2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Daniel Hemric, the 2021 Xfinity Series champion.
Austin Cindric finished second behind Hemric in the championship.
Noah Gragson finished third in the championship.
A. J. Allmendinger won the Regular Season Championship, but finished fourth in the championship.

The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series was the 40th season of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. The season began at Daytona International Speedway with the Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 on February 13.[1] The regular season ended with the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 17. The NASCAR playoffs ended with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway on November 6.[2]

Following the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, A. J. Allmendinger of Kaulig Racing clinched the Regular Season Championship.[3] Chevrolet took the Manufacturer Championship following the Dead On Tools 250 at Martinsville Speedway.[4] At the season finale, Daniel Hemric of Joe Gibbs Racing scored his first career win and claimed the Xfinity Series championship. It was also the first Xfinity Series championship for the Toyota Supra.[5]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Complete schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew chief
Chevrolet Big Machine Racing[6] 48 Danny Bohn 1[7] Patrick Donahue[6]
Jade Buford (R) 32[6]
Brandonbilt Motorsports 68 Brandon Brown Doug Randolph
DGM Racing 36 Alex Labbé[8][9] B. J. Tucker 2
Mario Gosselin 31
92 Josh Williams[10] Ryan London 4
Eddie Troconis 17
Steven Hazelbaker 1
Nathan Kennedy 12
JD Motorsports[11] 0 Jeffrey Earnhardt 32[12] Kase Kallenbach 16
Paul Clapprood 17
Spencer Pumpelly 1
4 Landon Cassill 29[13][N 1] Tommy MacHek 30
Ricky Viers 3[14]
Ryan Vargas (R) 4[14]
6 Ryan Vargas (R) 25[15] Ricky Viers 13
Tommy MacHek 3[14]
Kase Kallenbach 17
Landon Cassill 4[14][N 1]
Spencer Pumpelly 2
Michael Munley 1
Ryan Eversley 1
Jeremy Clements Racing 51 Jeremy Clements Mark Setzer[16]
Jordan Anderson Racing[17] 31 Jordan Anderson 16[17] Arthur Haire[17]
Tyler Reddick 3[18]
Josh Berry (R) 5[19]
Kaz Grala 2
Erik Jones 1
Sage Karam 4[20]
Austin Dillon 1
Ty Dillon 1[21]
JR Motorsports 1 Michael Annett 26[22] Mike Bumgarner[23]
Austin Dillon 1
Josh Berry (R) 5
Chase Elliott 1
7 Justin Allgaier[24] Jason Burdett 32
Allen Hart 1
8 Josh Berry (R) 12[25] Taylor Moyer
Miguel Paludo 3[26]
Sam Mayer (R) 17[27]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1[28]
9 Noah Gragson[29] Dave Elenz
Kaulig Racing 10 Jeb Burton[30] Bruce Schlicker[31]
11 Justin Haley 32[32] Alex Yontz[31]
Zane Smith 1[33]
16 A. J. Allmendinger[34] Jason Trinchere 32[31]
Justin Cox 1[35]
Martins Motorsports[36] 44 Tommy Joe Martins Buddy Sisco 5[37]
Frank Kerr 2
Dan Stillman 25
Craig Martins 1
Mike Harmon Racing[38] 47 Kyle Weatherman[38][39] Alan Collins Jr. 2
Teddy Brown 15
Mike Harmon 3
Mike Tyska 13
74 Bayley Currey 21[38][40] Ed Jewett 24
Alan Collins Jr. 1
Mike Harmon 1
Ryan Bell 7
Jesse Iwuji 1
Dawson Cram 1
Tim Viens 1
Carson Ware 1[N 2]
C. J. McLaughlin 4
Gray Gaulding 2
Mike Harmon 1[41]
Ryan Ellis 1
Our Motorsports 02 Brett Moffitt 31[42][43] Joe Williams Jr. 16[43]
Kevin Manion 1[44]
Tucker Scanlon 2
Pat Tryson 14
Ty Dillon 2[45]
Richard Childress Racing 2 Myatt Snider[46] Andy Street[46]
SS-Green Light Racing 07 Joe Graf Jr. 27[47] Mike Tyska 18[48]
Jason Miller 4
Joe Williams Jr. 10
Joe White 1
Ross Chastain 1[49]
J. J. Yeley 2[N 2]
Josh Bilicki 3[N 2]
Ford RSS Racing[50] 39 Ryan Sieg 32[51][N 3] Kevin Starland 19[52]
Shane Wilson 13[53]
Kyle Sieg 1 Pat Cole
Stewart-Haas Racing 98 Riley Herbst[54] Richard Boswell[54]
Team Penske 22 Austin Cindric[55] Brian Wilson[56]
Toyota Hattori Racing Enterprises[N 4] 61 Robby Lyons 1[57] Patrick Magee 4
Clinton Cram 3
Sebastian LaForge 3
Doug Richert 9
David McCarty 6
Johnny Roten 5
Michael Contarino 3
Stephen Leicht 5
Chad Finchum 3
David Starr 13[58]
Matt Jaskol 1
Austin Hill 5[59]
Boris Said 1
C. J. McLaughlin 1
Bubba Wallace 1
Loris Hezemans 1[N 5]
Timmy Hill 1
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Daniel Hemric[60] Dave Rogers[61]
19 Brandon Jones[62] Jeff Meendering[61]
20 Harrison Burton[63] Jason Ratcliff 32[61]
Dustin Zacharyasz 1
54 Ty Dillon 4[64] Chris Gayle 32[61]
Mark McFarland 1
Ty Gibbs (R) 17[65][66]
Martin Truex Jr. 1[65]
Kyle Busch 5[67]
Christopher Bell 2
Denny Hamlin 1[65]
John Hunter Nemechek 3[68]
Sam Hunt Racing 26 Brandon Gdovic 6[69] Andrew Abbott
Kris Wright 6[70]
Santino Ferrucci 7[71]
Colin Garrett 5[72]
John Hunter Nemechek 2[73]
Grant Enfinger 1[74]
Will Rodgers 2[75]
Dylan Lupton 4
Chevrolet 17
Toyota 15
Ford 1
B. J. McLeod Motorsports[76] 5 Matt Mills 27[77] George Ingram 26
Lee Leslie 1
Adam Brooks 3
Keith Wolfe 3
Kevin Harvick 1[78][N 6]
Andy Lally 1[79]
James Davison 1[N 7]
Stefan Parsons 1
Mason Massey 2
Chevrolet 17
Toyota 16
78 Jesse Little 23[80] Adam Brooks 24
Keith Wolfe 8
George Ingram 1
Ryan Ellis 1
Andy Lally 1
Mason Massey 5
Stefan Parsons 1
Akinori Ogata 1
Sheldon Creed 1[N 8]
Chevrolet 16
Toyota 13
Ford 4
99 Stefan Parsons 8[81] Keith Wolfe 20
George Ingram 7
Adam Brooks 6
Andy Lally 1[N 9]
Mason Massey 5[82]
Ryan Ellis 5[83][84]
B. J. McLeod 2
Chase Briscoe 2[85][N 6]
Kevin Harvick 2[78][N 6]
Kyle Tilley 1
Jesse Little 1
Sam Mayer (R) 1[N 10]
Matt Mills 3
J. J. Yeley 2[N 2]
Chevrolet 32
Ford 1
DGM Racing 90 Caesar Bacarella 6[8] Eddie Troconis 4
Tony Furr 5[N 11]
Dan Pardus 3[N 12]
B. J. Tucker 8
Michelle Gosselin 1
Ryan London 4
Frank Kerr 1
Jeff Green 1
Nathan Kennedy 4
Mario Gosselin 1
Alex Timmerman 1
Preston Pardus 7[87][N 11]
Dexter Bean 5[88]
George Gorham Jr. 1
B. J. McLeod 3
Kyle Sieg 1[N 13]
Ronnie Bassett Jr. 2[N 14]
Dillon Bassett 1[N 14]
Loris Hezemans 1[N 5]
Spencer Boyd 6
Chevrolet JD Motorsports[11] 15 Colby Howard 23[89] Wayne Carroll Jr.[89]
Mike Skeen 1
Bayley Currey 7[90]
B. J. McLeod 1
Toyota Kris Wright 1[N 15]
Chevrolet 31
Toyota 1
Ford 1
Jimmy Means Racing 52 Gray Gaulding 21[92] Tim Brown[92]
Joey Gase 5[93][N 16]
Spencer Boyd 4
Dave Smith 1
Akinori Ogata 1[95]
Carson Ware 1[N 17]
Ford 3
Toyota 29
Chevrolet 1
MBM Motorsports 13 Chad Finchum 5[96] Mark Hillman 1
Clinton Cram 2
Patrick Magee 7
Sebastian LaForge 19
Doug Richert 3
Johnny Roten 1
David Starr 4[97]
Loris Hezemans 1[58][N 5]
Matt Jaskol 3[98]
Jason White 1[99]
Boris Said 1
Timmy Hill 15
Stephen Leicht 3
Ford 8
Toyota 24
Chevrolet 1
66 Timmy Hill 14[100] Clinton Cram 1[101]
Mark Hillman 6
Patrick Magee 6
Sebastian LaForge 1
Doug Richert 5
Tim Goulet 1
Johnny Roten 9
Carl Long 1
Michael Contarino 3
Matt Jaskol 4
David Starr 11
C. J. McLaughlin 1
Jason White 2
Loris Hezemans 1[N 5]
Ford RSS Racing with
Reaume Brothers Racing
2[102]
Our Motorsports 31[N 18]
23 Jason White 1[103] Paul Clapprood 3
Danny Johnson 12
Matt Swiderski 2[104]
Jonathan Stewart 1[44]
Kenneth Roettger Jr. 11
Billy Scott 2
Ronnie Osmer 2
Chevrolet Natalie Decker 5[105]
Tyler Reddick 4[N 19]
Blaine Perkins 8[106]
Tanner Berryhill 3[107]
J. J. Yeley 1[108]
Andy Lally 2[109]
Ty Dillon 4[104]
Patrick Emerling 3[110]
Austin Dillon 2
Chevrolet 26
Ford 5
Toyota 2
SS-Green Light Racing with
Rick Ware Racing
17 Cody Ware 7[111] Jason Miller 28
Mike Hillman Sr. 2
Mike Tyska 1
Joe Williams Jr. 2
J. J. Yeley 11[111]
Garrett Smithley 4[112]
Joey Gase 1[113]
Cole Custer 1[114][N 6]
Joe Graf Jr. 3
Carson Ware 4
Josh Bilicki 1
Mason Massey 1[N 20]

Limited schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew chief Rounds
Chevrolet ACG Motorsports[115] 25 Chris Cockrum[115] Jeff Spraker[115] 1[115]
B. J. McLeod Motorsports 76 Stefan Parsons[85] Keith Wolfe 1
Bassett Racing 77 Ronnie Bassett Jr.[116] Nathan Kennedy 13[116]
Mike McCoige 1
Ronald Bassett Sr. 1
8
Dillon Bassett[116][117] 6
Austin Dillon[117] 1
DGM Racing 91 Mario Gosselin[8] Dexter Bean 1
Preston Pardus[N 11] Tony Furr[N 11] 2[87]
Our Motorsports 03 Tyler Reddick[118][N 19] Danny Johnson 3[110]
Ronnie Osmer 7
2
Andy Lally[119][N 9] 8
Reaume Brothers Racing 33 Loris Hezemans Josh Reaume 1
Ford RSS Racing 38 Ryan Sieg[N 3] Shane Wilson 1
Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 81 Ty Gibbs (R) Chris Gayle 1[66]
MBM Motorsports 42 Chad Finchum Doug Richert 1
Timmy Hill Sebastian LaForge 1
Giorgio Maggi Danny Gill 1
Sam Hunt Racing 24 Will Rodgers Clinton Cram 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cassill ran the full season for JD Motorsports split between the Nos. 4 and 6.
  2. ^ a b c d Entries were fielded in a collaboration with Rick Ware Racing.
  3. ^ a b Ryan Sieg ran the full season for RSS Racing split between the Nos. 38 and 39.
  4. ^ Shigeaki Hattori was the listed owner of the No. 61 in each race, although the team only fielded the car if Austin Hill or Bubba Wallace was the driver. MBM Motorsports fielded it in all other races using Hattori's owner points and car number.
  5. ^ a b c d Entries were fielded in a collaboration with Reaume Brothers Racing.
  6. ^ a b c d Entries were fielded in a collaboration with Stewart-Haas Racing.
  7. ^ Kyle Tilley was initially entered in the car and drove it in practice, but was replaced by Davison for qualifying and the race due to a shoulder injury.
  8. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Richard Childress Racing.
  9. ^ a b At the Daytona Road Course race, which did not have qualifying, Andy Lally was initially entered in the No. 03 car for Our Motorsports, which was excluded due to the team being too low in owner points as there were over 40 cars on the entry list. As a result, Our partnered with B. J. McLeod Motorsports, and Lally moved to that team's No. 99 car, replacing Josh Bilicki, who was originally scheduled to drive it in that race.
  10. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with JR Motorsports.
  11. ^ a b c d At the Daytona Road Course race, which did not have qualifying, Preston Pardus was initially entered in DGM Racing's No. 91 car, which was excluded due to the team being too low in owner points as there were over 40 cars on the entry list. As a result, he replaced Caesar Bacarella in the No. 90. Tony Furr, who was going to be Pardus's crew chief when he was in the No. 91, made the move with him, replacing Eddie Troconis.
  12. ^ At Homestead-Miami, B. J. Tucker was listed on the entry list as crew chief. However, the team stated that Pardus was the actual crew chief.[86]
  13. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with RSS Racing.
  14. ^ a b Entries were fielded in a collaboration with Bassett Racing.
  15. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Sam Hunt Racing.[91]
  16. ^ At Talladega 2 (Race 28) the entry was fielded in a collaboration with Emerling-Gase Motorsports.[94]
  17. ^ It was a Rick Ware Racing entry using Jimmy Means Racing's owner points.
  18. ^ Entry at Homestead was an Our Motorsports entry using RSS/Reaume Brothers Racing's owner points.
  19. ^ a b At the Homestead–Miami Speedway race, which did not have qualifying, Tyler Reddick was initially entered in the No. 03 car for Our Motorsports, which was excluded due to the team being too low in owner points as there were over 40 cars on the entry list. As a result, Our partnered with RSS/Reaume Brothers Racing, and Reddick moved to that team's No. 23 car, which had previously been TBA on the entry list. After that, Our purchased RSS/Reaume Brothers Racing's owner points and would field the No. 23 car for the rest of the season.
  20. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with B. J. McLeod Motorsports.

Changes[edit]

Teams[edit]

  • On September 22, 2020, Kaulig Racing owner Matt Kaulig revealed on reporter Kelly Crandall's podcast that he hoped that his team would expand to three full-time cars plus one part-time car for the 2021 season.[120] The team did end up expanding to three full-time cars, as the No. 16 of A. J. Allmendinger will go from part-time to full-time. In terms of the fourth part-time car, Ross Chastain appears to be a potential driver for it, as he has expressed interest in continuing with the team part-time after he moves to the Cup Series full-time.[121]
  • On November 4, 2020, it was announced that Rick Ware Racing would be fielding two full-time Xfinity Series teams. The team returned to the series to attempt two races in late 2020 after about a year and a half away, reviving the No. 17 car.[122] Despite this announcement, it was later revealed on February 6, 2021 that RWR would only be fielding the No. 17, which would have an alliance with SS-Green Light Racing, similar to the partnership they had with them for No. 07 car in 2020.[113] On April 6, 2021, RWR announced that the No. 17 driven by Joey Gase would be renumbered to the No. 28 with a Havoline-inspired paint scheme for the Talladega race to honor the late Davey Allison. Gase would also drive the No. 28 (renumbered from the No. 53) at the spring Talladega Cup race.[123]
  • On December 3, 2020, it was revealed that DGM Racing would be fielding a fourth car for the first time, with team owner Mario Gosselin piloting the No. 91 in the season-opener at Daytona for his first Xfinity start as a driver since 2017. The car was also on the entry list the following week at the Daytona Road Course with Preston Pardus, but it was excluded from the field due to lack of owner points with the entry list having over 40 cars, and Pardus replaced Caesar Bacarella in the team's No. 90. It is unclear if the car will attempt additional races later in the season.[8]
  • On December 10, 2020, Richard Childress Racing announced the revival of their No. 2 car, which will be driven full-time by Myatt Snider, who drove for them part-time in 2020. It has yet to be announced if RCR's No. 21 will run part-time in, or not run at all 2021.[46]
  • On December 11, 2020, Our Motorsports announced that they would be expanding to two full-time cars in the Xfinity Series in 2021. The second car will be driven by multiple drivers, beginning with 2018 and 2019 series champion Tyler Reddick at Daytona,[118] Whelen Modified Tour driver Patrick Emerling,[110] ARCA Menards Series West driver Blaine Perkins, and additional drivers that have yet to be announced. Team owner Chris Our confirmed on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on December 14, 2020 that the number would be the No. 03.[110] After the No. 03 failed to qualify for the races with no practice and qualifying due to owner points with entry lists of over 40 cars, Our Motorsports purchased the points of the No. 23 car from RSS/Reaume Brothers Racing for the remainder of the season starting at Las Vegas in March.[124]
  • On January 19, 2021, Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta announced that he and the company were starting a full-time Xfinity Series team, Big Machine Racing, which will field the No. 48 Chevrolet. The team bought cars and equipment from RSS Racing/Reaume Brothers Racing's No. 93 car in 2020.[6]
  • On January 21, 2021, it was announced that the RSS Racing/Reaume Brothers Racing No. 93 car would be renumbered to the No. 23 for 2021, and that the team would receive newer cars and equipment that were previously used by the RSS No. 39 car, which switches to Ford in 2021. The old No. 93 cars and equipment were sold to Big Machine Racing.[102]
  • On January 25, 2021, Jordan Anderson Racing announced that they would be expanding into the Xfinity Series in 2021, fielding the No. 31 car full-time for driver/team owner Jordan Anderson, competing for Rookie of the Year honors. The team used Chevrolets acquired from Richard Childress Racing.[17]
  • On February 2, 2021, it was announced that the Bassett brothers, Ronnie and Dillon, would be starting their own Xfinity team for 2021, the No. 77 Chevrolet, which would be fielded full-time with both of them as well as other drivers sharing the car.[116]
  • On February 23, 2021, Joe Gibbs Racing revealed that they would be fielding a fifth car, the No. 81, at Road America for Ty Gibbs, which is a race where Kyle Busch will be in the No. 54, the car that Gibbs is running his part-time schedule for the team in.[66]
  • On March 5, 2021, it was announced that Whelen Euro Series driver Loris Hezemans, who made his Xfinity debut in 2019 at Road America, would return to the series to make two starts, both on ovals, in the MBM Motorsports No. 13. In those two races, the car will be fielded in a collaboration with Reaume Brothers Racing. MBM owner Carl Long said on Facebook the following day that the deal for RBR to partner with his team for Hezemans' races came as a result of Reaume's own No. 23 car being sold to Our Motorsports.[58]

Drivers[edit]

  • On September 15, 2020, it was announced that 2019 and 2020 ARCA Menards Series East champion Sam Mayer would move up to the Xfinity Series, driving the JR Motorsports No. 8 car. He will run the second half of the 2021 season after he turns 18 and is eligible to race in the series before running full-time for them in 2022.[27]
  • On September 21, 2020, it was announced that Ross Chastain would be moving up to the Cup Series full-time in 2021, driving the No. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing, therefore vacating the No. 10 for Kaulig Racing, his full-time Xfinity ride in 2020.[125] Chastain then revealed on September 22 that he has plans to return to the team for a part-time schedule,[121] although this did not end up happening.
  • On October 22, 2020, it was announced that JR Motorsports CARS Late Model Stock Tour driver and 2020 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series champion Josh Berry would race in the Xfinity Series part-time for JRM, sharing the team's No. 8 car with Mayer. Berry will drive in 12 races during the first half of the season before Mayer's 18th birthday.[25] He drove part-time in the Xfinity Series for the team from 2014 to 2016 as well as one start with Obaika Racing in 2016 and another with NextGen Motorsports in 2017, which was his most recent start in the series.
  • On November 12, 2020, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Daniel Hemric would drive their No. 18 full-time in 2021, replacing Riley Herbst. Hemric drove the JR Motorsports No. 8 part-time in 2020.[60] On November 12, 2020, Frontstretch reported that Herbst is expected to go to Stewart Haas Racing to drive their No. 98 full-time in 2021, replacing Chase Briscoe, who moved up to SHR's No. 14 car in the Cup Series, replacing the recently retired Clint Bowyer.[126][127] The official announcement of Herbst driving the No. 98 came on December 10, 2020.[54]
  • On November 16, 2020, Kaulig Racing announced that Jeb Burton would drive their No. 10 full-time in 2020, replacing Ross Chastain, who moved up to the Cup Series full-time in 2021 with Chip Ganassi Racing in the No. 42 car. Burton previously spent a number of years in the series running part-time for various teams, most recently the No. 8 for JR Motorsports in 2019 and 2020.[30]
  • On December 1, 2020, Kaulig Racing announced that A. J. Allmendinger would drive the No. 16 full-time in 2021, after driving for the team part-time for the previous two years (in the No. 16 in 2020 and the No. 10 in 2019) with much success.[34]
  • On December 3, 2020, it was revealed that Caesar Bacarella would be expanding his part-time schedule with DGM Racing to between 10 and 15 races in 2021, after previously running 6 and 3 races for them in 2020 and 2019, respectively. All of his starts have come in the team's No. 90 car, which will be the entry he drives again in 2021. Bacarella hopes to eventually drive full-time with DGM.[8]
  • On December 8, 2020, it was reported that ex-Formula 3 and Formula 2 and current IndyCar Series driver Santino Ferrucci could be coming to NASCAR to run up to 20 Xfinity Series races with Our Motorsports in 2021. On January 8, 2021, it was announced that Ferrucci joined Sam Hunt Racing to drive part-time on mile-and-a-half tracks for the season.[71] Brandon Gdovic and Kris Wright will also make a few starts for Sam Hunt.
  • On December 8, 2020, B. J. McLeod Motorsports announced that Jesse Little would drive the No. 78 full-time in 2021. Little drove the No. 4 car for JD Motorsports in 2020.[80]
  • On December 10, 2020, it was announced that Myatt Snider would return to Richard Childress Racing in 2021, driving the No. 2 full-time after driving the No. 21 part-time in 2020. This will be his second full season in the Xfinity Series, as he ran the rest of the races in 2020 in the No. 93 for RSS/Reaume Brothers Racing.[46]
  • On December 14, 2020, it was announced that Patrick Emerling would return to run another part-time schedule with Our Motorsports, although now in the No. 03 as Brett Moffitt is running full-time in the No. 02 that Emerling drove in his one start in 2020.[110] With Our Motorsports acquiring the No. 23 car from RSS/Reaume Brothers Racing, Emerling drove the No. 23 instead of the No. 03.
  • On December 23, 2020, MBM Motorsports owner Carl Long posted on Facebook that the team is looking for a driver who brings sponsorship to run full-time in one of their Xfinity cars.[128] This driver will join Timmy Hill, Chad Finchum and Stephen Leicht, who were previously announced to return to MBM in 2021.[96] On February 11, 2021, it was announced that David Starr would drive the team's No. 13 full-time, although he would not run the season-opener at Daytona. He drove for MBM in three Cup Series races in 2017.[97] When the No. 13 started to fail to qualify for races without practice and qualifying due to being too low in owner points, Starr would instead drive either the No. 61 or No. 66 for MBM.
  • On January 11, 2021, it was announced that Miguel Paludo would be returning to NASCAR and would drive the JR Motorsports No. 8 in the road course races at the Daytona RC, COTA, and Mid-Ohio. This was his first time in the Xfinity Series since 2012 and first time in NASCAR since 2013 in the Truck Series. After being unable to find a NASCAR ride for 2014, Paludo returned to his home country of Brazil and has competed in the Porsche GT3 Carrera Cup Series since 2015.[26]
  • On January 19, 2021, Jade Buford was announced as the driver of the Big Machine Racing's No. 48 in 2021, running full-time and for Rookie of the Year. Buford drove in the Xfinity Series road course races in 2020 for SS-Green Light Racing with Big Machine Records as his sponsor.[6] He was not approved by NASCAR to race at Daytona to start the season, so his first race will be at the Daytona Road Course the following week. Buford has only competed on road courses in a stock car.[129] On Point Motorsports Truck Series driver Danny Bohn made his Xfinity debut substituting for Buford at Daytona.[7]
  • On January 22, 2021, JD Motorsports announced that Landon Cassill would return full-time to the Xfinity Series in the No. 4 Chevrolet, replacing Jesse Little, who left for B. J. McLeod Motorsports. Cassill previously drove for Shepherd Racing Ventures, starting and parking their No. 89 early in the season. When Shepherd's team stopped attempting races after COVID-19, Cassill was without a ride for the rest of 2020. Cassill has driven for JDM in the past, including in 2014 where he finished 12th in the standings.[13]
  • On January 25, 2021, it was announced that Ryan Vargas would drive full-time for JD Motorsports in 2021 in the team's No. 6 car and competing for Rookie of the Year honors. Vargas previously drove JDM's No. 15 part-time in 2019 and the Nos. 6 and 15 in 2020.[15]
  • On February 5, 2021, RSS Racing and Reaume Brothers Racing announced that Natalie Decker would make her Xfinity debut at the Daytona Road Course, the first of five races she would run in their No. 23.[105] After Our Motorsports partnered with the two teams to operate the No. 23 car for the rest of the season beginning at Las Vegas in March, it was confirmed that Decker would still be in the car for the four remaining races on her schedule. Our had yet to select a driver to be in the No. 03 for all four of those races.[130]
  • On March 31, 2021, NASCAR announced that drivers Josh Reaume and Mike Wallace had been reinstated. Both drivers were suspended after making posts on social media in November and September 2020, respectfully, that violated Sections 12.1 and 12.8.1.e (member conduct guidelines) of the NASCAR Rule Book. Reaume competed in two Xfinity Series races in 2020, one for Mike Harmon Racing and the other for his own team, Reaume Brothers Racing (with RSS Racing). Wallace competed in three of the road course races in the series in 2020 for JD Motorsports.[131]
  • On May 3, 2021, Our Motorsports announced that Tanner Berryhill would drive the No. 23 at Darlington in May and both Texas races. This is Berryhill's first start in the series since 2014 (although he did have 1 DNQ in both 2015 and 2018), and first start in NASCAR since 2018, when he drove for Obaika Racing in the last two races of the Cup Series season.[107]
  • On May 10, 2021, it was revealed through the release of the entry list for the race at Dover that JD Motorsports drivers Landon Cassill (No. 4), and Ryan Vargas (No. 6), would be switching cars for that race. The move was made because the following week's race at Circuit of the Americas will have qualifying and a field of 36 cars instead of 40, and Vargas' No. 6 is low enough in owner points (37th before the race at Dover) that it has a chance of failing to qualify while the No. 4 is high enough (21st) to qualify.[14]
  • On May 14, 2021, Kaulig Racing announced that Zane Smith would drive the No. 11 at Dover as a substitute for Justin Haley, who was sidelined in accordance with team and COVID-19 protocols. This will be Smith's first race since he drove the No. 8 part-time for JR Motorsports in 2019.[33]
  • On May 21, 2021, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion Jeff Green announced his retirement from both racing and crew chiefing in NASCAR.[132]
  • On July 8, Rick Ware Racing announced that Andrew Ranger, their NASCAR Pinty's Series driver, would drive the No. 17 entry at New Hampshire, but the deal fell through and J. J. Yeley drove the car instead of Ranger.[133]
  • On July 10, 2021, JR Motorsports announced that Austin Dillon would drive the No. 1 car at Atlanta as a substitute for Michael Annett, who suffered a leg injury while he was exercising a few weeks before.[134] On July 12, Josh Berry was announced as Annett's substitute at New Hampshire. Despite missing the two races, Annett was granted a playoff waiver by NASCAR.[135] After returning at Watkins Glen, Annett's injury worsened when competing in that race and as a result, he did not run the next two races. Annett was replaced by Chase Elliott at the Indy Road Course and Berry at Michigan. Berry again drove the No. 1 at Bristol, Las Vegas (a race which he would win) and Talladega after Annett reinjured his leg while working out.[136] Annett returned from his injury for the race at the Charlotte Roval and would also drive the car at Texas and Kansas.
  • On August 31, 2021, Jordan Anderson Racing announced that Austin Dillon would drive the No. 31 at the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington.[137]
  • On September 4, 2021, Our Motorsports announced that Ty Dillon would drive the No. 02 that day in the race at Darlington as a substitute for Brett Moffitt, who was out for unspecified medical reasons.[45] Dillon would also fill in for Moffitt at the Richmond fall race.[138] On September 22, Jordan Anderson Racing announced that Dillon would drive their No. 31 at Las Vegas.[21]
  • On September 10, 2021, JD Motorsports announced that Colby Howard would not be driving their No. 15 car for the remainder of the season starting at Richmond. This came after Howard announced that he would leave the team to drive for McAnally-Hilgemann Racing full-time in the Truck Series in 2022.[90] Bayley Currey would drive the car at Richmond, Las Vegas, Talladega, Texas and Kansas, B. J. McLeod drove it at Bristol, and Kris Wright drove it at the Charlotte Roval.
  • On October 20, 2021, NASCAR and SS-Green Light Racing indefinitely suspended Carson Ware after he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting a female, simple assault, and injury to personal property. Ware, who was going to drive the SSGLR No. 17 in that weekend's race at Kansas, was replaced by Garrett Smithley.[139]

Crew chiefs[edit]

  • On November 13, 2020, it was announced that Travis Mack, previously the crew chief for Michael Annett and the No. 1 car for JR Motorsports, would be leaving for the new Trackhouse Racing Team in the Cup Series to crew chief Daniel Suárez's No. 99 car.[140]
  • On November 17, 2020, Joe Gibbs Racing announced changes to their crew chief lineup in 2021.[61]
    • Chris Gayle, previously the crew chief of JGR's No. 20 Cup Series team, will move to the Xfinity Series and be the crew chief of the No. 54 team, replacing Jacob Canter, who was serving as that team's crew chief in addition to his position as JGR's test team manager.
    • Jason Ratcliff, previously the crew chief of the JGR-aligned No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team in the Cup Series, which has closed down, will move back to the Xfinity Series and crew chief the No. 20 of Harrison Burton, replacing Ben Beshore. Ratcliff previously crew chiefed the same car when it was driven by Christopher Bell.
    • Ben Beshore will move to the Cup Series and replace Adam Stevens (who moves to the No. 20 JGR Cup team, replacing Gayle) as the crew chief of the No. 18 of Kyle Busch.
  • On November 23, 2020, Mark Setzer, previously a JD Motorsports crew chief, tweeted that he would be moving to the Jeremy Clements Racing No. 51 team as its crew chief in 2021.[16] He replaces Andrew Abbott, who moved over to Sam Hunt Racing to crew chief their No. 26 car, replacing Eddie Troconis, who became the crew chief of the Young's Motorsports No. 02 in the Truck Series.
  • On December 10, 2020, JR Motorsports announced that Mike Bumgarner, who spent the previous seven years as the team's director of race operations, would serve as the crew chief for the No. 1 of Michael Annett.[23] JRM has yet to announce who will replace Bumgarner as the director of race operations when he returns to crew chiefing.
  • On December 14, 2020, JD Motorsports announced that Wayne Carroll Jr. would be Colby Howard's crew chief in 2021 on the No. 15 car. Carroll crew chiefed JDM's No. 6 car in most of the races in 2020. Howard was crew chiefed by Mark Setzer, who left the team for the No. 51 of Jeremy Clements, in all but one of his starts in 2020. (Carroll crew chiefed Howard in the one race where Setzer did not).[89]
  • On December 14, 2020, Danny Johnson was announced as the crew chief of Our Motorsports' new second full-time car, the No. 03.[110] He previously was with Martins Motorsports, working as their crew chief during the first half of the 2020 season.
  • On January 19, 2021, it was announced that Patrick Donahue would be the crew chief for the new Big Machine Racing and the No. 48 of Jade Buford. Donahue worked for SS-Green Light Racing for the last three years, crew chiefing Joey Gase in 2018, Gray Gaulding in 2019, and Joe Graf Jr. in 2020.[6] On February 5, 2021, first-year crew chief Mike Tyska, who previously worked at Germain Racing, GMS Racing, and Rick Ware Racing during his career, was announced as Graf's new crew chief, replacing Donahue.[48]
  • On January 27, 2021, Kaulig Racing announced that Jason Trinchere, who had served as the lead race engineer on the No. 11 car driven by Justin Haley during the 2020 season, would serve as crew chief for the No. 16 driven by A. J. Allmendinger. It was also announced that Matt Swiderski, who was previously the crew chief for Team Penske's part-time No. 12 car in the Xfinity Series, would join Kaulig to serve as crew chief for their part-time Cup team, the No. 16, driven by Kaz Grala, Allmendinger, and other drivers.
  • On February 1, 2021, it had been announced that Shannon Rursch would become the full-time crew chief of Josh Williams' No. 92 for DGM Racing. Williams worked with a rotation of 12 different crew chiefs in 2020.[141] However, this did not end up happening, as instead of Rursch, Ryan London was listed as the team's crew chief for the first two races of the season and then Eddie Troconis was for the next two races. All three of them also work for other teams in addition to the No. 92. (Rursch works for Venturini Motorsports in ARCA while London and Troconis work for Young's Motorsports in the Truck Series.) Steven Hazelbaker made his crew chiefing debut at Phoenix in March with Williams and the No. 92.
  • On February 2, 2021, it was announced that DGM Racing crew chief Nathan Kennedy would move with the Bassett brothers, who both previously drove part-time for DGM, to their new team in the series, the No. 77.[116]
  • On April 1, 2021, it was announced that Mark Hillman, who had joined MBM Motorsports at the start of the season to crew chief Timmy Hill and their No. 66 Xfinity Series car, would be leaving for McAnally-Hilgemann Racing to be the crew chief for Derek Kraus in the Truck Series.[142]
  • On May 3, 2021, RSS Racing announced that Shane Wilson would rejoin the team as the crew chief for Ryan Sieg's No. 39. He was the crew chief for the same car in 2019. He left for David Gilliland Racing to crew chief Tanner Gray's No. 15 in the Truck Series in 2020. DGR released him on April 30, 2021.[53] On August 18, 2021, NASCAR announced that Wilson would be suspended for four races after the car lost its left rear tire and caused a caution during the Indy Road Course race. Later in the day, RSS Racing announced that Wilson would be completely relieved of his duties, and Kevin Starland returned as Sieg's crew chief starting at Michigan.[52]

Interim crew chiefs[edit]

  • On June 14, 2021, Dustin Albino from Jayski tweeted that Jason Trinchere, the crew chief of Kaulig Racing's No. 16 car driven by A. J. Allmendinger, would miss the race at Nashville because his wife was expecting a baby.[35] Justin Cox would be the interim crew chief for the team in that race. Cox was one of multiple crew chiefs of the No. 16 in 2020 when Allmedinger ran part-time in the car.
  • On September 4, 2021, JR Motorsports announced that engineer Allen Hart would fill in as crew chief for Justin Allgaier and the No. 7 team in that day's race at Darlington, as Jason Burdett was forced to miss the race due to COVID-19 protocols.[143] Jason Ratcliff, the crew chief for Harrison Burton's No. 20, also had to miss the race (Joe Gibbs Racing did not announce why), and engineer Dustin Zacharyasz filled in as crew chief.
  • On October 26, 2021, NASCAR suspended Our Motorsports No. 23 crew chief Kenneth Roettger Jr. for four Xfinity points races after the car lost a ballast during the Kansas playoff race.[144] Ronnie Osmer, who crew chiefed the team's No. 03 car when it did not qualify for races due to being too low in owner points, would fill in as the interim crew chief of the No. 23.

Manufacturers[edit]

  • On January 11, 2021, after over 10 seasons with Chevrolet and ECR Engines, RSS Racing announced its manufacturer switch to Ford, with engines supplied by Roush-Yates Engines.[50] However, this change would only be for the team's No. 39 car, as the No. 23 (previously No. 93) car, fielded jointly with Reaume Brothers Racing and later Our Motorsports, as well as their ARCA car, would still remain Chevrolets.

Sponsorship[edit]

  • On November 19, 2020, it was announced that Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber, and Black Rifle Coffee would sponsor Noah Gragson's No. 9 for JR Motorsports in all 33 races in 2021. The three companies sponsored him in 21 races in 2020.[145]
  • On December 10, 2020, it was announced that TaxSlayer would continue to sponsor Myatt Snider at Richard Childress Racing in 2021, although this year, it would (along with Snider's schedule) be for all 33 races. This is the first time in the company's time as a NASCAR sponsor that they have been a primary sponsor on a car after many years of sponsoring teams part-time.[46]
  • On December 10, 2020, Monster Energy was announced as the primary sponsor of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 98 team for the majority of the 2021 schedule, moving over with Riley Herbst from the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18.[54]
  • On December 21, 2020, it was announced that First Pacific Funding would increase their presence on Jeremy Clements Racing's No. 51 after sponsoring the team twice in 2020.[146] On January 3, 2021, Clements announced that Diecast Kings would also sponsor an increased number of races with his team in 2021, after sponsoring him once in 2020.[147]
  • On December 23, 2020, it was revealed that RoofClaim.com, which was the primary sponsor for MBM Motorsports, would not return to the team in 2021 due to lack of airtime on the TV broadcasts and the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the lack of exposure with fans at the track.[148]
  • On January 25, 2021, Jordan Anderson Racing announced that Bommarito Automotive Group, one of the most prominent sponsors on their Truck Series No. 3 team, would sponsor the team's new Xfinity Series car, the No. 31, in multiple races.[17]
  • On February 8, 2021, Offerpad was announced as the primary sponsor of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 for four races in 2021.[149]
  • On March 2, 2021, it was announced that Dogecoin would return as a NASCAR sponsor and would be on Stefan Parsons' No. 99 for B. J. McLeod Motorsports at Las Vegas in March. The cryptocurrency company was previously a sponsor on Stefan's father Phil's former Cup Series team, Phil Parsons Racing, in 2014 with Josh Wise. Its users came together to win Wise the fan vote for the 2014 All-Star Race.[150]

Schedule[edit]

The Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway in September

Daytona,[1] Phoenix,[151][152] Texas,[153] and Circuit of the Americas[154] revealed their race dates ahead of the release of the entire schedule, which NASCAR announced on October 30, 2020.[155]

Note: The Dash 4 Cash races (the spring races at Martinsville, Talladega, Darlington and Dover) are listed in bold.[156]

No Race title Track Date
1 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida February 13
2 Super Start Batteries 188 Daytona International Speedway (Road Course), Daytona Beach, Florida February 20[157]
3 Contender Boats 250 Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida February 27
4 Alsco Uniforms 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada March 6
5 Call 811 Before You Dig 200 Phoenix Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona March 13
6 EchoPark 250 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia March 20
7 Cook Out 250 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia April 9–11
8 Ag-Pro 300 Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama April 24
9 Steakhouse Elite 200 Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina May 8
10 Drydene 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware May 15
11 Pit Boss 250 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas May 22
12 Alsco Uniforms 300 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina May 29
13 B&L Transport 170 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio June 5
14 Alsco Uniforms 250 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas June 12
15 Tennessee Lottery 250 Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tennessee June 19
16 Pocono Green 225 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania June 27
17 Henry 180 Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin July 3
18 Credit Karma Money 250 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia July 10
19 Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire July 17
20 Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 at The Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York August 7
21 Pennzoil 150 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course), Speedway, Indiana August 14
22 New Holland 250 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan August 21
23 Wawa 250 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida August 27
24 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina September 4
25 Go Bowling 250 Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia September 11
26 Food City 300 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee September 17
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs
Round of 12
27 Alsco Uniforms 302 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada September 25
28 Sparks 300 Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama October 2
29 Drive for the Cure 250
presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina
Charlotte Motor Speedway (Roval), Concord, North Carolina October 9
Round of 8
30 Andy's Frozen Custard 335 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas October 16
31 Kansas Lottery 300 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas October 23
32 Dead On Tools 250 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia October 30
Championship 4
33 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race Phoenix Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona November 6

Schedule changes[edit]

  • Circuit of the Americas (in Austin, Texas) is added for the first time.
  • Nashville Superspeedway returns for the first time since 2011.
  • Auto Club Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Iowa Speedway and Kentucky Speedway are removed from the schedule.
    • Auto Club Speedway was initially on the schedule, but was replaced by an event at the Daytona Road Course due to COVID-19 regulations.
  • Atlanta and Martinsville will go from hosting one race to two. This is the first time Atlanta has hosted two races, while Martinsville will host two races for the first time since 1994.
  • Bristol and Dover will go from having two races on the schedule to one as the Bristol race will be the paved event. (The Xfinity Series will not race on the Bristol dirt weekend.)
  • The Darlington (spring) and Talladega (fall) races added during COVID-19 schedule changes will be kept.
  • The fall Texas and Kansas weekends swapped spots, with Texas being the Round of 8 opener and Kansas being the middle race.

Results and standings[edit]

Race results[edit]

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Manufacturer No. Winning team
1 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 Austin Cindric Harrison Burton
Austin Cindric
[note 1]
Austin Cindric Ford 22 Team Penske
2 Super Start Batteries 188 Brett Moffitt Austin Cindric Ty Gibbs Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
3 Contender Boats 250 Austin Cindric Austin Cindric Myatt Snider Chevrolet 2 Richard Childress Racing
4 Alsco Uniforms 300 Myatt Snider Daniel Hemric A. J. Allmendinger Chevrolet 16 Kaulig Racing
5 Call 811 Before You Dig 200 Daniel Hemric Austin Cindric Austin Cindric Ford 22 Team Penske
6 EchoPark 250 Austin Cindric Martin Truex Jr. Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 7 JR Motorsports
7 Cook Out 250 Harrison Burton Josh Berry Josh Berry Chevrolet 8 JR Motorsports
8 Ag-Pro 300 Austin Cindric Austin Cindric Jeb Burton Chevrolet 10 Kaulig Racing
9 Steakhouse Elite 200 A. J. Allmendinger Noah Gragson Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 7 JR Motorsports
10 Drydene 200 Daniel Hemric Justin Allgaier Austin Cindric Ford 22 Team Penske
11 Pit Boss 250 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
12 Alsco Uniforms 300 Riley Herbst Daniel Hemric Ty Gibbs Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
13 B&L Transport 170 Austin Cindric Austin Cindric A. J. Allmendinger Chevrolet 16 Kaulig Racing
14 Alsco Uniforms 250 A. J. Allmendinger Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
15 Tennessee Lottery 250 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
16 Pocono Green 225 Harrison Burton Austin Cindric Austin Cindric Ford 22 Team Penske
17 Henry 180 Ty Gibbs A. J. Allmendinger Kyle Busch Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
18 Credit Karma Money 250 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
19 Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 Jeb Burton Christopher Bell Christopher Bell Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 at The Glen Justin Allgaier Ty Gibbs Ty Gibbs Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Pennzoil 150 A. J. Allmendinger Austin Cindric Austin Cindric Ford 22 Team Penske
22 New Holland 250 Austin Cindric A. J. Allmendinger A. J. Allmendinger Chevrolet 16 Kaulig Racing
23 Wawa 250 A. J. Allmendinger A. J. Allmendinger Justin Haley Chevrolet 11 Kaulig Racing
24 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Daniel Hemric Denny Hamlin Noah Gragson Chevrolet 9 JR Motorsports
25 Go Bowling 250 Austin Cindric Ty Gibbs Noah Gragson Chevrolet 9 JR Motorsports
26 Food City 300 Noah Gragson Justin Allgaier A. J. Allmendinger Chevrolet 16 Kaulig Racing
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs
Round of 12
27 Alsco Uniforms 302 Austin Cindric Justin Allgaier Josh Berry Chevrolet 1 JR Motorsports
28 Sparks 300 Justin Allgaier Riley Herbst Brandon Brown Chevrolet 68 Brandonbilt Motorsports
29 Drive for the Cure 250 Austin Cindric Austin Cindric A. J. Allmendinger Chevrolet 16 Kaulig Racing
Round of 8
30 Andy's Frozen Custard 335 A. J. Allmendinger John Hunter Nemechek John Hunter Nemechek Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
31 Kansas Lottery 300 Daniel Hemric Austin Cindric Ty Gibbs Toyota 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
32 Dead On Tools 250 Austin Cindric Noah Gragson Noah Gragson Chevrolet 9 JR Motorsports
Championship 4
33 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race Austin Cindric Austin Cindric Daniel Hemric Toyota 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
  1. ^ Burton and Cindric both led 28 laps.

Drivers' championship[edit]

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by final practice results or 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 DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL MAR TAL DAR DOV COA CLT MOH TEX NSH POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO Pts. Stage Bonus
1 Daniel Hemric 9 3 3 2*2 232 9 32 12 5 9 29 28*12 12 4 13 6 2 30 3 22 12 39 5 241 6 102 5 4 312 2 15 3 12 4040 164
2 Austin Cindric 1* 2*1 5*2 41 1*1 13 6 2* 301 1 5 2 14* 31 321 1* 8 10 4 31 1* 371 39 3 16 2 4 8 2* 51 2*2 21 2*1 4035 442
3 Noah Gragson 32 28 33 5 39 4 21 62 4* 15 36 27 40 7 8 4 9 3 14 7 5 3 7 12 1 12 3 30 6 3 35 1*2 12 4025 177
4 A. J. Allmendinger 5 35 141 1 5 5 13 3 13 4 21 33 11 6 5 5 4*12 13 12 22 22 1*2 2* 20 181 1 71 39 1 6 31 7 14 4023 501
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs cut-off
Pos Driver DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL MAR TAL DAR DOV COA CLT MOH TEX NSH POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO Pts. Stage Bonus
5 Justin Allgaier 28 26 38 14 8 1 9 29 1 3*1 3 11 35 2 2 3 12 7 2 4 11 6 3 6 4 4*1 2*2 3 9 4 9 5 9 2300 41 213
6 Justin Haley 29 9 6 8 26 8 8 81 14 92 19 22 9 19 38 10 4 6 9 31 17 11 4 2 6 9 6 4 7 4 33 5 2244 19 156
7 Brandon Jones 381 4 2 3 33 37 5 37 3 35 17 8 4 5 6 7 19 39 38 6 36 2 40 33 20 5 6 2 5 10 11 6 7 2239 8 39
8 Harrison Burton 3* 6 39 9 12 3 7 10 112 6 6 3 38 30 3 371 5 24 5 5 9 5 9 2 9 7 10 25 15 8 34 20 3 2194 20 85
9 Myatt Snider 7 13 1 32 11 11 15 9 19 16 21 26 29 33 31 10 23 21 7 15 7 36 8 9 25 8 15 31 8 21 10 13 19 2172 25 5
10 Jeb Burton 4 5 4 10 6 25 11 1 20 11 10 9 16 32 7 8 14 2 11 8 23 29 42 5 10 24 36 7 13 11 12 37 23 2162 32 98
11 Riley Herbst 26 39 11 40 4 6 29 4 28 17 16 12 21 12 10 35 7 19 10 13 8 7 10 38 5 3 33 27* 34 12 13 10 4 2157 30 110
12 Jeremy Clements 22 10 9 17 10 12 14 14 6 12 23 10 33 14 11 13 28 8 15 16 14 11 24 8 26 13 39 24 12 29 17 9 18 2126 12
13 Ty Gibbs (R) 12 2 4 18 5 1 3 22 33 1* 19 13 7*2 11 11 21 1 27 663 167 23
14 Ryan Sieg 31 27 8 38 37 10 23 5 9 8 25 31 9 11 16 17 22 12 13 18 32 12 16 11 13 34 17 11 32 14 5 31 17 643 36
15 Michael Annett 36 15 13 6 38 7 10 32 7 7 11 24 7 10 12 12 3 11 QL 30 14 22 27 9 7 38 11 638 95
16 Brandon Brown 6 8 34 11 3 33 27 7 24 10 26 4 6 13 35 15 11 31 17 12 34 40 34 28 8 14 22 1 22 33 14 36 20 620 30 5
17 Josh Berry (R) 27 10 7 36 38 1* 31 2 22 32 8 19 4 9 23 8 4 24 35 1 9 28 540 75 11
18 Josh Williams 21 17 26 16 21 16 16 28 39 38 DNQ 21 10 17 21 40 17 18 22 14 15 18 17 15 23 20 24 14 11 19 26 11 32 531 1
19 Alex Labbé 40 22 15 35 32 17 31 21 10 19 20 14 11 18 17 16 21 15 36 39 13 31 31 10 19 19 38 21 14 24 33 8 30 503 12
20 Tommy Joe Martins 24 24 18 15 17 18 34 11 15 20 35 29 39 21 20 20 15 16 21 19 21 19 18 37 37 23 14 18 33 18 23 40 24 497 24
21 Brett Moffitt 22‡ 11 7 34 9 40 12 17 8 13 12 25 31 8 23 11 31 6 9 26 31 8 11 QL 40 12 26 37 16 6 19 8 495 37
22 Landon Cassill 23 12 19 21 22 14 37 20 12 25 22 13 20 15 29 21 27 38 25 20 17 26 21 16 39 39 16 37 17 36 19 12 DNQ 465 1
23 Jade Buford (R) 36 20 30 20 26 19 18 35 33 15 17 13 16 33 19 34 17 18 21 20 9 28 21 36 27 26 12 16 39 38 17 33 435 8
24 Kyle Weatherman 15 16 25 33 34 28 25 23 33 22 DNQ DNQ 26 37 28 26 DNQ 32 19 34 16 24 32 34 15 29 18 20 23 25 21 34 26 341 3
25 Sam Mayer (R) 18 35 9 39 10 27 33 12 39 12 9 34 38 10 13 8 4 13 338 27
26 Jeffrey Earnhardt 37 30 22 19 19 19 36 22 31 18 DNQ 22 34 36 DNQ 22 DNQ 22 26 25 23 20 26 30 25 29 29 20 23 28 22 36 325 2
27 Ryan Vargas (R) 18 37 24 23 30 31 40 30 27 26 16 18 24 18 39 14 29 21 27 25 35 37 19 33 36 22 22 32 28 301
28 Joe Graf Jr. 11 20 27 18 25 29 38 33 37 29 DNQ 30 31 34 32 25 24 30 38 35 19 31 17 40 10 28 26 29 15 35 286
29 Matt Mills 16 19 29 39 35 34 33 25 40 27 35 23 26 25 23 26 32 38 14 33 23 21 36 28 23 30 32 25 29 29 271
30 J. J. Yeley 12 13 24 22 14 22 23 22 13 29 37 16 19 40 16 22 267 14
31 David Starr 38 21 29 28 27 22 16 17 40 DNQ 36 20 24 33 40 20 DNQ 22 14 30 28 30 21 40 34 36 24 21 265
32 Colby Howard 35 23 36 20 16 21 39 19 29 28 28 30 22 28 DNQ 24 DNQ 20 30 31 25 26 27 225 2
33 Jesse Little 17 14 32 26 40 22 32 26 32 37 DNQ 18 24 29 27 29 28 28 27 32 32 28 31 30 215
34 Gray Gaulding 34 21 28 27 27 36 21 34 38 31 27 DNQ 17 38 DNQ DNQ 35 DNQ 27 40 18 40 39 140
35 Andy Lally 31 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 18 5 13 10 127 19
36 Preston Pardus 33 14 25 16 23 35 7 18 127 2
37 Santino Ferrucci 30 13 15 15 14 33 17 122
38 Stefan Parsons 13 31 36 18 20 23 35 36 22 24 34 119 4
39 Mason Massey 32 27 30 29 40 30 25 18 17 23 35 27 37 116
40 Blaine Perkins 24 30 35 34 23 20 132 16 113 12
41 Brandon Gdovic 8 17 36 23 16 21 101
42 Cody Ware 39 25 23 23 20 15 24 92
43 Colin Garrett 15 20 37 17 14 83
44 Ryan Ellis 16 24 28 30 35 23 DNQ 67 1
45 Sage Karam 26 16 25 25 62 6
46 Garrett Smithley 24 25 19 18 62
47 Jason White 10 39 15 28 59
48 Chad Finchum 30 23 28 39 15 DNQ DNQ DNQ 33 57
49 Dexter Bean 17 25 29 35 27 52
50 Matt Jaskol 28 34 39 19 27 DNQ DNQ 27 51
51 Stephen Leicht 29 DNQ 26 28 DNQ 38 21 DNQ 45
52 Miguel Paludo 7 34 27 44 1
53 Natalie Decker 40 24 26 32 25 42
54 Caesar Bacarella 12 38 DNQ 35 36 32 37 3
55 Carson Ware 28 36 28 31 32 31 36
56 Dylan Lupton 35 38 27 15 33
57 Joey Gase 36 36 15 30 40 DNQ 32
58 Spencer Pumpelly 19 36 24 32
59 Ronnie Bassett Jr. DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 22 27 25
60 Patrick Emerling 31 32 24 25 1
61 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 14 23
62 Loris Hezemans 31 27 DNQ 35 32 23
63 George Gorham Jr. 18 21 2
64 Tanner Berryhill 21 39 37 18
65 Kyle Sieg 34 27 13
66 C. J. McLaughlin 37± 37 40 32 34 35 13
67 Robby Lyons 25 12
68 Boris Said 31 DNQ 6
69 Dave Smith 33 4
70 Michael Munley 35 2
71 Josh Bilicki 29 24 25 38 1
72 Mike Harmon 39 1
Mike Skeen DNQ 0
Dillon Bassett DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Chris Cockrum DNQ 0
Mario Gosselin DNQ 0
Giorgio Maggi DNQ 0
Ineligible for Xfinity Series driver points
Pos Driver DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL MAR TAL DAR DOV COA CLT MOH TEX NSH POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO Pts. Stage Bonus
Kyle Busch 1* 1*2 1*2 1 1*12
John Hunter Nemechek 32 3 221 1*2 6
Christopher Bell 1*12 6
Martin Truex Jr. 2*12
Kevin Harvick 4 6 33
Chase Elliott 4
Ty Dillon 14 37 31 35 7 5 13 11 15 8 26
Tyler Reddick DNQ 40 12 8 5 15 16 7
Jordan Anderson DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 34 36 15 22 5 20
Austin Dillon 13 11 37 6 29
Chase Briscoe 6 19
Bayley Currey 33 32 35 22 7 24 26 40 24 24 DNQ DNQ 37 40 30 DNQ 34 32 DNQ 34 27 38 13 36 17 16 35 31
Cole Custer 7
Austin Hill 9 25 29 18 20
Bubba Wallace 10
Sheldon Creed 10
Denny Hamlin 12*
Timmy Hill 20 34 16 37 14 20 30 13 25 30 33 34 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 20 DNQ 29 DNQ DNQ 36 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Will Rodgers 14 28 29
Kaz Grala 18 15
Kris Wright 18 32 32 25 17 30 39
James Davison 18
Danny Bohn 19
B. J. McLeod 26 21 DNQ 22 26 30
Spencer Boyd 33 38 33 31 25 31 28 31 30 DNQ
Akinori Ogata 34 26
Tim Viens 29
Ross Chastain 30
Jesse Iwuji 31
Dawson Cram 35
Zane Smith 36
Grant Enfinger 36
Erik Jones 36
Kyle Tilley 40
Ryan Eversley DNQ
Pos Driver DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL MAR TAL DAR DOV COA CLT MOH TEX NSH POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO Pts. Stage Bonus
Cody Ware started receiving points at the Daytona Road Course.
Brett Moffitt started receiving points at Talladega in April.[158]
±C. J. McLaughlin was replaced by David Starr during the race due to the former suffering from heat exhaustion. Since McLaughlin started the race, he is officially credited with 37th place.
Josh Bilicki started receiving points at the Charlotte Roval in October.

Owners' championship (Top 15)[edit]

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by final practice results or 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. No. Car Owner DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL MAR TAL DAR DOV COA CLT MOH TEX NSH POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO Points Bonus
1 22 Roger Penske 1* 2*1 5*2 41 1*1 13 6 2* 301 1 5 2 14* 31 321 1* 8 10 4 31 1* 371 39 3 16 2 4 8 2* 51 2*2 21 2*1 4035 423
2 54 Coy Gibbs 14 12 37 31 2 2*12 4 35 18 5 1* 1 3 1*2 1*2 22 1 1*12 1*12 1* 19 13 6 12* 7*2 11 11 221 21 1*2 1 27 6 4031 292
3 9 Rick Hendrick 32 28 33 5 39 4 21 62 4* 15 36 27 40 7 8 4 9 3 14 7 5 3 7 12 1 12 3 30 6 3 35 1*2 12 4025 168
4 16 Matt Kaulig 5 35 141 1 5 5 13 3 13 4 21 33 11 6 5 5 4*12 13 12 22 22 1*2 2* 20 181 1 71 39 1 6 31 7 14 4023 501
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs cut-off
5 18 Coy Gibbs 9 3 3 2*2 232 9 32 12 5 9 29 28*12 12 4 13 6 2 30 3 22 12 39 5 241 6 102 5 4 312 2 15 3 12 2340 155
6 7 Kelley Earnhardt-Miller 28 26 38 14 8 1 9 29 1 3*1 3 11 35 2 2 3 12 7 2 4 11 6 3 6 4 4*1 2*2 3 9 4 9 5 9 2299 204
7 11 Matt Kaulig 29 9 6 8 26 8 8 81 14 36 92 19 22 9 19 38 10 4 6 9 31 17 11 4 2 6 9 6 4 7 4 33 5 2243 147
8 1 L. W. Miller 36 15 13 6 38 7 10 32 7 7 11 24 7 10 12 12 3 11 8 11 4 4 30 14 22 35 1 9 27 9 7 38 11 2195 610
9 20 Joe Gibbs 3* 6 39 9 12 3 7 10 112 6 6 3 38 30 3 371 5 24 5 5 9 5 9 2 9 7 10 25 15 8 34 20 3 2193 76
10 2 Richard Childress 7 13 1 32 11 11 15 9 19 16 21 26 29 33 31 10 23 21 7 15 7 36 8 9 25 8 15 31 8 21 10 13 19 2172 5
11 10 Matt Kaulig 4 5 4 10 6 25 11 1 20 11 10 9 16 32 7 8 14 2 11 8 23 29 42 5 10 24 36 7 13 11 12 37 23 2161 89
12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 27 7 10 7 36 38 1* 31 2 22 34 32 27 19 4 18 35 9 39 10 27 33 12 39 14 9 34 38 10 13 8 4 13 2158 6
13 19 Joe Gibbs 381 4 2 3 33 37 5 37 3 35 17 8 4 5 6 7 19 39 38 6 36 2 40 33 20 5 6 2 5 10 11 6 7 865 1
14 98 Gene Haas 26 39 11 40 4 6 29 4 28 17 16 12 21 12 10 35 7 19 10 13 8 7 10 38 5 3 33 27* 34 12 13 10 4 780
15 51 Jeremy Clements 22 10 9 17 10 12 14 14 6 12 23 10 33 14 11 13 28 8 15 16 14 11 24 8 26 13 39 24 12 29 17 9 18 748
Pos. No. Car Owner DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL MAR TAL DAR DOV COA CLT MOH TEX NSH POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO Points Bonus

NOTE: The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota used an ineligible driver in selected races and could not acquire bonus points for those races.

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Wins Points
1 Chevrolet 16 1220
2 Toyota 12 1181
3 Ford 5 1100

See also[edit]

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