The NASCAR Nationwide Series makes its second stop at the Iowa Speedway this weekend with Saturday night’s US Cellular 250. Iowa Speedway CEO Doug Fritz says Brad Keselowski will be the first reigning sprint Cup champion to compete at the track. Fritz says Keselowski has been to Newton before, as well as other Nascar stars, but never before in the track’s 8-year history have they had the current Nascar Sprint Cup Series Champion.
Fritz says the drivers in the Nationwide Series enjoy competing against the big names in the Sprint Cup Series. They include Brian Vickers, who recently won the New Hampshire Nascar Sprint Cup Series race, along with Nationwide regulars Trevor Baine, a past Daytona 500 Champ, along with Sam Hornish, Jr., the current Nationwide Series points leader and past champion of the Indy 500.
Fritz says as of Sunday morning, there were still tickets available for Saturday night’s race, but he anticipates a sell out. After that, it’s general admission and standing room only on race day. Tickets for both Friday’s practice sessions and Saturday’s qualifying laps and race can be obtained at www.iowaspeedway.com, or 1-866RUSTY-GO. He says fans will have an opportunity to meet the drivers this weekend. An autograph session with all the Nationwide drivers takes place from 2:30-until 3:10-p.m., Saturday. Parking lots open both days at 10-a.m. for tailgating.