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Heat races should add spice in Iowa

Updated: June 22, 2012, 4:58 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com

Worlds will collide at Iowa Speedway this weekend when the Izod IndyCar Series visits for the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

The six-year-old layout 45 minutes east of Des Moines represents a clash of oval racing disciplines because it combines the sub-mile length of a short track with the racing characteristics of a superspeedway.

In the bigger context, Iowa is an interesting player in the IndyCar Series' identity as the league attempts to determine the right mixture of road ...

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