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Raphael Lessard scores first top-10 finish in NASCAR trucks

Young Canadian driver Raphael Lessard finished ninth at Iowa Speedway in first race driving for DGR-Crosley in the Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series.

Johnny Sauter faces possible suspension for incident at Iowa

Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series title contender Johnny Sauter faces a possible suspension following his actions in Sunday’s race at Iowa.

Chandler Smith on NASCAR Truck debut: "Look where I am now"

Another one of Toyota Racing Development’s NASCAR prospects, Chandler Smith, will make his Truck Series debut at Iowa.

Christopher Bell takes Xfinity win in thrilling finish at Iowa

Christopher Bell prevailed for his third consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series win in a wild finish at Iowa Speedway.

Will Christopher Bell make it three in a row this weekend at Iowa?

For a driver who was concerned about not winning enough earlier in the season, Christopher Bell has sure turned the corner.

Pete Shepherd to make NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in Iowa

Pete Shepherd III will be making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Iowa Speedway in the U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by The Rasmussen Group for JP Motorsports.

Max Tullman to make Xfinity Series debut at Iowa with new team

Max Tullman will compete in at least three NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season, beginning with Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

Kyle Benjamin to make K&N Pro Series return in double duty in Iowa

Kyle Benjamin returns to series driving for Hattori Racing Enterprises and Japanese student-led pit crew before next weekend at Iowa.

Pigot’s first IndyCar podium a “weight off the shoulders”

Spencer Pigot, who became Ed Carpenter Racing’s full-time driver this year, says that scoring his first podium in the IndyCar Series was a relief and was simply the result of a strong car and a day where “everything went right.”

Iowa IndyCar: Hinchcliffe wins, Newgarden suffers in bizarre finish

James Hinchcliffe scored his and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda’s first win of 2018 at Iowa Speedway, while Josef Newgarden, who led 229 laps, lost second place when he pitted under the final caution which never lifted before the checkers.

Iowa Indy Lights: O’Ward dominates, Herta beats Urrutia

Andretti Autosport’s Pato O’Ward led flag-to-flag in Iowa’s Indy Lights race, while the race-long battle behind between teammate Colton Herta and Belardi Auto Racing’s Santi Urrutia was what kept the crowd’s attention.

Iowa ARCA: Sheldon Creed holds off charging Chandler Smith

Polesitter Sheldon Creed lost his mojo in the early stages of the ARCA race at Iowa Speedway, but he never lost touch with the leaders and in the final third of the race he charged to the front and stayed there.

Iowa IndyCar: Newgarden leads final practice, Pagenaud blows engine

The top five drivers in the IndyCar championship filled the top five spots in final practice for the Iowa Corn 300, as drivers ran in traffic, but Simon Pagenaud suffered the third Chevrolet failure in just two weeks.

Power: IndyCar has got downforce levels right at Iowa

Will Power has endorsed IndyCar’s 2018 aero package at Iowa Speedway, saying that the cars are much harder to drive than in previous years – adding that’s the way it should be.

Iowa IndyCar: Power takes 52nd pole of career

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power scored his third IndyCar pole at Iowa Speedway after outpacing teammate Josef Newgarden in qualifying for Sunday's Iowa Corn 300.

Iowa IndyCar: Newgarden leads Penske 1-2, Leist crashes in FP1

Josef Newgarden led Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Will Power in opening practice for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300, as Matheus Leist suffered a mild shunt in his AJ Foyt Racing entry.

What makes Iowa Speedway so challenging for IndyCars

The sub-one-mile Iowa Speedway offers a unique challenge in the context of the other races on the IndyCar calendar, but what makes it even more demanding is its own evolution, as race engineer Ray Gosselin explains.

Justin Allgaier fends off Bell for Xfinity Series win at Iowa

Justin Allgaier held back a charging Christopher Bell in the final laps to earn his seventh career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Iowa Speedway.

Moffitt needs sponsor dollars, but can "compete for a championship"

Brett Moffitt knows he drives for a small NASCAR team but he also believes it’s the best.

Brett Moffitt endures last-lap dive-bomb by Gragson to win at Iowa

Brett Moffitt held of a last-lap charge by Noah Gragson to pick up his second win of the season and first in his home state in wild finish for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway.

Five things to watch for in the Iowa Xfinity Series race

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Iowa Speedway for a rare standalone race weekend with the Camping World Truck Series.

Ryan Preece scores first career NASCAR Xfinity victory at Iowa

Ryan Preece turned opportunity into victory Saturday at Iowa Speedway.

Brett Moffitt makes NASCAR return at Iowa Speedway with GMS Racing

Brett Moffitt returns to action with GMS Racing at Iowa Speedway next weekend.

Hildebrand content with runner-up finish at Iowa

JR Hildebrand said he had a race-winning car at Iowa Speedway but under the circumstances of the final stint, was happy to equal his best-ever IndyCar finish.

Castroneves can "absolutely" win the 2017 title, says engineer

Team Penske-Chevrolet race engineer Jonathan Diuguid says Helio Castroneves is more than capable of winning the Verizon IndyCar Series title for the first time, in what is rumored to be his final full season in open-wheel racing.

Iowa IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Castroneves ends victory drought, climbs fence at Iowa

Iowa IndyCar: Perfect Castroneves scores first win in three years

Team Penske icon Helio Castroneves took the lead in the opening stint of the Iowa Corn 300, and held on to score his first win since Detroit 2014, and Penske’s first ever IndyCar win at Iowa Speedway.

Iowa Indy Lights: Leist stuns his rivals with dominant drive

Matheus Leist scored his third victory in four Indy Lights races at Iowa to pare down his championship deficit to 13 points behind Kyle Kaiser, who could only salvage fifth.

Iowa USF2000: Askew takes dominant win over Pabst pair

Oliver Askew converted his pole position into a flawless drive to victory for Cape Motorsports to score his sixth victory of the season, but title rival Rinus VeeKay reduced the damage in the points chase by taking second.

Iowa Indy Lights: Herta takes fourth pole of the season

Colton Herta put Andretti Steinbrenner Racing on pole at Iowa Speedway, outpacing Carlin Racing’s Zachary Claman De Melo by just under 0.4mph.

Iowa IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Will Power took the pole for tomorrow's Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway,

Iowa IndyCar: Power beats Hildebrand to pole

Will Power scored the 48th pole of his career in IndyCar qualifying at Iowa Speedway to crush JR Hildebrand’s dreams of scoring his first.

Iowa IndyCar: Newgarden leads Penske 1-2-3 in first practice

Defending racewinner Josef Newgarden proved he hadn’t lost his Iowa Speedway setup knowledge despite his offseason move to Team Penske, as he topped the 75-minute opening practice session.

William Byron scores first NASCAR Xfinity win in hectic Iowa race

One week after coming within arm's reach of his first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, William Byron claimed the checkered flag at Iowa Speedway.

Five things to watch in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa

The NASCAR Xfinity Series makes its first of two stops this season at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for the American Ethanol E15 150, the series’ 14th race of the 2017 season.

Five things to watch in the NASCAR Truck race at Iowa

The NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series returns to action on Friday night at Iowa Speedway for the M&Ms 200, the series’ ninth race of the 2017 season.

Roush Fenway protege Ty Majeski prepares for Xfinity debut

Three-time ARCA Midwest Tour champ and NASCAR Next driver Ty Majeski will revive the No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford this weekend in the Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway.

BKR’s Take on Trucks: Former racers make a difference as truck chiefs

Former racers Tommy Ellis and Robert Huffman help prepare Ford F-150s for Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe and their ability to relate to what a driver needs is making a difference for their young drivers.

Erik Jones powers to NASCAR Xfinity win at Iowa

On paper it was another dominant victory for Erik Jones, but on the track it proved much more difficult at Iowa Speedway.

Newgarden: Iowa race “was like a video game”

Josef Newgarden says his car was “amazing” around Iowa Speedway but admits he was surprised how no one could keep up with him.

Top 10 drivers quotes from Iowa

Quotes from the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway

Aleshin pleased with best oval result at Iowa

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports racer Mikhail Aleshin was left satisfied with his most convincing weekend at an oval track, after finishing top Honda car in both qualifying and race.

Power and Dixon satisfied but admit Newgarden was unbeatable

Will Power and Scott Dixon, beaten into second and third positions in today’s Iowa Corn 300, said they were happy with podium finishes but said they had no chance of beating Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden.

Injured Newgarden dominates Iowa with record run

Josef Newgarden overcame his injuries to put on a clinic at Iowa Speedway, leading 282 of the 300 laps – the most ever led in an Indy car race – and moved up to second in the championship hunt.

Serralles takes second win of the year at Iowa

Carlin Racing’s Felix Serralles bided his time and cared for his tires in the first third of the Indy Lights Iowa Challenge to charge through to victory at Iowa Speedway.

Kanaan, Newgarden, Pagenaud continue to shine at Iowa

Chip Ganassi Racing, Ed Carpenter Racing and Team Penske led the IndyCar field in evening practice at Iowa Speedway as the drivers tried their race setups.

Top 10 drivers quotes from qualifying at the Iowa Speedway

Qualifying Saturday for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway

Pagenaud on pole as Chevrolet dominates at Iowa

Simon Pagenaud took his fifth pole position of the season as Chevrolet almost barred Honda from the Top 10 qualifying slots.

Iowa Speedway extends IndyCar and sponsor contract

Iowa Speedway president Jimmy Small and IndyCar president of competition Jay Frye have confirmed the Iowa Corn 300 for at least two more seasons.

Kanaan leads first practice at Iowa

Tony Kanaan put Chip Ganassi Racing-Chevrolet at the top of the times in opening practice for this weekend’s Iowa Corn 300, as defending Iowa Speedway winner Ryan Hunter-Reay spun into the wall.

Bourdais says Iowa “trickier than ever”

KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais says the bumps and track repairs at Iowa Speedway have made the cars even more difficult to drive there in 2016.

Newgarden will “definitely race Iowa” despite missing test

JR Hildebrand stood in for him at today’s Iowa Speedway test, but Josef Newgarden has confirmed that he will be racing the #21 Ed Carpenter Racing entry at next week’s Iowa Corn 300.

Ben Kennedy "pretty comfortable" ahead of Xfinity debut

Most of Ben Kennedy’s NASCAR experience of late has come in the Camping World Truck Series but this weekend at Iowa Speedway, he appears most comfortable in a car.

Rookie William Byron wins again with late-race pass

For a rookie, William Byron is looking more and more like a pro.

Five things to watch in NASCAR Truck race at Iowa

The Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend, but NASCAR’s Camping World Truck and Xfinity series remain in action.

Blaney smokes his way to Victory Lane at Iowa

Ryan Blaney held on with a tire rub while others lost their cool (and control of their cars) in the final moments of the Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway.

East meets West: Jesse Little to run for Hattori Racing

Second-generation NASCAR racer will drive the No. 1 Yazaki Toyota Camry

Victory a breath of fresh air for Hunter-Reay and Andretti

Ryan Hunter-Reay won for the first time this year at Iowa Speedway, going back-to-back in that race.