Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran to Headline July IndyCar Weekend at Iowa in 2023

One of the summer's biggest music and racing weekends will also include Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band.

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Iowa Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and race sponsor Hy-Vee have outdone themselves once again.

Fresh from an incredible entertainment weekend in 2022, the Hy-Vee IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa Speedway in 2023 promises to be one of the biggest music and race weekends of the summer.

Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band will add to an already big weekend on the IndyCar schedule with before- and after-concert shows during the July 21-23 race weekend. Cars of the NTT IndyCar Series will race Saturday and Sunday that weekend in what will be IndyCar's lone doubleheader on the 2023 schedule.

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Carrie Underwood will perform pre-race, and Kenny Chesney will perform post-race on Saturday of race weekend, while Ed Sheeran will perform post-race and Zac Brown Band will perform pre-race on the Hy-Vee Stage in front of the main grandstand on Sunday. Both pre-race concerts will feature 60-minute performances, while each post-race concert will include 90-minute shows.

Exclusive trackside concert viewing passes will be available for purchase once 2023 tickets go on sale in December.

“Thanks to the support of Hy-Vee and their commitment to making Hy-Vee IndyCar race weekend one of the biggest annual events in Iowa, we truly delivered a memorable experience for our fans this summer at Iowa Speedway,” said Bud Denker, president of Penske Corporation. “With four incredible concerts featuring some of the most popular acts in music today, Hy-Vee is raising the bar even higher in 2023. Hy-Vee IndyCar race weekend is going to bring non-stop excitement on and off the track July 21 through July 23.”

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This over-the-top concert lineup is not a first for a race weekend at Iowa. More than 80,000 attend the 2022 race weekend at Iowa, at least in part to see musical performances by Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.

Event organizers should have no trouble surpassing that weekend attendance total at Iowa Speedway in 2023.

“When we first agreed to hold the event in Newton (Iowa), we knew we wanted to make it the best and biggest event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s Chairman of the Board and Executive Director. “We made the weekend quite the spectacle in 2022; however, we knew we could top our efforts when planning for 2023, and I think our lineup of concerts shows just that.”

Ticket renewals for the 2023 Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend will begin on Monday, November 21 and fans can register now for an exclusive pre-sale opportunity at before tickets go on sale to everyone on Monday, December 5.

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