Reports are that Iowa Speedway will get TWO NASCAR Nationwide races in 2011.
The tenative dates are May 22nd and July 23rd. The May 22nd date possibily could be a Sunday afternoon race the day after the NASCAR All-star race in Charlotte. I would assume the July 23rd race would be a Saturday evening race. This is a wild-card weekend as of right now. That could be a Pocono race weekend OR possibly an off weekend for the NASCAR cup guys. The official 2011 schedule will be announced soon.
If NASCAR Sprint Cup series is off, that would be good news for the possibility that more NASCAR cup drivers could enter the July Iowa Speedway Nationwide race in 2011. I would also think some cup drivers would enter the May race considering their All-Star commitments would be over with.
Stay tuned! Speedtalk on 1360 will keep you up to date on all the NASCAR action at Iowa, and we plan on doing LIVE broadcasts at both the Nationwide series races in 2011.
Remember the NASCAR Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway in 2010 has been the only sold-out event so far this year in the series. If Iowa could sell out BOTH events in 2011, the next step for NASCAR would be to add Iowa to the Sprint Cup schedule in the future.