‘American Ethanol 200’ at Iowa Speedway Named Top NASCAR Race of 2012
By Official Release On Tue, Dec. 04, 2012
[media-credit name=”Kyle Ocker” align=”alignright” width=”243″][/media-credit](NEWTON, Iowa – Dec. 4, 2012) The September 15 ‘American Ethanol 200’ at Iowa Speedway was cited by NASCAR as one of the two ‘Top Races’ in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series season.
According to the NASCAR news release, “Iowa Speedway has quickly developed the reputation of providing unmatched entertainment and drama when hosting NASCAR national series events, (and) this one was no different.”
The nationally televised race on Iowa Speedway’s 7/8-mile tri-oval was a battle of young guns, as Parker Kligerman and Ryan Blaney proved to be the class of the field. Kligerman led the most laps, but his hopes for a first win were dashed after a late race spin. Blaney went onto became the youngest winner in series history at 18 years, eight months and 15 days in only his third career race.
“Naturally we are very proud that our ‘American Ethanol 200’ race was honored by NASCAR,” said Iowa Speedway CEO, Doug Fritz. “We like to say that Iowa Speedway is the perfect racetrack for close and exciting competition. Clearly that’s not just promoter hype, it’s a fact.”
Season, Individual Event, and Holiday Family Pack’ tickets for Iowa Speedway’s 2013 racing season are currently on sale, and make great Holiday gifts for race fans of all ages. Additional information is available online at the facility’s official website, www.iowaspeedway.com, or by calling the toll-free telephone line at 866-RUSTY-GO (787-8946).
About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, or visit www.iowaspeedway.com to learn more.