2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series

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2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series season
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Carl Edwards came in second behind Keselowski by 445 points
Kyle Busch finished third in the championship

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[edit]

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
(US ET)
Winner
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.

Teams[edit]

Team Make # Driver Sponsor Crew Chief Rounds
JD Motorsports
Davis Motorsports
Chevrolet Impala 0 Jeremy Clements Boudreaux's Butt Paste 1
Chrissy Wallace Sponsor Davis 8
Brad Teague Roadrunner Markets
Green Acres Lawn Care
24
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 / Hy-Vee / TireBuyer.com / Suncore Industries Patrick Magee All
04 Brad Teague Greg's Pizza
Green Acres Lawn Care
1, 4
Kevin Lepage 15
Jeremy Clements Racing Jeremy Clements Boudreaux's Butt Paste 2–3, 5, 7–8, 12–14, 17–19, 21, 23–24, 26–29
Diamond-Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry 00 Ryan Truex NAPA Auto Parts 19, 23, 27
Patrick Carpentier 25
Martin Truex, Jr. Out Pet Care 29
99 Trevor Bayne Aaron's
Out Pet Care
1–28
Ryan Truex 29
Martin Truex, Jr. 30-35
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 1 James Buescher (R) 1–10
Ryan Newman 11–12, 17–18, 22–24, 26–28, 30
Corrie Stott Racing Chevrolet Impala 02 Danny Efland Car Locate 1
Andy Ponstein Car Locate
Team Winter
2–5
Harr Racing Chevrolet Monte-Carlo Daryl Harr WestWorld Computers 21, 29
Richard Childress Racing
Shepherd Racing Ventures
Chevrolet 3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Wrangler 17
21 John Wes Townley Zaxby's 1–5
Clint Bowyer 6–12, 17, 24, 26–27
Scott Riggs 13–14
Tim George, Jr. Sargento Foods 15
Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops
Tracker[disambiguation needed]
16
Morgan Shepherd Victory In Jesus 18–23, 25, 28–30
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet 4 Tony Stewart Oreo
Ritz
1
33 Kevin Harvick Rheem
Jimmy John's
Armour Meats
1–12, 16–19, 21–23, 26–30
Mike Bliss 13–14
Ron Hornaday 15, 20
Elliott Sadler 24
Max Papis 25
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet 05 Jeff Green 31-W Insulation / Goodall Homes / CashAmerica Newt Moore 1
Willie Allen 2–5, 8–14, 16, 18–19, 23–24, 26–30
Victor Gonzalez, Jr. 6, 15, 22, 25
David Starr 7, 17, 20
Blake Koch 21
Bob Schacht Motorsport Chevrolet 5 Bobby Gerhart Lucas Oil 1
75 8
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (R) CitiFinancial / Blackwell Angus Beef Rick Viers 1–13, 15–21, 23–30
Brian Ickler 14
Billy Johnson 22
16 Colin Braun (R) Con-Way Freight / Coupons.com / World Financial Group / 3M 1–8, 11, 14–16, 18–23, 25, 29–30
Matt Kenseth 9–10, 26
Brian Ickler 12–13, 17, 24
Erik Darnell 27–28, 33
Trevor Bayne 32
17 Trevor Bayne 29–30
60 Carl Edwards Copart
Fastenal
Valvoline
1–30
98 Paul Menard Menards
Tide
Richmond Water Heaters
1–30
Danny Efland Racing Chevrolet 07 Danny Efland 2–3, 7, 10, 12, 17, 23, 27, 30
Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota Robby Gordon Mapei
Menards
25
JR Motorsports Chevrolet 7 Danica Patrick Go Daddy / Lifetime "Army Wives" / Shick Canada / WOW! Foods / HowDoYou?.com / Tissot Tony Eury, Jr.
Jim Long
1–3, 16, 18, 23, 28, 30–35
Scott Wimmer 4–5
Landon Cassill 6–7, 11
Steve Arpin 8–10, 12, 17
Josh Wise 13–14, 19–21, 24, 26, 29
J. R. Fitzpatrick 15, 22, 25
Aric Almirola 27
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hellmann's
Suave
Grand Touring Vodka
Realtree Outfitters
1, 8 , 24
Kelly Bires 2–6
Jamie McMurray 7, 9-12, 18, 26
Coleman Pressley 13–14
Ron Fellows AER Manufacturing 15, 22, 25
Elliott Sadler Realtree Outfitters 16, 23, 27–28
Greg Sacks Grand Touring Vodka 17
Steve Arpin Blue Harbor Bank
Realtree Outfitters
19, 21
Aric Almirola Grand Touring Vodka 20, 29–30
RAB Racing Ford
Toyota
09 Scott Riggs GPS Store / TNA Wrestling TBA 1–5
Jason Bowles 6
Chad McCumbee 7, 10–12
Patrick Sheltra 8
Hermie Sadler 9
Sean Caisse 13–14, 16
Robb Brent 15
Ken Schrader 17
Landon Cassill 18–19, 27
Kevin Hamlin 20
John Wes Townley 21, 23–24, 26
Boris Said 22, 25
Kelly Bires 28
Brian Scott (R) 29–30
Turner Motorsports
Braun Racing
Toyota 10 Jason Leffler ABF / Fraternal Order of Eagles / Beringer Vineyards / Iron Horse Jeans Todd lohse
Stewart Cooper
1, 4, 10–12, 24, 26
David Reutimann 2, 7, 18
Chad Blount 3
Mikey Kile 5
Casey Mears 6
Reed Sorenson 8
Kelly Bires 9
Tayler Malsam 13–17, 19, 21–23, 25, 27
Derrick Griffin 20
Josh Wise 28
Ricky Carmichael 29–30
11 Brian Scott (R) AccuDoc Solutions / BigSpot.com / StopRepairBills.com / Rexall Jeff Stankiewicz 1–28
James Buescher (R) 29–30, 34
Brad Sweet 32
32 Brian Vickers Dollar General 1–3, 8, 10
Reed Sorenson 4–7, 9, 11–14, 16–21, 23–24, 26–30
Jacques Villeneuve 15, 22, 25
38 Kasey Kahne Great Clips 1, 4, 10–12, 24, 26
Jason Leffler 2–3, 5–9, 13–23, 25, 27–30
Penske Racing Dodge 12 Justin Allgaier Verizon Wireless Chad Walter 1–30
22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire (26 races)
Ruby Tuesday (6 races)
1–30
Cobb Racing Team Ford 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb The Driver Boutique
Mark One Electric
18, 29
Germain Racing Toyota 15 Michael Annett Pilot Travel Centers / HYPE Energy Drink / Valvoline Ryan Fugle 1–30
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 18 Kyle Busch NOS Energy Drink / Z-Line Designs / Combos (3 races) / Fleet Locate / Shore Lodge Jason Ratcliff 1–12, 16–18, 20–24, 26–30
Brad Coleman SafeWay Driving Centers 13–15, 19, 25
20 Joey Logano GameStop / Interstate Batteries / Z-Line Designs / Sport Clips / Pizza Ranch / Food Lion / Muscle Milk / Bosch 1–2, 4–9, 12, 14, 16–18, 22–26, 28–30
Denny Hamlin 3, 10–11, 27
Matt DiBenedetto 13, 15, 19–21
R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 23 Robert Richardson, Jr. Mahindra Tractors 1–3, 5, 7–8, 11–14, 16–18, 20–21, 23–24, 26, 29–30
Coleman Pressley 4, 9–10, 27
Johnny Sauter 6
Alex Kennedy HelpTruckers.com
Media Master
15, 19, 22, 25
Marc Davis WHUR Radio 28
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 24 Eric McClure Hefty
Kroger
1–24, 26–30
D. J. Kennington Del Monte 25
25 Kelly Bires Raybestos 27
Sellers Racing Chevrolet Peyton Sellers Skills USA 16
K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 26 Brian Keselowski 1–8, 10–16, 18–23, 26, 28–30
Johnny Chapman 9
Parker Kligerman Discount Tire 17, 25, 27
Dennis Setzer 24
92 Dennis Setzer 1–14, 18–21, 26, 28, 30
Andy Ponstein 15, 29
Dan Brode 22
96 Johnny Chapman 1–4, 9–10
Baker Curb Racing Ford 27 Greg Biffle Red Man Moist Snuff 1–4, 6–7, 9–12
Johnny Sauter 5, 20
Scott Wimmer 8, 13–14
Owen Kelly K1 Speed 15
Justin Lofton WeekendWarriorsTV.com 16, 18
Jennifer Jo Cobb DriverBoutique.com 17
Kelly Bires 19
Drew Herring GetLoaded.com 21, 28–29
Nelson Piquet, Jr. ArcSight
Qualcomm
G2 Gemini Custom Apparel
22
Josh Wise 23
Danny O'Quinn, Jr. Heil Trailers International 24
Dodge Andrew Ranger Quebec Dodge Dealers 25
Ford Brad Baker 26, 30
Hermie Sadler Virginia Commonwealth University 27
37 Kevin Swindell 16, 19
Josh Wise 18
43 Scott Lagasse, Jr. DrGmall.com 1–14
Kevin O'Connell Taleo Grill 15
Brad Baker 16, 18–19, 21
Johnny Chapman 17
Kevin Swindell 20
Chase Austin 23
Drew Herring 24
Justin Marks 25
Kevin Hamlin 26
Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet 28 Kenny Wallace Federated Auto Parts/Blue Ox/Chloe Duyck Foundation 1–30
49 Mark Green Blue Ox
Sons of Anarchy
1, 3–5, 7–9, 13–14, 17–21, 23–24, 27, 29
Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 31 Stanton Barrett FuelDoctor 1, 3, 15
J. C. Stout 20
Kevin O'Connell Toleo Grill 25
41 Chrissy Wallace FuelDoctor 1
Stanton Barrett Kids Embrace Car Seats 10, 25
Tri-Star Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports
Chevrolet 34 Tony Raines Long John Silver's 1–30
35 Jason Keller 1–14, 16–21, 23–24, 26–30
Tony Ave 15, 22, 25
36 Kevin Hamlin 18, 22
Johnny Sauter 19
Jeff Green Long John Silver's 20–21, 24–26, 28–30
Go Green Racing Ford 39 Jason Bowles Blow Bros. 5
Danny O'Quinn, Jr. 11
Charles Lewandoski 16
Sean Caisse Rimz 24
Alan Tardiff Bestway Disposal 28
Key Motorsports Chevrolet 40 Mike Bliss Westerman Companies 1–7, 9–12, 15–30
Jeff Green 8, 13–14
Team 42 Racing Dodge 42 Parker Kligerman Smith Iron Works
Pelletier Brothers American Loggers
Bandit Industries
1–4, 8, 12, 18, 24, 29
McCurley Racing Chevrolet 51 Stephan McCurley 28–29
Means Racing Ford
Chevrolet
52 Donnie Neuenberger 1, 8, 28
Chris Lawson 4, 13, 16, 20, 25
Tim Schendel 5, 21
Kevin Hamlin Harrington Raceway & Casino 11
Kenny Hendrick 14
Joey Scarallo Cobblestone Inn & Suites
My 3 Sons Vending
22, 25
Kevin Lepage My 3 Sons Vending 26, 29–30
Mac Hill Motorsports Toyota 56 Kevin Lepage RaceDaySponsor.com 1–14, 17–19, 21, 23–24, 27–28
Joey Scarallo 15
Xxxtreme Motorsports Chevrolet 58 Chase Austin Macy's / Cavi Clothing 1
Bob Kelley Chevrolet 59 Kyle Kelley UPR.com-Apel-Jamison 15, 22, 25
Specialty Racing Ford 61 Josh Wise 1–12, 15–16
Matt Carter 13–14
Chase Miller 22
J. J. Yeley 24
Pierre Bourque 25
Rusty Wallace Racing Toyota 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point
LoanMax
U.S. Fidelis
Snap-on
1–30
66 Steve Wallace 5-Hour Energy 1–30
Fleur-de-lis Motorsports Chevrolet 68 Carl Long Fleur-de-lis Construction 17, 23, 27
ML Motorsports Chevrolet 70 Shelby Howard Foretravel Motorcoach 1, 3–5, 7–9, 13–14, 17–21, 23–24, 29
Mark Green Roth Maple Syrup
Angel Wings Transport
2, 6, 10–12, 15–16, 22, 25–26, 28, 30
Lofton Racing Toyota 71 Justin Lofton 7
Stratus Racing Group, Inc. Dodge 73 Derrike Cope Asset Protect
RagingBid.com
1–10, 12–14, 17, 19, 23–24, 27–28
Johnny Chapman 11
Herd Racing Chevrolet 75 Brett Rowe DuVita 1, 5
Johnny Chapman Racing With Jesus 16
Ray Hackett Racing Ford 76 Ryan Hackett J and R Supply 25
Second Chance Race Parts Ford 79 Tim Andrews 28–29,32–35
MacDonald Motorsports Dodge 81 Michael McDowell D. H. Griffin Companies
Camrett Logistics
The Drive Reply App
Red Line Oil
1–30
82 Matt Carter 22, 28
Tomy Drissi Wall Street Movie 25
Chase Miller 30
Kevin Cram Dodge 83 John Borneman III Red Line Oil 1–3, 6, 8
Ford 21, 30
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 87 Joe Nemechek FrontRowJoe.com
AMFM Energy
HeatRedefined.com
HostGator
PetSmart
1–12, 16–24, 26–30
Jarit Johnson FrontRowJoe.com 13–14
Antonio Pérez 15
Paulie Harraka 25
97 Jeff Fuller 1
Joe Nemechek HostGator 25
Faith Motorsports Chevrolet 89 Morgan Shepherd Racing with Jesus 1–17, 24, 27
Johnny Chapman 18–23, 26, 28–30
Brett Rowe 25
D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports Chevrolet 90 Danny O'Quinn 2–7, 9–10, 12–14, 16, 18–21, 26, 28–30
Chase Miller 11, 24
Patrick Long System High Corporation 15
91 Stephen Leicht 2–3
David Gilliland 4, 6–7, 9–12, 16, 18, 24, 28–30
Chase Miller 5, 13–14, 19–21, 26

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]

USA[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.

International[edit]

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
OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

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