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Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway – Saturday – Bourdais set for 200th start – some stats and other info

Bourdais making 200th Indy car start  – some stats and other notes By Steve Wittich When the green flag flies to signal the start of the 2019 Iowa 300, Sebastien Bourdais will officially make his 200th career Indy car start. Bourdais started on the pole for his first Indy car race on the 1.806-mile St....

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A baker’s dozen IndyCar drivers were on track yesterday – a trio rookies at Iowa and 10 led by Herta at Mid-Ohio (includes unofficial Mid-O timesheet)

By Steve Wittich A total of 13 cars took part in NTT IndyCar Series testing yesterday. Ten drivers took on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and a trio of rookies tested at Iowa Speedway. Felix Rosenqvist (Chip Ganassi Racing), Santino Ferrucci (Dale Coyne Racing) and Marcus Ericsson (Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) all got...

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Difficult Qualifying for Claman De Melo in Iowa

Newton, IA (July 7, 2018) – Dale Coyne Racing’s rookie, Zachary Claman De Melo, had his first taste of a short oval aboard an Indy car on Saturday during practice and qualifying for the Iowa Corn 300. Unfortunately for the #19 Paysafe driver, it wasn’t the easiest of days as he qualified 20th for Sunday’s […]

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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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Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Saturday – final IndyCar practice result and notes

By Steve Wittich The 21 car field for the Iowa Corn 300 had one final 30 minute practice session to dial their cars in before tomorrow’s race. With a 4:44pm start on Sunday afternoon, the practice that began at 6pm should afford the drivers and engineers a close simulation to weather conditions they will encounter...

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Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Saturday – IndyCar qualifying results and notes

By Steve Wittich A lot of very loose race cars, a potential incredible storyline, and improving track and a dominating final run were the key stories of qualifying for the Iowa Corn 300, but at the end of the day, it was Will Power who won the 48th pole of his career. One driver had...

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Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Saturday – IndyCar Practice 1 – notes and results

By Steve Wittich Sorry for the delay in getting this update to you. The delay was caused by waiting for Hildebrand to clear medical.  Despite not testing at Iowa Speedway this year, Team Penske unloaded quickly, and ended up in the top three spots of the timesheet. Last year’s winner Josef Newgarden turned the fastest...

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Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Saturday – open – social report and a few notes – 9am

By Steve Wittich Good morning from Iowa Speedway, where a busy day of IndyCar, MRTI and ARCA action is scheduled to get under way in an hour. According to our friend, @IndyCar_WxMan, the forecast for today looks like it will a wonderful day to be at the race-track. Today's weather conditions @iowaspeedway: lots of sun,...

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2017 Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Steve’s Preview

Six straight years of Andretti Autosport dominance came to an end by the time the checkered flag fell on the tenth anniversary edition of the Iowa Corn 300. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden shucked (groan… oh great, there’s the first lame corn based pun) the competition while leading 282 of 300 laps on the way to...

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Serralles Takes the Win in Iowa Speedway Thriller

NEWTON, Iowa – Iowa Speedway, billed as the fastest short track on the planet, provided an exciting stage for the final oval race of the calendar for Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires this afternoon. The 100-lap all-green Indy Lights Iowa Challenge Presented by Cooper Tires came down to a battle at the end with […]

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