Preece 34th at Iowa

A mid-race accident and brake issues left Ryan Preece with a 34th-place finish in Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway.

Preece’s Chevrolet was hit by another car on a restart, and a brake caliper locked up, forcing him to the pit. He parked the Chevy with 127 laps of the race’s 250 recorded.

“A tough night for us,” Preece said. “We could have finished a lot better on a track I really like, but the contact really hurt our car. We’ll bounce back.”

Preece stayed 18th in Xfinity driver points.