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The Best Open Xfinity Series Rides for 2025

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What’s Happening?

As Silly Season rolls on, fans look forward to who could jump around in the second-tier series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series. While we know very little about the Xfinity Series for 2025, we can speculate on a few rides that could open up, and these are the most interesting.

  • The NASCAR Xfinity Series is the second tier of NASCAR’s National Touring Series. For most drivers, it’s the last stop before jumping up to the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • Many seats may not be open currently, but they may open depending on how Silly Season rolls on. Lower series seats are typically much more fluid than the upper series due to more part-time drivers and teams and the desire to move up to the Cup Series.
  • Fans are watching the Xfinity Series very closely. While it is a lower series, fans love the Xfinity Series, and they are excited to see who could end up there.

JR Motorsprots No. 1 and/or No. 9

With Brandon Jones’s contract expiring and Sam Mayer potentially moving up to the Cup Series, JRM could be looking for up to two new drivers in 2025. Connor Zilisch is reportedly set to ace for them as a part of a development contract with Trackhouse. Could someone else join JRM?

JRM’s late model driver, Carson Kvapil, is likely watching this ride closely. Aside from that, Chevy prospects like Connor Mosack could also end up here. Maybe even Cup Series drivers like Harrison Buron or Ryan Preece could also jump down here.

AM Racing No. 15

With Hailie Deegan gone, AM Racing’s No. 15 car should be open for 2025. While not a top-tier team, Joey Logano’s eighth-place finish in the Chicago Street Race suggests that AM Racing has great potential.

Maybe Ford Cup Series free agents Ryan Preece or Harrison Burton could end up here. Aside from that, this seat seems wide open, and maybe they could retain the All-Star car format for 2025.

Kaulig Racing No. 11, No. 16 and/or No. 97

Kaulig Racing is in an interesting spot for 2025. With no Cup Series seat officially filled yet and the alliance with Trackhouse, what does Kaulig do? SVG and Allmendinger might move up to Cup, and if Trackhosue takes their Xfinity Series alliance to JRM, does the No. 97 go with it?

Should a ride open up, watch for drivers with funding to end up here. Could Kaulig demote Hemric to Xfinity, or could nothing change from 2024? It likely depends partially on what Trackhouse does.

Haas Factory Team No. Unknown

Haas Factory Team is being formed out of the ashes of Stewart-Haas Racing. Cole Custer will almost certainly be involved with the team in some capacity, and Adam Stern reported that he is a candidate to head to the Cup with the team. Sources have told us that Riley Herbst might be moving to 23XI, meaning this ride is wide open.

Being a Ford team, the Haas Factory Team might have first dibs on all of the drivers that AM Racing may target. How much funding it takes will depend on how much Gene Haas wants to spend, if anything, to sponsor the team.

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