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NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Xfinity Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series logo 2018.png
CategoryStock cars
CountryUnited States
Inaugural season1982
ManufacturersChevrolet · Ford · Toyota
Tire suppliersGoodyear
Drivers' championAustin Cindric
Makes' championChevrolet
Teams' championTeam Penske
Official websitewww.nascar.com/news/nascar-xfinity-series Edit this at Wikidata
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Current season

The NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) is a stock car racing series organized by NASCAR. It is promoted as NASCAR's "minor league" circuit, and is considered a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organization's top level circuit, the NASCAR Cup Series. NXS events are frequently held as a support race on the day prior to a Cup Series event scheduled for that weekend.

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. It is currently 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
The Busch Series field following the pace car at Texas in April 2007

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. The series switched sponsorship to Busch in 1984. It was renamed in 1986 to 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 now used for the Busch East and Winston West series as part of a nationwide standardization of rules for NASCAR's regional racing). Anheuser-Busch dropped the sponsorship in 2007; 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 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 Fox Sports 1. 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, or, during the Olympics, CNBC or USA Network.

Latin America

The NXS is available in most Latin American countries on cable and satellite TV. Since 2006, Fox Sports 3 (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 Fox Sports 2 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.

The Portuguese channel, 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[12] 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 all time.
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 all time.

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.[13]

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 Series, 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 ten NXS races, but are banned from racing in the series' regular season finale, Chase, and Dash 4 Cash races.[14]

Xfinity Series cars

Comparison with a Cup Series car

With the advent of NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow, NXS cars have become very different from their NASCAR Cup Series counterparts, the main differences being a slightly shorter wheelbase (105" instead of 110"), 100 pounds less weight, and a less powerful engine. In the past, NXS competitors could use makes of cars not used in the Cup series, as well as V-6 engines instead of Cup's V-8s.

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 current generation vehicles in the Nationwide Series, and it utilizes a front "splitter", opposed to a front valance. The Car of Tomorrow has also been setting pole speeds slower than the NXS cars at companion races.[15]

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 never used them under race conditions. The program was abandoned by the NASCAR Cup Series in 2005 (the Cup Series eventually used rain tires at the 2020 Bank of America Roval 400), 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.[16]

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.

Specifications

NASCAR officials use a template to inspect Casey Atwood's 2004 Busch Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
NASCAR officials use a template to inspect Casey Atwood's 2004 Busch Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
  • Chassis: Steel tube frame with integral safety roll cage – must meet NASCAR standards
  • Engine displacement: 5,860 cc (358 cu in) Pushrod V8
  • Transmission: 4-speed manual
  • Weight: 3,200 lb (1,451 kg) minimum (without driver); 3,400 lb (1,542 kg) minimum (with driver)
  • Power output: 650–700 hp (485–522 kW) unrestricted, ≈450 hp (335 kW) restricted
  • Torque: 700 N⋅m (520 ft⋅lb)
  • Fuel: 90 MON, 98 RON, 94 AKI unleaded gasoline provided by Sunoco 85% + Sunoco Green Ethanol E15
  • Fuel capacity: 18 US gallons (68 litres)
  • Fuel delivery: Carburetion
  • Compression ratio: 12:1
  • Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
  • Carburetor size: 390 ft³/min (184 L/s) 4 barrel
  • Wheelbase: 110 in (2,794 mm)
  • Steering: Power, recirculating ball
  • Tires: Slick (all tracks) and rain tires (road courses only if in case of rainy conditions) provided by Goodyear Eagle
  • Length: 203.75 in (5,175 mm)
  • Width: 75 in (1,905 mm)
  • Height: 51 in (1,295 mm)
  • Safety equipment: HANS device, seat belt 6-point supplied by Willans

Xfinity "Car of Tomorrow" (CoT)

2010 Nationwide Car of Tomorrow
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.[17] 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.[18] The Xfinity CoT shares its chassis with the NASCAR Cup Series CoT, but has an extended wheelbase of 110 inches (2794 millimeters).

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.[19] 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").[20][21] 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.[22]

Manufacturer representation

Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series (1982–1983)

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors

Busch Grand National Series (1984–2003)

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors

Busch Series (2004–2007)

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

Year Races 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 Racing Not 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. 21 Richard Childress Racing 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. 22 Penske 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 with Biagi-DenBeste 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

Pre-Xfinity Series champions

Year Champion
Sportsman Division
1950 Mike Klapak
1951 Mike Klapak
1952 Johnny Roberts
1953 Danny L. Graves
1954 Billy Myers
1955 Billy Myers
1956 Ralph Earnhardt
1957 Ned Jarrett
1958 Ned Jarrett
1959 Rick Henderson
1960 Bill Wimble
1961 Nick Nephew
1962 Rene Charland
1963 Rene Charland
1964 Rene Charland
1965 Rene Charland
1966 Don McTavish
1967 Pete Hamilton
Late Model Sportsman Division
1968 Joe 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
1979 Gene Glover
1980 Morgan Shepherd
1981 Tommy Ellis

All-time win table

All figures correct as of the 2021 Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200  at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 17, 2021).[23]

Key
Driver is competing full-time in the 2021 season
Driver is competing part-time in the 2021 season
Driver has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame
* NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
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
11 Tommy Houston 24
12 Sam Ard * 22
13 Tommy Ellis * 22
14 Dale Earnhardt 21
15 Harry Gant 21
16 Greg Biffle * 20
17 Denny Hamlin 17
18 Christopher Bell 17
19 Justin Allgaier 16
20 Jeff Green * 16
21 Joe Nemechek * 16
22 Todd Bodine 15
23 Randy LaJoie * 15
24 Larry Pearson * 15
25 Morgan Shepherd 15
26 Elliott Sadler 13
27 Martin Truex Jr. * 13
28 Darrell Waltrip 13
29 Austin Cindric * 12
30 Kyle Larson 12
31 Jimmy Spencer 12
32 Chase Briscoe 11
33 Chuck Bown * 11
34 Steve Grissom * 11
35 Dale Jarrett 11
36 Terry Labonte 11
37 Tony Stewart 11
38 Michael Waltrip 11
39 Jason Keller 10
40 Bobby Labonte * 10
41 Robert Pressley 10
42 Cole Custer 9
43 Austin Dillon * 9
44 David Green * 9
45 Jimmy Hensley 9
46 Erik Jones 9
47 Rick Mast 9
48 Tyler Reddick * 9
49 Kenny Wallace 9
50 Clint Bowyer * 8
51 Kasey Kahne 8
52 Jamie McMurray 8
53 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. * 8
54 A. J. Allmendinger 7
55 Ryan Blaney 7
56 Ryan Newman 7
57 Geoff Bodine 6
58 Butch Lindley 6
59 Chad Little 6
60 Mike McLaughlin 6
61 Rob Moroso * 6
62 Regan Smith 6
63 Scott Wimmer 6
64 Marcos Ambrose 5
65 Brett Bodine 5
66 Kurt Busch 5
67 Chase Elliott * 5
68 Jeff Gordon 5
69 Bobby Hamilton Jr. 5
70 Harrison Burton 4
71 Ward Burton 4
72 William Byron * 4
73 Ricky Craven 4
74 Tim Fedewa 4
75 Ron Fellows 4
76 Ron Hornaday Jr. 4
77 Sam Hornish Jr. 4
78 Brandon Jones 4
79 Jeff Purvis 4
80 Scott Riggs 4
81 Reed Sorenson 4
82 Mike Wallace 4
83 Aric Almirola 3
84 Johnny Benson * 3
85 Chris Buescher * 3
86 Justin Haley 3
87 Ernie Irvan 3
88 Paul Menard 3
89 L. D. Ottinger 3
90 Steve Park 3
91 Johnny Sauter 3
92 Daniel Suárez * 3
93 Brian Vickers * 3
94 Mike Alexander 2
95 Bobby Allison 2
96 Casey Atwood 2
97 Trevor Bayne 2
98 Mike Bliss 2
99 Ron Bouchard 2
100 Ross Chastain 2
101 Brendan Gaughan 2
102 Ty Gibbs 2
103 Noah Gragson 2
104 Bobby Hillin 2
105 Buckshot Jones 2
106 Jason Leffler 2
107 Kevin Lepage 2
108 Sterling Marlin 2
109 Butch Miller 2
110 Hank Parker Jr. 2
111 Phil Parsons 2
112 Ryan Preece 2
113 David Ragan 2
114 Ryan Reed 2
115 Tim Richmond 2
116 Johnny Rumley 2
117 Hermie Sadler 2
118 Elton Sawyer 2
119 Ken Schrader 2
120 Dennis Setzer 2
121 Ronnie Silver 2
122 Dick Trickle 2
123 Rick Wilson 2
124 Michael Annett 1
125 Jamie Aube 1
126 Ed Berrier 1
127 Josh Berry 1
128 Joe Bessey 1
129 Dave Blaney 1
130 Neil Bonnett 1
131 Alex Bowman 1
132 James Buescher 1
133 Jeb Burton 1
134 Jeremy Clements 1
135 Ronald Cooper 1
136 Derrike Cope 1
137 Ty Dillon 1
138 Bobby Dotter 1
139 Bill Elliott 1
140 Jeff Fuller 1
141 Spencer Gallagher 1
142 David Gilliland 1
143 Robby Gordon 1
144 Bobby Hamilton 1
145 John Hunter Nemechek 1
146 Jimmie Johnson 1
147 Justin Labonte 1
148 Stephen Leicht 1
149 Tracy Leslie 1
150 Justin Marks 1
151 Dick McCabe 1
152 Michael McDowell 1
153 Casey Mears 1
154 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
155 David Pearson 1
156 Nelson Piquet Jr. 1
157 Larry Pollard 1
158 David Reutimann 1
159 Ricky Rudd 1
160 Joe Ruttman 1
161 Greg Sacks 1
162 Boris Said 1
163 Andy Santerre 1
164 John Settlemyre 1
165 Mike Skinner 1
166 Myatt Snider 1
167 Jack Sprague 1
168 Brad Teague 1

Most wins at each track

Current tracks

Track Driver(s) Wins Race Name
Atlanta Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick 5 EchoPark 250
Auto Club Speedway Kyle Busch 6 Active: Production Alliance Group 300
Defunct: CampingWorld.com 300
Bristol Motor Speedway Kyle Busch 9 Spring: Alsco 300 (Bristol)
Fall: Food City 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway Kyle Busch 8 Active: Alsco 300 (Charlotte)
Defunct: Drive for the Cure 250
Charlotte Motor Speedway (Roval) A.J. Allmendinger 2 Drive for the Cure 250
Chicagoland Speedway Kyle Busch 4 Active: Chicagoland 300
Defunct: Owens Corning AttiCat 300
Darlington Raceway Mark Martin 8 Active: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200
Defunct: BI-LO 200
Daytona International Speedway Dale Earnhardt & Tony Stewart 7 Late Winter: NASCAR Racing Experience 300
Fall: Coca-Cola 250
Dover International Speedway Kyle Busch 5 Spring: Allied Steel Buildings 200
Late Summer: Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200
Homestead-Miami Speedway Joe Nemechek 3 Contender Boats 250
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Kyle Busch 4 Pennzoil 150
Iowa Speedway Ricky Stenhouse Jr. & Brad Keselowski 3 Early Summer: CircuitCity.com 250
Late Summer: U.S. Cellular 250
Kansas Speedway Kyle Busch 4 Kansas Lottery 300
Kentucky Speedway Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski & Kyle Busch 3 Active: Alsco 300 (Kentucky)
Defunct: VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mark Martin 4 Spring: Alsco Uniforms 300
Fall: Alsco Uniforms 302
Martinsville Speedway^ Sam Ard 5 Active: NASCAR Xfinity Series 300
Defunct: Miller 500 (Busch race)
Defunct: Zerex 150
Michigan International Speedway Mark Martin, Todd Bodine, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,
Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, & Denny Hamlin
2 LTi Printing 250
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Kyle Busch 6 ROXOR 200
Phoenix International Raceway Kyle Busch 11 Spring: LS Tractor 200
Fall: Desert Diamond West Valley Casino 200
Pocono Raceway Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Cole Custer and Chase Briscoe 1 Pocono Green 225
Richmond Raceway Kevin Harvick 7 Active: Go Bowling 250
Defunct: ToyotaCare 250
Talladega Superspeedway Martin Truex Jr. 3 Ag-Pro 300
Texas Motor Speedway Kyle Busch 10 Spring: Alsco Uniforms 250
Fall: Andy's Frozen Custard 335
Watkins Glen International Terry Labonte & Marcos Ambrose 4 Zippo 200 at The Glen

^ - Martinsville was added to the 2020 Xfinity Series schedule on April 3, 2019

Former tracks

Track Driver Wins Race Name
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kyle Busch 1 Corona México 200
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Kevin Harvick, Ron Fellows, Carl Edwards,
Boris Said, Marcos Ambrose, Justin Allgaier
1 NAPA Auto Parts 200
Caraway Speedway Dale Earnhardt, Jack Ingram & Butch Lindley 1 Goody's 200
Fairgrounds Speedway Jack Ingram, Darrell Waltrip, Rick Mast, David Green, Bobby Labonte,
Steve Park, Mike McLaughlin, Jeff Green, Randy LaJoie
1 BellSouth Mobility 320
Gateway Motorsports Park Carl Edwards 3 5-Hour Energy 250
Greenville-Pickens Speedway Jack Ingram & Butch Lindley 1 DAPCO 200
Gresham Motorsports Park Larry Pearson 2 World Crown 200
Hickory Motor Speedway Jack Ingram & Tommy Houston 8 Galaxy Food Centers 300 & The Pantry 300
Langley Speedway Tommy Ellis 5 Busch 200
Lanier National Speedway Five Drivers 1 Nestle 300
Louisville Motor Speedway Tommy Ellis & Tommy Houston 1 Granger Select 200 (Louisville)
Lucas Oil Raceway Morgan Shepherd & Kyle Busch 3 Kroger 200 (Nationwide)
Memphis Motorsports Park Kevin Harvick 2 Kroger On Track for the Cure 250
Milwaukee Mile Greg Biffle & Carl Edwards 2 NorthernTool.com 250
Motor Mile Speedway Four Drivers 1 Granger Select 200
Myrtle Beach Speedway Jimmy Spencer & Jeff Green 2 Myrtle Beach 250
Nashville Superspeedway Carl Edwards 5 Spring: Nashville 300
Summer: Federated Auto Parts 300
Nazareth Speedway Tim Fedewa & Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries 200
North Wilkesboro Speedway Sam Ard 2 Coca-Cola 300
Orange County Speedway Jack Ingram 5 Spring: Roses Stores 300
Fall: Pantry Stores 300
Oxford Plains Speedway Chuck Bown 2 True Value 250
Pikes Peak International Raceway Eight Drivers 1 ITT Industries & Goulds Pumps Salute to the Troops 250
Road Atlanta Darrell Waltrip & Morgan Shepherd 1 Amoco 300
Rockingham Speedway Mark Martin 11 Late Winter: Goody's Headache Powder 200
Late Fall: Target House 200
South Boston Speedway Tommy Ellis 7 Spring: Carquest 300
Summer: Textilease/Medique 300
Volusia County Speedway Four Drivers 1 X-1R Firecracker 200

See also

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