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Iowa Speedway to host first NASCAR Cup Series race in 2024

DES MOINES, IOWA — Iowa Speedway will host its first NASCAR Cup Series race in 2024, NASCAR’s Ben Kennedy and Gov. Kim Reynolds confirmed Tuesday.

The Cup Series will run at the 7/8-mile track in Newton, Iowa, for the first time since the track opened in 2006.

The series will race there June 16, 2024, with the green flag set for just after 7 p.m. ET on USA Network.

Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Iowa Corn Growers Association will sponsor the NASCAR Cup Series race.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will race Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, USA) and ARCA Menards Series will race Friday night.

There have been 20 NASCAR Xfinity Series races and 13 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series run at Iowa Speedway. NASCAR last visited the track in July 2019.

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While NASCAR didn’t visit in 2020-23, INDYCAR and ARCA have.

The NTT INDYCAR Series has hosted a doubleheader weekend there in 2020 and in 2022-23 with major support from Hy-Vee.

In 2020, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden split the weekend. Then, Newgarden and Pato O’Ward split it in 2022, before Newgarden swept the weekend in 2023.

The ARCA Menards Series has raced there from 2020-23 and in combination with ARCA East in 2021-23. Ty Gibbs won in 2020-21 while Brandon Jones won in 2022 and Luke Fenhaus won in 2023.

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