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Justin Allgaier swept both stages of the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen on Sunday at Iowa Speedway to score his second win of the year. Allgaier, driving the No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, led the field for 182 of the 250 laps and held off Christopher Bell’s challenge for the top spot in the closing laps. The win will mark the seventh trip to victory lane for Allgaier in the series.

Christopher Bell had a long afternoon at the small oval as he started at the rear of the field. Bell was one of two drivers who had issues getting through pre-qualifying inspection and wasn’t able to participate in round one of qualifying. As a result, Bell started 39th out of 40 cars on the starting grid. The other driver not posting a lap was Ryan Reed. Reed started 40th and took his No. 16 Ford to a 17th place finish.  

The driver of the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing finished sixth in stage one and third in stage two. Bell now has eight top five and eight top 10 finishes along with a win at Richmond International Raceway going into the off weekend.

As for race-winner Justin Allgaier, he’ll have seven top five and nine top 10 finishes along with two wins going into his home track at Chicagoland Speedway in two weeks.

Second-place starter Daniel Hemric rounded out the top three finishers. The North Carolina native ended stage one sitting third on the leaderboard and runner-up in stage two behind Allgaier. The young racer now has seven top five and 10 top 10 finishes this year.

Cole Custer and Brandon Jones rounded out the top five.

Ty Majeski took home his first top 10 finish of the season on Sunday after a seventh-place finish in the No. 60 Ford with Roush-Fenway Racing. In his last start at Charlotte, after not finishing due to a crash in three consecutive starts, Majeski took home a finish of 22nd.

Austin Cindric started on the pole after posting a 23.971, 131.409 in the final round of knockout qualifying earlier in the day. Cindric went on to lead the field for 58 circuits and went on to post an 11th place finish on Sunday. Making his 15th career NASCAR XFINITY Series start, Cindric finished second in stage one and fifth in stage two.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will take a weekend off before heading to Chicagoland Speedway. The Overton’s 300 on June 17 will air live on NBCSN and MRN Radio at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Spencer Boyd and SS Greenlight Racing are humbled to announce associate sponsor KickAss Beef Jerky has extended their partnership with the race team for the remainder of the 2018 season. The relationship began with a three race deal starting at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway on June 2, 2018. KickAss Beef Jerky was founded in the 1950's by Charles Littel. 
 
Littel started KickAss Beef Jerky by producing and selling it out of his own butcher shop in Sauk City, Wisconsin. In 2017 the family business was taken over by fourth generation, Jeremy Littel. Jeremy has worked tirelessly to bring KickAss products into 16 states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan.

"I'm really excited to continue this relationship with KickAss Beef Jerky," says Boyd. "I've had a lot of fun getting to know the whole KickAss family and representing their brand at the race track. Everyone loves the product and I especially enjoy watching fans' reactions when trying the beef jerky. I'm thankful we extended this partnership, especially because I've been going through a lot of KickAss beef jerky lately." 
 
KickAss Beef Jerky owner, Jeremy Littel, commented on the extended partnership with Boyd, “Spencer is one of the best at social media and interacting with fans, so when I saw the opportunity to extend our partnership with him, I knew we needed to take advantage! Spencer fits the mold of what KickAss is all about, which is a hard work ethic, but having a lot of fun along the way. We're excited to be associated with Spencer and his SS Greenlight Racing Team for these additional races."  
 
KickAss Beef Jerky will ride along with Spencer Boyd and the No.76 Grunt Style Camaro this weekend at Iowa Raceway. They will return to the car at select races throughout the remainder of the 2018 campaign. Go to kickassbeefjerky.com to check out their product line up and don't forget to use BOYD10 for 10% off select KickAss snacks.

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Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro, has a lot of confidence going into Sunday’s Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway.

Last year’s June NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway was one of the best in JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team history with Smithley finishing in tenth place and his teammate, Ross Chastain, finishing in fourth place.

“I’ve been really looking forward to going back to Iowa,” said Smithley. “We had such a good run there last year, and my ‘Number Nuthin’’ team has had some really great races this season, so I’m really excited for Sunday.”

NASCAR Xfinity Series practice is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. CT Saturday. Qualifying will start at 1:35 p.m. CT on Sunday, and the Iowa 250 will get the green flag at 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. ET) on FS1.

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Vinnie Miller, driver of the No. 01 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro, is excited for the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen, his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway.  

Miller has raced at Iowa Speedway twice in other series. Last year in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Miller started in second place and finished sixth in his first start at Iowa Speedway. Later that year, Miller returned to Iowa in the K&N Pro Series East race, in which he started the race 19th and finished 26th after having to pit for a flat tire while running in ninth place.

“I’m excited to go back to Iowa Speedway,” said Miller. “I’ve talked to my JD Motorsports teammates and some other friends that have run in an (NASCAR) Xfinity car there. They’ve told me that it will race differently than the ARCA (Racing Series presented by Menards) and the K&N (NASCAR K&N Pro Series) cars. I had success at Iowa in both those cars, so I’m anxious to get out there and see what we can do to have another good run for JD Motorsports.”

NASCAR Xfinity Series practice is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. CT Saturday. Qualifying will start at 1:35 p.m. CT on Sunday, and the Iowa 250 will get the green flag at 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. ET) on FS1.

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A lot of eyes will be on Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro, as he competes in the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway, one year after his career best finish.

Last year’s June NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway was one of the best in JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team history with Chastain finishing in fourth place, his first career top-five.

“This is one of the races that I’ve been really looking forward to this year,” said Chastain. “There’s a lot of pressure going into this one. After the way we ran last year, expectations are through the roof, but my No. 4 team has a great car ready for me to go race. We’re going to give it everything we’ve got and, hopefully, top what we did last year.”

NASCAR Xfinity Series practice is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. CT Saturday. Qualifying will start at 1:35 p.m. CT on Sunday, and the Iowa 250 will get the green flag at 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. ET) on FS1.

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B.J. McLeod will be joining team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller this weekend at Iowa Speedway. McLeod will pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro for Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa 250 presented by Enogen.

McLeod has raced at Iowa Speedway five times in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

“I’m honored to be racing for JD Motorsports this weekend,” said McLeod. “I raced go-karts for Johnny (Davis, team owner) back in the early 90’s, and I have a lot of respect for him and his team. I’m excited to work with the No. 15 team this weekend, and I’m hoping to bring home a good finish for everyone.”

NASCAR Xfinity Series practice is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. CT Saturday. Qualifying will start at 1:35 p.m. CT on Sunday, and the Iowa 250 will get the green flag at 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m.ET) on FS1.

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Gase & Go Green Racing will load up and head to Gase's home track in Iowa Speedway. At the track Gase will be sporting the Iowa Donor Network logo on his hood and two honorees. One being his mother, Mary Gase, who helped save and improve the lives of 66 people by being a organ, eye, and tissue donor, along side Cooper Vozza. Cooper is a kidney recipient and to make the story even more amazing he received this precious gift from his uncle who became a living donor to save Cooper's life. Cooper and his family, including his uncle, will join Gase & the team at the track on Sunday watching the race from the teams pit box.

This Saturday will be Gase's 14th start at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Joey made his NASCAR XFINITY Series (then named the Nationwide Series) debut at his home track back in 2011 driving for Archie St. Hilaire. In his debut, he gained 14 spots and tallied his first career top 20 finish coming in 20th in front of his hometown crowd. Not only did Joey make his first XFINITY start at Iowa, but Joey has been racing at the Iowa Speedway since he was 15 years old.  He's been racing late models at the track since his teenage years giving him a slight edge on the competition with experience. "I'm always excited to get back home where my NASCAR career started," said Gase. "It's always special when I can have all my family and friends come out to the track and have the hometown support."

Haulers enter the track on Friday evening. Practice for the Iowa 250 begins Saturday afternoon at 3:05pm ET on FS2. Gase and team will look to bounce back strong in front of his hometown crowd.

TV/Radio:
The Iowa 250 can be seen live on Sunday, June 17th on FS1. Race coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET. You can also listen in live on MRN Radio, as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.

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DATE

RACE

Sat, Feb 16, 2019

Daytona

Sat, Feb 23, 2019

Atlanta

Sat, Mar 2, 2019

Las Vegas

Sat, Mar 9, 2019

Phoenix

Sat, Mar 16, 2019

California

Sat, Mar 30, 2019

Texas

Sat, Apr 6, 2019

Bristol

Fri, Apr 12, 2019

Richmond

Sun, Apr 21, 2019

OFF WEEK - EASTER

Sat, Apr 27, 2019

Talladega

Sat, May 4, 2019

Dover

Sat, May 25, 2019

Charlotte

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Pocono

Sat, Jun 8, 2019

Michigan

Sun, Jun 16, 2019

Iowa

Sat, Jun 29, 2019

Chicagoland

Fri, Jul 5, 2019

Daytona

Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Kentucky

Sat, Jul 20, 2019

New Hampshire

Sat, Jul 27, 2019

Iowa

Sat, Aug 3, 2019

Watkins Glen

Sat, Aug 10, 2019

Mid-Ohio

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Bristol

Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Road America

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Darlington

Sat, Sep 7, 2019

Indianapolis

Sat, Sep 14, 2019

Las Vegas

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Richmond

Sat, Sep 28, 2019

Charlotte

Sat, Oct 5, 2019

Dover

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Kansas

Sat, Nov 2, 2019

Texas

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

Phoenix

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Miami-Homestead

On the first of September the NASCAR XFINITY Series & Go Green Racing will make their way to Darlington Raceway. However, you will notice that the teams may look a little different. That's because every year for the past four years Darlington has played host to NASCAR''s Throwback weekend. Every year teams across the sport choose a popular paint scheme from past decades. This year NASCAR has opened it up to any paint scheme from any decade in honor of their 70th birthday.

With NASCAR opening up their schemes to any decade, Gase wanted to make his scheme extra special. "I want to honor my dad who's been there every step of the way and helped me get to where I am today. So I want to run one of his paint schemes that he used to run on his cars that he raced back at our local track, Hawkeye Downs Speedway," said Gase. Last week he turned to his fans to help him decide between two of his fathers old paint schemes, the 2003 Purple & Black Modified or the 1994 Blue & White Late Model. 

Gase closed the polls on his social media pages last Thursday at 5:00pm. After tallying up all the votes between Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook they had over 500 votes. Later that night he announced that the fans had favored the 2003 Black & Purple Championship Modified scheme over the 1994 Blue & White Late Model. After announcing the winning scheme Gase added, "I couldn't be happier to be running this scheme. This is the scheme I think of the most when I think of my dads old racing days and I had a lot of fans reaching out to be saying the same."

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