Doubling Down: INDYCAR Announces Double Header Weekend At Iowa – Friday and Saturday Races, ARCA Stock Cars As Well

Doubling Down: INDYCAR Announces Double Header Weekend At Iowa – Friday and Saturday Races, ARCA Stock Cars As Well

If you are an INDYCAR series fan, we’re thinking that you are going to want to get to Iowa this July to see something that you’ve never seen before. The series has announced that it will have a double-header weekend at the venue with INDYCAR events being run on Friday and Saturday along with ARCA stock car action as the undercard. While we’re not completely clear on the timing, it seems that the Saturday race will be a true night race and as we all know, everything is better under the lights, especially race cars.

INDYCAR becomes the latest racing series to announce innovative and perhaps long awaited series adjustments to their program. NASCAR has said that they plan on running races, all 36 of them in ways they never have with potential double headers, weekday events, and more. The NHRA has adjusted their schedule, changing the order of events, adding a two-day format to some races, and have said that their season will be comprised of 19 races instead of the 24 planned for the year.

The COVID-19 virus is supposed to peak in the USA over the next couple of weeks according to healthcare experts. We’ll see how many of the announced revisions to schedules stand up to the timeline of the germ that has thrown racing an unexpected chicane.

Iowa Speedway to Host INDYCAR Doubleheader in July

Revamped ARCA Menards Series and INDYCAR race dates set for July 17-18

NEWTON, Iowa (April 6, 2020) – NTT INDYCAR SERIES fans will get what they have asked for at Iowa Speedway for some time: the return of a true night race – and they will get it twice. INDYCAR and speedway officials announced today a historic weekend in July — two NTT INDYCAR SERIES races taking place over the course of a single weekend.


“Our commitment to our guests, partners and community will remain strong as we deliver a marquee bucket-list weekend,” Iowa Speedway President David Hyatt said. “Our track provides some of the best short track racing in the country, making this a can’t-miss weekend for both open wheel and stock car fans.”


The weekend schedule will feature INDYCAR and the ARCA Menards Series. The stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will race wheel-to-wheel on Friday, July 17 followed by the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Iowa 300 on Saturday, July 18. The ARCA Menards Series Iowa 150 will now move to Saturday afternoon as a cornerstone race in the inaugural ARCA “Sioux Chief Showdown,” a 10-race series set to attract the top teams in the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West.


Single race and event weekend tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets, access additional information and ask questions by visiting or calling 866.787.8946. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

About Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway, The Fastest Short Track on the Planet, is a state-of-the-art 7/8-mile asphalt paved tri-oval racetrack and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2020 schedule includes three exciting race weekends: June 12-13 (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Iowa 200 and NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa 250), July 17-18 (ARCA Menards Series Iowa 150 and NTT INDYCAR SERIES Iowa 300) and July 31-August 1 (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Iowa 150 and NASCAR Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250). For tickets, call 1.866.787.8946. To learn more, visit, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitterand Instagram.

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