Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fathers Day Double at Iowa Speedway

Due to the cancellation, because of rain, of the Gander Outdoors Truck series event on Saturday, it was instead raced on Fathers day at Iowa Speedway.  Ross Chastain #44 crossed the finish line first at the M&Ms 200 and went through all the victory lane celebration but was later Disqualified in post-race inspection for being too low in the front giving second place finisher #24 Brett Moffitt the win.  This is the first time a win has been taken away in modern NASCAR history, the winner Moffitt never led a lap in the race.

Newly declared winner, Iowa native #24 Brett Moffitt.

BOTH winners of the race signed this die-cast toy for a sponsor, Ross Chastain signed on the roof and Brett Moffitt signed it on the hood.

Iowa Speedway was part of the Triple Truck Challenge, a three race series-in-a-series.

The drivers who have elected to run for points in the series were eligible for an additional $50,000 bonus above the normal purse money.

The money was on display in the Media Room.

Local angles in the Truck series race included MN and WI Late Model racer Natalie Decker #54, she finished 17th, here is our post-race interview with her.  Natalie Decker interview

Former ELKO ARCA winners Brennan Poole finished 11th, Gus Dean 20th, ELKO pole winners Grant Enfinger was 4th and Riley Herbst 15th.  Elko Speedway Great North Legends driver Rob Thurston and his business Thurston Inc seed brokerage helped sponsor the car #97 driven by Jesse Little (below), he finished 22nd.  Here is our post-race interview with Little Jesse Little interview

Chandler Smith #51 started on the pole position, here is our post-race interview with him after a Top 10 finish.  Chandler Smith interview 


The late afternoon race of the Fathers day double was the Circuit City 250 in the NASCAR Xfinity series.  Cole Custer started the race from the pole and finished second, Cole Custer Interview.  Christopher Bell won the race in dominating fashion (photo above).  

Justin Allgaier had a good run and finished 3rd Allgaier interview

Here is audio of the first lap at Iowa Speedway Sound at Iowa

Minnesota born driver #21 Joe Graf Jr finished in the Top 20, he also previewed the upcoming ARCA race at Elko Speedway.  Joe Graf Jr interview

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