2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series

2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series
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The 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series began on February 14 at Daytona International Speedway with the Camping World 300. The season concluded on November 21 at Homestead–Miami Speedway with the Ford 300. With 25 top-five finishes, Kyle Busch was the season champion. He finished 210 points clear of Carl Edwards and 318 ahead of Brad Keselowski.

Kyle Busch's 2009 Nationwide championship car at Milwaukee
Brad Keselowski, who finished third in points driving the No. 88 GoDaddy.com car shown above, was the highest-finishing series regular in the standings.

Double-file restartsEdit

Before the start of the season, NASCAR changed restart rules regarding the final moments of all races in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Previously, when the race was inside the final ten laps, all cars/trucks on the lead lap were in a single-file restart in that window. As of the 2009 season, the window changed to the final 20 laps. The "lucky dog"/"free pass" rule was still be eliminated in the last ten laps of a race. This rule will not matter starting at the July Daytona race, with the addition of "Double-File Restarts Shootout Style."

After being successful in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR will implement a double-file restart system starting at the July Daytona race. The entire field will line up double-file, much like the start of the race at every restart. The leaders and other lead lap cars are now in front always when taking the green flag. Cars who choose to stay out and not pit during a caution flag who are in front of the leaders are now waved-around to restart (double file) at the back of the field. The lucky dog/free pass rule is now in effect the entire distance of the race, and the double-file restarts are for every restart, including green-white-checkered finishes. The only reason cars do not line up double-file in the order they are position wise on the leaderboard is if they are serving a penalty (in most cases, for pit road violations). The leader of the race also has the option of selecting which lane, inside or outside, to restart in, however, the 3rd place car (and 5th, 7th, and so on) will always restart on the inside.

ScheduleEdit

 
The infield of the Milwaukee Mile showing some of the field for the 2009 NorthernTool.com 250

– Race ran at night, or started in the late afternoon, and finished at night.

Bold italics – Indicates current or next race.

Rnd Date Race Distance Venue Winner
1 February 14 Camping World 300 300 miles Daytona International Speedway Tony Stewart
2 February 21 Stater Brothers 300 300 miles Auto Club Speedway Kyle Busch
3 February 28 Sam's Town 300 300 miles Las Vegas Motor Speedway Greg Biffle
4 March 21 Scotts Turf Builder 300 300 laps (159.9 miles) Bristol Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick
5 April 4 O'Reilly 300 300 miles Texas Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
6 April 11 Nashville 300 300 miles Nashville Superspeedway Joey Logano
7 April 17 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 200 laps Phoenix International Raceway Greg Biffle
8 April 25 Aaron's 312 311.22 miles Talladega Superspeedway David Ragan
9 May 1 Lipton Tea 250 250 laps (187.5 miles) Richmond International Raceway Kyle Busch
10 May 8 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 200.8 miles Darlington Raceway Matt Kenseth
11 May 23 CarQuest Auto Parts 300 300 miles Lowe's Motor Speedway Mike Bliss
12 May 30 Heluva Good! 200 200 miles Dover International Speedway Brad Keselowski
13 June 6 Federated Auto Parts 300 300 miles Nashville Superspeedway Kyle Busch
14 June 13 Meijer 300 300 miles Kentucky Speedway Joey Logano
15 June 20 NorthernTool.com 250 250 miles The Milwaukee Mile Carl Edwards
16 June 27 Camping World RV Sales 200 200 miles New Hampshire Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
17 July 3 Subway Jalapeño 250 250 miles Daytona International Speedway Clint Bowyer
18 July 10 Dollar General 300 300 miles Chicagoland Speedway Joey Logano
19 July 18 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 250 miles Gateway International Raceway Kyle Busch
20 July 25 Kroger 200 200 laps O'Reilly Raceway Park Carl Edwards
21 August 1 U.S. Cellular 250 250 laps (218.5 miles) Iowa Speedway Brad Keselowski
22 August 8 Zippo 200 200 miles Watkins Glen International Marcos Ambrose
23 August 15 CarFax 250 250 miles Michigan International Speedway Brad Keselowski
24 August 21 Food City 250 250 laps (133.25 miles) Bristol Motor Speedway David Ragan
25 August 30 NAPA Auto Parts 200 74 laps (200 miles) Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Carl Edwards
26 September 5 Degree Men V12 300 300 miles/195 laps Atlanta Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick
27 September 11 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 250 laps (187.5 miles) Richmond International Raceway Carl Edwards
28 September 26 Dover 200 200 laps Dover International Speedway Clint Bowyer
29 October 3 Kansas Lottery 300 300 miles Kansas Speedway Joey Logano
30 October 10 Copart 300 300 miles Auto Club Speedway Joey Logano
31 October 16 Dollar General 300 300 miles Lowe's Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
32 October 24 Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 250 laps (187.5 miles) Memphis Motorsports Park Brad Keselowski
33 November 7 O'Reilly Challenge 300 miles Texas Motor Speedway Kyle Busch
34 November 14 Able Body Labor 200 200 laps Phoenix International Raceway Carl Edwards
35 November 21 Ford 300 200 laps Homestead Miami Speedway Kyle Busch

TeamsEdit

Full scheduleEdit

Manufacturer Team No. Driver Crew chief
Chevy Faith Motorsports 89 Morgan Shepherd Morris Van Vleet 26
Nathan McGuire 1
Shannon Feldman 1
Jason Crouse 4
Zach Johnson 3
Front Row Motorsports 34 Tony Raines Scott Eggelston 32
Jim Mazza 3
Jay Robinson Racing 28 Kenny Wallace Chris Rice 26
Jay Robinson 6
Curtis Aldridge 3
49 Kertus Davis 13 Mark Fordham
Terry Richardson
Gary Cogswell
Curtis Aldridge
Jay Robinson
Kevin Hamlin 1
Mark Green 21
JD Motorsports 0 Mike Wallace 8
J. C. Stout 6
Robert Richardson Jr. 1
Steve Grissom 1
Mark Green 8
Kertus Davis 3
Andy Lally 1
Jeremy Clements 7
01 Danny O'Quinn Jr. 24
Mike Wallace 11
JR Motorsports 88 Brad Keselowski Tony Eury Sr.
Kevin Harvick, Inc. 33 Kevin Harvick 22 Ernie Cope
Tony Stewart 1
Kelly Bires 3
Ryan Newman 5
Cale Gale 1
Ron Hornaday Jr. 2
J. R. Fitzpatrick 1
Key Motorsports 40 Scott Wimmer 27 Gary Showalter
Jeff Green 1
Aric Almirola 3
Jeffrey Earnhardt 2
Mike Bliss 2
Means Racing 52 Donnie Neuenberger 3 Zach Bruenger
Scott Gaylord 3
Trevor Bayne 1
Kevin Lepage 9
Brad Teague 5
Kevin Hamlin 3
Chris Lawson 3
Jack Smith 1
Mike Wallace 1
Tony Ave 2
MSRP Motorsports 90 Johnny Chapman 32 Michael Allen 3
Robert Huffman 32
Dave Blaney 1
Mike Bliss 1
Chris Cook 1
91 Terry Cook (R) 23 Robert Huffman 3
Michael Allen 32
Justin Hobgood 3
Kelly Bires 2
Jeff Green 1
Chase Miller 3
Dave Blaney 2
Tom Hubert 1
Phoenix Racing 1 Mike Bliss 22 Marc Reno
Ryan Newman 1
Reed Sorenson 3
Max Papis 1
Martin Truex Jr. 2
David Gilliland 3
Landon Cassill 1
James Buescher 2
Richard Childress Racing 29 Clint Bowyer 12 Dan Deeringhoff
Jeff Burton 13
Stephen Leicht 9
Casey Mears 1
Rick Ware Racing 31 Stanton Barrett 8 Paul Andrews 20
Dave Fuge 9
Scott Kazura 1
Clyde McLeod 1
Kerry Earnhardt 3
Tim Andrews 4
Daryl Harr 5
Travis Kittleson 8
Jeffrey Earnhardt 1
Kevin Hamlin 1
Nick Joanides 1
Rusty Wallace Racing 62 Brendan Gaughan (R) Bryan Berry 23
Shane Huffman 4
Dale Ferguson 8
66 Steve Wallace Dale Ferguson 18
Tripp Bruce 17
R3 Motorsports 23 Robert Richardson Jr. 14 Todd Brewer
Walter Giles
Steve Plattenberger
Ken Butler III (R) 17
Jeff Fuller 1
Chris Cook 1
Jean-François Dumoulin 1
Kevin Conway 1
26 Kevin Conway 6 Jefferson Hodges
Dodge Whitney Motorsports Brian Keselowski 20 Bob Keselowski
Dennis Setzer 2
Michael McDowell 6
Danny O'Quinn Jr. 1
MacDonald Motorsports 81 D. J. Kennington 6 David Ingram Jr.
Kevin Hamlin 5
Jeff Green 1
Bobby Hamilton Jr. 8
Patrick Sheltra 2
Michael McDowell 3
Sean Murphy 3
J. J. Yeley 1
Alex Tagliani 2
Mike Bliss 1
Blake Koch 2
Bobby Hillin Jr. 1
Penske Racing 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Chad Walter
Ford Baker Curb Racing 27 Jason Keller Todd Gordon
RAB Racing 09 John Wes Townley (R) 32 Blake Bainbridge
Boris Said 2
Travis Kvapil 1
Roush Fenway Racing 6 David Ragan 19 Mike Kelley
Erik Darnell (R) 16
16 Greg Biffle 14 Eddie Pardue
Matt Kenseth 14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 6
Colin Braun 1
60 Carl Edwards Dan Stillman
Specialty Racing 61 Brandon Whitt 15 Doug Taylor
Matt Carter 15
D. J. Kennington 1
Kenny Hendrick 3
Jason Bowles 1
Team Rensi Motorsports 24 Eric McClure Chris Wright
Toyota Braun Racing 10 David Reutimann 7 Todd Lohse 4
Cory Shea 1
Mike McCoige 2
Stewart Cooper 26
Mike Hillman Jr. 1
Kelly Bires 4
Brian Scott 5
Burney Lamar 1
Marc Davis 2
Chad Blount 3
Elliott Sadler 1
Kasey Kahne 4
Justin Marks 5
Reed Sorenson 3
32 Brian Vickers 17 Trent Owens
Burney Lamar 8
Reed Sorenson 2
David Reutimann 5
Brian Ickler 2
Jacques Villeneuve 1
38 Jason Leffler Scott Zipadelli
CJM Racing 11 Scott Lagasse Jr. (R) 21 Paul Wolfe
Denny Hamlin 3
Brian Scott 2
Andrew Ranger 1
Kelly Bires 1
Trevor Bayne 2
Mike Bliss 5
Germain Racing 15 Michael Annett (R) Bruce Cook
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Kyle Busch Joel Weidman 2
Jason Ratcliff 33
20 Joey Logano 22 Ron Denton 2
Dave Rogers 31
Doug Hewitt 2
Denny Hamlin 4
Brad Coleman 8
Matt DiBenedetto 1
JTG Daugherty Racing 47 Michael McDowell (R) 18 Gene Nead
Kelly Bires 3
Coleman Pressley 5
Marcos Ambrose 2
Chase Miller 6
Chris Cook 1
Michael Waltrip Racing 99 Michael Waltrip 7 Jerry Baxter
Scott Speed 13
Trevor Bayne 12
Patrick Carpentier 1
David Reutimann 2
Chevy
Ford
Day Enterprise Racing 05 Jeff Green 4 Newt Moore
Justin Ashburn 1
Casey Atwood 23
Brad Baker 2
Victor Gonzalez Jr. 1
Mark Day 3
Blake Koch 1
Chevy
Toyota
NEMCO Motorsports 87 Joe Nemechek 22 Mike Boerschinger
Cory Shea
Kevin Conway 5
Chad Blount 1
Jeff Fuller 2
Mike Bliss 4
Dave Blaney 1 [N 1]
SK Motorsports 07 David Green 9 Jon Wolfe 4
Roger Johnson 12
Julian Heitz 12
Pete Szekeres 1
Bruce Schlicker 5
Patrick Carpentier 1
Donny Lia 1
Mike Harmon 7
Chase Mattioli 1
Kris Szekeres 1
Jason White 1
Josh Wise 1
Jarit Johnson 2
Danny O'Quinn Jr. 6
Xxxtreme Motorsports Chase Austin 4
  • Penske purchased the #59 car's 2008 owner's points from JTG Daugherty Racing for the 2009 season.
  • The #23 car's owners points were purchased from JD Motorsports for the season, coming from the #01 car in 2008.
  • RAB Racing used Jay Robinson's #4 car's owner points from 2008, which had previously belonged to James Finch.
  • The 07 team used the former Fitz Motorsports' teams owner points. Fitz now runs as Trail Motorsports.
  1. ^ Blaney's race in the No. 87 at Charlotte in October was in a partnership with Braun Racing.

Limited scheduleEdit

Team Car No. Driver
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Impala 2 Austin Dillon 4
Sean Caisse 2
Corrie Stott Racing Chevrolet Impala 02 Andy Ponstein 11
Kevin Harvick, Inc. Chevrolet Impala 4 J. R. Fitzpatrick 1
JD Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 04 Mark Green 1
Kertus Davis 6
JR Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 7
Mark Martin 1
Scott Wimmer 6
Ryan Newman 4
Ron Fellows 2
Tony Stewart 1
Richard Boswell 1
Kelly Bires 1
CJM Racing Toyota Camry 14 Justin Lofton 1
Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion 17 Matt Kenseth 1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1
Stellar Quest Racing Chevrolet Impala 19 J. C. Stout 4
Trail Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 22 Johnny Borneman III 3
Penske Racing Dodge Charger 22 Parker Kligerman 2
Rensi-Hamilton Racing Ford Fusion 25 Bobby Hamilton Jr. 1
Marc Davis Motorsports Toyota Camry 36 Marc Davis 3
Baker Curb Racing Ford Fusion 37 Kevin Hamlin 2
43 Josh Wise 1
Braun Racing
Richard Petty Motorsports
Toyota Camry Kasey Kahne 1
Go Green Racing Ford Fusion 39 Eddie MacDonald 2
Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet Impala 41 Derrike Cope 3
Justin Hobgood 4
Stanton Barrett 2
Tom Hubert 1
Kevin Hamlin 2
79 Stanton Barrett 1
Smith-Ganassi Racing Dodge Charger 42 Kenny Hendrick 11
David Gilliland 3
Kevin Hamlin 1
Scott Lagasse Jr. 1
Aric Almirola 1
Todd Kluever 1
Parker Kligerman 1
SK Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 44 Danny O'Quinn Jr. 1
Jarit Johnson 2
Clements Racing Chevrolet Impala 50 Jeremy Clements 6
Means Racing Ford Fusion 55 Brad Teague 1
Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota Camry Robby Gordon 1
Mac Hill Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 56 Larry Foyt 1
Horn Auto Racing Chevrolet Impala 58 Chris Horn 3
Xxxtreme Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 58 Mike Harmon 1
Josh Wise 2
Chase Austin 1
ML Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 70 Mark Green 1
Shelby Howard 19
E.O.C. Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 71 Joe Ruttman 3
VSI Racing Ford Fusion 72 Benny Gordon 9
Derrike Cope, Inc. Dodge Charger 73 Kevin Lepage 1
Derrike Cope 16
Chase Miller 1
78 Kevin Lepage 11
79 Jennifer Jo Cobb 1
Bob Schacht Racing Chevrolet Impala 75 Bobby Gerhart 2
Brandon Knupp 1
Herd Racing Chevrolet Impala 75 Brett Rowe 2
Ray Hackett Racing Ford Fusion 76 Ryan Hackett 1
Cardinal Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 77 Peyton Sellers 12
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 80 Tony Stewart 1
Borneman Racing Ford Fusion 83 Johnny Borneman III 8
Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet Impala 84 Mike Harmon 12
Jennifer Jo Cobb 1
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet Impala
Ford Fusion
85 Casey Atwood 3
Brad Baker 1
TW Racing Dodge Charger 86 Antonio Pérez 2
Whitney Motorsports Dodge Charger 92 Willie Allen 3
Dennis Setzer 5
96 Dennis Setzer 14
Brian Keselowski 3
Willie Allen 3
Blake Bjorklund 1
Andy Ponstein 1
Michael McDowell 8
Yates Racing Ford Fusion 98 Paul Menard 17

RacesEdit

Camping World 300Edit

The Camping World 300 was held February 14 at Daytona International Speedway. Kevin Harvick took the pole but Tony Stewart won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 80 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 29 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
7 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
8 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 27 Jason Keller Ford Baker Curb Racing
10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
Danny O'Quinn Jr. finished 23rd and suffered a 25-point penalty.
Mike Harmon finished 29th and suffered a 25-point penalty.
John Wes Townley finished 21st and suffered a 100-point penalty.
All 3 drivers for unapproved adjustments on their cars.

Did not qualify: Larry Foyt (#56), Johnny Chapman (#90), Stanton Barrett (#31), Terry Cook (#91), Derrike Cope (#41), Johnny Borneman, III (#22).

Stater Brothers 300Edit

The Stater Brothers 300 was held February 21 at Auto Club Speedway. Carl Edwards took the pole but Kyle Busch won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
3 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
4 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 10 David Reutimann Toyota Braun Racing
8 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
9 62 Brendan Gaughan (R) Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
10 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing

Did not qualify: Scott Wimmer (#40), Johnny Borneman, III (#22), Mike Harmon (#84), Andy Ponstein (#02).

Sam's Town 300Edit

The Sam's Town 300 was held February 28 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Scott Speed took the pole but Greg Biffle won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
4 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
5 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 47 Michael McDowell Toyota JTG Daugherty Racing
7 62 Brendan Gaughan (R) Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
8 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
9 11 Scott Lagasse Jr. (R) Toyota CJM Racing
10 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing

Did not qualify: Derrike Cope (#41), Kertus Davis (#49), Johnny Borneman, III (#22), Mike Harmon (#84).

Scotts Turf Builder 300Edit

The Scotts Turf Builder 300 was held March 21 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Brendan Gaughan got his first Nationwide series career pole but Kevin Harvick won the race.

 
Kelly Bires pulls the #10 Braun Racing Toyota in to the garage at the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol
Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 29 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
6 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
7 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
8 99 Scott Speed Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing

Did not qualify: Mark Green (#70), Kertus Davis (#49), Brad Teague (#55), Brian Keselowski (#26), Stanton Barrett (#31), Mike Harmon (#84), Benny Gordon (#72).

O'Reilly 300Edit

The O'Reilly 300 was held April 4 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch took the pole and won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 33 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 98 Paul Menard Ford Yates Racing
6 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
8 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 10 David Reutimann Toyota Braun Racing
10 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing

Did not qualify: Scott Wimmer (#40), Josh Wise (#43), Brian Keselowski (#26), Kertus Davis (#49), Kerry Earnhardt (#31), Mike Harmon (#84).

Nashville 300Edit

The Nashville 300 was held on April 11 Nashville Superspeedway. Joey Logano won his 2nd career NNS race. 1992 series champion Joe Nemechek took a wild ride after contact with several cars and flipped once. The car was fine, and he drove it around the track a few times before being black-flagged.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 33 Kelly Bires Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
7 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
9 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
10 11 Scott Lagasse Jr. (R) Toyota CJM Racing

Did not qualify: Brad Teague (#52), Andy Ponstein (#02), Mike Harmon (#84), Ryan Hackett (#76), Mark Green (#0).

Bashas' Supermarket 200Edit

The Bashas' Supermarket 200 was held April 17 at Phoenix International Raceway. Carl Edwards took the pole but Greg Biffle won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
5 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
6 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
8 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
9 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing

Did not qualify: Kenny Hendrick (#42), Andy Ponstein (#02), Mike Harmon (#84), Dennis Setzer (#96).

Aaron's 312Edit

The Aaron's 312 was held April 25 at Talladega Superspeedway. David Ragan edged out Ryan Newman by .030 of a second for his first win in any of NASCAR's three top-tier series. Matt Kenseth had a scary wreck in which he flipped 3 times on the backstretch. The defending Daytona 500 champion was uninjured, though.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 33 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
3 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
4 34 Tony Raines Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports
5 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
7 27 Jason Keller Ford Baker Curb Racing
8 11 Scott Lagasse Jr. (R) Toyota CJM Racing
9 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing

Did not qualify: Johnny Chapman (#90), Justin Hobgood (#91), Scott Wimmer (#40), Mike Harmon (#84).

Lipton Tea 250Edit

The Lipton Tea 250 was held May 1 at Richmond International Raceway. Matt Kenseth took the pole but Kyle Busch won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
6 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
7 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet JR Motorsports
8 47 Michael McDowell Toyota JTG Daugherty Racing
9 27 Jason Keller Ford Baker Curb Racing
10 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing

Did not qualify: Kevin Hamlin (#52), Kenny Hendrick (#42), Travis Kittleson (#31), John Wes Townley (#09), Mike Harmon (#84).

Diamond Hill Plywood 200Edit

The Diamond Hill Plywood 200 was held May 8 at Darlington Raceway. The qualify rained out so Kyle Busch started 1st but Matt Kenseth won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
3 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 6 Erik Darnell (R) Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
6 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
7 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
8 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 5 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet JR Motorsports
10 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing

Did not qualify: Dennis Setzer (#96), Paul Menard (#98), Derrike Cope (#73), Justin Hobgood (#41).

CarQuest Auto Parts 300Edit

The CarQuest Auto Parts 300 was held May 23 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards took the pole. The race was shortened to 170 laps due to rain so Mike Bliss won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
2 62 Brendan Gaughan (R) Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
4 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
5 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
6 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
7 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
9 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing

Did not qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#89), Casey Atwood (#05), John Wes Townley (#09), Kevin Lepage (#52), Kertus Davis (#49), Marc Davis (#36), Mike Harmon (#84).

Heluva Good! 200Edit

The Heluva Good! 200 was held May 30 at Dover International Speedway. Joey Logano took the pole but Brad Keselowski won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
2 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 29 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
5 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 98 Paul Menard Ford Yates Racing
7 99 Scott Speed Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
8 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
9 27 Jason Keller Ford Baker Curb Racing
10 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing

Did not qualify: Jeffrey Earnhardt (#31).

Federated Auto Parts 300Edit

The Federated Auto Parts 300 was held June 6 at Nashville Superspeedway and was dominated by Kyle Busch. This was his first win in Nashville. The victory made news as Kyle smashed the trophy – a custom painted Gibson guitar – in victory lane.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
3 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
5 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
6 29 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
8 47 Michael McDowell Toyota JTG Daugherty Racing
9 6 Erik Darnell (R) Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 20 Brad Coleman Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing

Did not qualify: Justin Hobgood (#41), Daryl Harr (#31).

Meijer 300Edit

The Meijer 300 was held June 13 at Kentucky Speedway. Joey Logano took the pole and won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 62 Brendan Gaughan (R) Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
5 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
6 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
7 15 Michael Annett (R) Toyota Germain Racing
8 32 Burney Lamar Toyota Braun Racing
9 16 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 33 Kelly Bires Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.

Did not qualify: Jeff Green (#91), J. C. Stout (#19), Benny Gordon (#72), Blake Bjorklund (#96), Kevin Lepage (#52), Travis Kittleson (#31).

NorthernTool.com 250Edit

The NorthernTool.com 250 was held June 20 at Milwaukee Mile. Erik Darnell got his first Nationwide series career pole but Carl Edwards won the race.

 
Carl Edwards after winning the 2009 NorthernTool.com
Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 6 Erik Darnell (R) Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 16 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
7 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
8 29 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 33 Ron Hornaday Jr. Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
10 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing

Did not qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#89), Kevin Lepage (#52), Stanton Barrett (#41), John Wes Townley (#09).

Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle WaxEdit

The Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax was held June 27 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Joey Logano won the pole for the third straight race he attempted. Kyle Busch won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
5 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
6 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 99 Scott Speed Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 6 Erik Darnell (R) Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing

Did not qualify: Justin Hobgood (#41), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Kertus Davis (#04), Mike Wallace (#0).

Subway Jalapeño 250Edit

The Subway Jalapeño 250 was held July 3 at Daytona International Speedway. Clint Bowyer took the pole and won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 29 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
6 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
5 10 Kasey Kahne Toyota Braun Racing
6 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
8 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.

Did not qualify: Terry Cook (#91), Brian Keselowski (#26), Mike Wallace (#0).

Dollar General 300 (Chicagoland)Edit

The Dollar General 300 was held July 10 at Chicagoland Speedway. Carl Edwards took the pole but Joey Logano won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
4 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
5 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
6 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 10 David Reutimann Toyota Braun Racing
9 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
10 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing

Did not qualify: Johnny Chapman (#90), J. C. Stout (#19), Stanton Barrett (#31), Kevin Hamlin (#52), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Brian Keselowski (#96).

Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250Edit

The Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 was held July 18 at Gateway International Raceway. Brad Keselowski took the pole but Kyle Busch won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 32 Reed Sorenson Toyota Braun Racing
3 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
5 20 Brad Coleman Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
6 29 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 15 Michael Annett (R) Toyota Germain Racing
8 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
9 27 Jason Keller Ford Baker Curb Racing
10 6 Erik Darnell (R) Ford Roush Fenway Racing

Did not qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#89), Jeff Green (#85), Kertus Davis (#04), Joe Ruttman (#71), Stanton Barrett (#31), Brad Teague (#52).

Kroger 200Edit

The Kroger 200 was held July 25 at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Trevor Bayne took the pole but Carl Edwards won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
6 33 Ron Hornaday Jr. Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
7 99 Trevor Bayne Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
8 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
9 5 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet JR Motorsports
10 28 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Jay Robinson Racing

Did not qualify: Dennis Setzer (#96), Brian Keselowski (#26), Joe Ruttman (#71), John Wes Townley (#09), Mike Wallace (#0).

U.S. Cellular 250Edit

The U.S. Cellular 250 was held August 1 and was the inaugural Nationwide series race at Iowa Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Justin Allgaier tied for the pole but Stenhouse started 1st. Brad Keselowski won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
4 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 10 Kelly Bires Toyota Braun Racing
6 27 Jason Keller Ford Baker Curb Racing
7 28 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Jay Robinson Racing
8 26 Michael McDowell Dodge Whitney Motorsports
9 11 Scott Lagasse Jr. (R) Toyota CJM Racing
10 29 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing

Did not qualify: Shelby Howard (#70), Peyton Sellers (#77), Kenny Hendrick (#75), Derrike Cope (#78), Andy Ponstein (#96), Jack Smith (#52), Chris Horn (#58).

Zippo 200Edit

The Zippo 200 was held August 8 at Watkins Glen International. Kevin Harvick took the pole but Marcos Ambrose won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota JTG Daugherty Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
10 99 Scott Speed Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing

Did not qualify: Peyton Sellers (#77), Daryl Harr (#31), Brad Baker (#05), Scott Gaylord (#52), Brett Rowe (#75).

Carfax 250Edit

The Carfax 250 was held August 15 at Michigan International Speedway. Brian Vickers took the pole but Brad Keselowski won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
2 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
4 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
6 5 Ryan Newman Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 98 Paul Menard Ford Yates Racing

Did not qualify: Kevin Lepage (#73), Jason White (#07), Casey Atwood (#05), Kertus Davis (#0), Derrike Cope (#78), J. C. Stout (#19), Morgan Shepherd (#89), John Wes Townley (#09).

Food City 250Edit

The Food City 250 was held August 21 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Brad Keselowski took the pole but David Ragan won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
7 29 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
8 15 Michael Annett (R) Toyota Germain Racing
9 98 Paul Menard Ford Yates Racing
10 26 Michael McDowell Dodge Whitney Motorsports

Did not qualify: Dennis Setzer (#96), Kertus Davis (#0), Shelby Howard (#70), Travis Kittleson (#31), Scott Lagasse Jr. (#42), Morgan Shepherd (#89).

NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by DodgeEdit

All practice and qualifying was done in the wet using rain tires. The final 16 laps of the race were also run under wet conditions using rain tires. For the third consecutive year, Marcos Ambrose dominated the race, but he blew the final corner by jumping over the curb too high, giving Edwards the win. Ambrose also won the pole.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota JTG Daugherty Racing
3 11 Andrew Ranger Toyota CJM Racing
4 32 Jacques Villeneuve Toyota Braun Racing
5 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 34 Tony Raines Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports
7 23 Jean-François Dumoulin Chevrolet R3 Motorsports
8 29 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing

Did not qualify: Daryl Harr (#31), Morgan Shepherd (#89).

Degree Men V12 300Edit

The Degree Men V12 300 was held September 5 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the pole but Kevin Harvick won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
6 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
7 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 1 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Phoenix Racing

Did not qualify: Derrike Cope (#73), Morgan Shepherd (#89), John Wes Townley (#09), J. C. Stout (#0), Tony Ave (#52).

Virginia 529 College Savings 250Edit

The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 was held September 11 at Richmond International Raceway. Denny Hamlin took the pole but Carl Edwards won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
4 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 32 David Reutimann Toyota Braun Racing
6 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
7 11 Trevor Bayne Toyota CJM Racing
8 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
9 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
10 99 Scott Speed Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing

Did not qualify: Derrike Cope (#73), Casey Atwood (#05), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Chris Lawson (#52).

Dover 200Edit

The Dover 200 was held September 26 at Dover International Speedway. Kyle Busch took the pole but Clint Bowyer won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 29 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
2 11 Mike Bliss Toyota CJM Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
5 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
7 10 Reed Sorenson Toyota Braun Racing
8 99 Scott Speed Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 32 David Reutimann Toyota Braun Racing
10 27 Jason Keller Ford Baker Curb Racing

Did not qualify: J. C. Stout (#0).

Kansas Lottery 300Edit

The Kansas Lottery 300 was held October 3 at Kansas Speedway. Parker Kligerman got his first Nationwide series career pole. Joey Logano won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 12 Justin Allgaier (R) Dodge Penske Championship Racing
7 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 99 Scott Speed Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 29 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 10 Reed Sorenson Toyota Braun Racing

Did not qualify: Michael McDowell (#96), Kevin Hamlin (#52), Willie Allen (#92), Derrike Cope (#73), Jennifer Jo Cobb (#79), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Chris Horn (#58), Andy Ponstein (#02).

Copart 300Edit

The Copart 300 was held October 10 at Auto Club Speedway. Joey Logano took the pole and won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
3 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 15 Michael Annett (R) Toyota Germain Racing
7 62 Brendan Gaughan (R) Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
8 1 David Gilliland Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 27 Jason Keller Ford Baker Curb Racing

Did not qualify: Stanton Barrett (#31), Jarit Johnson (#44), Casey Atwood (#05).

Dollar General 300 (Charlotte)Edit

The Dollar General 300 was held October 16 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards took the pole but Kyle Busch won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 11 Mike Bliss Toyota CJM Racing
3 87 Dave Blaney Toyota Braun Racing
4 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
5 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 33 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
8 43 Kasey Kahne Toyota Braun Racing
9 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 34 Tony Raines Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports

Did not qualify: Terry Cook (#91), Kevin Lepage (#78), Casey Atwood (#05), Derrike Cope (#73), Peyton Sellers (#77), Morgan Shepherd (#89).

Kroger on Track for the Cure 250Edit

The Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 was held October 24 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Justin Allgaier got his first Nationwide career pole. Kyle Busch nudged Brad Keselowski on the final turn but Keselowski held on and won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
4 11 Mike Bliss Toyota CJM Racing
5 62 Brendan Gaughan (R) Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
6 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 40 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Key Motorsports
8 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 29 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 1 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
Shelby Howard suffered 25 point penalty for unapproved adjustments on his car.

Did not qualify: Johnny Chapman (#90), Todd Kluever (#42), Kevin Lepage (#78), Nick Joanides (#31), Mark Green (#49), Jarit Johnson (#44), Brad Teague (#52).

O'Reilly ChallengeEdit

The O'Reilly Challenge was held November 7 at Texas Motor Speedway. Matt Kenseth took the pole but Kyle Busch won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 29 Casey Mears Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
4 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 33 Kevin Harvick Chervolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
7 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
8 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 11 Mike Bliss Toyota CJM Racing
Kyle Busch finished 1st
He suffered a 25-point penalty for an unapproved adjustment found on his car.

Did not qualify: Casey Atwood (#85), Mike Harmon (#84), Andy Ponstein (#02).

Able Body Labor 200Edit

The Able Body Labor 200 was held November 14 at Phoenix International Raceway. Denny Hamlin won the pole with a new track record. Carl Edwards won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
3 32 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
4 29 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 11 Mike Bliss Toyota CJM Racing
9 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing

Did not qualify: Chris Lawson (#52), Blake Koch (#05), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Daryl Harr (#31).

Ford 300Edit

The Ford 300 was held November 21 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Carl Edwards won the pole. Kyle Busch won the race and the championship. Denny Hamlin also spun Brad Keselowski earlier in the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
5 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota CJM Racing
6 32 David Reutimann Toyota Braun Racing
7 33 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
8 66 Steve Wallace Toyota Rusty Wallace Racing
9 99 Scott Speed Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
10 16 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing

Did not qualify: Jeremy Clements (#0), Chase Austin (#58), Johnny Borneman, III (#83), Parker Kligerman (#22), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Eddie MacDonald (#39), Jennifer Jo Cobb (#84), Brian Keselowski (#96), Benny Gordon (#72).

Final standingsEdit

DriversEdit

The top 10
Pos. Driver Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Points Difference
1 Kyle Busch 9 25 30 3 5682
2 Carl Edwards 5 23 30 7 5472 -210
3 Brad Keselowski 4 22 28 2 5364 -318
4 Jason Leffler 0 8 20 0 4540 -1142
5 Mike Bliss 1 7 15 0 4075 -1607
6 Justin Allgaier 0 3 12 1 4049 -1633
7 Steve Wallace 0 1 9 0 4007 -1675
8 Jason Keller 0 0 8 0 3960 -1722
9 Brendan Gaughan 0 3 8 1 3914 -1768
10 Michael Annett 0 0 4 0 3598 -2084

Full Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by owner's points. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MIL NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM Pts
1 Kyle Busch 4 1* 39 6* 1* 2 10 10* 1* 16* 3* 17* 1* 2* 2* 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 28 10 2 3 4* 2* 31* 1* 2 1* 9 1* 5682
2 Carl Edwards 2 4 2 2 18 5 33 13 2 3 10 5 3 20 1 6 3 6 3 1* 4 3 40 2 1 7 1 5 7 3 5 6 9 1* 2 5472
3 Brad Keselowski 22 27 27 12 3 3 3 9 4 11 8 1 2 3 3 3 6 18 8 4 1* 9 1 3 5 4 4 3 3 5 6 1 5 5 12 5364
4 Jason Leffler 33 11 4 10 13 6 2 6 10 2 6 8 5 6 10 10 19 4 14 8 3 15 11 6 29 20 32 6 11 30 32 3 3 27 18 4540
5 Mike Bliss 28 13 22 35 7 8 9 41 33 7 1 14 4 28 7 4 29 9 4 33 14 43 27 15 34 34 16 2 21 13 2 4* 10 8 16 4075
6 Justin Allgaier (R) 40 14 8 5 10 29 8 32 38 5 14 10 13 5 17 13 8 10 11 21 15 17 7 27 36 17 8 25 6 16 12 19 25 16 20 4049
7 Steve Wallace 42 10 30 7 14 9 12 34 11 14 17 29 7 14 6 11 12 16 24 5 17 12 15 17 16 23 9 12 15 29 31 20 21 10 8 4007
8 Jason Keller 9 17 25 28 15 12 17 7 9 15 16 9 26 23 20 23 22 19 9 25 6 16 20 16 23 37 15 10 13 10 17 28 12 11 13 3960
9 Brendan Gaughan (R) 15 9 7 21 37 17 7 38 26 19 2 12 24 4 13 21 17 13 31 12 25 22 29 19 9 31 21 19 29 7 15 5 16 19 11 3914
10 Michael Annett (R) 35 16 32 20 11 19 16 21 34 29 39 19 27 7 28 19 35 17 7 35 11 20 13 8 18 14 25 13 30 6 13 16 22 20 21 3598
11 Kenny Wallace 16 31 14 14 21 24 29 17 23 18 18 33 16 37 33 20 16 27 29 10 7 19 22 14 17 27 26 20 20 24 21 13 17 17 17 3569
12 Tony Raines 31 21 15 32 22 27 24 4 15 21 26 28 19 21 21 30 23 23 12 15 18 28 33 23 6 24 22 15 23 20 10 18 15 21 23 3548
13 Michael McDowell (R) 14 36 6 31 17 15 11 15 8 33 20 11 8 29 14 15 13 25 32 28 8 27 17 10 11 35 19 29 39 38 23 21 29 25 3449
14 Joey Logano 20 3 9 12 1* 4 3 6 12 5 2 1 2* 4 1* 33 6 1 1 14 24 4 3371
15 Kevin Harvick 11 2 29 1 5 5 23 17 5 10 5 17* 30 4 5 4* 1* 2 4 4 6 2 3248
16 Scott Wimmer 32 DNQ 11 22 DNQ 28 19 DNQ 16 9 28 18 33 16 18 17 21 15 15 9 31 35 21 18 18 14 12 21 25 7 14 15 19 3177
17 Eric McClure 26 30 16 26 34 26 22 25 39 28 19 23 22 30 32 33 28 31 23 23 20 30 28 25 22 26 29 24 25 28 18 30 19 28 28 2962
18 David Ragan 8 5 26 19 4 7 6 1 7 30 9 34 8 4 1 9 9 8 6 2632
19 Danny O'Quinn Jr. 23 33 18 37 29 32 21 37 20 27 24 21 18 18 27 26 30 29 18 34 24 25 31 32 34 43 34 37 42 35 35 35 2404
20 Brian Vickers 6 8 3 20 10 4 4 12 7 3 37 2* 13 28 2 4 7 2403
21 Scott Lagasse Jr. (R) 43 12 9 13 16 10 32 8 17 22 32 27 11 13 16 16 18 20 33 37 9 DNQ 2194
22 Matt Kenseth 10 4 6 35 3 1 14 3 5 11 33 11 4 7 10 1992
23 John Wes Townley (R) 21 22 38 16 36 18 36 18 DNQ 34 DNQ 38 42 32 DNQ 28 36 21 21 DNQ 29 DNQ 33 DNQ 18 31 17 28 40 18 23 24 1989
24 Greg Biffle 5 34 1* 1* 12 25 7 7 7 8 8 12 5 14 1966
25 Paul Menard 11 5 14 DNQ 21 6 35 14 29 10 9 15 12 13 11 30 14 1876
26 Erik Darnell (R) 12 4 9 11 4 9 10 29 23 12 14 17 18 34 31 31 1837
27 David Reutimann 12 7 9 29 8 11 14 11 5 9 20 8 18 6 1807
28 Jeff Burton 6 10 8 20 31 8 9 11 6 9 5 9 3 1775
29 Clint Bowyer 3* 3 31 3 14 1* 7 11 1 9 26 4 1750
30 Morgan Shepherd 39 19 13 34 28 31 35 23 36 31 DNQ 22 17 25 DNQ DNQ 32 DNQ DNQ 17 19 21 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 21 DNQ 33 DNQ 34 32 DNQ DNQ 1742
31 Joe Nemechek 13 35 20 18 39 34 25 11 18 32 36 27 24 24 26 36 35 35 37 36 36 36 1692
32 Trevor Bayne 23 28 12 12 12 27 7 26 30 24 26 7 19 QL 13 14 1648
33 Shelby Howard 32 14 27 13 12 26 23 26 13 19 DNQ 18 DNQ 21 35 26 12 31 33 1603
34 Scott Speed 40 8 27 13 11 7 8 10 10 8 8 27 9 1591
35 Mike Wallace 19 39 DNQ DNQ 38 22 DNQ 39 34 19 19 24 22 17 15 30 15 28 22 15 1535
36 Mark Green 18 DNQ DNQ 38 43 40 39 41 39 43 19 35 36 39 43 35 43 38 38 36 38 33 40 38 42 38 35 38 DNQ 43 34 26 1498
37 Brian Keselowski 25 29 19 DNQ 38 41 27 14 21 24 30 16 30 35 31 34 DNQ DNQ 20 DNQ 42 33 QL DNQ 1412
38 Ken Butler III (R) 20 17 37 28 35 37 17 26 25 25 31 33 QL 22 23 35 32 27 1361
39 Matt Carter 24 15 32 19 30 21 36 26 12 25 33 26 27 25 29 1305
40 Brandon Whitt 37 23 24 24 23 30 26 30 30 25 29 20 20 24 30 1260
41 Robert Richardson Jr. 34 34 29 24 16 33 21 26 28 24 22 28 22 32 26 1248
42 Ryan Newman 2 6 32 22 35 6 13 30 7 7 1191
43 Stephen Leicht 11 6 31 8 6 13 10 8 9 1185
44 Casey Atwood 40 35 25 27 22 31 25 43 DNQ 43 40 25 40 37 34 35 DNQ 41 38 DNQ 36 36 DNQ DNQ QL DNQ 41 1178
45 Kevin Conway 24 23 15 28 20 24 18 24 27 20 24 22 1149
46 Johnny Chapman DNQ 39 42 41 43 43 DNQ 43 42 42 40 38 39 43 43 43 DNQ 39 41 42 39 43 42 42 40 42 42 43 DNQ 40 40 42 1090
47 Reed Sorenson 2 12 35 10 7 10 16 3 1059
48 Kelly Bires 37 42 4 37 10 36 41 40 40 39 5 32 25 29 1053
49 Burney Lamar 15 35 13 13 28 22 15 8 22 957
50 Jeremy Clements 39 27 35 16 QL 25 36 32 12 22 29 33 29 DNQ 951
51 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 7 5 20 5 13 40 3 901
52 Brad Coleman 10 24 5 16 13 23 29 28 873
53 Bobby Hamilton Jr. 15 14 27 19 29 22 30 23 28 846
54 Terry Cook (R) DNQ 37 41 40 42 42 42 41 41 40 41 39 DNQ 41 40 38 42 41 41 DNQ 41 39 40 833
55 David Green 30 18 31 17 30 38 18 24 14 807
56 Kenny Hendrick 41 26 12 30 25 35 DNQ 42 DNQ 36 34 DNQ 37 37 38 777
57 Dennis Setzer 42 43 38 QL 20 DNQ DNQ 38 42 41 30 DNQ 42 DNQ 34 38 36 42 42 42 41 775
58 Peyton Sellers (R) 26 19 31 31 15 26 DNQ DNQ 31 28 33 DNQ 747
59 Kertus Davis 38 25 DNQ DNQ DNQ 40 39 22 42 40 DNQ 36 35 42 DNQ 33 42 DNQ 42 37 DNQ DNQ 743
60 Denny Hamlin 21 34 32 17* 27 12 5 729
61 Kevin Lepage 36 33 35 DNQ 35 34 DNQ DNQ 39 39 37 39 DNQ 40 41 43 40 40 DNQ DNQ 689
62 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 23 32 9 5 30 QL 23 19 40 QL 677
63 David Gilliland 15 27 15 19 8 19 672
64 Brian Scott 25 15 32 20 30 14 23 664
65 Michael Waltrip 24 15 19 16 40 40 11 661
66 D. J. Kennington 17 24 33 23 19 24 32 625
67 Derrike Cope DNQ 43 DNQ Wth 22 DNQ 34 22 40 37 36 38 DNQ DNQ 26 DNQ DNQ DNQ 39 DNQ 619
68 Mike Harmon 29 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 37 DNQ 26 39 33 34 31 33 26 43 DNQ 612
69 Johnny Borneman III DNQ DNQ DNQ 30 26 25 16 22 34 26 DNQ 604
70 Kevin Hamlin 33 31 41 DNQ 26 35 36 DNQ 43 QL 41 43 DNQ 38 36 37 43 589
71 Kasey Kahne 5 37 11 8 30 562
72 Tony Stewart 1 2 11 500
73 Jeff Green 27 Wth 21 36 23 DNQ 34 DNQ 24 483
74 Chase Miller 42 40 37 39 39 QL 37 41 39 39 37 442
75 Benny Gordon DNQ 36 37 DNQ 31 12 18 30 DNQ 436
76 Aric Almirola 11 14 34 27 394
77 Marcos Ambrose 1* 2* 375
78 Justin Marks 32 30 31 24 32 368
79 Dave Blaney 43 13 43 3 357
80 Austin Dillon 34 18 28 19 355
81 Travis Kittleson 38 29 38 27 27 338
82 Stanton Barrett DNQ 28 28 DNQ 25 43 DNQ DNQ DNQ 24 DNQ 337
83 Marc Davis 27 29 DNQ 34 25 307
84 Ron Hornaday Jr. 9 6 293
85 Tim Andrews 33 31 26 30 292
86 Andy Ponstein DNQ 23 39 41 DNQ DNQ DNQ 37 DNQ 39 36 DNQ 287
87 Sean Murphy 27 23 20 279
88 Martin Truex Jr. 6 16 265
89 Chase Austin 37 32 36 29 DNQ 255
90 James Buescher 11 13 254
91 J. C. Stout 38 40 37 DNQ 37 DNQ DNQ DNQ 40 DNQ 239
92 Boris Said 11 25 218
93 Coleman Pressley 41 39 41 41 38 215
94 Ron Fellows 5 35 213
95 Parker Kligerman 16 25 208
96 Willie Allen 36 42 41 43 DNQ 43 200
97 Josh Wise DNQ 37 27 33 198
98 J. R. Fitzpatrick 18 27 191
99 Chad Blount 42 38 36 38 190
100 Jeff Fuller 30 36 35 186
101 Kerry Earnhardt DNQ 12 38 176
102 Blake Koch 17 DNQ 34 173
103 Donnie Neuenberger 36 28 42 171
104 Casey Mears 2 170
105 Andrew Ranger 3 170
106 Bobby Gerhart 33 20 167
107 Jacques Villeneuve 4 165
108 Patrick Carpentier 17 38 161
109 Jeffrey Earnhardt DNQ 24 31 161
110 Mark Day 33 38 39 159
111 Brian Ickler QL 32 26 152
112 Mark Martin 7 146
113 Jean-François Dumoulin 7 146
114 Chris Cook 31 41 43 144
115 Landon Cassill 10 134
116 Alex Tagliani 26 38 134
117 Brad Teague DNQ DNQ DNQ 34 32 DNQ 128
118 Justin Hobgood DNQ DNQ DNQ 41 DNQ 39 41 126
119 Jarit Johnson 33 34 DNQ DNQ 125
120 Antonio Pérez 40 13 124
121 Scott Gaylord 32 36 DNQ 122
122 Robby Gordon 14 121
123 Victor Gonzalez Jr. 14 121
124 Matt DiBenedetto 14 121
125 Justin Lofton 16 115
126 Elliott Sadler 18 109
127 Max Papis 20 103
128 Travis Kvapil 20 103
129 Brett Rowe DNQ 21 100
130 J. J. Yeley 21 100
131 Sean Caisse 29 22 97
132 Eddie MacDonald 22 DNQ 97
133 Richard Boswell 23 94
134 Bobby Hillin Jr. 23 94
135 Patrick Sheltra 41 37 92
136 Brad Baker 41 40 DNQ 83
137 Tom Hubert 41 43 74
138 Cale Gale 31 QL 70
139 Jason Bowles 31 70
140 Chase Mattioli 32 67
141 Chris Lawson 36 DNQ DNQ 55
142 Daryl Harr 37 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 52
143 Andy Lally 37 52
144 Chris Horn 38 DNQ DNQ 49
145 Tony Ave 39 DNQ 46
146 Colin Braun QL QL 40 43
147 Justin Ashburn Wth 41 40
148 Kris Szekeres 42 37
149 Steve Grissom 43 34
150 Donny Lia 43 34
151 Larry Foyt DNQ
152 Ryan Hackett DNQ
153 Blake Bjorklund DNQ
154 Joe Ruttman Wth DNQ DNQ
155 Jack Smith DNQ
156 Jason White DNQ
157 Jennifer Jo Cobb DNQ DNQ
158 Todd Kluever DNQ
159 Nick Joanides DNQ
160 Brandon Knupp Wth
161 Johnny Sauter QL QL
162 Auggie Vidovich QL QL
163 Todd Bodine QL
Pos Driver DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MIL NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM Pts

See alsoEdit