Hey folks! Here's my take on the Iowa and Chicagoland weekend. Truck and Xfinity, respectively raced at these tracks while the Cup was off.
Friday night was the Iowa Truck race. Rookie Erik Jones, the pole sitter won with 112 laps led, followed by, rookie Brandon Jones with 4 laps led, Tyler Reddick, Matt Crafton with 33 laps led and Christopher Bell. Rounding out the top-10 were Timothy Peters, Spencer Galllagher, rookie Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and John Wes Townley. Johnny Sauter led 14 laps and finished 17th. Rookie Cameron Haley led 37 laps and finished 19th. Rookie John H Nemechek was 23rd due to an accident on lap 157. Jake Griffin was 27th due to an accident on lap 41.
Sunday afternoon was the rain-delayed Xfinity race, which was originally scheduled for Saturday night. Erik Jones, who swept the weekend, won with 94 laps led, followed by Ryan Blaney with 43 laps led, pole-sitter Austin Dillon with 28 laps led, Brendan Gaughn with 4 laps led and Chris Buescher. Rounding out the top-10 were Ross Kenseth with 1 lap led, rookie Daniel Suarez with 1 lap led, Brian Scott, Ty Dillon and rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr. Regan Smith led 18 laps and finished 13th. Chase Elliott led 1 lap and finished 14th. Ryan Sieg led 6 laps and finished 15th.was Jeremy Clements was 19th after leading 2 laps. David Starr was 24th after 2 laps led. Dylan Lupton was 34th due to wrecking on lap 145. No other drivers crashed out.
Come back for my Sonoma recap.