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By Rob Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Preece’s short-lived, but ambitious 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule began three weeks ago at his de facto home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It ended Saturday in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway — as confetti swirled and soared to highlight his first career series triumph in Victory Lane. Preece, held off a hard-charging Kyle Benjamin in a green-white checkered finish that came after the third restart in the race’s final 17 pulse-quickening laps. “I thought this race wouldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer A Top 10 at Iowa Speedway was much more emotional than normal for J.J. Yeley. Less than one week after losing team owner Mark Smith, Yeley drove TriStar Motorsports’ No. 14 Toyota Camry to a sixth-place finish. Yeley hovered around 20th for the bulk of the US Cellular 250 presented by American Ethanol, only cracking the Top 10 late in the going. He was driving the teams’ unsponsored No. 14 Toyota Camry, affectionately nicknamed ‘Black Betty,’ and carried Smith’s name on the passenger door. ARead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After struggling for much of the season, Brendan Gaughan hopes to turn his season around at Iowa Speedway. This weekend Gaughan will have race sponsor US Cellular on board his No. 62 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro for the first time this season. In 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 7/8-mile speedway, Gaughan has one top five and three Top 10s. His average finish at the Newton, IA track is 15.5. Gaughan earned his one top five at Iowa with a fifth-place in AugustRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer 19 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only three of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Iowa Speedway for the US Cellular 250 Presented by American Ethanol. Sadler continues to lead the Championship Point standings, despite not scoring a win. He leads with 40 points over his JR Motorsports teammate, Byron. The last time the Xfinity Series visited the Iowa Speedway,Read More