What: Hy-Vee Homefront 250 & Hy-Vee One Step 250 / Races 11 and 12 of the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series
Where: Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa – 0.875-mile tri-oval
When: Saturday, July 22, 3:00pm ET (green flag 3:06pm ET) & Sunday, July 23, 2:00pm ET (green flag 2:30pm ET)
The NTT IndyCar Series takes on into its only double-header event of the season this weekend, and the pair of 250-lap races on the 0.875-mile Iowa Speedway tri-oval could prove make-or-break for those with championship aspirations.
Heading to the Corn Belt, championship leader Alex Palou holds a 117-point lead over his nearest challenger, Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon. But with only seven rounds remaining, including Iowa’s short-track showdowns, and a maximum of 54 points available from every race, it’s win-or-bust time for the Spaniard’s increasingly distant chasers.
Some good news for those in Palou’s wake?