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The 2019 CircuitCity.com 250 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on June 16, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Contested over 250 laps on the 0.8-mile (1.3 km) D-shaped oval, it was the 14th race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

2019 CircuitCity.com 250
Race details[1][2][3][4]
Race 14 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date June 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)
Location Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa
Course Permanent racing facility
0.8 mi (1.4 km)
Distance 250 laps, 218 mi (352 km)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Time 23.779
Most laps led
Driver Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 186
Winner
No. 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Flagstand of Iowa Speedway in June 2007, the track where the race was held.

Iowa Speedway is a 7/8-mile (1.4 km) paved oval motor racing track in Newton, Iowa, United States, approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Des Moines. The track was designed with influence from Rusty Wallace and patterned after Richmond Raceway, a short track where Wallace was very successful. It has over 25,000 permanent seats as well as a unique multi-tiered Recreational Vehicle viewing area along the backstretch.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet
01 Ryan Repko JD Motorsports Chevrolet
1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet
08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota
15 Tyler Matthews JD Motorsports Chevrolet
18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Joe Graf Jr. Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford
23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
28 Shane Lee H2 Motorsports Toyota
35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota
36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet
38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet
39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet
42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota
51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet
52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet
66 Stan Mullis MBM Motorsports Toyota
74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet
78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet
90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet
98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
99 Ryan Ellis B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota

PracticeEdit

Harrison Burton was the fastest in the practice session with a time of 24.195 seconds and a speed of 130.192 mph (209.524 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 24.195 130.192
2 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 24.210 130.112
3 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 24.219 130.063

QualifyingEdit

Cole Custer scored the pole for the race with a time of 23.779 seconds and a speed of 132.470 mph (213.190 km/h).

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 23.779
2 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.807
3 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 23.808
4 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 23.937
5 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 23.964
6 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 23.992
7 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 23.997
8 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 24.086
9 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 24.091
10 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 24.095
11 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 24.107
12 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 24.150
13 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 24.181
14 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 24.194
15 86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 24.286
16 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 24.334
17 28 Shane Lee H2 Motorsports Toyota 24.417
18 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 24.457
19 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 24.496
20 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 24.508
21 21 Joe Graf Jr. Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 24.528
22 4 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 24.537
23 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 24.538
24 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 24.614
25 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 24.617
26 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 24.623
27 90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. DGM Racing Chevrolet 24.646
28 99 Ryan Ellis B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 24.655
29 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 24.665
30 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 24.678
31 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 24.743
32 01 Ryan Repko JD Motorsports Chevrolet 24.757
33 15 Tyler Matthews JD Motorsports Chevrolet 24.921
34 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 25.120
35 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 25.147
36 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 25.203
37 66 Stan Mullis MBM Motorsports Toyota 25.327
38 13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 25.358

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Cole Custer began on pole. He remained on the outside lane and pulled away. On lap 30, David Starr lost a motor and brought out the caution. On the restart, Custer got ahead on the top, with Christopher Bell contesting him on the bottom. Custer held the lead as Justin Allgaier chased after them.

Joey Gase and Vinnie Miller tangled on lap 48, wrecking their cars and bringing out the caution. Custer wins the race off pit road. Justin Haley took the lead as Custer and Bell quickly caught up to him. Bell used a sidedraft and slid in front of Custer to win Stage 1.

Custer and Bell continue their fight for the lead, with Allgaier behind them. With three laps remaining in stage 2, Austin Cindric and Allgaier made contact. Cindric thought he was clear, Allgaier still had a fender on him on the outside. Bell won Stage 2. He also built up a strong lead afterwards, staying in the lead after a caution caused by Tyler Matthews.

On the next restart, Bell gets ahead of Custer, who in turn blocked Allgaier from passing. With 35 laps remaining, Custer got into the wall with no damage, bringing out the caution. He manages to get off pit road first. With 27 laps remaining, Custer got loose, prompting Bell to go to the bottom. Bell makes contact while trying to side draft, but he leads into the next turn. With 16 laps remaining, Chad Finchum brought out the caution after slamming into the wall.

On the restart, Custer went to the bottom, but Bell got ahead on the top. Custer pulled next to him off the next turn, but Bell drove away and took the win for the race.

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 60

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 9
3 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
6 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 4
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 3
9 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 2
10 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 1

Stage Two Laps: 60

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 9
3 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
4 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 7
5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 2
10 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 130

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 2 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 60
2 1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 250 53
3 14 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 48
4 10 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 0
5 3 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 42
6 4 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 38
7 9 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 250 30
8 6 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 250 34
9 12 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 33
10 7 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 250 36
11 11 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 29
12 13 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 250 25
13 8 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 250 29
14 18 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 250 23
15 5 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 249 22
16 19 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 249 21
17 23 36 Josh Williams (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 249 20
18 17 28 Shane Lee H2 Motorsports Toyota 248 19
19 21 21 Joe Graf Jr. Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 247 18
20 33 15 Tyler Matthews JD Motorsports Chevrolet 247 17
21 20 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 246 16
22 32 01 Ryan Repko JD Motorsports Chevrolet 245 15
23 28 99 Ryan Ellis B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 244 14
24 27 90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. DGM Racing Chevrolet 244 13
25 22 4 Stephen Leicht (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 204 12
26 26 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 123 11
27 34 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 120 10
28 37 66 Stan Mullis MBM Motorsports Toyota 109 9
29 25 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 106 8
30 16 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 78 7
31 15 86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 76 6
32 31 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 48 5
33 30 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 46 4
34 24 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 30 3
35 29 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 23 2
36 38 13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 21 1
37 35 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 16 1
38 36 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 10 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.iowaspeedway.com/
  3. ^ Wilson, Steven (May 31, 2019). "NASCAR Doubleheader at Iowa Speedway June 15–16". Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Cheek, Adam (June 10, 2019). "Entry List: CircuitCity.com 250". Retrieved June 12, 2019.
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