The Iowa 300 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).
|Previous names||Iowa Corn Indy 250 |
Iowa Corn Indy 300
Iowa Corn 300
|Most wins (driver)||Ryan Hunter-Reay (3)|
|Most wins (team)||Andretti Autosport (7)|
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.
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.
|Season||Date||Driver||Team||Chassis||Engine||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|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: 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|
|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|
|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|