Iowa Corn returns as the sponsor of the IndyCar Series event at Iowa Speedway for 2014 and 2015, while the race will be lengthened 50 laps.
In 2014, the Iowa Corn Indy 300 will be held under the lights July 12 at the .875-mile oval.
"Iowa Corn wants fans to enjoy 50 more laps, and the IndyCars racing under the lights can’t be beat,” said Craig Floss, CEO of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. “We are excited to bring together two of our major promotions to engage fans in the biggest racing weekend that Iowa has experienced so far at the Iowa Speedway. We are honored and excited to be a part of the action.”
Iowa Corn is entering its eighth year of partnering with the Iowa Speedway as a venue to showcase the power and performance of corn ethanol in the heartland. The 2.2-liter, turbocharged V6 Chevrolet and Honda engines used in the IndyCar Series are fueled with ethanol.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Iowa Corn to bring the incredible speed and excitement of IndyCar racing back to Iowa Speedway for the next two years,” speedway president Stan Clement said.
James Hinchcliffe won the race this year from the front row in an Andretti Autosport-prepared car, holding off teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay for his third victory.