Last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series season was historically unpredictable, with eight drivers winning at least two races. Which contender will take charge this year?
BY AARON BURNS
There’s something for everyone in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Want to see veterans going for a career-defining championship? Look no further than Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and A.J. Allmendinger.
Interested in the title hopefuls employed by legendary car owners? Joe Gibbs has Harrison Burton and Daniel Hemric in the fold. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s operation features Noah Gragson and Roger Penske counters with Austin Cindric, the series’ reigning champ.
Cindric is the early favorite to repeat as champion, with his team intact and plenty of motivation to prove last season was no fluke. He’ll be challenged early and often, however, by a pack of drivers itching for supremacy and a shot at the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022.
There’s a lot to play for in the Xfinity Series’ 40th season, with 33 races and a championship trophy awaiting the driver and team who rises above the rest when it matters most.
Here’s a look at a half-dozen drivers who could lay claim to the series title once the season ends in November: