Memorial Day Weekend has always been a great weekend to catch some dirt track racing in Iowa. Dirt racing fans in the Cedar Valley once again have plenty of great options to choose from this weekend. There are eleven exciting options all within a two-hour drive.
The University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research announced that Lazier Partners Racing and supporters have partnered to raise awareness for the institute’s research by providing the lead sponsorship of an Indianapolis 500 race car. Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indy 500 winner, will drive the No. 91 University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone car in the 98th running of the 500-mile race.
Quick, what do you think Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth all have in common? Any NASCAR fan knows that each has won at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles. But there’s something else that links these four past champions together in 2014.
From NASCAR to dirt, there are plenty of racing events on television this weekend (May 2-4, 2014). NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series race at Talladega. The ARCA series joins them. The Lucas Oil Late Model and Sprint Cars also get some TV time.
On April 29, 2014, NASCAR has penalized drivers Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears for their involvement in a post-race altercation in the garage area following last Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Engines roared back to life at the high banked quarter-mile on Friday (April 11, 2014). It was the annual Frostbuster, and it served as the kick-off to the 50th Anniversary of the Speedway. The pit area was jammed with 139 cars from five different states and one province in Canada.
In a race that saw tire problems turn the contest upside-down, Kyle Busch won Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the year six laps past its scheduled distance.
Kyle Larson grabs his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Auto Club Speedway. Larson survived an intense battle against Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch for the win. The margin of victory was 0.342 seconds.
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