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.


Full 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 Impala 01 Mike Wallace
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet 05 Jeff Green1
Willie Allen22
Victor Gonzalez, Jr.4
David Starr7
Blake Koch1
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (R)33
Brian Ickler1
Billy Johnson1
16 Colin Braun (R)24
Matt Kenseth3
Brian Ickler4
Erik Darnell3
Trevor Bayne1
60 Carl Edwards
98 Paul Menard
JR Motorsports Chevrolet 7 Danica Patrick13
Scott Wimmer2
Landon Cassill3
Steve Arpin5
Josh Wise8
J. R. Fitzpatrick3
Aric Almirola1
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.3
Kelly Bires5
Jamie McMurray7
Coleman Pressley2
Ron Fellows3
Elliott Sadler4
Greg Sacks1
Steve Arpin2
Aric Almirola7
Josh Wise1
RAB Racing Ford
09 Scott Riggs5
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)7
Braun Racing
Turner Motorsports
Toyota 10 Jason Leffler8
David Reutimann3
Chad Blount1
Mikey Kile1
Casey Mears1
Reed Sorenson1
Kelly Bires1
Tayler Malsam11
Derrick Griffin1
Josh Wise1
Ricky Carmichael4
James Buescher (R)1
Scott Wimmer1
11 Brian Scott (R)28
James Buescher (R)3
David Reutimann3
Brad Sweet1
32 Brian Vickers5
Reed Sorenson27
Jacques Villeneuve3
38 Kasey Kahne8
Jason Leffler27
Penske Racing Dodge 12 Justin Allgaier
22 Brad Keselowski
26 Parker Kligerman4
Sam Hornish, Jr.1
K-Automotive Motorsports Brian Keselowski28
Johnny Chapman1
Dennis Setzer1
Germain Racing Toyota 15 Michael Annett
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 18 Kyle Busch29
Brad Coleman6
20 Joey Logano25
Denny Hamlin4
Matt DiBenedetto6
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21 John Wes Townley5
Clint Bowyer13
Scott Riggs1
Tim George, Jr.1
Austin Dillon1
Shepherd Racing Ventures Morgan Shepherd13
R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 23 Robert Richardson, Jr.23
Coleman Pressley5
Johnny Sauter1
Alex Kennedy4
Marc Davis1
Peyton Sellers1
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 24 Eric McClure34
D. J. Kennington1
Baker Curb Racing Ford 27 Greg Biffle10
Johnny Sauter2
Scott Wimmer3
Owen Kelly1
Justin Lofton2
Jennifer Jo Cobb1
Kelly Bires1
Drew Herring4
Nelson Piquet, Jr.1
Josh Wise1
Danny O'Quinn, Jr.1
Brad Baker2
Hermie Sadler2
Alex Kennedy2
Chase Mattioli1
Dodge Andrew Ranger1
Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet 28 Kenny Wallace
70 Mark Green13
ML Motorsports Chevrolet Shelby Howard22
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet 33 Kevin Harvick28
Mike Bliss3
Ron Hornaday2
Elliott Sadler1
Max Papis1
Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet 34 Tony Raines34
Charles Lewandoski1
35 Jason Keller30
Tony Ave3
Antonio Perez1
Tony Raines1
Key Motorsports Chevrolet 40 Mike Bliss31
Jeff Green4
Rusty Wallace Racing Toyota 62 Brendan Gaughan30
66 Steve Wallace30
MacDonald Motorsports Dodge 81 Michael McDowell
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 87 Joe Nemechek26
Jarit Johnson3
Antonio Pérez1
Paulie Harraka1
Faith Motorsports
Shepherd Racing Ventures
Chevrolet 89 Morgan Shepherd21
Johnny Chapman11
Brett Rowe2
Diamond-Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry 99 Trevor Bayne28
Ryan Truex1
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
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
Phoenix Racing 1 James Buescher (R) 10
Ryan Newman 12
Richard Childress Racing 3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1
Sellers Racing 25 Peyton Sellers 1
Rick Ware Racing 31 Stanton Barrett 4
J. C. Stout 1
Kevin O'Connell 1
41 Chrissy Wallace 1
Stanton Barrett 2
Tri-Star Motorsports 36 Kevin Hamlin 3
Johnny Sauter 1
Jeff Green 8
Toyota Diamond-Waltrip Racing 00 Ryan Truex 3
Martin Truex, Jr. 1
Patrick Carpentier 1
Robby Gordon Motorsports 07 Robby Gordon 1
Cobb Racing Team Ford 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb2
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 17 Trevor Bayne6
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 25 Kelly Bires2
Baker Curb Racing Ford 37 Kevin Swindell2
Josh Wise1
43 Scott Lagasse, Jr.14
Kevin O'Connell1
Brad Baker4
Johnny Chapman1
Kevin Swindell1
Chase Austin1
Drew Herring1
Justin Marks1
Kevin Hamlin1
Josh Wise1
Go Green Racing Ford 39 Jason Bowles1
Danny O'Quinn, Jr.1
Charles Lewandoski1
Sean Caisse3
Alan Tardiff1
Team 42 Racing Dodge 42 Parker Kligerman11
David Gilliland1
Means Racing Ford
52 Donnie Neuenberger3
Chris Lawson5
Tim Schendel3
Kevin Hamlin1
Kenny Hendrick1
Joey Scarallo2
Kevin Lepage5
Mac Hill Motorsports Chevrolet
56 Kevin Lepage25
Joey Scarallo1
Xxxtreme Motorsports Chevrolet 58 Chase Austin1
Team Kelley Racing Chevrolet 59 Kyle Kelley3
Specialty Racing Ford 61 Josh Wise14
Matt Carter2
Chase Miller1
J. J. Yeley1
Pierre Bourque1
Fleur-de-lis Motorsports Chevrolet 68 Carl Long4
Lofton Racing Toyota 71 Justin Lofton1
Stratus Racing Group, Inc. Dodge 73 Derrike Cope19
Johnny Chapman1
Ray Hackett Racing Ford 76 Ryan Hackett1
Second Chance Motorsports Ford 79 Tim Andrews6
MacDonald Motorsports Dodge 82 Matt Carter2
Tomy Drissi1
Chase Miller3
Bourneman Motorsports Dodge
83 John Borneman III7
D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports Chevrolet 90 Danny O'Quinn24
Chase Miller2
Patrick Long1
91 Stephen Leicht2
David Gilliland16
Chase Miller8
K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 92 Johnny Chapman4
Dennis Setzer18
Brian Keselowski3
Andy Ponstein2
Dan Brode1
96 Dennis Setzer5
Johnny Chapman1
DF2 Motorsports Dodge 94 Carl Long3
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 97 Jeff Fuller1
Joe Nemechek1

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