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Kyle Larson on pole for the first NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway

Charlotte Observer NASCAR reporter Shane Connuck will provide updates from Sunday’s Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway in the section below. Refresh this page for the latest news. All tenses are oriental.

6:20 PM: Some timing information for tonight’s race: The invocation will be given by Des Moines pastor Mike Householder at 6:50 p.m. Neva Alden, an 18-year-old local music artist in Iowa, will perform the national anthem at 6:51 p.m. Iowa Corn Growers Association President Jolene Riessen will give the order to start the engines at 6:58 p.m., and the green flag is expected to wave at 7:05 p.m.

6:00 PM: Happy racing day from Newton, Iowa!

Tonight’s race, scheduled for 7:05 p.m., marks the first NASCAR Cup Series race at the 7/8-mile short track, about 40 miles east of Des Moines.

Iowa Speedway, the 176th track to host a points-paying Cup Series race, opened in 2006 and hosted the trucks and the Xfinity Series. Brad Keselowski leads active Cup drivers with three Xfinity wins at Iowa in 2009, 2013 and 2014.

Who are the favorites in the Iowa Corn 350? Observer choice

Kyle Larson has the best odds to win at +350 on DraftKings Sportsbook, followed by Denny Hamlin (+500), Ryan Blaney (+750), Christopher Bell (+800), Chase Elliott (+1200) and Tyler Reddick (+ 1300). ).

The Observer’s Shane Connuck picks Hamlin. He is one of the fastest drivers on the short circuits, especially lately. He achieved top-three finishes in five of his last six races thereafter. Hamlin has not qualified outside the Top 15 in any of the recent short track races, a trend that continued this weekend as the Joe Gibbs Racing veteran enters today’s race 12th.

Fans watch practice laps during the NASCAR Summer Race Weekend in Newton, Iowa, at the Iowa Speedway on June 14, 2024.Fans watch practice laps during the NASCAR Summer Race Weekend in Newton, Iowa, at the Iowa Speedway on June 14, 2024.

Fans watch practice laps during the NASCAR Summer Race Weekend in Newton, Iowa, at the Iowa Speedway on June 14, 2024.

How to watch and stream the Iowa NASCAR race

Race: Iowa Corn 350 Fueled by ethanol

Place: Iowa Speedway (Newton, Iowa, 40 miles east of Des Moines)

Runway length: 0.875 mile asphalt oval

Date: Sunday June 16

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Bag: $8,881,630

TV: USA, 6:00 PM ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 306.25 miles (350 laps)

Phases: Phase 1 ends on lap 70; Stage 2 ends on lap 210; and the final stage ends on lap 350.

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson (5) of Hendrick Motorsports celebrates his victory in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, California, at Sonoma Raceway on June 9, 2024.NASCAR driver Kyle Larson (5) of Hendrick Motorsports celebrates his victory in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, California, at Sonoma Raceway on June 9, 2024.

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson (5) of Hendrick Motorsports celebrates his victory in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, California, at Sonoma Raceway on June 9, 2024.

Starting lineup for the Iowa Corn 350

Position

Director

Car no.

1

Kyle Larson

5

2

Ryan Blaney

12

3

Josh Berry

4

4

William Byron

24

5

Brad Keselowski

6

6

Chase Briscoe

14

7

Kyle Busch

8

8

Tyler Reddick

45

9

Chase Elliott

9

10

Christopher Bell

20

11

Joey Logano

22

12

Denny Hamlin

11

13

Daniel Suarez

99

14

Todd Gilliland

38

15

Chris Buescher

17

16

Bubba Wallace

23

17

Ross Chastain

1

18

AJ Allmendinger

16

19

Justin Haley

51

20

Carson Hocevar

77

21

Austin Cindric

2

22

Michael McDowell

34

23

Noah Gragson

10

24

Corey LaJoie

7

25

Harrison Burton

21

26

Zane Smith

71

27

Ty Gibbs

54

28

Kaz Grala

15

29

Ryan Preece

41

30

Daniel Hemric

31

31

Martin Truex Jr.

19

32

Erik Jones

43

33

Alex Bowman

48

34

John Hunter Nemechek

42

35

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

47

36

Austin Dillon

3