NASCAR - Nationwide - John Deere Dealers of Iowa 250 Preview

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DATE: Sunday, May 22nd
SITE: Iowa Speedway (2006) -- Newton, Iowa
TRACK: 0.875-mile oval - 1,075 feet (Frontstretch); 869 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 56,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNOUNCERS: Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 2 p.m. (et)
LAPS: 250
MILES: 218.751
Last Race Results
RACE: 5-Hour Energy 200 (May 14th)
SITE: Dover International Speedway
MILES: 209
LAPS: 209
WINNER: Carl Edwards
RUNNER-UP: Kyle Busch
THIRD: Reed Sorenson
FOURTH: Ricky Stenhouse Jr
FIFTH: David Reutimann
POLE WINNER: Carl Edwards (Finished 1st)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 11 minutes, 45 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 95.180 m.p.h.
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 48 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 14 among 7 drivers
LAP LEADERS: C. Edwards - pole; R. Stenhouse Jr. 1-24; C. Bowyer 25-29; R.
Stenhouse Jr. 30-38; C. Bowyer 39-41; S. Wimmer 42-43; C. Edwards
44-45; C. Bowyer 46-74; C. Edwards 75-92; B. Keselowski 93-100;
C. Edwards 101-141; J. Wise 142-146; C. Edwards 147-149; J.
Logano 150-186; C. Edwards 187-209.
Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
0Brad Teague (Buladean, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/TBA
02Daryl Harr (St. Albert, Canada)Chevrolet/WestWorld Computers
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/One Main Financial
6Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Olive Branch,MS)Ford/Blackwell Angus
7Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/
09Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Toyota/Family Farmers
11Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Toyota/Shore Lodge
13Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Ford/
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Chevrolet/Hefty Black Out/Reynolds
15Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
16Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
18Michael McDowell (Glendale, AZ)Toyota/Pizza Ranch
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Chevrolet/TriStar Motorsports
20Drew Herring (Benson, NC)Toyota/SportClips
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hls, MI)Dodge/Discount Tire
23Robert Richardson Jr (McKinney, TX)Dodge/North Texas Pipe
28Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA)Chevrolet/Pouch Tech
30James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/FOE
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/TBA
32Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/Dollar General
33Austin Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Rheem Heating and Cooling
38Jason Leffler (Long Beach, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
39Luis Martinez Jr. (Long Beach, CA)Ford/King Taco
40Scott Wimmer (Wausau, WI)Chevrolet/TBA
41Carl Long (Roxboro, NC)Ford/Lilly Trucking of Virginia
44Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Chevrolet/TriStar Motorsports
49Dennis Setzer (Newton, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/
52Tim Schendel (Sparta, WI)Chevrolet/TBA
55Brett Rowe (Barboursville, WV)Chevrolet/Imperial Bedding
60Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
62Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Toyota/Pilot Travel Centers/Flying J
66Steve Wallace (Charlotte, NC)Toyota/5-Hour Energy
68Matthew Carter (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
70Shelby Howard (Greenwood, IN)Chevrolet/Foretravel
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/Riverwalk Cafe
75Johnny Chapman (Stony Point, NC)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
81Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Dodge/
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/NEMCO Motorsports
88Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL)Chevrolet/2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame
89Morgan Shepherd (Conover, NC)Chevrolet/Victory in Jesus Racing
99Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ)Toyota/Pastrana Waltrip Racing
Mover of the Week
David Reutimann - Started in 32nd position and finished 5th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Reed Sorenson
Darkhorse - Michael Annett
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - Finished 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Jeremy Clements) - Finished 24th
The Nationwide Series will run the inaugural Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 at Iowa Speedway this week in the "Hawkeye State."

Sunday's 250-lap race at Iowa Speedway will be a very special one for long- time Nationwide veteran Kenny Wallace. The 47-year-old Wallace is scheduled to make his 500th career start in the series. He will join Jason Keller as the only drivers who have 500 or more starts. Keller accomplished the feat one year ago at Dover.

Wallace is in his first season driving for RAB Racing. He is currently seventh in Nationwide points, with three top-10 finishes in 11 races this season.

So far, Wallace has made a combined 854 starts in all three of NASCAR's national touring series.

Ironically, Kenny Wallace will celebrate his career milestone at the same track that Rusty Wallace, the 1989 Cup Series champion, designed several years ago.

Many drivers are scheduled to make the Charlotte/Iowa combo this weekend. Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski will compete in Saturday's all-star race at Charlotte and then attempt to run in the Nationwide event at Iowa the following day.

Trevor Bayne will do the same, if NASCAR medically clears him. Chris Buescher is on standby. Buescher substituted for Bayne in Roush Fenway Racing's No.16 Ford at Richmond and Darlington. Kevin Swindell drove the car last Saturday at Dover.

Camping World Truck Series veterans Austin Dillon and James Buescher are also slated to race at Charlotte and Iowa.

This will be the third Nationwide Series race held at Iowa Speedway. The past two fall races were won by Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch.

The next Nationwide Series race is the May 28th running of the Top Gear 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch is the defending race winner.

05/18 12:57:17 ET

As of May 18, 2011, at 12:57 PM ET
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