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Post-Race Reactions: John Deere Dealers 250
Edwards, Sorenson and Sadler comment on an exciting and challenging race in Iowa .
2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standings
MORE: Monster Energy Series owner standings " Camping World owner standings Rank Owner Car # Points Ldr Nxt Race Wins Stage Wins Playoff Points Attempts 1 Roger Penske 22 441 0 0 0 3 3 10 2 Joe Gibbs 20 388 -53 -53 2 2 12 10 3 Chip Ganassi 42 357 -84 -31 2 1 11 10 4 Richard Childress 2 337 -104 -20 0 1 1 10 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1 332 -109 -5 0 2 2 10 6 Kelley Earnhardt-Miller 7 326 -115 -6 1 2 7 10 7 J D Gibbs 18 315 -126 -11 1 3 3 10 8 Richard Childress 3 291 -150 -24 0 0 0 10 9 Rick Hendrick 9 275 -166 -16 0 1 1 10 10 Richard Childress 21 253 -188 -22 0 1 1 10 11 Jack Roush 6 249 -192 -4 0 0 0 10 12 Jack Roush 16 237 -204 -12 1 0 5 10 13 Chip Ganassi 48 229 -212 -8 0 0 0 10 14 Joe Gibbs 19 227 -214 -2 0 0 0 10 15 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5 225 -216 -2 0 0 0 10 16 Matt Kaulig 11 220 -221 -5 0 0 0 10 17 Gene Haas 00 209 -232 -11 0 0 0 10 18 James Whitener 28 191 - 250 -18 0 0 0 10 19 Fred Biagi 98 177 -264 -14 1 1 6 8 20 Maria Gonzalez Hernandez 24 158 -283 -19 0 0 0 10 21 Mark Smith 14 155 -286 -3 0 0 0 10 22 Rod Sieg 39 155 -286 0 0 0 0 10 23 Richard Childress 33 154 -287 -1 0 0 0 10 24 Richard Childress 62 149 -292 -5 0 0 0 10 25 Tony Stewart 41 138 -303 -11 0 2 2 3 26 Tony Clements 51 135 -306 -3 0 0 0 10 27 Maurice Gallagher Jr. 23 132 -309 -3 0 0 0 10 28 Jimmy Means 52 126 -315 -6 0 0 0 10 29 Gary Keller 4 122 -319 -4 0 0 0 10 30 Roger Penske 12 121 -320 -1 2 1 11 3 31 Gary Cogswell 0 118 -323 -3 0 0 0 10 32 Johnny Davis 01 117 -324 -1 0 0 0 10 33 Michelle Gosselin 90 109 -332 -8 0 0 0 10 34 Danielle Long 40 93 -348 -16 0 0 0 10 35 Jessica Smith-Mcleod 99 92 -349 -1 0 0 0 10 36 Bobby Dotter 07 91 -350 -1 0 0 0 10 37 Rick Hendrick 88 82 -359 -9 0 0 0 2 38 Jessica Smith-Mcleod 8 82 -359 0 0 0 0 10 39 Bj McLeod 78 49 -392 -33 0 0 0 10 40 Rick Gdovic 146 47 -394 -2 0 0 0 3 41 Danielle Long 13 33 -408 -14 0 0 0 10 42 Mike Harmon 74 29 -412 -4 0 0 0 10 43 Lynn Cockrum 25 16 -425 -13 0 0 0 3 44 Maurice Gallagher Jr 96 12 -429 -4 0 0 0 1 45 Mark Smith 44 10 -431 -2 0 0 0 1 46 Pamela Sieg 93 8 -433 -2 0 0 0 8 47 Cindy Shepherd 89 4 -437 -4 0 0 0 7 48 Victor Obaika 97 4 -437 0 0 0 0 6 49 Craig Martins 45 0 -441 -4 0 0 0 1 50 Victor Obaika 177 0 -441 0 0 0 0 1
Sisters Paige, Claire Decker attempt XFINITY Series race at Iowa
The Decker sisters -- Paige, 23, and Claire, 21 -- were back on a NASCAR national series track at Iowa Speedway this weekend as they attempted to qualify for Sunday's American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.) Competing for Obaika Racing, Claire piloted the No. 77 Vroom Brands Chevrolet, and Paige drove the No. 97 Vroom Brands Chevrolet. This was the sisters' attempt at a NASCAR XFINITY Series debut. ( UPDATE: Paige Decker qualified for Sunday's race while Claire did not. Paige finished in 31st place Sunday at Iowa after being forced to head to the garage with a mechanical failure.) It's happening! Get in on the hype as Paige and Claire prepare to tear up the track at Iowa for Xfinity Debut... https://t.co/VG8qYmyucC — ObaikaRacing (@ObaikaRacing) June 16, 2016 Both sisters, from Eagle River, Wisconsin, qualified for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' Alpha Energy Solutions 250 in April at Martinsville. In just the second time that sisters ever competed in a Truck Series race, Paige finished 25th and Claire 27th. Claire Decker will compete in Saturday night's Speediatrics 200 Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after qualifying 32nd. She is driving Jennifer Jo Cobb 's No. 10 Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet. Their cousin, Natalie Decker, failed to qualify for that event. Natalie and Claire are both NASCAR Drive for Diversity alumni.
Erik Jones wins pole for XFINITY Series race at Iowa
RELATED: Full lineup for Sunday's race Erik Jones won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award on Saturday at Iowa Speedway for Sunday's NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1). This is the Joe Gibbs Racing driver's sixth pole award of the season and the ninth of his XFINITY Series career. Jones also won the pole for last year's race at Iowa and finished third, a career-best at the .88-mile track. Recent winner and XFINITY Series points leader Daniel Suarez will line up second to his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate. Sam Hornish Jr ., Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler complete the starting top five on the leaderboard. Ben Kennedy , who is making his XFINITY Series debut and led both practices on Friday, will line up sixth. Sisters Claire and Paige Decker were attempting to qualify for their first XFINITY Series event on Saturday, but only Paige made the starting lineup. Paige will line up 40th in her No. 97 Chevrolet on Sunday. The only previous winners in the field are Brad Keselowski , Sadler and Hornish Jr.
JGR pit crews make swap in-race at Iowa
RELATED: Complete race results " Watch final laps NEWTON, Iowa -- Pit crew swaps mid-race are not common in NASCAR, but Joe Gibbs Racing made a change around the halfway point of Sunday's XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway that ultimately benefitted race-winner Sam Hornish Jr . With teammate Daniel Suarez 's No. 19 crew routinely beating Hornish's No. 18 off pit road and Erik Jones 's No. 20 running several laps down due to a fuel pickup issue, an opportunity presented itself. The Nos. 18 and 20 pit crews swapped teams. "I kind of talked to Steve (deSouza, executive vice president of NASCAR XFINITY /Development for Joe Gibbs Racing )," Chris Gayle, crew chief of the No. 18 team said after the race. "Once we knew the 20 was down -- they weren't going to be a factor in the race ... We had just struggled. Iowa's always tough because we're spoiled with having our (Sprint) Cup pit crews on normal weekends. The non-companions, we don’t have any familiarity with the pit crews we really use for these. "The 19 had beaten us on a couple stops earlier and it had gotten down to where there is one stop left and if it's us and the 19 racing, I'm going to lose to them off pit road because they've beaten me in three previous stops. So to not do anything is going to be my fault." Serving as the liaison, deSouza went between the two teams as the swap was contemplated. "I went to talk to the 20 crew chief (Chris Gabehart) and say, 'Hey if we want to implement something like this are you good with it?' I went to him first," deSouza told NASCAR.com. "And he said, 'Listen, we are laps down. Whatever you think is the best thing to do, do it.' " The switch Sunday proved successful as Hornish went on to win his first NASCAR race since the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway . He led 183 of the 250 laps in the race, including the final 111 circuits. Suarez, last week's winner at Michigan, finished in fourth and left Iowa still holding the lead in points. Jones finished 27th, seven laps down. Gayle pulled the move out of a playbook even six-time champion crew chief Chad Knaus has used. One of the most well-known pit swaps came at Texas Motor Speedway in the fall 2010 race between the Hendrick Motorsports teams of Jeff Gordon (No. 24) and Jimmie Johnson (No. 48). The teams swapped pit crews mid-race after Gordon was involved in a crash in the race. Johnson went on to catch JGR's Denny Hamlin for the title in the final two races when the switch was made permanent. The race win was the ninth victory for JGR in 14 XFINITY Series races this season.
What rust? Hornish stomps field en route to Iowa win
RELATED: Complete race results NEWTON, Iowa -- Sam Hornish Jr ., who hadn’t been in a car in 210 days, gave himself the perfect Father’s Day present on Sunday -- a dominant victory in the sixth annual NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway . Hornish, who last competed in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway , received a call Monday from Joe Gibbs Racing to substitute for injured driver Matt Tifft . He made the most of the opportunity, picking up his fourth career XFINITY Series win and second at Iowa . Overall, it was JGR’s ninth triumph in 14 races this season. “I don’t know, it doesn’t get much better than that,” said an emotional Hornish in Victory Lane. “Just gotta thank Toyota, everyone from Joe Gibbs Racing for getting me out here and giving me this opportunity. Got my wife and kids here, it’s the first time the kids got to be here for one of dad’s wins. “I can’t tell you what this means to me. I worked so hard to try to get a win when I had my kids here. Gotta thank God. He makes things happen. I was so nervous on Friday getting into the car thinking I’m going to make a mistake, and man, to go out there and win the way that we did. Just can’t say anything more about it." Ty Dillon attempted to make a charge on Hornish on a Lap 224 restart, but settled for second, finishing ahead of Brad Keselowski . "I don't know, I guess we just needed to be a little bit better,” Dillon said. “The No. 18 (Hornish) was so dominant on the bottom (groove). I thought, obviously, we were the best car on the top (groove). "Just needed a little bit more speed. I'm proud of my guys. We were kind of a mid-pack car and did what we needed to do to put ourselves in position -- something we talked about all week -- and we did a great job." Hornish took the lead from last week’s XFINITY Series winner Daniel Suarez on Lap 24, setting the tone that the Joe Gibbs Racing cars were going to be hard to beat. The two drivers swapped the lead on pit road on two occasions before several competitors elected to use varying pit strategies following the event’s third caution on Lap 126. Hornish restarted sixth, but only took 13 laps to get back to the race lead, passing Suarez on Lap 139 and never relinquishing. Championship contender Erik Jones , who scored his fifth pole of 2016, had to drop to the rear before the race for an unapproved body modification. Jones, however, was never a factor as he battled fuel pressure issues, finishing 27th. The NASCAR XFINITY Series takes a week off before returning to Daytona International Speedway on July 1 for the running of the Subway Firecracker 250 .
Cobb, John Hunter Nemechek lead 'Dega practices
Practice 2 recap " Practice 2 results Jennifer Jo Cobb led the final Camping World Truck Series practice at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, putting up a high speed of 182.965 mph on Lap 9 out of 11. This is Cobb's fifth start at the famous 2.5-mile superspeedway and she is without a pole in her Truck Series career. Coming up short to Cobb was Austin Hill at 182.954 mph. Terry Jones, (182.954 mph), Bobby Gerhart (182.926 mph) and past Talladega winner Johnny Sauter (182.762 mph) round out the top-five fastest on the leaderboard. Timothy Peters is the defending race winner at the track and was 11th-fastest in the closing practice. The Red Horse Racing driver was third-fastest in the first session. Eighteen-year-old John Hunter Nemechek led the series' opening session on Friday, but did not come out for the second session. There was one caution brought out in the final minutes of practice for fluid on the track. The Camping World Truck Series returns to the track tomorrow for Keystone Light Pole Qualifying at 10:30 a.m. ET (FS1). The fred's 250 presented by Coca-Cola begins Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (FOX). Practice 1 recap " Practice 1 results John Hunter Nemechek led the opening Camping World Truck Series practice at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, notching a top speed of 191.608 mph on his 15th lap out of 21 total. This is the 18-year-old driver's first start at the Alabama track. John Wes Townley came up short to Nemechek, and was second-fastest at 191.604 mph. Defending race winner Timothy Peters was third-fastest at 191.528 mph. Truck Series points leader Erik Jones (190.189 mph) and Ben Kennedy (188.947 mph) round out the top-five fastest on the leaderboard. One caution came out during the 55-minute practice for debris on the track. Aside from Peters, the only other past Talladega winner in the field is Johnny Sauter who was seventh-fastest (188.907 mph) in the opening session. The Camping World Truck Series returns to the track today at 3 p.m. ET for final practice before Saturday's Keystone Light Pole Qualifying at 10:30 a.m. ET (FOX Sports 1). The series' fred's 250 presented by Coca-Cola begins Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (FOX).
GarageCam replay: Marathon weekend
Matthew Dillner tours the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600 in GarageCam, presented by Mobil 1.
Full schedule for Iowa
The NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at Iowa Speedway this week, while the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off. Check out the full weekend schedule below. Note: All times are ET SUNDAY, JUNE 19: -- 1:30:00 Intro Presentation of Colors: Iowa National Guard -- 1:30:10 Intro Moment of Silence -- 1:30:20 Invocation by : Brian Keeton, Chaplin, Iowa Speedway Ministries -- 1:30:45 Intro National Anthem -- 1:31:00 National Anthem by : Specialist Mark Meier from the 34th Army Band -- 1:32:15 Fly- By TOT: KC Flight Formation Team (Turn 4 to Turn 1) -- 1:37:15 "Drivers, start your engines by : grand marshal Chris Schwarck, Board Member of Absolute Energy and Big River Resources -- 1:44:15: Green Flag -- American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen ( 250 laps, 218.75 miles), FS1 ( Results ) DAILY ROUNDUP -- Hornish wins as fill-in at Iowa -- Jones faces fuel cell problem at Iowa FRIDAY, JUNE 17: -- 3-4:25 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first practice, FS2 ( Results ) -- 4:30-5:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series first practice, FS2, moves to FS1 at 5 p.m. ( Results ) -- 6-6:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1 ( Results ) -- 7-7:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, FS1 ( Results ) DAILY ROUNDUP -- Kennedy tops first two NXS practices -- ThorSport teams ready for Iowa despite shop fire -- Chase outlook for drivers on the bubble -- Jonas brother a Dale Jarrett fan? -- German vacation with Junior and Amy -- Decker sisters try to make NXS race -- No place like Iowa for Byron SATURDAY, JUNE 18: -- 4:45 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FS2 ( Results ) -- 6:45 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1. ( Results ) -- 8:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Speediatrics 200 (200 laps, 175 miles), FS1 ( Results ) DAILY ROUNDUP -- Byron wins second consecutive Truck Series race -- Hornish Jr. returns, no sign of rust -- Kennedy is fast learner and just plain fast -- Bowman's back and hungry for more
Kenny Wallace adds K&N Grand Marshal to Iowa weekend duties
He also makes his driving finale in Iowa XFINITY Series race RELATED: Iowa to mark Wallace's last start " Matt will race against uncle Kenny The Iowa race weekend is becoming a Wallace family festival, with Kenny Wallace adding grand marshal for the #ThanksKenny 150 to his duties. Wallace announced earlier that the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 1, would be his last start. And he will be joined in that race by fellow driver Matt Wallace , Kenny's nephew and Mike's son. The US Cellular 250 presented by New Holland will be Matt Wallace 's second start in a national series. Kenny Wallace , the all-time leader in career NASCAR XFINITY Series starts (546), will say those famous words at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West race Friday night, July 31 at 9 p.m. ET. The K&N Series also is honoring Wallace by naming the 150-miler the #ThanksKenny 150 as a tribute to Wallace’s 26-year NASCAR career. "When Kenny revealed that his last NASCAR race would come at Iowa Speedway, we gave serious thought to how we could best recognize his accomplishments. We knew we had to put together a celebration as big as his personality," said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. "It doesn’t get much bigger than having a race named in your honor. That is something that will live on as long as we keep records, and Kenny Wallace is a person who is truly deserving of that distinction." As grand marshal, Wallace will say the four most famous words in racing -- "Drivers, start your engines!" prior to the start of the race. Following the race, Wallace will be in Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane to present the trophy to the winner. "I love connecting with fans from all over the world on social media sites, so when I was told about the hashtag (#ThanksKenny), it really made me smile and laugh at the same time," said Wallace, who announced on Twitter he would be piloting the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing at the in the U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by New Holland (Aug. 1, 8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network, MRN, SiriusXM). "I'm really excited to give the command to 'start your engines' on Friday night. That’s definitely something new for me," Wallace said. "But I already have a plan on how I’m going to say it, and of course it will be funny." Wallace has served as a NASCAR analyst for FOX Sports, appearing on FOX Sports 1's "NASCAR RaceDay" and "NASCAR Victory Lane" programs. He also does a "Herman Unplugged" feature, offering his opinions on the hot topics in the sport, for NASCAR Illustrated that appears on NASCAR.com. The No. 20 XFINITY Series car has seen five drivers take turns behind the wheel this season for JGR. Erik Jones has made nine starts, Matt Kenseth three, Denny Hamlin three and Ross Kenseth and David Ragan have each made one start in the car. Jones won at Texas, while Hamlin won at Richmond and New Hampshire. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule