Iowa Speedway Goes Green for Iowa Corn Indy 250 Presented by Pioneer Hi-Bred

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Iowa Speedway is going green – literally – for the IZOD IndyCar Series race on Saturday, June 25. Inspired by the environmentally-friendly “green movement”, track officials are encouraging fans to wear green apparel to the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer. Cars will run on 100 percent corn ethanol – which has cleaner emissions and burns more efficiently than other fuel sources – during this race.

This is the first time a “color out” is being held at Iowa Speedway.

“Ethanol is a ‘green’ energy source and our race sponsors’ corporate colors are green,” explains Iowa Speedway Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Chuck Spicer. “So, we want fans to pack the stands in a field of green to celebrate the 5th annual Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer.”

The race is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Parking is free and there will be a fireworks show after the checkered flag. Fans are invited to enjoy live musical entertainment provided by pop/rock band We the Kings on the Grinnell Mutual Stage following the Pizza Ranch Victory Lane celebration. Tickets are still available by calling 1-866-RUSTY-GO or visiting

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Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Iowa Speedway is designed for year-round use and includes 30,000 permanent grandstand seats. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, visit, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway to learn more.