There's a new major sports and entertainment event coming to Iowa. Governor Kim Reynolds officially revealed what Iowans can look forward to in 2024.

On Monday, it was reported and confirmed by both The Athletic and WHO-TV 13 that NASCAR was coming to the Iowa Speedway next year. Gov. Reynolds confirmed that Tuesday morning outside the capital building in Des Moines.

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NASCAR Is Coming To Iowa

In a press conference outside the capital building in Des Moines, several NASCAR officials and racers, Iowa Speedway officials, and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that NASCAR is returning to the Hawkeye State.

Joining Gov. Reynolds for the announcement was Matt Humphry with NASCAR communications, the Senior Vice President Racing Development for NASCAR Ben Kennedy, 2012 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and co-owner and driver of the #6 Ford Mustang Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Hall of Famer and 1989 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and Iowa Speedway designer Rusty Wallace, CEO of the Iowa Corn Growers Association Craig Floss, and Newton Representative John Newell.

Making the official announcement Tuesday morning was Ben Kennedy. Ben announced that on June 16th, 2024, the NASCAR Cup Series will race for the first time at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

Iowa Corn has partnered with NASCAR on the entitlement for the first Cup Series race at the Iowa Speedway.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will take place on Saturday, June 15th, and the ARCA Menards Series will take place on Friday, June 14th.

On-sale ticket information will be announced in the near future. Iowa NASCAR fans can put down a $25 deposit for priority access to purchase tickets. More information can be found at

Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend Isn't Going Anywhere

Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend will continue to be a staple event at the Iowa Speedway and it will continue in 2024. Tickets went on sale to the general public Monday, Oct. 2nd. Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend will take place at the Iowa Speedway from July 12 through 14.

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Starting ticket prices for next year's Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend start at $75. Sunday tickets start at $55. Concert performers have not yet been announced.

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