Sam Hornish Jr. won the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway with dominance

NEWTON, IA - JUNE 19: Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa.

Starting from 3rd Place Car 18 Sam Hornish Jr. Toyota Toyota won the 6th Annual American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen, his 4th win in 111 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 2nd win & 6th Top 10 finish in eight races at Iowa Speedway. 2nd Place Car 3 Ty Dillon American Ethanol/Kum & Go Chevrolet, started from 8th place posted his 4th Top 10 finish in 5 races at Iowa Speedway. It is his 9th Top-10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford, started from 7th place posted his 6th Top 10 finish in 6 races at Iowa Speedway.

NEWTON, IA - JUNE 19: Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa.

4th Place Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota, started from 2nd place followed by 5th place Car 88 Alex Bowman Hy-Vee Chevrolet, started from 9th place. 6th Place Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet, started from 5th place followed by 7th place Car 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet, started from 4th place. 8th Place Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet, started from 20th place was the highest finishing rookie. 9th Place Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford EcoBoost Ford, started from 12th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 2 Ben Kennedy(i) Ruud Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 6th place.

NEWTON, IA - JUNE 19: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 Arris Toyota, and Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 Arris Toyota, and Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa.

The race had 6 Cautions for 33 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 42 for Competition Caution.
2nd Caution on lap 98 for Car 01 Ryan Preece Flex Shot Chevrolet crash on the Frontstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 126 for Car 70 Derrike Cope E-hydrate/Spectator?s Sports Bar & Grill Chevrolet crash in Turn 3. 4th Caution on lap 136 for Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet crash on the Frontstretch. 5th Caution on lap 193 for Car 24 Drew Herring JGL Young Guns Toyota, Car 44 JJ Yeley Zachry Toyota crash on the Frontstretch. 6th Caution on lap 219 for Car 24 Drew Herring JGL Young Guns Toyota, Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Toyota crash in Turn 4.

NEWTON, IA - JUNE 19: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 Arris Toyota, and Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 Arris Toyota, and Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa.

The race had 10 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: Lap Leaders: 0; D. Suarez 1-23; S. Hornish Jr. 24-43; D. Suarez 44-57; S. Hornish Jr. 58-99; D. Suarez 100-116; S. Hornish Jr. 117-126; D. Wallace Jr 127-130; B. Poole # 131; D. Suarez 132-139; S. Hornish Jr. 140-250. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): S. Hornish Jr. 4 times for 183 laps; D. Suarez 4 times for 62 laps; D. Wallace Jr 1 time for 4 laps; B. Poole # 1 time for 1 lap.

NEWTON, IA - JUNE 19: Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa.

Top 10 in Points: D. Suarez – 490; E. Sadler – 469; T. Dillon – 455; J. Allgaier – 422; B. Jones # – 417; B. Gaughan – 412; E. Jones # – 411; B. Poole # – 407; D. Wallace Jr – 373; R. Reed – 331.

NEWTON, IA - JUNE 19: Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, applies the winner's decal in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #18 Toyota Camry Toyota, applies the winner’s decal in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2016 in Newton, Iowa.

Best Father’s Day for Sam Hornish Jr.

Sam Hornish Jr. has not been racing for 210 days in November, then he got a call from Joe Gibbs Racing to drive Car 18 Toyota at Iowa Speedway. Hornish said; “”I don’t know, it doesn’t get much better than that.” “Just gotta thank Toyota, everyone from Joe Gibbs Racing for getting me out here and giving me this opportunity. Got my wife and kids here, it’s the first time the kids got to be here for one of dad’s wins. I can’t tell you what this means to me. I worked so hard to try to get a win when I had my kids here. Gotta thank God. He makes things happen. I was so nervous on Friday getting into the car thinking I’m going to make a mistake, and man, to go out there and win the way that we did. Just can’t say anything more about it.”

Miss Iowa Speedway 09

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 14
Unofficial Race Results for the 6Th Annual American Ethanol E15 250 Presented
By Enogen – Sunday, June 19, 2016
Iowa Speedway – Newton, IA – .875 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 250 Laps – 218.75 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 3. Car 18 Sam Hornish Jr. Toyota Toyota 250 Running
2. 8. Car 3 Ty Dillon American Ethanol/Kum & Go Chevrolet 250 Running
3. 7. Car 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 250 Running
4. 2. Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota 250 Running
5. 9. Car 88 Alex Bowman Hy-Vee Chevrolet 250 Running
6. 5. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet 250 Running
7. 4. Car 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet 250 Running
8. 20. Car 48 Brennan Poole # DC Solar Chevrolet 250 Running
9. 12. Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford EcoBoost Ford 250 Running
10. 6. Car 2 Ben Kennedy(i) Ruud Chevrolet 250 Running
11. 11. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford 250 Running
12. 10. Car 33 Brandon Jones # Jeld-Wen/Menards Chevrolet 250 Running
13. 19. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 250 Running
14. 15. Car 4 Ross Chastain Flex Seal Chevrolet 250 Running
15. 23. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 250 Running
16. 16. Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 250 Running
17. 21. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Toyota 249 Running
18. 22. Car 42 Justin Marks Katerra Chevrolet 249 Running
19. 29. Car 78 BJ McLeod # Ford 249 Running
20. 17. Car 44 JJ Yeley Zachry Toyota 249 Running
21. 14. Car 39 Ryan Sieg Smartcell/WJ Plemons Investments Chevrolet 247 Running
22. 24. Car 0 Garrett Smithley # CorvetteParts.net/Flex Seal Chevrolet 245 Running
23. 31. Car 25 Travis Kvapil(i) KeenParts.com/CorvetteParts.net Ford 245 Running
24. 33. Car 90 Mario Gosselin Victoriaville RV Center/BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 245 Running
25. 26. Car 52 Joey Gase Iowa Donor Network Chevrolet 244 Running
26. 39. Car 13 Harrison Rhodes Chevrolet 244 Running
27. 1. Car 20 Erik Jones # Freightliner Toyota 243 Running
28. 37. Car 74 Mike Harmon TruckersFinalMile.org Dodge 239 Running
29. 13. Car 24 Drew Herring JGL Young Guns Toyota 221 Accident
30. 30. Car 07 Ray Black Jr # Scuba Life Chevrolet 215 Running
31. 40. Car 97 Paige Decker VroomBrands Chevrolet 194 Running
32. 18. Car 01 Ryan Preece # Flex Shot Chevrolet 169 Accident
33. 32. Car 14 Jeff Green Toyota 138 Transmission
34. 38. Car 70 Derrike Cope E-hydrate/Spectator?s Sports Bar & Grill Chevrolet 120 Accident
35. 27. Car 15 Timmy Hill(i) Lilly Trucking/Carport Empire Ford 91 Engine
36. 25. Car 92 Dexter Bean BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 68 Vibration
37. 35. Car 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 53 Brakes
38. 34. Car 40 Carl Long OCR Gaz Bar Toyota 43 Brakes
39. 28. Car 10 Tyler Young(i) Toyota 6 Brakes
40. 36. Car 93 Josh Reaume RSS Racing Chevrolet 4 Electrical

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: Nos. 1, 20, 22 (unapproved body modifications); Nos. 4, 62 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: (1) 77 Claire Decker.

Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 07 Mins, 51 Secs. Average Speed: 102.659 MPH. Margin of Victory: 1.443 Seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 33 laps. Lead Changes: 10 among 4 drivers.

Coors Light Pole Award: Erik Jones, #20 135.752 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Sam Hornish Jr, #18. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines – Mark Cronquist, #18. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Sam Hornish Jr, #18. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Brennan Poole, #48.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Jul. 1, 2016 – Daytona International Speedway

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