Cup drivers in Xfinity: NASCAR considering more limits

NASCAR officials are considering placing more limits on NASCAR Cup Series drivers competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have already had handcuffs placed on how many races they can run in lower series. Well those NASCAR Xfinity Series limits might increase.

Currently, MENCS drivers are limited to just 10 NXS events. Additionally, they are forbidden from running any dash-for-cash events. The Dash races currently make up 4 races on the schedule; Phoenix Raceway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Richmond Raceway and Dover International Raceway.

Now, those limits might increase significantly. To just 5 races.

Kyle Busch NASCAR Xfinity Series Limits
SPARTA, KY – JULY 07: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Rowdy Toyota, drives during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2017 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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“We have been in talks with teams about even limiting the number of races more or stay where we’re at.” Series director Wayne Auton announced.

He continued, “Those conversations are ongoing. Stay tuned. I think some announcements will be coming out here pretty soon on what the garage area has asked us to look at.”

Auton stated, “We want to make sure that we have 40 cars on the racetrack every week and we have 40 competitive cars on the racetrack every week.”

Kyle Larson Xfinity Series racing
LONG POND, PA – JUNE 10: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ENEOS Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway on June 10, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

“I’m very proud of the way our Xfinity drivers have held up this year. Have they won as many races as the other series drivers?”

Auton answered his own question, “No, they haven’t, but I’m going to tell you what, you can’t go from a lack of effort. They’re really driving their cars really hard this year to make sure they get that championship at Homestead.”

Currently, NASCAR Cup Series regulars have won 13 of the 18 NASCAR Xfinity races in the 2017 season.

NASCAR Cup Series drivers with 2017 Xfinity wins: Kyle Busch: 3; Kyle Larson: 3; Erik Jones 11; Joey Logano 1;  Aric Almirola 1; Ryan Blaney 1; Brad Keselowski 1; Denny Hamlin 1;

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