Race to Newton for a weekend of cars and concerts

Watch cars race around the track at the Iowa Speedway, then head to the main stage to see musical performances from a few top talents.

The Hy-Vee Indycar Race Weekend set for July 21-23 over the at the Iowa Speedway in Newton has more moving parts than a souped-up engine: camping, tailgating, a pit stop challenge on “Free Family Friday” and, of course, the main event around the 7/8-mile oval track.

But – holy moly! – there are some big-name concerts, too. Carrie Underwood hits the stage just before noon on Saturday, before the 2 p.m. race, and Kenny Chesney performs after the checkered flag, around 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday, the Zac Brown Band performs at 11 a.m., before the 1:30 p.m. race, and Ed Sheeran wraps up the weekend with a concert at 4:15 p.m.

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