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The 2012 Iowa Corn Indy 250 was the sixth running of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 and the ninth round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season.

United States 2012 Iowa Corn Indy 250
Race details
9th round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season
DateJune 23, 2012
Official nameIowa Corn Indy 250
LocationIowa Speedway
CoursePermanent racing facility
0.875 mi / 1.4 km
Distance250 laps
218.75 mi / 352.044 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 86 °F (30 °C); wind speeds up to 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time9:16.9203 (Won 30-lap heat race)
FirstRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
SecondMarco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)
ThirdTony Kanaan (KV Racing Technology)

It took place on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The race was contested for 250 laps at 0.875-mile (1.408 km) Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, and was televised by NBC Sports in the United States. Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport won the race, his second consecutive of the season.

The weather at this event reached up to 86 °F or 30 °C; almost becoming too hot to grow the corn that would make up the ethanol fuel for the drivers.


  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2012 Firestone 550". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved January 27, 2015.