2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series

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2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series
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Cole Custer, the current points leader

The 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series is the 37th season of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. William Byron won the 2017 championship with JR Motorsports, but moved up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Tyler Reddick will drive the JR Motorsports entry left vacant by Byron full-time.

The 2018 season is the first to feature the Regular Season Championship trophy, which is awarded at the final race before the playoffs.[1] Justin Allgaier clinched the NXS Regular Season Championship trophy after the 2018 DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Complete schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew chief
Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing 42 Kyle Larson 6 Mike Shiplett 32
Nick Harvey 1
John Hunter Nemechek 18
Jamie McMurray 3
Justin Marks 3
Ross Chastain 3
DGM Racing 36 Alex Labbé (R) Mario Gosselin
90 Josh Williams 20 John Holmes
Donald Theetge 2 Josh Williams
Andy Lally 3
Caesar Bacarella 1 Thomas Bear
Brandonbilt Motorsports Brandon Brown 5 Adam Brenner
Brian Henderson 1
Mason Diaz 1
GMS Racing 23 Spencer Gallagher 19 Chad Norris
Johnny Sauter 2
Chase Elliott 7
Alex Bowman 1
Justin Haley 1
Casey Roderick 1
A. J. Allmendinger 1
Bill Elliott 1
Go Green Racing 35 Joey Gase Patrick Donahue
JD Motorsports 0 Garrett Smithley 30 Wayne Carroll 19
Paul Clapprood 2
Mark Setzer 12
Matt Mills (R) 2
Vinnie Miller (R) 1
01 Vinnie Miller (R) 26 Ryan Bell 1
Bryan Berry 28
Landon Cassill 2
Lawson Aschenbach 1
B. J. McLeod 4 Paul Clapprood
4 Ross Chastain 30 Robert Goodman 15
Rick Johnson 1
Evan Snider 17
Garrett Smithley 1
Landon Cassill 1
Quin Houff 1
15 Joe Nemechek 6 Ronald Drake 11
Tevin Bair 1
Paul Clapprood 17
Garrett Smithley 2
Matt Mills (R) 5
B. J. McLeod 10
Brandon Hightower 1
Mike Skeen 1
Katherine Legge 4
Quin Houff 4 Bryan Berry
Jeremy Clements Racing 51 Jeremy Clements Danny Gill
Jimmy Means Racing 52 David Starr Tim Brown
JR Motorsports 1 Elliott Sadler Kevin Meendering
5 Michael Annett Jason Stockert 19
Travis Mack 14
7 Justin Allgaier Jason Burdett 31
Bill Wilburn 2
9 Tyler Reddick (R) Dave Elenz 32
Mike Bumgarner 1
Kaulig Racing 11 Ryan Truex Chris Rice
Richard Childress Racing 2 Matt Tifft Randall Burnett
3 Austin Dillon 6 Danny Lawrence 1
Brandon Thomas 4
Nick Harrison 28
Ty Dillon 8
Shane Lee 13
Jeb Burton 3
Brendan Gaughan 3
21 Daniel Hemric Danny Stockman Jr.
RSS Racing 38 Jeff Green 6 R. B. Bracken 2
Tony Wilson 7
Kyle Johnson 1
Todd Myers 21
Adam Brenner 1
Kevin Starland 1
J. J. Yeley 23
Ryan Sieg 2
Brian Henderson 1
Angela Ruch 1
39 J. J. Yeley 2 Rod Sieg 1
Kevin Starland 31
Todd Myers 1
Ryan Sieg 30
Angela Ruch 1
93 Ryan Sieg 1 Kyle Johnson 31
Tony Wilson 2
J. J. Yeley 5
Jeff Green 26
Stephen Leicht 1
SS-Green Light Racing 76 Spencer Boyd (R) Jason Miller
Ford Roush Fenway Racing 16 Ryan Reed Phil Gould
60 Austin Cindric (R) 9 Mike Kelley
Chase Briscoe 12
Ty Majeski 12
Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
00 Cole Custer Jeff Meendering 31
Bruce Schlicker 2
Team Penske 22 Joey Logano 5 Brian Wilson
Ryan Blaney 4
Brad Keselowski 4
Austin Cindric (R) 16
Paul Menard 4
Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Daniel Suárez 2 Eric Phillips 32
Dustin Zacharyasz 1
Kyle Benjamin 3
Kyle Busch 7
Ryan Preece 15
Noah Gragson 3
Riley Herbst 1
James Davison 1
Denny Hamlin 1
19 Brandon Jones Chris Gabehart
20 Christopher Bell (R) Jason Ratcliff 32
Wesley Sherrill 1
JP Motorsports 45 Josh Bilicki (R) 32 Jason Houghtaling 2
David Jones 1
Rob Winfield 1
Chuck Herman 3
Brown Jen 1
Glenn Kania 1
William Whitley 2
Terry Elmore 18
Kase Kallenbach 1
Jerry Hattaway 2
Riley Higgins 1
Bayley Currey 1 [N 1]
Chevrolet 31
Toyota 2
B. J. McLeod Motorsports 8 Caesar Bacarella 4 George Ingram 19
Keith Wolfe 12
Joe Lax 1
Adam Brooks 1
Tommy Joe Martins 12
Bayley Currey 1
Ray Black Jr. 7
Blake Jones 2
Angela Ruch 1
Scott Heckert 2
Cody Ware 1
Dylan Murcott 1
Matt Mills (R) 1
Jairo Avila Jr. 1
Chevrolet 29
Toyota 4
78 Ryan Ellis 2 Joe Lax 1
George Ingram 14
Keith Wolfe 17
Adam Brooks 1
B. J. McLeod 10
Ray Black Jr. 1
Tommy Joe Martins 7
Scott Heckert 1
Blake Jones 2
Jairo Avila Jr. 1
Cody Ware 1
Cole Rouse 1
Matt Mills (R) 1
Vinnie Miller (R) 6
Toyota 30
Chevrolet 1
Dodge 2
MBM Motorsports 40 Chad Finchum (R) 32 George Church 9
Mike Hillman 1
Robert Scott 2
James Blankenship 2
Brian Keselowski 14
Josh Reaume 5
Carl Long 1
Toyota 8
Dodge 19
Chevrolet 5
Ford 1
66 Timmy Hill 18 Sebastian Laforge 24
Clintom Cram 2
Gary Showalter 1
Steven Idol 1
Robert Scott 5
Carl Long 6
Stan Mullis 2
John Jackson 1
Tim Cowen 1
Brandon Hightower 1
Bobby Dale Earnhardt 2
Akinori Ogata 1
Chad Finchum (R) 1
Dodge 9
Chevrolet 24
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Mike Harmon 25 Robert Scott 6
Jason Houghtaling 8
Tim Goulet 18
Kyle Warner 1
Cody Ware 1
B. J. McLeod 1
Stephen Leicht 4
Ray Black Jr. 1
Tim Viens 1

Limited schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew chief Rounds
Chevrolet Brandonbilt Motorsports 86 Brandon Brown Adam Brenner 2
Cody Lane Racing 27 Cody Lane Timmy Sliva 1
Chris Cockrum Racing 25 Chris Cockrum Jeff Spraker 1
DGM Racing 92 Dexter Bean Thomas Bear 1
Josh Williams John Holmes 1
GMS Racing 24 Justin Haley Kevin Bellicourt 2
JR Motorsports 88 Chase Elliott Scott Radel 1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mike Bumgarner 1
Jimmy Means Racing 79 Josh Reaume Jordy Braden 1
Kaulig Racing 10 Austin Dillon Chad Kendrick 1
Niece Motorsports 17 Victor Gonzalez Jr. Adam Crigger 1
Obaika Racing 97 Tanner Berryhill Dan Stillman 1
RSS Racing 37 J. J. Yeley Justen Kraemer 1
Jeff Green 1
Shepherd Racing Ventures 89 Morgan Shepherd Nick Hoechst 27
Landon Cassill 1
Ford Fury Race Cars 61 Kaz Grala (R) Shane Wilson 19
Rick Markle 1
12
JGL Racing 24 10
28 Dylan Lupton Rick Markle 6
Steven Lane 6
11
Tony Mrakovich 1
Roush Fenway Racing 6 Conor Daly Kevin Kidd 1
Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
98 Aric Almirola Richard Boswell 2
Kevin Harvick 5
Chase Briscoe 5
Team Penske 12 Austin Cindric (R) Matt Swiderski 8
Brad Keselowski 1
Tullman-Walker Racing 26 Max Tullman Doug Richert 4
Toyota JP Motorsports 55 Stephen Leicht David Jones 4
Jason Houghtaling 1
Jerry Hattaway 1
Tim Silva 5
Chuck Herman 5
Terry Elmore 1
Kase Kallenbach 12
R.B. Bracken 2
9
Jennifer Jo Cobb 1
Brandon Hightower 7
Bayley Currey 12
Peter Shepherd III 1
Dylan Murcott 1
James French 1
MBM Motorsports 72 Timmy Hill Josh Reaume 1
John Jackson 1
NXT Motorsports 54 Gray Gaulding Rick Bourgeois 1
Toyota 2
Chevrolet 6
B. J. McLeod Motorsports 99 Ray Black Jr. Keith Wolfe 1
Joe Lax 2
2
B. J. McLeod 1
Stephen Leicht Robbie Freeman 5
Toyota 12
Dodge 4
MBM Motorsports 13 Timmy Hill Sebastian Laforge 2
Brandon Mosley 10
Robert Scott 3
11
John Jackson 1
Stan Mullis 1
Landon Cassill 1
Carl Long 1
Tyler Hill 1
Notes
  1. ^ Josh Bilicki was originally scheduled to drive the No. 45 in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 but crashed his only car in Practice. So Currey scheduled to drive the No. 55 was renumbered to No. 45 since the No. 45 was better in Owners' Standings and the No. 55 entry withdrew.

Changes[edit]

Teams[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Crew chiefs[edit]

Manufacturers[edit]

  • JGL Racing will switch from Toyota to Ford this season. JGL Racing had been running Toyota cars from 2015 to 2017.
  • This year is the last year Toyota would use the Camry. In 2019, the Supra would be used.

Rule changes[edit]

  • On July 31, 2017, NASCAR announced that drivers with more than five years of full-time racing on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup level and registered as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers for the 2018 season for points purposes may drive a maximum of seven Xfinity Series races. In addition, all full-time registered Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are ineligible to drive in the Dash 4 Cash races as well as the final eight races of the season (the final race before the playoffs and the playoffs). Drivers who have declared eligibility for Xfinity Series points, regardless of Cup experience, can compete in those races.
  • On November 1, 2017, NASCAR announced a series of Xfinity Series rule changes for 2018.
    • The 7/8 inch restrictor plate and aero ducts used at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Lilly Diabetes 250 will also be used at Pocono and Michigan.
    • Teams may use the flange-fit composite body at 30 races—all except Daytona and Talladega.
    • Teams must use a NASCAR-specification flat splitter.
    • Teams must use a specification radiator.
    • Brake cooling hoses and fans will be reduced.
    • Teams must use a single transmission for the entire race meeting, however, this rule does not apply at the road course races. The standard splitter height is four inches.
    • The "black box" will be powered by the vehicle, not separate batteries.
    • As part of an investigation into the 2015 Alert Today Florida 300 Xfinity race crash that injured Kyle Busch, NASCAR imposed new chassis specifications (Enhanced Vehicle Chassis) for safety reasons that will be implemented in two phases.
      • Starting with the conclusion of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, all new chassis must be certified to the new specification.
      • Currently constructed and certified chassis that had been certified as of the 2017 Ford EcoBoost 300 will have a one-year grace period until they must be certified.
  • Starting from this season, drivers that declared eligibility to the Xfinity Series will have their last name featured in the front windshield of the car, with the Xfinity logo being reduced into two smaller logos in the upper corner area of the front windshield between the driver's name. Those who didn't declared eligibility to the series will only feature the Xfinity logo in the front windshield of their car.

Schedule[edit]

The OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway in May
The Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway in June
The Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in September
The Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway in October

The final schedule – comprising 33 races – was released on May 23, 2017.[6] Key changes from 2017 include:

No. Race title Track Date Start Time (et)[7] TV
1 PowerShares QQQ 300 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 17 2:30 p.m. FS1
2 Rinnai 250 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton February 24 2:00 p.m. FS1
3 Boyd Gaming 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas March 3 4:00 p.m. FS1
4 DC Solar 200 ISM Raceway, Avondale March 10 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Fox
FS1
5 Roseanne 300 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana March 17 5:00 p.m. FS1
6 My Bariatric Solutions 300 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth April 7 3:00 p.m. Fox
7 Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol April 14 1:00 p.m. FS1
8 ToyotaCare 250 Richmond Raceway, Richmond April 20 7:00 p.m. FS1
9 Sparks Energy 300 Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln April 28 3:15 p.m. Fox
10 OneMain Financial 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover May 5 12:30 p.m. FS1
11 Alsco 300[8] Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 26 1:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
FS1
FS2
12 Pocono Green 250 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond June 2 1:00 p.m. FS1
13 LTi Printing 250[9] Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 9 1:30 p.m.
4:45 p.m.
Fox
FS2
14 Iowa 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton June 17 5:00 p.m. FS1
15 Overton's 300[10] Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet June 30 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
16 Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 6 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
17 Alsco 300 Kentucky Speedway, Sparta July 13 8:00 p.m. NBCSN
18 Lakes Region 200 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon July 21 4:00 p.m. NBCSN
19 U.S. Cellular 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton July 28 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
20 Zippo 200 at The Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen August 4 3:30 p.m. NBC
21 Rock N Roll Tequila 170 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington August 11 3:00 p.m. NBCSN
22 Food City 300 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol August 17 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
23 Johnsonville 180 Road America, Elkhart Lake August 25 3:00 p.m. NBCSN
24 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 1 3:30 p.m. NBC
25 Lilly Diabetes 250 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway September 10[11] 10:00 a.m. NBCSN
26 DC Solar 300[12] Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas September 15 5:00 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs
Round of 12
27 Go Bowling 250[13] Richmond Raceway, Richmond September 21 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
28 Drive for the Cure 200 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord September 29 3:00 p.m. NBCSN
29 Bar Harbor 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover October 6 3:00 p.m. NBCSN
Round of 8
30 Kansas Lottery 300 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City October 20 3:00 p.m. NBC
31 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth November 3 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
32 Whelen Trusted to Perform 200[14] ISM Raceway, Avondale November 10 3:30 p.m. NBC
Championship 4
33 Ford EcoBoost 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead November 17 3:30 p.m. NBCSN

Schedule changes[edit]

In 2015, NASCAR and 24 Xfinity Series tracks agreed on a five-year contract that guarantees each track would continue to host races through 2020.[15] Despite the agreement, Speedway Motorsports decided to transfer one of its Xfinity Series races at Kentucky Speedway to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to form a race weekend involving each of the three national series in the fall.[16] With the official release of the schedule, NASCAR announced that the race Las Vegas Motor Speedway acquired from Kentucky Speedway will become the final race before the Xfinity Series playoffs, while the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway will be held as the first race of the playoffs. Furthermore, the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will move from July to September. Chicagoland Speedway's race, the Overton's 300, will move from September to June to become the 15th race of the season instead of the 26th.[6][17]

A few other minor schedule changes were also announced with the release of the schedule. Unlike the 2017 season, the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway will precede the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while the Bar Harbor 200, also at Dover International Speedway, will move one week later to follow the Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Drive for the Cure 200 will also utilize Charlotte Motor Speedway's 2.28-mile (3.67 km) road course instead of its oval. Road America will also move back to a Saturday afternoon.[6][17]

On August 25, NASCAR announced the tracks that will compose the Dash 4 Cash incentive program: The four Dash 4 Cash races will be run consecutively on the overall series schedule, starting at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 14. From there, the bonus program rolls on to Richmond Raceway (April 20) and Talladega (April 28) before concluding at Dover International Speedway on May 5. Drivers eligible for driver championship points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series are ineligible to participate in either Dash 4 Cash, the second Las Vegas race, or the playoff races. Drivers such as Elliott Sadler (13 years) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (18 years), who are expected to register as Xfinity drivers, will be eligible since they are registering as Xfinity drivers.

Results and standings[edit]

Race results[edit]

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Manufacturer No. Winning team
1 PowerShares QQQ 300 Daniel Hemric Kyle Larson Tyler Reddick Chevrolet 9 JR Motorsports
2 Rinnai 250 Christopher Bell Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Ford 98 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste
3 Boyd Gaming 300 Christopher Bell Kyle Larson Kyle Larson Chevrolet 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
4 DC Solar 200 Justin Allgaier Justin Allgaier Brad Keselowski Ford 22 Team Penske
5 Roseanne 300 Christopher Bell Joey Logano Joey Logano Ford 22 Team Penske
6 My Bariatric Solutions 300 Ryan Blaney Ryan Blaney Ryan Blaney Ford 22 Team Penske
7 Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Cole Custer Brandon Jones Ryan Preece Toyota 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
8 ToyotaCare 250 Cole Custer Christopher Bell Christopher Bell Toyota 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
9 Sparks Energy 300 Daniel Hemric Daniel Hemric Spencer Gallagher Chevrolet 23 GMS Racing
10 OneMain Financial 200 Brandon Jones Justin Allgaier Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 7 JR Motorsports
11 Alsco 300 Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Ford 22 Team Penske
12 Pocono Green 250 Cole Custer Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
13 LTi Printing 250 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Austin Dillon Chevrolet 3 Richard Childress Racing
14 Iowa 250 Austin Cindric Justin Allgaier Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 7 JR Motorsports
15 Overton's 300 Kyle Larson Kyle Larson Kyle Larson Chevrolet 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
16 Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 Ryan Preece Kyle Larson Kyle Larson Chevrolet 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
17 Alsco 300 Cole Custer Kyle Busch Christopher Bell Toyota 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
18 Lakes Region 200 Brad Keselowski Christopher Bell Christopher Bell Toyota 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
19 U.S. Cellular 250 Elliott Sadler Cole Custer Christopher Bell Toyota 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Zippo 200 at The Glen Joey Logano Joey Logano Joey Logano Ford 22 Team Penske
21 Rock N Roll Tequila 170 Austin Cindric Austin Cindric Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 7 JR Motorsports
22 Food City 300 Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Kyle Larson Chevrolet 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
23 Johnsonville 180 Matt Tifft Justin Allgaier Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 7 JR Motorsports
24 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Ross Chastain Ross Chastain Brad Keselowski Ford 22 Team Penske
25 Lilly Diabetes 250 Ryan Blaney Justin Allgaier Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 7 JR Motorsports
26 DC Solar 300 Cole Custer Ross Chastain Ross Chastain Chevrolet 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs
Round of 12
27 Go Bowling 250 Christopher Bell Dale Earnhardt Jr. Christopher Bell Toyota 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
28 Drive for the Cure 200 Austin Cindric Chase Briscoe Chase Briscoe Ford 98 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste
29 Bar Harbor 200 Daniel Hemric Christopher Bell Christopher Bell Toyota 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
Round of 8
30 Kansas Lottery 300 Daniel Hemric Daniel Hemric John Hunter Nemechek Chevrolet 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
31 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Christopher Bell Tyler Reddick Cole Custer Ford 00 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste
32 Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 John Hunter Nemechek Christopher Bell Christopher Bell Toyota 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
Championship 4
33 Ford EcoBoost 300

Drivers' Championship[edit]

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by final practice results or 2017 Owner's points. * – Most laps led. 1 – Stage 1 winner. 2 – Stage 2 winner. 1-10 – Regular season top 10 finishers.
. – Eliminated after Round of 12 . – Eliminated after Round of 8

Pos Driver DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM Pts. Stage Bonus
1 Cole Custer 14 39 9 8 6 4 8 6 9 13 2 5 3 4 3 25 5 9 9*1 6 7 4 4 2 29 3 15 7 2 26 12 8 4000 112
2 Christopher Bell (R) 39 3 21 4 21 2 291 1* 12 4 3 36 11 2 12 3 1 1*1 12 9 11 2 23 34 9 4 1 52 1*1 37 32 1* 4000 443
3 Tyler Reddick (R) 1 19 8 10 7 23 7 11 8 5 23 9 7 8 331 31 6 25 22 11 31 9 34 3 2 28 7 9 14 5 2* 6 4000 107
4 Daniel Hemric 26 11 6 6 5 3 3 291 23*1 3 7 3 2 3 5 8 2 11 11 16 3 24 32 11 52 29 31 101 72 2*1 101 2 4000 145
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs cut-off
Pos Driver DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM Pts. Stage Bonus
5 Elliott Sadler 2 5 5 9 3 8 4 32 52 21 5 6 302 28 6 2 12 8 6 12 6 6 5 5 35 5 6 14 11 3 8 11 2228 24 114
6 Matt Tifft 19 12 11 7 8 6 35 4 25 8 9 14 16 9 16 20 11 5 26 37 4 10 21 8 6 36 5 6 15 6 7 3 2227 26 39
7 Justin Allgaier 31 6 3 2*1 2 35 2 14 3 1*2 32 37 9 1*12 7 9 4 7 2 3 11 3 1* 7 1* 2 32 15 3 38 5 2412 2209 33 391
8 Austin Cindric (R) 40 7 34 16 28 8 12 5 30 9 16 4 23 11 14 33 10 17 18 13 2*2 14 37 40 34 9 13 3 8 39 3 4 2191 17 1
9 Ross Chastain 9 16 18 19 10 28 9 18 34 16 26 11 14 19 13 10 17 26 4 20 16 12 7 25*12 12 1*12 2 12 13 25 11 15 2163 9 1010
10 Brandon Jones 10 17 7 11 13 332 6* 10 2 10 15 24 18 5 11 12 36 6 12 7 23 29 9 12 10 7 8 22 6 36 6 7 2156 13 66
11 Ryan Reed 3 10 19 18 17 14 18 9 22 19 29 13 4 17 32 26 8 12 7 8 10 17 39 13 11 35 10 11 16 7 29 12 2144 7
12 Ryan Truex 7 9 15 15 12 13 10 7 38 11 6 10 10 14 15 13 13 13 8 18 5 22 25 15 22 8 11 16 10 11 33 13 2138 7 38
13 Michael Annett 37 20 13 17 18 15 21 20 14 15 12 35 17 13 30 11 15 16 14 17 18 7 12 10 31 40 14 20 12 40 16 16 604 17
14 Jeremy Clements 16 27 22 20 15 16 40 8 35 18 35 15 15 20 17 34 18 18 20 14 17 13 13 16 14 13 16 18 20 10 14 17 601 9
15 John Hunter Nemechek 4 29 13 13 7 14 7 13 15 72 4 5 251 9 12 4 9 594 150 8
16 Ryan Sieg 21 22 29 25 20 18 15 21 6 17 13 17 19 18 20 27 16 15 34 26 34 11 26 17 13 12 17 36 18 9 12 19 574 12
17 Alex Labbé (R) 24 18 17 22 19 32 11 16 24 21 34 18 37 23 21 15 32 23 16 19 9 23 16 19 19 16 21 13 21 12 30 20 524
18 Spencer Gallagher 6 14 10 14 11 10 5 17 1 20 8 10 12 19 5 33 9 10 504 48 5
19 Garrett Smithley 5 25 23 28 23 27 17 26 10 32 14 26 26 25 19 28 19 32 25 23 28 16 15 20 20 18 24 25 23 13 20 26 486 4
20 Joey Gase 33 26 20 24 16 20 16 22 21 20 17 19 39 21 22 32 33 22 17 22 24 18 19 21 15 15 22 23 30 15 22 22 481
21 Ryan Preece 9 5 12 39 3 4 28 6 18 4 4 21 32 5 443 97 6
22 Kaz Grala (R) 4 23 16 12 14 26 38 30 20 37 10 16 12 10 40 5 14 15 27 11 8 420 24
23 David Starr 17 28 35 39 26 21 24 35 32 26 20 20 33 24 23 35 23 28 19 33 21 21 36 36 18 32 20 27 24 17 24 27 343
24 Chase Briscoe 15 11 23 26 16 11 38 9 10 14 34 9 31 1* 19 30 310 9 5
25 Shane Lee 14 15 12 16 6 13 30 9 17 4 23 14 298 25
26 Spencer Boyd (R) 25 29 36 30 30 25 25 28 40 30 21 28 22 22 29 17 24 24 23 24 25 25 21 31 36 22 34 29 32 19 25 28 295
27 Vinnie Miller (R) 20 31 24 33 27 39 33 31 17 22 28 31 25 31 27 19 29 27 29 35 36 32 27 37 17 26 37 31 25 22 27 36 278
28 J. J. Yeley 18 37 38 21 34 31 37 15 11 36 36 34 20 40 18 16 34 36 34 32 40 30 30 11 25 40 33 35 15 21 275 7
29 B. J. McLeod 30 26 26 22 29 20 32 19 23 40 22 28 29 25 36 21 35 19 23 16 19 37 23 36 23 271
30 Chad Finchum (R) 28 35 32 36 36 34 36 34 39 25 DNQ 30 29 26 38 14 31 21 37 29 29 30 22 32 21 25 26 28 34 16 17 37 247
31 Josh Williams 22 24 21 29 25 30 22 26 38 21 32 34 31 24 35 24 28 24 20 24 208
32 Tommy Joe Martins 33 25 27 24 26 23 18 24 25 24 32 20 21 40 19 22 27 35 205
33 Josh Bilicki (R) DNQ DNQ 28 32 32 24 32 33 28 29 25 29 27 36 35 40 28 34 40 32 20 35 30 28 38 27 30 24 31 20 Wth 34 202
34 Ty Majeski 34 37 34 22 7 27 28 34 34 8 13 18 155 6
35 Ray Black Jr. DNQ 27 19 22 22 28 37 17 23 26 19 131
36 Timmy Hill DNQ 34 33 34 35 36 27 38 27 35 30 39 31 37 37 7 37 38 36 38 35 35 DNQ 34 38 32 27 31 35 117
37 Jeff Green 11 40 39 40 39 40 39 40 13 40 39 40 40 35 39 23 40 40 35 39 39 26 40 39 40 39 39 39 39 34 38 40 107
38 Mike Harmon DNQ DNQ 31 35 40 DNQ 36 33 DNQ DNQ 33 38 DNQ 21 30 31 32 27 26 33 35 35 28 28 32 105
39 Dylan Lupton 27 21 40 23 33 17 31 36 24 33 23 103
40 Kyle Benjamin 8 3 13 102 15
41 Justin Marks 22 6 2 99 18
42 Stephen Leicht 15 32 30 31 31 37 28 37 33 39 DNQ 37 31 33 40 32 37 38 81
43 Brandon Brown 36 19 28 18 22 18 81
44 Brendan Gaughan 12 24 17 71 13
45 Brandon Hightower 27 32 35 30 26 30 26 27 37 64
46 Andy Lally 15 10 37 60 10
47 Jeb Burton 12 12 34 60 7
48 Landon Cassill 14 14 38 26 58
49 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 4*2 51 18 1
50 Quin Houff 31 14 26 29 48
51 Katherine Legge 30 14 28 33 46 3
52 Matt Mills (R) 36 27 38 37 DNQ 27 36 27 28 43
53 Caesar Bacarella 13 34 38 23 42
54 Jairo Avila Jr. 20 18 36
55 Brian Henderson 21 18 35
56 James Davison 8 29
57 Ryan Ellis 30 17 27
58 Scott Heckert 28 30 29 24
59 Morgan Shepherd DNQ 38 37 37 38 38 DNQ 39 DNQ 38 DNQ DNQ 38 39 DNQ 38 39 38 38 39 38 32 40 38 DNQ 39 39 24
60 Casey Roderick 15 22
61 Mason Diaz 19 18
62 Bill Elliott 20 17
63 Lawson Aschenbach 21 17 1
64 Carl Long 39 37 33 32 33 36 36 17
65 Cole Rouse 21 16
66 Donald Theetge 33 25 16
67 Angela Ruch 30 29 15
68 Max Tullman 30 23 DNQ 14
69 Tony Mrakovich EX 24 13
70 Bobby Dale Earnhardt 27 34 13
71 Tim Cowen 26 11
72 Mike Skeen 28 9
73 Stan Mullis 33 33 37 9
74 Dylan Murcott 40 30 8
75 Peter Shepherd III 31 6
76 Victor Gonzalez Jr. 31 6
77 Conor Daly 31 6
78 Tyler Hill 31 6
79 Akinori Ogata 33 4
80 John Jackson 36 35 38 4
81 Dexter Bean 36 1
82 James French 38 1
Chris Cockrum DNQ 0
Tanner Berryhill DNQ 0
Cody Lane Wth 0
Ineligible for Xfinity Series driver points
Pos Driver DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM Pts. Stage Bonus
Kyle Larson 29*1 1*2 1*2 1*12 27 1*12
Brad Keselowski 1 1 22 10 1
Joey Logano 34 2 1*12 1*1 5
Kevin Harvick 1*12 19 8 2 29
Ryan Blaney 4 1*1 4* 3
Austin Dillon 32 12 4 1 10 25 8
Chase Elliott 122 37 2 10 29 8 6 4
Noah Gragson 2 4 7
A. J. Allmendinger 22
Kyle Busch 14 32 8*12 1*1 6*1 3*1 36
Daniel Suárez 8 4
Ty Dillon 13 13 12 4 14 15 9 33
Denny Hamlin 4
Jamie McMurray 5 7 31
Paul Menard 82 5 8 9
Aric Almirola 35 5
Johnny Sauter 6 19
Riley Herbst 6
Justin Haley 12 18 38
Joe Nemechek 23 19 25 31 31 18
Bayley Currey 22 29 27 26 39 24 29 35 29 DNQ 21 30
Alex Bowman 21
Blake Jones 27 24 37 25
Cody Ware 30 33 24
Jennifer Jo Cobb 29
Gray Gaulding 38
Josh Reaume 39
Pos Driver DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM Pts. Stage Bonus
Max Tullman started receiving points at Las Vegas 2.

Owners' championship (Top 15)[edit]

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position set by final practice results or rainout. * – Most laps led. 1 – Stage 1 winner. 2 – Stage 2 winner. 1-10 – Owners' regular season top 10 finishers.
. – Eliminated after Round of 12 . – Eliminated after Round of 8

Pos. No. Car Owner DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM Points Bonus
1 42 Chip Ganassi 29*1 4 1*2 5 29 7 13 13 7 14 31 7 13 15 1*2 1*12 72 4 5 27 22 1*12 6 25*12 251 1*12 2 2 9 12 4 9 4000 523
2 00 Gene Haas 14 39 9 8 6 4 8 6 9 13 2 5 3 4 3 25 5 9 9*1 6 7 4 4 2 29 3 15 7 2 26 12 8 4000 144
3 20 Joe Gibbs 39 3 21 4 21 2 291 1* 12 4 3 36 11 2 12 3 1 1*1 12 9 11 2 23 34 9 4 1 52 1*1 37 32 1* 4000 425
4 21 Richard Childress 26 11 6 6 5 3 3 291 23*1 3 7 3 2 3 5 8 2 11 11 16 3 24 32 11 52 29 31 101 72 2*1 101 2 4000 128
NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Playoffs cut-off
5 22 Roger Penske 34 2 4 1 1*12 1*1 12 5 30 9 1 82 5 11 8 4* 9 22 18 1*1 2*2 5 37 1 3 9 13 3 8 39 3 4 2242 521
6 9 Rick Hendrick 1 19 8 10 7 23 7 11 8 5 23 9 7 8 331 31 6 25 22 11 31 9 34 3 2 28 7 9 14 5 2* 6 2241 6
7 1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2 5 5 9 3 8 4 32 51 21 5 6 302 28 6 2 12 8 6 12 6 6 5 5 35 5 6 14 11 3 8 11 2225 87
8 7 Kelley Earnhardt-Miller 31 6 3 2*1 2 35 2 14 3 1*2 32 37 9 1*12 7 9 4 7 2 3 11 3 1* 7 1* 2 32 15 3 38 5 2412 2204 342
9 18 J. D. Gibbs 8 8 14 32 9 5 12 2 4 7 8*12 1*1 6*1 6 4 39 3*1 3 3 4 13 36 8 4 28 6 18 4 4 21 31 5 2196 166
10 23 Maurice Gallagher Jr. 6 14 10 14 11 10 5 17 1 6 37 2 21 12 10 29 20 19 15 22 8 8 20 6 4 10 12 19 5 33 9 10 2158 89
11 3 Richard Childress 32 13 12 13 4 12 14 12 15 12 4 12 1 16 34 6 14 10 13 25 12 15 24 9 33 30 9 17 17 4 23 14 2158 5
12 19 Joe Gibbs 10 17 7 11 13 332 6* 10 2 10 15 24 18 5 11 12 36 6 12 7 23 29 9 12 10 7 8 22 6 36 6 7 2152 210
13 2 Richard Childress 19 12 11 7 8 6 35 4 25 8 9 14 16 9 16 20 11 5 26 37 4 10 21 8 6 36 5 6 15 6 7 3 915 1
14 11 Matt Kaulig 7 9 15 15 12 11 10 7 38 11 6 10 10 14 15 13 13 13 8 18 5 22 25 15 22 8 11 16 10 11 33 13 846
15 16 Jack Roush 3 10 19 18 17 14 18 9 22 19 29 13 4 17 32 26 8 12 7 8 10 17 39 13 11 35 10 11 16 7 29 12 731
Pos. No. Car Owner DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM Points Bonus

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

After 32 of 33 races

Pos Manufacturer Wins Points
1 Chevrolet 14 1174
2 Ford 9 1103
3 Toyota 9 1079
4 Dodge 0 81

Playoff standings[edit]

Pos Number Driver Points
1 00 Cole Custer 4000
2 20 Christopher Bell (R) 4000
3 9 Tyler Reddick (R) 4000
4 21 Daniel Hemric 4000

See also[edit]

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