The 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season is almost here. Find out when the drivers will enter the cars for the first official race of the season below.
The NASCAR XFINITY Series 2017 season begins as usual at the Daytona International Speedway. This year’s first race of the season comes on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 pm. This is the third season that XFINITY is the premier sponsor of the NASCAR’s second-tier circuit.
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Like last year, Fox and NBC split the broadcasting duties this season. FOX airs the first half of racing while NBC will show the XFINITY Series during the second half. 2016 XFINITY Series champion Daniel Suárez was the first foreign-born driver win a NASCAR series championship.
With Carl Edwards retiring after the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season, Suárez will fill the void on the popular and highly successful Joe Gibbs Racing team of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It’s a well-deserved honor for Suárez but that means he most likely won’t race in as many XFINITY Series races as the previous season.
This will open the door for other XFINITY Series drivers to dominate the race track. Fans will get a first look at this when the XFINITY Series begins with the Powershares QQQ 300. This race kicks off five straight weeks of XFINITY Series races.