NASCAR Xfinity Series

Nascar Xfinity Series Standings, Schedule, Championship 2021, Results

History

NASCAR organizes a stock car racing series called NASCAR Xfinity Series. It is known as the minor league of NASCAR. The Xfinity series is considered as a stage for young drivers to venture up to the association’s high-level hustling, the NASCAR Cup Series.

The Xfinity Series races are held as a feeder race on the day preceding a Cup Series occasion planned for that end of the week.

The arrangement was started in 1982. It was first called the Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series from 1982 to 1983. In 1984 the name was changed to the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series. This name endured from 1984 to 2002.

It was then called The NASCAR Busch Series from 2003 till 2007, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series from 2008 through 2014. It is presently supported by Comcast by means of its buyer link brand Xfinity

Oct 3, 2020; Lincoln, Alabama, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chase Briscoe (98) leads NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Noah Gragson (9) at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Sponsorship

On September 3, 2014, it was reported that Comcast would turn into the new sponsor of the Xfinity Series through its TV and web brand Xfinity. This renamed the series to the Xfinity Series. In 2016, NASCAR actualized a seven-race season finisher framework like the one utilized in the NASCAR Cup Series.

On August 21, 2019, NASCAR declared that the number of drivers of the NASCAR Xfinity Series will be reduced from 38 to 36.

Top Drivers

  1. Kyle Busch – The two times NASCAR Cup Series Winner and Xfinity Series Champion is the leader in the Xfinity Series in terms of most wins. He has 97 victories.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch speaks with the media during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
  1. Mark Martin – Mark has participated in excess of 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series races. He has won 49 races.
  2. Kevin Harvick – Kevin is two times Xfinity Series champion and has also won the Cup Series in 2014. He has 47 Xfinity victories.
  3. Brad Keselowski – The 2010 Xfinity Series Champion has raced in over 250 races in Xfinity Series. He has won 39 races.
FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 05: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Playoffs

12 drivers fit the bill for the Xfinity Series postseason races. Success in the initial 26 races would propel a driver t as long as they end the Playoffs. After the 26th race, the season finisher field of 12 drivers is set. Although, any residual positions not loaded up with a race champ is filled by the drivers with the most points without a victory. The Xfinity Series utilizes a similar elimination rule as the NASCAR Cup Series.

Season finisher comprises 7 races isolated into 3 sections. The first and the second part have 3 races each, after which 4 drivers are dropped. The last race is the Playoff finale where the last 4 drivers battle for the title.

2020 Season

WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK – AUGUST 03: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 MoneyLion Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 03, 2019 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chase Briscoe has dominated the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series so far. He has won 8 races. The next driver on the list is Austin Cindric. He won 3 races; in addition to the Regular Season Championship.

Following the Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond Raceway, Austin Cindric secured the Regular Season Championship. He became the 2020 Xfinity Series Champion in the wake of winning the season-finishing race at Phoenix.

Likewise, Team Penske asserted its 6th Owners’ Championship, Chevrolet won the Manufacturer’s Championship, and Harrison Burton took the NASCAR Rookie of the Year respects.

2021 Season

The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series is the 40th season of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The season will start at Daytona International Speedway with the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 on February 13.

The normal season will end with the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 17. The NASCAR Playoffs will end with the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 at Phoenix Raceway on November 6.

Category Stock Cars
Country United States of America
Inaugural season 1982
Last 5 years winners ·         2020- Austin Cindric

·         2019- Tyler Reddick

·         2018- Tyler Reddick

·         2017- William Byron

·         2016- Daniel Suárez

Current leader NA
Where to watch NBCSN, Fox Sports, Eurosport, TSN, RDS
Top Venues Daytona, Charlotte, Bristol, Talladega