This weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series travels Midwest to Newton, Iowa, and Iowa Speedway for the American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen on Sunday. The race can be seen live on DSPORT from 5:30 AM.
The American Ethanol E15 250 is a 250-lap, 218.75-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series race which has been held every spring since 2011 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, in either May or June. American Ethanol is the current sponsors for E15 250. American Ethanol, along with Enogen, join the Iowa Corn Growers Association in renewing their long-standing relationships with the speedway in 2016.
The inaugural race was held in 2011 and was won by Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
This summer, veteran stock car and open-wheel driver Sam Hornish Jr. will return to Team Penske to compete in select NASCAR Xfinity Series races for the team, driving the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang. Hornish is scheduled to compete in the upcoming race at Iowa Speedway — Sunday’s American Ethanol E15 250.
Hornish is the defending champion of Sunday’s Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway. Hornish was a fill-in driver for Joe Gibbs Racing after an accident sidelined JGR driver Matt Tifft. He dominated the Newton track, driving the JGR No. 18 Toyota to Victory Lane.
Hornish is tied with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the all-time wins list at this track both with two victories each. Hornish and Elliott Sadler are the only drivers entered in the race who have a victory at Iowa in the XFINITY Series.
Ben Kennedy and Scott Lagasse Jr. will drive the Nos. 2 and 3 Chevrolets, respectively, for Richard Childress Racing. It will be Lagasse’s third NXS start of the season but first with RCR.
Kyle Benjamin, Matt Tifft, and Christopher Bell will drive the three Joe Gibbs Racing entries as well. It will be Benjamin’s third start of the season and Bell’s second. Tifft will make his Iowa Speedway debut this weekend after missing both editions of the race last season when he was recovering from a brain tumor. Bell is also pulling double duty, as he is competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Iowa this weekend.
NASCAR Next driver Ty Majeski will make his long-awaited XFINITY Series debut this weekend behind the wheel of the No. 60 iRacing.com Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing. The Wisconsin native has won two ARCA Midwest Tour championships while working to complete his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin. Along with those two championships, Majeski is the highest rated oval iRacer in the simulation world.