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.

2019 M&M's 200
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 10 of 23 in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck 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 200 laps, 175 mi (281.6 km)
Pole position
Driver Kyle Busch Motorsports
Time N/A
Most laps led
Driver Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports
Laps 141
Winner
No. 24 Brett Moffitt GMS 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
0 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet
02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet
4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet
8 Trey Hutchens NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Juan Manuel González Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet
12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford
16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota
17 Raphaël Lessard DGR-Crosley Toyota
18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
20 Spencer Boyd (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet
24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet
30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota
33 C. J. McLaughlin Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
34 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
42 Chad Finley Chad Finley Racing Chevrolet
44 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
45 Kyle Benjamin Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
46 Riley Herbst Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
51 Chandler Smith Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet
54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
56 Tyler Hill Hill Motorsports Chevrolet
87 Tyler Ankrum (R) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford
97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford
98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford
99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Chandler Smith was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 23.154 seconds and a speed of 136.046 mph (218.945 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 51 Chandler Smith Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 23.154 136.046
2 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 23.419 134.506
3 17 Raphaël Lessard DGR-Crosley Toyota 23.441 134.380

Final practiceEdit

Sheldon Creed was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 23.458 seconds and a speed of 134.283 mph (216.108 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 23.458 134.283
2 17 Raphaël Lessard DGR-Crosley Toyota 23.580 133.588
3 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 23.605 133.446

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying was cancelled due to rain. Chandler Smith won the pole based on owner's points.[5]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 51 Chandler Smith Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0.000
2 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 0.000
3 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 0.000
4 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 0.000
5 45 Kyle Benjamin Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
6 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 0.000
7 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 0.000
8 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 0.000
9 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 0.000
10 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0.000
11 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0.000
12 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 0.000
13 17 Raphaël Lessard DGR-Crosley Toyota 0.000
14 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
15 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 0.000
16 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 0.000
17 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 0.000
18 20 Spencer Boyd (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
19 44 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
20 8 Trey Hutchens NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
21 33 C. J. McLaughlin Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 0.000
22 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
23 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 0.000
24 34 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 0.000
25 97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford 0.000
26 46 Riley Herbst Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0.000
27 42 Chad Finley Chad Finley Racing Chevrolet 0.000
28 10 Juan Manuel González Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 0.000
29 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet 0.000
30 56 Tyler Hill Hill Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
31 87 Tyler Ankrum (R) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
32 0 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 0.000

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

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.[6]

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 60

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
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

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
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

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
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
9 13 17 Raphaël Lessard DGR-Crosley Toyota 200 28
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.[7] They also believed the truck's height was the result of minor damage sustained when the race began.[8] 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.iowaspeedway.com/
  3. ^ Cheek, Adam (June 10, 2019). "Entry List: M&M's 200". Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Tomlinson, Joy (June 15, 2019). "Chandler Smith, Sheldon Creed Top Truck Practices at Iowa". Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Tomlinson, Joy (June 15, 2019). "Chandler Smith on Pole For 2019 M&M's 200, Iowa Qualifying Cancelled". Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Cheek, Adam (June 16, 2019). "Ross Chastain Disqualified at 2019 M&M's 200 at Iowa Speedway, Brett Moffitt Wins". Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Martinelli, Michelle (June 18, 2019). "Disqualified NASCAR race winner passionately argues against sport's decision". Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  8. ^ Weaver, Matt (June 16, 2019). "NASCAR DISQUALIFIES IOWA TRUCKS WINNER ROSS CHASTAIN FOR INSPECTION FAILURE". Retrieved June 18, 2019.
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