Monday, July 30, 2012
Nationwide series at Iowa Speedway
The NASCAR Nationwide series returns to Iowa Speedway for the second time in 2012 on Saturday Aug 4th.
Qualifying for the U.S. Cellular 250 begins at 3:35pm with the race at 7pm (Central). The race will be broadcast on ESPN 2.
Some interesting entries for the race include: Michael McDowell in the Gibbs #18 after a good 3rd place run at Iowa earlier this year and Darrell Wallace Jr in the other Gibbs car finished 9th at Iowa this May. Ryan Blaney will be running for Penske in the #22, Kurt Busch is driving the #54 for his brother Kyle and Kenny Wallace will be back in the #99 car for RAB. Danica will try to break her bad luck streak in the #7 car after having contact and finishing 30th at Iowa in May.
Earlier this year on May 20th, Roush/Fenway driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr continued his dominance by winning his third Nationwide race in a row at Iowa Speedway, Elliott Sadler finished a distant second place.
Stenhouse must be happy to see Iowa on the schedule because he could use a win, he has fallen to third in NASCAR Nationwide points, 1 behind Austin Dillon and 13 behind point leader Elliott Sadler.
One year ago Stenhouse won by the smallest of margains when he and Carl Edwards crashed at the finish line. Stenhouse had a motor blowing up and he blocked the track to get the win. Here is the video courtesy of ESPN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUEjTd5CXGI
We will cover all the action from Iowa Speedway Saturday morning 10-11am on KRWC 1360am and updates throughout the day on www.speedtalkon1360.com. We will have interviews with numerous Nationwide drivers to be broadcast on Speedtalk radio Saturday Aug 11th.
Corey Lajoie won the NASCAR K&N Pro series race on Friday night. http://www.iowaspeedway.com/aspx/AboutSpeedway/news.aspx?id=1250&cat=4
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