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Iowa Speedway official announces ’13 schedule

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 11:28 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2012 11:24 a.m. CDT

Change is the word of the day at the Iowa Speedway. This morning, the race track announced its 2013 schedule of events, which again will feature six major weekends, with some slight shuffling of dates.

The 2013 Racing Schedule will feature two NASCAR Nationwide Series’ races, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ races, and a visit from the IZOD IndyCar Series, with more than 1,000 laps of high-speed action on tap over the busy four-month racing season.

Date changes for the 2013 season include the first NASCAR Nationwide Series event, which is moving from the third weekend of May to Saturday, June 8, and the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, moving from a mid-September Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, September 8. The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally will also change dates, coming to Newton on Friday, May 31, to Sunday, June 2 instead of late July.

“Once we have all the support series races and start times locked in, we will announce those as well, but for right now we wanted to get the word out on when fans should plan to be at Iowa Speedway next year,” said Iowa Speedway CEO Doug Fritz. “Next year’s schedule will provide fans of Iowa Speedway what they’ve come to expect — great entertainment all summer long.”

The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally will return to Iowa Speedway with a big three-day event on Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2. The 2013 Iowa Speedway Schedule will include the following weekends:

• May 31-June 2 — Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally

• June 7-8 — Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend

• June 21-22 — Iowa Corn Indy 250 IZOD IndyCar Series weekend

• July 12-13 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 200 weekend

• Aug. 2-3 — U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control System NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend

• Sept. 7-8 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 200 weekend

“As we move forward, we want to continually provide our fans one of the best schedules and experiences in all of motorsports,” Fritz said.

Bob Eschliman can be contacted at (641) 792-3121 ext. 423 or via email at beschliman@newtondailynews.com.

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