Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Big Names Bolster Musical Lineup for IndyCar Weekend at Iowa


Graham Rahal runs laps at Iowa Speedway in 2020.
A few big name performers are set for pre- and post-race festivities for IndyCar’s trip to Iowa Speedway in July. Image courtesy of Joe Skibinski / Penske Entertainment

There will be four musical acts to bolster festivities for the NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend at Iowa Speedway July 22-24.

Tim McGraw will perform prior to the start of the 250 presented by Doordash on Saturday, which will be followed by Florida Georgia Line taking the stage after the race. On Sunday, Gwen Stefani will take center stage ahead of the Hy_Vee Salute to Farmers 300 presented by Google, with her husband Blake Shelton capping off the weekend with a performance after the checkered flag falls.

“We want this event to be one of the most talked about events of the year by providing race-goers with an unforgettable experience,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled to work with our sponsors to bring this caliber of musical entertainment to Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend at Iowa Speedway. Iowa will be the place to be this summer with these live music acts coupled with nationally televised IndyCar races and a festival-like atmosphere that has something for everyone to enjoy.”

Both pre-race concerts feature 50-minute show, while the post-race acts will feature 90-minute performances. Both pre- and post-race concerts will take place trackside in front of the main grandstand and are included with purchase of race weekend tickets. Per the release, “Ticketholders can also purchase a Post-Race Concert Pit Pass for both the Florida Georgia Line (Saturday) and Blake Shelton (Sunday) live performances. The Post-Race Concert Pit Pass will provide access to an exclusive area near the start/finish line for an up-close view of the live performance. To purchase a Post-Race Concert Pit Pass, visit

“What an incredible music lineup for fans to enjoy during Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend,” said Bud Denker, president of Penske Corporation, which owns IndyCar. “With some of the biggest names and best performers in music, combined with great racing at the ‘Fastest Short Track on the Planet,’ the weekend is going to deliver an experience unlike one we have ever seen in IndyCar. Thanks to the continued support of our partners at Hy-Vee, fans in Iowa will be part of something special during Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend.”

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