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15 Different Winners And Counting; Record Is 18

The NASCAR Nationwide Series has reached its highest level of competitive balance in more than a decade. Ryan Blaney, 20, became the 15th different series winner this past weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, the most through 23 races since 2001. The overall series record for most different winners in a full season is 18, set in 1988.

This season has 10 races remaining on the series schedule and the record of 18 could very well be matched. Already, this season has seen five first-timers (Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Brendan Gaughan, Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher). Other than the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series season the record for first-time winners is six.

The question now becomes, who is next?

Don’t be surprised if Brian Scott adds his name to the wins list this season. Scott is currently fifth in the standings after posting two poles, four top fives and 13 top 10s. Scott has consistently been upfront, he has led laps at more tracks this season than he has ever before in his series career. Scott has made four starts at AMS posting one top-10 finish, but he has finished in the top-10 at three of the five 1.5-mile tracks the series has competed on this season; including his second-place finish at Chicago.

Another driver more than likely to add his name to the wins list before the season ends is Joey Logano. This weekend he straps into the owner points leading No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Logano has one or more wins in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in his last six consecutive seasons, dating back to 2008. This season in his seven starts he has posted five top-five finishes. This weekend will be Logano’s fourth series start at AMS. In his previous three starts he has posted three top 10s with an average finish of 6.0 (leads the series among multiple starts).

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