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Iowa Speedway

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Our family went to the first ever Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday. It was a beautiful day, and a great race.

The flyover following the National Anthem. It went directly over our heads, and was so low we felt the roar of the engines.

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The first lap, heading for turn 1

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A view of the suites, press box, and spotters...and the crowd of ~57,000

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Heading into turns 3 and 4 on the final lap. Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch for the win.

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The burnout

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Very nice! Looks like a lot of fun.

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Does look like fun, I am a little anti-nascar tv watcher, I just can't seem to enjoy it. However I think actually being at the race would be way different. I enjoy going out to the Red River Valley Speedway when the Outlaws are here and it is fun to watch. Thanks for sharing.

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We had a little excursion with you. Since all I seem to be doing lately is taking care of other people's dogs while they vacation, I appreciate it. Thanks!!!

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Paul,

You're correct about actually being there. I'm not a huge fan and downright anti-TV when it comes to Nascar but I went to the Vegas Race a couple of years ago, and it's quite the spectacle. Interesting people and the sounds are unbeleiveable. You just don't get that on TV

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There were nine of us that went - the only two males were my hubby and nephew. Out of the seven females, four of us had been to a race, two don't like racing, and the remaining one was the reason we went on the trip (she was bummed that Joey Logano wasn't there). The two that don't like racing thought it was much better in person, but they also had the attitude of "well, I've seen it once, don't have to do that again."

Those of us who are bigger fan had a blast. The racing is so much better in person because of the sights, sounds, smells you don't get on TV. There was a lot of racing all over the track, not just the front runners, which they don't always show on TV.

The most fun part for the kids (ages 14, 15, 17, 18, 19) was the tailgating and playing games in the parking lot. We tailgated before and after the race, which made the whole day a lot more relaxing.

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Those are great shots. You must have had good seats. I'll be at the Kansas cup race in October. Can't wait!!

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