Around 50,000 people are expected in central Iowa this weekend for one of the biggest events yet at the Iowa Speedway. The NASCAR Nationwide Series makes it’s second stop of the season in Newton with the U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night.
Iowa Speedway C.E.O. Doug Fritz says additional, temporary seating has been added to accommodate the big crowd. The race will be televised live on ESPN2. “That’s great exposure,” Fritz said.
“ESPN does a great job and reaches all parts of the country. It gives us an opportunity to promote Iowa, the businesses here and the culture here. It’s just a great opportunity to showcase this area all over the country.” The U.S. Cellular 250 begins at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The NASCAR K-and-N Pro Series, a 150-lap race, will be held tonight (Friday) at 8 p.m. There’s one more race weekend at the Iowa Speedway this season. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track with the A-S-A Midwest Tour September 14-15.
By Randy Van, KCOB, Newton