Current Nationwide Series Champion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., has won the past three Iowa Speedway races in the Nationwide Series and he has a chance to go four in a row this week which would get this year's Championship run back on track.
Stenhouse is in his final full year in Nationwide and will replace 2003 Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth next season at Roush Fenway Racing. Ricky would love to move up to the Cup Series with two Nationwide Series Championships.
Only 43 Cars are entered this week which means everyone will make it.
Entry List and More after the JUMP!
|1||01||Mike Wallace||TBA||12 Chevy||JD Motorsports|
|2||2||Elliott Sadler||One Main Financial||12 Chevy||Richard Childress Racing|
|3||3||Austin Dillon||AMERICAN ETHANOL||12 Chevy||Richard Childress Racing|
|4||4||Daryl Harr||TBA||12 Chevy||JD Motorsports|
|5||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||Fastenal||12 Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|6||7||Danica Patrick||GoDaddy.com||12 Chevy||JR Motorsports|
|7||08||Josh Richards||Randy Hill Racing||12 Ford||Randy Hill|
|8||10||Mike Bliss||TBD||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|9||11||Brian Scott||Dollar General||12 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|10||12||Sam Hornish Jr||Wurth||12 Dodge||Roger Penske|
|11||14||Eric McClure||Hefty/Reynolds Wrap||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|12||15||Timmy Hill||RWR||12 Chevy||Rick Ware|
|13||18||Michael McDowell(i)||Pizza Ranch||12 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|14||19||Tayler Malsam||Noah's Light Foundation||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|15||20||Darrell Wallace Jr||TBD||12 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|16||22||Ryan Blaney||Discount Tire||12 Dodge||Roger Penske|
|17||23||Jamie Dick||Viva Auto Group||12 Chevy||R3 Motorsports|
|18||24||Scott Saunders||West Virginia Miners||12 Toyota||SC2 Motorsports|
|19||30||Jason Leffler(i)||Accudoc Solutions||12 Chevy||Turner Motorsports|
|20||31||Justin Allgaier||Brandt||12 Chevy||Turner Motorsports|
|21||33||Brendan Gaughan(i)||Menards||12 Chevy||Richard Childress Racing|
|22||38||Brad Sweet||Great Clips||12 Chevy||Turner Motorsports|
|23||39||Joey Gase||Iowa Donor Network||12 Ford||Go Green Racing|
|24||40||Erik Darnell||TBA||12 Chevy||The Motorsports Group|
|25||41||Dusty Davis||RWR||12 Chevy||Rick Ware|
|26||42||Matt Dibenedetto||TBA||12 Chevy||The Motorsports Group|
|27||43||Michael Annett||Northland Oil||12 Ford||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|28||44||John Blankenship||TBA||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|29||46||Chase Miller||The Motorsports Group||12 Chevy||The Motorsports Group|
|30||47||Tim Schendel||Curtis Key Plumbing||12 Chevy||The Motorsports Group|
|31||50||T J Bell||TBA||12 Chevy||MAKE Motorsports|
|32||51||Jeremy Clements||Clements Automotive||10 Chevy||Jeremy Clements|
|33||52||Justin Jennings(i)||TBD||12 Chevy||Jimmy Means|
|34||54||Kurt Busch(i)||Monster Energy||12 Toyota||Kyle Busch|
|35||70||Johanna Long||Foretravel||12 Chevy||ML Motorsports|
|36||71||Carl Long||Lilly Trucking||12 Chevy||Rick Ware|
|37||74||Mike Harmon||Koma Unwind||12 Chevy||Mike Harmon|
|38||81||Jason Bowles||American Majority||12 Toyota||Gina MacDonald|
|39||87||Joe Nemechek||AM/FM Energy||12 Toyota||NEMCO|
|40||88||Cole Whitt||Clean Coal||12 Chevy||JR Motorsports|
|41||89||Morgan Shepherd||TBA||12 Chevy||Faith Motorsports|
|42||91||Jeff Green||TBA||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|43||99||Brett Moffitt||TBD||12 Toyota||RAB Racing|
There are a few teams to watch this week:
- #2- Elliott Sadler has come out swinging this year. After failing to win a race last seaon, Sadler already has three wins this year and leads the points. Sadler has placed himself in a great position to just ride out the wave to his first Nascar Championship.
- #10- Mike Bliss moves over for John Blankenship this week as Jeff Green moves to a start and park (#91) team. That's four teams for TriStar this week, with only one sponsor.
- #20- Darrell Wallace Jr will make another start for Joe Gibbs Racing. Wallace could be a dark horse this week.
- #22- Ryan Blaney will make his Penske Racing debut.
- #30- Jason Leffler will make his Turner Motorsports return this week. Leffler has been running pretty well in the Truck Series and a good run here could give him a leg up next season.
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