XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway


Race: U.S. Cellular 250

Place: Iowa Speedway

Date and Time: Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. ET

Tune-in: NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 218.75 miles (250 laps)

What to Watch For: Sam Hornish Jr. attempts to sweep Iowa after winning there in June. This time, he will pilot the Richard Childress Racing No. 2 Chevrolet instead of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. … Iowa Speedway launches a four-race stretch of contests at distinct tracks. Drivers go from Iowa’s 0.875-mile quick short track to road courses at Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course before transitioning to the high-banked short-track Bristol Motor Speedway. … Three Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders – Erik Jones, Brandon Jones and Brennan Poole are on pace to make the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.