Iowa has 2nd race in 'tentative' schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Iowa Speedway is on track to host two Nationwide Series races in 2011.

NASCAR last week sent a copy of the 2011 Nationwide schedule to its teams, and a copy was obtained by The Associated Press. It shows the Iowa racetrack hosting NASCAR's second-tier series on May 22 and July 23.

Iowa has hosted just one race a year since it received its first NASCAR-sanctioned event last season.

A NASCAR spokesman described the schedule that was sent out as "tentative." It shows two open spots where NASCAR is still trying to schedule events to make it a 35-race season.

Road America returns to the schedule for the second straight year. And the series will also return to O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis on July 30 even though Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials had discussed moving that race to its track.