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Minute-by-Minute updates: Saturday at Iowa

August 03, 2013, NASCAR.com

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Latest updates, photos, videos from Iowa Speedway

10:14 p.m. ET: And it's Brad Keselowski coming home with the win!

10:12 p.m. ET: Follow the end of the race here.

10:10 p.m. ET: What a star.

Turner Scott Motorsp @TSMotorsports

Lap 236 - @KyleLarsonRacin up to 5th and running the fastest lap times of the top 5!

10:05 p.m. ET: Should be a great finish.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Back to green! Hornish and Vickers battle for second as Keselowski leads the field #NASCAR

10:01 p.m. ET: Hold everything.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Lap 223: Caution out as Harriman spins on frontstretch. #NASCAR

9:58 p.m. ET: And he may be uncatchable.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Lap 216: Keselowski to the lead as Vickers falls back to second. Keselowski won at @iowaspeedway in August '09. #NASCAR

 

9:55 p.m. ET: From one race winner to another?

Ryan Blaney @RyanBlaney22

NICE MOVE BOSSMAN BRAD

9:47 p.m. ET: Dillon's big lead erased, most cars expected to fuel up.

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

Left rear tire goes down on Pastrana, spins out, sparks fly, caution thrown.

9:42 p.m. ET: Nearing the 200-lap mark. It's going to get interesting.

Turner Scott Motorsp @TSMotorsports

60 laps to go - most drivers are about 10-15 laps short on fuel. Some being told to save fuel

9:29 p.m. ET: A nice showing for Regan Smith, too.

JR Motorsports @JRMotorsports

3 car has checked out to a two-second lead since the restart. @ReganSmith hanging 2nd about one second ahead of 3rd.

9:25 p.m. ET: Watch out for the kid.

Turner Scott Motorsp @TSMotorsports

Lap 147 - @KyleLarsonRacin's hot rod is starting to come to life, up to p7 and moving forward!

9:22 p.m. ET: The Drive for Diversity driver also competed in the K&N Pro Series race last night.

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

(Ryan) Gifford get a lap back, grabbing the beneficiary spot in his @NASCAR_NNS debut.

9:18 p.m. ET: Another opportunity for the leaders to pit.

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

Second caution, Reed Sorenson slowed down on the track. Some fluid might have gotten down.

9:14 p.m. ET: Can Dillon hold on this time?

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Halfway at @iowaspeedway and Austin Dillon continues to lead the field. Will he earn his first series win in 2013 tonight? #NASCAR

9:11 p.m. ET: Annett may be the most popular driver in the field, at least for this race. He's an Iowa native.

RPMotorsports @RPMotorsports

.@MichaelAnnett says the car is too tight when he gets close to another car. P9, Lap 123. #nascar

9:06 p.m. ET: Drew Herring's spin brough out the first caution. Watch the video below.

8:56 p.m. ET: Remember what NASCAR.com's Pat DeCola tweeted earlier? (It was simple: Watch out for Austin Dillon)

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Lap 85: Dillon goes low and takes the lead from Smith. Smith, Vickers, Hornish and Scott round out Top 5. #NASCAR

8:54 p.m. ET: "Parker" is, of course, Parker Kligerman.

KyleBuschMotorsports @KBMteam

Lap 80 Parker up to P10 said adjustment helped the center but has made him loose on entry now.

8:51 p.m. ET: No way Larson finishes that low, in our opinion.

Turner Scott Motorsp @TSMotorsports

Lap 75 - @J_Allgaier p8, @NelsonPiquet p9, @KyleLarsonRacin p16

8:46 p.m. ET: The official report.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Caution 1 - Herring spin in Turn 2. Laps 55-59 for race total of 5 caution laps. K. Wallace was beneficiary #NASCAR

8:44 p.m. ET: Tough break for BK. Then again, he might be the most talented driver in the field and has time to come back.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Keselowski with an outside tire violation. He will start at the tail of the field #NASCAR

8:42 p.m. ET: That caution was for pole-sitter Drew Herring's spin. He's driving the No. 54 Toyota, which leads the owner standings.

8:40 p.m. ET: First yellow of the night, and most everyone heads down pit road.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Caution 1: Spin in Turn 2 #NASCAR

8:36 p.m. ET: Herring has slipped a bit now. That's a fearsome foursome running out front.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Lap 44: Herring has fallen back to 5th. Smith continues to lead followed by Scott, Keselowski and Dillon. #NASCAR

8:34 p.m. ET: The 54 is still in good shape.

KyleBuschMotorsports @KBMteam

35 laps in, @Drew_Herring led the first 26 before surrendering the lead to the 7, now runs P3. #NASCAR

8:26 p.m. ET: That "#DoubleDuty" hashtag refers to Pastrana's planned participation in the X Games tomorrow.

No. 60 TEAM @Pastrana60Team

Pastrana quiet on the radio so far. Currently P15 #DoubleDuty #RFRDRIVEN

8:23 p.m. ET: Dominated the last race here, too, before finishing second.

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

If anybody knows @iowaspeedway, it's @austindillon3. Knows bumps. Knows grooves. Knows tire wear. Keep an eye on him. Won both practices.

8:21 p.m. ET: Remember, Regan has been the points leader most of the season.

JR Motorsports @JRMotorsports

.@ReganSmith settling in 2nd early on. @BradSweet49 up 3 spots already to 16th at lap 8.

8:16 p.m. ET: We have gone green! Click here to follow the live leaderboard.

8:12 p.m. ET: Yes sir! (Or ma'am)

Turner Scott Motorsp @TSMotorsports

Tonight's race: 218.75 miles (250 laps). We are rolling. Three pace laps, then we go green!

8:09 p.m. ET: OK, this is just funny.

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

"The secret to success, young @AlexBRacing, lies in your hat attire," - @austindillon3. (He didn't say that)

8:02 p.m. ET: The national anthem has been sung. Time to go racing!

8 p.m. ET: What about the sunglasses?

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

Wonder if @Tbayne21's hair'll still look like this good after the @NASCAR_NNS #USCellular250. #NASCAR @roushfenway 

 

7:54 p.m. ET: Nice pictures from Mr. DeCola tonight.

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

And the other half. @NASCAR_NNS #USCellular250. #NASCAR

 

7:52 p.m. ET: Looks like a beautiful Midwest evening.

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

Half of the field for tonight's @NASCAR_NNS #USCellular250.

7:48 p.m. ET: This won't be still for long.

Pat DeCola @Pat_DeCola

The calm before the storm. @NASCAR_NNS #NASCAR #USCellular250

7:45 p.m. ET: Good interview with Travis Pastrana on ESPN. Pastrana will run the X Games paint scheme tonight. Click here for this week's Paint Scheme Preview.

7:39 p.m. ET: Driver introductions are beginning at Iowa Speedway. Coverage of the race is on ESPN.

7:33 p.m. ET: Austin Dillon paced the first two practices and qualified eighth. He led more than 200 laps in the first 250-lap event at Iowa this year.

 

7:18 p.m. ET: And if you're wondering what defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski is doing racing in Iowa the night before a key Cup race in Pocono ... well, just read this story from NASCAR.com's David Caraviello.

7:13 p.m. ET: In the words of Muhammad Ali ... the champ is here.

 

7:05 p.m. ET: Wallace had to qualify based on his time (he'll start ninth). Moffitt finished ninth in Friday night's K&N Pro Series race.

RAB Racing @RAB_Racing

Spotter @BrettMoffitt11 says what's up?? While @Kenny_Wallace is deep on thought @iowaspeedway #NASCAR

7 p.m. ET: Pit stall assignments have been finalized. Click here to see the full grid.

6:41 p.m. ET: See, we told you Drew Herring won the Coors Light Pole.

 

6:28 p.m. ET: Pat DeCola is on the ground in Iowa tonight for NASCAR.com. Click here to follow him on Twitter.

6:17 p.m. ET: Earlier tonight, Drew Herring won the Coors Light Pole, the first of his career. See the full lineup here.

6:11 p.m. ET: Good evening, and welcome to Minute-by-Minute updates from Iowa Speedway. Tonight's NASCAR Nationwide Series race is the U.S. Cellular 250 presented by Enlist Weed Control System.

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