Date: Saturday, July 12
Start Time: 8:50 p.m. ET (expected green flag)
Site: Iowa Speedway -- Newton, Iowa
Track: 0.875-mile oval
Capacity: 30,000+ (Grandstand Seating)
On TV: NBC Sports Network
On Radio: IMS Radio Network/SIRIUS XM Satellite
Race record: James Hinchcliffe, 2013 (148.559 mph/1 hr., 30 mins., 16 secs.)
Qualifying record: Takuma Sato, 2011 (180.375 mph - two-lap average)
Defending champion: James Hinchcliffe
Runner up: Ryan Hunter-Reay
Pole winner: Helio Castroneves (Winner of Heat Race 3)
1. James Hinchcliffe (Start: 2)
2. Ryan Hunter-Reay (12)
3. Tony Kanaan (5)
4. Ed Carpenter (4)
5. Graham Rahal (6)
6. Simon Pagenaud (8)
7. Oriol Servia (7)
8. Helio Castroneves (1)
9. Marco Andretti (3)
10. EJ Viso (16)
Average speed: 148.559 mph
Time of race: 1 hr., 30 mins., 16.0266 secs.
Margin of victory: 1.5009 secs.
Caution flags: 3 for 29 laps
Lead changes: 7 among 4 drivers
2013 James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevrolet, 148.559 mph
2012 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 129.371 mph
2011 Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 118.671 mph
2010 Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 131.205 mph
2009 Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 134.371 mph
2008 Dan Wheldon, Dallara-Honda, 136.007 mph
2007 Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 123.896 mph
Race: Pocono INDYCAR 500
Site: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Finish line order: Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves, Carlos Munoz, Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon
Time of Race: 2 hrs., 28 mins., 13.1798 secs.
Average speed: 202.402 mph
Margin of victory: 2.3403 secs.
Caution flags: 1 for 6 laps
Lead changes: 16 among 5 drivers
Lap leaders: Juan Pablo Montoya - pole; Will Power 1-30; Montoya 31-32; Power Juan Pablo Montoya - pole; Will Power 1-30; Montoya 31-32; Power 33-49; Tony Kanaan 50-58; Power 59-61; Montoya 62-64; Kanaan 65-87; Montoya 88-94; Kanaan 95-117; Montoya 118-125; Sebastien Bourdais 126; Kanaan 127-147; Power 148-166; Montoya 167-187; Josef Newgarden 188-194; Kanaan 195-196; Montoya 197-200.
#2 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/Team Penske
#3 Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil Chevrolet/Team Penske
#7 Mikhail Aleshin (Moscow, Russia) Honda/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
#8 Ryan Briscoe (Sydney, Australia) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
#9 Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
#10 Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
#11 Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France) Chevrolet/KVSH Racing
#12 Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia) Chevrolet/Team Penske
#14 Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan) Honda/A.J. Foyt Enterprises
#15 Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH) Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
#17 Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/KVAFS Racing
#18 Carlos Huertas (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing
#19 Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing
#20 Ed Carpenter (Indianapolis, IN) Chevrolet/Ed Carpenter Racing
#25 Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA) Honda/Andretti Autosport
#27 * James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada) Honda/Andretti Autosport
#28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL Honda/Andretti Autosport
#34 Carlos Munoz (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Andretti-HVM
#67 Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN) Honda/Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
#77 Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France Honda/Schmidt Peterson Hamilton
#83 Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
#99 Jack Hawksworth (Bradford, England) Honda/BHA/BBM
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Built in 2006, Iowa Speedway has progressive banking from 12-14 degrees in all of its turns. There are 10 degrees of banking on the frontstretch and four degrees on the backstretch. The length of the frontstretch is 1,075 feet, and the backstretch measures 869 feet.
Andretti Autosport has won five of the seven IndyCar races at Iowa, including the last four (Tony Kanaan 2010, Marco Andretti 2011, Ryan Hunter-Reay 2012 and James Hinchcliffe 2013). Chip Ganassi Racing has two victories there (Dan Wheldon 2008 and Dario Franchitti 2009). Franchitti won the inaugural race at this track in 2007 when he drove for Michael Andretti's team (then known as Andretti Green Racing).
Team Penske has yet to win an IndyCar race at Iowa but has scored three poles at this track, most recently with Helio Castroneves in 2013.
No driver has won an IndyCar race from the pole at Iowa.
Four drivers have competed in all seven races at Iowa - Scott Dixon, Andretti, Castroneves and Kanaan.
Dixon leads all drivers with six top-10 finishes but has placed no better than third at this track.
Franchitti and Hunter-Reay are those drivers who won at Iowa and went on to capture the IndyCar championship in the same season. Franchitti accomplished the feat twice (2007 and '09), and Hunter-Reay did it in 2012.
The Iowa Corn Indy 300 will be the fourth race on an oval in 2014. There have been three different winners in as many oval races this season: Ryan Hunter- Reay (Indianapolis 500), Ed Carpenter (Texas), Juan Pablo Montoya (Pocono).
IndyCar's third and final weekend doubleheader this season takes place July 19-20 on the streets of Toronto. Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto is scheduled for Saturday, and Race 2 is slated for Sunday. Scott Dixon scored a weekend- sweep there last year.