NASCAR - Nationwide - Get to Know Newton 250 Preview

The Sports NetworkMay 13, 2014 

Date: Sunday, May 18

Start Time: 2 p.m. (ET)

Site: Iowa Speedway -- Newton, Iowa

Track: 0.875-mile oval

Laps: 250

Miles: 218.75

Capacity: 30,000+ (Grandstand Seating)

Total purse:


Year: 4th



On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio

Race record: Elliott Sadler, 2012 (115.662 mph)

Qualifying record: Austin Dillon, 2013 (136.737 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Trevor Bayne

Runner up: Austin Dillon

Pole winner: Austin Dillon (136.737 mph)

Top 10:

1. Trevor Bayne (Start: 14)

2. Austin Dillon (1)

3. Elliott Sadler (7)

4. Sam Hornish Jr (2)

5. Kyle Larson (10)

6. Brian Scott (3)

7. Regan Smith (5)

8. Justin Allgaier (11)

9. Ryan Blaney (6)

10. Mike Bliss (17)

Average speed: 102.472 mph

Time of race: 2 hrs., 8 mins., 5 secs.

Margin of victory: 2.023 secs.

Caution flags: 5 for 31 laps

Lead changes: 12 among 4 drivers

Past winners

2013 Trevor Bayne, Ford, 102.472 mph

2012 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 107.157 mph

2011 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 106.132 mph

Last race

Race: Aaron's 312 (May 3)

Site: Talladega Superspeedway -- Talladega, Ala.

Miles: 311.22

Laps: 117

Finish line order: Elliott Sadler, Chris Buescher, Regan Smith, David Ragan, Sam Hornish Jr.

Time of Race: 2 hrs., 22 mins., 18 secs.

Average speed: 131.224 mph

Margin of victory: 0.124 secs.

Caution flags: 7 for 29 laps

Lead changes: 27 among 13 drivers

Lap leaders: Hornish Jr-pole, Reed 1-29, Gaughan 30, Dillon 31-33, Sadler Hornish Jr-pole, Reed 1-29, Gaughan 30, Dillon 31-33, Sadler 34-39, Scott 40-41, Sadler 42, Scott 43-45, Clements 46, Gase 47, Blaney 48-49, Scott 50, Sadler 51, Scott 52, Sadler 53, Scott 54, Sadler 55-57, Scott 58-59, Sadler 60-66, Yeley 67, Sadler 68-83, Smith 84-103, Starr 104-107, Elliott 108-110, Starr 111, Sadler 112-115, Buescher 116, Sadler 117.

Entry list

#01 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/

#2 Brian Scott (Boise, ID) Chevrolet/Smokey Mountain Snuff

#3 Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Wesco

#4 Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC) Chevrolet/

#5 Austin Theriault (Caribou, ME) Chevrolet/SPY/Dirty Mo Radio

#6 * Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN) Ford/AdvoCare

#7 Regan Smith (Cato, NY) Chevrolet/ Clips

#9 Chase Elliott (Dawsonville, GA) Chevrolet/NAPA Auto Parts

#10 Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY) Toyota/

#11 Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA) Toyota/One Main Financial

#14 Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA) Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap

#15 Ryan Ellis (Ashburn, VA) Ford/Rick Ware Racing

#16 Ryan Reed (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/American Diabetes Assoc.

#17 Tanner Berryhill (Bixby, OK) Dodge/

#19 Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR) Toyota/Tweaker Energy Shot

#20 Michael McDowell (Glendale, AZ) Toyota/Pizza Ranch

#22 Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC) Ford/SKF/Discount Tire

#23 Carlos Contreras (Mexico City,Mexico Chevrolet/TBA

#28 J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ) Dodge/JGL Racing

#31 Chase Pistone (Cornelius, NC) Chevrolet/TBA

#33 Cale Conley (Vienna, WV) Chevrolet/Okuma

#39 Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing

#40 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing

#42 Dylan Kwasniewski (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Up & Up

#43 Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN) Ford/WinField

#44 Hal Martin (Galliano, LA) Toyota/American Custom Yachts

#46 Matt DiBenedetto (Grass Valley, CA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing

#51 Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC) Chevrolet/

#52 Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA) Chevrolet/Iowa Donate Life

#54 Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH) Toyota/Monster Energy

#55 Caleb Roark (Abingdon, VA) Chevrolet/TBA

#60 Chris Buescher (Prosper, TX) Ford/Roush Fenway Racing

#62 Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/South Point

#70 Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA) Chevrolet/Youtheory

#74 Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL) Dodge/TBA

#76 Tommy Joe Martins (Como, MS) Ford/Reissen Construction

#84 Chad Boat (Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/Billy Boat Performance

#87 Daryl Harr (St. Albert, Alb., Canada Chevrolet/JD Motorsports

#93 Carl Long (Roxboro, NC) Dodge/JGL Racing

#98 Ryan Gifford (Winchester, VA) Ford/Carroll Shelby Engine Co.

#99 James Buescher (Plano, TX) Toyota/Rheem

Leading contenders

Name 2011 2012 2013
Trevor Bayne Won
Elliott Sadler 5 2 3
Sam Hornish Jr. 12 4
Brian Scott 27 11 6
Regan Smith 7
Ryan Blaney 9
Brendan Gaughan 10
Chase Elliott
Ty Dillon
Dylan Kwasniewski
Chris Buescher


The Get to Know Newton 250 at Iowa Speedway is the 10th race on the 2014 Nationwide Series schedule.

Built in 2006, Iowa Speedway has progressive banking from 12-14 degrees in all of its turns. There are 10 degrees of banking on the frontstretch and four degrees on the backstretch. The length of the frontstretch is 1,075 feet, and the backstretch measures 869 feet.

There have been eight Nationwide races held at Iowa. The series competed there once each season from 2009-2010 and then twice each year since then. Nationwide returns to Iowa the first weekend in August.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has the most Nationwide wins at Iowa with three. Stenhouse scored a season sweep at this track during the 2011 season and then followed up with another victory there in May 2012.

Brad Keselowski won the inaugural Nationwide race at Iowa in August 2009. Keselowski also took the checkered flag for the most recent event there last August.

Kyle Busch (July 2010), Elliott Sadler (August 2012) and Trevor Bayne (June 2013) have also won a Nationwide race at Iowa. Sadler has finished no worse than eighth in his six starts there. He is the only driver to win a Nationwide event from the pole at this track.

The closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Iowa occurred on Aug. 6, 2011 when Stenhouse beat Carl Edwards by just 0.066 seconds.

Mike Bliss is the only driver on the entry list that has competed in each of the previous eight Nationwide races at Iowa. Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and Morgan Shepherd have also competed in all eight events there.

The next race is the May 24 History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won last year's event there.

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