Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Photo- Getty Images It may have taken awhile, but the race ended in triumph for Trevor Bayne. After two rain-delays, the Nationwide Series Race at Iowa finally was able to run in its entirety on Sunday morning and afternoon. It looked like Austin Dillon was going to run away with the race, but a late race battle sent Bayne to the top spot and Dillon had to settle for second. The race had a decent amount of action and it ended with a familiar car doing a burn-out on the frontstretch, the 6. Austin Dillon began the race up front and he was able to hold onto the lead through the first caution of the morning. The yellow-flag was displayed for a lap 3 wreck which involved Cole Whitt, Brad Sweet, and Kevin Swindell. Whitt got into Sweet heading into turn 2 and that sent Sweet sliding up the track into Swindell. All three cars involved had damage that needed repairs, but Swindell was the only one who had to go to the garage. On the restart, Dillon could no longer hold Sam Hornish Jr. off and Hornish went to the lead on lap 9. The exchanging of the lead occurred one more time on lap 25 when Dillon retook the top spot. The second caution of the race came out on lap 51 when Brian Vickers spun in turn 2 while battling with Trevor Bayne for the fourth position. After a lengthy green-flag run, a debris caution came out and that stacked the field back up on the restart. Bayne snagged the lead on the restart, but Dillon got back by with 95 laps to go. That lap also featured the fourth yellow-flag of the day and this time it was for a massive pile-up in turn 2. Alex Bowman got loose under Brian Vickers and that sent Bowman sliding up the track along with Vickers. Travis Pastrana had nowhere to go and he piled in as well. While Pastrana was sliding down the track, he nailed Max Papis in the side of the car which sent the back of Papis’ car into the air. A major cleanup was in-store after the wreck and Mother Nature made another visit before the race could go back to green. A rain shower soaked the track again prompting another rain-delay. After the track was fully-dried again, the race resumed with Dillon pacing the field. The final caution of the day came out with 78 laps to go when Drew Herring made slight contact with Michael Annett off of turn 2 which caused Annett to go around on the backstretch and hit the inside wall. The problems under this caution didn’t end there for Annett though. While he was trying to catch back up to the field for the restart, he blew a tire and spun out on the frontstretch. A race for the lead that will characterize this day in Iowa evolved in the last fifteen laps. Bayne caught Dillon and they had a side-by-side battle for the lead for many laps. They made contact and almost wrecked, but Bayne cleared Dillon for the top spot with 11 laps to go. Bayne didn’t look back and the newlywed took the checkers for his first win of the season. This season hasn’t been the greatest so far for Bayne, but this could be a turning-point as he looks to prime himself for a championship run. Getting married earlier in the week worked out very well for Bayne as it landed him in victory lane at Iowa following the longest race weekend of the season. Rain was the name of the game all weekend, but the race wrapped up Sunday afternoon and it turned out well for Trevor Bayne. Results via ESPN.com POS DRIVER CAR MANUFACTURER LAPS MONEY START LED PTS BONUS PENALTY 1 Trevor Bayne 6 Ford 250   14 20 47 4 0 2 Austin Dillon 3 Chevrolet 250   1 206 43 1 0 3 Elliott Sadler 11 Toyota 250   7 0 41 0 0 4 Sam Hornish Jr. 12 Ford 250   2 22 41 1 0 5 Kyle Larson 32 Chevrolet 250   10 0 39 0 0 6 Brian Scott 2 Chevrolet 250   3 0 38 0 0 7 Regan Smith 7 Chevrolet 250   5 0 37 0 0 8 Justin Allgaier 31 Chevrolet 250   11 0 36 0 0 9 Ryan Blaney 22 Ford 250   6 0 35 0 0 10 Mike Bliss 19 Toyota 250   17 0 34 0 0 11 Drew Herring 54 Toyota 250   9 0 33 0 0 12 Johanna Long 70 Chevrolet 250   21 0 32 0 0 13 Kenny Wallace 29 Toyota 250   13 0 31 0 0 14 Parker Kligerman 77 Toyota 250   12 0 30 0 0 15 Reed Sorenson 40 Chevrolet 249   27 0 29 0 0 16 Cole Whitt 44 Toyota 249   19 0 28 0 0 17 Jeremy Clements 51 Chevrolet 248   24 0 27 0 0 18 Eric McClure 14 Toyota 248   30 0 26 0 0 19 Kevin Lepage 87 Toyota 248   28 0 25 0 0 20 Mike Wallace 01 Chevrolet 247   36 0 24 0 0 21 Dexter Stacey 92 Ford 246   26 0 23 0 0 22 Alex Bowman 99 Toyota 244   15 0 22 0 0 23 Harrison Rhodes 23 Ford 243   31 0 21 0 0 24 Daryl Harr 4 Chevrolet 243   39 0 20 0 0 25 Nelson Piquet Jr. 30 Chevrolet 243   22 0 19 0 0 26 Ken Butler 24 Toyota 242   37 0 18 0 0 27 Joey Gase 79 Ford 240   32 0 17 0 0 28 Kevin Swindell 98 Ford 198   20 0 16 0 0 29 Brian Vickers 20 Toyota 196   4 0 15 0 0 30 Michael Annett 43 Ford 177   18 2 15 1 0 31 Max Papis 33 Chevrolet 155   25 0 13 0 0 32 Travis Pastrana 60 Ford 154   8 0 12 0 0 33 Tim Schendel 52 Chevrolet 64   40 0 11 0 0 34 Brad Sweet 5 Chevrolet 35   16 0 10 0 0 35 Juan Carlos Blum 74 Chevrolet 15   38 0 9 0 0 36 Blake Koch 00 Toyota 10   23 0 8 0 0 37 T.J. Bell 42 Chevrolet 7   35 0 7 0 0 38 Carl Long 15 Ford 5   33 0 6 0 0 39 Jason Bowles 46 Chevrolet 5   29 0 5 0 0 40 Jeff Green 10 Toyota 2   34 0 4 0 0
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