NEWTON, Iowa—Torrential downpours and track weepers slowed the start of the Iowa 300 for four and a half hours which was set to start at 6:15 PM CT. The 10:45 PM start may have set a record for the start of an NTT IndyCar Series race.
When the race concluded at 1:15 AM, Tony Kanaan posted his second top-10 finish of the season (10th) while Matheus Leist placed 16th. Josef Newgarden won the race in dominant fashion.
“We came here with a goal to finish in the top 10 and I think it was a good day for us despite a couple mistakes we made during the race,” Kanaan said afterwards. “We still managed to finish in the top 10, so good day, good start. Still have a lot of work to do though.”
Leist, who had to park his car last year well before the halfway mark, was pleased with the progress made at this 7/8-mile high-banked