Mother Nature moved the DuPont Pioneer Nationwide Race from Saturday night to Sunday morning.
Avid race fans didn’t complain. It meant more tailgating, more time at the track, and another excuse to not mow the lawn.
The green flag dropped at 10 a.m. with Austin Dillon on the pole.
Des Moines native Michael Annette knows this track better than anyone. Starting in 18th, he has a top 10 car for most of the race.
Lap 155, there was a big wreck. A couple cars got squirrly, Travis Pastrana tries to hang on but can’t. Pastrana smashes in to the side of Max Papis. Four cars were involved in the wreck, the caution flag came out.
Just minutes later the red flag comes out, rain comes calling. There was another weather delay. This one lasts 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Lap 174, Annett tryed to make up some ground but he loses control and spins out hitting the wall. His day is finished. Annett finishes 30th
With 11 laps to go, Dillon was still in front but Trevor Bayne, former Daytona 500 winner passes Dillon to take over the lead.
Bayne cruises to the checkered flag to take his first win of the season. Dillon finishes 2nd, Elliot Sadler gets 3rd.
Watch Channel 13’s Michael Admire on why this win is extra special for Mr. Bayne…