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US Cellular 250 set to be run at Iowa Speedway

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The Xfinity Series heads to Newton, Iowa, to run the US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway on Saturday. It will be the second time around at Iowa for the series. In the first Iowa Speedway NASCAR weekend, the Truck Series was a part of the action. This time around, though, the Xfinity Series shared the Iowa weekend with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. the K&N Pro Series kicks off the competitive portion of the weekend with a Friday night race.

The 250-lap Xfinity race will consist of two 60-lap stages and a 130-lap third stage.

Here’s a look at the full schedule of on-track activity for NASCAR national series at Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway:

All times ET

Noon-12:55 p.m. — Truck Series practice (FS1)
2 p.m. — Truck Series final practice (FS1)
5-5:55 p.m. — Xfinity Series practice (NBCSN)
6:30 p.m.-7:25 p.m. — Xfinity Series final practice (NBCSN)

9 a.m.-9:55 a.m. — Cup Series practice (CNBC)
10 a.m. — Truck Series qualifying (FS1)
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Cup Series final practice (NBCSN)
12:05 p.m. — Xfinity Series qualifying
1 p.m. Truck Series race (FOX)
3:30 p.m. — Xfinity Series race (NBC)

11:30 a.m. — Cup Series qualifying (NBCSN)
3 p.m. — Cup Series race (NBCSN)


The weekend weather forecast for Pocono Raceway shows a possible wet start, with 55 percent chances of rain Friday and Saturday. That rain is expected to move out of the area, though, on Saturday, as there’s no chance of precipitation in the forecast for Sunday. High temperatures between the low and mid-70s are predicted throughout the weekend.

Meanwhile, the weekend forecast for Iowa Speedway calls for drier conditions. The highest chance of rain between Friday and Saturday is the 11 percent chance during the daytime hours of Friday. Friday night and Saturday night, chances of precipitation drop to three percent. Daytime highs in the low-80s are predicted for both days, with nighttime lows in the upper-50s.

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