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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a long and agonizing night for both Sage Karam and Takuma Sato, who neither saw the finish in the marathon that was the Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway. The race went past midnight due to a long weather delay and later a Lap 56 red flag due to the Mother Nature uncooperative ways, as both had polar opposite performances. For Karam, he was struggling finding speed in his No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet and was involved in his first accident on Lap 16 after goingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It all made sense for NASCAR NEXT Class of 2018-19 member Ryan Vargas to make his Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced Wednesday that the 18-year-old Californian will make his national touring debut in the U.S. Cellular 250 July 27, piloting the No. 15 Cranio Care Bears Chevrolet Camaro. Last year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series combo race, Vargas, who ran for the East championship, finished seventh in Max Siegel’s Rev Racing team. Vargas commented it was his bestRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Tempers flared between the only full-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series winners who are in the playoffs entering Sunday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway. Dover winner Johnny Sauter and Daytona winner Austin Hill were involved in a Turn 3 crash on Lap 137, resulting the former being parked by NASCAR. Well then… pic.twitter.com/vfRBzPvgQA — FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 16, 2019 Both have already had a few exchanges a few laps prior, including Sauter’s No. 13 Tenda Heal Ford F-150 nearly snapping out of control entering TurnRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway in Newton has been postponed due to rain and has been rescheduled to Sunday June 16 at Noon ET, airing live on FS1. Rain and lightning delays have plagued several on-track activities for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, including qualifying being cancelled. As a result, the starting lineup was set by team owner points. This meant 16-year-old Chandler Smith, who won Friday’s ARCA Menards Series race at Madison International Speedway, will start on the pole in the No. 51Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Wet conditions played a huge role on Vinnie Miller’s afternoon as he slammed the tire barriers in Turn 1 with six laps left in Stage 2 in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York, resulting a red flag. Running by himself in 29th after rolling off 40th, Miller was making his first road course start when his No. 01 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro locked up and slid into the barriers to bring out the fourth full-course caution of theRead More
The Ganassi Pair of Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon led both extremely hot Friday practice sessions for Sunday’s Iowa Corn Indy 300. The 2010 race winner lapped the 7/8 mile oval in 17.7544, just a tick faster than Dixon during the evening practice session. The speed way only around 3 mph slower than Dixon’s record lap set last year. “I think we have a pretty good set-up,” Kanaan said. “The track suits my style. The short ovals are definitely one of my strengths. So far, we’re pretty happy with theRead More
Andretti Autosport made it 5 for 5 at Iowa tonight when their leader Ryan Hunter-Reay stormed from 9th to 1st in the final 9 laps to take a surprise victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 300. A late race caution with 15 laps to go came out when Ed Carpenter chopped a hard charging Juan Pablo Montoya and sent the Penske driver into the wall. An incensed Montoya considered a NASCAR style helmet toss but settled for an angry arm wave as Carpenter went past his stricken car on the next lap.Read More