NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race

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NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race
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NASCAR Xfinity Series
VenuePhoenix Raceway
LocationAvondale, Arizona, United States
Corporate sponsorNone
First race1999
Distance200 miles (320 km)
Laps200[1]
Stages 1/2: 45 each
Final stage: 110
Previous namesOutback Steakhouse 200 (1999–2001)
Bashas' Supermarkets 200 (2002–2004)
Arizona 200 (2005)
Arizona.Travel 200 (2006–2007)
Hefty Odor Block 200 (2008)
Able Body Labor 200 (2009)
Wypall* 200 Powered by Kimberly-Clark (2010)
Wypall* 200 (2011)
Great Clips 200 (2012)
ServiceMaster 200 (2013)
DAV 200 (2014–2015)
Ticket Galaxy 200 (2016–2017)
Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 (2018)
Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 (2019–2020)
Most wins (driver)Carl Edwards
Kyle Busch (4)
Most wins (team)Roush Fenway Racing (7)
Most wins (manufacturer)Ford (10)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1 mi (1.6 km)
Turns4

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race is a NASCAR Xfinity Series event held at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Since 2020, it has been the season-finale for the series.

History[edit]

The Desert Diamond Casino West Valley, located in Glendale, Arizona, was the title sponsor of the race in 2019 and 2020

The race was first run in 1999 as the Outback Steakhouse 200. It became the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 in 2002. Following realignment of the two Xfinity Series races, the Arizona 200 took over the November slot.

The 2016 race was held at night and served as the sixth race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs.

Whelen Engineering Company served as the title sponsor of the race in 2018.[2] Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment served as the title sponsor of the race in 2019 and 2020.[3] When they did not return in 2021, NASCAR did not set out to find a replacement title sponsor and instead named the race the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race (in previous years, many fans would refer to the last race of the season by that name anyway regardless of what the official name of the race was).

The race was a day race in 2020 and a night race in 2021.

In its three years as the last race of the Xfinity Series season, the driver who won the championship also won the race: Austin Cindric in 2020, Daniel Hemric in 2021 and Ty Gibbs in 2022.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1999 November 6 24 Jeff Gordon Gordon/Evernham Motorsports Chevrolet 200 200 (321.868) 1:44:18 115.053
2000 November 4 9 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 200 200 (321.868) 1:44:13 115.145
2001 October 27 60 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 200 200 (321.868) 2:00:12 99.834
2002 November 9 23 Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing Pontiac 200 200 (321.868) 2:04:05 96.709
2003 November 1 25 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 181* 181 (291.291) 1:52:16 96.734
2004 November 6 41 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 205* 205 (329.915) 2:08:05 96.031
2005 November 12 60 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 200 200 (321.868) 2:02:35 97.893
2006 November 11 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 203* 203 (326.696) 2:13:33 91.202
2007 November 10 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 203* 203 (326.696) 2:18:41 89.111
2008 November 8 60 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 201* 201 (323.478) 2:06:27 95.374
2009 November 14 60 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 200 (321.868) 1:59:03 100.798
2010 November 13 60 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 200 (321.868) 1:52:05 107.063
2011 November 12 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 200 200 (321.868) 2:10:35 91.895
2012 November 10 18 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 204* 204 (328.306) 2:04:48 98.077
2013 November 9 54 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 1:58:37 101.166
2014 November 8 22 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 206* 206 (331.525) 2:00:30 102.573
2015 November 14 54 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 1:45:39 113.583
2016 November 12 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 2:03:19 97.31
2017 November 11 9 William Byron JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 200 (321.868) 1:54:33 104.758
2018 November 10 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 1:59:14 100.643
2019 November 9 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 200 (321.868) 1:52:13 106.936
2020 November 7 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 206* 206 (331.525) 2:13:51 92.342
2021 November 6 18 Daniel Hemric Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 204* 204 (328.306) 2:22:35 85.845
2022 November 5 54 Ty Gibbs Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 2:11:37 91.174
  • 2003: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2004, 2006–2008, 2012, 2014, 2020, & 2021: Races extended due to a NASCAR overtime.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Carl Edwards 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010
Kyle Busch 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
7 Roush Fenway Racing 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
7 Joe Gibbs Racing 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022
3 Team Penske 2011, 2014, 2020
2 JR Motorsports 2017, 2019

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
10 United States Ford 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2020
7 Japan Toyota 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022
4 United States Chevrolet 1999, 2007, 2017, 2019
2 United States Dodge 2004, 2011
1 United States Pontiac 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stage lengths for 2021 NASCAR season". NASCAR. January 25, 2021. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  2. ^ "Whelen Engineering to Sponsor NASCAR Xfinity Series Semifinal Playoff Race at the ISM Raceway". www.ismraceway.com.
  3. ^ "Desert Diamond Casinos to sponsor Xfinity race at ISM Raceway". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. November 13, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2019.

External links[edit]


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