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The Truck Series Drivers Who Could Make the Jump Up to Xfinity

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What’s Happening?

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers are interesting to watch when Silly Season comes around. Which new prospects will join the series, and which could be candidates to move further up the food chain? Today, we look at Truck Series drivers who could move up to the Xfinity Series next season.

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  • The Truck Series is the third tier of the NASCAR National Touring Series. Typically, drivers jump up from the Truck Series into Xfinity before heading to the Cup Series.
  • However, some drivers jump straight from Trucks to Cup. Could we see more of that happening this silly season?
  • Fans often look to the lower series for drivers who can fill other available seats. However, for any of these drivers to fill the other seats, a lot has to go right.

Corey Heim

Corey Heim finds himself in the midst of another impressive season, but his next step is still uncertain. He’s shown some promise in the Xfinity Series with three top-10s for Sam Hunt Racing in eight starts, and his first two Cup Series starts. Could Heim jump up to Xfinity next year?

It’s possible, but Heim might be a candidate for Cup Series efforts. On top of that, Sam Hunt Racing is not the top Toyota team in the Xfinity Series, as JGR holds that spot. Would it be better for Heim to stay in top Truck Series equipment or move up to the Xfinity Series in equipment that may not be as good?

Rajah Caruth

Rajah Caruth joined Spire Motorsports this season with sponsoring. With support, could we see more Rajah Caruth in the Xfinity Series in 2025? He made one start in the series for the team at Phoenix in 2023, finishing 14th.

Caruth may not jump up full-time but could make some part-time starts. If Hendrick wants Caruth to race for the team in the future, they do not need to rush him. Why not bring him in-house for a few races in the series?

Daniel Dye

Daniel Dye also has Xfinity Series connections like Heim and Caruth. Dye has made four starts this season for Kaulig Racing, with his first top-10 coming at Iowa. In the Truck Series, he sits 12th in points with four top-10s, both improvements from last year.

Could Dye move to Kaulig full-time? It’s possible, but he needs to raise enough funding for it. The correct ride has to open up, too, which is still uncertain.

Nick Sanchez

Nick Sanchez is having a breakout season for Rev Racing in the Truck Series so far. He has two wins and has been supported by Rev Racing all the way up. Sanchez might be able to jump up, but will he?

The Truck Series might be the best place for Sanchez and other drivers on this list to stay. Why would the Truck Series be preferred by some?

Is It Better to Stay in Trucks or Move Up to Xfinity?

Last year, in an episode of Power Hour, Brennan Poole, who has driven across all three series. He declared that the Truck Series vehicles drive more similarly to the Cup Series cars than the Xfinity Series cars. Mark Rushbook of Ford Performance admitted that Ford puts the Truck Series above Xfinity on the priority list.

If the cars drive more similarly and manufacturers see the value in it, why would drivers not stay in the Truck Series? Drivers like Carson Hocevar have proven that drivers can skip Xfinity and succeed. Could these drivers follow the same path?

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