NASCAR's top circuit is finally back in the state of Iowa. The Iowa Corn 350 will take place on Sunday at the Iowa Speedway in Newton.

This isn't the first top-level NASCAR race to be held in the state of Iowa, but it's been a while! The Des Moines Register reports that the last time NASCAR's top circuit raced in the state was in 1953. 71 years ago. That race was held on a dirt track in Davenport. This weekend's race will be held at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. And race fans in the state are lucky it is here.

The Register reports that it took a bit of luck for top-level NASCAR competition to return to the state. A decision was made to remodel the track at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. With an opening on the schedule, the Iowa Speedway was available. It also doesn't hurt that NASCAR owns the Iowa track. While officials aren't sure if this is a one-of-a-kind race, or if NASCAR will be back, here is everything you need to know about a big racing weekend in Iowa!

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Can I Still Get Tickets to the Race?

The Register reports that Cup Series tickets sold out last fall during a pre-sale before they even went on sale to the general public. Individual tickets are available on the secondary ticket market at websites like SeatGeek and Stub Hub. As of the time of this article, tickets were going for between $150 to well over $200.

What Time is the Race and How Many Laps Long?

The Cup Series race happens on Sunday at 6 p.m. The Register reports that the Iowa Corn 350 will be 350 laps on the 7/8 mile oval track which is 306.25 miles.

How Much is Parking and What Can I Bring In?

The Register reports that parking for grandstand ticketholders will be FREE. Parking will be in a grass lot off Rusty Wallace Drive behind turn 4.

Here is a list of things you ARE allowed to bring into the Iowa Speedway.

  • Bags, backpacks, diaper bags, purses, fanny packs, and clutch bags that do not exceed 18-by-18 inches and 14 inches in width.
  • Soft-sided coolers no bigger than 14-by-14 inches and 14 inches in width.
  • Sealed water bottles.
  • Cameras, binoculars, race scanners, and headsets that can be worn over the neck or belt or carried in a bag.
  • iPads, tablets, and laptop computers.
  • Seat cushions without metal components.
  • Insulated cups with a maximum volume of 64 ounces.
  • Cigarettes and lighters.
  • Coats and blankets.
  • Ice.
  • Sunscreen, sunblock, hand sanitizer, and bug spray in aerosol, gel, or liquid form.
  • National flags mounted on a pencil-sized wooden stick.
Gates open for the Iowa Corn 350 at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Bring some earplugs and enjoy NASCAR's return to Iowa!

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