The Iowa Speedway has landed NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. Track designer Rusty Wallace made the announcement. "We will be racing a Nationwide race here next year, the date will be August the first," Wallace says.
The Nationwide Series is NASCAR’S second-tier stock car circuit and many of the top drivers take part. It has not been determined whether the unarmed race will be held during the day or under the lights. Wallace says it will be a 250 lap event, which he says is a pretty good distance.
Wallace says the Nationwide event will add to what already is shaping up to be an outstanding schedule in 2009. He says the Indy Car race was sold out and now the NASCAR race adds another premiere event.
Jerry Jauron, president of Iowa Speedway, says they’re elated to be part of the Nationwide Series and says it will strengthen and already strong schedule.
Jauron says it is a great development for the track as they have a tremendous fan base in the midwest with a great potential to increase the number of fans.