Live updates of the Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway

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The NASCAR Cup Series has made its way to Iowa for the first time.

Top drivers compete in the Iowa Corn 350 at Iowa Speedway. It’s the culmination of a weekend of summer racing in Newton, which began with the Atlas 150 (ARCA Menards Series) on Friday and the Hy-Vee Perks 250 (NASCAR Xfinity Series) on Saturday.

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8:40pm – Kyle Busch’s day is over

After citing a problem with one of his rear wheels, Kyle Busch’s No. 8 was forced to retire from the race and take his car to the garage.

8:30pm – Caution was called when Chris Buescher hit the wall

Tire issues continue to be the story of this race. As drivers increased their pace as temperatures dropped, Chris Buescher’s No. 17 tire blew and hit the wall, forcing him to caution again.

Many drivers will go into potholes while stopping.

8:05 PM – The final stage begins with Kyle Larson crashing and cautioning

The No. 5 Kyle Larson was sandwiched between two cars, was struck and struck two cars before hitting the wall and spinning out. His car managed to go off the track, but the seventh caution of the race was called.

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According to the broadcast, Larson’s crew will have to look at his car’s suspension because it’s not driving straight.

8pm – Kyle Larson wins Stage 2

After finishing second in the first stage, Kyle Larson finished comfortably in fifth place to end the second stage.

He led for 75 laps today, which marked his eighth stage win of the season, the most laps.

Josh Berry was second, followed by Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace.

7:37 PM – Christopher Bell takes command of Phase 2

With approximately 180 laps down and half the race completed, the No. 20 Christopher Bell took the lead in the second stage when Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott pitted.

Several cars blew tires and hit the wall, but no warning was issued for a long time.

7:48pm – Racing resumes after the fifth caution

After several flat tires, the fifth caution was finally called when Daniel Hemric’s No. 31 gently hit the wall. The minor bump that triggered the warning led to some audible frustration from at least one driver.

Kyle Larson’s No. 5 returned to the front after the restart and the drivers made several pit stops recently.

7:20pm – Ryan Blaney continues to hold a slim lead

No. 12 Ryan Blaney held a slender lead throughout the second stage.

The No. 24 William Byron finished second, and the No. 9 Chase Elliott moved up to third.

Multiple cars also blew out at least one tire as the race began to take shape and the track became more and more of a factor.

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6:55pm – The fourth caution comes when Noah Gragson is nearly destroyed

No. 10 Noah Gragson was injured and his car appeared to be heading toward a wreck before straightening out, but the fourth caution for the race was still in place.

6:46pm – Ryan Blaney wins Stage 1

After trailing Kyle Larson by a wide margin for most of the first stage, Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 came away with the win through the first 70 laps, with Larson trailing closely behind.

Daniel Suarez, William Byron and Josh Perry round out the top five.

6:35pm – AJ Allmendinger blows a tire

On lap 51, the No. 16 AJ Allmendinger car blew a tire, bringing out the second caution of the race.

He lightly hit the track wall but did not hit any other vehicle. It will get a two frame stop and continue.

6:25pm – Kyle Larson with a comfortable early lead

After nearly 30 laps, the No. 5 Kyle Larson had established a comfortable lead in front of the pack.

He entered +500 to win, second among the betting odds in the field.

6:17 PM – The race starts again

A few minutes after Corey Lajoie went out, the race was now back at full speed.

6:15pm – Corey Lajoie rotates out

Unfortunately for Hawkeyes fans, the Iowa-themed car driven by Corey LaJoie was hit and run, bringing out the first caution of the race.

6:10pm – The race has started

The drivers and their cars are warmed up and the first laps begin.

There will be 350 laps in total, and the broadcast stated that drivers will use the initial time to evaluate the track and driving conditions since several cars had previously had inflated tires at Iowa Speedway.

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6pm – Drivers start their engines!

Cup Series races are about to begin at Iowa Speedway.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are represented in today’s NASCAR race

In case you missed it News Earlier this week, Corey LaJoie represented Hawkeye nation with a special appearance of his car.

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Gus Martin is a digital producer/content manager for The Des Moines Register. Follow him on X in @GusMartin_DMR.

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