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Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series
Subsequent Contest: Toyota / Save Mart 350
Location: Sonoma Raceway
Date: Sunday 23 June
Time: 15:00. EN
TV: FS1, 14.30. ET
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 226.eight miles (90 turns); Step 1 (ending in round 20),
Step 2 (ending spherical 40), remaining stage (ending in 90 rounds)
2018 Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

NASCAR Xfinity Series
Next Contest: 250 by Tamron
Place: Iowa Speedway
Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 17:30 ET
TV: FS1, 5pm. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 218.75 miles; Step 1 (Ending Spherical 60),
Step 2 (Ending Round 120), Ultimate Stage (Ending Spherical 250)
Winner of 2018: Justin Allgaier

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series
Next Competitors: Casey's Basic Store by M&M 200
Location: Iowa Speedway
Date: Saturday, June 15th
Time: 20:30 ET
TV: FS1, eight.00 . ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 175 miles (200 laps); Step 1 (Ending Round 60),
Step 2 (Ending Round 120), Last Stage (Ending Round 200)
Winner of 2018: Brett Moffitt

Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series [19659002] Father's Day Enjoyable for Logano

Joey Logano's victory on Monday night time in a delayed race in Michigan was a perfect day for Father Penske. One yr previous boy, Hudson's father, returned to the Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection, which led Kyle Busch and was capable of win two weeks as an alternative of one week on the weekend.

It's a robust and necessary statement that the dominant Monster Power Champion is nicely-hunted to defend his title, and he would be the first to win a collection of rewards, as Jimmie Johnson gained 5 straight in 2006-2010.

required dose of confidence in the heading Toyota / SaveMart 350 Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway (June 23 at 15 pm ET FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – one among 9 tracks on schedule he has not yet gained the Cup competitors at. His greatest aim was third in 2016. Each of his prime 5 have come within the final 4 races. He has not led a spherical in Sonoma, however since 2014 and his complete variety of 18 laps is the third lowest mark on the scheduled monitor. The only places he led less in his profitable profession are in different Watkins Glen, NY (Nine) and Charlotte ROVAL (none) courses.

Although Logano has spoken comparatively comparatively with Sonoma Raceway, competitor Kyle Busch has a couple of victories in Soma – in 2008 and 2015. And Busch has positioned seventh or better in the last four races, together with three prime races. He has led solely 22 of the 110 rounds that led to Sonoma in that interval and finished fifth in 2017 and 2018.

2019: The place the Masters and Victory Lane Meet Frequently

The Great thing about the Yr 2019

One, we see several new faces that mix in with 10, together with Ryan Preece, Chris Buescher and William Byron – who have already gained their prime 10 in final yr's Sunoco Rookie

But more importantly, two, we see a gentle race of champions the winners.

Twelve of the 15 Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection wins this yr. previous champion: Kyle Busch (4 wins), Brad Keselowski (three), Martin Truex Jr. (three) and Joey Logano (two).

The one winners who aren’t masters have been Denny Hamlin (Daytona and Texas) and Chase Elliott (Talladega)

The statistics are vital and may tell when the season is progressing. The Championship has professionally navigated the 2019 season thus far using its super expertise to gather loads of prizes.

This championship quartet might work in 4 races… it's an interesting clock.

Martin Truex Jr. joins Kyle Busch as the one lively driver with multiple Sonoma awards (two). 19 Joe Gibbs Racing driver Toyota is a defensive winner and in addition gained in 2013.

Truex has led 154 rounds in Sonoma – 87 of them solely in the last two races. The 2017 Monster Power Champion appeared like the whole lot or nothing. He has three seats as an alternative of 37 or worse from 2010 to win. And two of his last 4 races have been because of the DNF accident (2015) and engine issues (2017).

Nevertheless, Truex has good references to California's well-known vineyard. He has gained 3 times within the final seven races of the season and has led at the very least 100 rounds in every win (Richmond, Dover and Charlotte). In third place, which can be proven on Monday in Michigan, Truex rose to sixth place in points – 32 factors in Chase Elliot's fifth.

House Food For Earlier Winners

There are only two Sonoma awards in 44 beginning with four unique Californian drivers – Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon), Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield), Kyle Larson (Elk Grove) and Matt DiBenedetto (Grass Valley) – Both veterans, Jimmie Johnson (2010) and Kevin Harvick (2017), will rely Sonoma on their long profession victory record.

Harvick, from Bakersfield, California, has nine prime 18 at the prime, six of which are the highest 5. He has completed in the prime ten within the last five of the six races. He was answerable for victory No. four in 2017 at Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, where he gained last yr. And he has led 62 of his profession in a complete of 95 rounds, led by Sonoma in only the final three races.

Johnson, El Cajon, California, has nine prime 17 at the beginning, including four prime levels. In 2010, he gained the highest 10 in the midst of seven competitions in late 2009-2015. His 143 rounds have been third behind Truex (154 laps) and Kurt Busch (198) among lively drivers. Final yr he acquired to 11th place in Sonoma.

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, California, has proven a promise, however there have been still no results on the Monster Power collection on the difficult Sonoma course. Chip Ganassi Racing driver gained the pole position and led every spherical of his Sonoma debut in the NASCAR Okay&N West in 2014. Unfortunately, for Larson, the Cup has been a special story. He’s nonetheless on the lookout for his first 10 races after 5. He has gained the Busch Pole Prize and has been touring within the final two competitions in Sonoma. Larson's greatest popularity on the nicely-recognized street is 12. (2016).

DiBenedetto, Grass Valley, California, continues to be in search of the primary Prime-10 in Sonoma. Leavine Family Racing driver has the perfect present in 17th place last season

In the future for Playoffs

The outcomes of the Michigan races affected most of the prime 16 Monster power NASCAR Cup drivers. Joey Logano not only took the nine-point advantage in second place Kyle Busch, his staff's Penske staff-mate, tripled winner Brad Keselowski, rose to 3rd.

Harvick, who was annoyed after Michigan competitors despite the seventh place, nonetheless received a place in the rankings. He's the fourth one now. Truex also moved to at least one place – sixth.

Chase Elliott, whose victory over Talladega Superspeedway last month alone has gained Chevrolet this season, has fallen from third to fifth in 20th place in Michigan

In all probability probably the most dramatic in the rankings is nearer to 16th. Joe Gibbs Racing Controller Erik Jones fell from 16 to 31 seats in Michigan. He’s now ranked 18th – seven factors in Jimmie Johnson's 16th place. Ryan Newman is 17th, simply three points behind Johnson.

The "transfer" collection has been very tight all through the season. Solely 26 factors are awarded 14th place by William Byron in 18th place by Erik Jones.

Sunoco Rookies, Hanging,

The Sunoco Rookie of the Yr competition could not be a lot tighter – and has been persistently throughout the year. Daniel Hemric holds Rookie points leading to Ryan Preec's 12-seat Michigan No. eight Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. He had top-20 prizes in four of the last six races, and Michigan's second greatest in this season was solely fifth in Tallad last month.

And Hemric, 28, is a purpose to be an optimistic title for summer time programs. He has three prime courses on the Xfinity collection and two of the top 5 exhibits on the Gander Outdoor Truck collection. This is his first time on the Sonoma course.

Preece, 28, searches for the first 20 out of 20 after Talladega, Ala. His greatest show at No. 47 JTG Racing Chevrolet in five competitions at Pocono, Pa is 23rd. Hemric passed him after Pocono and led Preece up to 21 factors in the direction of Sonoma. His greatest course on NASCAR is fourth in Watkins Glen, NY, and Charlotte ROVAL in the NASCAR Xfinity collection final yr.

Statistical Report

The Michigan Competitors has produced 29 green flags for management – probably the most during the last 5 years. This statistic has grown from 11 to 15 within the Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection this season – the inexperienced flag goes 60.four % a yr.

The typical revenue margin by way of the opening competitors is 1.489 seconds. The 15 margin competitors margin has been less than one second

The typical number of lead modifications in competitors (19.47) in 2019 can also be 4 years.

Numbers: Sonoma

Polesitter has not gained Sonoma Raceway since 2004 when Jeff Gordon earned his fourth report on the monitor. Gordon earned three of Sonoman's victories at the pole position. …. Although Gordon took most of his document for five of Sonoma's winnings from Napa, the winner of the competition has just lately begun to go far beyond the network. The winner of the last 5 races has began in the fifth row or after. … Solely six drivers on the sector next week have gained competitions in Sonoma. Two occasions the winners Truex and Busch are the one winners. Other former Sonoma champions are Harvick (2017), Clint Bowyer (2012), Kurt Busch (2011) and Johnson (2010). … Over the previous 10 years, Toyota (4) has gained the Sonoma races with Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge, who all gained twice throughout that time.

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Iowa Speedway Sets Xfinity Series this Weekend

The Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series Weekend Off is chosen for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Iowa Speedway this Sunday, June 16, at Tamron's 17.30 CircuitCity. com 250. ET is FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

The Sunday competitors marks the 19th Xfinity Series Competitors on a 7/eight-mile monitor. In earlier 18 Iowa Speedway events, the collection has produced 11 totally different Polish winners and 13 totally different winners. Elliott Sadler leads the collection within the Iowa Columns by four (August 2011, 2012 swipe and July 2018). Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2011 Scratch, Might 2012) and Brad Keselowski (2009, August 2013, August 2014) are linked to the Iowa collection winnings by three.

Final season, two collection of championship championships gained the Iowa Speedway. In June, Justin Allgaier took the checkout and in July Christopher Bell gained. This season, Bell already has three wins (Atlanta, Bristol, Dover), while Allgaier continues to be an invincible title on Sunday.

Iowa Speedway has been good for many who have proven a profit in the course of the previous season; eight occasions drivers have taken their first victory in Iowa – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2011), Trevor Bayne (2013), Sam Hornish Jr. (2014), Chris Buescher (2015), Ryan Blaney (2015), Sam Hornish Jr. (2016) , William Byron (2017) and Ryan Preece (2017).

As well as, Iowa Speedway has landed on three driver's first NASCAR Xfinity collection profession – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took over his first Xfinity profession in 2011 and both William Byron and Ryan Preece resorted in 2017. Plus, six drivers have seized the primary NASCAR Xfinity – his career within the Iowa Speedway – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2009), Drew Herring (2013), Ryan Blaney (2014), Christopher Bell (2017), Ryan Preece (2017), Austin Cindric (2018).

Slices: nine totally different winners in 9 Iowa races

Totally different winners are nice as a result of it's all the time enjoyable to see new faces in the NASCAR Xfinity collection to win Victory Lane merchandise. With its personal monitor, Iowa Speedway has nine totally different winners in the last nine collection. Solely two former winners this weekend have an excellent probability.

Iowa's numerous profitable groups began in August 2014 with Brad Keselowski's victory, then Chris Buescher (Might 2015), Ryan Blaney (August 2015), Sam Hornish Jr. (June 2016), Erik Jones (July 2016), William Byron (June 2017) , Ryan Preece (July 2017), Justin Allgaier (June 2018) and Christopher Bell (July 2018)

Allgaier and Bell are the one two previous winners who came this weekend in Iowa.

Winless in 2019, Allgaier returns to Iowa to defend last season's profit

JR Motorsport driver Justin Allgaier returns to Iowa Speedway to defend his victory final season on the 7/8-mile monitor and gets his first win in 2019.

Illinois native ranked last season five wins (one season profession absolute best) but this season he has been unable to seek out his solution to Victory Lane; though he has led the spherical (262) and set six tops and 7 prime 10s.

Allgayer's CV in Iowa has been fairly secure. Initially of the 14th he has a victory (this competition last season), three prime class and 10 greatest. His average aim is 9.9.

Although the JRM veteran is properly ahead of the season (211 points), the Iowa weekend wins Allgaier to play on the NASCAR Xfinity collection. Allgaier has made Playoffs yearly since its institution in 2016. He is at present fifth in driver positions, 148 points behind Tyler Reddick.

Reddick, Bell and Custer are miles ahead of the race [19659002] Richard Childress Racing's Tyler Reddick, Joe Gibbs Racing's Christopher Bell and Stewart-Haas Racing's Cole Custer have been so impressive this season within the NASCAR Xfinity collection that they begin making comparisons final for the "Big 3" season in the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series and rightly so. Not only are they 1-2-three NASCAR Xfinity Series driver positions this season, but every of them has gained three wins only through the first 13 races, the collection has never seen before.

Series leader Tyler Reddick from Corning, California, has despatched two columns, three wins (Talladega, Charlotte, Michigan), 11 tops and 12 prime 10 wins (both collection all this season). He also runs the collection at 118.9 at the time of driver score. As well as, he has led the fourth largest round (318 rounds, 13.61%) this season and has gained three levels so that he can increase his enjoying area to a complete of 18. Taking a look at Iowa Reddick is one to take a look at; When he has made three sets, it starts on a 7/eight-mile monitor, sending one of the prime 5 and two prime 10s.

Second, the rating is Christopher Bell, Norman, Oklahoma, 89 factors behind the collection. Bell has despatched three columns, three wins (Atlanta, Bristol, Dover), seven tops and eight prime teams this season. He also has the second-greatest seasonal driver score (117.9) and leads the collection in derived rounds (572 rounds, 24.48%). As well as, he has gained six levels and has amassed 21 games; Each are the season's most in collection. This weekend in Iowa is ready for Bell to point out extra of his talent, because the 24-year-previous has made three previous begins on a 7/eight-mile highway that sends a pole, a profit (last July) and two tops. Third, the driving force's positions are Cole Custer, California Ladera Ranch, 117 points behind Tyler Reddick and 28 factors from Christopher Bell. Custer, who is presently a bit behind Reddick and Bell, has had a star this season, sending three columns, three wins (California, Richmond, Pocono), seven tops and eight prime 10. He has also succeeded in 5-stage winnings, together with his Playoff score totaling 20 (second most of Reddick's 21). He has raised the third greatest driver score (114.four) as his present position at factors. The 21-year-previous has also led the second round (484 rounds, 20.71%) this season. Waiting for this weekend within the course of Iowa, Custer will probably be prematurely. Four on the 7/8 mile course, he has sent two prime fifty and three prime 10.

The Sunoco Rookie Class, which is value taking note of

Rookie performances by YTD



Chase Briscoe


John H. Nemechek


Noah Gragson


Justin Haley


Brandon Brown





On this period, it’s no surprise that the Sunoco Rookie of the Yr of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series class rises to the highest. In the meanwhile, four out of five rookies are among the many prime 12 in the driver's seat and are operating for Playoff races.

Chase Briscoe, Sunoco Beginning Point Leader, at present has 11 factors in second place with John John Hunter and 17 factors in Noah Gragson. Stewart-Haas Racing and the Fred Biagi driver have been robust this season as he has released six tops (most among the rooks).

Briscoe has one start in Iowa on his belt, the July race final season when he started on 12th and

Behind Briscoe firstly factors Nemechek, who through the first GMS Racing yr has set two prime and nine prime 10 wins. From the early days of this weekend, Nemechek has made probably the most begin-ups in Iowa (two) who sent one of many prime five heads and a mean of 10.0.

Gragson, third in Rookie points, gained another competitor's award final weekend in Michigan, but hopes that the tempo will proceed this weekend at Iowa Speedway;

The fourth place in Rookie factors is Justin Haley from Kaulig Racing; who has succeeded in prime ten this season. Haley made her debut in this collection last season, which began on 13th and ended on 12th.

Brandon Brown is presently one fifth of Rookie factors. Woodbridge, Virginia, native, has discovered the ropes this season by sending six top-15 finishes originally of 13. He made his debut in Iowa already in 2017, when he accomplished an element-time schedule. he began on the 38th and ended on the 29th.

The Xfinity collection is pleased with the newly established H2 engine visitors

Entrepreneur Matt Hurley just lately introduced the establishment and commissioning of the H2 engine as Shane Lee's Government Director No. 28 H2 Motorsports Toyota Supra NASCAR Xfinity – collection. The group made their debut this weekend at Iowa Speedway and competes for the remainder of the Xfinity season 2019.

The H2 Motorsport driver, Shane Lee, 25, competed in 13 Xfinity races in 2018, accumulating one of the prime five and three prime -10s ending with Richard Childress Racing. Based mostly in Newton, NC, Lee has additionally participated in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series and ARCA Menards collection.

"It has not been easy, but I have been waiting patiently for the right opportunity to introduce themselves and the time is now," Lee stated. “That is the most important step yet in my career, and I recognize the arrogance Matt Hurley and H2 Motorsports have proven me. I wish the Iowa Speedway competition was tomorrow because I can't wait to get behind its No. 28 Circuit Metropolis Toyota

Supra. ”

Lee, Pete Rondeau, who lately competed The 2012 Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series Championship Furnishings Director has been appointed to handle the crew's principal duties at No. 28 Toyota.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series, and so on.

2019 sets data – 2019 The NASCAR Xfinity Series season is the primary in collection historical past (since 1982) and has more than two drivers with three or more wins in the first 13 races of the season. There are at present 4 drivers within the 2019 season, every profitable three: Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch.

Harrison Burton returns to JGR – Harrison Burton comes back to Joe Gibbs' racing Toyota Supra this weekend with crew manager Ben Beshore Iowa Speedway. Burton made his debut earlier this season at Bristol Motor Speedway, the place he started fifth and completed 10th. This weekend is the Burton collection monitor; regardless that he has two NASCAR Gander Truck beginnings in Iowa, he publishes a mean of seven.0.

Clements rely on experience – The Xfinity Series Championship Jeremy Clements will lead the collection initially of the Iowa Speedway and has accomplished all the things except the one 18 collection starting on the 7/8-mile monitor. Clements stayed within the opening competitors solely in 2009. At first of 17, he has despatched one of many prime 10 and the typical 19.1.

Iowa's First Timers – Nine drivers listed on the NASCAR Xfinity Series subject at Iowa Speedway this weekend debut – (alphabetically) – Harrison Burton, Bayley Currey, Gray Gaulding, Joe Graf Jr, Noah Gragson, Tyler Matthews, Matt Mills Ryan Repko and Zane Smith.

Series Seasonal Debuts for Four Drivers – If Every little thing Goes to Plan, This Sunday at Tamron's Iowa Speedway 250 Has a NASCAR Xfinity Seasonal Debut for Four Drivers – Ryan Ellis, Joe Graf Jr., Ryan Repko and Shane Lee.

Ellis Drives No. 99 BJ McLeod Motorsports Toyota Commander Adam Brooks. Ellis has been working part-time since 2012 with a total of 48 beginning common 33.9 and a mean of 31.7. He has made two units beginning in Iowa, each resulting in DNF.

Graf Jr tried to make his debut last weekend in Michigan, however was too cautious in qualifying, so he didn't compete. This weekend, he needs to redeem himself at No. 21 Richard Childress Racing with Chevrolet, with crew captain Justin Alexander.

This weekend, Repko is operating in Iowa with Gary Keller Chevrolet from the 01st century JD Motorsports. 19-year-previous from Denver, North Carolina, presents NASCAR's nationwide collection debut this weekend. Though he has two ARCA Menards collection, he starts broadcasting a mean of 10.0.

"I'm really grateful for this opportunity. All the songs come together to make this an excellent weekend for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller and myself. I'm wanting ahead to my identify within the first NASCAR collection national collection. ”

Shane Lee is going to debut this weekend in Iowa at serial quantity 28 H2 Motorsports Toyota Supra. Lee has made 13 previous collection beginning with Richard Childress Racing final season. Has made two start-ups in Iowa by sending a mean end of 14.5.

Jeff Green stepped out of racing – RSS Racing introduced this week's former NASCAR Xfinity Champion Jeff Inexperienced without dropping the second half of 2019 to get well from the rotator cuff. 56-year-previous, inexperienced, competes in the 12th of July in Kentucky Speedway before he leaves No. 38 for Chevrolet. He’s presupposed to return and take on the workforce's essential roles for RSS Racing on July 27 at Iowa Speedway and hopes to return to driving in 2020.

Parade Laps: Insights Earlier than This Week's Driver's Media Break

Six drivers will attend media viewing periods at Iowa Speedway earlier than Sunday's 250 by Tamron at 17.30. ET is FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The first media consists of Tyler Reddick from Richard Childress Racing, Justin Allgaier from JR Motorsports and Shane Lee from H2 Motorsports. The second session consists of JR Motorsports driver and Iowa native Michael Annett, Motorsports Enterprise Management Joey Fuel, additionally from Iowa, and Joe Gibbs Racing's Christopher Bell.

Tyler Reddick (No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro)

Date of Start: January 11, 1996

Driver's Age: 23

Hometown: Corning, California

Hobbies: ATVs, Enjoying, Automotive Work [19659002] Group: Richard Childress Racing

Crew Chief: Randall Burnett [19659002] Highlights of the Xfinity Profession:

Gained the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship
Additionally gained the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Yr – award; solely the third driver within the historical past of the collection to win the start-up season related to Chook Elliot (2014) and William Byron (2017).
In 2017, he took the primary NASCAR Xfinity collection victory in Kentucky and launched a partial schedule.
2019 Season Highlights:

The present NASCAR Xfinity Champion, 89 factors earlier than second place Christopher Bell.
In 13 this season, two columns will begin, three wins, three wins (Talladega, Charlotte, Michigan), 11 tops and 12 prime 10 shapes – main the collection in each prime courses and 10 greatest on this season.
The typical of this collection is on this season and the most effective in his career is three.9
Iowa Speedway Performance:

Has made 4 begin-ups in Iowa with NASCAR Xfinity in the prime five and the highest 10. including eighth place on this race final season

Justin Allgaier (No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro)

Date of Delivery: June 6, 1986

Driver Age: 32

Hometown: Riverton, Illinois

Hobbies: R / C Automobiles, Wakeboarding, Graphic Design, Filth Sports activities

Group: JR Motorsports

Crew Manager: Jason Burdett

Xfinity Profession Highlights:

after the season, once they had a season after five massive wins.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series Championships have been completed in 2016 and 2017.
2016 and 2017, ranked third in NASCAR Xfinity Series rankings in one of the best third place
gained the primary career on the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2010 in Bristol in March. In the meanwhile, he has 10 profession Xfinity wins.
Gained the 2009 NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Yr Awards.
2019 Season Highlights:

The NASCAR Xfinity Driver Rating is at present one fifth, 148 factors again from a collection of placements Tyler Reddick and only seven factors again from the fourth as an alternative of Austin Cindric
On this season, seven highs, seven tops will start in this season. 10 and a mean of 11.7.
Iowa Speedway Efficiency:

The 14 collection starts with one victory (2018), three tops and 10 greatest.

Shane Lee (No. 28 H2 Motorsports Toyota Supra)

Date of Start: July four, 1993

Driver Age: 25 [19659002] Hometown: Newton, North Carolina

Hobbies: Searching, Golf, Fishing and Outside

Staff: H2 Motorsports

Chief of Employees: Pete Rondeau

Xfinity Profession Highlights:

Over the past season of the NASCAR Xfinity collection, Richard Childress Racing was launched on g 13 to start out 5 prime and two prime 10s.
NASCAR Xfinity Series profession debut in 2018 at Bristol Motor Speedway; he began eighth and ended 14.
2019 Season Highlights:

Time to Debut This Weekend in Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway Performance:

Began both Xfinity Iowa races last season.

Michael Annett (No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro)

Date of Start: 23 June 1986

Driver Age: 32

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Hobbies: Biking, Working, Boating [19659002]Joukkue: JR Motorsports

Miehistön päällikkö: Travis Mack

Xfinity-uran kohokohdat:

Voitti ensimmäisen uransa NASCAR Xfinity -sarjan kilpailun Daytona International Speedwayn 2019-kauden avajaisissa
Vuonna 2017 hän teki NASCAR Xfinity -sarjan Playoff-pelit ja päättyi yhdeksännen kauden voittoon.
Vuonna 2012 sijoittui uransa parhaan viidenneksi sarjan mestaruuden kuljettajan sijoituksissa.
2019 Kausi Kohokohdat:

Tällä hetkellä nint h NASCAR Xfinity -sarjan pisteiden sijoitukset, 221 pistettä taulukkosarjan johtajan Tyler Reddickin ja 17 pisteen taaksepäin kahdeksannesta paikasta Noah Gragson.
Lähetetty ensimmäinen uransa NASCAR Xfinity Series voitti 2019-kauden avajaisissa Daytona Worldwide Speedwayssä
Vuonna 13 aloitti tämän kauden, hän on lähettänyt yhden pylvään, yhden voiton, kolme huippua, yhdeksän 10 parasta ja keskiarvon 9,5.
Iowa Speedway Efficiency: [19659002] On tehnyt 12 sarjaa alkamassa Iowassa lähettämällä yhden ylimmän viiden ja kolmen parhaan 10: n.

Joey Gase (No. 35 Motorsports Business Management Toyota Supra)

Syntymäaika: 28. helmikuuta 1993

Kuljettajan ikä: 26

Kotikaupunki: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Harrastukset: Työ autoilla, pyöräily ja kalastus

Joukkue: Motorsports

Miehistön päällikkö: Doug Richert

Xfinity-uran kohokohdat:

Kilpailee NASCAR Xfinity -sarjassa vuodesta 2011 lähtien, jolloin 221-uraa aloittaa viiden parhaan viiden ja kolmen parhaan joukkueen julkaiseminen
. 20th in championship standings in 2018 and 2014.
In 2015, he gained the inaugural Comcast Group Champion Award and posted his first collection profession prime five end at Talladega Superspeedway
In 2011, he made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut with Go Green Racing at his residence monitor, Iowa Speedway.

2019 Season Highlights:

Presently 25th in the NASCAR Xfinity driver points standings, 500-points back from the collection standings lead.
In 13 begins this season he has posted an av erage finish of 27.5.
Iowa Speedway Efficiency:

In 15 starts at Iowa Speedway he has posted a mean starting place of 29.6 and a mean end of 25.3.

Christopher Bell (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

Birthdate: December 16, 1994

Driver’s Age: 24

Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma

Hobbies: Dust monitor racing, iRacing, golf

Workforce: Joe Gibbs Racing

Crew Chief: Jason Ratcliff

Xfinity Career Highlights:

In 2018, he set the rookie single season Xfinity Series wins document with seven victories; the earlier document of five wins was held by three drivers – Greg Biffle (2001), Kyle Busch (2004) and Carl Edwards (2005).
Made the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs in rookie season (2018), and superior to the Championship 4; finally finishing fourth in the championship standings.
Has 11 profession NASCAR Xfinity Series wins in just 54 starts; together with three this season (Atlanta, Bristol, Dover).
He’s one among only five drivers in collection history to win 10 or more races of their first 48 starts; becoming a member of Darrell Waltrip (12 wins), Dale Earnhardt (11 wins), Harry Gant (10 wins) and Jack Ingram (10 wins).
2019 Season Highlights:

Presently second within the NASCAR Xfinity driver points standings, 89 points again from collection standings leader Tyler Reddick.
In 13 starts this season, he has posted three poles (ISM Raceway, Texas, Charlotte), three wins (Atlanta, Bristol, Dover), seven prime fives, eight prime 10s and a mean finish of 9.7.
Iowa Speedway Performance:

Has made three collection starts at Iowa posting one pole (2017), one win (July 2018), and two prime fives.
His average end at Iowa is a collection main 6.three.

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series

Debuting at Iowa
Twelve of the 34 drivers entered within the 11th Annual M&M’s 200 introduced by Casey’s Basic Store at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, June 15 (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) shall be visiting the monitor for the primary time.[19659002]That record consists of: Sheldon Creed, Gus Dean, Natalie Decker, Chad Finley, Juan Ma Gonzalez, Lou Goss, Tyler Hill, Mason Massey, CJ Mclaughlin, Raphael Lessard, Daniel Sasnett and Chandler Smith.

Sixteen-yr-previous Chandler Smith is making his NASCAR nationwide collection debut this weekend for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Smith has three ARCA Menards Series wins and 6 poles.

Alongside those self same strains, Sheldon Creed is the reigning ARCA Menards Series champion and has posted a pair of top-10 finishes in his first full-time season in the Gander Vans, racing for GMS Racing. Gus Dean also brings in a plethora of ARCA Menards Series experience, having recorded a pair of wins, 14 prime fives and 29 prime 10s in that collection earlier than becoming a member of the Gander Vans full-time this yr with Younger’s Motorsports.

Seventeen-yr-previous and 2016 CARS Tremendous Late Model champion Raphael Lessard made his Gander Vans debut earlier this yr at Martinsville for Kyle Busch Motorsports, ending 14th. He then drove the same truck to an 11th-place end at Dover. This weekend marks the third collection start for the native of Quebec, Canada, and this time he’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota.

His teammate Natalie Decker is making her eighth begin of the yr for DGR-Crosley and has had an up-and-down expertise in her first foray into the Gander Vans. She’s crashed out of 4 of the races, however had respectable showings of 13th at Las Vegas and 17th at Dover.

Juan Manuel Gonzalez hails from Mexico City, Mexico, and positioned fifth in the NASCAR FedEx Challenge Series in 2017 as an 18-year-previous. Most just lately, he tallied 10 begins within the NASCAR Okay&N Professional Series East in 2018, recording a top-10 at South Boston.

Triple Truck Challenge: $50Okay up for grabs at Iowa

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series drivers will once once more battle for $50,000 and bragging rights on this weekend’s M&M’s 200 introduced by Casey’s Basic Store at Iowa Speedway (Saturday, June 15, 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), on this season’s second round of the Triple Truck Challenge.

Final weekend in Texas, Greg Biffle took residence his first collection victory since 2001 and the primary Triple Truck Challenge bonus for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Nevertheless, he isn’t entered and eligible for this weekend’s bonus, assuring that a new driver shall be receiving the large verify.

2019 Triple Truck Challenge Format Rundown:

The winner of each of the three occasions will receive an extra $50,00zero bonus.
If a driver wins two of the three occasions, they are awarded an additional $50,00zero.
In addition, if a driver wins two of three races in the Triple Truck Challenge, Gander Outdoor will reward the staff with an additional $150,00zero, with half of the earnings going to the crew.
If a driver wins all three events, he/she is topped the Triple Truck Challenge champion and will receive a further $300,00zero, bringing the full to $500,000 in prize cash.

The “Triple Truck Challenge” is new to the collection in 2019, the special bonus program takes place at three consecutive races – Texas (June 7), Iowa (June 15) and World Broad Know-how at Gateway (June 22). All drivers earning collection points are eligible and drivers who win one of many three races obtain a $50,00zero bonus.

Deja vu for Moffitt?

Last yr’s NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway served as a homecoming for Grimes, Iowa, native Brett Moffitt.

Then driving for Hattori Racing Enterprises, Moffitt gained his second of six wins on the yr en route to profitable the 2018 Gander Vans championship as John Hunter Nemechek ran out of gasoline on the final lap. That win also marks Moffitt’s lone Gander Truck visit to the monitor.

This season, he transitioned to GMS Racing however continues to be in search of his first win of the yr.

Moffitt has 45 collection begins underneath his belt with seven wins, 20 prime fives, 24 prime 10s and one pole. Although he has yet to win a race this season, he has finished in the prime-five 4 occasions, including a pair of runner-up finishes at Las Vegas and Dover – the place he started from the pole.

Enfinger maintains hold on points lead over Friesen

Probably the most constant parts of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Vans Series has been the pair of names atop the factors standings. ThorSport Racing’s Grant Enfinger has held onto the lead over Halmar Friesen Racing’s Stewart Friesen, extending the advantage to 37 points after Texas.

Also, consistent has been Enfinger on the monitor – although he lacks the visit to Victory Lane that he so wishes. He solely has one finish outdoors the top 10 this yr, an 11th-place effort at Las Vegas. And he’s recorded 5 prime-5 finishes within the nine races this season.

Enfinger has a pair of begins at this weekend’s Midwest monitor, ending fourth in 2017 and 11th in final season’s outing.

Friesen had a uncommon stumble at Texas final week as his race ended early after hitting the wall while battling eventual race winner Greg Biffle for the lead, relegating him to a 20th-place end. General, he has had a strong season, finishing runner-up within the first trip to Texas and third at Charlotte. He has 4 prime-five and 5 top-10 finishes this season.

In his lone visit to Iowa Speedway, last yr, Friesen started fifth and crossed the road in ninth place.

The “Watermelon Man” is up for the challenge

Ross Chastain has appeared on extra NASCAR national collection entry lists this season than another driver – actually, he raced in all 36 races throughout the Monster Power Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series up till sitting out the Cup race at Michigan this past weekend.

And last week the driving force of the No. 44 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet announced that, starting with Texas, he was opting to compete for Gander Vans points for the rest of the 2019 season – switching over from incomes factors within the Xfinity Series.

He has competed in every Gander Vans race this season, posting a mean finish of 6.eight and profitable the race at Kansas. Nevertheless, not one of the results previous to Texas rely in the direction of his Playoff potential as he began from “zero” with the change.

The Florida native has a large, but not insurmountable, mountain to climb so as to qualify for the Gander Vans Playoffs. Chastain must work his method into the highest 20 in factors (he at present sits 64 factors again from 20th place) and win (another) race in the ultimate seven contests of the regular season to have a shot at postseason glory.

And it’s totally attainable he will do this. Arising this weekend is a monitor where Chastain has discovered success behind the wheel of a truck. During his first four races at the monitor in 2012 and 2013, he had a mean finish of 10.5 – highlighted by a pole in the second race of 2013 and a second-place finish in that same begin.

(Last yr, suspension points ended his day early at Iowa, hurting his general common end at the monitor and dropping it to 14.four.)

General at Iowa, Chastain has the one prime-5 end and has led 116 laps – all in that second-place effort. On the season, he’s posted three prime-5 finishes and has landed within the prime 10 in all nine races up to now.

Iowa Speedway Quick Details

As the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Series heads to Iowa Speedway for the first time this season, listed here are some quick details that it is best to have in mind.

Monitor Length: .875 mile (7/eight mile)
Race Length: 175 miles (200 laps)
Monitor Width: 60 ft with 20-foot apron
Grandstand Seating Capability: 24,000
Diploma of Banking on Turns: 12, 13, 14 levels (progressive)
Degree of Banking on Frontstretch: 10 levels
Degree of Banking on Backstretch: four levels
Size of Frontstretch: 1,zero75 ft
Size of Backstretch: 869 ft
Most Wins: 2 (Erik Jones, Timothy Peters)
Most Poles: 1 (nine drivers)

Parade Laps: Insights ahead of this week’s driver media breakouts

Five drivers from the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series – Niece Motorsports driver Ross Chastain, ThorSport Racing driver Grant Enfinger, Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Todd Gilliland, Hattori Racing Enterprises driver Austin Hill and GMS Racing driver Brett Moffitt. These 5 drivers are getting ready for the M&M’s 200 introduced by Casey’s Basic Store this Saturday, June 15, at eight:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Ross Chastain (No. 44 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado)

Birthdate: Dec 4, 1992

Driver’s Age: 26

Hometown: Alva, Fla.

Hobbies: Farming Watermelons

Workforce: Niece Motorsports

Crew Chief: Phil Gould

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Profession Highlights:

In 2019, he gained his first profession NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway
In 2013, he gained his first profession NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series poles at Iowa Speedway and ISM Raceway.
In 2011, he made his NASCAR nationwide collection debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway.
2019 Season Highlights:

Gained his first profession Gander Vans race at Kansas Speedway
In 9 begins this season he has three prime-5 finishes and nine prime 10s.
He has led 66 laps this season.
Iowa Speedway Performance:

He has mad e five collection begins at Iowa posting one prime-five end (2013)
Gained pole in 2013 for Brad Keselowski Racing

Grant Enfinger (No. 98 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150)

Birthdate: January 22, 1985

Driver’s Age: 34

Hometown: Kannapolis, NC

Hobbies: Fishing, Outside actions, Engaged on automobiles

Staff: ThorSport Racing

Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Profession Highlights:

In 2018, he captured his first NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Playoff berth and completed fifth in the last factors standings, one of the best of his career to date in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series.
In 2017, he completed 11th in the ultimate standings in his rookie season in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series.
In 2016, he claimed his first career NASCAR national collection win at Talladega Superspeedway.
In 2016, posted his first NASCAR national collection profession pole for the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series season opener at Daytona.
In 2010, he made his NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series debut at Talladega Superspeedw ay
2019 Season Highlights:

Current NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver factors standings leader by 37 factors over second-place Stewart Friesen.
In 9 begins this season he has posted 5 prime fives and eight prime 10s.
He has led 110 laps this season.
Iowa Speedway Efficiency:

He has made two collection begins at Iowa, posting one top-10 finish

Todd Gilliland (No. four Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra)

Birthdate: Might 15, 2000

Driver’s Age: 19

Hometown: Sherrills Ford, NC

Hobbies: Video games, Spending time with household & pals

Group: Kyle Busch Motorsports

Crew Chief: Michael Shelton

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Profession Highlights:

In 2018, he competed in 19 races finishing 10th in the championship factors and recorded career-highs in prime fives (four) and prime 10s (nine).
In 2017, he made his NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series debut at Dover Worldwide Speedway for Kyle Busch Motorsports. In complete, made six begins, posting two prime fives and three prime 10s
2019 Season Highlights:

At present ninth in NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver championship level standings
In 9 begins this season he has posted one prime 5 and four prime 10s.
He has led 39 laps this season.
Iowa Speedway Efficiency:

Made first Gander Outside Truck Series start in 2018
Gained NASCAR Okay&N Professional Series West race in 2017 & 2016

Austin Hill (No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota Tundra)

Birthdate: April 21, 1994

Driver’s Age: 25

Hometown: Winston, GA

Hobbies: Searching, spending time with family and boating

Group: Hattori Racing Enterprises

Crew Chief: Scott Zipadelli

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Career Highlights:

2019 marks Hill’s second full-time season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Vans Series.
He made his Gander Vans debut in 2014 at Martinsville, ending 26th.
Completed 11th in 2018 NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Championship factors, his first full season.
2019 Season Highlights:

At present seventh in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series points standings.
Recorded his first career win at the season-opener at Daytona.
In nine begins this season he has posted one win (Daytona), two prime 10s a mean end of 11.8.
Iowa Speedway Efficiency:

Hill has made one previous start on the 7/8-mile monitor, last season, when he started 18th and completed 14th

Brett Moffitt (No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado)

Birthdate: August 7, 1992

Driver’s Age: 26

Hometown: Grimes, Iowa

Workforce: GMS Racing

Crew Chief: Jerry Baxter

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Profession Highlights:

Last season, Moffitt drove Hattori Racing Enterprise’s No. 16 Toyota to 6 wins, main the best way for the first career NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series championship for both Moffitt and HRE.
Gained his first NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race in 2016, taking house the checkers at Michigan for Pink Horse Racing.
Made probably the most of his six NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series starts in 2016, with three prime-three finishes and four prime 10s.
In 2013, entered the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series scene with a pair of begins (Kentucky and Michigan).
2019 Season Highlights:

At present fourth in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series factors.
In nine starts this season he has pos ted four prime fives and a mean finish of 10.4
Has led 125 laps this season.
Iowa Speedway Efficiency:

Gained the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck collection race in 2018
Gained the NASCAR Okay&N Pro Series East race in 2011