NASCAR’s Newest Addition Iowa Speedway Is Set to Showcase the Power of Ethanol for the 2024 Schedule

Published 12/28/2023, 9:02 AM EST

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Finally, NASCAR has heard the calling of its fandom, adding the 7/8-mile (1.4 km) Speedway at Iowa to its 2024 schedule. For long, fans were quite vocal about having a Cup Series race at the track but they had to be content with the Xfinity and Truck Series events at the venue. Fortunately, the higher-ups have now heeded the long pleas and have included the track in the upcoming season.

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Iowa Corn Growers Association is proud to present the state’s first-ever Cup Series race as its entitlement sponsor. The Cup Series bandwagon will go racing in the cornfields of Iowa as NASCAR partners up with Iowa Corn to showcase the performance of ethanol, promoting renewable fuel.

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In a time when world temperatures are soaring high because of global warming, the North American premier racing series, NASCAR has reiterated its stance to use a more efficient and affordable renewable fuel source. Even though NASCAR has long used ethanol, a 15% mixture along with regular gasoline, Iowa 350 powered by Ethanol will be the first Cup Series event in the state.

I am pleased to share with the NASCAR family, why choosing higher blends of ethanol benefits everyone,” said Stan Nelson, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board President “We can make a sustainable difference today, without buying a whole new vehicle, but by simply choosing to fuel up with ethanol at the pump. And not only are we benefiting the environment, but also our economy, as ethanol, is the most affordable renewable fuel option on the market today,” said Nelson.

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Ben Kennedy, Vice President of the organization, according to blackbookmotorsports.com said, “We’re really excited to be heading to Iowa Speedway. The first time in what will be the 76-year history that we’ve had a [Cup] race at Iowa Speedway, and the first time in a really long time that we’ve had a [Cup] race in the state of Iowa, so we’re excited to get there.

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The tickets for the race are already sold out as Iowa Speedway braces for the epic showdown scheduled for Sunday, June 16th later next year.

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Grandstand tickets and camping for the Iowa Corn 350 which is the inaugural Cup Series race in the state are sold out and only a select number of tickets remain for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and ARCA Menards Series races. Fans are encouraged to pick up the remaining tickets by visiting www.iowaspeedway.com. They can also buy or sell reserved seats for the Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol,  by visiting SeatGeek, the Official Ticket Marketplace of NASCAR.

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The Cup Series race will take place at 6 p.m. Central time and will be shown live on USA Network. This event at Iowa Speedway will mark a weekend which also includes a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at 2:30 p.m. CT, on Saturday, June 15, on USA Network and ARCA Menards Series racing on Friday, June 14.

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