NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Xfinity Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series logo 2022.png
CategoryStock cars
CountryUnited States
Inaugural season1982
ManufacturersChevrolet · Ford · Toyota
Engine suppliersChevrolet · Ford · Toyota
Tire suppliersGoodyear
Drivers' championTy Gibbs
Makes' championToyota
Teams' championJoe Gibbs Racing
Official websiteNASCAR Xfinity Series
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) is a stock car racing series organized by NASCAR. It is promoted as NASCAR's second-tier circuit to the organization's top level Cup Series. NXS events are frequently held as a support race on the day prior to a Cup Series event scheduled for that weekend.

The series was previously called the Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series in 1982 and 1983, the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series from 1984 through 2002, the NASCAR Busch Series from 2003 through 2007, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series from 2008 through 2014. Since 2015, it is sponsored by Comcast via its consumer cable and wireless brand Xfinity.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Busch Series field following the pace car at Texas in April 2007

The series emerged from NASCAR's Sportsman division, which had been formed in 1950 as NASCAR's short track race division. It was NASCAR's fourth series (after the Modified and Roadster series in 1948 and Strictly Stock Series in 1949). The sportsman cars were not current model cars and could be modified more, but not as much as Modified series cars.[3] It became the Late Model Sportsman Series in 1968, and soon featured races on larger tracks such as Daytona International Speedway. Drivers used obsolete Grand National cars on larger tracks but by the inception of the touring format in 1982, the series used older compact cars. Short track cars with relatively small 300 cubic inch V-8 motors were used. Drivers used smaller current year models featuring V6 motors.

The modern-day Xfinity Series was formed in 1982, when Anheuser-Busch sponsored a newly reformed late-model sportsman series with its Budweiser brand. The series switched sponsorship to Busch in 1984. It was renamed in 1986 to the Busch Grand National Series.

Grand National was dropped from the series' title in 2003 as part of NASCAR's brand identity (the Grand National name was later used for the Busch East and Winston West series as part of a nationwide standardization of rules for NASCAR's regional racing; both series are now run under ARCA Menards Series banner after NASCAR purchased the organization in 2018). Anheuser-Busch dropped the sponsorship in 2007; Nationwide Insurance took over the sponsorship for the 2008 season, renaming it the Nationwide Series.[4] The Nationwide sponsorship was a seven-year contract, and did not include the banking and mortgage departments of Nationwide. The sponsorship reportedly carried a $10 million commitment for 2008, with 6% annual escalations thereafter.[5]

On September 3, 2014, it was announced that Comcast would become the new title sponsor of the series via its cable television and internet brand Xfinity, renaming it the Xfinity Series.[6] In 2016, NASCAR implemented a seven-race Chase system similar to the one used in the NASCAR Cup Series.[7]

Xfinity race fields have varied in the number of drivers. Prior to 2013, the grid size resembled its Cup counterpart with 43 cars per race; that year, it shrank to 40 maximum cars.[8] The field was further reduced in 2019 and 2020 to 38 and 36, respectively.[9][10] During the 2020 season, fields were temporarily increased to 40 cars to accommodate part-time teams that were otherwise unable to qualify due to such sessions being canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.[11]

Races held outside the U.S.[edit]

On March 6, 2005, the series held its first race outside the United States, the Telcel-Motorola 200. The race was held in Mexico City, Mexico at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, a track that has held Formula One and Champ Car races in the past. It was won by Martin Truex Jr. On August 4, 2007, the series held its second race outside the United States, at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, another road course. It was won by Kevin Harvick, while Quebec native Patrick Carpentier finished second. In July 2008, NASCAR announced that the Nationwide Series would not return to Mexico City in 2009, and in 2012 they announced that it would not be returning to Montreal in 2013.

Playoffs[edit]

In 2016, the NXS and Truck Series adopted a playoff format similar to the NASCAR Cup Series Chase for the Championship. Unlike the Cup Series, whose Chase consists of four rounds, the Xfinity Series and Truck Series both use a three-round format. After each of the first two rounds, the four Chase grid drivers with the fewest season points are eliminated from the grid and Chase contention.

  • Round of 12 (races 27–29)
    • Begins with 12 drivers who qualify for the Chase grid with 2,000 points, plus the bonus Playoffs' points acquired in regular season.
  • Round of 8 (races 30–32)
    • Begins with eight drivers, each with 3,000 points
  • Championship 4 (final race)
    • The last four drivers in contention for the season title will have their points reset to 4,000 points, with the highest finisher in the race winning the NXS title.

Television broadcasting[edit]

United States[edit]

In the 1980s, races were sparsely shown, mainly by ESPN if they were covering the cup race at the same track. Starting in 1990, more races began to be shown. By the mid-1990s, all races were shown. Most standalone races were aired on TNN, which helped grow coverage of the series, while races that were companion races with Winston Cup dates mostly aired on the network airing the Cup race. TNN aired some of these races, which also aired on CBS, NBC, ESPN, ABC and TBS.

From 2001 until 2006, Fox Sports covered the entire first half of the Busch Grand National season, while NBC and TNT both aired races during the second half, with Turner Sports producing all the coverage for both networks. However, in even numbered years, coverage was changed, with the opening race at Daytona airing on NBC in 2004, on TNT in 2002 and 2006 (due to NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics) and the track's July race airing on FX. Large portions of Fox's coverage aired on sister network FX, with a few marquee events on the network itself.

From 2007 until 2014, ESPN was the home of the renamed Nationwide Series. Generally four races per season aired on ABC, with the remainder on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNews. Early in ESPN's run, ESPN Classic was used for NNS overflow, however with less carriage of that network, this practice ended. Fox Sports made a return to the series, airing the 2011 Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond on Speed Channel, as ESPN gave up its exclusive rights to the race because of programming conflicts.

In 2015, the NXS returned to Fox Sports during the first half of the season. Like the previous time Fox held rights to the series, most of the coverage aired on cable, though this time it aired on Fox Sports 1. Four races aired on Fox itself until 2019, when all races moved to FS1. The second half of the NXS season is televised by NBC Sports. Four to five races air on NBC itself, while the others air on NBCSN (until 2020) or, during the Olympics, CNBC or USA Network (prior to 2020)(from 2021 on USA Network will do all races not aired on NBC or Fox sports)

Latin America[edit]

The NXS is available in most Latin American countries on cable and satellite TV. Since 2006, Fox Sports 3 (formerly called SPEED until 2013) carries live coverage of all events. The races are also shown on Fox Sports Latin America, some of them live and some tape-delayed depending on the network's schedule. Televisa Deportes also broadcast a 30-minute recap every Sunday morning on national television in Mexico. In Brazil Fox Sports 2 carries all three series.

Australia[edit]

Network Ten's additional high-definition service, ONE, began broadcasting races from the NXS live or near live during the 2008 season. ONE continued to air highlights packages of each race until the end of 2014. Broadcasts of the series are now exclusively shown on the Fox Sports pay TV channels.

Canada[edit]

All races are live on TSN channels using FOX's or NBC's coverage. Also, races are broadcast on RDS or RDS2 in French using the world feed produced by NASCAR.

Europe[edit]

In 2012, Motors TV broadcasts all Xfinity races live, delayed and highlights, until 2018 when the channel ceased operations.

In Portugal, Eleven Sports broadcasts every Xfinity races live.

In the United Kingdom, the Xfinity races—in full and highlights—are available on Premier Sports 2.

Asia[edit]

All races are live on Sports Illustrated Television channels[12] using FOX's or NBC's coverage with highlights on Fox Sports Asia.

Cup Series drivers in the Xfinity Series[edit]

2009 Nationwide Series car of Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, who won the Nationwide Series championship that year. Busch has won a total of 102 Xfinity series races in his career, the most of any driver who has competed in the series.

Since the early days of the Xfinity Series, many NASCAR Cup Series drivers have used their days off to drive in the NXS. This can be for any number of reasons, most prominent or often claimed is to gain more "seat time", or to familiarize themselves with the track. Examples of this would be Dale Earnhardt, who won the very first NXS race, and Kyle Busch, who has won the most races in NXS history.

In recent years, this practice had been dubbed "Buschwhacking" by its detractors. The colloquialism originated when Anheuser-Busch was the main sponsor of the series by combining the name "Busch" with the term "bushwhacker," but it has gradually fallen out of use since Anheuser-Busch's sponsorship ended. Other nicknames, such as Claim Jumper (for when Nationwide was the series sponsor), and Signal Pirate (for the current sponsor Xfinity) have never really caught on, although the generic term "Cup leech" is often used after the end of Busch sponsorship.

Critics claim that NASCAR Cup Series drivers racing in the NXS take away opportunities from the NXS regulars, usually younger and less experienced drivers. On the other hand, many fans claim that without the NASCAR Cup Series stars and the large amount of fan interest they attract on their own races, the NXS would be inadequate as a high-tier division. In addition, many NXS drivers have welcomed the Cup drivers because it gives them the opportunity to drive with more seasoned veterans.[13]

In 2007, the NASCAR Cup Series began racing with the Car of Tomorrow, a radically new specification different from the NXS. NASCAR Cup Series drivers have admitted that driving the Xfinity car the day before the race does little to help with the NASCAR Cup Series race, as the cars differ greatly. This loosely resulted in the new Nationwide Series car making its debut in the 2010 Subway Jalapeño 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This car has a set-up closer to the current Cup car and some Cup drivers who have tested the car say it has similar handling characteristics. The new car has gone full-time since the 2011 season. In 2007, six out of the top ten drivers in the final point standings were Cup regulars, with Jason Leffler being the only non-Cup driver in that group to win a race in 2007. This number decreased from 2006 when 8 out of 10 drivers were Cup regulars. The decreased number is attributed to Cup regulars running only partial schedules, allowing for more NXS regulars to reach the top ten in points. However, the champions from 2006 to 2010 were all Cup regulars driving the full series schedule (Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski). As a result, beginning with the 2011 season, NASCAR implemented a rule stating that drivers could only compete for the drivers' championship in one of three national series (Cup Series, Xfinity, and Truck) of the drivers' choosing.

On October 26, 2016, NASCAR announced plans to limit Cup participation in the lower series starting in 2017. Cup drivers who were competing for points in the Cup Series with at least five years of experience in the series would be allowed to compete in up to ten NXS races, but are banned from racing in the series' regular season finale, Chase, and Dash 4 Cash races.[14]

Xfinity Series cars[edit]

Comparison with a Cup Series car[edit]

With the advent of NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow, NXS cars have become very different from their NASCAR Cup Series counterparts, the main differences being a slightly shorter wheelbase (105" instead of 110"), 100 pounds less weight, and a less powerful engine. In the past, NXS competitors could use makes of cars not used in the Cup series, as well as V-6 engines instead of Cup's V-8s.

In the early 1980s, teams were switching from the General Motors 1971–77 X-Body compact cars with 311-cubic inch engines. Later, teams were using General Motors 1982–87 G-body cars. Ford teams have used the Thunderbird cars consistently.

In 1989, NASCAR changed rules requiring cars to use current body styles, similar to the Cup cars. However, the cars still used V6 engines. The cars gradually became similar to Cup cars.

In 1995, changes were made. The series switched to V-8s with a compression ratio of 9:1 (as opposed to 14:1 for Cup at the time). The vehicle weight with driver was set at 3,300 pounds (as opposed to 3,400 for Cup). The body style changes, as well as the introduction of V-8s, made the two series' cars increasingly similar.

The suspensions, brake systems, transmissions, were identical between the two series, but The Car of Tomorrow eliminates some of these commonalities. The Car of Tomorrow is taller and wider than the Generation 4-based vehicles in the then-Nationwide Series, and until 2010, it utilizes a front "splitter", opposed to a front valance. The Car of Tomorrow has also been setting pole speeds slower than the NXS cars at companion races.[15]

Previously, Busch Series cars used fuel that contained lead. NASCAR conducted a three-race test of unleaded gasoline in this series that began on July 29, 2006, with a race at Gateway International Raceway. The fuel, Sunoco GT 260 Unleaded, became mandatory in all series starting with the second weekend of the 2007 series, with Daytona being the last race weekend using leaded gasoline.

Another distinction between the cars started in 2008: Goodyear had developed a rain tire for NASCAR road course racing in both series but NASCAR had yet to use them under race conditions by the time NASCAR abandoned the program for the Cup Series in 2005 (the Cup Series eventually used rain tires at the 2020 Bank of America Roval 400 and 2021 Texas Grand Prix), but the Busch Series continued to use rain tires in races at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, since the races could not be planned with rain dates. When rain started to fall at the 2008 NAPA Auto Parts 200, the tires were used in the rain for the first time.[16]

Another distinction was added in 2012, when NASCAR changed the fuel delivery system in the Cup cars from carburetion to fuel injection. NXS cars continue to use carburetors. Furthermore, with the Cup Series' switch to Next Gen car in 2022, Xfinity cars (as well as Truck Series vehicles) continues to use traditional five-lug steel wheels and centered door numbers, as opposed to an aluminum center lock wheel and numbers being placed behind the front wheel on the Next Gen Cup car.

Specifications[edit]

NASCAR officials use a template to inspect Casey Atwood's 2004 Busch Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
  • Chassis: Steel tube frame with integral safety roll cage – must meet NASCAR standards
  • Engine displacement: 5,860 cc (358 cu in) Pushrod V8
  • Transmission: 4-speed manual
  • Weight: 3,200 lb (1,451 kg) minimum (without driver); 3,400 lb (1,542 kg) minimum (with driver)
  • Power output: 650–700 hp (485–522 kW) unrestricted, ≈450 hp (335 kW) restricted
  • Torque: 700 N⋅m (520 ft⋅lb)
  • Fuel: 90 MON, 98 RON, 94 AKI unleaded gasoline provided by Sunoco 85% + Sunoco Green Ethanol E15
  • Fuel capacity: 18 US gallons (68 litres)
  • Fuel delivery: Carburetion
  • Compression ratio: 12:1
  • Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
  • Carburetor size: 390 ft³/min (184 L/s) 4 barrel
  • Wheelbase: 105 in (2,667 mm)
  • Steering: Power, recirculating ball
  • Tires: Slick (all tracks) and rain tires (road courses only if in case of rainy conditions) provided by Goodyear Eagle
  • Length: 203.75 in (5,175 mm)
  • Width: 75 in (1,905 mm)
  • Height: 51 in (1,295 mm)
  • Safety equipment: HANS device, seat belt 6-point supplied by Willans

Xfinity "Car of Tomorrow" (CoT)[edit]

2010 Nationwide Car of Tomorrow

The then Nationwide Series unveiled its "Car of Tomorrow" (CoT) at the July 2010 race at Daytona International Speedway. Before being fully integrated in the 2011 season, it was also used in 2010 races at Michigan International Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.[17] The Xfinity CoT has important differences from the NASCAR Cup Series CoT, and the now-retired Generation 4 style car. The body and aerodynamic package differs from the NASCAR Cup Series cars, marketing American pony cars from the 1960s such as the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, and Chevrolet Camaro.[18] The Xfinity CoT shares its chassis with the NASCAR Cup Series CoT, but has a shorter wheelbase of 105 inches (2667 millimeters).

Each manufacturer uses a distinct body design (similar to 1960s muscle cars), built within strict aerodynamic guidelines provided by NASCAR. The Chevrolet car body currently resembles the Camaro SS, after initially running the Impala and then the Zeta-based Camaro (which coincided with GM's Cup car being its four-door Zeta counterpart, the Holden VF Commodore based Chevrolet SS, being used in Cup at the time). Ford uses the Mustang GT. Toyota runs the Camry, reconfigured in 2015 to resemble the current production model. Toyota announced they would be running the Supra starting in 2019, replacing the Camry, which had been run in the series since Toyota joined the Xfinity Series in 2007.[19] Dodge teams used the Challenger R/T model, despite the manufacturer pulling all factory support after 2012 (though it continued in Canada as FCA Canada still supports the Pinty's Series). Following Dodge's exit, smaller underfunded teams continued to run second-hand Challenger chassis without factory support (thus earning the nickname "Zombie Dodges").[20][21] As a result of a rules change after the 2018 season, all Challenger chassis were rendered ineligible for competition, as the series made the switch to composite body panels. Since FCA had pulled factory support years earlier, no new body was submitted for competition, ending the possibility of running a Challenger chassis in the series.[22]

Manufacturer representation[edit]

Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series (1982–1983)[edit]

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors

Busch Grand National Series (1984–2002)[edit]

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors

Busch Series (2003–2007)[edit]

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors
Toyota

Nationwide Series (2008–2014)[edit]

Chrysler
Ford
General Motors
Toyota

Xfinity Series (2015–present)[edit]

FCA US (Chrysler)
Ford
General Motors
Toyota

Seasons[edit]

Year Races Champion Manufacturers'
Champion
Owners' Champion Rookie of the Year Most Popular Driver
Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series
1982 29 Jack Ingram Pontiac No. 11 Ingram Racing Not awarded Jack Ingram
1983 35 Sam Ard Oldsmobile No. 00 Thomas Brothers Racing Sam Ard
Busch Grand National Series
1984 29 Sam Ard Pontiac No. 00 Thomas Brothers Racing Not awarded Sam Ard
1985 27 Jack Ingram Pontiac No. 11 Ingram Racing Jimmy Hensley
1986 31 Larry Pearson Pontiac No. 21 Pearson Racing Brett Bodine
1987 27 Larry Pearson Chevrolet No. 21 Pearson Racing Jimmy Hensley
1988 30 Tommy Ellis Buick No. 99 J&J Racing Larry Pearson
1989 29 Rob Moroso Buick No. 25 Moroso Racing Kenny Wallace Rob Moroso
1990 31 Chuck Bown Buick No. 63 HVP Motorsports Joe Nemechek Bobby Labonte
1991 27 Bobby Labonte Oldsmobile No. 44 Labonte Motorsports Jeff Gordon Kenny Wallace
1992 30 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet No. 87 NEMCO Motorsports Ricky Craven Joe Nemechek
1993 28 Steve Grissom Chevrolet No. 31 Grissom Racing Enterprises Hermie Sadler Joe Nemechek
1994 28 David Green Chevrolet No. 44 Labonte Motorsports Johnny Benson Jr. Kenny Wallace
Busch Series Grand National Division
1995 26 Johnny Benson Jr. Ford No. 74 BACE Motorsports Jeff Fuller Chad Little
1996 26 Randy LaJoie Chevrolet No. 74 BACE Motorsports Glenn Allen Jr. David Green
1997 30 Randy LaJoie Chevrolet No. 74 BACE Motorsports Steve Park Mike McLaughlin
1998 31 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet No. 3 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Andy Santerre Buckshot Jones
1999 32 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet No. 3 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Tony Raines Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2000 32 Jeff Green Chevrolet No. 10 ppc Racing Kevin Harvick Ron Hornaday Jr.
2001 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick
2002 34 Greg Biffle Ford No. 60 Roush Racing Scott Riggs Greg Biffle
2003 34 Brian Vickers Chevrolet No. 21 Richard Childress Racing David Stremme Scott Riggs
Busch Series
2004 34 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet No. 8 Chance 2 Motorsports Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr.
2005 35 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet No. 8 Chance 2 Motorsports Carl Edwards Martin Truex Jr.
2006 35 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Danny O'Quinn Jr. Kenny Wallace
2007 35 Carl Edwards Chevrolet No. 29 Richard Childress Racing David Ragan Carl Edwards
Nationwide Series
2008 35 Clint Bowyer Toyota No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Landon Cassill Brad Keselowski
2009 35 Kyle Busch Toyota No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Justin Allgaier Brad Keselowski
2010 35 Brad Keselowski Toyota No. 22 Penske Racing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Brad Keselowski
2011 34 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Timmy Hill Elliott Sadler
2012 33 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Austin Dillon Danica Patrick
2013 33 Austin Dillon Chevrolet No. 3 Richard Childress Kyle Larson Regan Smith
2014 33 Chase Elliott Chevrolet No. 9 JR Motorsports Chase Elliott Chase Elliott
Xfinity Series
2015 33 Chris Buescher Ford No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Daniel Suárez Chase Elliott
2016 33 Daniel Suárez Toyota No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Erik Jones Elliott Sadler
2017 33 William Byron Chevrolet No. 9 JR Motorsports William Byron Elliott Sadler
2018 33 Tyler Reddick Ford No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste Tyler Reddick Elliott Sadler
2019 33 Tyler Reddick Chevrolet No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chase Briscoe Justin Allgaier
2020 33 Austin Cindric Ford No. 22 Team Penske Harrison Burton Justin Allgaier
2021 33 Daniel Hemric Toyota No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Ty Gibbs Justin Allgaier
2022 33 Ty Gibbs Toyota No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing

Pre-Xfinity Series champions[edit]

Year Champion
Sportsman Division
1950 Mike Klapak
1951 Mike Klapak
1952 Johnny Roberts
1953 Danny L. Graves
1954 Billy Myers
1955 Billy Myers
1956 Ralph Earnhardt
1957 Ned Jarrett
1958 Ned Jarrett
1959 Rick Henderson
1960 Bill Wimble
1961 Dick Nephew
Bill Wimble
1962 Rene Charland
1963 Rene Charland
1964 Rene Charland
1965 Rene Charland
1966 Don McTavish
1967 Pete Hamilton
Late Model Sportsman Division
1968 Joe Thurman
1969 Red Farmer
1970 Red Farmer
1971 Red Farmer
1972 Jack Ingram
1973 Jack Ingram
1974 Jack Ingram
1975 L. D. Ottinger
1976 L. D. Ottinger
1977 Butch Lindley
1978 Butch Lindley
1979 Gene Glover
1980 Morgan Shepherd
1981 Tommy Ellis

All-time win table[edit]

All figures correct as of the 2022 Sparks 300 at Talladega Superspeedway (October 1, 2022).[23]

Key
Driver is competing full-time in the 2022 season
Driver is competing part-time in the 2022 season
Driver has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame
* NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
Rank
Driver
Wins
1 Kyle Busch * 102
2 Mark Martin 49
3 Kevin Harvick * 47
4 Brad Keselowski * 39
5 Carl Edwards * 38
6 Jack Ingram * 31
7 Joey Logano 30
8 Matt Kenseth 29
9 Jeff Burton 27
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. * 24
11 Tommy Houston 24
12 Sam Ard * 22
13 Tommy Ellis * 22
14 Dale Earnhardt 21
15 Harry Gant 21
16 Greg Biffle * 20
17 Justin Allgaier 19
18 Denny Hamlin 17
19 Christopher Bell 17
20 Jeff Green * 16
21 Joe Nemechek * 16
21 A. J. Allmendinger 16
23 Todd Bodine 15
24 Randy LaJoie * 15
25 Larry Pearson * 15
26 Morgan Shepherd 15
27 Noah Gragson 14
28 Kyle Larson 13
29 Austin Cindric * 13
30 Elliott Sadler 13
31 Martin Truex Jr. * 13
32 Darrell Waltrip 13
33 Jimmy Spencer 12
34 Chase Briscoe 11
35 Chuck Bown * 11
36 Steve Grissom * 11
37 Dale Jarrett 11
38 Terry Labonte 11
39 Tony Stewart 11
40 Michael Waltrip 11
41 Cole Custer 10
42 Jason Keller 10
43 Bobby Labonte * 10
44 Robert Pressley 10
45 Tyler Reddick * 10
46 Ty Gibbs * 12
47 Austin Dillon * 9
48 David Green * 9
49 Jimmy Hensley 9
50 Erik Jones 9
51 Rick Mast 9
52 Kenny Wallace 9
53 Clint Bowyer * 8
54 Kasey Kahne 8
55 Jamie McMurray 8
56 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. * 8
57 Ryan Blaney 7
58 Ryan Newman 7
59 Geoff Bodine 6
60 Butch Lindley 6
61 Chad Little 6
62 Mike McLaughlin 6
63 Rob Moroso * 6
64 Regan Smith 6
65 Scott Wimmer 6
66 Marcos Ambrose 5
67 Brett Bodine 5
68 Kurt Busch 5
69 Chase Elliott * 5
70 Jeff Gordon 5
71 Bobby Hamilton Jr. 5
72 Brandon Jones 5
72 Josh Berry 6
74 Harrison Burton 4
75 Ward Burton 4
76 William Byron * 4
77 Ricky Craven 4
78 Tim Fedewa 4
79 Ron Fellows 4
80 Justin Haley 4
81 Ron Hornaday Jr. 4
82 Sam Hornish Jr. 4
83 Jeff Purvis 4
84 Scott Riggs 4
85 Reed Sorenson 4
86 Mike Wallace 4
87 Aric Almirola 3
88 Johnny Benson * 3
89 Chris Buescher * 3
90 Ernie Irvan 3
91 Paul Menard 3
92 L. D. Ottinger 3
93 Steve Park 3
94 Johnny Sauter 3
95 Daniel Suárez * 3
96 Brian Vickers * 3
97 Mike Alexander 2
98 Bobby Allison 2
99 Casey Atwood 2
100 Trevor Bayne 2
101 Mike Bliss 2
102 Ron Bouchard 2
103 Ross Chastain 2
104 Jeremy Clements 2
105 Brendan Gaughan 2
106 Austin Hill 2
107 Bobby Hillin 2
108 Buckshot Jones 2
109 Jason Leffler 2
110 Kevin Lepage 2
111 Sterling Marlin 2
112 Butch Miller 2
113 John Hunter Nemechek 2
114 Hank Parker Jr. 2
115 Phil Parsons 2
116 Ryan Preece 2
117 David Ragan 2
118 Ryan Reed 2
119 Tim Richmond 2
120 Johnny Rumley 2
121 Hermie Sadler 2
122 Elton Sawyer 2
123 Ken Schrader 2
124 Dennis Setzer 2
125 Ronnie Silver 2
126 Dick Trickle 2
127 Rick Wilson 2
128 Michael Annett 1
129 Jamie Aube 1
130 Ed Berrier 1
131 Joe Bessey 1
132 Dave Blaney 1
133 Neil Bonnett 1
134 Alex Bowman 1
135 Brandon Brown 1
136 James Buescher 1
137 Jeb Burton 1
138 Ronald Cooper 1
139 Derrike Cope 1
140 Ty Dillon 1
141 Bobby Dotter 1
142 Bill Elliott 1
143 Jeff Fuller 1
144 Spencer Gallagher 1
145 David Gilliland 1
146 Robby Gordon 1
147 Bobby Hamilton 1
148 Daniel Hemric * 1
149 Jimmie Johnson 1
150 Justin Labonte 1
151 Stephen Leicht 1
152 Tracy Leslie 1
153 Justin Marks 1
154 Dick McCabe 1
155 Michael McDowell 1
156 Casey Mears 1
157 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
158 David Pearson 1
159 Nelson Piquet Jr. 1
160 Larry Pollard 1
161 David Reutimann 1
162 Ricky Rudd 1
163 Joe Ruttman 1
164 Greg Sacks 1
165 Boris Said 1
166 Andy Santerre 1
167 John Settlemyre 1
168 Mike Skinner 1
169 Myatt Snider 1
170 Jack Sprague 1
171 Brad Teague 1

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