2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series

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2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series season
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The 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series season was the twenty-ninth season of semi-professional stock car racing in the United States. Beginning at Daytona International Speedway, the season included thirty-five races, which ended with the Ford 300 at Homestead Miami Speedway. During the 2009 off season, NASCAR announced few calendar changes, including moving the Memphis Motorsports Park race to Road America because a closure of Memphis. Joe Gibbs won the Owners' Championship, while Brad Keselowski won the Drivers' Championship during the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, two races before the final. Toyota won the Manufacturers' Championship with 240 points.


Schedule Changes: Phoenix and Nashville moved ahead of Texas in April. The spring race at Dover preceded the Charlotte weekends due to the extra week in May before Memorial Day. Because of the closure of the Memphis track, Gateway International Raceway in Madison, IL, also hosted a second race in October. Milwaukee was dropped from the schedule due to issues with the promoters, as the Wisconsin State Fair was attempting to hire a new promoter following the previous promoter's sanctioning fee nonpayment. That date went to Road America.

NOTE: All race dates, names, distances, television and radio stations and start times are subject to change.

2010 Nationwide Series Schedule
Round Date Race Distance Site TV Radio Time
1 February 13 DRIVE4COPD 300 120 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Daytona International Speedway ESPN2 MRN 1 PM Tony Stewart
2 February 20 Stater Bros. 300 150 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Auto Club Speedway ESPN2 MRN 5 PM Kyle Busch
3 February 27 Sam's Town 300 200 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Las Vegas Motor Speedway ESPN2 PRN 4 PM Kevin Harvick
4 March 20 Scotts Turf Builder 300 300 Laps
159.9 miles (257.3 km)
Bristol Motor Speedway ABC PRN 2 PM Justin Allgaier
5 April 3 Nashville 300 225 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Nashville Superspeedway ESPN PRN 3:30 PM Kevin Harvick
6 April 9 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 200 Laps
200 miles (320 km)
Phoenix International Raceway ESPN2 MRN 9 PM Kyle Busch
7 April 19 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 200 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Texas Motor Speedway ESPN2 MRN 5 PM Kyle Busch
8 April 25 Aaron's 312 117 Laps
310 miles (500 km)
Talladega Superspeedway ESPN2 MRN 5:30 PM Brad Keselowski
9 April 30 BUBBA Burger 250 250 Laps
187.5 miles (301.8 km)
Richmond International Raceway ESPN2 MRN 7 PM Brad Keselowski
10 May 7 Royal Purple 200 presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts 147 Laps
200.8 miles (323.2 km)
Darlington Raceway ESPN2 MRN 7 PM Denny Hamlin
11 May 15 Heluva Good! 200 200 Laps
200 miles (320 km)
Dover International Speedway ABC MRN 2 PM Kyle Busch
12 May 29 TECH-NET Auto Service 300 powered by Carquest 200 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Charlotte Motor Speedway ABC PRN 2 PM Kyle Busch
13 June 5 Federated Auto Parts 300 225 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Nashville Superspeedway ESPN MRN 7:30 PM Brad Keselowski
14 June 12 Meijer 300 200 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Kentucky Speedway ESPN PRN 8 PM Joey Logano
15 June 19 Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards 50 Laps
202.4 miles (325.7 km)
Road America ESPN2 MRN 3 PM Carl Edwards
16 June 26 New England 200 200 Laps
211.6 miles (340.5 km)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway ESPN PRN 2:30 PM Kyle Busch
17 July 2 Subway Jalapeño 250 powered by Coca-Cola 100 Laps
250 miles (400 km)
Daytona International Speedway ESPN MRN 7:30 PM Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
18 July 9 Dollar General 300 200 laps
300 miles (480 km)
Chicagoland Speedway ESPN MRN 7:30 PM Kyle Busch
19 July 17 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 200 Laps
250 miles (400 km)
Gateway International Raceway ESPN2 MRN 7:30 PM Carl Edwards
20 July 24 Kroger 200 200 Laps
137.2 miles (220.8 km)
O'Reilly Raceway Park ESPN MRN 7:30 PM Kyle Busch
21 July 31 U.S. Cellular 250 250 laps
218.75 miles (352.04 km)
Iowa Speedway ESPN2 MRN 7 PM Kyle Busch
22 August 7 Zippo 200 at the Glen 82 Laps
200.9 miles (323.3 km)
Watkins Glen International ESPN MRN 1:30 PM Marcos Ambrose
23 August 14 Carfax 250 125 Laps
250 miles (400 km)
Michigan International Speedway ESPN MRN 1 PM Brad Keselowski
24 August 20 Food City 250 250 Laps
133.5 miles (214.8 km)
Bristol Motor Speedway ESPN PRN 7:30 PM Kyle Busch
25 August 29 NAPA Pieces d'Auto 200 presentee par Dodge 74 Laps
200 miles (320 km)
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve ESPN2 MRN 2 PM Boris Said
26 September 4 Degree V12 300 195 Laps
300.3 miles (483.3 km)
Atlanta Motor Speedway ESPN2 PRN 6:30 PM Jamie McMurray
27 September 10 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 250 Laps
187.5 miles (301.8 km)
Richmond International Raceway ESPN2 MRN 7 PM Kevin Harvick
28 September 25 Dover 200 200 Laps
200 miles (320 km)
Dover International Speedway ESPN2 MRN 3 PM Kyle Busch
29 October 2 Kansas Lottery 300 200 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Kansas Speedway ESPN2 MRN 3 PM Joey Logano
30 October 9 CampingWorld.com 300 150 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Auto Club Speedway ESPN2 MRN 4 PM Kyle Busch
31 October 15 Dollar General 300 200 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Charlotte Motor Speedway ESPN2 PRN 7:30 PM Brad Keselowski
32 October 23 5-Hour Energy 250 200 Laps
250 miles (400 km)
Gateway International Raceway ESPN2 MRN 3 PM Brad Keselowski
33 November 6 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge 200 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Texas Motor Speedway ESPN2 PRN 12 PM Carl Edwards
34 November 13 Wypall 200 powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional 200 Laps
200 miles (320 km)
Phoenix International Raceway ESPN2 MRN 4 PM Carl Edwards
35 November 20 Ford 300 200 Laps
300 miles (480 km)
Homestead-Miami Speedway ESPN2 MRN 4 PM Kyle Busch

The total distance of the season will be 8,599.6 miles (13,839.7 km).
♣ – This race will be run using the new Nationwide Series Car of Tomorrow.


Carl Edwards came in second behind Keselowski by 445 points
Kyle Busch finished third in the championship
Team Make # Driver Sponsor
JD Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 0 Jeremy Clements1 Boudreaux's Butt Paste
Chrissy Wallace1 Sponsor Davis
Brad Teague1 Roadrunner Markets
Green Acres Lawn Care
01 Mike Wallace Monster Diesel
Smoky Mountain Cheese
Choctaw Casino Resort
One Hour Heating and Cooling
Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
G&K Services
Gerber Collision
Bandana's BBQ
Indiana Live! Casino
Suncore Industries
04 Brad Teague2 Greg's Pizza
Green Acres Lawn Care
Davis Motorsports Kevin Lepage1
Jeremy Clements Racing Jeremy Clements18 Boudreaux's Butt Paste
Diamond-Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry 00 Ryan Truex3 NAPA Auto Parts
Patrick Carpentier1
Martin Truex, Jr.1 Out Pet Care
99 Trevor Bayne28 Aaron's
Out Pet Care
Ryan Truex1
Martin Truex, Jr.6
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 1 James Buescher (R)10
Ryan Newman11
Corrie Stott Racing Chevrolet Impala 02 Danny Efland1
Car Locate
Andy Ponstein4
Car Locate

Team Winter
Harr Racing Chevrolet Monte-Carlo Daryl Harr2 WestWorld Computers
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1 Wrangler
21 John Wes Townley5 Zaxby's
Clint Bowyer11
Scott Riggs1
Tim George, Jr.1 Sargento Foods
Austin Dillon1 Bass Pro Shops
Shepherd Racing Ventures Morgan Shepherd10 Victory In Jesus
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet 4 Tony Stewart1 Oreo
33 Kevin Harvick24 Rheem
Jimmy John's
Armour Meats
Mike Bliss2
Ron Hornaday2
Elliott Sadler1
Max Papis1
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet 05 Jeff Green1 31-W Insulation
Goodall Homes
Willie Allen21
Victor Gonzalez, Jr.4
David Starr3
Blake Koch1
Bob Schacht Motorsport Chevrolet 5 Bobby Gerhart2 Lucas Oil
Herd Racing Chevrolet Brett Rowe2 DuVita
Johnny Chapman1 Racing With Jesus
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (R)28 CitiFinancial
Blackwell Angus Beef
Brian Ickler1
Billy Johnson1
16 Colin Braun (R)21 Con-Way Freight


World Financial Group
Matt Kenseth3
Brian Ickler4
Erik Darnell3
Trevor Bayne3 Con-Way Freight


World Financial Group
60 Carl Edwards30 Copart
98 Paul Menard30 Menards
Richmond Water Heaters
Danny Efland Racing Chevrolet 07 Danny Efland9
Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota Robby Gordon1 Mapei
JR Motorsports Chevrolet 7 Danica Patrick13 Go Daddy
Lifetime "Army Wives"
Shick Canada
WOW! Foods


Scott Wimmer2
Landon Cassill3
Steve Arpin5
Josh Wise8
J. R. Fitzpatrick3
Aric Almirola1
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.3 Hellmann's
Grand Touring Vodka
Realtree Outfitters
Kelly Bires5
Jamie McMurray7
Coleman Pressley2
Ron Fellows3 AER Manufacturing
Elliott Sadler4 Realtree Outfitters
Greg Sacks1 Grand Touring Vodka
Steve Arpin2 Blue Harbor Bank
Realtree Outfitters
Aric Almirola7 Grand Touring Vodka
RAB Racing Ford
09 Scott Riggs5 GPS Store
TNA Wrestling
Jason Bowles1
Chad McCumbee4
Patrick Sheltra1
Hermie Sadler1
Sean Caisse3
Robb Brent1
Ken Schrader1
Landon Cassill3
Kevin Hamlin1
John Wes Townley4
Boris Said2
Kelly Bires1
Brian Scott (R)2
Braun Racing Toyota 10 Jason Leffler7 ABF
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Beringer Vineyards
Iron Horse Jeans
David Reutimann3
Chad Blount1
Mikey Kile1
Casey Mears1
Reed Sorenson1
Kelly Bires1
Tayler Malsam11
Derrick Griffin1
Josh Wise1
Ricky Carmichael2
32 Brian Vickers5 Dollar General
Reed Sorenson22
Jacques Villeneuve3
38 Kasey Kahne7 Great Clips
Jason Leffler23
11 Brian Scott (R)28 AccuDoc Solutions



Brad Sweet1
Turner Motorsports James Buescher (R)3
Penske Racing Dodge 12 Justin Allgaier30 Verizon Wireless
22 Brad Keselowski30 Discount Tire26
Ruby Tuesday6
Cobb Racing Team Ford 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb2 The Driver Boutique
Mark One Electric
Germain Racing Toyota 15 Michael Annett30 Pilot Travel Centers
HYPE Energy Drink
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 18 Kyle Busch25 NOS Energy Drink
Z-Line Designs
Fleet Locate
Shore Lodge
Brad Coleman5 SafeWay Driving Centers
20 Joey Logano21 GameStop
Interstate Batteries
Z-Line Designs
Sport Clips
Pizza Ranch
Food Lion
Muscle Milk
Denny Hamlin4
Matt DiBenedetto5
R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 23 Robert Richardson, Jr.20 Mahindra Tractors
Coleman Pressley4
Johnny Sauter1
Alex Kennedy4

Media Master
Marc Davis1 WHUR Radio
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 24 Eric McClure29 Hefty
D. J. Kennington1 Del Monte
25 Kelly Bires1 Raybestos
Sellers Racing Chevrolet Peyton Sellers1 Skills USA
K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 26 Brian Keselowski25
Johnny Chapman1
Parker Kligerman3 Discount Tire
Dennis Setzer22
Andy Ponstein2
Dan Brode1
96 Johnny Chapman6
Baker Curb Racing Ford 27 Greg Biffle10 Red Man Moist Snuff
Johnny Sauter2
Scott Wimmer3
Owen Kelly1 K1 Speed
Justin Lofton2
Jennifer Jo Cobb1
Kelly Bires1
Drew Herring3
Nelson Piquet, Jr.1 ArcSight
G2 Gemini Custom Apparel
Josh Wise1
Danny O'Quinn, Jr.1 Heil Trailers
Dodge Andrew Ranger1 Quebec Dodge Dealers
Ford Brad Baker2
Hermie Sadler11 Virginia Commonwealth University
37 Kevin Swindell2
Josh Wise1
43 Scott Lagasse, Jr.14
Kevin O'Connell1 Taleo Grill
Brad Baker4
Johnny Chapman1
Kevin Swindell1
Chase Austin1
Drew Herring1
Justin Marks1
Kevin Hamlin1
Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet 28 Kenny Wallace1-30 Federated Auto Parts
Blue Ox
Chloe Duyck Foundation
49 Mark Green18 Blue Ox
Sons of Anarchy
Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 31 Stanton Barrett3
J. C. Stout1
Kevin O'Connell1 Toleo Grill
41 Chrissy Wallace1 FuelDoctor
Stanton Barrett2 Kids Embrace Car Seats
Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet 34 Tony Raines30 Long John Silver's
35 Jason Keller27
Tony Ave3
36 Kevin Hamlin2
Johnny Sauter1
Front Row Motorsports Jeff Green8 Long John Silver's
Go Green Racing Ford 39 Jason Bowles1 Blow Bros.
Danny O'Quinn, Jr.1
Charles Lewandoski1
Sean Caisse1 Rimz
Alan Tardiff1 Bestway Disposal
Key Motorsports Chevrolet 40 Mike Bliss27 Westerman Companies
Jeff Green3
Team 42 Racing Dodge 42 Parker Kligerman9 Smith Iron Works
Pelletier Brothers American Loggers
Bandit Industries
McCurley Racing Chevrolet 51 Stephan McCurley2
Means Racing Ford
52 Donnie Neuenberger3
Chris Lawson5
Tim Schendel2
Kevin Hamlin1 Harrington Raceway & Casino
Kenny Hendrick1
Joey Scarallo2 Cobblestone Inn & Suites
My 3 Sons Vending
Kevin Lepage2 My 3 Sons Vending
Mac Hill Motorsports Toyota 56 Kevin Lepage22
Joey Scarallo1
Xxxtreme Motorsports Chevrolet 58 Chase Austin1 Macy's
Cavi Clothing
Bob Kelley Chevrolet 59 Kyle Kelley3 UPR.com-Apel-Jamison
Specialty Racing Ford 61 Josh Wise14
Matt Carter2
Chase Miller1
J. J. Yeley1
Pierre Bourque1
Rusty Wallace Racing Toyota 62 Brendan Gaughan30 [[South Point Hotel
Casino & Spa|South Point]]
U.S. Fidelis
66 Steve Wallace30 5-Hour Energy
Fleur-de-lis Motorsports Chevrolet 68 Carl Long3 Fleur-de-lis Construction
ML Motorsports Chevrolet 70 Shelby Howard17 Foretravel Motorcoach
Mark Green12 Roth Maple Syrup
Angel Wings Transport
Lofton Racing Toyota 71 Justin Lofton1
Stratus Racing Group, Inc. Dodge 73 Derrike Cope19 Asset Protect

Johnny Chapman1
Ray Hackett Racing Ford 76 Ryan Hackett1 J and R Supply
Second Chance Race Parts Ford 79 Tim Andrews6
MacDonald Motorsports Dodge 81 Michael McDowell30 D. H. Griffin Companies
Camrett Logistics
The Drive Reply App
Red Line Oil
82 Matt Carter2
Tomy Drissi1 Wall Street Movie
Chase Miller1
Kevin Cram Dodge 83 John Borneman III7 Red Line Oil
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 87 Joe Nemechek26

AMFM Energy


Jarit Johnson3
Antonio Pérez1
Paulie Harraka1
97 Jeff Fuller1
Joe Nemechek1 HostGator
Faith Motorsports Chevrolet 89 Morgan Shepherd19 Racing with Jesus
Johnny Chapman10
Brett Rowe1
D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports Chevrolet 90 Danny O'Quinn20
Chase Miller2
Patrick Long1 System High Corporation
91 Stephen Leicht2
David Gilliland13
Chase Miller7

Nationwide Car of Tomorrow[edit]

NASCAR announced in October 2009 that the Nationwide Series' Car of Tomorrow will make its debut in 2010 in four races. Those races was the July race at Daytona International Speedway, the August race at Michigan International Speedway, the September race at Richmond International Raceway, and the October race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

The new cars featured the new safety improvements of the Sprint Cup Car of Tomorrow including a larger greenhouse area, however they included a molded front splitter and a classic style spoiler (instead of the Sprint Cup's wing). The new cars also are designed to look more like their street counterparts than the Sprint Cup Car of Tomorrow. Chevrolet continued to run the Impala and Toyota continued to run the Camry nameplates, however Dodge ran the Challenger and Ford will run the Mustang.

TV and Radio[edit]


ESPN held the broadcast rights for Nationwide Series races. Most events was broadcast on ESPN or ESPN 2 in the United States. Practice and qualifying sessions was broadcast on SPEED or ESPN2 depending on their agreements.


The Nationwide Series was broadcast in Australia on Network Ten's Digital sports channel, ONE, in Standard and High Definition. Broadcasts included both full races, typically on a Sunday morning, local time, and 1-hour highlights packages several times during the week. Live flag-to-flag coverage of the races in shown on SPEED for Latin America.

2010 season races[edit]

See List of 2010 NASCAR races for a complete list and schedule of the 2010 season races.

Ford 300[edit]

Top Ten Finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick Inc.
3 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Penske Racing
4 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 17 Trevor Bayne Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
8 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota Rusty Wallace Racing
9 98 Paul Menard Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 10 Jason Leffler Toyota Turner Motorsports

Final Standings[edit]

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Carl Edwards
3. Kyle Busch
4. Justin Allgaier
5. Paul Menard
6. Kevin Harvick
7. Trevor Bayne
8. Joey Logano
9. Jason Leffler
10. Steve Wallace

More: Official Standings