Fan guide to NASCAR Nationwide test

Iowa Speedway hosting a test Tuesday featuring Elliott and Keselowski, among others

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It’s been a busy few weeks for Iowa Speedway in the lead-up to its “Wide-Opening Weekend,” which is set for May 17 and 18 and features NASCAR Nationwide and K&N Series action.

The track had a pair of announcements on Thursday, naming the official race sponsor as the “Get to Know Newton 250 Presented by Sherwin Williams,” as well as announcing a Nationwide Series test set for Tuesday.

So, in advance of the test session featuring some big names in the NASCAR garage, here’s all you’ll need to know for Tuesday:


When: Tuesday, May 6. Teams are scheduled to be on track from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Iowa Speedway, 3333 Rusty Wallace Dr., Newton, IA 50208

Drivers/Teams scheduled to attend: Brian Scott (No. 2, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet); Trevor Bayne (No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford); Chase Elliott, Austin Theriault (No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet); Brad Keselowski (No. 22 Penske Ford); Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)


Iowa Speedway also announced fans are welcome to attend Tuesday’s test session, with backstretch viewing available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fans should enter the driveway for the Iowa Speedway fan shop and main office off Rusty Wallace Drive, turn right, past the building and through Gate 22. Those attending will be able to find a place to park, free of charge, anywhere between Gates 19 and 27, which extends from Turn 2 to Turn 4 along the backstretch. Track officials did say no concessions will be availble during the test session.

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