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Jeremiah Davis

Hi, I'm Jeremiah Davis. I grew up in northwest Iowa, went to Iowa State, then spent a year living in Phoenix before coming to Cedar Rapids in May 2013. I cover Iowa Hawkeyes football and men's basketball, as well as auto racing for the Gazette.

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Iowa native Tyler Menninga brings Grave Digger, Monster Jam to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - When events like Monster Jam come to Cedar Rapids, fans of monster trucks and the spectacle that it is always are eager to watch the tricks the giant trucks are able to complete, sure, but they're also hopeful the most famous truck still ... »

IMCA racer Ben Chapman OK after bad Fall Bash wreck

TIPTON - Typically, when there's a crowd around you and someone hands you a cold adult beverage after a race, it's because you won.

Typically.

During the Darkside Fall Bash on Friday night at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Clarence driv ... »

Landon Cassill out at Front Row Motorsports after 2017

Landon Cassill has been in this position before. Unfortunately, that position on Tuesday was uncertainty, and for now, no ride in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the end of this season.

Cassill and Front Row Motorsports confirmed Tuesday ... »

Darin Duffy adds to 'restorative' year with Rumble on the River win

DUBUQUE - Darin Duffy was about ready to quit racing.

The veteran IMCA Modified driver has raced for a long time, and set a standard for himself in the winning department. Before this season, though, that had changed. For the first time in his c ... »

Tyler Soppe is 2017 Eastern Iowa Driver of the Year

SHERRILL - Tyler Soppe doesn't much care what you think.

He knows he's not everyone's favorite driver. He knows how some people perceive his style. He knows he'll get booed at certain places.

As long as he can roll his No. 3T IMCA Sport ...

As anyone who's won a lot in racing knows, fans get tired of it after a while.

The last two Drivers of the Year, Justin Kay (2014-15) and ...

Soppe's 60 wins in the last two seasons reaches a mark he said he could've only dreamed about a few years ago.

His benchmark every season for what he calls a "good" season is 10 wins, he said. But like some others who made the commitment to sust ... »

Eastern Iowa well-represented at IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE - Expectations are varied when it comes to IMCA Super Nationals.

Of course, everyone wants to win, and especially among racecar drivers, showing up to win is often the only goal. But Super Nationals' circumstances mean just making the main ... »

Watch: ‘Inside Track’ podcast live with Richie Gustin

Inside Track Live presented by Albert Auto Service welcomes IMCA Modified driver Richie Gustin this week to discuss his second IMCA Super Nationals victory on Saturday at Boone Speedway.

Hosts Jeremiah Davis and Danny Lehkuhl also discuss the week ... »

Richie Gustin wins second IMCA Super Nationals crown

BOONE - Winning the biggest race of your career generally is followed by celebration - and relaxing the next day. That's especially the usual case at IMCA Super Nationals and the racing vacation atmosphere at Boone Speedway.

Richie Gustin had to ... »

IMCA Super Nationals crowns Todd Cooney as Late Model champ

BOONE - Two years ago, the IMCA Late Model main event at Super Nationals was one of the best championship races the weeklong event has ever seen.

IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models' all time wins and title leader Jeff Aikey got th ... »

Iowa Speedway announces 2018 schedule

NEWTON - Iowa Speedway announced its 2018 racing schedule Wednesday, releasing race dates and a return to Father's Day Weekend for its opening races.

For the third straight season, the 7/8-mile speedway's season will open with a NASCAR Camp ... »