Reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Daniel Hemric left his championship-winning team at Joe Gibbs Racing after last season for Kaulig Racing, where he will fill the seat previously occupied by 2022 NASCAR Cup Series driver Justin Haley.
Last year’s Xfinity Series championship runner-up and 2020 champion Austin Cindric decided to move up to the Cup Series instead of competing for another Xfinity Series title.
Sheldon Creed – the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and a winner of eight truck races over the past two seasons – joined the Xfinity Series for this season and will compete full time for Richard Childress Racing.
What does all this mean for the Xfinity Series in 2022? In short: a lot. But more than anything, it means the race for the Xfinity Series championship is wide open.