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Stenhouse Wins Again At Iowa

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, May 20 2012

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got the victory in Iowa on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Brian Lawdermilk)

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated and won Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway. The victory was his third straight at the track in Newton as he also swept both NNS events there last season.

The defending series champion, who drives for Roush Fenway Racing, led 209 of 250 laps.

“Man, this one was fun,” Stenhouse said in a post-race interview. “I love dominating those races.”

Elliott Sadler finished second and Michael McDowell was third.

Sadler, who started on the pole, earned his third straight top-five finish at Iowa, leading two laps.

Austin Dillon was fourth.

Kurt Busch was running third on the final lap but was bumped from behind by McDowell. Busch hit the wall but maintained control of his car and managed to finish fifth in the Toyota owned by brother Kyle Busch.

Darrell Wallace Jr., who made his Nationwide Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing, placed ninth. Travis Pastrana, also making his debut in the series, suffered an electrical problem, completing 228 laps and placing 26th.

RACE RESULTS

1. (3) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 250, $91,143.

2. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 250, $65,993.

3. (4) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 250, $47,418.

4. (6) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 250, $36,218.

5. (31) Kurt Busch, Toyota, 250, $25,225.

6. (5) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 250, $28,543.

7. (12) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 250, $27,428.

8. (10) Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 250, $26,388.

9. (8) Darrell Wallace Jr., Toyota, 250, $25,293.

10. (13) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 250, $25,568.

11. (7) Brian Scott, Toyota, 250, $23,793.

12. (2) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 250, $23,243.

13. (20) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 250, $22,718.

14. (18) Michael Annett, Ford, 249, $22,193.

15. (23) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 249, $22,643.

16. (11) Steve Arpin, Chevrolet, 249, $21,518.

17. (24) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 248, $21,493.

18. (33) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 248, $21,043.

19. (25) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 247, $20,818.

20. (14) Casey Roderick, Chevrolet, 247, $14,800.

21. (26) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 247, $20,468.

22. (19) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 246, $13,875.

23. (17) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 245, $13,725.

24. (29) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 244, $13,600.

25. (21) Timmy Hill, Ford, 244, $20,218.

26. (15) Travis Pastrana, Toyota, 228, $19,818.

27. (27) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, Alternator, 214, $13,425.

28. (36) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, Engine, 207, $19,543.

29. (16) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, Accident, 179, $19,418.

30. (9) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Accident, 113, $19,593.

31. (28) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Handling, 87, $12,670.

32. (22) Jeff Green, Toyota, Accident, 70, $19,028.

33. (34) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, Engine, 50, $12,450.

34. (32) Josh Richards, Ford, Engine, 48, $12,340.

35. (42) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, Ignition, 12, $12,235.

36. (41) John Jackson, Toyota, Vibration, 7, $12,125.

37. (37) Tim Andrews, Ford, Vibration, 6, $12,015.

38. (40) Matt Frahm, Chevrolet, Vibration, 5, $11,936.

39. (43) Michael Guerity, Chevrolet, Brakes, 4, $11,745.

40. (38) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, Vibration, 3, $11,630.

41. (30) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, Vibration, 3, $11,465.

42. (39) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, Overheating, 3, $11,345.

43. (35) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, Handling, 2, $11,228.

RACE STATISTICS

Average Speed of Race Winner: 107.157 mph.

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 2 Mins, 29 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 1.465 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 4 for 27 laps.

Lead Changes: 9 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: E. Sadler 0; S. Hornish Jr. 1-30; R. Stenhouse Jr. 31-83; J. Allgaier 84-86; R. Stenhouse Jr. 87-115; C. Whitt 116-119; E. Sadler 120-121; R. Stenhouse Jr. 122-188; K. Busch 189-190; R. Stenhouse Jr. 191-250.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): R. Stenhouse Jr. 4 times for 209 laps; S. Hornish Jr. 1 time for 30 laps; C. Whitt 1 time for 4 laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for 3 laps; K. Busch 1 time for 2 laps; E. Sadler 1 time for 2 laps.

Top 10 in Points: R. Stenhouse Jr. – 412; E. Sadler – 384; A. Dillon – 369; S. Hornish Jr. – 338; C. Whitt – 320; M. Annett – 301; J. Allgaier – 299; M. Bliss – 259; J. Nemechek – 247; D. Patrick – 233.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, May 20 2012
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