Bell Smith and Seavey Score Wins on Fathers Day Weekend
Bell, Smith and Seavey Score Wins on Father’s Day Weekend
Christopher Bell was victorious in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Iowa while Chandler Smith added another ARCA win and Logan Seavey earned two POWRi victories at the rain-shortened Illinois Speed Week.
“Man, I got to win at Dover on Mother’s Day weekend, or I guess the weekend before with my mom there and now I just won on Father’s Day weekend with my dad here, so it’s pretty special,” said Bell.
It was Bell’s second straight win at Iowa Speedway, and 12th victory of his NXS career. In his second career NXS start, Harrison Burton earned a fourth-place finish.
Before heading to Iowa for his debut in the Truck Series, Chandler Smith scored a dominating win at Madison International Raceway in Wisconsin. Smith led the first 150 laps (of 200) before late-race strategy shuffled the top spot. However, Smith took back the lead with 10 laps to go and took his fourth career ARCA win in his 14th career start. Smith has never finished outside of the top-10 in those 14 events and his average finish in five events this season is 2.6.
Toyota has now won eight of the 10 ARCA events this season. With his second-place result, Michael Self continues to lead the point standings.
Logan Seavey continued his recent strong performance with two wins during the weather-affected Illinois Speed Week.
Seavey scored his first win at Fayette County Speedway on Thursday for his seventh overall midget feature victory in 2019. Seavey took the lead on the first lap (of 30) and never looked back. Tanner Thorson and Jesse Colwell finished right behind Seavey to give Toyota a sweep of the podium positions.
Seavey added another win on Saturday evening at Jacksonville Speedway. Seavey led all 25 laps to extend his points lead in the POWRi championship. Toyota swept the podium again for the second straight race with Tucker Klaasmeyer finishing second and Jesse Love scored in third.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is back in action at Sonoma Raceway. The Toyota Save Mart 350 airs live on Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m. EDT on FS1. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West also competes at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. The tape-delayed coverage airs on Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. on NBCSN.
The Gander Outdoors Truck Series will compete at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on FS1. The ARCA Menards Series will compete prior to the Truck Series on Saturday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. EDT on MAVTV.
The NHRA finishes a run of four straight events at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. The finals air on Sunday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. EDT on FS1.