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Race Recap | Hy-Vee Perks 250


SHANE van GISBERGEN

No. 97 Kubota Chevrolet Camaro


  • NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) qualifying for the Hy-Vee PERKS 250 was canceled due to inclement weather. The starting lineup for the 250-lap event at Iowa Speedway was set per the NASCAR rule book, placing Shane van Gisbergen and his No. 97 Kubota team on the outside row in the second position.

  • As a result of an accident during practice session on Friday, the team had to resort to the utilizing the backup car requiring Van Gisbergen to drop to the rear of the field before taking the green flag for the start of stage one. The first caution of the day came out on lap 32, and the Kubota team hit pit road for four tires, fuel and adjustments; Van Gisbergen maintained position and ended stage one 30th.

  • The No. 97 Kubota team opted to stay out for track position during the stage one caution and started stage two in the 26th position. Early in stage two, Van Gisbergen incurred handling issues and made contact with competitors and ultimately with the exterior wall sustaining fatal damage to the No. 97 Chevrolet. He was relegated to 34th place.


“Tough weekend for our No. 97 Kubota Chevy. Unfortunate to have this type of weekend after two back-to-back wins. I’m continuing to learn on these ovals to get better. Appreciate the efforts of my team at Kaulig Racing, Trackhouse and Chevrolet for making this all possible.”

– Shane van Gisbergen

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