SPENCER GALLAGHER No. 23 Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro
Spencer Gallagher driver of the No. 23 Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro, made his second NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start at Iowa Speedway in Saturday afternoon’s U.S. Cellular 250.
Gallagher started the 250-lap event from the 12th position after advancing into the final round of NXS qualifying earlier in the day. Gallagher was running within the top-15 for the majority of stage one until reporting to crew chief Joey Cohen that he was battling with a loose condition causing him to drop back into the 17th spot when stage one concluded on lap 62. Under the stage one caution, Gallagher came to pit road for four tires, fuel, and a track bar adjustment, restarting in the 16th position on lap 68.
A caution occurred on lap 75, Gallagher reported to his No. 23 team, from the 13th position, that his drive off was much better. Cohen elected for Gallagher not to pit, restarting him in the 13th position on lap 78. Gallagher concluded stage two in the 17th position and pit for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment, restarting in the 16th position on lap 128. Running within the top-15, Gallagher had a right front tire go down causing him to make contact with the wall on lap 171, ending Gallagher’s day early relegating him to a 37th place finish, 84 laps down.
Quote “We had a solid No.23 Allegiant Chevrolet this weekend at Iowa (Speedway). It’s a shame our day ended like that. We were running in the top-15 for most of the day and then without warning the right front tire went down. We will put this behind us and head to Watkins Glen next weekend.”
Additional Info – In two NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice sessions on Friday, Gallagher finished 18th and 26th in both sessions. – Gallagher remains in the 19th position in driver points.
BRETT MOFFITT No. 96 Northland Foundation Inc. Chevrolet Camaro
Brett Moffit and the No. 96 Northland Foundation Inc. Chevrolet Camaro made his second NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) career start at Iowa Speedway on Saturday in the U.S. Cellular 250.
Moffit started the 250-lap race from the 21st position and stayed in that vicinity finishing the first stage in 22nd position and 20th in the second stage. Moffitt was battling with a loose in and a tight center condition for the first half of the race, coming to pit road two times, both after the stages ended to get four tires, fuel and chassis adjustments. Still running within the top-20, a caution occurred on lap 231. Moffitt was in the Lucky Dog position when the caution took place placing him back on the lead lap. Under the caution, Moffitt reported that he was loose through the corner. Coming to pit road a final time for four tires, fuel, air pressure and a chassis adjustment, restarting in the 17th position on lap 237. Working his way through the field, Moffitt reached the 13th position when the final caution took place on lap 247. The race was placed into overtime. Restarting on lap 252, Moffitt used the restart to make his way into the 11th spot where he crossed the start-finish line at his hometown track.
Quote “We came up one short of a top-10 finish but these GMS guys worked hard all weekend and never gave up which was a key element for our 11th place finish. I can’t thank GMS Racing and all of the Iowa community enough for this opportunity.”