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The 2019 U.S. Cellular 250 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on July 27, 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 19th race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

2019 U.S. Cellular 250
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 19 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date July 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)
Location Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa
Course Permanent racing facility
0.8 mi (1.4 km)
Distance 250 laps, 218.75 mi (352.04 km)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 23.710
Most laps led
Driver Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 234
Winner
No. 98 Chase Briscoe Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
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 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 Ryan Vargas JD Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Mark Meunier Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
18 Riley Herbst (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
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 J. J. Yeley (i) 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
68 Will Rodgers Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
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 Dillon Bassett DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 Camden Murphy (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet
98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
99 Stefan Parsons B. J. McLeod Motorsports (R) Toyota

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Christopher Bell was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 24.297 seconds and a speed of 129.646 mph (208.645 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 24.297 129.646
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 24.377 129.220
3 28 Shane Lee (R) H2 Motorsports Toyota 24.400 129.098

Final practiceEdit

Cole Custer was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 24.236 seconds and a speed of 129.972 mph (209.170 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 24.236 129.972
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 24.262 129.833
3 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 24.280 129.736

QualifyingEdit

Christopher Bell scored the pole for the race with a time of 23.710 seconds and a speed of 132.855 mph (213.809 km/h).[5]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.710
2 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 23.742
3 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.785
4 18 Riley Herbst (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.823
5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 23.859
6 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 23.865
7 28 Shane Lee (R) H2 Motorsports Toyota 23.876
8 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 23.891
9 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 23.915
10 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 23.941
11 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 23.945
12 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 23.989
13 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 24.040
14 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 24.069
15 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 24.096
16 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 24.150
17 90 Dillon Bassett DGM Racing Chevrolet 24.183
18 38 J. J. Yeley (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 24.197
19 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 24.215
20 86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 24.328
21 68 Will Rodgers Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 24.412
22 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 24.448
23 15 Ryan Vargas JD Motorsports Chevrolet 24.510
24 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 24.561
25 4 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 24.569
26 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 24.576
27 93 Camden Murphy (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 24.579
28 99 Stefan Parsons B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 24.580
29 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 24.590
30 5 Matt Mills B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 24.619
31 13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 24.752
32 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 24.755
33 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 24.889
34 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 24.989
35 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 25.216
36 66 Stan Mullis MBM Motorsports Toyota 25.280
37 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 25.710
38 01 Ryan Repko JD Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
Did not qualify
39 17 Mark Meunier Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 45.262

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Christopher Bell started on pole and lead for the first 49 laps. The first cautions occurred when Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric both hit the wall on lap 45. Bell won stage 1 ahead of Cole Custer. On lap 75, Riley Herbst spun and collected Jeremy Clements. Stage 2 was also won by Bell, whose strong lead continued.

In the later half of the race, David Starr and Cole Custer each ended up hitting the wall on separate instances and brought out cautions. With 48 laps to go, Michael Annett brought out a caution after spinning in turn 2. On lap 219, the caution was thrown for fluid on the track. Cleaning trucks were in the entrance of pit road when the drivers began pitting, and Dillon Bassett crashed into the rear of one of the trucks, heavily damaging his car.

In the final moments of the race, Chase Briscoe raced hard with Tyler Reddick and John Hunter Nemechek, eventually leaving them behind while Bell's lead increased. With 5 laps remaining, Briscoe caught up to Bell, driving alongside him before taking the lead due to better cornering. Briscoe was able to hold off Bell to score his first win of the year.

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 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 8
4 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5
7 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 4
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 3
9 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 18 Riley Herbst (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0

Stage Two Laps: 60

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 9
3 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 8
4 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 7
5 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 6
6 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 5
7 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 3
9 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 130

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 2 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 250 57
2 1 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 55
3 14 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 250 42
4 13 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 33
5 11 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 45
6 5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 38
7 7 28 Shane Lee H2 Motorsports Toyota 250 30
8 15 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 250 39
9 12 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 30
10 9 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 33
11 24 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 250 26
12 10 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 250 28
13 4 18 Riley Herbst (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 0
14 19 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 250 23
15 29 36 Josh Williams (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 250 22
16 25 4 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 249 21
17 23 15 Ryan Vargas JD Motorsports Chevrolet 249 20
18 30 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 249 19
19 26 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 248 18
20 33 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 246 17
21 28 99 Stefan Parsons B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 246 16
22 35 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 245 15
23 36 66 Stan Mullis MBM Motorsports Toyota 243 14
24 27 93 Camden Murphy (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 239 0
25 38 01 Ryan Repko JD Motorsports Chevrolet 237 12
26 17 90 Dillon Bassett DGM Racing Chevrolet 222 11
27 20 86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 217 10
28 21 68 Will Rodgers Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 211 9
29 6 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 160 24
30 16 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 160 7
31 32 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 150 6
32 22 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 113 5
33 3 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 105 11
34 37 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 87 3
35 31 13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 80 2
36 34 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 73 1
37 8 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 43 1
38 18 38 J. J. Yeley (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 5 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.iowaspeedway.com/
  3. ^ Nolen, Bryan (July 22, 2019). "Entry List: 2019 U.S. Cellular 250". Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Kristl, Mark (July 26, 2019). "Christopher Bell, Cole Custer Lead Iowa Xfinity Practices". Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Segal, Davey (July 27, 2019). "Christopher Bell Earns Pole For Iowa Xfinity Race". Retrieved July 28, 2019.
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