2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series

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2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series
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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[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, Illinois, 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]

Complete schedule[edit]

Carl Edwards came in second behind Keselowski by 445 points.
Kyle Busch finished third in the championship.
Team Make No. Driver
JD Motorsports Chevrolet 01 Mike Wallace
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet 05 Jeff Green 1
Willie Allen 22
Victor Gonzalez, Jr. 4
David Starr 7
Blake Koch 1
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (R) 33
Brian Ickler 1
Billy Johnson 1
16 Colin Braun (R) 24
Matt Kenseth 3
Brian Ickler 4
Erik Darnell 3
Trevor Bayne 1
60 Carl Edwards
98 Paul Menard
JR Motorsports Chevrolet 7 Danica Patrick 13
Scott Wimmer 2
Landon Cassill 3
Steve Arpin 5
Josh Wise 8
J. R. Fitzpatrick 3
Aric Almirola 1
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3
Kelly Bires 5
Jamie McMurray 7
Coleman Pressley 2
Ron Fellows 3
Elliott Sadler 4
Greg Sacks 1
Steve Arpin 2
Aric Almirola 7
Josh Wise 1
RAB Racing Ford
Toyota
09 Scott Riggs 5
Jason Bowles 1
Chad McCumbee 4
Patrick Sheltra 1
Hermie Sadler 1
Sean Caisse 3
Robb Brent 1
Ken Schrader 1
Landon Cassill 3
Kevin Hamlin 1
John Wes Townley 4
Boris Said 2
Kelly Bires 1
Brian Scott (R) 7
Braun Racing
Turner Motorsports
Toyota 10 Jason Leffler 8
David Reutimann 3
Chad Blount 1
Mikey Kile 1
Casey Mears 1
Reed Sorenson 1
Kelly Bires 1
Tayler Malsam 11
Derrick Griffin 1
Josh Wise 1
Ricky Carmichael 4
James Buescher (R) 1
Scott Wimmer 1
11 Brian Scott (R) 28
James Buescher (R) 3
David Reutimann 3
Brad Sweet 1
32 Brian Vickers 5
Reed Sorenson 27
Jacques Villeneuve 3
38 Kasey Kahne 8
Jason Leffler 27
Penske Racing Dodge 12 Justin Allgaier
22 Brad Keselowski
26 Parker Kligerman 4
Sam Hornish, Jr. 1
K-Automotive Motorsports Brian Keselowski 28
Johnny Chapman 1
Dennis Setzer 1
Germain Racing Toyota 15 Michael Annett
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 18 Kyle Busch 29
Brad Coleman 6
20 Joey Logano 25
Denny Hamlin 4
Matt DiBenedetto 6
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21 John Wes Townley 5
Clint Bowyer 13
Scott Riggs 1
Tim George, Jr. 1
Austin Dillon 1
Shepherd Racing Ventures Morgan Shepherd 13
R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 23 Robert Richardson, Jr. 23
Coleman Pressley 5
Johnny Sauter 1
Alex Kennedy 4
Marc Davis 1
Peyton Sellers 1
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 24 Eric McClure 34
D. J. Kennington 1
Baker Curb Racing Ford 27 Greg Biffle 10
Johnny Sauter 2
Scott Wimmer 3
Owen Kelly 1
Justin Lofton 2
Jennifer Jo Cobb 1
Kelly Bires 1
Drew Herring 4
Nelson Piquet, Jr. 1
Josh Wise 1
Danny O'Quinn, Jr. 1
Brad Baker 2
Hermie Sadler 2
Alex Kennedy 2
Chase Mattioli 1
Dodge Andrew Ranger 1
Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet 28 Kenny Wallace
70 Mark Green 13
ML Motorsports Chevrolet Shelby Howard 22
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet 33 Kevin Harvick 28
Mike Bliss 3
Ron Hornaday 2
Elliott Sadler 1
Max Papis 1
Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet 34 Tony Raines 34
Charles Lewandoski 1
35 Jason Keller 30
Tony Ave 3
Antonio Perez 1
Tony Raines 1
Key Motorsports Chevrolet 40 Mike Bliss 31
Jeff Green 4
Rusty Wallace Racing Toyota 62 Brendan Gaughan 30
66 Steve Wallace 30
MacDonald Motorsports Dodge 81 Michael McDowell
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 87 Joe Nemechek 26
Jarit Johnson 3
Antonio Pérez 1
Paulie Harraka 1
Faith Motorsports
Shepherd Racing Ventures
Chevrolet 89 Morgan Shepherd 21
Johnny Chapman 11
Brett Rowe 2
Diamond-Waltrip Racing Toyota 99 Trevor Bayne 28
Ryan Truex 1
Martin Truex, Jr. 6

Limited schedule[edit]

Manufactures Team No. Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Bob Schacht Motorsport 5 Bobby Gerhart 1
75 1
Herd Racing Brett Rowe 2
Johnny Chapman 1
Corrie Stott Racing 02 Danny Efland 1
Andy Ponstein 4
Harr Racing Daryl Harr 3
Danny Efland Racing 07 Danny Efland 10
D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports 90 Danny O'Quinn 24
Chase Miller 2
Patrick Long 1
91 Stephen Leicht 2
David Gilliland 16
Chase Miller 8
Fleur-de-lis Motorsports 68 Carl Long 4
JD Motorsports 0 Jeremy Clements 1
Chrissy Wallace 1
Brad Teague 1
04 Brad Teague 2
Kevin Lepage 1
Jeremy Clements Racing Jeremy Clements 22
Kevin Harvick Incorporated 4 Tony Stewart 1
Jay Robinson Racing 49 Mark Green 22
David Green 1
McCurley Racing 51 Stephan McCurley 2
NEMCO Motorsports 97 Jeff Fuller 1
Joe Nemechek 1
Phoenix Racing 1 James Buescher (R) 10
Ryan Newman 12
Richard Childress Racing 3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1
Rick Ware Racing 31 Stanton Barrett 4
J. C. Stout 1
Kevin O'Connell 1
41 Chrissy Wallace 1
Stanton Barrett 2
Sellers Racing 25 Peyton Sellers 1
Team Kelley Racing 59 Kyle Kelley 3
Tri-Star Motorsports 36 Kevin Hamlin 3
Johnny Sauter 1
Jeff Green 8
Xxxtreme Motorsports 58 Chase Austin 1
Dodge DF2 Motorsports 94 Carl Long 3
K-Automotive Motorsports 92 Johnny Chapman 4
Dennis Setzer 18
Brian Keselowski 3
Andy Ponstein 2
Dan Brode 1
96 Dennis Setzer 5
Johnny Chapman 1
MacDonald Motorsports 82 Matt Carter 2
Tomy Drissi 1
Chase Miller 3
Stratus Racing Group, Inc. 73 Derrike Cope 19
Johnny Chapman 1
Team 42 Racing 42 Parker Kligerman 11
David Gilliland 1
Ford Baker Curb Racing 37 Kevin Swindell 2
Josh Wise 1
43 Scott Lagasse, Jr. 14
Kevin O'Connell 1
Brad Baker 4
Johnny Chapman 1
Kevin Swindell 1
Chase Austin 1
Drew Herring 1
Justin Marks 1
Kevin Hamlin 1
Josh Wise 1
Cobb Racing Team 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb 2
Go Green Racing 39 Jason Bowles 1
Danny O'Quinn, Jr. 1
Charles Lewandoski 1
Sean Caisse 3
Alan Tardiff 1
Ray Hackett Racing 76 Ryan Hackett 1
Roush Fenway Racing 17 Trevor Bayne 6
Second Chance Motorsports 79 Tim Andrews 6
Specialty Racing 61 Josh Wise 14
Matt Carter 2
Chase Miller 1
J. J. Yeley 1
Pierre Bourque 1
Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Kelly Bires 2
Toyota Diamond-Waltrip Racing 00 Ryan Truex 3
Martin Truex, Jr. 1
Patrick Carpentier 1
Lofton Racing 71 Justin Lofton 1
Robby Gordon Motorsports 07 Robby Gordon 1
Dodge
Ford
Bourneman Motorsports 83 John Borneman III 7
Ford
Chevrolet
Means Racing 52 Donnie Neuenberger 3
Chris Lawson 5
Tim Schendel 3
Kevin Hamlin 1
Kenny Hendrick 1
Joey Scarallo 2
Kevin Lepage 5
Chevrolet
Toyota
Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Kevin Lepage 25
Joey Scarallo 1

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 were 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]

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