Newton, IA / .875 mile oval
July 8, 2018 / 2:00 p.m. EST / NBCSN
Iowa Speedway is a .875-mile tri-oval with variable banking that drives like a superspeedway. With laps under 18 seconds, it’s exceptionally demanding physically and mentally on drivers. It was designed with the second generation of SAFER Barrier around the entire perimeter of the racetrack.
|Car / Driver||Start||Finish||Laps||Time||Laps Led||Status||Points||Avg Spd||Pit Stops||Rank|
14 - Tony Kanaan
4 - Matt Leist
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NEWTON, Iowa —These are the races that try men’s souls. From the start of the weekend, A.J. Foyt’s team was struggling at Iowa Speedway, the superfast 7/8-mile banked bullring of a track that brings out the best and worst in teams – sometimes at the same time.
NEWTON, Iowa – Iowa Speedway, the ‘fastest-feeling’ track in the Verizon IndyCar Series, is proving to be even more challenging than usual with the universal aero kit which substantially reduced the downforce on the Dallaras this year.
Eric Cowdin is the Technical Director of AJ Foyt Racing and serves as Tony Kanaan’s race engineer on the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet. Following are his thoughts as we head to Iowa Speedway, a banked 7/8-mile oval in Newton, 30 miles east of Des Moines.