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NASCAR Hauler Parade coming to Newton

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 11:08 a.m. CDT

NASCAR and Iowa Speedway will team up to bring the NASCAR Nationwide Series Hauler Parade to downtown Newton beginning at 6 p.m. July 31.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series haulers will rumble through the streets of Newton for race fans to enjoy on their way to Iowa Speedway.

“One of the many advantages to hosting a major NASCAR event weekend is the energy and excitement that comes along with it,” Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small said. “By working with NASCAR, we are able to provide an additional entertainment option to the community which has so graciously supported us. Between the Hauler Parade on Thursday and the races on Friday and Saturday nights, we hope the entire City of Newton is able to enjoy the family-friendly fun.”

Race fans can watch the Hauler Parade from anywhere along the route, including the start at Iowa Speedway, but are encouraged to attend the designated viewing areas at Maytag Park, located at 301 S. 11th Ave. W.

The parade will start at the speedway, move east bound on Rusty Wallace Drive, make a left on Iowa Speedway Drive then head west on First Ave. before making another left on West Fourth Street South. 

After making their way past Maytag Park, the haulers will then head back to Iowa Speedway.

“We are delighted that NASCAR and Iowa Speedway have organized this Nationwide Series hauler parade through our downtown area,” Newton Mayor Michael Hansen said.  

“And we want to invite everyone to come to Maytag Park directly after the parade for the dedication of the new playground equipment at 6:45 p.m., and a very entertaining dueling pianos concert in the Maytag Bowl at 7 p.m.”

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