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Iowa IndyCar race gets new twist

Updated: February 14, 2012, 9:53 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The IndyCar Series will use heat races for qualifying at Iowa Speedway this year.

The heat races are a trial for something the series could implement at certain ovals in 2013, first-year series race director Beaux Barfield told The Associated Press.

The IndyCar Series currently uses single-car qualifying on ovals, and three rounds of qualifications on road and street courses.

Qualifying for the June 22 race at Iowa will consist of three 30-lap heats, and the ...

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