US Cellular 250
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #19 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Race Time: 5:20pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 5:34pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 5:00pm/et
Announcers: Dave Burns, Dale Jarrett
Pit Road: Parker Kligerman, Brendan Gaughan
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, July 26
7:00 PM 10:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, July 27
1:00 PM-8:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:45 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
4:05 PM-4:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
5:35 PM-6:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, July 28
10:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
2:05 PM (3:05 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
3:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (FAN WALK)
3:50 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:20 PM (5:20 PM/ET) NXS RACE (250 LAPS, 218.75 MILES)
Three in a row for Christopher Bell: How long had it been since a non-Monster Energy Cup regular triumphed in three straight Xfinity Series races? Even NASCAR star-turned-NBC Sports Network commentator Dale Earnhardt, Jr., didn't seem to know the answer when asked on-air - and he was the most recent driver to accomplish the feat in 1999. Until Saturday at Iowa Speedway.[More](7-28-2018)
Bell wins Iowa Speedway XFINITY race: #20-Christopher Bell won the US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway for his 3rd consecutive win, 4th of the year, and 5th of his career. He passed #7-Justin Allgaier on the final lap of the race, under the second attempt at NASCAR Overtime.
Allgaier held on to finish second, followed by #18-Kyle Benjamin, #4-Ross Chastain (tied a career-best), #42-John Hunter Nemechek, pole sitter #1-Elliott Sadler, #16-Ryan Reed, #11-Ryan Truex, #00-Cole Custer, and #60-Chase Briscoe.
There were 6 cautions for 41 laps and 12 lead changes among 7 leaders.
The average speed was 97.772mph.
Complete results are on the Iowa race results page (pdf). (7-28-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Iowa Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 60 - Winner, #00-Cole Custer
Stage 2 - lap 120 - Winner, #20-Christopher Bell
Stage 3 - lap 250 - Race winner, #20-Christopher Bell
Iowa XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the 10th Annual U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by The Rasmussen Group, his fifth victory in 27 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Justin Allgaier (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 14 races at Iowa Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2018.
Kyle Benjamin (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Christopher Bell (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell # leads the point standings by 16 points overElliott Sadler.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-28-2018)
XFINITY Driver playoff standings following Iowa:
(7 races until the playoffs begin)
#20-Christopher Bell [4 wins]
#7-Justin Allgaier [2 wins, 1 can be used for playoffs]
#9-Tyler Reddick [1 win]
#1-Elliott Sadler, 686, -16
#00-Cole Custer, 684, -18
#21-Daniel Hemric, 679, -23
#19-Brandon Jones, 579, -123
#11-Ryan Truex, 532, -170
#2-Matt Tifft, 504, -198
#60-Austin Cindric, 484, -218, +83 ahead of 12th
#16-Ryan Reed, 456, -246, +55
#4-Ross Chastain, 406, -296, +1
outside the top 12:
#42-John Hunter Nemechek, 401, -301 -1 behind 12th
#5-Michael Annett, 366, -336, -40
#39-Ryan Sieg, 340, -362, -66
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(7-28-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #89-Shepherd, 38th
Caution 2: #40-Finchum, 37th
Caution 3: #26-Tullman, 30th
Caution 4: None
Caution 5: #2-Tifft, 26th
Caution 6: #60-Briscoe, 10th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Sadler on XFINITY pole at Iowa: #1-Elliott Sadler won the Busch pole for the US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 133.610mph. #00-Cole Custer will start second. The rest of the top 10: #20-Christopher Bell, #18-Kyle Benjamin, #9-Tyler Reddick, #22-Austin Cindric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #3-Shane Lee, #19-Brandon Jones, and #21-Daniel Hemric.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Iowa starting lineup page (pdf).(7-28-2018)
Iowa Speedway XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Elliott Sadler won the Pole Award for the 10th Annual U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by The Rasmussen Group with a lap of 23.576 seconds, 133.610 mph.
This is his 18th pole in 381 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first pole and 13th top-10 start in 2018.
This is his fourth pole in 16 races at Iowa Speedway.
Cole Custer (second) posted his 15th top-10 start of 2018 and his third in four races at Iowa Speedway.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his second top-10 start at Iowa Speedway. It is his 12th in 19 races this season.
Christopher Bell (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-28-2018)
Roderick paces final XFINITY practice: #23-Casey Roderick was quickest in final practice at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 131.617mph.
#7-Justin Allgaier was second, followed by: #1-Elliott Sadler, #3-Shane Lee, #18-Kyle Benjamin, #20-Christopher Bell, #51-Jeremy Clements, #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-ColeCuster, and #2-Matt Tifft.
See complete results on the Iowa practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-27-2018)
Sadler fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #1-Elliott Sadler was fastest during opening practice at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 130.999mph.
The rest of the top 10: #20-Christopher Bell, #9-Tyler Reddick, #21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #23-Casey Roderick, #18-Kyle Benjamin, #16-Ryan Reed, #93-Stephen Leicht, and #2-Matt Tifft.
See complete results on the Iowa practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-27-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's US Cellular 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.