NKNPS PRACTICE: Custer Off To Fast Start; Begins Quest For 2nd Iowa Win With Top Lap

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NEWTON, IOWA — By Jason Christley, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Cole Custer kicked off his quest to become the first NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver to post two overall wins in the combination race at Iowa Speedway with the fastest lap in Saturday’s practice. Custer led the way in the first 1 hour, 20 minute practice session …

NNS: Blaney Edges Hornish for Iowa Nationwide Pole

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NEWTON, Iowa — official release — Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Ten races, 10 polesitters. The season-long trend of a new driver on the pole for every NASCAR Nationwide Series race continued Saturday at Iowa Speedway. Ryan Blaney, who missed all of Friday’s track time, won the 21 Means 21 Pole for the first time in the Nationwide Series …

NNS: Potential $1M Bonus For Drivers And Fan Sweepstakes Highlight Dash 4 Cash

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Rookies and veterans alike will have money on the mind as “Dash 4 Cash” returns to the NASCAR Nationwide Series for a sixth consecutive year. Designed to highlight the unique competition between the series’ regulars, “Dash 4 Cash” kicks off with its qualifier at Daytona International Speedway, concluding its four-race program with a …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Taking The High Rhodes; Kentucky Native Ready for Iowa Return after Recent Strong Outings

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LOUISVILLE, KY — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — photo courtesy Ben Rhodes — For being a rookie in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Ben Rhodes certainly isn’t driving like one. The Louisville, Kentucky native entered his first truck race fresh off of his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Custer Focused on Duplicating Prior Success at Iowa

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LADERA RANCH, CA — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Will Schneekloth/Getty Images North America photo — Cole Custer had Iowa Speedway figured out last fall. The 16-year old talent schooled the entirety of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West in last year’s Pork Be Inspired 150 East/West challenge event, sitting on …

ARCA Rookie JJ Haley and Southern Super Series Wrap-Up Highlight Tonight’s Stock Car Steel/SRI Motorsports Show at 7 Eastern

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — official release — JJ Haley Racing photo — An interview with ARCA Racing Series rookie and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour winner from Springport, J.J. Haley, plus full analysis of the weekend’s Southern Super Series Rumble by the River 125 from Montgomery Motor Speedway, headlines tonight’s edition of the Stock Car Steel/SRI Motorsports Show at 7 PM Eastern on Speed77 …

K&N EAST/WEST: Custer Looking for Repeat Performance in Iowa

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Being first is nothing rare for Cole Custer as he looks for another first in the Casey’s General Stores 150. The 16-year-old NASCAR Next driver has four NASCAR K&N Pro Series wins to his credit in just 19 starts including one at Iowa Speedway in Newton last …

NNS: Kwasniewski to Drive TSM No. 42 at Standalone Nationwide Races; Chase Pistone to Drive No. 31 at Iowa

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – team release — TSM photo — Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) announced today that the No. 42 car of Kyle Larson would undergo a driver change at the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) standalone events this season, placing Dylan Kwasniewski behind the wheel of the No. 42 up & up™ by Target car at five events. Current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series …

NNS: Championship Contenders Share Common Thread — Winning

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL — official release — Christian Petersen/Getty Images photo — Showcasing the exceptional talents of this season’s championship contenders on one of NASCAR’s most competitive stages has looked almost artless for the top three in the standings. Chase Elliott, Elliott Sadler and Regan Smith have all posted wins, are only separated by three points in the standings and each have an …

NNS: Ryan Gifford Returns to Nationwide Series with Biagi-Denbeste at Iowa

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May 1, 2014 — team release — NAPA, Calif. – NASCAR Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next driver Ryan Gifford returns to the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) May race at Iowa Speedway with Biagi-DenBeste Racing after securing a ninth-place finish in his national series debut last August. Gifford will pilot the No. 98 Carroll Shelby Engine Co. Ford on May 18 …

NNS: Austin Theriault to Drive Three Races for JR Motorsports

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April 22, 2014 — team release — MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Austin Theriault will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this season, as JR Motorsports has signed him to drive three races in the No. 5 Chevrolet. Theriault, a 20-year-old late model racer from Fort Kent, Maine, will make his debut on May 18 at Iowa Speedway, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet replete …

NASCAR CWTS: Timothy Peters Wins at Iowa

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By K.J. Pilcher – Special To NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa–Timothy Peters knows the way to victory lane at Iowa Speedway. He followed that path Saturday night to his best finish of the season. It was the Red Horse Racing driver’s  first win of the season and sixth in his career. He jumped to sixth in points. The track provided …