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THE RACE: PIONEER HI-BRED 250

TRACK: Iowa Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #12 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Newton, IA

Title Sponsor: Pioneer Hi-Bred

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:16pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Central Time)

Friday, June 7th

8:00 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
9:30 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
10:00 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
2:30 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER'S MEETING, RANDOM DRAWING
3:30 PM 4:50 PM NNS PRACTICE
6:00 PM 7:20 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
7:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
9:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, June 8th

12:00 PM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
4:05 PM (5:05 PM/ET) NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
5:15 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
6:30 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:00 PM (8:00 PM) NNS RACE (250 LAPS, 218.75 MILES)
7:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Iowa race results and standings (pdf)

  • Bayne wins at Iowa: #6-Trevor Bayne won the rain-delayed Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway. #3-Austin Dillon finished second after dominating 207of the 250 laps. He was followed by #11 -Elliott Sadler, #12-Sam Hornish, #32-Kyle Larson, #2-Brian Scott, #7-Regan Smith, #31-Justin Allgaier, #22-Ryan Blaney, and #19-Mike Bliss. There were five cautions for 31 laps and 12 lead changes among four leaders. Complete results are on the Iowa race results page (pdf).(6-9-2013)

  • Iowa Race Fast Facts:
    Trevor Bayne won the 3rd Annual DuPont Pioneer 250, his second victory in 97 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in four races at Iowa Speedway.
    Austin Dillon (second) posted his third top-10 finish in five races at Iowa Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2013.
    Elliott Sadler (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in five races at Iowa Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Regan Smith leads the point standings by 23 points over Sam Hornish Jr.
    This is the 200th victory for Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Seven manufacturers have posted wins in the NNS, Ford is ranked second behind Chevrolet with 376.
    This is the fourth win for Roush Fenway Racing's No. 6 team at Iowa Speedway: three wins with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and one win with Trevor Bayne.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-9-2013)

  • Driver standings following Iowa:
    1) #7-Regan Smith 448
    2) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 425, -23
    3) #31-Justin Allgaier 404, -44
    4) #3-Austin Dillon 402, -46
    5) #11 Elliott Sadler 388, -60
    6) #77-Parker Kligerman 385, -63
    7) #20-Brian Vickers 384, -64
    8) #2-Brian Scott 381, -67
    9) #6- Trevor Bayne 368, -80
    10) #32-Kyle Larson # 361, -87
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-9-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Iowa are posted (pdf).(6-9-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Iowa: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #52, 33rd
    Caution 2: #01, 20th
    Caution 3: #31, 21st
    Caution 4: none
    Caution 5: #44, 16th
    (6-9-2013)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
info, news, speeds and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Dillon on pole at Iowa: #3-Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole for the Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 136.737mph. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. will start second. The rest of the top 10: #2-Brian Scott, #20-Brian Vickers, #7-Regan Smith, #22-Joey Logano, #11-Elliott Sadler, #60-Travis Pastrana, #54-Drew Herring, and #32-Kyle Larson. Did Not Qualify: #89-Morgan Shepherd. The starting lineup is posted on the Iowa starting lineup page (pdf).(6-8-2013)
    UPDATE: With Joey Logano having to go back to Pocono for the Cup race, Ryan Blaney will drive the #22 Sunday and will have to start at the rear of the field.(6-8-2013)

  • Iowa Qualifying Notes:
    Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 3rd Annual DuPont Pioneer 250 with a lap of 23.037 seconds, 136.737 mph.
    This is his sixth pole in 56 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his third pole and 11th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in five races at Iowa Speedway.
    Sam Hornish Jr. (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2013 and his fourth in four races at Iowa Speedway.
    Brian Scott (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Iowa Speedway. It is his seventh in 12 races this season.
    Kyle Larson (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-8-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Dillon fastest in happy hour: #3-Austin Dillon was quickest during happy hour for the Pinoeer Hi-Bred 250 with a speed of 135.884mph. He was followed by: #5-Brad Sweet, #77-Parker Kligerman, #32-Kyle Larson, #2-Brian Scott, #99-Alex Bowman, #11-Elliott Sadler, #6-Trevor Bayne, #7-Regan Smith, and #20-Brian Vickers. 39 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Iowa practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-7-2013)

  • Bowman fastest in first practice: #99-Alex Bowman was fastest during opening practice at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 135.008mph. #32-Kyle Larson was second, followed by: #29-Kenny Wallace, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #3-Austin Dillon, #98-Kevin Swindell, #33-Max Papis, #60-Travis Pastrana, #22-Joey Logano, and #7-Regan Smith. 40 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Iowa practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-7-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Pinoeer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway. A few notes:
    Brad Sweet will return to the JR Motorsports #5;
    Carl Long is listed as driver of the Rick Ware #15;
    Harrison Rhodes is back in the #23;
    Ken Butler will drive the #24 for SR2;
    Max Papis will make his 2013 debut in the Childress #33;
    Cole Whitt stays in the TriStar #44;
    Tim Schendel returns to the Jimmy Means #52;
    Drew Herring will drive the #54 for Joe Gibbs;
    Joey Gase moves back to the Go Green #79;
    Morgan Shepherd is entered again in his #89.(6-3-2013)
    UPDATE: Juan Carlos Blum will drive the #74 for Mike Harmon.(6-4-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Darryl Harr will drive the #4 for JD Motorsports; TJ Bell will be in the #42 for The Motorsports Group, and Jason Bowles has been added in the #46.(6-5-2013) See the complete list on the Iowa entry list page.

  • Nationwide Series in Prime Time at Iowa on ESPN: The NASCAR Nationwide Series competes under the lights in prime time at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Ia., on Saturday, June 8, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the 250-lap race. NASCAR Countdown airs at 7:30 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 8:15 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.(ESPN)(6-3-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 9 sets for the race

  • Number of Tires: Left-side  1,250; Right-side  1,250

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4548
    Right-side -- D-4520

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.4 in. (2,220 mm)
    Right-side -- 88.3 in. (2,243 mm)

  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi;
    Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 17 psi; Left Rear -- 17 psi;
    Right Front -- 37 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi

  • Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Sprint Cup teams ran twice at Pocono last season . . . these teams also ran this right-side tire code (D-4520) twice on Phoenix's recently repaved surface in 2012 . . . for 2013, Pocono is the only track on which these tire codes are scheduled to be run . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Pocono . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Two Teams Approach Iowa Success Differently
    One driver has never put down a lap at Iowa. The other driver takes over for a driver who won three consecutive races at the 0.875-mile track in Newton, Iowa.
    These are two drivers JR Motorsports and Roush Fenway Racing will be fielding during Saturday's DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa  Regan Smith and Trevor Bayne, respectively.
    Brad Keselowski, who drove for JRM in 2009, won the inaugural series event at the track that season. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drove the No. 6 RFR car to three consecutive wins at Iowa, sweeping both events in 2011 and winning the spring race last year. Both years, he also took home the series titles.
    In 114 races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Smith, the driver of the No. 5 JRM Chevrolet, has never competed at the site of this weekend's race. The New York native, who currently holds a 27-point advantage over Sam Hornish Jr. in the standings, arrives with a streak of nine consecutive top-10 finishes, dating back to the Las Vegas race in March.
    At the three tracks with similar lengths to Iowa  Phoenix (one mile), Richmond (.75 mile), Dover (one mile)  that the series has already visited in 2013, Smith has finishes of 11th, fifth and ninth, respectively.   
    Bayne, who is coming off sixth- and fourth-place finishes over the past two races, has done an admirable job in replacing Stenhouse in the No. 6 RFR Ford. Through 11 races, the Tennessee native has three top fives, five top 10s and one pole.
    In three career starts at Iowa, he has finishes of fifth, 25th and 26th. By piloting Stenhouse's old car this weekend, perhaps Bayne will be able to replicate some of the past driver's successes at the track. 
    Stenhouse was promoted to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2013. In 2011, Stenhouse's two victories at Iowa were his only two en route to his first championship. His Iowa win in 2012 was the third of his six victories that season.

    Iowa's First NASCAR Winner Logano Returns
    On May 20, 2007, history was made in the small town of Newton, Iowa. On that day, NASCAR came to town and has remained a mainstay ever since.
    By the time the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race that combined the East and West factions of the series finished, NASCAR's inaugural jaunt to the .875-mile track was a success and a youngster by the name of Joey Logano stood victorious.  
    Logano went on to win that year's NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title on the strength of five wins and 10 top-five finishes in 13 races.
    This weekend, the now-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular returns to Iowa and will be pulling double-duty by competing in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa and Sunday's Party in the Poconos 400 Presented by Walmart at Pocono Raceway.
    The Iowa race will be Logano's first appearance at the track in one of NASCAR's three national touring series. Last year, Logano won a series-high nine races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series while only competing in 22 of the 33 events. He's currently ranked 18th in points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
    It will be a homecoming of sorts this weekend for NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Michael Annett (Des Moines) and Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids). In six starts at Iowa, Annett's best finish is a fourth place in 2012. Gase has competed in three races with a best finish of 20th. & This event will feature a new winner as Ricky Stenhouse, who won the first two editions of this race, has moved up to a full-time ride in NSCS.

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