NASCAR Race Review: U. S. Cellular 250


Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. The NASCAR Nationwide Series raced the U. S. Cellular 250 presented by Enlist Weed Control System on Saturday at the Iowa Speedway, the twenty-second race of the year. 2 Elliott Sadler starts from the Pole position after qualifying Saturday afternoon with a speed of 132.386 mph and 23.794 seconds around this 7/8 mile track. 16 Trevor Bayne starts second. The only Sprint Cup driver in this race is Carl Edwards. He flew to the track after qualifying at Pocono Speedway. (Should be a good race if Carl doesn’t feel he has to take it all from these Nationwide divers.)

2 Sadler leads from the pole, 16 quickly takes over the lead and 2 finds himself drifting back. 22 Sam Hornish, Jr. races 16 for the lad and takes the lead. (Here Marty Reid gives an update as to who is in the garage. I find this extremely annoying. Who cares who is off the track without an incident? It would be better for NASCAR if he left  this information unspoken.)

The first caution comes out when 31 Justin Allgaier blows the right front tire. 22 and 33 David Mayhew stay out with 16 coming out of the pits first. 2 gets around 18 Michael McDowell for fourth. 16 gets around 33 for second. 18 gets by 2 for fourth. The second caution comes out during the commercial. 14 Eric McClure has a tire going down at the same time that 02 Jamie Dick blows a tire and gets into the wall. 02 and 14 collide. The top eight stay out with 18 and 60 Carl Edwards on the front row. 31 heads for the garage to replace the sway bar arm.

(“A good car will make it’s way to the front, you don’t need to be impatient.” Ricky Craven) 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. drives around 38 Jason Leffler for fourth. 60 takes the lead. 18 and 60 battle for the lead and 60 keeps the lead. 6 takes the lead. The third caution comes out during the commercial. Maybe for debris. At the restart, 33 leads and they race side by side until 60 takes the lead. 16 gets a vibration and has to pit.

22 gets a flat tire and the fourth caution comes out for debris from the #22 car. 22 has to come back in with the tire and front end on fire. 19 Mike Bliss gets the free pass. 20 Drew Herring drives under 09 Kenny Wallace. 18 pits with a vibration. 6 gets by 60 for the lead. 60 bumps into 6 to take the lead. 33 drives under 6 for second. 16 pits with a loose wheel and the fifth caution comes out. 60 pits, has a loose lug nut and has to back up to get back into his stall to tighten it. 38 Jason Leffler gets the free pass. 62 Michael Annett stays out to lead. 2 lakes the lead.

The sixth caution comes out during the commercial. 81 Blake Koch looses a tire and hits the wall, slides down the track and into the inside wall. 60, in fourth, follows leader 2. 6 dives to the bottom to race side by side with 60. 2, 6 and 60 race for the lead. 6 takes the lead. 2 goes to third. 18 drives under 11 Brian Scott. 51 Jeremy Clements race for position with 18 taking it. 6 holds off a charging 60 in the final laps. Just short of the Finish Line, 6 blows the engine, 60 gets caught in the oil, can’t see where he is going and gets into 6, pushing him across the Finish Line, both crashing! 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. wins the U. S. Cellular 250 at Iowa speedway sideways over the line.

Reed Sorenson wins another $100,000 as the leading eligible driver in the Nationwide Dash4Cash, finishing sixth. Next race the eligible drivers will be Reed Sorenson, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.,(finishing first)  Elliott Sadler (finishing third) and Josh Wise who finished fourth. Since the 6 car was smashed, there is no car in Victory Lane. Aric Almirola finished fifth. Kenny Wallace, Steve Wallace, Michael McDowell and David Mayhew make up the top ten. In points, Stenhouse, Sorenson and Sadler stay at the top, while Almirola and Allgaier trade fourth and fifth places. Leffler, K. Wallace and S. Wallace hold sixth, seventh and eighth places. Annett and Scott trade ninth and tenth place.

Brought to you by Sheila Hawley. I love NASCAR racing.


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