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Published on April 22nd, 2011 | by Michael J Smith


Group Seeks Sprint Cup Race At Iowa Speedway

A group called the Green Flag Alliance is attempting to bring a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to Iowa Speedway in Newton, according to the AP. The group, which is made up of Iowans including Newton Mayor Chaz Allen, is interested in attracting the Cup series because a Sprint Cup race can generate as much as $150 million to the local economy.

Iowa Speedway will host two Nationwide Series events this season, May 22nd and August 6th. The speedway is also hosting the IndyCar Series on June 25th.

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5 Responses to Group Seeks Sprint Cup Race At Iowa Speedway

  1. Jeremy says:

    I am a loyal fan of nascar and had season tickets [Newton club tickets]
    since the first race in September of 2006. I want cup there more than you can imagine!

  2. Michael J Smith says:

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Jeremy. While I wouldn’t mind seeing Iowa get a Cup date, I think that it would need to replace a Cup date someplace else. Which race would you give up to add Iowa to the Cup schedule?

  3. Christine says:

    They had 2 races at Phoenix this year, they could take that down to one and bring a race to Newton.

  4. Junior says:

    The date for Iowa could come from any of these: Michigan, Pocono, Kansas, or Loudon. Pick one. The races at those tracks rarely produce exciting races. The Cup Series would be better only visiting most of the tracks only once. Tracks with two races should be reserved for the special tracks and tracks that produce good racing (Daytona, Bristol, Charlotte, Dover, etc.).

  5. Eric says:

    How about this: Trade a Nationwide Iowa race date with a Sprint Cup Pocono race date. This is a win-win situation for both NASCAR series by adding the excitement of new venues. Improvements to the Iowa facility to accomodate the larger crowds etc would be needed before this could happen.

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