Trevor Bayne won the 3rd Annual DuPont Pioneer 250 for his first win of the season. He won on Sunday afternoon after the race got postponed Saturday night due to rain and with 86 laps to go, delayed for rain once again. Austin Dillon, who led 204 of 250 laps, finished 2nd followed by Elliott Sadler, Sam Hornish Jr and Kyle Larson rounded out the top 5.
After getting postponed until Sunday morning, it was Dillon once again leading the field to the green under cloudy conditions. Hornish Jr led the first lap and led until the caution came out. The first caution came out due to Brad Sweet and Kevin Swindell getting together after getting bumped from Cole Whitt on lap 3.
There was a long green flag run through lap 50 but it went back to yellow as Brian Vickers got together with Bayne. Bayne was getting held up with a lap car and Vickers went three wide and Vickers got turned around.
At 100 laps in, It was all Dillon. He had a pretty good lead on Hornish Jr, Scott and others and were just cruising along.
The third caution waved for debris and all of the leaders went in for pit stops. They went back to green and a huge wreck occurred! No. 99 of Alex Bowman got loose and spun No. 20 of Vickers and No. 60 of Travis Pastrana was there and just got hit. Pastrana then went down the track and got clobbered by the No. 33 of Max Papis. Pastrana got out and was okay while Vickers went to the garage and Bowman and Papis drove their cars to pit road. Pastrana will be done for the day as the 3 other cars have a ton of work to do.
All of a sudden, a MASSIVE downpour just hit the speedway and soaked the race track and all of the cars were heading down pit road. As of 12:31 ET, covers have been put on the cars and people have been advised to take shelter.
12:37 ET: Sun is out and jet driers are now on the track.
1:36 ET Driver have refired their engines.
After a 1 hour and 9 minute rain delay, we went back to green in Iowa! Dillon did not seem concerned as he continued to lead and pull away from Bayne and the others, he is looking for his 3rd career win. The green did not last for long as the No. 43 of Michael Annett spun off of turn 2 and barley touched the inside wall. None of the front leaders came to pit but Drew Herring, who is in the #54 ride, came in. Herring is driving for KBM due to Busch driving in Pocono right now. Annett spun again trying to catch up to the field due to blowing his left rear tire.
With about 20 to go Dillon caught lap traffic and Bayne got caught up to him. When they cleared, Bayne got side by side and bumped him a little bit. Dillon did the same and finally passed Dillon with 11 to go.