Bell, Allgaier Could Be Top 2 Drivers To Beat For XFINITY Series Championship

Is a new rivalry brewing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series? On Saturday, Justin Allgaier wasn’t too happy with the way that Christopher Bell raced him in the end of the race at the Iowa Speedway. Whether you agree with him or not is a matter of perception, but we’re close to seeing a new rivalry with what’s likely going to be the top two drivers to beat for this year’s title. Yes, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Elliott Sadler have had the most success over the course of the entire…

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Iowa Announces New Date, Return To Night Race For INDYCAR’s Iowa Corn 300 In 2019

Iowa Speedway and INDYCAR officials today announced the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 will be a night race in response to overwhelming fan feedback. The Fastest Short Track on the Planet will host the event on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Fans anxious for the return of the Verizon IndyCar Series and open-wheel standouts like Ed Carpenter, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Josef Newgarden to central Iowa next summer can start making plans now. Iowa Speedway is one of the most popular stops on the INDYCAR schedule among fans and drivers.

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5 Favorites, Couple Of Sleepers For Saturday’s US Cellular 250 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series has a true standalone race weekend at the Iowa Speedway this weekend. The US Cellular 250 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be free of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers as well as NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers. With that being said, here are the top five favorites to win on Saturday afternoon. 

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5 Storylines For Saturday’s US Cellular 250 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers are in the midst of a long stretch of races which continues this weekend at the Iowa Speedway. It’s the second race of the year on the 7/8-mile short track. With that being said, here are the top five storylines for Saturday’s US Cellular 250 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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Casey Roderick To Drive No. 23 Chevrolet For GMS Racing This Weekend at Iowa

GMS Racing announced on Monday that successful short track racer, Casey Roderick will pilot the No. 23 Chevrolet Accessories Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway this weekend. No word from the team yet on why Spencer Gallagher, who was reinstated by NASCAR on July 4 will be out of the car for a second straight week. He came back for the race at the Kentucky Speedway but Johnny Sauter raced the car last weekend in New Hampshire. There was speculation that the team is…

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5 Takeaways From Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300

For the first time of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, I was watching and covering the racing from afar. It will be like that next week too as I’m still on the NASCAR side of things. Don’t worry, I’ll be back at the end of the month at Mid-Ohio. With that being said, I was able to watch the race just like everyone else on Sunday. What I saw, well there were some interesting storylines to come out of the Iowa Corn 300. Here are my main takeaways. 

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Hinchcliffe Passes Newgarden With 44 Laps Left To Win Bizarre Iowa Corn 300

I wrote earlier in the week that we shouldn’t take the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports duo lightly for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300. Just look what they’ve done in the previous ovals in 2018. James Hinchcliffe started fifth, led 20 laps and finished sixth back at the ISM Raceway in April. In Texas, he charged from his 15th starting spot to bring his No. 5 Honda home fourth. He did it again on Sunday. Hinchcliffe, started 11th but by Lap 20, he was battling for positions inside the top five. What about…

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O’Ward Closes Points Gap By Leading Flag To Flag In Iowa Victory

Pato O’Ward needed to go on a dominating race string, similar to one that his Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta did during the Month of May. Herta, caught and passed O’Ward in the Indy Lights championship standings and heading towards this weekend’s race at the Iowa Speedway he held a double digit advantage for the 2018 title. But, O’Ward started up front and did what he had to do in leading flag-to-flag in Sunday’s race on the 7/8-mile bullring. He led all 100 laps en route to his fourth career…

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Pigot’s Chance To Shine Is Now

The pressure is on Spencer Pigot this weekend at the Iowa Speedway. Pigot, in his first season as the full-time driver with Ed Carpenter Racing, has scored only two top 10 finishes in 10 tries during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While some would say he needs more time, he’s made 32 career INDYCAR starts and has seven top 10 finishes in those. I agree that the kid can be a star in this series is given the ample amount of time to adjust, but this is a cut…

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Andretti, Penske, Ganassi Cars Class Of Iowa Corn 300 Field

The Verizon IndyCar Series will take to the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). After Saturday’s first practice session and qualifying to set the field for tomorrow’s race, it’s clear that Sunday’s winner will likely come from the Andretti Autosport, Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing camps. Shocker, I know. 

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