Minute-by-Minute updates: Saturday at Iowa

August 03, 2013, NASCAR.com

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.


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

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


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

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


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


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?


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)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.