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FAN FAVORITE RICO ABREU ENTERS 5-HOUR ENERGY KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORES

7/25/2016 - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 25, 2016) – Sprint car racing's grandest event is just 15 days away and teams are gearing up for the $150,000 prize. The event has received 99 official entries - the most ever at this point in the season. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu has officially entered the four-day race, driving the No. 24 sprint car for car owner Paul Silva. Abreu qualified for the Knoxville Nationals finale for the first time in 2015. Prior NASCAR commitments, however, kept him from competing in the event and left him with a 25th- place finish. This year, the Camping World Truck Series has an "off weekend" allowing Abreu to stay for the entire sprint car event and ...
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TOYOTA JOINS KNOXVILLE RACEWAY AS FIRST TIME PARTNER FOR 56TH ANNUAL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

7/24/2016 - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2016) – The drivers who strap in the 410 ci winged sprint cars know how important their qualifying night of the Knoxville Nationals is to reaching Victory Lane on Saturday and so does Toyota. The world’s top automaker will sponsor the Thursday night program, officially Toyota Qualifying Night, of the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores on August 11. The partnership is Toyota’s first venture into winged sprint car racing and the prestigious Knoxville Nationals. “Toyota’s support of the Knoxville Nationals comes from our belief in the young talent found across many forms of motorsports and the importance of driver development,” said Keith Dahl, General Manager, Motorsports and Marketing Management for Toyota Motor Sales, ...
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Brian Brown Brings the Heat at Knoxville!

7/23/2016 - Brian Brown Brings the Heat at Knoxville! Ryan Giles Takes 360 Feature, Chris Walraven Wins #3 with 305’s by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, July 23, 2016 – On a hot night, Brian Brown was even hotter! The Grain Valley, Missouri driver wired the field to win the non-stop 25-lap National Sprint League feature Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway on 3M Night. The win was the veteran’s 33rd at the famous half-mile and was worth $5,000. In the 360 class, a move in lapped traffic gave Ryan Giles his second win here in as many years, and Chris Walraven picked up his third win this season in the 305 class. Events were moved back thirty minutes for the heat, and a large crowd ...
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Kay and VanDerWal Win at Inauguaral Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel!

7/21/2016 - by Eric Arnold On a very hot and humid night at the Knoxville Raceway the IMCA Modifieds pounded the historic black zook clay in the inaugural running of the Hawkeye Dirt Tour, Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel! 44 Modifieds and 51 SportMods entered on this night. In the IMCA Modified class it was Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa taking the $1,500 winner’s prize after a late race duel with Chris Abelson. Kay was out to a three second lead at one point but Abelson was able to catch Kay just before a late race caution. Abelson took the lead on lap 21 briefly but Kay was able to drive back around on the next lap and then pull away to win the ...
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1997 CHAMPION, DAVE BLANEY, RETURNS TO THE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

7/21/2016 - Knoxville, Iowa (July 21, 2016)- Dave Blaney, former Knoxville Nationals champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee will make his return to Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway for the 56th running of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. This Knoxville Nationals will be only the second for “The Buckeye Bullet” since 1997, when he earned the victory over Greg Hodnett and Danny Lasoski crowning him the Knoxville Nationals Champion. He returned for the 50th anniversary in 2010 where he finished 20th in the B-Main. “It will be exciting to get back to Knoxville (Raceway),” Blaney said. “There’s a lot of prestige to this race and really this entire week. Every driver wants to be the one crowned as ...
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FVP RETURNS TO KNOXVILLE NATIONALS AS MULTI-PLATFORM PARTNER

7/20/2016 - FVP, a premier auto parts brand in North America and internationally, is super charging sprint car racing's biggest event as a major partner of the 2016 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. FVP has expanded its partnership beyond the traditional race night to include naming rights of several assets at Knoxville Raceway. Friday night, August 12, of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, will now be FVP Preliminary Night. The brand, based in Eagan, Minn., will also be the title sponsor of the FVP Flag Stand featuring National Sprint Car Hall of Fame flagman, Doug Clark, the FVP caution periods throughout the Knoxville Nationals and the FVP Checkered Flag that will be ...
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Knoxville Raceway Partners with Iowa Speedway to Host Iowa Speedweeks 2016

7/19/2016 - Following in the tradition of other iconic centers of racing, Knoxville Raceway and Iowa Speedway are proud to claim Thursday, July 28, with the kick-off of NASCAR’s U.S. Cellular 250 race weekend at Iowa Speedway through the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores on Saturday, August 13, as Iowa Speedweeks! Separated by just 30 miles, Knoxville Raceway and Iowa Speedway share many of the same characteristics that make central Iowa home to some of the best racing in the world. It is often said that Iowa is home to more race tracks per capita than any other state, which fans here proudly wear as a badge of honor. Connecting to a tradition that dates back to the ...
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KRCO BUS RIDE!

7/18/2016 - The BUS RIDE IS BACK!!! Let's help raise money for the KRCO (Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization​)! For a cost of only $40 you will receive a T-Shirt, a seat on the Bus to four different Knoxville drinking establishments, and the first domestic beer is FREE at each location! That's FOUR FREE BEERS! The Bus ride will be held Wednesday August 10th at 11:00am. The Bus will depart from Knoxville Raceway and visit Slideways Karting Center new bar, the reopened Wacko's Bar & Grill, Dut's American Legion, and end at Dingus at approximately 3:45pm! There will be a poker run and 50/50 drawing as well. Riders must pre-register by July 30. Seats are limited so sign up today here: https://krcobusride2016.itemorder.com/sale You can also register ...
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Marion County Fair Blue Ribbon Knoxville winners Dollansky, Beaver & Logan

7/16/2016 - By Bob Wilson KNOXVILLE, IOWA, July 16, 2016 – Craig Dollansky led the 20-lap distance in sweeping the feature event during the annual Marion County Fair at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Joe Beaver found his way to victory lane in the 360 division and Ricky Logan took the 305 feature during HyVee Night at this central Iowa racing facility. A red flag flew immediately at the beginning of the 410 feature. Dakota Hendrickson became crossed up in turn one forcing Scott Bogucki to strike the turn one fence and end up upside down. Hendrickson and Bogucki were unable to restart. When the race resumed with a complete restart, Dollansky took charge with Brooke Tatnell in tow. They ran like that ...
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TERRY MCCARL HONORS LATE FATHER, LENARD, WITH TRIBUTE CAR

7/15/2016 - 5-HOUR ENERGY® KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY’S GENERAL STORES ENTRY UPDATE KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2016) Seven-time Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway track champion, Terry McCarl, has exchanged his usual No. 24 sprint car for a throwback No. 7x for the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The No. 7x was driven by his father, Lenard McCarl, who passed away in the spring. “Most people remember my father in a black and gold #7x,” McCarl said. “Some of my best memories are of the blue and white car that he had in the mid-1970s. Our car will not only be patterned after that, but we will also have the original car from 1975 in our pit.” Lenard, a chassis builder and ...
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KYLE LARSON ENTERS 5-HOUR ENERGY KNOXVILLE NATIONALS!

7/13/2016 - 5-HOUR ENERGY® KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY’S GENERAL STORES ENTRY UPDATE: NASCAR STAR KYLE LARSON OFFICIALLY ENTERS KNOXVILLE NATIONALS KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 12, 2016) – Kyle Larson, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Rookie of the Year, who won his qualifying night race in his very first Knoxville Nationals start in 2012, has officially entered the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Larson, 23, will compete in sprint car racing’s greatest race for the third time in his career. When the racing phenom won his qualifying night in his rookie year he left the sprint car world in awe. He went on to finish 16th in Saturday’s finale and earned the event’s Rookie of the ...
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Danny Lasoski Wins Electrifying Non-stop Feature at Knoxville!

7/9/2016 - Danny Lasoski Wins Electrifying Non-stop Feature at Knoxville! Matt Moro Wins 360 Thriller, Devin Kline Becomes All-time 305 Feature Leader by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, July 9, 2016 – Another large throng of Knoxville Raceway fans went away excited here on Titan Machinery Night! Danny Lasoski won a non-stop 20-lap feature that included tight side-by-side racing throughout the field. The win was the Dover, Missouri driver’s 110th at Knoxville, and was worth $4,000. The 360 feature was no less entertaining, and featured five lead changes. Former track champ, Matt Moro won his ninth career feature and his first since 2014. Devin Kline’s ninth career 305 win puts him atop the all-time list at the historic half-mile. In the main event, ...
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Steve King Foundation Nationals Fundraiser

7/8/2016 - The Steve King Foundation is bringing an inaugural event to this year’s 56th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. This event will include a luncheon from 11am-1pm on Thursday, August 11, with several raffle baskets for bid. The luncheon will be under the FVP tent in the Ideal Ready Mix parking lot located at 622 N Lincoln St. in Knoxville. The menu consists of: Bourbon Glazed Iowa Chop, Smoked Beef Brisket, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans Almandine, Mixed Greens, Rolls with butter, Chef’s choice of Dessert The raffle tickets will be $1 each or seven for $5. Thank you to Studio 92 Photography for a Brian Brown collage and a Knoxville Raceway picture, Coffee Connection ...
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Nashville Country Artist Pat Cooper to Perform Pre-Race Concert at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s Stores

7/7/2016 - KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July X, 2016) -- Nashville country music recording artist, Pat Cooper, will perform a live pre-race concert at the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores on Saturday, August 13. The pre-race concert kicks off the biggest night in sprint car racing and will be held at the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway Fan Zone stage behind the fronstretch grandstands. Cooper will hit the stage at 3:30 p.m., local time immediately following the driver’s meeting, which is open to the public for the first time. “I have always been a big fan of racing, whether it’s dirt racing or NASCAR, so this is more than just another show to me,” said Cooper. “The opportunity to experience the ...
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DONNY SCHATZ ENTERS FOR A CHANCE AT NO. 10

7/6/2016 - KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 6, 2016) -- The nine-time Knoxville Nationals champion, Donny Schatz, has officially entered the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies Tony Stewart Racing machine, has proven himself as the driver to beat going into the prestigious event year after year with nine wins in the past 10 races - and the 10th being a runner-up finish. "This place has been very, very good to me," Schatz said following his Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Knoxville Raceway in June. That is an understatement. Schatz, a former weekly competitor at Knoxville Raceway during his teenage years, studied ...
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Sammy Swindell Wins #50 at 60 in Knoxville!

7/1/2016 - Sammy Swindell Wins #50 at 60 in Knoxville! Christian Bowman Makes Late Race Pass for 305 Win by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, July 1, 2016 – Sammy Swindell added six days to his own record as the oldest 410 feature winner Friday night at Knoxville Raceway. Sammy is 60 years, 8 months and nine days old, and the Germantown, Tennessee driver won his second straight National Sprint League main event in a row at Knoxville aboard the Big Game Motorsports #1. Christian Bowman won a non-stop main event in the 305 class, by making a late race pass of Chris Walraven. Swindell would start on the pole of the scheduled 20-lap feature and grab the early lead ahead of Dusty Zomer and Rico ...
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Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation and Kick-It Return to Knoxville

6/28/2016 - KNOXVILLE, IOWA (June 28, 2016) -- NASCAR's greatest drivers -- who all have ties to the sprint car community -- are returning to Knoxville for the 56th running of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. The four drivers - Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson -- will all be putting the hammer down to raise money for children's cancer research. The fourth-annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular will take place on Thursday (rather than the usual Wednesday date), August 11 at 1pm at Slideways Karting Center just one mile north of Knoxville Raceway. Fans are invited to race go-karts against the stars all to raise money for Kick-It, a partner of Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation ...
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