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NASCAR expands field size for upcoming races

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NASCAR expands field size for upcoming races
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May 11, 2020, 9:02 PM

With no qualifying, NASCAR has expanded the field size for the Xfinity and Truck Series ahead of the series' return to the track.

Ross Chastain, Niece Motorsports, Chevrolet Silverado Niece, Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing, Ford F-150 Damp Rid / Menards and Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Enterprises, Toyota Tundra United Rentals
Johnny Sauter, ThorSport Racing, Ford F-150 Tenda, Brett Moffitt, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Allegiant and Ross Chastain, Niece Motorsports, Chevrolet Silverado Niece
Todd Gilliland, Front Row Motorsports, Ford F-150 Black's Tire
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Twix Cookies & Cream and Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion green flag start
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang XPEL
Justin Allgaier, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro BRANDT Daniel Hemric, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Poppy Bank Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Production Alliance Group

The Xfinity and Truck Series, which normally allow 36 and 32 entries respectively, will now allow up to 40 entries in each race with no qualifying sessions in the immediate future.

"This move is critical for the long-term health of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series," said Scott Miller, NASCAR's Senior Vice President of Competition. "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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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.

The NASCAR Cup Series field size will remain the same with 40 entrants allowed.

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