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The Iowa 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, the race was increased to 300 laps (262.5 miles).

Iowa 300
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VenueIowa Speedway
First race2007
Distance262.5 miles
Laps300
Previous namesIowa Corn Indy 250
(2007–2013)
Iowa Corn Indy 300
(2014–2015)
Iowa Corn 300
(2016–2018)
Most wins (driver)Ryan Hunter-Reay (3)
Most wins (team)Andretti Autosport (7)

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Indy car history in IowaEdit

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 was extended to 300 laps.[2]

In most years since its inception, the race has been held as a Sunday afternoon event. In 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019, it was held as a Saturday night race under the lights.

Past winnersEdit

IndyCar SeriesEdit

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2007 June 24   Dario Franchitti Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:48:14 123.896 Report
2008 June 22   Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:38:36 136.007 Report
2009 June 21   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:39:48 134.371 Report
2010 June 20   Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:42:13 131.205 Report
2011 June 25   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:53:00 118.671 Report
2012 June 23   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara Chevrolet 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:43:39 129.371 Report
2013 June 23   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Dallara Chevrolet 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:30:16 148.559 Report
2014 July 12   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda 300 262.5 (422.452) 2:01:59 131.923 Report
2015 July 18   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda 300 262.5 (422.452) 2:03:50 129.943 Report
2016 July 10   Josef Newgarden Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara Chevrolet 300 262.5 (422.452) 1:52:16 143.33 Report
2017 July 9   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet 300 262.5 (422.452) 1:55:11 139.702 Report
2018 July 8   James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara Honda 300 262.5 (422.452) 1:47:32 149.636 Report
2019* July 20/21* Report
  • 2019: Race started four hours late due to severe weather just before Midnight EST on July 20th. The race finished at 2:15 AM EST on July 21st, including a red flag 55 laps in due to a brief rain shower.

Indy Lights SeriesEdit

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2007 June 23   Alex Lloyd Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Infiniti 115 100.625 (161.94) 0:53:19 115.707
2008 June 21   Dillon Battistini Panther Racing Dallara Infiniti 115 100.625 (161.94) 0:47:06 130.986
2009 June 20   Ana Beatriz Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Infiniti 115 100.625 (161.94) 0:48:05 128.285
2010 June 19   Sebastián Saavedra Bryan Herta Autosport Dallara Infiniti 115 100.625 (161.94) 0:46:10 133.614
2011 June 25   Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Infiniti 115 100.625 (161.94) 0:40:27 152.478
2012 June 23   Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Infiniti 115 100.625 (161.94) 0:40:59 150.53
2013 June 22   Sage Karam Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara Infiniti 115 100.625 (161.94) 0:39:59 154.274
2014
Not held
2015 July 18   Max Chilton Carlin Dallara Mazda 100 87.5 (140.817) 0:36:50 145.621
2016 July 10   Félix Serrallés Carlin Dallara Mazda 100 87.5 (140.817) 0:34:45 154.396
2017 July 9   Matheus Leist Carlin Dallara Mazda 100 87.5 (140.817) 0:37:08 144.436
2018 July 8   Patricio O'Ward Andretti Autosport Dallara Mazda 100 87.5 (140.817) 0:34:37 154.935

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lewandowski, Dave (2013-06-23). "Hinchcliffe dominates Iowa for first oval win". IndyCar Series. Archived from the original on 2013-07-14. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2013-10-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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