Iowa Speedway To Host NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race In 2009
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2008) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Iowa Speedway will host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on September 5 in place of the event that was originally scheduled May 23 at Mansfield Motorsports Park.
The realignment of the race was a result of Mansfield's request that the event be moved from its track because of its inability to meet the requirements necessary to remain a NASCAR sanctioned facility.
"It is always exciting to go to a new venue and show the fans what the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is all about," said NASCAR's Vice President of Racing Operations Steve O'Donnell. "The Midwest has some of our sport's most loyal fans and Iowa Speedway produces some incredible racing as we've seen with the NASCAR Camping World East and West Series. We look forward to racing there this season."
In addition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Iowa will host the NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as the NASCAR Camping World East and West Series in 2009.
"We are extremely pleased to continue our strong relationship with NASCAR with the awarding of yet another NASCAR series race to Iowa Speedway," said Iowa Speedway CEO Stan Clement. "We know from past experience that fans here in the Midwest will support this exciting new event."