2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series
The 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series is the 41st season of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. The season started with the Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 on February 19 at Daytona International Speedway and will end with the playoff finale on November 5 at Phoenix Raceway.
This season will mark the first time in over 20 years to feature two African-American drivers racing against each other in a NASCAR national series race, as Jesse Iwuji and Rajah Caruth will run part-time in the series in 2022. The last time this happened was when Willy T. Ribbs and Bill Lester competed together in five races in the Truck Series in 2001. The Xfinity Series logo also changes from red to purple in 2022 to reflect a similar change in the logo of entitlement sponsor Xfinity.
Daniel Hemric enters the season as the defending champion. He drove the No. 18 car for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021, but now currently competes in the No. 11 car for Kaulig Racing. He will attempt to become the second driver in series history to win back-to-back championships driving for two different teams. (The first was Tyler Reddick in 2018 and 2019, who drove for JR Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing in those years respectively.)