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Iowa gets Truck Series race

Updated: January 4, 2009, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- It's taken the Iowa Speedway just three years to position itself as a leading track in the Midwest.

The speedway announced Thursday its third major event for the 2009 season. The track will host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race -- formerly known as the Craftsman Truck Series -- on Sept. 5.

The race was originally planned for Mansfield Motorsports Park in Mansfield, Ohio, but was canceled because of the struggling economy.

In swooped the fledgling Iowa ...

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