The Xfinity Series continues to see a new look in Victory Lane this season and is on track to match or exceed a record for number of different winners. There have been 12 winners in the first 13 races. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski is the only repeat winner so far. The series record is 18 different winners in a season set back 1988 and 2017.
Only three 2018 race winners are entered in Sunday’s Iowa 250 presented by Enogen (5 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) — Justin Allgaier (Dover), Christopher Bell (Richmond) and Tyler Reddick (Daytona).
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There is precedence for the track to crown a first-time winner. Both William Byron and Ryan Preece picked up their career first Xfinity wins at Iowa last year.
Things are a bit different in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where Johnny Sauter’s victory at Texas last weekend was his fourth in the first eight races of the 2018 season.
The 40-year old Sauter has yet to win at Iowa Speedway, where the series races Saturday in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store (7 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). He has a pair of runner-up finishes including 2017 — his seventh top-five at the track.
Going back to the 2017 season, Sauter has won six of the past 11 races and amazingly finished in the top three in 10 of those. Only three drivers in history have recorded four or more wins through the opening eight races — Kyle Busch and Mike Skinner.