Xfinity Series at Iowa: A recap in GIFs
By Steve Luvender | Sunday, June 16, 2019
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Relive moments from Sunday's 250-miler at Iowa Speedway, entirely in GIFs.
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It wasn't just any Sunday afternoon in Newton, Iowa -- it was Father's Day.
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Cole Custer started on pole in the CircuitCity.com 250 presented by Tamron.
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Early into the race, David Starr's engine exploded into a plume of smoke.
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The afternoon ended early for Joey Gase and Vinnie Miller, who crashed during Stage 1.
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Tyler Reddick, defending series champ who's had a standout 2019, ran into trouble when a right-rear tire went flat on his car.
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Christopher Bell looked unbeatable early in the race, winning Stage 1.
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Noah Gragson pitted with a loose wheel, slowing a solid showing for the No. 9.
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Brandon Brown exited his car in a hurry when his car's engine expired, filling the No. 86 with smoke.
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Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric traded bumps throughout Stage 2 in several close battles for position.
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Christopher Bell's dominant run continued with a Stage 2 victory.
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Tyler Matthews, making just his second-career start, brought out the caution in the final stage. Matthews was able to continue with minimal damage.
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The caution flew again when Cole Custer missed the groove and slid into the outside wall.
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While Cole Custer and Christopher Bell led the field after the restart, Bell took over the top spot once again -- but not until after a little bit of side-by-side short track racing.
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Chad Finchum had a close call after a four-wide battle, but managed to hang on to his car.
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Finchum's luck ran out shortly after when he tagged the outside wall with under 20 laps to go, setting up for a late-race restart.
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Christopher Bell never looked back, taking the checkered flag without major challenge from the field. It was a dominant performance start to finish -- the No. 20 paced the field for 186 of 250 laps.
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Bell's car is in there somewhere. Trust us.
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Ah, there he is! Christopher Bell won his fourth race of the season, sweeping the events on both Mother's Day and Father's Day weekends in 2019. A checkered flag sure beats a new tie for Dad.