The Verizon IndyCar Series have announced that the 2019 Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton Iowa will, for the first time in four years that the race will take place under lights reverting back to a Saturday night event on July 20th 2019.
The 2018 event which took place on July 8th was won by Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda.
Speaking about the news, President and CEO of IndyCar’s parent company Hulman and Company. Mark Miles commented by saying:
“The staff at Iowa Speedway and our partnership with NBC Sports have helped us deliver exciting night racing for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 “Our cars look great under the lights, and the competition should be even more fierce given what should be cooler conditions.”
Iowa Speedway President David Hyatt commented on the news saying:
The return of a night race for INDYCAR at Iowa Speedway is exciting news for our race fans, sponsors, and the entire region. “INDYCAR races here are not only thrilling sports entertainment, but also a boon for the local economy. Our track provides some of the best racing you’ll see anywhere, which will be good for attendance. This is one of our crown jewels and a can’t-miss weekend.
Hyatt went on to say:
Announcing our (2019) INDYCAR weekend in July allows our fans, local businesses and the City of Newton to plan ahead for what will be an exciting season of racing at Iowa Speedway.
The full 2019 IndyCar Series schedule will be announced at a later date.