Last minute preparations are underway in Newton ahead of this weekend’s “Iowa Corn 300.”

The race is one of the largest Indy Car events nationwide each year. This year marks the 11th race with Iowa Corn as its sponsor.

It’s a partnership aiming to promote the success of ethanol and renewable fuels within the U.S. economy.

Organizers say it’s a great joint effort to showcase the best of what Iowa has to offer.

“It’s really neat, to, you know, have folks that we work with day in day out around the racing– seen being Iowa corn growers themselves,” explains Jimmy Small, the President of Iowa Speedway.

This weekend marks nearly 40 years of work from Iowa Corn to build the corn-based ethanol market and to celebrate its growth around the state and nationwide.

The full weekend of racing starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday.

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