IOWA SPEEDWAY: Governor Signs NASCAR Tax Break Bill

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The governor went to Newton Wednesday to sign a bill that will continue to help the Iowa Speedway.

It gives new owner, NASCAR, the same tax breaks as the previous owner.

The previous deal was that the facility would get a tax break as long as it is Iowa owned. But that requirement was dropped this session.

The legislation allows for the tax rebate through 2026 but caps the amount at $12.5 million.

“We know the speedway supports numerous jobs and business throughout the Newton area,” Governor Branstad said. “They also do a great job of supporting ethanol which is important to Iowa farmers and we have many ethanol plants in the state of Iowa and it’s made a real difference to the farming income and really good jobs.”

Opening day at the Iowa Speedway is May 17th.


  • William Denison

    Droopy Dog: Ooohhh yyyeeeepppp itss good for Iowa yuuppp. $25,000,000 out of the pockets of iowans and into the pockets of some out of state corperation.

  • William Denison

    FYI When the track was built with all kinds of other tax breaks and freebies it created only around 24 full time jobs. The rest of the jobs are part time seasonal.

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