Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300
July 09, 2017
The Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300, which continues to show why Iowa Speedway is “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet”, returns on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Iowa Corn will celebrate its 11th year of partnership with Iowa Speedway, and remains the second longest running entitlement sponsor in INDYCAR competition. In last year’s edition, Ed Carpenter Racing driver Josef Newgarden, dazzled on a warm Sunday afternoon, making his way to Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane in dramatic fashion. His win was also historic: he led 282 total laps, the most ever in an INDYCAR race. Newgarden, who was still nursing serious injuries sustained at Texas Motor Speedway in June, clearly had the fastest car on the 7/8 mile paved tri-oval.
Green Flag: 4:30 p.m. CT
Distance: 300 Laps
Racing alongside the Verizon IndyCar Series will be the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires. Carlin driver Felix Serralles overtook Zach Veach with two laps to go, to win the 2016 Indy Lights Iowa Challenge presented by Cooper Tires. Veach, in the Belardi Auto Racing No. 5, appeared poised to cruise to his second win of the season but was slowed while negotiating lapped traffic, and Serralles swept into the lead to claim his third career win. Indy Lights has produced some of INDYCAR’S biggest names, including current stars Marco Andretti, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan.
Green Flag: 2:05 p.m. CT
Distance: 100 Laps
The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda will serve as a prelude to the to the 11th running of the Iowa Corn 300 on July 9, 2017. The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda will race wheel-to-wheel at The Fastest Short Track on the Planet on July 9, 2017, joining Indy Lights and the IndyCar Series. The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda provides a professional, entry-level open-wheel training ground and serves as the ﬁrst step on the way to a career in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Green Flag: 1:10 p.m. CT
Distance: 75 Laps