Iowa Corn Indy 300

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Iowa Corn Indy 300
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IndyCar Series
Venue Iowa Speedway
Corporate sponsor Iowa Corn Promotion Board
First race 2007
Distance 262.5 miles
Laps 300
Previous names Iowa Corn Indy 250
(2007–2013)
Most wins (driver) Dario Franchitti (2)
Most wins (team) Andretti Autosport (3)

The Iowa Corn Indy 300[1] is an IndyCar Series race held at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. The first event was held in 2007. From 2007-2013, it was a 250-lap (218.75 miles) race; beginning in 2014, it will be 300 laps (262.5 miles).

IndyCar history in Iowa[edit]

The first Championship Car race in Iowa took place on July 9, 1915. AAA held a 100-mile (160 km) race at Tri-State Fair Grounds in Burlington, Iowa, won by Bob Burman. Additional AAA races were held at Des Moines Speedway in Valley Junction, a one-mile (1.6 km) wooden board track, in 1915 and 1916. Only two championship car races, won by Ralph Mulford and Ralph DePalma respectively, were held at Des Moines, as the track closed and was dismantled shortly thereafter.

In October 2013, Iowa Speedway announced that the 2014 race would be 300 laps.[2]

Past winners[edit]

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2007 June 24 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:48:14 123.896 Report
2008 June 22 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:38:36 136.007 Report
2009 June 21 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:39:48 134.371 Report
2010 June 20 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:42:13 131.205 Report
2011 June 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:53:00 118.671 Report
2012 June 23 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara Chevrolet 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:43:39 129.371 Report
2013 June 23 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Dallara Chevrolet 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:30:16 148.559 Report

Firestone Indy Lights[edit]

Season Date Winning Driver Team
2007 June 23 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2008 June 21 United Kingdom Dillon Battistini Panther Racing
2009 June 20 Brazil Ana Beatriz Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2010 June 19 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra Bryan Herta Autosport
2011 June 25 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2012 June 23 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2013 June 22 United States Sage Karam Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

References[edit]


Preceded by
Pocono IndyCar 500
Current
IndyCar Series races
Succeeded by
Honda Indy Toronto