The state of Louisiana committed $4.5 million to make enhancements to the racetrack in support of the event.
The Army National Guard is pulling their sponsorship from motorsports.
Sebastien Bourdais: "It is a one-two for Chevy so I couldn't be any happier with the Mistic boys."
Sebastien Bourdais will be starting on point for tomorrows race at Mid-Ohio
Takuma Sato: "Today the track condition was very slippery, low grip, felt a little greasy compared to the test day last week.."
James Hinchcliffe: "I've said it before, we have the best fans here and I hope we can put on a great show for everyone this weekend."
Before the race, I selected five drivers who I felt needed to have a strong showing at Iowa.
Jack Hawksworth was forced to sit out Pocono due to injuries sustained in a practice crash, while Graham Rahal hopes to put the frustration of last weekend behind him.
There are five drivers whose runs at Iowa could either make or break their season.