NXS: Justin Allgaier Dominates Iowa 250 at Iowa Speedway
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.
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