American Ethanol E15 250
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #14 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Race Time: 5:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 5:16pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FS1 - 5:00pm/et
Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Regan Smith
Pit Road: TBA
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Friday, June 15
5:00 PM-7:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Saturday, June 16
11:30 AM-7:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
2:05 PM-2:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
4:40 PM 5:30 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Sunday, June 17
10:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (FAN WALK)
1:35 PM (2:35 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
3:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:00 PM (5:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (250 LAPS, 218.75 MILES)
Allgaier holds off Bell to lock up playoff spot with win at Iowa Speedway: Justin Allgaier dominated the field despite intense and near-constant challenges from hard-charging Christopher Bell, who came from the rear at the start of the race to finish second. He also notched his second win of the season - but first one that counts, playoffs-wise.[More](6-17-2018)
Allgaier wins Iowa Speedway XFINITY race: #7-Justin Allgaier won the American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway for his seventh career win and first win at Iowa.
#20-Christopher Bell finished second, followed by #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, #19-Brandon Jones, #18-Riley Herbst, #60-Ty Majeski, #9-Tyler Reddick, #2-Matt Tifft, and #61-Kaz Grala.
There were five cautions for 31 laps and 13 lead changes among five leaders.
The average speed was 102.100mph.
Complete results are on the Iowa race results page (pdf). (6-17-2018)
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 60 - Winner, #7-Justin Allgaier
Stage 2 - lap 120 - Winner, #7-Justin Allgaier
Stage 3 - lap 250 - Race winner, #7-Justin Allgaier
Iowa XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Justin Allgaier won the 8th Annual Iowa 250 presented by Enogen, his seventh victory in 254 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his second victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 13 races at Iowa Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Iowa Speedway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2018.
Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 4 points over Cole Custer.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-17-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Iowa Speedway:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler 504
2) #00-Cole Custer, 500, -4
3) #21-Daniel Hemric, 497, -7
4) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 473, -31
5) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 471, -33
6) #7-Justin Allgaier [2 wins, 1 can't be used for playoffs], 453, -51
7) #19-Brandon Jones, 453, -73
8) #11-Ryan Truex, 408, -96
9) #2-Matt Tifft, 379, -125
10) #16-Ryan Reed, 354, -150
11) #22-Austin Cindric, 347, -157
12) #4-Ross Chastain, 291, -213
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(6-17-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #35-Gase, 21st
Caution 3: #35-Gase, 21st
Caution 4: #3-Lee, 16th
Caution 5: #16-Reed, 17th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Cindric on XFINITY pole at Iowa:#22-Austin Cindric won the Busch pole for the American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 131.409mph. #21-Daniel Hemric will start second. The rest of the top 10: #19-Brandon Jones, #1-Elliott Sadler, #00-Cole Custer, #11-Ryan Truex, #9-Tyler Reddick, #61-Kaz Grala, #18-Riley Herbst, and #5-Michael Annett. Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Iowa starting lineup page (pdf).(6-17-2018)
Iowa Speedway XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Austin Cindric won the Pole Award for the 8th Annual Iowa 250 presented by Enogen with a lap of 23.971 seconds, 131.409 mph.
This is his first pole in 15 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in one race at Iowa Speedway.
Daniel Hemric (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2018 and his second in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Brandon Jones (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Iowa Speedway. It is his ninth in 14 races this season.
Austin Cindric (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-17-2018)
Grala paces final XFINITY practice: #61-Kaz Grala was quickest in final practice at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 130.052mph.
#9-Tyler Reddick was second, followed by:#21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Austin Cindric, #3-Shane Lee, #00-Cole Custer, #19-Brandon Jones, #20-Christopher Bell and #42-John Hunter Nemechek.
See complete results on the Iowa practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-16-2018)
Bell fastest in opening XFINITY practice:#20-Christopher Bell was fastest during opening practice at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 129.790mph. The rest of the top 10: #21-Daniel Hemric, #3-Shane Lee, #1-Elliott Sadler, #00-Cole Custer, #23-Justin Haley, #9-Tyler Reddick, #16-Ryan Reed, #19-Brandon Jones, and #22-Austin Cindric. See complete results on the Iowa practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-16-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Sunday's American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway.
See the complete list on the Iowa entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Iowa Speedway on the Iowa Goodyear tire notes page.