Steve Wittich

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Iowa Corn 300 fast facts

Iowa Corn 300 fast facts Race weekend: Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8 Track: Iowa Speedway, a 7/8-mile (0.894-mile) oval in Newton, Iowa Race distance: 300 laps / 268.2 miles Entry List: Iowa Corn 300 (PDF) Firestone tire allotment: Eleven sets for use through the weekend Twitter: @iowaspeedway, @IndyCar, #IowaCorn300, #IndyCar Event website: http://IowaSpeedway.com/ […]

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Rahal and Sato Head to the Shortest Track on the INDYCAR Schedule — Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn 300

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Iowa Corn 300 – Iowa Speedway Pre-Race Notes Round 11 of 17 in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series DATE: July 7-8, 2018 PRACTICE BROADCASTS: Live on www.Indycar.com with analysis from the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network (AAPIRN) and on the INDYCAR YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/indycar) on Saturday beginning at 11:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. […]

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CHEVY INDYCAR AT IOWA: Team Chevy Advance – Chevrolet Aims for Second Short-Track Victory of Season

Chevrolet Aims for Second Short-Track Victory of Season Josef Newgarden won at 1-mile ISM Raceway in April ᴏ Reigning series champion won at Iowa Speedway in ‘16 Team Chevy has claimed five wins at Iowa track since 2012 ᴏ Chevrolet drivers have also started from pole in every race New universal aero kit will add […]

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Notes & Quotes: Iowa Corn 300

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ERIC COWDIN ON: Testing at Iowa Speedway: “We were able to get basic setup information from Matheus running at the test. The 2018 aero package has a lot less downforce so gearing and mechanical setup will be very important.” How the car will handle in traffic (similar to Phoenix?): “We didn’t have an […]

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Honda IndyCar Series Iowa Message Points

Iowa Corn 300 Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa 2 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 8, 2017 NBC Sports Network IMS Radio Network Live Stream and Broadcast MANUFACTURER COMPETITION  Honda comes to Iowa Speedway having scored five victories in 2018, and leads the Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturers’ Championship with 832 points, to 707 points for rival Chevrolet. Honda’s […]

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Honda Indy Toronto and OLG Form a Winning Partnership

HONDA INDY TORONTO AND OLG FORM A WINNING PARTNERSHIP   Racers Will Visit OLG Winners’ Circle during July Weekend TORONTO (July 5, 2018) – Honda Indy Toronto is excited to announce a new, exciting partnership with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for the event taking place July 13-15, 2018. With this partnership, racers will celebrate their winning […]

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Andretti Autosport (unofficially) dominates Iowa Speedway testing.

By Steve Wittich A baker’s dozen IndyCar drivers spent Wednesday at a private test on the 0.894 Iowa Speedway oval in preperation for the Iowa Corn 300, the 11th, and next stop during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Early running was limited due to weepers, but a number of drivers did end up turning...

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IMS To Build Dirt Track, Host Lucrative USAC Midget Event during Brickyard Race Week

IMS To Build Dirt Track, Host Lucrative USAC Midget Event during Brickyard Race Week Driven2SaveLives BC39 Scheduled for Sept. 5-6 at The Dirt Track at IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will add to its luster as the Racing Capital of the World with the construction of a quarter-mile dirt […]

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COOPER TIRES AND GREEN SAVOREE RACING PROMOTIONS’ SUBSIDIARIES EXTEND SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS

COOPER TIRES AND GREEN SAVOREE RACING PROMOTIONS’ SUBSIDIARIES EXTEND SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS   Relationship Expands with Involvement in Grand Prix of Portland INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 26, 2018) – A fourth Green Savoree Racing Promotions’ subsidiary has been proudly added to the growing relationship between the company and Cooper Tires, which will now support the Grand Prix of...

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Qualifying Report: Kohler Grand Prix

ELKHART LAKE, Wis.—A.J Foyt’s team will have its work cut out for them in tomorrow’s Kohler Grand Prix at the picturesque Road America, a four-mile road course in eastern Wisconsin. Despite a positive practice Friday morning in the ABC Supply Chevrolets in which Tony Kanaan was sixth and Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist was 10th, the team […]

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