Iowa Speedway hosted a NASCAR double-header on Sunday featuring both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on the same day.
Toyota driver Christopher Bell had one mission on Sunday, to pilot his Joe Gibbs Racing Supra to victory lane in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway and bring his dad the best Father’s Day present he could. He delivered on those plans and the two celebrated together following a NASCAR double-header with the rain-postponed NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race was also ran earlier in the day.
“It’s pretty cool,” said Bell of his victory. “Man, I won at Dover the weekend before Mother’s Day with my mom there and now I just won on Father’s Day weekend with my dad here, so it’s pretty special.”
Bell started Sunday’s race from the second position, won both of the race’s stages and led 186 laps (of 250) en route to his fourth victory of the season and 12th of his short NXS career. He leads the series for wins this year.He also collected Toyota’s 475th combined victory among the three NASCAR national series (133 Cup Series, 156 NXS, 186 Truck Series).
Harrison Burton, making only his second-career NXS start, finished fourth in his Supra.
The race was won by Brett Moffitt after initial the initial race-winner did not pass post-race inspection.
Two Toyota development drivers were also in the field and earned top-10 results at Iowa.Sixteen-year-old Chandler Smith made his NGOTS debut at Iowa and started from the pole position after qualifying was canceled due to weather. He led the first 51 laps and finished eighth after experiencing radio communication issues early in the race.
Raphael Lessard (ninth) also earned a top-10 finish at Iowa in his third series start.
The NXS takes next week off before returning to action at Chicagoland Speedway on June 29 while the NGOTS will compete at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway – outside of St. Louis – on June 22.