Iowa’s track grueling for weary IndyCar teams

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“It’s not so much as just drivers, but the poor guys working on the car. They don’t have days off,” Goldberg said. “When we’re back at the shop, we’re not just sitting by the pool drinking margaritas.”

But even with all the challenges Iowa presents, most drivers say that Iowa is among the more fun tracks they’ll visit all year.

Iowa is reminiscent of the popular short tracks that dot the Midwest, and along with Milwaukee is the only oval of a mile or less left on the series.

“It’s a fun place to race,” Graham Rahal said. “It is a great place to go. You can get two lanes developed here. It makes it enjoyable, puts on a good show.”

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