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Previewing the NASCAR Xfinity Series American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer

The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Iowa Speedway, Erik Jones took the victory in dominant fashion. Jones led 154 laps en-route to victory, beating Ty Dillon by 3.533 seconds.

Elliott Sadler and Sam Hornish, Jr. are the only former winners in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Iowa. Sadler won at Iowa once, in 2012, and Hornish twice, in 2014 and 2016.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Christopher Bell is also entered in this Saturday’s race.

Xfinity Series Championship

Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, Sadler, Daniel Hemric, and William Byron are the only NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars that have Playoff points. Allgaier has seven Playoff points, Reed has five Playoff points, while Sadler has three Playoff points. Both Byron and Hemric have a single Playoff point each.

At Iowa, the first stage ends on lap 60, the second stage on lap 120, and the final stage on lap 250.

What to Watch For in the American Ethanol E15 250

There are several storylines going into this weekend’s race to watch for:

  • Ben Kennedy returns to the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.
  • Scott Lagasse, Jr. returns to the No. 3 Screen Your Machine Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.
  • Kyle Benjamin returns in the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing.
  • Christopher Bell returns to the No. 20 ToyotaCare Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing.
  • Sam Hornish, Jr. makes his first start of the year in the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang for Team Penske.
  • Ryan Sieg will have sponsorship from Hess Ornamental Iron on his No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro for RSS Racing.
  • Tyler Reddick returns to the No. 42 BBR / Jason Aldean Chevrolet Camaro for Chip Ganassi Racing.
  • Quin Houff returns in the No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro for Precision Performance Motorsports.
  • Ty Majeski will make his NASCAR Xfintiy Series debut in the No. 60 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing.
  • Brendan Gaughan will have American Ethanol / Kum & Go as the primary of his No. 62 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.

Where and When to Watch (All Times Eastern)

Practice 1: Friday, June 23, at 1:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1

Practice 2: Friday, June 23, at 4:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1

Qualifying: Saturday, June 24, at 6:15 p.m. on Fox Sports 1

Race: Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, and the Motor Racing Network.

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Seth Eggert has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors students at Mitchell Community College in multiple subjects. He has an Associate's Degree in History.