INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - This week, the Izod IndyCar series moves on to Iowa, the last oval track before the season finale in Fontana
Drivers will race in a rare daylight affair with a 2:30 p.m. start time on Sunday. The defending series champ, Ryan Hunter-Reay, came up big in Milwaukee last week, picking up his second win of the season.
That put him just 16 points behind current points leader Helio Castroneves.
He certainly knows what it takes to win in Iowa, taking the checkered flag last year.
"Iowa is one of the only race tracks that we go to, where you get that feel of a very short oval, but it's highbanked and has the feel of a super speedway," said Hunter-Reay. "It's strange in that you're constantly turning, but you feel like you're on a big track. It presents its own challenges in that the banking is there for your support, and it can also fight you."
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