Defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Chevrolet goes into this weekend’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway off the back of a win at Road America.

The 2017 champion says he is pumped heading into the race this weekend saying:

I’m pumped to head to Iowa. Our win at Road America was great and we feel like we have gained a lot of momentum. We’ve done well at Iowa before and we’re excited to head back. I know the whole No. 1 Hitachi Chevrolet team and myself enjoy short-track racing so we’re looking forward to racing in front of a really fun crowd.

Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet heads into the race this weekend off the back of a seventh place finish at Road America and speaking ahead of the race he said:

I’m excited to head to Iowa with the No. 22 Menards Chevrolet team. It’s a short track which is really fun and also challenging. The fans there are always so excited to see INDYCAR so we’re ready to get back there to put on a good show while also chasing the win.

Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet is aiming to get his season back on track following his retirement from the Kohler Grand Prix last time out and speaking ahead of the race in Iowa he said:

I’m looking forward to heading to Iowa this weekend. We didn’t have the best luck at Road America so we’re hungry to have a strong weekend. Short-track racing can be a lot of fun which makes racing at Iowa a blast. The No. 12 Verizon Chevy team has worked hard to put together a great car for this weekend and I’m really excited about it.

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