Rule Change for Cup Regulars Could Be Coming to Lower Series

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For those fans who continue to complain about Cup Regulars racing in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, that could change very soon because apparently NASCAR is listening to you the fans.
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On Saturday Afternoon, Kyle Busch won the Kansas Lottery 300 for the third year in a row tallying his 85th career victory and 9th victory of the 2016 Season and in the last few years, it really didn't matter but this season with NASCAR Implementing the Chase Format in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, it helped some drivers but stole an opportunity from an Xfinity Regular that could have won at Kansas and seen us clinch one of the four positions going into the final off two off weekends of the 2016 Xfinity Series Schedule.
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Along with Kyle Busch, nine other Cup Regulars went to victory lane with Kyle Busch gaining the most of any of them. Fans like occasional appearances which is why fans didn't complain when Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Richmond or Michael McDowell won at Road America, but when a driver sits in the car, for what feels like every week, fans aren't happy. And if the fans aren't happy things stay at a standstill if they don't decline.
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If the new Charter System remains in effect for many years to come, these cup regulars need to be limited more than they are today so the Xfinity Series can become it's own exclusive series, which it's starting to take shape with drivers like Brennan Poole, Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler, along with soon to be Xfinity Series drivers Daniel Hemric and Cole Custer. If these are the drivers competing for the victory trust me more fans will want to watch the race than lets say those drivers are racing for second to a driver like Kyle Busch or Austin Dillon.
Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, uttered those words Monday on "The Morning Drive" on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio when asked about limiting Cup drivers in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. "It certainly is on our radar," O'Donnell said. "We've heard the fans. It's interesting, it's been a balance throughout the years. We've always had Sprint Cup drivers come into the Xfinity Series and sometimes dominate, back in the Mark Martin days. As the sport has evolved one of the great things is we've got more of a fan following in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. They like seeing those drivers come up through the ranks and it's our job to make sure that Xfinity is where names are made. We've got to do on that on the racetrack. That is something we're taking a really hard look at for next year, I'd say stay tuned. We're going to look at and probably have something to announce fairly soon."
What's my thoughts on what NASCAR will imply at the start of 2016 Season? Well it's really hard to tell at this point. They won't ban these guys from the series but I am predicting they will only be limited to 5-10 races a season which will still be on the minds of NASCAR fans because Kyle Busch or anyone for that case can come in an win 10 races etc. It'll be a process that gets better with age but at least you the NASCAR Fan can know NASCAR is listening to you about some things.(Koelle,2016)


  1. If they want to drive in a lower series the make them drive for one of the underfunded independent teams that will help them get more and better sponsors and still allow the drivers to run the tracks that they will be competing on in their own series as well as getting the fans a chance to see these major league drivers and attracting those fans to the lower series races And generate more TV viewers for those series as well

  2. Make them start in the back and get the worst pit selection


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