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Iowa Corn 350 Presented by Ethanol Race Results

Iowa Speedway

June 16th, 2024

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Ryan Blaney

12 |

2

Running

350

201

57

6

2

William Byron

24 |

4

Running

350

0

42

0

3

Chase Elliott

9 |

9

Running

350

1

44

0

4

Christopher Bell

20 |

10

Running

350

7

33

0

5

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

35

Running

350

4

32

0

6

Joey Logano

22 |

11

Running

350

0

36

0

7

Josh Berry

4 |

3

Running

350

32

45

0

8

Alex Bowman

48 |

33

Running

350

0

29

0

9

Daniel Suárez

99 |

13

Running

350

4

36

0

10

Brad Keselowski

6 |

5

Running

350

5

32

0

11

Ross Chastain

1 |

17

Running

350

0

26

0

12

Todd Gilliland

38 |

14

Running

350

0

28

0

13

Justin Haley

51 |

19

Running

350

0

25

0

14

Carson Hocevar

77 |

20

Running

350

0

23

0

15

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

31

Running

349

0

22

0

16

Noah Gragson

10 |

23

Running

349

0

21

0

17

Bubba Wallace

23 |

16

Running

349

0

26

0

18

Chris Buescher

17 |

15

Running

349

16

23

0

19

Austin Dillon

3 |

36

Running

349

0

18

0

20

Harrison Burton

21 |

25

Running

349

0

17

0

21

Corey LaJoie

7 |

24

Running

349

0

20

0

22

Tyler Reddick

45 |

8

Running

349

0

15

0

23

Michael McDowell

34 |

22

Running

349

0

14

0

24

Denny Hamlin

11 |

12

Running

348

0

18

0

25

Ty Gibbs

54 |

27

Running

348

0

12

0

26

John H. Nemechek

42 |

34

Running

348

0

11

0

27

Ryan Preece

41 |

29

Running

348

0

10

0

28

Chase Briscoe

14 |

6

Running

348

0

9

0

29

Daniel Hemric

31 |

30

Running

348

0

8

0

30

Austin Cindric

2 |

21

Running

347

0

7

0

31

Zane Smith

71 |

26

Running

347

0

6

0

32

Erik Jones

43 |

32

Running

347

0

5

0

33

Kaz Grala

15 |

28

Running

345

0

4

0

34

Kyle Larson

5 |

1

Running

314

80

22

1

35

Kyle Busch

8 |

7

Water Pump

272

0

3

0

36

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

18

Accident

54

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Ryan Blaney

    POS1

    LEADER

    Ryan Blaney

    Driver badge number 12 |

  • POS 2 | 0.716

    William Byron

    POS2

    0.716

    William Byron

    Driver badge number 24 |

  • POS 3 | 2.147

    Chase Elliott

    POS3

    2.147

    Chase Elliott

    Driver badge number 9 |

Ryan Blaney wins inaugural Cup race at Iowa, scores first 2024 victory

NEWTON, Iowa — This time, there was no unpleasant surprise waiting for Ryan Blaney near the finish line of a NASCAR Cup Series race.

Grabbing the lead on crew chief Jonathan Hassler‘s two-tire call under the final caution of Sunday night‘s Iowa Corn 350, Blaney led the final 88 laps of the inaugural Cup race at 0.875-mile Iowa Speedway.

In front of a large contingent of family and friends, the reigning series champion crossed the finish line 0.716 seconds ahead of runner-up William Byron, who was racing on four new tires after a pit stop under caution for Chris Buescher‘s accident on Lap 260.

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The victory was Blaney‘s first of the season and the 11th of his career. Blaney now has won at Iowa Speedway in all three NASCAR national series, having triumphed in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2012 and the Xfinity Series in 2015.

All told, the race winner led four times for 201 of 350 laps on a track that was repaved in the bottom two lanes in the corners.

“What a cool way to win here.  This place means a lot to me and means a lot to my mom (Lisa, from Chariton, Iowa),” said Blaney, who was leading June 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway outside St. Louis before running out of fuel on the white-flag lap.

“We had a lot of people here tonight cheering us on, so they willed us to that one.  Overall, I really appreciate the whole (No. 12 team).  I mean, our car was really fast all night and we got a little bit better through the night, and two tires was a good call there.

“I didn‘t know how well I was going to hold on.  I started to struggle a little bit at the end but had enough to hang on.  I‘m super proud of the effort.”

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Byron wasn‘t surprised Blaney won the race on two fresh tires, given the quality of the Team Penske driver‘s No. 12 Ford.

“No, he had a really good car, so he was up front and contending a lot, and him and the 5 (pole winner Kyle Larson) were really good,” Byron said. “So, we were just a step off of that, you know?

“I feel like I just needed to turn the center just a hair better and still kind of maintain the long run. Proud of the effort. It was a really good night, and I feel like we can learn from this and build from it to be a little bit better.”

In a race that featured eight cautions for 49 laps, Chase Elliott finished third, followed by Christopher Bell, who started from the rear of the field in a backup car after blowing a right front tire and crashing in Friday‘s practice.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came home fifth, with Joey Logano, Josh Berry, Alex Bowman, Daniel Suárez and Brad Keselowski completing the top 10.

The restart after the second stage break changed the entire dynamic of the race. Larson had just taken the green/checkered flag to claim his eighth stage victory of the season.

But on Lap 220, one circuit after the final stage went green for the first time, contact from Suárez‘s Chevrolet sent Larson‘s Camaro spinning into the outside wall on the frontstretch, pinching Denny Hamlin‘s Toyota into the barrier in the process.

Larson‘s crew eventually repaired the wounded machine, but not until the 2021 champion had lost 31 laps in the garage. Larson finished 34th, 36 laps down and lost the series lead to Elliott, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate.

Larson, who led 80 laps on Sunday before the accident that waylaid him, trails Elliott by eight points with nine races left in the regular season. Next up for the Cup Series is the USA Today 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next Sunday (2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, NBC Sports App, PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

NOTE: There were no issues in post-race inspection, confirming Blaney’s victory. No cars back to the R&D Center, but the Nos. 9, 47, 20, 23, 6, 22 (two from each manufacturer) are going back for wind tunnel testing.