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Saturday Morning Update In Bold At The Bottom
The Xfinity Series has a stand alone race in Iowa on Saturday. This series was here just a few weeks ago in mid-June. In that race, Christopher Bell dominated most of the race with 186 of 250 total laps led and 116 fastest laps. The only car anywhere near him was Cole Custer, who led 59 laps and ran 50 fastest laps. However, Custer only led if/when he had the preferred outside line on a restart. This happened at the beginning of the race and again part way through the race when he beat Bell off pit road. Each time Bell methodically worked his way up to and past Custer and then drove away from him. Bell had the best car by a pretty sizable margin.
This was the second consecutive win at Iowa for Bell as he won the July 2018 race there as well. It was also the second consecutive Iowa race where Bell and Custer were the dominators. In that July 2018 race, Bell led 94 laps and had 50 fastest laps. Custer had 104 laps led and 49 fastest laps.
Heading into the weekend, I expect much of the same with Bell and Custer leading the way. The safest bet is probably to plan on rostering both of them, grabbing two salary savers and then filling it out with a couple of mid-pack guys who offer some position difference upside. The only scenario I can see changing this approach would be if one or more good cars qualifies near the back and offers elite +25-30 position difference upside.
Here's a few other drivers of note heading into the weekend. I'll add some additional driver notes/targets after we see practice on Friday:
More to come after Friday's practices.
Saturday Morning Update:
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