Iowa Corn revving up for bigger, better 2014 at Iowa Speedway

Published: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 7:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 11:45 a.m. CDT

Iowa Corn is back as a sponsor for the 2014 and 2015 IndyCar Series races at the Iowa Speedway with major enhancements to the events in Newton.

In 2014, 50 laps will be added so the race will be the Iowa Corn Indy 300, and the race will be on Saturday night, July 12, under the lights. Fans will enjoy ethanol-powered racing with the Iowa Corn Indy 300 and American Ethanol 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series all in the same weekend.  

“By bringing together IndyCar and NASCAR, fans will enjoy the ultimate race weekend at the Iowa Speedway. Iowa Corn wants fans to enjoy 50 more laps, and the IndyCars racing under the lights can’t be beat,” said Craig Floss, CEO of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. “We are excited to bring together two of our major promotions to engage fans in the biggest racing weekend that Iowa has experienced so far at the Iowa Speedway. We are honored and excited to be a part of the action.” 

Iowa Corn is entering its’ eighth year of partnering with the Iowa Speedway as a venue to showcase the power and performance of corn-ethanol in the heartland. The 2014 ethanol-powered race weekend will highlight 85 percent ethanol with the Iowa Corn Indy 300 and 15 percent ethanol during the American Ethanol 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Iowa Corn is also a partner with Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association and other great partners on the American Ethanol program with NASCAR. 

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Iowa Corn to bring the incredible speed and excitement of IndyCar racing back to Iowa Speedway for the next two years,” Iowa Speedway President Stan Clement said. “And we want to thank everyone at Iowa Corn, IndyCar, NASCAR and American Ethanol for making this sensational new event weekend possible.”

NASCAR Hall of Famer and Iowa Speedway track designer Rusty Wallace was equally enthusiastic about the new Iowa Corn Indy 300 format.

“This is by far the best IndyCar weekend we have ever put together,” Wallace said.  “Our race fans will witness the best of both racing worlds with the Iowa Corn Indy 300 and American Ethanol 200 on July 11-12 and, frankly, I can’t wait to see it myself!”

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