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RACE WEEKEND: Speedway Season Kickoff

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The Iowa Speedway will soon be off to a fast start.

The first big racing weekend of the season gets underway Friday at 8:00 p.m., and the events will feature the Casey's General Store 250 and the DuPont Pioneer 250 a Nationwide Series Race.

Des Moines native Michael Annett will race Saturday night. Despite breaking his sternum in an 11 car pile-up in Daytona last February, Annett says he is now medically cleared to race.  Annett finished fifth last year in the Nationwide standings.

The campgrounds open Thursday.