Saturday, December 31, 2016
Hey folks! Here's take on the Iowa Weekend. The Cup was off this time, but the minor leagues (as I call Trucks and Xfinity) raced.
Saturday was the Truck race. Rookie William Byron won with 107 laps led, followed by rookie Cole Custer with 3 laps led, Cameron Hayley, rookie Ben Rhodes and Tyler Reddick with 37 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Daniel Suarez, Ben Kennedy, Matt Crafton, rookie Christopher Bell and Johnny Sauter. Pole-sitter John Hunter Nemechek was 12th after leading 53 laps. Caleb Holman was 26th after an accident on lap 192. Tommy Joe Martins crashed out on lap 173 and was 30th. Parker Kligerman wrecked on lap 41 and was 31st.
Sunday was the Xfinity race. Sam Hornish Jr. won with 183 laps led, followed by Ty Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Daniel Suarez with 62 laps led and Alex Bowman. Rounding out the top-10 were Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, rookie Brennan Pole with 1 lap led, Darrell Wallace, Jr. with 4 laps led and Ben Kennedy. Pole-sitter rookie Erik Jones was 27th. Drew Herring was 29th after an accident on lap 221. Rookie Ryan Preece crashed out on lap 169 and was 32nd. Derrike Cope was 34th due to an accident on lap 120.
Come back for my Sonoma race recap