Saturday, May 17, 2014

#NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West
Iowa Speedway

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West travel to Iowa Speedway on Saturday, May 17 for the first of two East-West combination races on the Newton, Iowa track this year.

Iowa Race Setup

  • Cole Custer led wire-to-wire in his last Iowa start in August 2013 and has K&N Pro Series wins this season at Phoenix and Richmond. 
  • K&N West points leader Greg Pursley has twice been the t op-finishing West driver and leads all competitors with nine Iowa starts, eight in East-West combination races. 
  • Nine East-West combination events at Iowa Speedway has produced nine different race winners and nine different pole winners. 

Iowa Speedway History

  • Designed by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace and patterned after Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. 
  • First race was held in September 2006. 
  • First NASCAR-sanctioned race was in May 2007 was a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race won by 17-year-old Joey Logano. 
  • Hosted first NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2009. 
  • Facility purchased by NASCAR in November 2013. 


  • This is the 10th K&N Pro Series East-West combination race at Iowa with one each from 2007-2011 and two in 2012 -2013. 
  • The K&N Pro Series West had a standalone ev ent at the track in September 2009. 
  • The Casey’s General Stores 1 50 will be telecast on a delayed basis by FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. ET. 
  • Michael Self, representing the K&N West, won the first visit a year ago; Anderson Bowen (K&N East) claimed the overall pole award. 
  • Kyle Busch and Cole Custer are the only drivers to win the East-West race at Iowa from the pole. Chase Elliott started the furthest back and won, coming from 15th on the grid in May 2012. 
  • The most cautions for an East-West combination race at Iowa is 11 in June 2013 while the fewest is four in May 2009. The most caution laps (68) came in the inaugural 2007 event and the fewest was 24 in May 2009 for an average of 42.67. The average number of cautions is 7.22. 
  • In the nine combination events, the lead has changed hands an average of 7.0 times with a high of 18 in the 200-lap May 2007 race. 
  • The average starting position for the winner is 5.44 while the pole sitter has an average finish of 6.67. 
  • Eric Holmes is the only driver to start all nine East-West combination events at Iowa. 
  • Three of the nine East-West combination races at Iowa were extended by a late-race caution for a green-white- checkered finish with the last coming in June 2013. 
  • Chevrolet has gone to Victory Lane in five East-West events at Iowa, while Toyota has three wins and Ford has one. 

Race-day 4 of 14 (2014 Season) West

Race-day 6 of 16 (2014 Season) East

Track Facts

SHAPE: High-banked oval

SURFACE: Asphalt

LENGTH: .875 Mile

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West - Iowa Speedway
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West - Iowa Speedway


3333 Rusty Wallace Dr

Newton, IA, 50208

(641) 791-8000


3333 Rusty Wallace Drive

Newton, IA, 50208

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