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XFINITY and Truck Series fields expand for upcoming races without qualifying


For Xfinity Series and Gander Trucks races for which there is no qualifying scheduled to give teams the opportunity to earn their position in the starting lineup, the field size will be expanded to a maximum of 40 participants in each series to allow additional opportunities for teams to race.

NASCAR Xfinity Series

  • Maximum of 40 (up four positions from 36)
  • Currently 36th finishing position receives one point
  • Under expanded field size, 36th to the balance of the field will be awarded one point
  • Note: Post entries will not be eligible for the event.

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

  • Maximum of 40 (up eight positions from 32)
  • Currently 32nd finishing position receives five points
  • Under expanded field size, 32nd to the balance of the field will be awarded five points
  • Note: Post entries will not be eligible for the event.

Scott Miller, NASCAR Senior Vice President, Competition, said This move is critical for the long-term health of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. There are many new full-time and part-time team owners who have made significant commitments to our sport and secured sponsorship to participate this season. NASCAR wants to enable these teams to fulfill their commitments and grow their businesses without being affected by circumstances out of their control."

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