If you missed the NASCAR Nationwide Series race tonight for Iowa, you missed a good one. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gets the win over Carl Edwards in spectacular fashion on the final few hundred feet coming to the checkered flag. Stenhouse was leading coming out of turn four when his engine let go. Edwards came out of four about a half a second behind with smoke in his windshield and fluids as well. Edwards hammered the back end of Stenhouse’s car and pushed him across the line from the impact for the win. Undoubtedly this finish will rank up there with one of the most interesting NASCAR has ever seen.

The race tonight featured great racing throughout the field and up front. Nine different drivers held the race lead for 16 different lead changes on the night. Edwards led the most laps in the race with 109 circuits at the head of the field.

The race was interesting with about a quarter of the laps remaining with Stenhouse and Edwards. The two drivers featured hard racing at the front of the field when Stenhouse attempted to take the lead. Edwards nudged Stenhouse and sent him up the track to maintain the lead. Stenhouse said on the radio that the Edwards would be taken out when he got back to him. Although the intentional wreck between the two drivers never materialized, the racing between the two drivers as the laps were winding down made for interesting watching.

With the type of racing that has been seen at Iowa this season, the question is now how long race fans are going to have to wait for this track to be added to the Sprint Cup Series schedule. As a race fan I can only hope we do not have to wait too many years before the powers that be in NASCAR add this track to the top series schedule.

Race Top Five:
1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
2. Carl Edwards
3. Elliot Sadler
4. Josh Wise
5. Aric Almirola

Top Five in Points After Iowa:
1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 787
2. Reed Sorenson -12
3. Elliot Sadler -29
4. Aric Almirola -77
5. Justin Allgaier -83

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