Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fast Track Facts: Iowa Speedway

credit: NASCAR Media
Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa is the home of upcoming races for the Xfinity Series (June and July) and the Camping World Truck Series (June). Learn more about this popular short track in this week’s Fast Facts.
  • Iowa Speedway is a 7/8-mile oval which NASCAR Hall of Fame member and past Cup Series champion Rusty Wallace had influence in designing. It is the only major professional sports venue in Iowa according to the track website. 
  • Iowa Speedway is owned by Iowa Speedway LLC, a subsidiary of NASCAR. The track is patterned after Richmond International Raceway, features more than 25,000 permanent seats and a multi-tiered RV area along the backstretch.
  • Iowa Speedway opened in Sept. 2006, hosting a USAR Hooters Pro Cup (now CARS Tour) race. The Indy Racing League first raced at the track in June 2007, and NASCAR’s Nationwide (now Xfinity) and Camping World Truck Series began racing there in 2009.
  • Series currently racing at include the ARCA Racing Series; the Verizon IndyCar Series and its “Road to Indy” support series the Indy Lights and USF2000; and NASCAR’s Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, along with a K&N Pro Series East/West Challenge race.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski both have three Xfinity Series wins at the track, while Erik Jones and Timothy Peters each have two wins in the Truck Series.
  • Learn more about the track at www.iowaspeedway.com


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