Iowa Speedway results from July 29, 2017 featuring the NASCAR Xfinity Series
Be excited. Today, it’s a good one. The NASCAR Xfinity Series goes short track racing. The tour lands at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.
View full Iowa Speedway results below.
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Stage 1 is 60 laps, stage 2 is also 60 laps. The final stage is 130 laps. 250 laps around this .8 mile oval.
This race is a big deal for the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars. The cup drivers are in Pocono. There’s no Cup Series drivers in the field at Iowa. An opportunity to shine.
On top of that, this race is airing on the regular NBC. Tomorrow’s MENCS event will be shown on a blackmail channel, NBCSN. The Xfinity race is on a free channel. A channel that any home with a TV will have.
Green flag. Ryan Preece and Kyle Benjamin lead the field into turn 1. Benjamin hits the brakes early. Preece sweeps around the outside. He’s clear, on the outside, by 5 car lengths at the exit of turn 2.
Daniel Hemric took the position on the bottom on entry. Benjamin is 3 wide and in the middle as the field is more eager to get going than he is.
3 groove are active already. Elliott Sadler is running the wall in 3-4. He’s using that to get a big run down the front straight. It works. He’s up to 3rd.
20 to go in stage 1. Trouble for Brendan Gaughan, he’s scrapping the wall. He continues rolling, minor damage.
More trouble. Daniel Hemric was fighting for the lead on lap 1. He’s now on pit road. The driver had complaints of a vibration. Possibly a loose wheel. But these are the same tires he started the race on?
Preece is gone. Ryan Preece wins stage 1.
Stage 1 Results: 1. Ryan Preece; 2. Elliott Sadler; 3. Kyle Benjamin; 4. Brennan Poole; 5. Sam Hornish Jr; 6. Justin Allgaier; 7. Cole Custer; 8. Matt Tifft; 9. Ben Kennedy; 10. Blake Koch;
Stage 1 winner Ryan Preece has lost 5 positions on pit road. He took 4 tires, so did the 5 cars that exited pit road ahead of him.
Kyle Benjamin and Elliott Sadler set row 1 on the restart. Green flag on stage 2. Benjamin gets a push from Cole Custer on the restart. It’s not enough, Elliott Sadler takes the lead on the bottom.
50 to go in stage 2. Elliott Sadler is running low in 1-2 and high in 3-4. Justin Allgaier is all over him for the lead. Nose to tail in 1-2.
Allgaier takes the alternative line in 3-4. He dives it to the bottom, slides up in front of Sadler on the exit. These two are teammates. Elliott Sadler parks it on the bumper of Allgaier as they cross the flagstand. But he doesn’t fight back or pull a crossover, Sadler falls into 2nd, long way to go.
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47 to go, Ross Chastain is around. Caution.
42 to go, green. Allgaier picks the outside line. He clears Sadler at the exit of turn 2. Preece is coming, he’s up to 3rd. Top 3 run nose to tail.
2 to go, Justin Allgaier and Ryan Preece are battling for the lead. They weave through lapped traffic. Allgaier caught the lapper at the right time. Preece has lost ground.
1 to go in stage 2, now Allgaier catches the lapper at the wrong spot. Ryan Preece takes it high in 1-2. He’s hard on the gas, the backend steps out on exit. Allgaier maintains the lead.
Nose to tail. Allgaier holds him off to win stage 2!
Stage 2 Results: 1. Justin Allgaier; 2. Ryan Preece; 3. Elliott Sadler; 4. Ben Kennedy; 5. Kyle Benjamin; 6. Brennan Poole; 7. Sam Hornish Jr; 8. Cole Custer; 9. Ty Majeski; 10. Matt Tifft;
Michael Annett is on pit road. The crew members have climbed inside the passenger side window. They are quickly trying to work out ignition issues. No power.
Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler are on the front row again. Green flag on the final stage. Allgaier clears him before turn 1. Preece picks the outside, he pulls alongside Sadler on exit. Preece to 2nd.
Ty Majeski is scrapping the wall at the exit. Just a scrape but he loses two positions. He ran out of racetrack while running the high line.
Lap 135, Ryan Preece is aggressively looking for the lead. He follows Allgaier high in 3-4. Dives to the bottom in 3-4. He pulls alongside Allgaier, beats him at the line but falls back into 2nd at turn 1.
The battle for the lead continues. Preece is quicker. But he can’t run side-by-side lap after lap or he’ll burn off his tires. He gives it a shot every few laps. Then, falls in behind Allgaier and rides for a few laps. Smart racer.
Lap 153, opportunity! Allgaier is in a mess of lappers. Preece pins the leader in behind a lapper down the front straight. Preece has a nose on him at the entry of turn 1. Allgaier powers back through the middle.
There’s a lapper to the outside, the come off 3 wide for the lead. Preece has to really pinch off his exit to make room for 2 cars to his outside. Allgiaer is in the middle and carries momentum back to the lead in 3.
This is such a big deal for Ryan Preece. He emptied his bank account during the off-season. He purchased two rides with Joe Gibbs Racing. This is race number 2. It’s possible this will be the final race of Ryan Preece’s career.
Lap 170, caution. Spencer Gallagher is in the wall. He blew a right front tire at the exit of turn 4. He was running 15th.
Justin Allgaier stays on the race track, by himself. Preece and many others pit for 4 fresh tires. Allgaier will be in trouble on this restart.
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Green flag, Preece dives to the bottom. The whole field gets a run on Justin Allgaier, he picks the 3rd line in turn 1. Accident avoidance, Allgaier loses the lead and a whole collection of positions, in one turn. Lap 185, Allgaier has fallen outside the top 10.
50 to go, Preece leads Sadler by 2.5 seconds.
42 to go, Benn Kennedy is on pit road. He has a huge blister on his tire. Double trouble, un-controlled tire. Kennedy will have to serve a pass through penalty under green flag conditions.
31 to go, soon Justin Allgaier will be running out of fuel. He currently runs 21st. 23 to go, Justin Allgaier is on pit road.
20 to go, caution. Sam Hornish Jr has cut a tire. Blown right front. It blew at the exit of turn 4, he pancaked the car against the front straight-away wall, bounced off an into the infield grass.
Green flag, 13 to go. Ryan Preece gets the jump on Kyle Benjamin. He completes the pass on the outside in turn 1. Cole Custer also sweeps around Benjamin as well. Brian Scott is up to 4th.
11 to go, caution. Garrett Smithley is in the wall. Preece will have to do it all over again.
Green, 7 to go. Ryan Preece takes the lead in turn 1. But he’s not clear and he has pressure from behind. Benjamin stacked up the inside line. Cole Custer looked to make it 3 wide on the bottom but backed out. Custer has lost a ton of positions. Brian Scott up to 3rd.
Caution. Brennan Poole pinched Matt Tifft on the entry of turn 1. At the same time, Tifft got loose and drifted up the track. Contact, Tifft went around in front of the field. Ty Majeski got caught in the stack up.
Shootout. 2 to go, green. Greece gets the jump. But Kyle Benjamin is leaning on his left rear at the exit of turn 2. Light contact but great, clean racing.
Side-by-side at the line! Ryan Preece wins at Iowa Speedway!
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Author: Shane Walters
Iowa Speedway Results July 29, 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series
1. Ryan Preece 2. Kyle Benjamin 3. Brian Scott 4. Brennan Poole 5. Cole Custer 6. JJ Yaley 7. Daniel Hemric 8. Blake Koch 9. William Byron 10. Brandon Jones 11. Brett Moffatt 12. Elliott Sadler 13. Brendan Gaughan 14. Ryan Sieg 15. Harrison Rhodes 16. Ty Majeski 17. Dakoda Armstrong 18. Ross Chastain 19. Matt Tifft 20. Justin Allgaier 21. Ryan Reed 22. BJ McLeod 23. Ben Kennedy 24. Joey Gase 25. Dylan Lupton 26. David Starr 27. Tommy Joe Martins 28. Jeremy Clements 29. Brandon Brown 30. Ray Black II 31. Mike Harmon 32. Stan Mullis 33. Michael Annett 34. Sam Hornish Jr 35. Garrett Smithy 36. Tyler Roddick 37. Spencer Gallagher 38. Morgan Shepard 39. Reed Sorenson 40. Jeff Green
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