The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns again for Wide Opening Weekend at Iowa Speedwayon Saturday, June 24, 2017. For the second consecutive year, Iowa Speedway will pair the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with the NASCAR XFINITY Series on the same weekend. In 2016, Sam Hornish Jr. captured an emotional win on Father’s Day. Hornish led 183 of 250 laps and called “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet” a special place for himself because it was the veteran’s first chance to bring his children to Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane.
Hornish filled in behind the wheel of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 for injured driver Matt Tifft. Strong results for Hornish at Iowa Speedway are nothing new. In his last five starts at “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet”, the Ohio native has five top-four finishes – including another win in 2014.
The NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen was the first race for Hornish in 210 days. Prior to racing at Iowa Speedway, Hornish last competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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