Helio Celebrates Win at Iowa Corn 300

Cindy Zimmerman

The IndyCar spotlight was on Helio Castraneves Sunday as he cruised to his first win in three years at the Iowa Corn 300 and celebrated with his trademark Spider-Man climb up the track fence – giving the #IowaCorn300 hashtag lots of Twitter traction, since it was coincidentally the opening weekend for the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. The race showcases Iowa’s …

AgWired Energy, Corn, Ethanol, Events, Indy Racing

Iowa Races Spotlight Corn and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Speedway hosts two racing events this summer that put corn and ethanol in the spotlight on the track. The NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is coming up Saturday, June 24. This is the fifth consecutive year of the American Ethanol partnership and the fourth consecutive year with Enogen at Iowa Speedway. Enogen corn …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing, NASCAR

Rest In Peace Indy Car Driver Dan Wheldon

Chuck Zimmerman

It was with great sadness that I tuned in to today’s Indy Car race and saw the 13th lap multi car wreck and learned that Dan Wheldon was killed. Wow. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a number of these Indy Car racers over the years. You can say all you want about the wisdom of driving a …

Ethanol, Indy Racing

Iowa Corn Farmers Love IndyCar Promotion

Chuck Zimmerman

Iowa corn farmers who attended the Iowa Corn Indy 250 got an exciting race, a sold out crowd and a nationally televised platform to showcase the performance value of ethanol. Over 2,500 growers were expected to be in attendance. I didn’t speak to all of them but I did speak with several. These are the people who are investing their …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing

Indy Racing League And Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

The CEO of the Indy Racing League is Randy Bernard, seen shaking hands with Iowa Corn Growers CEO, Craig Floss, during last weekend’s Iowa Corn Indy 250 activities. I spoke with Randy who says that the League has been working to create a lot more buzz and excitement this year. Judging by the sell out crowd for the Iowa race, …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Indy Racing, Pioneer

Iowa Corn Indy 250 Won By Marco Andretti

Chuck Zimmerman

In an American corn ethanol fueled race at Iowa Speedway, Marco Andretti wins the 2011 Iowa Corn Indy 250. Here he is in Victory Lane with 2nd place finisher Tony Kanaan and 3rd place Scott Dixon. Following Victory Lane Marco and his Dad, Michael, held the winners press conference. I asked him his thoughts on racing in front of 2,500 …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing

Young Iowa Corn Indy 250 Fans

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know if these are future Iowa corn growers, Pioneer sales reps or IndyCar drivers. Whatever it is they’re having fun out here at Iowa Speedway. We’re getting ready for a great Indy race under the lights. The weather looks like it’s going to be okay and we’ve got a sold out crowd. I’ve been adding some green photos …

Ag Group, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing

Pioneer Going Green For Iowa Corn Indy 250 Again

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s what the hood of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 official pace car looks like. It’s proudly displaying the Pioneer logo as the presenting sponsor. Todd says the relationship with the Iowa Corn Growers in sponsoring the Iowa Corn Indy 250 has been very beneficial. As he puts it, “It’s a great event for the state of Iowa. It’s great …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing, Pioneer

Going Ethanol Green With Iowa Corn Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

Yeah. We’re all about ethanol this weekend. Cindy’s boat racing and I’m Indy racing! Well, the Iowa Corn Growers are going green this weekend at the Iowa Corn Indy 250. In fact, there will be lots of green shirts out here at Iowa Speedway. Here are some of the leadership team that was on hand this morning to talk with …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Indy Racing