If you’re a racing fan in the Midwest, chances are you’ve attended an event at the Iowa Speedway.
The 7/8 mile paved track in Newton, Iowa, has offered a variety of events over the years, but this weekend, the IndyCar Series returns.
The Hy-Vee Indycar Race Weekend features the Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 Presented by Doordash and the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 Presented by Google. The weekend also features Indy Lights.
Here’s what you should know if you’re attending the Hy-Vee Indycar Series at the Iowa Speedway.
Where is the Iowa Speedway?
The Iowa Speedway is located in Newton, Iowa. Its official address is 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, IA 50208.
Hy-Vee IndyCar schedule for 2022
Friday at Iowa Speedway
Fans can watch the NTT IndyCar Series practice from the Iowa Speedway free of charge.
- 2-9 p.m. — Gates open
- 2:15 p.m. — Indy Lights practice
- 3:30 p.m. — Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 practice
- 6 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series and Indy Lights driver autograph session
- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Gates open
- 8:30 a.m. — Qualifying for the Indy Lights race.
- 9:30-10:45 a.m. — The Indycar Series qualifiers for races one and two.
- 11:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. — The Indy Lights race.
- 1 p.m. — Tim McGraw concert begins
- 3-5 p.m. — The Hy-VeeDeals.com 250
- 5:30 p.m. — Post-race concert featuring Florida Georgia Line
- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Gates open
- Noon — Gwen Stefani concert begins
- 2 p.m. — Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300
- 5:15 p.m. — Post-race concert featuring Blake Shelton
Betting odds for the 2022 IndyCar Season Drivers Championship
Marcus Ericcson is the favorite to win the 2022 IndyCar Season Drivers Championship on the Caesars sportsbook with +220 odds. Ericcson, who won the Indianapolis 500 earlier this year, headlines the competition in Newton. He’s the IndyCar points leader heading into this weekend.
Will Power (+300), Alex Palou (+350), Josef Newgarden (+450) and Scott Dixon (+500) are the other four drivers with odds better than +750 to win, according to Caesars. Newgarden won one of the 2020 races at the Iowa Speedway.
Visit our IndyCar betting page to learn more about betting on the sport in Iowa.
How to watch the Hy-Vee Indycar Weekend at the Iowa Speedway
The Indycar practice on Friday and Saturday’s qualifying races and Indy Lights race can all be streamed through Peacock, NBC’s steaming app.
NBC will televise the Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 and Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300.
Tickets to Hy-Vee Indycar Weekend events
If you’re interested in attending the Hy-Vee Indycar Weekend action in Newton, you can purchase tickets through the event’s website. Hy-Vee offers two ticket options: two-day tickets and one-day tickets.
As of Monday, two-day ticket packages to both the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 and the Hy-Veedeals.com 250 cost between $150 and $300. One-day tickets are going from anywhere between $80 and $155. The tickets also include access to the concerts.
Hy-Vee’s website also states that flex stands seating for one race is $65. A two-day package for flex seating runs for $120.
For more information on tickets, visit the Hy-Vee Indycar website or call 641-417-6007.
What is parking like at the Iowa Speedway?
The Iowa Speedway offers free parking, but you can also buy passes if you’d like to park a little closer to the venue.
Free parking is located in the general lots surrounding the Iowa Speedway. The Hy-Vee Indycar race weekend website suggests entering off the I-80 exit for best access.
For paid parking, drivers can purchase passes in lot N or fenceline parking. Lot N passes are almost entirely sold out as of Monday, with just Friday-only passes remaining at $60. Fenceline parking costs $100 for a three-day package (Friday-Sunday), or drivers can purchase individual day passes for $50.
You can camp at the Iowa Speedway, too
The Iowa Speedway allows patrons to camp in RVs and tents inside the racetrack.
RV parking is located in the Turn 3 Terrace Lot and the General Camping Lot, which is outside of turns one and two. As of Monday, Turn 3 Terrace Lot parking is sold out. It cost $1,000 for parking without a track view and $1,500 for premium lower and upper lots.
Parking spots for the Iowa Speedway’s General Camping Lot are still available as of Monday, costing $170 apiece.
Tent camping is available in the General Camping Lot, too, but is sold out. This year, it cost 50.
Iowa Speedway history
The Iowa Speedway has been a staple of racing in Iowa since it opened in 2006. NASCAR purchased the facility in 2013.
The track in Newton has hosted the IndyCar Series, Iowa Corn 300, NASCAR Xfinity Series, CircuitCity.com 250 and U.S. Cellular 250 among others.
The asphalt track is 0.875 miles with four turns.