Almost immediately after Iowa Speedway opened its doors in 2009, a single question has surrounded the race track:
When will it get a Sprint Cup race?
In the last 15 years, NASCAR fans have seen the Sprint Cup series schedule expand to include Texas, Fontana, Las Vegas, Homestead, Chicago, Kansas, and Kentucky. That's six 1.5-mile high-banked ovals and a two-mile high banked oval, all of which produce the same strung-out, uneventful racing.
So there was excitement in the air when Iowa joined the NASCAR circuit, as fans rejoiced at the addition of a .875-mile oval that loosely resembles Richmond International Speedway with a layout that combines close quarters and high speeds.
Iowa has produced some fantastic racing in its six Nationwide Series races and four Camping World Truck Series races, and seems the perfect spice to fix (or at least partially alleviate) the overload of mile-and-a-half tracks that has fans and even drivers (via Sporting News) clamoring for more unique venues.
So here's a look at five tracks that most fans would gladly see yanked from the Cup schedule and replaced by Iowa Speedway.
And keep in mind, if you disagree with any of the tracks on this list or have your own suggestion as to a track you would like to see replaced, you can always let us know in the comments below.