Brad Shares Thoughts on XFINITY Series Rule Changes

NASCAR announced Tuesday a new set of rule changes that will alter how Brad Keselowski and his No. 22 Discount Tire Ford team will operate going forward in the XFINITY Series.

Drivers with more than five years of Monster Energy Cup Series experience can now only compete in seven NXS races per year—down from the 10-race restriction implemented this season. That group includes Brad, one of his No. 22 co-pilots in Joey Logano and nearly every top championship contender at the Cup level.

Additionally, every driver earning Championship points at the Cup level is barred from competition in the regular-season finale, as well as all playoff events for both the NXS and Camping World Truck Series. The full release is available at

After the announcement, Brad found himself in a familiar debate about the participation of Cup drivers at lower levels. At this point in the season, he has seven NXS starts, the maximum for 2018. He picked up his 35th career XFINITY Series win earlier this season, good enough for the fifth-most all-time. BK and his fellow Cup championship regulars have won 11 of 20 races this season.

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