U.S. Cellular 250
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #19 of 33
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 5:31pm/et
Laps/Stages: 250 laps total. Stages end on laps: 60/120/250
TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING
Television Coverage: Time 5:00pm/et, NBCSN and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)
On track schedule
Friday, July 26, 5:05-5:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, July 26, 7:00-7:50pm/et, TV-NBC Sports Live.
Saturday, July 27 at 12:05pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)
Thursday, July 25
7:30 PM-9:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, July 26
1:00 PM-9:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:45 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
4:05 PM-4:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
6:00 PM-6:50 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, July 27
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:05 AM (12:05 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO LAPS ALL POSITIONS)
2:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
3:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:00 PM (5:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (STAGES 60/120/250 LAPS = 218.75 MILES)
NXS = NASCAR XFINITY Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Cumlative Race Report
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Chase Briscoe chases down Christopher Bell for Iowa victory: Chase Briscoe’s been chasing wins all season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. They proved bitterly elusive — until Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 98 Ford Performance Ford shrugged off frustration and instead churned up smoke with a jubilant, long-awaited series of burnouts that preceded his first trip to Victory Lane this season. Briscoe’s sweeping slide job past longtime race leader Christopher Bell — who paced the field for a dominant 235 laps — ensured that the physical, caution-marred race would end in a raucous celebration, not head-shaking and second-guessing.[More](7-27-2019)
#98-Chase Briscoe won the U.S. Cellular 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2019, 1st XFINITY win at Iowa and 2nd career win.
#20-Bell finished 2nd followed by #23-Nemechek, #9-Gragson, #2-Reddick, #7-Allgaier, #28-Lee, #11-Haley, #8-Smith, and #1-Annett.
Pole winner #20-Bell won both stages and led 235 of the 250 laps, but could not hold the lead after a late race caution gave Briscoe a chance to put on fresh tires during a pit stop.
There were 8 lead changes among 5 drivers and 8 cautions for 58 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 88.682mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Race Fast Facts – Iowa Speedway
Chase Briscoe # won the 11th Annual U.S. Cellular 250, his second victory in 36 Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and 14th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Iowa Speedway. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2019.
John Hunter Nemechek (third) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Iowa Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 46 points over Christopher Bell.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(7-27-2019)
2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Iowa:
1) #00-Cole Custer [5 wins]
2) #20-Christopher Bell [5 wins]
3) #2-Tyler Reddick [3 wins] 857 (points leader)
4) #98-Chase Briscoe [1 win]
5) #1-Michael Annett [1 win]
6) #7-Justin Allgaier, 704
7) #22-Austin Cindric, 650
8) #9-Noah Gragson, 629
9) #11-Justin Haley, 594
10) #23-John Hunter Nemechek, 573
11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 527, +119 aheas of 13th
12) #19-Brandon Jones, 509, +101 ahead of 13th
currently outside the playoffs:
13) #08-Gray Gaulding, 408, -101 behind 12th
14) #86-Brandon Brown, 361, -148 behind 12th
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings
#20-Christopher Bell won the Busch pole for the U.S. Cellular 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 132.855mph for his 4th pole of 2019, 2nd at Iowa and 10th of his career.
#98-Briscoe will start 2nd followed by #19-Jones, #18-Herbst, #7-Allgiaer, #00-Custer, #28-Lee, #22-Cindric, #1-Annett, and #39-Sieg.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: #17-Meunier.
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(7-27-2019)
Iowa Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the Pole Award for the 11th Annual U.S. Cellular 250 with a lap of 23.71 seconds, 132.855 mph.
This is his 10th pole in 60 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 18th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his second pole in five races at Iowa Speedway.
Chase Briscoe # (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2019 and his second in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Brandon Jones (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Iowa Speedway. It is his 13th in 19 races this season.
Chase Briscoe (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Happy Hour (final) practice for the U.S. Cellular 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#7 Allgaier 129.486
Slowest: #17-Meunier 120.353
Most laps run: #9-Gragson, 62 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 21 drivers): #20-Bell, 129.321mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(7-26-2019)
First practice for the U.S. Cellular 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #66-Mullis 122.478 & #74-Harmon 121.961mph
Most laps run: #98-Briscoe, 42 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 9 drivers): #22-Cindric 127.158mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds page (pdf).(7-26-2019)
Entry List for the U.S. Cellular 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since 39 cars are entered, one driver will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)
TIRE NOTES & FACTS