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Weather Forecast for Iowa NASCAR Weekend

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What’s Happening?

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Iowa Speedway for the first time this weekend. This race has been circled on the calendar for a long time, but could rain spoil the party? Here is the full weekend weather forecast for NASCAR at Iowa Speedway.

  • Iowa Speedway was built in 2006 and originally designed by Rusty Wallace. The NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series competed here between 2009 and 2019, and NASCAR purchased the track in 2013. However, this is set to be the first Cup Series race held at the venue.
  • Being in the Midwest, Iowa can often be susceptible to strong thunderstorms and severe weather during the summertime. Xfinity and Truck Series races have previously dealt with weather issues at the track.
  • Fans are happy to see Iowa on the Cup Series schedule. They are also excited to see an evening race on Father’s Day weekend.

Weekend Weather Forecast via National Weather Service

Friday, June 14th: ARCA Menards Series West Atlas 150 (8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM Local)

  • Forecast: Increasing Clouds
  • Temperature: 82°F, Heat Index 81°F at race start; dropping to Mid-Low 70s°F by Race End
  • Rain: 0%
  • Wind: NE 6-7 MPH

Saturday, June 15th: Xfinity Series Hy-Vee Perks 250 (3:30 PM ET/2:30 PM Local)

  • Forecast: Partly Sunny
  • Temperature: High 85°F; Heat Index 86°F
  • Rain: 5-15% Between 2 and 6 PM, 30% after 7 PM
  • Wind: SE 16-18 MPH; Gusting to 26-29 MPH

Sunday, June 16th: Cup Series Iowa Corn 350 Powered by Ethanol (7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM Local)

  • Forecast: Small Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms
  • Temperature: High 91°F, Heat Index 96°F at Race Start; Dropping into Mid 80s°F by Race end
  • Rain: 4-10%
  • Wind: S 13-16 MPH; Gusting to 20-25 MPH

Iowa Speedway Weather History

Iowa Speedway is no stranger to rain delays. The 2013 DuPont Pioneer 250, held in June of that year, was postponed from Saturday night to Sunday morning due to rain. Trevor Bayne took home the win just a few days after getting married. He passed Austin Dillon, who led 207 laps that day, with just 12 laps to go.

The last Craftsman Truck Series race at the venue was in 2019, which was postponed from Saturday to Sunday. Ross Chastain crossed the finish line first but was later disqualified after failing post-race inspection. Brett Moffitt was credited with the win despite not leading a single lap in the entire race.

This article will be updated as the week goes on and the weather forecast changes.

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