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Schedule of Events Unveiled for 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores


Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Wednesday - Saturday:
8am – Knoxville Raceway Ticket Office Opens
8am - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Opens with special fan forums each day.
9am – 15th Annual Mini Nationals at Slideways Karting Center
10am – Trade Show in Grand Show Barn at Knoxville Raceway Opens
10am – Driver Apparel + Merchandise Village Opens
2pm – Pit Gates Open
5:30pm – Grandstand Gates Open


Monday:
7pm – Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals at English Creek Speedway


Tuesday:
7pm – Knoxville Nationals Queen’s Contest in Dyer Hudson Hall
7pm – Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals at English Creek Speedway


Wednesday, BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night:
1pm – Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways featuring Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
3pm – Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens featuring a Casey’s Pizza Party with Brian Brown
3pm - Hoosier Adrenaline Series Kart Racing at the Dirt Track at Slideways
5:30pm – Defending Champion Jason Johnson Media Event
6pm – Arctic Cat Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit on Fan Zone Stage


Thursday Toyota Qualifying Night:
10:30am – KRCO “Bus Ride” Bar Crawl Departs Track
11am – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Members Only VIP Reception with Donny Schatz
1pm – Steve King Foundation Cornhole Tournament at Fan Zone Stage
3pm – Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens featuring a Kone Korner Ice Cream Party with Shane Stewart
3pm – “Thunder Road” the book presentation and Q&A with author Tom Toutz at National Sprint Car Hall of Fame
6pm – Arctic Cat Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit on Fan Zone Stage
Post – Races: Punching Pandas band on Fan Zone Stage
Post – Races: Annual Chicken Feed in Fan Zone


Friday FVP Preliminary Night and Speed Sport Challenge:
8am – United Trailers National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Golf Classic- Knoxville Country Club
12noon – Tony Stewart Foundation “Tony’s Flip it For Good” Event at Fan Zone Stage
2:30pm – A-Main Driver Autograph Session in West End of Dyer Hudson Hall (200 tickets distributed at 2pm)
3pm – Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens featuring free face painting
3pm – Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz Question & Answer Session at Great Southern Bank Kid Zone
3:30pm – Australia Driver Q&A with David Mills and Wade Aunger on Fan Zone Stage
4pm – Punching Pandas band live on Fan Zone Stage
6pm – Arctic Cat Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit on Fan Zone Stage
Post – Races: CTRL+C LIVE from the Fan Zone Stage


Saturday, 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Finale:
10am – 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Parade – Downtown Knoxville
Noon – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Charity Auction
1pm – Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens featuring Balloon Twisting Artist
1:30pm – Driven2SaveLives Question & Answer Session on the Fan Zone Stage
2pm – Driven2SaveLives Show Us Your Heart Driver Autograph Session at Fan Zone Stage
3pm – 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Driver’s Meeting – West End of Dyer-Hudson Hall – Open to the Public
3:30pm – Arctic Cat Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit on Fan Zone Stage
5pm – 6:30pm – Nashville Country Artist Pat Cooper live on Fan Zone Stage


Sunday:
1:45am – Fan Finale Party presented by Tony Stewart Racing in Turns 3 & 4 Barn featuring Nashville Country Artist Pat Cooper live on stage