NASCAR buys Iowa Speedway, no Cup date planned (UPDATED)   Leave a comment

I’m of two minds in regards to NASCAR’s purchase of Iowa Speedway. On the one hand, it is surprising that NASCAR and not ISC, bought the speedway (though to be fair, both companies operate under the same broad umbrella). On the other hand, I honestly don’t see where all the NASCAR hating is coming from, judging by other comments on this story; considering the track’s successful record w/Indycar, it would be asinine for NASCAR to mess with that as it would affect NASCAR’s profit margins.

MotorSportsTalk

UPDATED (3:20 p.m. ET): Shortly after NASCAR announced its purchase of Iowa Speedway, MotorSportsTalk reached out to the INDYCAR sanctioning body for comment on the news.

“We have a multi-year agreement with Iowa Speedway and look forward to working with the new owners,” vice president of communications/public relations Amy Konrath replied via e-mail.

The IndyCar Series has raced at Iowa since the 2007 season.

ORIGINAL: Reports from my colleague Chris Estrada earlier this week first identified that Iowa Speedway would be sold by its current owners, then the ownership transfer was approved by local officials.

The key question though, still, was who was this mysterious buyer of the 0.875-mile track located in Newton, Iowa?

As a quick surprise before most of us retreat to our Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday, NASCAR has just announced it has bought the track. A tweet first from managing director of NASCAR’s Integrated Marketing…

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Posted November 27, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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