There have been more and more discussions about Sprint Cup drivers competing in Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. As you all know, Sprint Cup drivers are not eligible for any points in other series than Sprint Cup.
If we checking the stats for 13 Xfinity Series races so far, then it reveals 8 wins and 26 top-5 for the Sprint Cup drivers. The numbers could be even larger if all Xfinity races was on the same track as the Sprint Cup races (Iowa for example).
Looking into the same stats for CWTS with 8 races so far, 2 wins and 2 top-5 for the Sprint Cup drivers. Its the same here, CWTS is not always at the same track as the Sprint Cup races.
Why do the Sprint Cup drivers race in lower series? Here’s a few answers:
- some drivers owns a racing team
- some drivers drives for the same Sprint Cup owner
- Just like to drive and get more ‘day o day’ experience from the track
- Attract more paying audience
- Earn more money
- Want to feel and test another team and car
This is only a few examples/answers to the question.
If we go ‘reverse’ with this question. Is it ok for CWTS or Xfinity Series driver to race at higher series? Many will maybe instantly say yes to that ‘reverse’ question, but is it OK if you said NO to the first question?
PTR wants the readers opinion. What do YOU think? Right or wrong? Make a comment here! (JS)