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Cassill in ‘one of the best places’ of his career

It’s been a season of bests for Cedar Rapids native and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill.

He opened the season wi ... »

Kay finishes 2014 in style

It’s hard to find new ways to put what The Gazette’s Eastern Iowa Driver of the Year Justin Kay did in 2014 into words.

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Former Indy 500 winner in UI Homecoming parade


IOWA CITY — When the University of Iowa's Homecoming parade rolls off Friday, its Grand Marshal will not be an alumni.

That ... »

Life in the fast lane

MANCHESTER — West Delaware junior Logan Mullen loves to race down the drag strip at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

Mullen jus ... »

Small happy with Iowa Speedway’s 2014, hopes for more

The last 10 months have been a whirlwind for Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small and his staff.

After NASCAR purchased the track late ... »

Pickart honored at Race 'Em or Wreck 'Em event in Farley


FARLEY — Whenever there's a tragedy in sports — especially in racing — there are many different ways to honor those hur ... »

Regulations for specialty race events defined after fatal accident

CEDAR RAPIDS — In the wake of the accident that »

Race ‘Em or Wreck ‘Em event to go on at Farley

CEDAR RAPIDS — Track officials at Farley Speedway confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the Race ‘Em or Wreck ‘Em event scheduled f ... »

Driver in fatal Hawkeye Downs crash identified

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified the driver of the RV who was killed at Hawkeye Downs Speedway during a race ... »

Driver killed in accident at Hawkeye Downs Speedway

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police confirmed Monday 68-year-old John Pickart, of Norway, was killed at Hawkeye Downs Speedway was kil ... »

Callahan has stars align for back to back Yankee wins

FARLEY – In a 100-lap race on dirt, it takes a few different things behind the wheel to come home a winner.

Drivers have to be patien ... »

Gase secures sponsor, to make first Cup start

Every racer who’s ever strapped on a helmet at some local track in the United States has fantasized about racing in the NASCAR Sprint ... »

Eastern Iowa racers run well at IMCA Supernationals

BOONE — The IMCA Supernationals means a lot to racers and race fans.

The dirt racing event may not resonate in the national spo ... »

Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: August 27 (Final)


Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the ar ... »

Eckrich family, Walton enter Dirt Hall of Fame

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame is far from a lavish building.

Located in Walton, Ky., it’s a small — by hall ... »