May 18, 2014

By Rob Gray
NASCAR Wire Service

NEWTON, Iowa — Sam Hornish Jr.’s NASCAR Nationwide Series countdown at Iowa Speedway nearly followed a perfect path.

Mathematically speaking, anyway. Continue reading “Hornish capitalizes on rare opportunity, dominates at Iowa”

Final Lap Logo InvertSHOW #266 – Guest: Ryan Blaney – We go in depth with every angle of the Tony Stewart story (he broke his leg if you were in a cave), recap the racing at Pocono, preview Watkins Glen where they turn left AND right, and more. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie

(47:58 mins)


Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie

Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey

Music: Russell Nash Radium Sound

Voice Over: Thomas Moog

Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly #266 NASCAR Podcast – Tony Stewart / Ryan Blaney / Watkins Glen Preview”

brad-keselowski-gas-pump-iowa-speedway-nascar-nationwide-series-august-2013August 3, 2013
By K.J. Pilcher
Special to NASCAR Wire Service

NEWTON, Iowa –Brad Keselowski made a busy weekend well worth the trouble.
The defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion was the lone driver making frequent trips between Central Iowa and Pocono Raceway, where he’ll compete in Sunday’s premier series event.

Keselowski will be toting a gas pump trophy back with him after winning the Fifth Annual NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. He has won the last three Nationwide starts he has made for Penske Racing, despite not having a Sprint Cup victory this season.

Keselowski made his move after the third caution of the race, starting seventh with less than 50 laps remaining. As Trevor Bayne and Brian Vickers were battling side-by-side for the lead, Keselowski made his move.

Continue reading “Brad Keselowski Overcomes Penalty To Win Iowa Nationwide Race”

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Happy Honeymoon

June 9, 2013
By K.J. Pilcher
Special to NASCAR Wire Service

NEWTON, Iowa — Marriage hasn’t slowed down Trevor Bayne.

The 22-year-old joked over the radio that he should have gotten married a long time ago after he concluded a stunning and exciting late-race comeback Sunday.

Bayne exchanged vows with new wife, Ashton, on Tuesday and celebrated their honeymoon by winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway. He endured the long day that included a more than one hour rain delay for his first Nationwide win this season and second of his career.

Continue reading “Results: Late Pass Gives Trevor Bayne NASCAR Nationwide Series Iowa Victory”

Sept. 15, 2012

NASCAR Wire Service

NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Blaney, 18, withstood a series of late-race restarts to become the youngest winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, prevailing in Saturday night’s American Ethanol 200 Presented by Hy-Vee at Iowa Speedway.

Blaney, making just his third truck series start, held off a final charge by Ty Dillon, who snared the points lead with a runner-up finish. The youngster, who drove a Brad Keselowski-owned truck to Ram’s first win in the series since 2008, celebrated in Victory Lane with his father, Sprint Cup series driver Dave Blaney.

“This is pretty incredible,” said the younger Blaney. “. . . It’s unbelievable — hopefully, we can get us a few more here.”

Said Dave Blaney: “He does so good and catches on so quick. It’s fun to watch.”

Continue reading “Ryan Blaney, 18, Sets Truck Series Youth Mark With Iowa Win”