2019 M&M's 200
The 2019 M&M's 200 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on June 16, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Contested over 200 laps on the 0.8-mile (1.3 km) D-shaped oval, it was the 10th race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. The race was postponed from Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 16 due to rain.
|Race 10 of 23 in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season|
|Date||June 16, 2019|
|Location||Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa|
Permanent racing facility|
0.8 mi (1.4 km)
|Distance||200 laps, 175 mi (281.6 km)|
|Driver||Kyle Busch Motorsports|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Ross Chastain||Niece Motorsports|
|No. 24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Radio in the United States|
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.
|1||51||Chandler Smith||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||23.154||136.046|
|2||24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||23.419||134.506|
|1||2||Sheldon Creed (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||23.458||134.283|
|3||16||Austin Hill||Hattori Racing Enterprises||Toyota||23.605||133.446|
Chandler Smith started on pole and led the race up until a caution shortly before the end of Stage 1, which was won by Ross Chastain after he got off pit road quickly. Chastain continued his dominating lead, also winning Stage 2.
In the final stage, Austin Hill and Johnny Sauter tangled several times, causing damage to Sauter's truck. Sauter then purposely drove into Hill under caution in retaliation, causing NASCAR to park him for his actions. Sauter would miss the following week's race due to these actions.
Chastain held a comfortable lead over the rest of the field, winning the race with a two-second lead over Brett Moffitt. After the race, NASCAR disqualified Chastain and stripped him of his race win and both stage wins as his truck failed post-race inspection for being too low. This then gave the win to Moffitt, despite him not leading a single lap of the race.
Stage One Laps: 60
|1||88||Matt Crafton||ThorSport Racing||Ford||10|
|2||98||Grant Enfinger||ThorSport Racing||Ford||9|
|3||13||Johnny Sauter||ThorSport Racing||Ford||8|
|4||99||Ben Rhodes||ThorSport Racing||Ford||7|
|5||2||Sheldon Creed (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||6|
|6||24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||5|
|7||16||Austin Hill||Hattori Racing Enterprises||Toyota||4|
|8||18||Harrison Burton (R)||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||3|
|9||97||Jesse Little||JJL Motorsports||Ford||2|
|10||52||Stewart Friesen||Halmar Friesen Racing||Chevrolet||1|
Stage Two Laps: 60
|1||99||Ben Rhodes||ThorSport Racing||Ford||10|
|2||24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||9|
|3||98||Grant Enfinger||ThorSport Racing||Ford||8|
|4||51||Chandler Smith||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||7|
|5||18||Harrison Burton (R)||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||6|
|6||52||Stewart Friesen||Halmar Friesen Racing||Chevrolet||5|
|7||88||Matt Crafton||ThorSport Racing||Ford||4|
|8||16||Austin Hill||Hattori Racing Enterprises||Toyota||3|
|9||2||Sheldon Creed (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||2|
|10||13||Johnny Sauter||ThorSport Racing||Ford||1|
Final Stage ResultsEdit
Stage Three Laps: 80
|1||6||24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||200||54|
|2||7||99||Ben Rhodes||ThorSport Racing||Ford||200||52|
|3||10||18||Harrison Burton (R)||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||200||43|
|4||2||98||Grant Enfinger||ThorSport Racing||Ford||200||50|
|5||3||52||Stewart Friesen||Halmar Friesen Racing||Chevrolet||200||38|
|6||12||2||Sheldon Creed (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||200||39|
|7||4||88||Matt Crafton||ThorSport Racing||Ford||200||44|
|8||1||51||Chandler Smith||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||200||36|
|10||11||4||Todd Gilliland||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||200||27|
|11||15||30||Brennan Poole (R)||On Point Motorsports||Toyota||200||26|
|12||9||16||Austin Hill||Hattori Racing Enterprises||Toyota||200||32|
|13||5||45||Kyle Benjamin||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||199||24|
|14||16||22||Austin Wayne Self||AM Racing||Chevrolet||199||23|
|15||26||46||Riley Herbst||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||199||22|
|16||18||20||Spencer Boyd (R)||Young's Motorsports||Chevrolet||198||21|
|17||23||54||Natalie Decker (R)||DGR-Crosley||Toyota||198||20|
|18||17||3||Jordan Anderson||Jordan Anderson Racing||Chevrolet||198||19|
|19||14||02||Tyler Dippel (R)||Young's Motorsports||Chevrolet||197||18|
|20||22||12||Gus Dean (R)||Young's Motorsports||Chevrolet||197||17|
|21||24||34||Mason Massey||Reaume Brothers Racing||Chevrolet||196||16|
|22||25||97||Jesse Little||JJL Motorsports||Ford||194||17|
|23||21||33||C. J. McLaughlin||Reaume Brothers Racing||Chevrolet||189||14|
|24||29||6||Norm Benning||Norm Benning Racing||Chevrolet||186||13|
|25||32||0||Jennifer Jo Cobb||Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing||Chevrolet||183||12|
|26||30||56||Tyler Hill||Hill Motorsports||Chevrolet||179||11|
|27||8||13||Johnny Sauter||ThorSport Racing||Ford||137||19|
|28||27||42||Chad Finley||Chad Finley Racing||Chevrolet||68||9|
|29||20||8||Trey Hutchens||NEMCO Motorsports||Chevrolet||61||8|
|30||28||10||Juan Manuel González||Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing||Chevrolet||40||7|
|31||31||87||Tyler Ankrum (R)||NEMCO Motorsports||Chevrolet||17||6|
|32||19||44||Ross Chastain||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||200||5|
After the raceEdit
Chastain and Niece Motorsports appealed NASCAR's decision to disqualify them, as they stated that the height of Chastain's truck was not an intentional adjustment and it didn't give him an advantage. They also believed the truck's height was the result of minor damage sustained when the race began. The penalty was eventually sustained.
The following week, NASCAR took action against Johnny Sauter for his actions in intentionally wrecking Hill under caution. They issued a 1-race suspension. Under normal circumstances this would mean that Sauter would not compete for the championship that season. However, NASCAR, feeling like stripping playoffs eligibility from Sauter was too harsh, granted Sauter a waiver, allowing him to still make the playoffs if he won a race in the regular season and made the top-30 in driver's points.
- "2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- Cheek, Adam (June 10, 2019). "Entry List: M&M's 200". Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- Tomlinson, Joy (June 15, 2019). "Chandler Smith, Sheldon Creed Top Truck Practices at Iowa". Retrieved June 15, 2019.
- Tomlinson, Joy (June 15, 2019). "Chandler Smith on Pole For 2019 M&M's 200, Iowa Qualifying Cancelled". Retrieved June 15, 2019.
- Cheek, Adam (June 16, 2019). "Ross Chastain Disqualified at 2019 M&M's 200 at Iowa Speedway, Brett Moffitt Wins". Retrieved June 16, 2019.
- Martinelli, Michelle (June 18, 2019). "Disqualified NASCAR race winner passionately argues against sport's decision". Retrieved June 18, 2019.
- Weaver, Matt (June 16, 2019). "NASCAR DISQUALIFIES IOWA TRUCKS WINNER ROSS CHASTAIN FOR INSPECTION FAILURE". Retrieved June 18, 2019.
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