It began with the Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, and ended with the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21. Chase Elliott entered the 2015 season as the defending series champion. Chris Buescher won the championship. The 2015 season marked two major changes; Comcast's cable brand Xfinity replaced Nationwide Insurance as title sponsor of the series, while Fox, Fox Sports 1, NBC and NBCSN broadcast the series' races, replacing the ESPN networks and ABC.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">MBM Motorsports</span> American stock car racing team

Motorsports Business Management LLC, operating as MBM Motorsports, is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and ARCA Menards Series. MBM was co-owned and operated by Long and driver Derek White until early 2016, with full operation of the team being taken by Long and his family after White was arrested on smuggling charges.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series</span> 36th season of second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series

The 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series was the 36th season of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the second-tier professional stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. The season began with the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway and ended with the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Daniel Suárez was the defending drivers' champion while Toyota was the defending manufacturer's champion, although Suárez couldn't defend his title due to him racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series</span> 37th NASCAR Xfinity racing season

The 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series was the 37th season of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. William Byron won the 2017 championship with JR Motorsports, but moved up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Tyler Reddick, who replaced Byron in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro SS, won the drivers' championship. Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste won the owners' championship.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">NASCAR Cup Series</span> Top tier auto racing division within NASCAR

The NASCAR Cup Series is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The series began in 1949 as the Strictly Stock Division, and from 1950 to 1970 it was known as the Grand National Division. In 1971, when the series began leasing its naming rights to the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, it was referred to as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series (1971–2003). A similar deal was made with Nextel in 2003, and it became the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (2004–2007). Sprint acquired Nextel in 2005, and in 2008 the series was renamed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (2008–2016). In December 2016, it was announced that Monster Energy would become the new title sponsor, and the series was renamed the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (2017–2019). In 2019, NASCAR rejected Monster's offer to extend the naming rights deal beyond the end of the season. NASCAR subsequently announced its move to a new tiered sponsorship model beginning with the 2020 season similar to other U.S. based professional sports leagues, where it was simply known as the NASCAR Cup Series, with the sponsors of the series being called Premier Partners. The four Premier Partners are Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, GEICO, and Xfinity.

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