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Newton Cares Classic is in Full Swing During Iowa Speedweek

Celebrity golf tournament to benefit more than 20 central Iowa non-profit organizations

NEWTON, Iowa (July 19, 2019) – NASCAR, Iowa Speedway Cares, City of Newton and United Way of Jasper County have joined forces to tee off the inaugural Newton Cares Classic presented by Gregg Young Auto Center of Newton celebrity golf tournament on Thursday, July 25.

To be held at Westwood Golf Course in Newton, Iowa, the event will feature world-class athletes with Iowa ties and several stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Golf tournaments are typically about skill and beating the competition, but this one will bring about a new purpose with giving to non-profit organizations in Jasper County and central Iowa.

"It will be great to see the support we receive for our golf outing in Newton on July 25," said Iowa Speedway President David Hyatt. "We hope people will see the tournament as not only an opportunity to golf with some of the hottest racing talent in the country and other great athletes and celebrities but a way to have a great time and give back to the community."

The tournament will feature celebrity golfers and the next generation of NASCAR stars competing to raise funds for non-profits in Jasper County and central Iowa. The NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers will be in town early to bring down the curtain on Iowa Speedweek – the speedway’s first ever back-to-back race weekends featuring the NTT IndyCar Series Iowa 300 on July 20 and culminating with the NASCAR Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250 on July 27.

NASCAR Xfinity Series golfers include:

  • Tyler Reddick
  • Noah Gragson
  • Cole Custer
  • Michael Annett
  • Wayne Auton – Managing Director, NASCAR Xfinity Series

Celebrity golfers slated to be part of the event include former Iowa University and National Football League (NFL) star Tim Dwight, former Hawkeye and National Basketball Association (NBA) star Bobby Hansen, "Iowa Nice Guy" Scott Siepker, former Iowa State University football player RJ Sumrall, former NFL players Merv Krakau, Ernst Brun Jr. and Kahlil Carter, 2018 Knoxville Raceway champion Austin McCarl, WHO-TV Meteorologist Ed Wilson, Iowa Barnstormers’ Jeremy Gloston, former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and Des Moines Buccaneers President Nate Teut and Des Moines Buccaneers Coach and former National Hockey League (NHL) player Pete Mannino.

Player registration is open until July 22. Each registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, admission to opening ceremonies and a VIP awards reception in the Newton Club at Iowa Speedway, food and beverages. To register for the event, or stop by the Westwood Golf Course Pro Shop.

Iowa Speedway Cares is a Donor Advised Fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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 racetrack and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2019 schedule includes three exciting race weekends: June 15-16 (NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series M&M’S 200 presented by Casey’s General Store and NASCAR Xfinity Series 250 presented by Tamron), July 19-20 (ARCA Menards Series Fans With Benefits 150 and NTT IndyCar Series Iowa 300) and July 26-27 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series Casey’s General Store 150 and NASCAR Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250). For tickets, call 1.866.787.8946. To learn more, visit, "like" us on Facebook or follow us onTwitter and Instagram.