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Iowa Speedway, Newton

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Iowa Speedway is a 7/8-mile paved oval motor racing track in Newton, Iowa, United States, approximately 30mi east of Des Moines. The track was designed with influence from Rusty Wallace and patterned after Richmond International Raceway, a short track where Wallace was very successful. It has over 25,000 permanent seats as well as a unique multi-tiered Recreational Vehicle viewing area along the backstretch. It is one of only three tracks on the NASCAR circuit to have a SAFER barrier installed around the entire circumference of the outer wall .
The track opened in September 2006 with the Soy Biodiesel 250, won by Woody Howard, for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Four Champions playoff. The Indy Racing League announced a race there on June 24, 2007, the Iowa Corn Indy 250, which was won by Dario Franchitti, who barely nipped Marco Andretti at the finish line. The track has secured a combined NASCAR Camping World East-West race where results will count towards both series' championships. That race delivered a dramatic battle between 17-year-old Joey Logano from the Busch East Series, who defeated Daytona 500 champion Kevin Harvick, 1998 West Series champion, who represented the West Series at the end of the race. The track was awarded a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and a Nationwide Series race in 2009.
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  • Attended the Indycar Iowa Corn 300 and I enjoyed the race a lot. It is much different than many of the other races that I have been to. It was much smaller in scale. The pre race activities...  more »
  • It was a weather delayed race so it began at 11:30 pm because of horrible weather. They did a great job preparing the track and keeping everyone safe at Iowa. One thing however, we had gone back to.....  more »
  • I love Iowa speedway so much I have been going sense I ha e been a little kid and my parents went before I was born and it is just a fun experience. I love it so much and there is so much to do down there to my family and I have e season tickets and we go down every race weekends and it is just a great thing to look forward to. I couldn't ask for a better time.
  • The staff works hard to meet the needs of anyone who visits. Such a large opperation and such a great location with several locations near by to camp or get a hotel. Easy to get in and out before and after events too. Stop in Newton downtown and you will find antique stores to roam around too.

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