NASCAR to strengthen Xfinity Series with 2019 rule change

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NASCAR has announced a number of rules changes for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series aimed at strengthening the competition.

In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a maximum starting field will now be 38 cars. As part of the restructure, the series will reallocate the purse money previously awarded to the 39th- and 40th-place finishers to the rest of the field.

“Our goal is to ensure that each race features the strongest field and best racing for our fans,” said John Bobo, NASCAR vice president of racing operations. “The NASCAR Xfinity Series already features some of the tightest competition throughout the field. This adjustment will further strengthen an already outstanding series.”

Additionally, NASCAR has announced that the four 2018 tracks will again make up next year’s Dash 4 Cash slate. In 2019, the race at Texas Motor Speedway will serve as the qualifier race, with the top four Xfinity Series points earners landing a spot in the opener at Bristol Motor Speedway. The remaining three races will be held at Richmond Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway.

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