HyVee Perks 250 at Iowa Speedway

No. 81 Mobil One Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • SMITH AT IOWA: Chandler Smith has three ARCA Menards Series (AMS) starts at Iowa Speedway. His results include one win and two top-five finishes. Smith also has one previous NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) start at Iowa Speedway where he finished eighth.
  • PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Smith started the latest NXS race at Darlington Raceway in second after qualifying was rained out. The team struggled with balance for most of the race, but still collected stage points in Stages 1 and 2. On the second to last pit stop of the day, Smith left pit road with the gas can still attached, forcing him to come back down pit road. The 21-year-old still made up spots and finished 12th.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Crew Chief of the No. 81, JeffMeendering has visited Victory Lane 10 times as a NXS crew chief, most recently with Smith at Richmond in March 2024. His teams have collected 65 top-five finishes, 134 top-10 finishes, and 13 pole positions under his leadership.
  • JGR AT IOWA: Joe Gibbs Racing has seven Xfinity Series wins at Iowa Speedway. In 58 combined starts at the .875-mile track, the organization has tallied 23 top-five finishes, 36 top-10s, eight pole awards, and 1,948 laps led. Kyle Busch, Ryan Preece, Sam Hornish, Jr., Erik Jones, and Christopher Bell have all driven JGR cars to victory lane.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Smith’s 2024 NXS Season.

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  • RACE INFO: The HyVee Perks 250 is scheduled for 3:30 PM EST on Saturday, June 15. Coverage of the race will be on USA Network, MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and available to stream on the FOX Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “I’m excited to that the Xfinity Series is back racing at Iowa. I thought the track was fun to drive on in my past races there and I think that the Xfinity cars will put a good product on track this weekend. I feel really confident in our short-track program this year so we’ve got a good shot at getting the win this weekend.”

Smith’s Career ARCA Menards Series Stats at Iowa Speedway:

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Smith’s 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

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Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

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About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, an ARCA Series team, and a driver development program. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington franchise. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, capturing more than 400 wins over that span. No team has more combined wins across the sport’s three national series in the history of NASCAR. In addition, JGR has won five Cup Series championships along with four Xfinity Series driver championships and six Xfinity Series owner’s championships. The organization also has captured four Daytona 500 titles, considered to be NASCAR’s premier event each season.