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Today’s Xfinity race at Iowa: Start time, lineup and more

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series enjoys the spotlight with the Cup Series off and no Cup drivers competing in today’s race at Iowa Speedway.

There’s a good chance of seeing a new winner for this season. Only three drivers who have won this year (Tyler Reddick at Daytona, Christopher Bell at Richmond and Justin Allgaier at Dover) are entered in today’s race.

Here are the details for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Craig Abel will give the command to start engines at 5:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 5:14 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 250 laps (218.75 miles) around the 0.875-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 60. Stage 2 ends on Lap 120.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 11 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 2 p.m. Qualifying is at 2:35 p.m. Driver introductions are at 4:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Specialist Michelle Monroe from the Iowa National Guard 34th Army will perform the anthem at 5:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 5 p.m. Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 4:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 90 degrees and zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: William Byron won this race last June. Ryan Sieg was second. Tyler Reddick placed third. Ryan Preece won the July race. Kyle Benjamin was second. Brian Scott placed third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the lineup.

Entry lists for Xfinity, Trucks at Iowa Speedway

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With the Cup Series off this weekend, NASCAR’s two other national series have the weekend to themselves at Iowa Speedway.

The Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series will be at the .875-mile track in Newton, Iowa.

Here are the entry lists for each race.

Xfinity – Iowa 250 presented by Enogen

There are 40 cars entered for the race, none are full-time Cup drivers

Justin Haley and Riley Herbst will make their Xfinity Series debuts. Haley will drive GMS Racing’s No. 23 Chevrolet and Herbst will be in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota.

Last year, William Byron won this race over Ryan Sieg and Tyler Reddick. Ryan Preece won the July race over Kyle Benjamin and Brian Scott.

Click here for the entry list.

Trucks – M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store 

There are 35 entries for the race.

There are no drivers attached to Mike Harmon Racing’s No. 74 Chevrolet and Beaver Motorsports’ No. 50 Chevrolet.

John Hunter Nemechek won this race last year over Johnny Sauter and Brandon Jones.

Click here for the entry list.

Cole Custer wins pole for Xfinity race at Pocono

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Cole Custer will start first in today’s Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway after claiming his third pole of the year.

In single-car qualifying, Custer won the pole with a speed of 161.423 mph.

Ryan Truex qualified second with a speed of 161.319 mph.

The top five is completed by Austin Cindric, Kyle Busch and Christopher Bell.

Truex and Cindric each matched their best qualifying result of the year. They are both making their first career start at Pocono.

Paul Menard will start 13th. He is followed by Jeremy Clements, Kaz Grala, Chase Briscoe, Ryan Sieg and Shane Lee.

The Pocono 250 will begin at 1 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

Click here for qualifying results.

Xfinity race at Charlotte resumes after rain delay

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CONCORD, N.C. — The Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway has resumed after a one hour rain delay. 28 laps remain in the 200-lap event.

Brad Keselowski is the leader.

The top five is completed by Daniel Hemric, Ryan Truex, Brandon Jones and Ryan Sieg.

Brandon Jones wins pole for Dover Xfinity race

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Brandon Jones qualified first for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway, earning his second career pole.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned the pole with a speed of 155.831 mph. He will be joined on the front row by teammate Noah Gragson (155.629 mph).

“We need XYO (Networks) on the car more often, best-career finish last week with them on the car and now a pole,” Jones told Fox Sports 1. “This is a driver’s track, too. I got a pole last year at Daytona and we all know how that place is. To be able to have raw speed here that’s pretty awesome.”

JGR swept the front row for the 52nd time.

The top five is completed by Matt Tifft, Elliott Sadler and Daniel Hemric.

Jones and Sadler are two of the four Dash 4 Cash drivers. The other two are Justin Allgaier (sixth) and Ryan Sieg (13th).

Johnny Sauter, driving in place of the suspended Spencer Gallagher, qualified 11th.

Nine cars did not make a lap in Round 1 after they failed to get through inspection in time.

David Starr, Cody Ware, Christopher Bell, Michael Annett, Cole Custer, Joe Nemechek, John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Reddick and Stephen Leicht did not make laps.

Ware did not make the race.

Click here for qualifying results.