Iowa Speedway will operate with a smaller on-site staff going forward as it enters its 15th year of racing at the 7/8-mile racetrack in Newton.
It was confirmed by NASCAR on Saturday, a day after the news broke that an undisclosed number of employees across NASCAR were laid off because of the restructuring plan for the organization.
The NASCAR-owned racetrack in Newton will receive help from the Kansas Speedway for the racing season and during their three race weekends. NASCAR purchased Iowa Speedway in November 2013.
Since the merger, NASCAR assessed its overall organization and how to streamline operations. Kansas Speedway’s close proximity to Iowa Speedway — a four-hour drive from Kansas City, Kan. to Newton — fit into the future vision by NASCAR.