Iowa Speedway Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent One week after a mistake sent Joe Graf, Jr. home before the race even started, he will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. At Michigan International Speedway, a mistake in qualifying sent Graf’s No. 21 EAT, SLEEP, RACE Chevrolet Camaro SS home. He had been 15th-fastest on the practice charts for the LTi Printing 250 in the Richard Childress Racing machine that weekend. Graf’s teammate Tyler Reddick went on to win the race. Graf is guaranteed to start the CircuitCity.com 250 onRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Triple Truck Challenge got off to a fast-paced, fully-dramatic start last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway with absolutely every reason to believe NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers will bring that same frenetic pace to Iowa Speedway for Round 2 of the three-race incentive program. There was certainly no shortage of motivation nor effort as the drivers raced for the first $50,000 bonus last weekend and with another $50,000 bonus available in Saturday’s M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s GeneralRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular Harrison Burton will accomplish two milestones at Iowa Speedway. In the Truck Series, the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver will make his 25th-career start in the No. 18 Morton Buildings Toyota Tundra. In his 24 previous series starts, Burton has seven top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. He also earned his first career pole position in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store last year. Burton has two previous starts at the 0.875-mile track. In addition to his pole lastRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DGR – Crosley Group driver Tyler Ankrum is making the most of his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. A full season for the 18-year-old was always dependent on sponsorship dollars, and a part-time schedule was always a possibility. That possibility is now a reality. Ankrum will sit out at Iowa Speedway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The young driver explained the lessons he’s already learned from this experience. “The only thing to learn from this is to workRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group welcomes Raphaël Lessard back to the team for two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Réseau Dynamique will sponsor Lessard’s Toyota Tundras in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway and the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Motorsports Park. TheSt.-Joseph de Beauce, Quebec native made his Truck Series debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season. In two truck starts so far this season, Lessard’s best finish is 11th at Dover International Speedway.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the first time in his NASCAR career, Riley Herbst will pull double duty at Michigan International Speedway. Herbst will drive the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250 and the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Camry in the ARCA Menards Series VizCom 200 for Joe Gibbs Racing. The 20-year-old has two ARCA starts at the 2.0-mile track. He finished runner-up after leading seven laps in last year’s ARCA race at Michigan. “I can’t wait to get onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After a marketing push from primary sponsor Skuttle Tight, Jesse Little and his family owned JJL Motorsports team will have 30 associate sponsors at Iowa Speedway. Logos of the 30 companies will adorn the sides and the truck bed of the No. 97 Ford F-150 in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store on June 15. The team will appear with the truck at Ruff’s Wings and Sports Bar on June 11 to begin their partnership with the establishment. The full list can beRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – The NASCAR Xfinity Series will have an additional Toyota Supra on track with Shane Lee behind the wheel. Lee will drive the No. 28 Circuit City Toyota Supra for the newly formed H2 Motorsports owned by entrepreneur and venture capitalist Matt Hurley. H2 Motorsports will make its’ Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway, competing throughout the remainder of the 2019 season. “Entering any professional sport as a team owner is a significant commitment and undertaking,” the 23-year-old Hurley explained. “I’ve followed NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Niece Motorsports has signed NASCAR Next alumnus Kyle Benjamin for seven NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Benjamin’s first opportunity behind the wheel of the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado will be Texas Motor Speedway June 7. He will also pilot the flagship Niece Motorsports truck at Iowa Speedway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Easley, SC native has two starts in the Truck Series. Both of Benjamin’s starts came at Martinsville SpeedwayRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will mark a new stage in Daniel Hemric’s journey. Joining the Kannapolis, N.C. native on his journey is his wife, Kenzie. In 2019, Hemric will compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year with Richard Childress Racing. He joins Austin Dillon at the storied organization. Hemric will also assume the driving reigns of the No. 8 that many associate with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Throughout Hemric’s journey, his wife has been there, whether she was on his pit boxRead More