Iowa 250 Tag

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2020) – INDYCAR will welcome fans to Iowa Speedway for the upcoming July 17-18 race weekend featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Iowa 250 races and the ARCA Menards Series race. Under the guidance of public health officials, medical experts and local, state and federal authorities, INDYCAR and Iowa Speedway will observe safe social distancing and provide enhanced hygiene and safety precautions for all fans in attendance at the event. Only a limited number of tickets will be available for the upcoming race weekend with eachRead More
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By Matt Tifft, Driver Columnist Editor’s note: Matt Tifft, driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, shares his 2018 campaign with Motorsports Tribune as he aims for a shot at the championship.  This past weekend we had our first standalone weekend of the year as we headed to Iowa Speedway. This was a track I felt like I excelled at last year, so I was really looking forward to getting back there this year. Standalone weekends are always special to Xfinity regulars. AsRead More
By Rob Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — The green flag would soon wave, but before Justin Allgaier went elbows up, he draped his arms around his four-year old daughter, Harper Grace. The tender embrace painted a poignant Father’s Day image moments before the outset of the hotly-contested eighth annual Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at the .875-mile Iowa Speedway. But another stirring photo op developed two and a half hours later, as dad exulted amid strands of confetti in Victory Lane — and this time the triumph came withRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer A difficult part-time season is finally turning around for Roush Fenway Racing’s Ty Majeski, as the Ford Performance development driver earned a career best finish in the Iowa 250 at Iowa Speedway. However, Majeski’s top-10 did not come without a challenge to overcome. Under a late caution on lap 200, he was busted for speeding on pit road in his No. 60 Ford Mustang. The penalty dropped Majeski from inside the top-10 to the tail-end of the lead lap. On the ensuing restart, he climbedRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Austin Cindric turned a lap at 131.409 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to put the No. 22 Team Penske Ford on the pole for Sunday’s Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway. It was the first pole of Cindric’s NASCAR XFINITY Series career in his 15th start. Daniel Hemric, Brandon Jones, Elliott Sadler and Cole Custer rounded out the top-five. Hemric starts from the outside of the front row for the second week in a row in the No.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Currently Kaz Grala has just one more opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The Fury Race Cars LLC driver has sponsorship for just the Iowa 250 at the Iowa Speedway. Grala will pilot the No. 61 NETTTS Ford Mustang in Sunday’s race. Grala has six career starts at the 0.875-mile track with four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts. He has two top-10 finishes, both in K&N Pro Series competition. Grala’s best finish at theRead More

Posted On June 15, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Up to Speed: Iowa 250 Preview

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 14th race of the season and only three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars has scored a victory. The Xfinity Series returns to Iowa Speedway for the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen. The return to the traditional aero package, drivers making their Series debut, no Cup drivers, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 14th race of the season. Coverage for the American Ethanol E15 250 is scheduled to start Sunday at 5:00 p.m. ET. Iowa has been on the scheduleRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The climb up the NASCAR ladder continues for Joe Gibbs Racing’s Riley Herbst. The 19-year-old will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen, driving the No. 18 Advance Auto Parts Toyota Camry at Iowa Speedway on June 17. “It’s huge,” Herbst said of the opportunity. “I can’t thank Joe Gibbs Racing enough for the opportunity to drive the car. It’s a pretty famous car, it wins a lot. I’m just really excited to hop in the car and seeRead More

Posted On June 11, 2018By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Justin Haley Set for Iowa Double

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The driver rotation at GMS Racing’s No. 23 team continues as their Xfinity Series program announced Monday that Camping World Truck Series regular Justin Haley will make his series debut in Sunday’s Iowa 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton. In one previous Truck Series start at Iowa, Haley started seventh and finished in 10th. Since Spencer Gallagher’s suspension after his race win at Talladega, GMS has had Johnny Sauter, Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman sharing seating time in the No. 23 car. For the 19-year-old,Read More