Wednesday, July 24, 2013
(NEWTON, Iowa – July 24, 2013) Officials with the Iowa Speedway Foundation announced today that $8,000 will be donated to the Checkered Flag Foundation, a 501-C-3 charity established by NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski.
After he agreed to participate in the August 3 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway, the Iowa Speedway Foundation board offered to make a significant contribution to Keselowski’s charity.
“We are pleased to support Brad’s ‘Checkered Flag Foundation’,” said Stan Clement, Iowa Speedway President and foundation board member. “His work with wounded warriors and their families, as well as with our heroes in the fire and police services, is admirable. We are truly proud to offer support for this wonderful cause that Brad has championed.”
Keselowski will pilot the #22 Penske Racing Nationwide car in Iowa Speedway’s fifth annual ‘U.S. Cellular 250 presented by The Enlist Weed Control System’ on Saturday evening, August 3, challenging a talent-rich field of Nationwide Series regulars, headlined by New Hampshire NASCAR Cup winner Brian Vickers.
“I am sure looking forward to racing at Iowa Speedway again,” Keselowski said. “I won the first Nationwide race at the track in 2009, and I’m coming back to do exactly the same thing this time around. And I can’t say enough about the Iowa Speedway Foundation’s generosity. I feel strongly about our mission to support those who have sacrificed for the rest of us, so the foundation support was a great added incentive to do the Iowa/Pocono double that weekend. It’s tough to do, but really worth it for the Checkered Flag Foundation and Iowa race fans!”
Tickets for the ‘U.S. Cellular 250 presented by The Enlist Weed Control System’, scheduled for 7 pm on Saturday, August 3, start at $20 and are available online at www.iowaspeedway.com, or by calling the track’s toll-free ticketing hotline at 866-RUSTY-GO (787-8946). Tickets are also available at the Iowa Speedway Ticket Office, located at 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive in Newton, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
The final NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West challenge race of the season will kick off the Nationwide Series weekend on Friday, August 2, with the ‘Pork Be Inspired 150’ at 8 pm. Tickets for the twice-annual clash of NASCAR’s rising stars start at $20, and are available through all Iowa Speedway ticketing options.
The final major event weekend of Iowa Speedway’s 2013 racing season will be Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, and will feature the ‘Prairie Meadows 150’ ARCA stock car race and the ‘Iowa 200’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series clash. Tickets and weekend passes are available for those two events at www.iowaspeedway.com as well.
Detailed information about Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation may be obtained by logging on to the charity’s official website,www.checkeredflagfoundation.org/.
About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, or visit www.iowaspeedway.com to learn more.