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Next year’s Iowa Corn 300 will be held on the evening of Saturday, July 20.
Spencer Pigot, who became Ed Carpenter Racing’s full-time driver this year, says that scoring his first podium in the IndyCar Series was a relief and was simply the result of a strong car and a day where “everything went right.”
James Hinchcliffe scored his and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda’s first win of 2018 at Iowa Speedway, while Josef Newgarden, who led 229 laps, lost second place when he pitted under the final caution which never lifted before the checkers.
The top five drivers in the IndyCar championship filled the top five spots in final practice for the Iowa Corn 300, as drivers ran in traffic, but Simon Pagenaud suffered the third Chevrolet failure in just two weeks.
Will Power has endorsed IndyCar’s 2018 aero package at Iowa Speedway, saying that the cars are much harder to drive than in previous years – adding that’s the way it should be.
Josef Newgarden led Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Will Power in opening practice for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300, as Matheus Leist suffered a mild shunt in his AJ Foyt Racing entry.
The sub-one-mile Iowa Speedway offers a unique challenge in the context of the other races on the IndyCar calendar, but what makes it even more demanding is its own evolution, as race engineer Ray Gosselin explains.