Iowa Lands East vs. West Race Backer
NEWTON, Iowa – Officials at Iowa Speedway have confirmed that Casey’s General Stores has signed on to be the title sponsor for the Newton track’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series ‘East vs. West’ challenge race on June 7.
Now known as the ‘Casey’s General Stores 150,’ the late spring event will feature a large group of entries from the West and East divisions of NASCAR’s premier regional touring series, and will showcase stock car racing’s future stars from both coasts in a 150-lap contest over Iowa Speedway’s fast seven-eighths-mile tri-oval.
“We know the NASCAR K&N Pro Series ‘East vs. West’ challenge has been a very competitive race the past few years, and has created genuine excitement for race fans,” said Bob Myers, President & CEO of Casey’s General Stores. “Casey’s is delighted with our first opportunity to sponsor this exciting challenge between up and coming drivers from across the country.”
With corporate headquarters located in Ankeny, Iowa, Casey’s General Stores has been a strong backer of Iowa motorsports events and venues for over 30 years, and is in turn supported by race fans who appreciate the convenience store chain’s sponsorship of the sport.
“Casey’s has been a great promotional partner of Iowa Speedway, literally from our first full season in 2007,” said Iowa Speedway President, Stan Clement. “We asked them to help us with our first NASCAR K&N Pro Series race of 2013, and they agreed without hesitation. Our fans know they have been behind us since the beginning, and they show their appreciation by choosing Casey’s whenever they need gas, snacks, or ‘homemade’ donuts and pizza.”