GMS Racing NCWTS Iowa Recap

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Johnny Sauter, No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet


START: 7th



Notes & Quotes:

- After earning his eighth top- five finish in nine races this season, Sauter holds a 71-point lead over second-place Noah Gragson in the NCWTS driver championship point standings.

Quote: “This was a frustrating day to say the least. We just had no grip whatsoever, but our truck was fast, so if we had been able to figure out how to tighten it up, I think we would have been contending for the win. With that being said, there’s nothing bad about a top-five and this team is continuing to show our strength.”


Cody Coughlin, No. 2 Chevrolet


START: 14th


POINTS: 11th

Notes & Quotes:

- Coughlin's seventh-place finish Saturday night is a track-best finish for him at Iowa Speedway.

- After his seventh-place finish, Coughlin remains 11th in the NCWTS driver points standings.

Quote: "Tonight was a good points race for us. We are really doing a good job getting top-10 finishes practically every week. Our next goal is to run consistently in the top-five and then eventually get the win. I can't thank Jerry (Baxter, crew chief) and my entire GMS Racing team enough for all of their hard work and perseverance."


Justin Haley, No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet


START: 6th

FINISH: 16th


Notes & Quotes:

- Earning valuable stage points throughout the night before alternator issues, Haley held on to his eighth-place position in the NCWTS driver point standings, still above The Playoff cut line.

Quote: Tonight isn't the night we wanted by far, but some things are out of our control. Our No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy was fast all weekend but a broken alternator ended our chances at the finish we deserved. I can't thank my guys enough for the hard work they put in to still get us a solid finish and salvage points. Now it's on to tomorrow and getting ready to make my first Xfinity start."


Dalton Sargeant, No. 25 Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet


START: 10th

FINISH: 19th

POINTS: 10th

Notes & Quotes:

- Following the ninth race of the season, Sargeant is 10th in the NCWTS driver point standings and second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.

Quote: “Iowa is somewhere I’ve always enjoyed racing and really thought we could pick up a good finish and some positive momentum for the Peformance Plus Motor Oil team. Unfortunately, that wasn’t meant to be. I just had no where to go and got caught up in someone else’s mess. But I think we learned a lot this weekend and this team is moving in a good direction.”

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