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Ninth annual "Where the Rubber Meets the Road" 8k

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 The Iowa Speedway will host the ninth annual "Where the Rubber Meets the Road" eight kilometer race on Saturday, April 11 in Newton.

Where race cars usually start their engines, runners will instead.

The race will start on the pit road with a lap around the oval, and progress out onto Speedway property. The runners will then return through the track and end at the start/finish line.

"Hosting a variety of events like this is a big deal for our track and local community, as hundreds of runners will be participating and spending time here in Newton," says Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small.

Proceeds from the event will benefit two nonprofit organizations, Iowa Speedway Cares and the Progress Industries Foundation. 

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