List of the closest NASCAR Xfinity Series finishes

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Like the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR's second-tier Xfinity Series has had many close finishes since electronic scoring was implemented in 1993. The current record for closest finish was set on February 17, 2018 during the 2018 PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway, when Tyler Reddick defeated Elliott Sadler at a recorded margin of 0.0004 seconds.[1]

Closest finishes[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series closest finishes
Rank Race Margin (seconds) Winner 2nd Place Track Date
1 2018 PowerShares QQQ 300 0.0004 Tyler Reddick Elliott Sadler Daytona International Speedway February 17, 2018
2 1996 Sears Auto Center 250 0.002 Buckshot Jones Mike McLaughlin Milwaukee Mile July 7, 1996
2 1999 Touchstone Energy 300 0.002 Terry Labonte Joe Nemechek Talladega Superspeedway April 24, 1999
4 2018 Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 0.005 Kyle Larson Elliott Sadler Daytona International Speedway July 6, 2018
5 2011 DRIVE4COPD 300 0.007 Tony Stewart Clint Bowyer Daytona International Speedway February 19, 2011
6 1994 Fram Filter 500k 0.008 Ken Schrader Terry Labonte Talladega Superspeedway July 23, 1994
7 1998 Jiffy Lube Miami 300 0.010 Jeff Burton Jimmy Spencer Homestead-Miami Speedway November 15, 1998
8 2010 NAPA Auto Parts 200 0.012 Boris Said Max Papis Circuit Gilles Villeneuve August 29, 2010
8 2017 Irish Hills 250 0.012 Denny Hamlin William Byron Michigan International Speedway June 17, 2017
10 2014 DRIVE4COPD 300 0.013 Regan Smith Brad Keselowski Daytona International Speedway February 22, 2014
11 2011 Food City 250 0.019 Kyle Busch Joey Logano Bristol Motor Speedway August 26, 2011
12 2014 Subway Firecracker 250 0.020 Kasey Kahne Regan Smith Daytona International Speedway July 4, 2014
13 2013 Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 0.023 Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Bristol Motor Speedway March 16, 2013
13 2021 Wawa 250 0.023 Justin Haley A.J. Allmendinger Daytona International Speedway August 28, 2021
15 2005 United Way 300 0.030 Kasey Kahne Greg Biffle Kansas Speedway October 8, 2005
15 2009 Aaron's 312 0.030 David Ragan Ryan Newman Talladega Superspeedway April 25, 2009
17 2012 Aaron's 312 0.034 Joey Logano Kyle Busch Talladega Superspeedway May 5, 2012
18 2002 Kroger 300 0.036 Todd Bodine Greg Biffle Kentucky Speedway June 16, 2002
19 2011 Subway Jalapeno 250 0.040 Joey Logano Jason Leffler Daytona International Speedway July 1, 2011
20 2004 Mr. Goodcents 300 0.041 Joe Nemechek Greg Biffle Kansas Speedway October 9, 2004
21 2016 Powershares QQQ 300 0.043 Chase Elliott Joey Logano Daytona International Speedway February 20, 2016
22 2004 O'Reilly 300 0.044 Matt Kenseth Kyle Busch Texas Motor Speedway April 3, 2004
23 1997 Winston Motorsports 300 0.048 Randy LaJoie Dale Shaw South Boston Speedway June 13, 1997
24 2010 Stater Brothers 300 0.051 Kyle Busch Greg Biffle Auto Club Speedway February 20, 2010
25 2007 Aaron's 312 0.052 Bobby Labonte Tony Stewart Talladega Superspeedway April 28, 2007
26 2012 Subway Jalapeno 250 0.054 Kurt Busch Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Daytona International Speedway July 6, 2012
27 2017 U.S. Cellular 250 0.054 Ryan Preece Kyle Benjamin Iowa Speedway July 29, 2017
28 2001 Carquest Auto Parts 300 0.055 Jeff Green Matt Kenseth Charlotte Motor Speedway May 26, 2001
29 1995 Humminbird Fishfinder 500K 0.060 Chad Little Jimmy Spencer Talladega Superspeedway July 22, 1995
30 2012 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 0.062 Kurt Busch Denny Hamlin Richmond International Raceway April 27, 2012
31 1998 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 0.066 Bobby Labonte Jeff Burton Darlington Raceway March 21, 1998
31 2011 U.S. Cellular 250 0.066 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Carl Edwards Iowa Speedway August 6, 2011
33 2009 Camping World 300 0.068 Tony Stewart Carl Edwards Daytona International Speedway February 14, 2009
34 2020 Contender Boats 250 0.072 Chase Briscoe Brandon Jones Homestead–Miami Speedway June 14, 2020
35 2021 Food City 300 0.082 A. J. Allmendinger Austin Cindric Bristol Motor Speedway September 17, 2021
36 2007 Yellow Transportation 300 0.085 Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth Kansas Speedway September 29, 2007
37 2021 Contender Boats 250 0.085 Myatt Snider Tyler Reddick [N 1] Homestead-Miami Speedway February 27, 2021
38 2006 Aaron's 312 0.086 Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick Talladega Superspeedway April 29, 2006
39 2020 Toyota 200 0.086 Chase Briscoe Kyle Busch Darlington Raceway May 21, 2020
40 2015 Alert Today Florida 300 0.089 Ryan Reed Chris Buescher Daytona International Speedway February 21, 2015
41 2009 Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 0.090 Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch Memphis Motorsports Park October 24, 2009
42 1998 GM Goodwrench Service Plus 200 0.092 Matt Kenseth Tony Stewart North Carolina Speedway February 21, 1998
43 2010 Subway Jalapeno 250 0.094 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Joey Logano Daytona International Speedway July 2, 2010

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although Reddick crossed the line second, he was officially credited 40th due to being disqualified after failing post-race inspections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humphrey, Matt (18 February 2018). "Upon review from our timing & scoring officials, the numerical margin of victory from last night to the fourth decimal was 0.0004. #NASCARpic.twitter.com/lMdMcq7uNX". @matthumphreycar. Retrieved 2018-02-18.

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