U.S. Cellular 250

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U.S. Cellular 250
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Venue Iowa Speedway
Location Newton, Iowa, United States
Corporate sponsor U.S. Cellular and American Ethanol
First race 2009
Distance 218.75 miles (352.04 km)
Laps 250 (Stage 1: 60 Stage 2: 60 Stage 3: 130)
Most wins (driver) Brad Keselowski (3)
Most wins (team) Team Penske
Joe Gibbs Racing (3)
Most wins (manufacturer) Ford (4)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 0.875 mi (1.408 km)
Turns 4

The U.S. Cellular 250 presented by American Ethanol is a 250-lap, 218.75-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series race which has been held at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa every summer since 2009. It has been traditionally held on the first Saturday in August, except in 2010 and 2016 when the race took place on the last Saturday in July. U.S. Cellular has been the title sponsor every year since the event's inception.

Past winners

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2009 August 1 88 Brad Keselowski JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:22:53 91.858
2010 July 31 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:05:56 104.222
2011 August 6 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:11:20 99.937
2012 August 4 2 Elliott Sadler Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:53:31 115.622
2013 August 3 22 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:56:58 112.211
2014 August 2 22 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:02:49 106.867
2015 August 1 22 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 260* 227.5 (366.125) 2:12:02 103.383
2016 July 30 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:05:43 104.401
2017 July 29 20 Ryan Preece Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 254* 222.25 (357.676) 2:17:37 96.9
  • 2015 and 2017: Race extended due to overtime; 2015 took two attempts.

Multiple winners (drivers)

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Brad Keselowski 2009, 2013, 2014

Multiple winners (teams)

# Wins Team Years Won
3 Team Penske 2013, 2014, 2015
Joe Gibbs Racing 2010, 2016, 2017

Manufacturer wins

# Wins Make Years Won
4 United States Ford 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
3 Japan Toyota 2010, 2016, 2017
2 United States Chevrolet 2009, 2012

Television broadcasters

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2009 ESPN Marty Reid Rusty Wallace
Randy Lajoie
2010 Dave Burns Ray Evernham
Ricky Craven
2011 Allen Bestwick
2012
2013
2014 Dave Burns
2015 NBCSN Ralph Sheheen Dale Jarrett
2016 Dave Burns
2017 NBC Dave Burns Kyle Petty
  • 2010 The start of the race aired on ESPN Classic due to tennis.

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