Verizon IndyCar Series Hits the Track for Firestone Tire Test

Verizon IndyCar Series Hits the Track for Firestone Tire Test

Fans invited to free INDYCAR tire test at The Fastest Short Track on the Planet in advance of the Iowa Corn 300 on July 8

NEWTON, Iowa (May 1, 2018) – INDYCAR teams will officially ring in the 2018 race season in central Iowa this week. Iowa Speedway and Firestone Racing will host five Verizon IndyCar Series teams on May 3-4 for two days of testing. And fans can watch for free.

RV Hill, perched high above the backstretch, will be open and free to those fans wishing to watch from noon to 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT on Friday.

The drivers will all have the same goal in mind, helping Firestone create the best tire for racing at The Fastest Short Track on the Planet.

The test session also marks the on-track debut of the fourth-generation Verizon IndyCar Series car (Dallara IR-12) which was designed to incorporate improved safety standards while reducing costs to teams.

The following teams are scheduled to test:

  • Team Penske
  • Chip Ganassi Racing
  • Andretti Autosport
  • Dale Coyne Racing
  • Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

The drivers will be on hand to gather data in preparation for the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300, scheduled for July 8 at The Fastest Short Track on the Planet. Iowa Corn is entering its 12th year of sponsorship for the annual INDYCAR race. The renewed partnership continues to be the second longest entitlement sponsorship in INDYCAR racing.

Testing times, track schedule and drivers are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

About Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway, The Fastest Short Track on the Planet, is a state-of-the-art 7/8-mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2018 schedule includes three exciting race weekends: June 16-17 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Iowa 200 and NASCAR Xfinity Series 250 presented by Enogen), July 7-8 (ARCA Racing Series Iowa 150 and Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300) and July 27-28 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series Casey’s General Store 150 and NASCAR Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by The Rasmussen Group). For tickets, call 1.866.787.8946. To learn more, visit, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.