NASCA Cup Series Visits The Iowa Speedway For The First Time

Iowa Speedway’s biggest race weekend in its history will conclude Sunday night with the Iowa Corn 350. It will be the first time the track has hosted a Cup Series race. Brad Keselowski (kez-lau-skee) won the first NASCAR race at the Iowa Speedway back in 2009 when the junior circuit was known as the Nationwide Series.

Keselowski admits he was almost shocked when he found out Iowa Speedway had been added to the Cup Series schedule.

It is the first Cup Series race at the track but 18 drivers who are expected to be in the field Sunday night have won a race at the Iowa Speedway.

Keselowski says the Iowa Speedway has unique characteristics

Keselowski says the sold out crowds will make for a terrific atmosphere.

Kyle Larson is second in points in the Cup Series after winning on a road course in Sonoma, California, last week. He says a repaving in both sets of turns has changed the Iowa Speedway.

Larson was one of the drivers who tire tested at the track a couple of weeks ago and says the new paving has made the track smoother but it may make passing more difficult.

Larson is happy the Iowa Speedway is finally hosting a Cup race.

Practice for the NASCAR Cup Series is Friday afternoon and the opening day of action is capped off by an ARCA Menard Series race.

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