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Nationwide: Iowa - Race results

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated the Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway on Sunday afternoon, winning the race after leading 209 of the 250 laps.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. claimed his fifth NASCAR Nationwide Series race win in 83 starts at Iowa Speedway - and three of those five races have come at the same 0.875-mile track. It's also the reigning Nationwide champion's third win of 2012.

He was in utterly dominating form all night, ultimately leading 209 of the 250 laps of the race. That's more laps than he's ever led in a Nationwide race before - the previous high being 189 at last year's race at Lucas Oil Raceway - and equals the record for most laps led at Iowa set by Kyle Busch.

He won by over a second from Elliott Sadler, which extends Stenhouse's points lead in the championship over Sadler to 28pts.

Qualifying was held on Saturday, and saw Sadler take pole position with a lap of 23.523s (133.911mph), his 13th pole in 174 NASCAR Nationwide Series races and his second in 2012. His pole time was 0.109s ahead of Sam Hornish Jr. who lined up alongside him on the front row, with reigning series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the second row alongside Michael McDowell. With 43 qualifiers, all cars made the grid.

The cars of Kurt Busch (#54), Mike Bliss (#44) and Joe Nemechek (#87) were all sent to the rear of the field for the start following post-qualifying driver changes, all three drivers having been at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday to run in the Sprint All-Star/Showdown races.

Race results

1. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 250 laps 2hrs 05mins (48/5 pts)
2. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 250 laps + 1.465s (43/1 pts)
3. #18 Michael McDowell Toyota 250 laps + 1.870s (0pts)
4. #3 Austin Dillon * Chevrolet 250 laps + 3.863s (40/0 pts)
5. #54 Kurt Busch Toyota 250 laps + 5.376s (0pts)
6. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 250 laps + 5.797s (39/1 pts)
7. #88 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 250 laps + 6.855s (38/1 pts)
8. #22 Parker Kligerman Dodge 250 laps + 9.099s (0pts)
9. #20 Darrell Wallace Jr. Toyota 250 laps + 12.152s (35/0 pts)
10. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 250 laps + 13.750s (0pts)
11. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 250 laps + 14.385s (33/0 pts)
12. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 250 laps + 19.499s (33/1 pts)
13. #38 Brad Sweet * Chevrolet 250 laps + 22.657s (31/0 pts)
14. #43 Michael Annett Ford 250 laps + 1 lap (30/0 pts)
15. #44 Mike Bliss Toyota 250 laps + 1 lap (29/0 pts)
16. #30 Steve Arpin Chevrolet 250 laps + 1 lap (28/0 pts)
17. #81 Jason Bowles * Toyota 248 laps + 2 laps (27/0 pts)
18. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 248 laps + 2 laps (26/0 pts)
19. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 247 laps + 3 laps (25/0 pts)
20. #124 Casey Roderick * Chevrolet 247 laps + 3 laps (24/0 pts)
21. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 247 laps + 3 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #70 Johanna Long * Chevrolet 246 laps + 4 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 245 laps + 5 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #23 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 244 laps + 6 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #41 Timmy Hill Ford 244 laps + 6 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #199 Travis Pastrana Toyota 228 laps + 22 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 215 laps Alternator (17/0 pts)
28. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 207 laps Engine (16/0 pts)
29. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 179 laps Accident (15/0 pts)
30. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 113 laps Accident (14/0 pts)
31. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 87 laps Handling (13/0 pts)
32. #14 Jeff Green Toyota 70 laps Accident (12/0 pts)
33. #52 Joey Gase * Chevrolet 50 laps Engine (11/0 pts)
34. #39 Josh Richards Ford 48 laps Engine (10/0 pts)
35. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 12 laps Ignition (9/0 pts)
36. #172 John Jackson Toyota 7 laps Vibration (8/0 pts)
37. #108 Tim Andrews Ford 6 laps Vibration (7/0 pts)
38. #42 Matt Frahm Chevrolet 5 laps Vibration (6/0 pts)
39. #175 Michael Guerity Chevrolet 4 laps Brakes (5/0 pts)
40. #15 Blake Koch Chevrolet 3 laps Vibration (4/0 pts)
41. #10 Kevin Lepage Toyota 3 laps Vibration (3/0 pts)
42. #47 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 3 laps Over Heating (2/0 pts)
43. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 2 laps Handling (1/0 pts)

Qualifying times

1. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 23.523s (Leader) 133.911mph
2. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 23.632s (-0.109) 133.294mph
3. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 23.664s (-0.141) 133.114mph
4. #18 Michael McDowell Toyota 23.669s (-0.146) 133.085mph
5. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 23.771s (-0.248) 132.514mph
6. #3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet 23.789s (-0.266) 132.414mph
7. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 23.824s (-0.301) 132.220mph
8. #20 Darrell Wallace Jr. Toyota 23.829s (-0.306) 132.192mph
9. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 23.856s (-0.333) 132.042mph
10. #22 Parker Kligerman Dodge 23.875s (-0.352) 131.937mph
11. #30 Steve Arpin Chevrolet 23.902s (-0.379) 131.788mph
12. #88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 24.006s (-0.483) 131.217mph
13. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 24.019s (-0.496) 131.146mph
14. #124 Casey Roderick* Chevrolet 24.086s (-0.563) 130.781mph
15. #199 Travis Pastrana Toyota 24.097s (-0.574) 130.722mph
16. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 24.111s (-0.588) 130.646mph
17. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 24.143s (-0.620) 130.473mph
18. #43 Michael Annett Ford 24.158s (-0.635) 130.392mph
19. #70 Johanna Long* Chevrolet 24.172s (-0.649) 130.316mph
20. #38 Brad Sweet* Chevrolet 24.232s (-0.709) 129.993mph
21. #41 Timmy Hill Ford 24.244s (-0.721) 129.929mph
22. #14 Jeff Green Toyota 24.259s (-0.736) 129.849mph
23. #44 Charles Lewandoski Toyota 24.289s (-0.766) 129.688mph
24. #81 Jason Bowles* Toyota 24.316s (-0.793) 129.544mph
25. #87 Matt Carter Chevrolet 24.350s (-0.827) 129.363mph
26. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 24.364s (-0.841) 129.289mph
27. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 24.375s (-0.852) 129.231mph
28. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 24.395s (-0.872) 129.125mph
29. #23 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 24.417s (-0.894) 129.008mph
30. #10 Kevin Lepage Toyota 24.419s (-0.896) 128.998mph
31. #54 Drew Herring Toyota 24.503s (-0.980) 128.556mph
32. #39 Josh Richards Ford 24.516s (-0.993) 128.488mph
33. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 24.522s (-0.999) 128.456mph
34. #52 Joey Gase* Chevrolet 24.726s (-1.203) 127.396mph
35. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 24.728s (-1.205) 127.386mph
36. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 24.735s (-1.212) 127.350mph
37. #108 Tim Andrews Ford 24.736s (-1.213) 127.345mph
38. #15 Blake Koch Chevrolet 24.797s (-1.274) 127.032mph
39. #47 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 24.840s (-1.317) 126.812mph
40. #42 Matt Frahm Chevrolet 24.858s (-1.335) 126.720mph
41. #172 John Jackson Toyota 24.914s (-1.391) 126.435mph
42. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 25.059s (-1.536) 125.703mph
43. #175 Michael Guerity Chevrolet 27.144s (-3.621) 116.048mph

Practice times

1. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 23.371s (Leader) 134.782 mph
2. #3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet 23.482s (-0.111) 134.145 mph
3. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 23.509s (-0.138) 133.991 mph
4. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 23.549s (-0.178) 133.764 mph
5. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 23.565s (-0.194) 133.673 mph
6. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 23.583s (-0.212) 133.571 mph
7. #38 Brad Sweet* Chevrolet 23.609s (-0.238) 133.424 mph
8. #54 Drew Herring Toyota 23.626s (-0.255) 133.328 mph
9. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 23.635s (-0.264) 133.277 mph
10. #88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 23.642s (-0.271) 133.238 mph
11. #18 Michael McDowell Toyota 23.648s (-0.277) 133.204 mph
12. #20 Darrell Wallace Jr. Toyota 23.674s (-0.303) 133.057 mph
13. #22 Parker Kligerman Dodge 23.705s (-0.334) 132.883 mph
14. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 23.766s (-0.395) 132.542 mph
15. #199 Matt Crafton Toyota 23.791s (-0.420) 132.403 mph
16. #43 Michael Annett Ford 23.842s (-0.471) 132.120 mph
17. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 23.930s (-0.559) 131.634 mph
18. #81 Jason Bowles* Toyota 23.973s (-0.602) 131.398 mph
19. #23 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 23.992s (-0.621) 131.294 mph
20. #70 Johanna Long* Chevrolet 24.013s (-0.642) 131.179 mph
21. #30 Steve Arpin Chevrolet 24.030s (-0.659) 131.086 mph
22. #124 Casey Roderick* Chevrolet 24.035s (-0.664) 131.059 mph
23. #14 Jeff Green Toyota 24.103s (-0.732) 130.689 mph
24. #41 Timmy Hill Ford 24.108s (-0.737) 130.662 mph
25. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 24.148s (-0.777) 130.446 mph
26. #87 Matt Carter Chevrolet 24.151s (-0.780) 130.429 mph
27. #39 Josh Richards Ford 24.181s (-0.810) 130.268 mph
28. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 24.372s (-1.001) 129.247 mph
29. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 24.374s (-1.003) 129.236 mph
30. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 24.415s (-1.044) 129.019 mph
31. #44 Charles Lewandoski Toyota 24.429s (-1.058) 128.945 mph
32. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 24.659s (-1.288) 127.742 mph
33. #52 Joey Gase* Chevrolet 24.675s (-1.304) 127.660 mph
34. #42 Matt Frahm Chevrolet 24.710s (-1.339) 127.479 mph
35. #10 Kevin Lepage Toyota 24.731s (-1.360) 127.370 mph
36. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 24.881s (-1.510) 126.603 mph
37. #108 Tim Andrews Ford 24.911s (-1.540) 126.450 mph
38. #15 Blake Koch Chevrolet 24.925s (-1.554) 126.379 mph
39. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 24.989s (-1.618) 126.055 mph
40. #172 John Jackson Toyota 25.080s (-1.709) 125.598 mph
41. #47 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 25.132s (-1.761) 125.338 mph
42. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 25.157s (-1.786) 125.214 mph
43. #175 Michael Guerity Chevrolet 27.466s (-4.095) 114.687 mph

Nationwide Series championship standings

1. (--) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 412pts
2. (--) Elliott Sadler 384pts (-28pts)
3. (--) Austin Dillon* 369pts (-43pts)
4. (--) Sam Hornish Jr. 338pts (-74pts)
5. (--) Cole Whitt* 320pts (-92pts)
6. (--) Michael Annett 301pts (-111pts)
7. (--) Justin Allgaier 299pts (-113pts)
8. (--) Mike Bliss 259pts (-153pts)
9. (--) Joe Nemechek 247pts (-165pts)
10. (--) Danica Patrick 233pts (-179pts)
11. (--) Tayler Malsam 230pts (-182pts)
12. (+1) Brian Scott 212pts (-200pts)
13. (+1) Mike Wallace 202pts (-210pts)
14. (+1) Jason Bowles* 193pts (-219pts)
15. (+1) Jeremy Clements 185pts (-227pts)
16. (-4) Trevor Bayne 180pts (-232pts)
17. (--) Erik Darnell 171pts (-241pts)
18. (+2) T.J. Bell 151pts (-261pts)
19. (-1) Eric McClure 142pts (-270pts)
20. (-1) Kenny Wallace 140pts (-272pts)
21. (--) Johanna Long* 140pts (-272pts)
22. (+1) Blake Koch 118pts (-294pts)
23. (-1) Benny Gordon* 116pts (-296pts)
24. (--) Danny Efland 96pts (-316pts)
25. (--) Ryan Truex 93pts (-319pts)
26. (--) Robert Richardson Jr. 91pts (-321pts)
27. (+1) Morgan Shepherd 91pts (-321pts)
28. (-1) Timmy Hill 85pts (-327pts)
29. (+3) Casey Roderick* 84pts (-328pts)
30. (+1) Jamie Dick 84pts (-328pts)
31. (-2) Joey Gase* 81pts (-331pts)
32. (+3) Brad Sweet* 80pts (-332pts)
33. (-3) Tim Schendel 70pts (-342pts)
34. (+2) Travis Pastrana 67pts (-345pts)
35. (+2) Daryl Harr 61pts (-351pts)
36. (-2) Kevin Lepage 56pts (-356pts)
37. (-4) Kyle Fowler 55pts (-357pts)
38. (--) Jeff Green 53pts (-359pts)
39. (+4) Josh Richards 43pts (-369pts)
40. (-1) Ryan Blaney 38pts (-374pts)
41. (-1) Jeffrey Earnhardt 37pts (-375pts)
42. (--) Darrell Wallace Jr. 35pts (-377pts)
43. (-2) Steve Arpin 34pts (-378pts)
44. (+2) Matt Frahm 34pts (-378pts)
45. (+2) Mike Harmon 34pts (-378pts)
46. (-4) Steve Wallace 33pts (-379pts)
47. (-3) Chase Miller 32pts (-380pts)
48. (-3) Derrike Cope 29pts (-383pts)
49. (+1) Tim Andrews 28pts (-384pts)
50. (-2) Kelly Bires 22pts (-390pts)
51. (-2) David Green 22pts (-390pts)
52. (-1) Tanner Berryhill 15pts (-397pts)
53. (-1) Brad Teague 12pts (-400pts)
54. (--) Charles Lewandoski 10pts (-402pts)
55. (-2) Reed Sorenson 10pts (-402pts)
56. (-1) John Jackson 10pts (-402pts)

* Denotes Rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown



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