Justin Allgaier, the driver of the #7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 17, 2018, in Newton, Iowa. Photo – Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
NEWTON, Iowa — The green flag would soon wave, but before Justin Allgaier went elbows up, he draped his arms around his four-year-old daughter, Harper Grace.
The tender embrace painted a poignant Father’s Day image moments before the outset of the hotly-contested eighth annual Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at the 0.875-mile Iowa Speedway. Continue reading →
Kaz Grala, the driver of the #61 NETTTS Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 17, 2018, in Newton, Iowa. Photo – Robert Laberge/Getty Images
A few weeks ago, Kaz Grala was suddenly and unexpectedly without a ride in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, where he’s been racing from the start of the season including the season opener at Daytona where he finished fourth. Within two weeks, Fury Race Cars became a race team giving Grala a four-race deal to keep him behind the wheel of the No. 61 and competing at Charlotte, Pocono, Michigan, and Iowa Speedway. Continue reading →
Riley Herbst, the driver of the #18 Advance Auto Parts Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 17, 2018, in Newton, Iowa. Photo – Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Overcoming a pit road speeding penalty, Riley Herbst brought his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 home with a sixth-place finish in the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on Sunday evening. It was his first race on the NASCAR National Series stage and he was impressive, to say the least. Continue reading →
With NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying in the books, the rookie, Austin Cindric in the No. 22 for Team Penske takes the pole position to start the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen on Sunday evening. It is Cindric’s first pole award in the Xfinity Series.
“It’s a big relief for me,” says Cindric. “I’ve been really close so far in the last few weeks and it’s good to get it done. But this is just a fox tick…We’ve got three stages to do it today and with a lot of tire fall off, a lot of lanes to try to figure out how to use, and it should be a fun race.”
Starting alongside Cindric is Daniel Hemric followed by Brandon Jones, Elliott Sadler, and Cole Custer rounding out the top-five starters. Custer won the first two rounds of qualifying.
Ryan Truex, Tyler Reddick, Kaz Grala, Riley Herbst and Michael Annett from Des Moines, IA, is racing at his home track at Iowa, round out the top-ten.
NASCAR Xfinity Series teams are revving up for the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on Sunday, June 17th at 5 pm ET. Pre-race coverage is available on FOX Sports 1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio starting at 4:30 pm ET.
The race is 250 laps covering a distance of 218.75 miles with Stage 1 ending on lap 60, Stage 2 on lap 120, and the last stage ends on the last lap 250. Continue reading →