Get ready for the Iowa Corn 350 Powered by Ethanol

by | Jun 11, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

Iowa Corn is proud to be the entitlement partner of the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race in the state, happening this weekend in Newton, Iowa. The Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol, will showcase the performance of ethanol at the fastest short-track on the planet, which is surrounded by corn fields.

As a farmer, seeing NASCAR run on ethanol is a proud moment. It’s proof that our hard work growing renewable crops can power something as thrilling as a race car, while also driving us towards a greener future.” stated Stan Nelson, a farmer from Middletown and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board President. “Gearing up for the weekend ahead, I am pleased to share with the NASCAR family how we utilize higher blends of ethanol to make a sustainable difference every day with a cleaner-burning, more affordable fuel option at the pump.” 

The Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol, will take place at 6 p.m. CT, Sunday, June 16, 2024, and be shown live on USA Network. This inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway culminates a weekend that will also include a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at 2:30 p.m. CT, Saturday, June 15, on USA Network and ARCA Menards Series racing on Friday June 14.

About Iowa Corn

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a 7,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit

About Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway, The Fastest Short Track on the Planet, is a state-of-the-art 7/8-mile asphalt paved tri-oval racetrack and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2024 schedule includes two exciting race weekends: June 14-16 (NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, ARCA Menards Series) and July 13-14 (Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend). For more information on Iowa Speedway, visit