Ryan Vargas places 17th at Iowa Speedway

Ryan Vargas finished 17th in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway Saturday.

Chase Briscoe earned the checkered flag in the race, with Christopher Bell following in second, and John H. Nemechek placing third. Noah Gragson brought home fourth place, followed by Tyler Reddick to round out the top five.

Bell won both Stage 1 and 2 to earn 20 bonus points.

Vargas earned 20 points over the weekend, increasing her total to 20 on the year. She ranks No. 52 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings. Vargas did not earn any playoff points Saturday and has yet to tally his first playoff points of the season.

The first-year driver qualified in 23rd position at 128.519 mph.

After zero career starts, Vargas continues to search for his first win and top-10 finish.

There were 38 cars in the field and the race endured eight cautions and 58 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag, there were eight lead changes.

With Briscoe driving his Mustang to victory for Fred Biagi, Ford added 40 points. Overall, Toyota ranks No. 1 with 685 points, followed by Chevrolet in the No. 2 spot with 681. Ford sits at No. 3 with 666 points on the season.

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