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How the West Was Won: Todd Gilliland Dominates at Iowa Speedway

Todd Gilliland celebrating in Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane. (photo courtesy: Jennifer Coleman Photography)

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U.S. Cellular 250 qualifying set for 3:15 p.m. on Saturday NEWTON, Iowa (July 29, 2016) – Todd Gilliland left no doubts by the time the checkered flag in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Casey’s General Stores 150 presented by Vatterott waved. He won handily in his Iowa Speedway debut, taking home a race win for […]

Steffeck Making Most of NBA Summer League Experience

William Penn's Keith Steffeck goes up for a massive dunk earlier in the season

Oskaloosa–Keith Steffeck is three years removed from an All-American campaign at William Penn, but the former Statesmen cager is only getting better with age and is showing off his improving skills in the NBA’s Samsung Las Vegas Summer League. Steffeck, who was an NAIA First-Team All-American at WPU in 2012-2013, accepted an invitation to play […]

Bridesmaid No More: Josef Newgarden Powers His Way to Iowa Corn 300 Victory Despite Injury

Josef Newgarden Powers His Way to Iowa Corn 300 Victory Despite Injury

Win in Iowa the most dominant in INDYCAR history NEWTON, Iowa (July 10, 2016) – After finishing second the past two years at Iowa Speedway, Josef Newgarden dominated the field in the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 to record his first career win on an oval. At Lap 100 of 300, Newgarden had lapped […]

INDYCAR Commits to Iowa Speedway Until 2018

Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway

Iowa Corn continues long-standing entitlement NEWTON, Iowa (July 9, 2016) – INDYCAR and Iowa Speedway today took another step in their long-standing relationship as the two organizations announced a two-year extension that will see the Verizon IndyCar Series return to “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet” through the 2018 season. Iowa Speedway gained international […]

Chase Briscoe Extends ARCA Points Lead After Winning ABC Supply Co. 150 Presented by Casey’s General Stores

Chase Briscoe Extends ARCA Points Lead After Winning ABC Supply Co. 150 Presented by Casey’s General Stores

The Mitchell, Indiana, native won his second consecutive ARCA race NEWTON, Iowa (July 9, 2016) – For most of the night it looked like Kyle Weatherman would run away with his first win of 2016 in convincing fashion. But a cut tire on Lap 87 sent Weatherman into the wall and changed the complexion of […]

INDYCAR Drivers Conduct Test at Iowa Speedway on Wednesday

Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway

Drivers also met with reporters in the Mediacom Media Center NEWTON, Iowa (June 29, 2016) – With less than two weeks away from the Iowa Corn 300, those visiting Iowa Speedway on Wednesday heard a familiar roar. Nineteen Verizon IndyCar Series drivers representing nine teams conducted a team test at “The Fastest Short Track on […]

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Sam Hornish Jr. Wins the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen

Hornish stands in for injured Matt Tifft and winds up in Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane

Hornish stands in for injured Matt Tifft and winds up in Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane NEWTON, Iowa (June 19, 2016) – A week ago, 2014 Get To Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin-Williams winner – Sam Hornish Jr. – had no idea that he would be spending Father’s Day in Newton, Iowa let alone […]

William Byron Wins the NASCAR Camping World

William Byron won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Speediatrics 200 at the Iowa Speedway on June 18, 2016.

Truck Series Speediatrics 200 Erik Jones takes second career pole at Iowa Speedway in NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying NEWTON, Iowa (June 18, 2016) – Nine races into his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career and William Byron is already a three-time winner. Byron dominated the field early, benefited from a strong late-race restart and stormed […]

Brad Keselowski Parties for Charity in the Newton Club

Brad Keselowski during practice at Iowa Speedway on June 17th, 2016

NASCAR Champion to race June 19 in support of The Checkered Flag Foundation NEWTON, Iowa (June 17, 2016) – Brad Keselowski, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, hosted a party on Friday night in Iowa Speedway’s Newton Club to benefit his charity, the Checkered Flag Foundation. The Checkered Flag Foundation strives to support those individuals […]

Iowa Speedway to Implement Ingress and Egress Plan

Iowa Speedway Wide Opening Weekend

Making it easier for guests to enter and leave the track is a top priority for Wide Opening Weekend NEWTON, Iowa (June 9, 2016) – Law enforcement and Iowa Speedway officials are preparing for the 2016 race season at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, and are asking Iowans and visiting race fans to do the […]

   

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