2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa Speedway Race Page


Saturday, June 15, 2024
Iowa Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: USA
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Stages: 75/75/100


Sam Mayer wins eventful Xfinity race at Iowa: In a race of tire management and hurt feelings, Sam Mayer held off Riley Herbst in overtime to win Saturday’s Hy-Vee Perks 250 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ return to Iowa Speedway after a four-year hiatus.(Read more)(6-15-2024)

NEWTON, IOWA - JUNE 15: Sam Mayer, driver of the #1 Roto-Rooter Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Hy-Vee Perks 250 at Iowa Speedway on June 15, 2024 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images

#1-Sam Mayer won the Xfinity Series’ return to Iowa Speedway, claiming the Hy-Vee Perks 250. This is Mayer’s second win of the season and his sixth in the last 29 Xfinity Series races, dating back to Road America last summer.
#98-Riley Herbst tied his best finish of the season in second and was passed in the final 10 laps for the lead by Mayer. #26-Corey Heim tied the best finish of his career (Richmond 2024), with #8-Sammy Smith and #18-Sheldon Creed rounding out the top five.
#00-Cole Custer, #38-Matt DiBenedetto, #81-Chandler Smith, #92-Ross Chastain and #10-Daniel Dye filled out the top 10.
There were six incidents involving tires failing entering the corner that took out big names like: #16-AJ Allmendinger, #27-Jeb Burton, #2-Jesse Love, #7-Justin Allgaier, #21-Austin Hill and #20-John Hunter Nemechek.
#81-Smith won both stages and led a race-high 131 laps but faded over the final 100 laps and finished eighth.
There were 13 lead changes among eight drivers and nine cautions for 71 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 84.899 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Iowa Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Iowa:
Sam Mayer won the Hy-Vee Perks 250, his sixth victory in 99 Xfinity Series races.
This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2024.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one race at Iowa Speedway.
Riley Herbst (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2024.
Corey Heim(i) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Iowa Speedway.
Leland Honeyman (13th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Cole Custer leads the point standings by 1 points over Chandler Smith.

Xfinity Series Playoff Standings after Iowa(Race 15 of 33):
1)#00-Cole Custer 547 points, +197 (regular season championship leader)
2)#81-Chandler Smith (2 wins)
3)#21-Austin Hill (2 wins)
4)#1-Sam Mayer (2 wins)
5)#97-Shane van Gisbergen (2 wins)
6)#7-Justin Allgaier (1 win)
7)#2-Jesse Love (1 win)
8)#18-Sheldon Creed 442, +92
9)#98-Riley Herbst 441, +91
10)#16-AJ Allmendinger 410, +60
11)#48-Parker Kligerman 405, +55
12)#8-Sammy Smith 381, +30
Currently below elimination line
13)#39-Ryan Sieg 350, -31
14)#5-Anthony Alfredo 327, -54
15)#9-Brandon Jones 307, -74
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Race Updates:
Lap 253: #1-Mayer wins at Iowa, scoring his second win of the season. #98-Herbst finishes second, with #26-Heim, #8-Smith and #18-Creed rounds out the top five. #00-Custer, #38-DiBenedetto, #81-Smith, #92-Chastain and #10-Dye complete the top 10.
Lap 245: #20-Nemechek blew a tire after contact with #18-Creed.
Lap 238: #20-Nemechek and #18-Creed make contact while battling for second.
Lap 237: #98-Herbst takes the lead with 13 laps remaining.
Lap 230: #44-Poole has smoke bellowing from his car and blew an engine.
Lap 217: #21-Hill blew a tire entering Turn 1 and pancaked the outside wall.
Lap 206: #20-Nemechek wins the race off pit road. #1-Mayer drops to third.
Lap 201: #7-Allgaier blows a right-front tire on the exit of Turn 4 and clobbers the outside wall.
Lap 186: #19-Moffitt and #39-Sieg pit for fresh tires after a vibration.
Lap 168: #39-Sieg gets out of the groove in Turns 3 and 4 and slips to third. #1-Mayer leads #18-Creed.
Lap 160: #39-Sieg clears for the lead after taking fuel only on the last stop.
Lap 158: #98-Herbst made a second stop to repair damage from contact with #92-Chastain on pit road.
Lap 152: #51-Clements has no power and is being pushed to pit road under caution.
Lap 150: #81-Smith wins Stage 2, his fifth stage victory of the season. #1-Mayer, #92-Chastain, #26-Heim and #8-Smith round out the top five. #18-Creed, #7-Allgaier, #98-Herbst, #00-Custer and #21-Hill earn stage points.
Lap 148: #2-Love blows a tire entering Turn 3 after reporting a vibration.
Lap 147: #7-Allgaier got out of the groove and slips to seventh position.
Lap 123: #07-Emerling got loose and spins through Turns 1 and 2.
Lap 119: #1-Mayer drifts up the track into #98-Herbst entering Turn 1.
Lap 118: #20-Nemechek pinches #1-Mayer into the wall on the backstretch.
Lap 104: #31-Retzlaff coasts to pit road with no power. The team reports smoke in the cockpit.
Lap 87: #97-van Gisbergen got loose on the exit of Turn 2 and spun while running 25th. #29-Perkins was put into the outside wall. #91-Weatherman had his right front fender torn off.
Lap 75: #81-Smith wins the opening stage, his fourth stage victory of the season. #18-Creed, #1-Mayer, #7-Allgaier, #8-Smith, #00-Custer, #19-Moffitt, #26-Heim, #20-Nemechek and #2-Love score stage points.
Lap 71: #27-Burton blew a right-front tire and hits the wall entering Turn 1.
Lap 48: #81-Smith takes the lead from #51-Clements.
Lap 37: #20-Nemechek, #51-Clements and #43-Ellis stay out to get track position.
Lap 38: #9-Jones had a valve spring issue with his engine and goes behind the wall.
Lap 33: #16-Allmendinger blew a right-front tire and clobbered the outside wall off Turn 4.
Lap 25: #7-Allgaier has dropped to fourth position after leading the opening 13 laps. Joe Gibbs Racing runs first through third.
Lap 14: #81-Smith passes #7-Allgaier for the race lead.
Lap 13: #26-Heim has moved up 10 spots and runs ninth.
Lap 11: #81-Smith is moving forward and passes #21-Hill for second. #18-Creed has dropped to fifth.
Lap 1: #7-Allgaier makes a bold move on the outside to get the lead from #21-Hill.

Cars to the rear: #07-Patrick Emerling (unapproved adjustments), #97-Shane van Gisbergen (backup car)

Xfinity Series qualifying at Iowa Speedway has been canceled due to inclement weather. The starting lineup will be set by the metrics, awarding #21-Austin Hill the pole. #97-Shane van Gisbergen was scheduled to start alongside in second, but will have to drop to the rear after wrecking in practice on Friday.
#18-Sheldon Creed, #7-Justin Allgaier and #1-sam Mayer will round out the top five. #81-Chandler Smith, #00-Cole Custer, #20-John Hunter Nemechek, #2-Jesse Love and #48-Parker Kligerman complete the top 10.
See the complete Iowa Starting Lineup.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Hy-Vee Perks 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series is complete. After 50 minutes, the top five, slowest, news and notes:
#26-Corey Heim 139.085 mph
#2-Jesse Love 138.541 mph
#27-Jeb Burton 137.016 mph
#48-Parker Kligerman 136.933 mph
#8-Sammy Smith 136.909 mph
Slowest: #53-Glen Reen 130.624 mph
Most laps run: #21-Austin Hill, 55
Notes: #97-Shane van Gisgbergen wrecked in Turn 2 nearly halfway through the session and will go to a backup car for Saturday’s race.

Goodyear Tire Notes

There are 38 drivers/teams on the entry list for the Hy-Vee Perks 250 Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway. All cars will make the show.
Notables: #6-Garrett Smithley, #07-Patrick Emerling, #10-Daniel Dye, #14-David Starr, #19-Brett Moffitt, #26-Corey Heim, #35-Joey Gase, #53-Glen Reen, #92-Ross Chastain
See the full Iowa Entry List.

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