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Nationwide Series
Racing Series

A NASCAR racing series, formerly known as the Busch Series, it became the Nationwide Series for the 2008 season when title sponsor Busch beer was replaced by Nationwide insurance.

Grand National Champions

YearChampion
2008Clint Bowyer2008 Schedule & Standings
2009Kyle Busch2009 Schedule & Standings
2010Brad Keselowski2010 Schedule & Standings
2011Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.2011 Schedule


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Article Index


2008

Races

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 16Camping World 300 presented by ChevroletDaytona International SpeedwayTony StewartTony StewartToyota
February 25Stater Bros. 300Auto Club SpeedwayJeff BurtonTony StewartToyota
March 1Sam's Town 300Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayBrian VickersMark MartinChevrolet
March 8Nicorette 300Atlanta Motor SpeedwayJeff BurtonMatt KensethFord
March 15Sharpie Mini 300Bristol Motor SpeedwayScott WimmerClint BowyerChevrolet
March 22Pepsi 300Nashville SuperspeedwayKyle BuschScott WimmerChevrolet
April 5O'Reilly 300Texas Motor SpeedwayKevin HarvickKyle BuschToyota
April 11Bashas' Supermarkets 200Phoenix International RacewayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
April 20Corona Mexico 200 presented by BanamexAutódromo Hermanos RodríguezColin BraunKyle BuschToyota
April 26Aaron's 312Talladega SuperspeedwayTony StewartTony StewartToyota
May 2Lipton TEA 250Richmond International RacewayKasey KahneDenny HamlinToyota
May 9Diamond Hill Plywood 200Darlington RacewayCarl EdwardsTony StewartToyota
May 24Carquest Auto Parts 300Lowe's Motor SpeedwayBrian VickersKyle BuschToyota
May 31Heluva Good! 200Dover International SpeedwayCarl EdwardsDenny HamlinToyota
June 7Federated Auto Parts 300 presented by Dollar GeneralNashville SuperspeedwayJoey LoganoBrad KeselowskiChevrolet
June 14Meijer 300Kentucky SpeedwayJoey LoganoJoey LoganoToyota
June 21Camping World RV Rental 250The Milwaukee MileBrad KeselowskiCarl EdwardsFord
June 28Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by RVs.comNew Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLandon CassillTony StewartToyota
July 4Winn-Dixie 250 Powered by Coca-ColaDaytona International SpeedwayBryan ClausonDenny HamlinToyota
July 11Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-ColaChicagoland SpeedwayDavid ReutimannKyle BuschToyota
July 19Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250Gateway International RacewayJamie McMurrayCarl EdwardsFord
July 26Kroger 200 benefiting Riley Hospital for ChildrenO'Reilly Raceway Park at IndianapolisColin BraunKyle BuschToyota
August 2NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by DodgeCircuit Gilles VilleneuveScott PruettRon FellowsChevrolet
August 9Zippo 200Watkins Glen InternationalDario FranchittiMarcos AmbroseFord
August 16Carfax 250Michigan International SpeedwayCarl EdwardsCarl EdwardsFord
August 22Food City 250Bristol Motor SpeedwayCale GaleBrad KeselowskiChevrolet
August 30Camping World RV Service 300 presented by ColemanAuto Club SpeedwayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
September 7Emerson Radio 250Richmond International RacewayJoey LoganoCarl EdwardsFord
September 20Camping World RV Sales 200 supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric TraumaDover International SpeedwayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
September 27Kansas Lottery 300Kansas SpeedwayKevin HarvickDenny HamlinToyota
October 10Dollar General 300Lowe's Motor SpeedwayJamie McMurrayKyle BuschToyota
October 25Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 presented by the Southern Dodge DealersMemphis Motorsports ParkJames BuescherCarl EdwardsFord
November 1O'Reilly ChallengeTexas Motor SpeedwayCarl EdwardsKyle BuschToyota
November 8Hefty Odor Block 200Phoenix International RacewayDenny HamlinCarl EdwardsFord
November 15Ford 300Homestead-Miami SpeedwayJoey LoganoCarl EdwardsFord


Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Clint Bowyer5132Leader35011429$1,041,070
2Carl Edwards5111-2135471922$1,301,930
3Brad Keselowski4794-33835121120$1,201,040
4David Ragan4525-6073500721$849,815
5Mike Bliss4518-6143500315$1,075,070
6Kyle Busch4461-671304101820$1,386,620
7David Reutimann4388-7443510815$881,640
8Mike Wallace4128-1004350018$1,015,510
9Jason Leffler4086-10463500313$1,030,950
10Marcos Ambrose3991-1141350136$1,081,640
11David Stremme3887-12453200516$911,801
12Jason Keller3873-1259350014$983,330
13Kelly Bires3764-1368350016$993,010
14Steve Wallace3615-1517350027$959,235
15Bobby Hamilton, Jr.3566-1566330012$882,899
16Kenny Wallace3121-2011340011$891,761
17Scott Wimmer3002-21302301513$773,749
18Kevin Harvick2936-21962210811$586,195
19Denny Hamlin2758-237419141014$722,335
20Joey Logano2555-25771931514$679,497
21Eric McClure2429-2703320000$806,301
22Stanton Barrett2329-2803270000$664,350
23Brad Coleman2271-2861240002$667,752
24D.J. Kennington2099-3033260000$697,140
25Greg Biffle2092-30401500410$420,750
26Landon Cassill2092-3040191005$529,982
27Bryan Clauson1915-3217211012$568,843
28Kevin Lepage1895-3237270000$601,912
29Morgan Shepherd1844-3288270000$594,152
30Mark Green1835-3297190011$424,015
31Derrike Cope1765-3367290000$679,500
32Jeff Burton1712-3420130047$365,710
33Josh Wise1700-3432170011$402,759
34Kertus Davis1639-3493300000$656,576
35Dario Franchitti1571-3561141012$429,342
36Brian Vickers1544-3588122068$416,954
37Cale Gale1464-3668131013$358,866
38Chase Miller1386-3746140002$334,951
39Tony Stewart1354-377892568$454,745
40Jamie McMurray1331-3801112026$265,515
41Kasey Kahne1277-3855101015$257,220
42Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1235-389790037$282,785
43Danny Efland1152-3980180000$387,602
44Burney Lamar1114-4018190000$405,425
45Robert Richardson, Jr.1105-4027150000$364,500
46Brandon Whitt1087-4045160000$393,392
47Johnny Chapman1073-4059230000$417,757
48Brad Teague1020-4112150000$300,530
49Matt Kenseth993-413970144$230,960
50Patrick Carpentier987-414580024$288,119
51Sam Hornish Jr.799-433380000$165,910
52Kenny Hendrick788-4344170000$316,315
53Brian Keselowski776-4356110000$225,552
54Johnny Sauter752-4380120000$263,573
55Larry Gunselman737-4395170000$338,608
56James Buescher692-444061001$158,028
57Mark Martin663-446950133$194,095
58Brett Rowe656-4476110000$243,984
59Scott Lagasse, Jr.631-450170000$176,971
60Stephen Leicht577-455550002$125,557
61Bobby Labonte575-455750022$147,565
62Mike Harmon542-4590110000$189,381
63Colin Braun515-461752011$165,000
64Brad Baker508-462470000$206,751
65Justin Hobgood458-4674110000$198,451
66Andrew Ranger427-470550000$140,645
67Kyle Krisiloff417-471560000$170,002
68John Borneman III398-473450000$103,635
69Jimmie Johnson396-473640001$75,520
70Donnie Neuenberger396-473660000$140,874
71Elliott Sadler388-474440000$82,305
72Justin Allgaier370-476240000$73,870
73Robby Gordon367-476540000$74,720
74Max Papis351-478130000$112,804
75Andy Ponstein343-478970000$113,655
76Marc Davis331-480140000$100,877
77Scott Gaylord312-482060000$168,233
78Boris Said295-483730011$119,264
79Scott Pruett277-485521011$115,011
80Terry Cook271-486170000$128,902
81Ryan Newman262-487020000$40,000
82Brian Simo255-487730000$110,839
83Kevin Hamlin249-488330000$75,364
84Todd Bodine246-488630011$70,511
85Austin Dillon245-488720011$42,700
86Juan Pablo Montoya230-490220000$39,125
87Ron Hornaday227-490520011$99,171
88Travis Kittleson222-491030000$44,365
89Mike Potter217-491540000$79,015
90Dwayne Leik214-491850000$118,538
91Danny O'Quinn, Jr.205-492750000$81,967
92John Wes Townley204-492830000$50,550
93Casey Atwood201-493130000$65,408
94Shelby Howard197-493520000$35,860
95David Gilliland191-494130000$82,695
96Ron Fellows190-494210111$109,963
97Wheeler Boys189-494330000$71,448
98Ruben Pardo186-494640000$106,781
99Jeff Green186-494630000$50,325
100Martin Truex Jr.175-495720000$68,080
101Randy MacDonald173-495920000$42,556
102Jeremy Clements170-496220000$43,875
103Patrick Sheltra167-496520000$53,651
104Alex Garcia167-496520000$74,030
105Reed Sorenson157-497520000$43,165
106Shane Huffman151-498120000$50,408
107Willie Allen140-499220000$57,960
108J.C. Stout138-499430000$51,143
109A.J. Allmendinger132-500010000$30,768
110Adrian Fernandez121-501110000$49,518
111Jacques Villeneuve120-501210000$39,793
112Michael McDowell119-501320000$71,801
113Justin Ashburn117-501530000$47,510
114Antonio Perez113-501920000$56,400
115Dave Blaney112-502010000$16,850
116Stan Barrett110-502220000$60,261
117Rafael Martinez103-502910000$42,900
118Sterling Marlin97-503510000$20,858
119Erik Darnell85-504710000$41,600
120Tony Raines85-504710000$22,118
121Carl Long80-505220000$36,343
122Kirk Shelmerdine78-505410000$50,518
123Chris Cook77-505520000$62,262
124Dale Quarterley77-505520000$46,715
125Ron Young76-505610000$17,620
126David Green76-505610000$20,025
127Jennifer Jo Cobb73-505910000$20,805
128Jarit Johnson67-506510000$23,983
129Justin Marks64-506810000$32,180
130Trevor Boys61-507110000$38,613
131Brian Ickler61-507110000$19,915
132Jerick Johnson58-507410000$21,008
133Ryan Hackett58-507410000$14,710
134Michel Jourdain, Jr.55-507710000$47,593
135James Hylton55-507710000$26,568
136Jeff Fuller55-507710000$32,075
137Bobby Hillin55-507710000$26,338
138Michael Annett55-507710000$19,500
139Kevin O'Connell52-508010000$41,090
140John Young52-508010000$21,133
141P.J. Jones49-508310000$21,623
142Stan Silva, Jr.46-508610000$15,120
143Jose Luis Ramirez46-508610000$40,985
144Don Thomson43-508910000$31,860
145Charles Lewandoski40-509210000$15,570
146Scott Lynch40-509210000$22,095
147Scott Steckly40-509210000$31,775
148Steve Grissom34-509810000$42,651
149Shane Hall34-509810000$15,674
150Kerry Earnhardt0-513210000$22,425
151Chad Beahr0-513200000$0
152Dominick Casola0-513200000$0
153Michael Guerity0-513200000$0
154Nick Tucker0-513200000$0
155Joe Fox0-513200000$0
156Chad Chaffin0-513200000$0
157Joe Nemechek0-513200000$0
158Chad Blount0-513200000$0
159Tim Weaver0-513200000$0
160Jason White0-513200000$0


2009

Races

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 14Camping World 300Daytona International SpeedwayKevin HarvickTony StewartChevrolet
February 21Stater Bros. 300Auto Club SpeedwayCarl EdwardsKyle BuschToyota
February 28Sam's Town 300Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayScott SpeedGreg BiffleFord
March 21Scotts Turf Builder 300Bristol Motor SpeedwayBrendan GaughanKevin HarvickChevrolet
April 4O'Reilly 300Texas Motor SpeedwayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
April 11Nashville 300Nashville SuperspeedwayCarl EdwardsJoey LoganoToyota
April 17Bashas' Supermarkets 200Phoenix International RacewayCarl EdwardsGreg BiffleFord
April 25Aaron's 312Talladega SuperspeedwayRyan NewmanDavid RaganFord
May 1Lipton Tea 250Richmond International RacewayMatt KensethKyle BuschToyota
May 8Diamond Hill Plywood 200Darlington RacewayKyle BuschMatt KensethFord
May 23Carquest Auto Parts 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayCarl EdwardsMike BlissChevrolet
May 30Heluva Good! 200Dover International SpeedwayJoey LoganoBrad KeselowskiChevrolet
June 6Federated Auto Parts 300Nashville SuperspeedwayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
June 13Meijer 300 presented by RitzKentucky SpeedwayJoey LoganoJoey LoganoToyota
June 20NorthernTool.com 250The Milwaukee MileErik DarnellCarl EdwardsFord
June 27Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle WaxNew Hampshire Motor SpeedwayJoey LoganoKyle BuschToyota
July 3Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-ColaDaytona International SpeedwayClint BowyerClint BowyerChevrolet
July 10Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-ColaChicagoland SpeedwayCarl EdwardsJoey LoganoToyota
July 18Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 presented by VentriloGateway International RacewayBrad KeselowskiKyle BuschToyota
July 25Kroger 200 benefitting Riley Hospital for ChildrenO'Reilly Raceway ParkTrevor BayneCarl EdwardsFord
August 1U.S. Cellular 250 presented by Northland Oil and TMC TruckingIowa SpeedwayRicky Stenhouse Jr.Brad KeselowskiChevrolet
August 8Zippo 200 at The GlenWatkins Glen InternationalKevin HarvickMarcos AmbroseToyota
August 15Carfax 250Michigan International SpeedwayBrian VickersBrad KeselowskiChevrolet
August 21Food City 250Bristol Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiDavid RaganFord
August 30NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by DodgeCircuit Gilles VilleneuveMarcos AmbroseCarl EdwardsFord
September 5Degree V12 300Atlanta Motor SpeedwayDale Earnhardt Jr.Kevin HarvickChevrolet
September 11Virginia 529 College Savings 250Richmond International RacewayDenny HamlinCarl EdwardsFord
September 26Dover 200Dover International SpeedwayKyle BuschClint BowyerChevrolet
October 3Kansas Lottery 300Kansas SpeedwayParker KligermanJoey LoganoToyota
October 10Copart 300Auto Club SpeedwayJoey LoganoJoey LoganoToyota
October 16Dollar General 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayCarl EdwardsKyle BuschToyota
October 24Kroger on Track for the Cure 250Memphis Motorsports ParkJustin AllgaierBrad KeselowskiChevrolet
November 7O'Reilly ChallengeTexas Motor SpeedwayMatt KensethKyle BuschToyota
November 14Able Body Labor 200Phoenix International RacewayDenny HamlinCarl EdwardsFord
November 21Ford 300Homestead-Miami SpeedwayCarl EdwardsKyle BuschToyota


Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Kyle Busch5682Leader35392530$1,507,550
2Carl Edwards5472-21035752330$1,317,220
3Brad Keselowski5364-31835242228$1,399,660
4Jason Leffler4540-11423500820$1,163,080
5Mike Bliss4075-16073501715$1,126,980
6Justin Allgaier4049-16333510312$1,000,900
7Steve Wallace4007-1675350019$972,835
8Jason Keller3960-1722350008$974,670
9Brendan Gaughan3914-1768351038$1,019,590
10Michael Annett3598-2084350004$964,340
11Kenny Wallace3569-2113350002$945,640
12Tony Raines3548-2134350013$955,235
13Michael McDowell3449-2233340005$877,288
14Joey Logano3371-231122451316$917,482
15Kevin Harvick3248-243422221416$696,175
16Scott Wimmer3177-2505300003$722,800
17Eric McClure2962-2720350000$908,065
18David Ragan2632-30501902515$533,175
19Danny O'Quinn, Jr.2404-3278320000$771,697
20Brian Vickers2403-32791710712$538,000
21Scott Lagasse, Jr.2194-3488210004$579,516
22Matt Kenseth1992-36901521610$406,965
23John Wes Townley1989-3693260000$646,245
24Greg Biffle1966-3716140249$463,725
25Paul Menard1876-3806160014$339,730
26Erik Darnell1837-3845161025$430,908
27David Reutimann1807-3875140017$327,565
28Jeff Burton1775-39071300210$316,715
29Clint Bowyer1750-3932121268$440,365
30Morgan Shepherd1742-3940210000$512,603
31Joe Nemechek1692-3990220000$548,306
32Trevor Bayne1648-4034151002$403,130
33Shelby Howard1603-4079170000$339,890
34Scott Speed1591-4091131008$293,652
35Mike Wallace1535-4147170000$450,604
36Mark Green1498-4184290000$603,173
37Brian Keselowski1412-4270180000$413,784
38Ken Butler III1361-4321170000$399,307
39Matt Carter1305-4377150000$378,320
40Brandon Whitt1260-4422150000$391,437
41Robert Richardson, Jr.1248-4434150000$392,054
42Ryan Newman1191-4491101015$223,865
43Stephen Leicht1185-449790006$255,787
44Casey Atwood1178-4504200000$430,670
45Kevin Conway1149-4533120000$300,503
46Johnny Chapman1090-4592280000$495,746
47Reed Sorenson1059-462380025$200,195
48Kelly Bires1053-4629140023$342,115
49Burney Lamar957-472590001$229,042
50Jeremy Clements951-4731120000$237,016
51Dale Earnhardt, Jr.901-478171034$200,715
52Brad Coleman873-480980012$225,969
53Bobby Hamilton, Jr.846-483690000$197,744
54Terry Cook833-4849200000$370,484
55David Green807-487590000$262,552
56Kenny Hendrick777-4905120000$317,770
57Dennis Setzer775-4907160000$289,665
58Peyton Sellers747-493590000$155,000
59Kertus Davis743-4939140000$260,710
60Denny Hamlin729-495372011$155,825
61Kevin Lepage689-4993140000$258,580
62Ricky Stenhouse Jr.677-500571012$174,578
63David Gilliland672-501060001$149,557
64Brian Scott664-501870000$176,676
65Michael Waltrip661-502170000$165,410
66D.J. Kennington625-505770000$221,211
67Derrike Cope619-5063100000$187,352
68Mike Harmon612-5070100000$231,053
69John Borneman III604-507870000$136,385
70Kevin Hamlin589-5093130000$272,626
71Kasey Kahne562-512050012$107,590
72Tony Stewart500-518230122$173,545
73Jeff Green483-519960000$145,504
74Chase Miller442-5240100000$211,470
75Benny Gordon436-524660000$104,420
76Aric Almirola394-528840000$78,676
77Marcos Ambrose375-530721122$117,170
78Justin Marks368-531450000$134,100
79Dave Blaney357-532540011$104,970
80Austin Dillon355-532740000$65,150
81Travis Kittleson338-534450000$80,948
82Stanton Barrett337-534550000$119,531
83Marc Davis307-537540000$82,196
84Ron Hornaday293-538920002$48,261
85Tim Andrews292-539040000$65,645
86Andy Ponstein287-539560000$111,860
87Sean Murphy279-540330000$76,794
88Martin Truex Jr.265-541720001$34,725
89Chase Austin255-542740000$87,424
90James Buescher254-542820000$53,986
91J.C. Stout239-544350000$87,425
92Boris Said218-546420000$58,318
93Coleman Pressley215-546750000$117,425
94Ron Fellows213-546920011$58,253
95Parker Kligerman208-547421000$48,410
96Willie Allen200-548250000$87,150
97Josh Wise198-548430000$57,038
98J.R. Fitzpatrick191-549120000$55,343
99Chad Blount190-549240000$93,107
100Jeff Fuller186-549630000$70,039
101Kerry Earnhardt176-550620000$47,653
102Blake Koch173-550920000$51,581
103Donnie Neuenberger171-551130000$101,964
104Casey Mears170-551210011$52,875
105Andrew Ranger170-551210011$63,643
106Bobby Gerhart167-551520000$41,560
107Jacques Villeneuve165-551710011$52,543
108Patrick Carpentier161-552120000$60,316
109Jeffrey Earnhardt161-552120000$61,236
110Mark Day159-552330000$64,926
111Brian Ickler152-553020000$49,426
112Mark Martin146-553610001$17,460
113Jean Francois Dumoulin146-553610001$37,475
114Chris Cook144-553830000$80,126
115Landon Cassill134-554810001$27,068
116Alex Tagliani134-554820000$65,486
117Brad Teague128-555420000$35,785
118Justin Hobgood126-555630000$49,790
119Jarit Johnson125-555720000$48,376
120Antonio Perez124-555820000$49,360
121Scott Gaylord122-556020000$57,891
122Robby Gordon121-556110000$16,575
123Victor Gonzalez, Jr.121-556110000$33,700
124Matt DiBenedetto121-556110000$26,543
125Justin Lofton115-556710000$18,250
126Elliott Sadler109-557310000$16,500
127Max Papis103-557910000$40,243
128Travis Kvapil103-557910000$23,518
129Brett Rowe100-558210000$32,875
130J.J. Yeley100-558210000$23,743
131Sean Caisse97-558520000$32,580
132Eddie MacDonald97-558510000$18,250
133Richard Boswell, II94-558810000$19,500
134Bobby Hillin, Jr.94-558810000$22,868
135Patrick Sheltra92-559020000$52,866
136Brad Baker83-559920000$33,615
137Tom Hubert74-560820000$46,743
138Cale Gale70-561210000$22,668
139Jason Bowles70-561210000$26,663
140Chase Mattioli67-561510000$22,373
141Chris Lawson55-562710000$13,060
142Daryl Harr52-563010000$14,765
143Andy Lally52-563010000$32,160
144Chris Horn49-563310000$17,830
145Tony Ave46-563610000$32,070
146Colin Braun43-563910000$38,428
147Justin Ashburn40-564210000$28,713
148Kris Szekeres37-564510000$21,533
149Steve Grissom34-564810000$20,927
150Donny Lia34-564810000$22,196
151Larry Foyt0-568200000$0
152Jason White0-568200000$0
153Todd Kluever0-568200000$0
154Joe Ruttman0-568200000$0
155Ryan Hackett0-568200000$0
156Blake Bjorklund0-568200000$0
157Nicholas Joanides0-568200000$0
158Jennifer Jo Cobb0-568200000$0
159Jack Smith0-568200000$0


2010

Races

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 13Drive4COPD 300Daytona International SpeedwayKyle Busch*Tony StewartChevrolet
February 20Stater Bros. 300Auto Club SpeedwayJoey LoganoKyle BuschToyota
February 27Sam's Town 300Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiKevin HarvickChevrolet
March 20Scotts Turf Builder 300Bristol Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiJustin AllgaierDodge
April 3Nashville 300Nashville SuperspeedwayJoey LoganoKevin HarvickChevrolet
April 9Bashas' Supermarkets 200Phoenix International RacewayCarl EdwardsKyle BuschToyota
April 19O'Reilly 300Texas Motor SpeedwayJoey LoganoKyle BuschToyota
April 25Aaron's 312Talladega SuperspeedwayKevin HarvickBrad KeselowskiDodge
April 30Bubba Burger 250Richmond International RacewayKyle BuschBrad KeselowskiDodge
May 7Royal Purple 200 presented by O'Reilly Auto PartsDarlington RacewayDenny HamlinDenny HamlinToyota
May 15Heluva Good! 200Dover International SpeedwayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
May 29Tech-Net Auto Service 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayCarl EdwardsKyle BuschToyota
June 5Federated Auto Parts 300Nashville SuperspeedwayJustin AllgaierBrad KeselowskiDodge
June 12Meijer 300Kentucky SpeedwayJoey LoganoJoey LoganoToyota
June 19Bucyrus 200 presented by MenardsRoad AmericaCarl EdwardsCarl EdwardsFord
June 26New England 200New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiKyle BuschToyota
July 2Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-colaDaytona International SpeedwayRyan NewmanDale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet
July 9Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-ColaChicagoland SpeedwayKevin HarvickKyle BuschToyota
July 17Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250Gateway International RacewayTrevor BayneCarl EdwardsFord
July 24Kroger 200 benefiting Riley Hospital for ChildrenO'Reilly Raceway ParkTrevor BayneKyle BuschToyota
July 31U.S. Cellular 250 presented by Northland Oil & John DeereIowa SpeedwayTrevor BayneKyle BuschToyota
August 7Zippo 200 at the GlenWatkins Glen InternationalMarcos AmbroseMarcos AmbroseToyota
August 14Carfax 250Michigan International SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiBrad KeselowskiDodge
August 20Food City 250Bristol Motor SpeedwayElliott SadlerKyle BuschToyota
August 29NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by DodgeCircuit Gilles VilleneuveMarcos AmbroseBoris SaidFord
September 4Great Clips 300Atlanta Motor SpeedwayKasey KahneJamie McMurrayChevrolet
September 10Virginia 529 College Savings 250Richmond International RacewayKevin HarvickKevin HarvickChevrolet
September 25Dover 200Dover International SpeedwayJoey LoganoKyle BuschToyota
October 2Kansas Lottery 300Kansas SpeedwayJoey LoganoJoey LoganoToyota
October 9CampingWorld.com 300Auto Club SpeedwayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
October 15Dollar General 300Lowe's Motor SpeedwayClint BowyerBrad KeselowskiDodge
October 235-Hour Energy 250Gateway International RacewayJustin AllgaierBrad KeselowskiDodge
November 6O'Reilly Auto Parts ChallengeTexas Motor SpeedwayJames BuescherCarl EdwardsFord
November 13WYPALL 200 powered by Kimberly-Clark ProfessionalPhoenix International RacewayJoey LoganoCarl EdwardsFord
November 20Ford 300Homestead-Miami SpeedwayJoey LoganoKyle BuschToyota

Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Brad Keselowski5639Leader35562629$1,185,370
2Carl Edwards5194-44535341927$1,209,500
3Kyle Busch4934-705293132225$1,364,510
4Justin Allgaier4679-9603521820$1,043,410
5Paul Menard4467-11723500419$730,240
6Kevin Harvick4389-125028331726$1,017,270
7Trevor Bayne4041-15983530611$954,016
8Joey Logano4038-160125821524$937,225
9Jason Leffler3941-16983500614$992,241
10Steve Wallace3940-16993500113$916,429
11Brendan Gaughan3767-1872350039$928,329
12Reed Sorenson3739-19002800921$804,902
13Michael Annett3651-1988350002$887,659
14Brian Scott3525-2114350015$892,909
15Mike Bliss3450-2189340024$878,106
16Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.3419-2220320038$882,594
17Tony Raines3402-2237350002$871,709
18Mike Wallace3204-2435350000$865,724
19Kenny Wallace3198-2441350000$851,266
20Joe Nemechek2942-2697330000$812,280
21Michael McDowell2770-2869330001$754,187
22Jason Keller2514-3125270011$597,216
23Colin Braun2474-3165240005$630,839
24Eric McClure2304-3335290000$644,915
25Josh Wise2161-3478250002$563,460
26Shelby Howard1962-3677210000$446,523
27Robert Richardson, Jr.1882-3757230000$563,988
28Morgan Shepherd1865-3774270000$563,777
29Mark Green1802-3837290000$523,085
30Willie Allen1605-4034180000$382,186
31Brian Keselowski1566-4073260000$518,886
32Clint Bowyer1506-4133131016$265,990
33Ryan Newman1393-4246120027$257,425
34Jeremy Clements1390-4249160001$301,190
35Greg Biffle1368-4271100037$302,280
36James Buescher1347-4292151001$397,122
37Scott Lagasse, Jr.1328-4311140001$366,142
38Jamie McMurray1234-440580146$209,110
39Parker Kligerman1090-4549120002$250,404
40Kevin Lepage1048-4591250000$393,935
41Tayler Malsam1045-4594110000$262,273
42Danny O'Quinn, Jr.1043-4596210000$337,435
43Danica Patrick1032-4607130000$330,819
44Aric Almirola1021-461880014$216,639
45Kelly Bires1019-4620100001$232,779
46Jeff Green868-4771160000$318,238
47John Wes Townley866-477390000$251,001
48David Gilliland800-4839170000$274,278
49Dennis Setzer797-4842210000$333,862
50Brad Coleman776-486360003$160,663
51Martin Truex, Jr.771-486860033$177,140
52David Reutimann747-489260012$133,680
53Scott Wimmer745-489460003$152,473
54Scott Riggs741-489860002$173,935
55Kasey Kahne734-490581012$178,155
56Brian Vickers733-490650025$152,610
57Coleman Pressley733-490670000$168,206
58Derrike Cope709-4930130000$206,450
59Steve Arpin677-496270001$174,856
60Ryan Truex673-496670000$152,282
61Denny Hamlin652-498741123$141,595
62Elliott Sadler649-499051012$99,730
63Danny Efland628-5011100000$201,373
64Matt DiBenedetto585-505460002$140,443
65David Starr580-505970000$151,115
66Brian Ickler559-508050001$116,507
67Alex Kennedy531-510860000$149,008
68John Borneman III496-514360011$119,073
69Landon Cassill483-515660000$146,463
70Johnny Chapman482-5157120000$199,052
71Chase Miller478-5161110000$165,620
72Stanton Barrett445-519450000$110,060
73Dale Earnhardt, Jr.436-520330122$158,780
74JR Fitzpatrick422-521730002$82,604
75Johnny Sauter419-522050000$124,521
76Sean Caisse416-522350000$97,234
77Jacques Villeneuve405-523430012$98,549
78Ron Fellows393-524630012$94,114
79Drew Herring376-526340000$95,847
80Brad Baker372-526760000$110,375
81Matt Kenseth362-527730012$53,200
82Erik Darnell339-530030000$70,679
83Victor Gonzalez, Jr.337-530240000$81,221
84Ricky Carmichael337-530240000$97,722
85Chad McCumbee298-534140000$87,807
86Boris Said287-535220111$118,731
87Tony Ave281-535830000$68,486
88Tim Andrews266-537350000$81,265
89Marcos Ambrose264-537522111$81,950
90Justin Lofton249-539030000$64,556
91Kyle Kelley225-541430000$54,160
92Ron Hornaday206-543320000$40,306
93Tony Stewart195-544410111$117,295
94Hermie Sadler195-544430000$65,069
95Kevin Hamlin193-544650000$72,363
96Bobby Gerhart191-544820000$68,910
97Andy Ponstein186-545330000$51,200
98Max Papis175-546410011$70,018
99Carl Long159-548030000$44,930
100Owen Kelly155-548410011$31,993
101Kevin Swindell147-549230000$45,035
102Nelson Piquet, Jr.146-549310001$24,218
103D.J. Kennington130-550910000$28,025
104Patrick Long126-551310000$15,025
105Robby Gordon126-551310000$26,950
106Chrissy Wallace125-551420000$65,110
107Cole Whitt118-552120000$39,930
108Patrick Sheltra114-552510000$26,843
109Charles Lewandoski113-552620000$31,070
110Antonio Perez110-552920000$41,661
111Tomy Drissi109-553010000$26,425
112Brandon McReynolds106-553310000$15,525
113Greg Sacks100-553910000$26,268
114Sam Hornish, Jr.100-553910000$19,255
115Blake Koch97-554210000$17,750
116Jennifer Jo Cobb95-554420000$42,438
117Marc Davis94-554510000$22,693
118Jason Bowles88-555110000$20,668
119Austin Dillon88-555110000$20,018
120Ken Schrader88-555110000$26,193
121Brad Teague86-555320000$66,215
122Chris Lawson83-555620000$24,515
123J.C. Stout76-556310000$12,150
124Paulie Harraka76-556310000$32,188
125Matt Carter74-556530000$38,191
126Robb Brent73-556610000$20,908
127Casey Mears70-556910000$19,838
128Jarit Johnson70-556910000$19,543
129Brad Sweet70-556910000$21,368
130Tim George, Jr.67-557210000$20,518
131Patrick Carpentier67-557210000$25,590
132Mikey Kile64-557510000$19,303
133Chase Mattioli64-557510000$24,378
134Kevin O'Connell61-557810000$20,463
135Chase Austin58-558110000$20,758
136Derrick Griffin55-558410000$18,428
137Billy Johnson55-558410000$18,868
138David Green55-558410000$18,370
139Peyton Sellers53-558610000$16,625
140Donnie Neuenberger49-559010000$18,260
141Joey Scarallo46-559320000$26,180
142Andrew Ranger46-559310000$31,788
143Tim Schendel43-559610000$15,580
144Chad Blount43-559610000$18,380
145Brett Rowe40-559910000$25,100
146Dan Brode40-559910000$12,100
147Justin Marks34-560510000$24,874
148Stephan McCurley0-563900000$0
149Kenny Hendrick0-563900000$0
150Daryl Harr0-563900000$0
151Alan Tardiff0-563900000$0
152Stephen Leicht0-563900000$0
153Pierre Bourque0-563900000$0
154Ryan Hackett0-563900000$0
155J.J. Yeley0-563900000$0
156Mike Harmon0-563900000$0


2011

For the 2011 season, NASCAR would institute two points system changes that would dramatically alter the championships in its top series as well as the automatic qualification rules.

Aside from bonus points, drivers would be awarded 43 points for first place, 42 for second, 41 for third, and so on until 1 point was awarded for 43rd place.  This had a dramatic effect on the Sprint Cup's "Top 35" automatic qualification rule, as in previous seasons last place was worth 34 points and each position up to 11th place was worth just 3 points.  42nd place was worth 37 points, 41st worth 40 points, and it took getting up to 31st place's 70 points to double the last place total.  With the new points system, teams had more incentive to stay in the race and teams intending to compete were able to climb above the "Start and Park" teams more easily as under the new points system 42nd place was worth twice the points of last place, 41st worth 3 times the points, and 31st place was worth 13 points, 13 times as much as last place instead of a little over twice as much.

The second major change was to require drivers to compete for just one championship, effectively taking the Sprint Cup regulars out of contention for the Nationwide Series championship, ending an era of dual full-time competition that began with Kevin Harvick's simultaneous 2001 Busch Grand National Championship and Winston Cup Rookie of the Year title.

Races

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 19DRIVE4COPD 300Daytona International SpeedwayClint BowyerTony StewartChevrolet
February 26Bashas' Supermarkets 200Phoenix International RacewayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
March 5Sam's Town 300Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayCarl EdwardsMark MartinChevrolet
March 19Scotts EZ Seed 300Bristol Motor SpeedwayRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Kyle BuschToyota
March 26Royal Purple 300Auto Club SpeedwayCarl EdwardsKyle BuschToyota
April 8O'Reilly Auto Parts 300Texas Motor SpeedwayCarl EdwardsCarl EdwardsFord
April 16Aaron's 312Talladega SuperspeedwayElliott SadlerKyle BuschToyota
April 23Nashville 300Nashville SuperspeedwayJoey LoganoCarl EdwardsFord
April 29Bubba Burger 250Richmond International RacewayCarl EdwardsDenny HamlinToyota
May 6Royal Purple 200Darlington RacewayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
May 145-Hour Energy 200Dover International SpeedwayCarl EdwardsCarl EdwardsFord
May 22John Deere Dealers 250 presented by PioneerIowa SpeedwayDrew HerringRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Ford
May 28Top Gear 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Matt KensethFord
June 4STP 300Chicagoland SpeedwayAric AlmirolaJustin AllgaierChevrolet
June 18Alliance Truck Parts 250Michigan International SpeedwayPaul MenardCarl EdwardsFord
June 25Bucyrus 200Road AmericaMichael McDowellReed SorensonChevrolet
July 1Subway Jalapeno 250Daytona International SpeedwayKevin HarvickJoey LoganoToyota
July 8Feed the Children 300Kentucky SpeedwayElliott SadlerBrad KeselowskiDodge
July 16New England 200New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiKyle BuschToyota
July 23Federated Auto Parts 300Nashville SuperspeedwayBrad KeselowskiCarl EdwardsFord
July 3030th Annual Kroger 200Lucas Oil RacewayRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Brad KeselowskiDodge
August 6U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control SystemIowa SpeedwayElliott SadlerRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Ford
August 13Zippo 200 at the GlenWatkins Glen InternationalKurt BuschKurt BuschDodge
August 20NAPA Auto Parts 200Circuit Gilles VilleneuveMarcos AmbroseMarcos AmbroseFord
August 26Food City 250Bristol Motor SpeedwayKyle BuschKyle BuschToyota
September 3Great Clips 300Atlanta Motor SpeedwayCarl EdwardsCarl EdwardsFord
September 9Virginia 529 College Savings 250Richmond International RacewayBrad KeselowskiKyle BuschToyota
September 17Dollar General 300Chicagoland SpeedwayBrian ScottBrad KeselowskiDodge
October 1OneMain Financial 200Dover International SpeedwayElliott SadlerCarl EdwardsFord
October 8Kansas Lottery 300Kansas SpeedwayCarl EdwardsBrad KeselowskiDodge
October 14Dollar General 300 Miles of CourageCharlotte Motor SpeedwayPaul MenardCarl EdwardsFord
November 5O'Reilly Auto Parts ChallengeTexas Motor SpeedwayElliott SadlerTrevor BayneFord
November 12Wypall 200Phoenix International RacewayAric AlmirolaSam Hornish, Jr.Dodge
November 19Ford 300Homestead-Miami SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiBrad KeselowskiDodge


2012

Races

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 25DRIVE4COPD 300Daytona International SpeedwayDanica PatrickJames BuescherChevrolet
March 3Bashas' Supermarkets 200Phoenix International RacewayDenny HamlinElliott SadlerChevrolet
March 10Sam's Town 300Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayElliott SadlerRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Ford
March 17Ford EcoBoost 300Bristol Motor SpeedwayJoey LoganoElliott SadlerChevrolet
March 24Royal Purple 300Auto Club SpeedwayJoey LoganoJoey LoganoToyota
April 13O'Reilly Auto Parts 300Texas Motor SpeedwayPaul MenardRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Ford
April 27Virginia 529 College Savings 250Richmond International RacewayKevin HarvickKurt BuschToyota
May 5Aaron's 312Talladega SuperspeedwayElliott SadlerJoey LoganoToyota
May 11VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200Darlington RacewayRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Joey LoganoToyota
May 20Pioneer Hi-Bred 250Iowa SpeedwayElliott SadlerRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Ford
May 26History 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayJoey LoganoBrad KeselowskiDodge
June 25-Hour Energy 200Dover International SpeedwayRyan TruexJoey LoganoToyota
June 16Alliance Truck Parts 250Michigan International SpeedwayAustin DillonJoey LoganoToyota
June 23Sargento 200Road AmericaNelson Piquet, Jr.Nelson Piquet, Jr.Chevrolet
June 29Feed The Children 300Kentucky SpeedwayAustin DillonAustin DillonChevrolet
July 6Subway Jalapeno 250Daytona International SpeedwayRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Kurt BuschChevrolet
July 14F.W. Webb 200New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiBrad KeselowskiDodge
July 22STP 300Chicagoland SpeedwayRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Elliott SadlerChevrolet
July 28Indiana 250Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayKasey KahneBrad KeselowskiDodge
August 4U.S. Cellular 250Iowa SpeedwayElliott SadlerElliott SadlerChevrolet
August 11Zippo 200 at the GlenWatkins Glen InternationalSam Hornish, Jr.Carl EdwardsFord
August 18NAPA Auto Parts 200Circuit Gilles VilleneuveAlex TaglianiJustin AllgaierChevrolet
August 24Food City 250Bristol Motor SpeedwayTrevor BayneJoey LoganoToyota
September 1NRA American Warrior 300Atlanta Motor SpeedwayKyle BuschRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Ford
September 7Virginia 529 College Savings 250Richmond International RacewayRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Kevin HarvickChevrolet
September 15Dollar General 300Chicagoland SpeedwayJoey LoganoRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Ford
September 22Kentucky 300Kentucky SpeedwayAustin DillonAustin DillonChevrolet
September 29OneMain Financial 200Dover International SpeedwayDarrell Wallace, Jr.Joey LoganoToyota
October 12Dollar General 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayElliott SadlerJoey LoganoToyota
October 20Kansas Lottery 300Kansas SpeedwayJoey LoganoRicky Stenhouse, Jr.Ford
November 3O'Reilly Auto Parts ChallengeTexas Motor SpeedwayKyle BuschKevin HarvickChevrolet
November 10Great Clips 200Phoenix International RacewayJoey LoganoJoey LoganoToyota
November 17Ford EcoBoost 300Homestead-Miami SpeedwayKyle BuschRegan SmithChevrolet


Article Index

IssueArticleAuthor
October 3, 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceJoe Balash
Brian France
James Lyski
Steve Phelps
October 4, 2007Nationwide Insurance Series...Are You Kidding Me?Jeremy T. Sellers
July 23, 2008Random Lugnuts: NASCAR's Embarrassments go NationwideBill Crittenden
November 17, 2011NASCAR Nationwide Series: Championship Contenders ConferenceElliott Sadler
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
November 17, 2012NASCAR Nationwide Series: Ford EcoBoost 300Mike Kelley
Jack Roush
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
November 17, 2012NASCAR Nationwide Series: Ford EcoBoost 300J.D. Gibbs
Joey Logano
Adam Stevens
August 12, 2013The Nationwide Series: Five Bucks?Bill Crittenden




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