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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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INEX Legends racing for $1,000 at Hawkeye Downs on C.O.P.S. night

CEDAR RAPIDS - There long has been a clear connection between sports and honoring military, law enforcement and firefighters - and auto racing has been right at the forefront of that nationally.

Locally, Hawkeye Downs Speedway has been as well. ... »

Joey Gase parlays timely caution into best Iowa Speedway finish

NEWTON - Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

Cedar Rapids native Joey Gase's No. 52 Chevy was a handful for the 24-year-old driver all weekend, with the car "the worst we've ever unloaded anywhere," on Friday for the first practice.

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Shane Stewart wins first World of Outlaws race at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY - Shane Stewart's race could have been won or lost in the first turn of the first lap of Friday night's World of Outlaws Sprint Cars main event at West Liberty Raceway.

Of course, races aren't actually decided on the first lap, but ... »

Iowa natives Gase, Annett, Norris up to challenge of Iowa Speedway homecoming

NEWTON - The inherent pressure of racing at your home racetrack was once again a topic of discussion Friday at Iowa Speedway.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back again for the first of its annual pair of races, beginning with Saturday's American E ... »

World of Outlaws Sprint Car racers eager for first race at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY - When the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls into West Liberty Raceway on Friday for the first series race in track history, only one series regular will have ever turned a lap at the half-mile best known for its Late Model ... »

Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: June 21

Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list should be different? Tweet him at ... »

Farley Speedway Promotions sees changes in payout, policy at trio of tracks

FARLEY - Two weekends ago, Farley Speedway had four Late Models come to race for that Friday night's weekly race program.

It was the low point for car count at a facility bought over the offseason by Farley Speedway Promotions' ownership group o ... »

Podcast: ‘Inside Track’ welcomes Joey Gase to talk Late Models, NASCAR

The Inside Track Podcast returns this week with co-host Jeremiah Davis joined by a guest co-host in the one-week absence of Danny Lehmkuhl, breaking down all things motorsports in Eastern Iowa - on dirt and asphalt.

Inside Track welcomes on NASC ... »

Brody Willett takes win on night of Landon Cassill's return to Hawkeye Downs

CEDAR RAPIDS - Friday night's Cassill Motors Military Night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway was headlined by Cedar Rapids native and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Landon Cassill returning to race a Late Model for the first time since 2009.

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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: June 15

Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list should be different? Tweet him at ... »