NASCAR has announced that it is using a race track in Iowa to test a new line of racing equipment, including track-specific tires and track sensors.
The announcement comes amid the racing season in the U.S. that is on the brink of its third consecutive week of record-breaking sales, the biggest for the sport in years.
NASCAR has also announced that its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will run at least two races in Iowa.
A NASCAR spokesman told the Associated Press that the race track will run a test at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday, and that NASCAR officials will meet with local officials to assess the race course.
A number of other NASCAR races are scheduled for the Iowa area, including the Indianapolis 500, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday.