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Jason Johnson Brings Knoxville to Its Feet with Nationals Win!

8/13/2016 - Jason Johnson Brings Knoxville to Its Feet with Nationals Win! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2016) – In a race that will go down as one of the best ever run at the Knoxville Raceway, the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores found a new champion as “The Ragin’ Cajun” Jason Johnson brought a near capacity crowd to their feet with a hair raising battle with Donny Schatz to claim Sprint Car racing’s biggest prize. “Parked it. B.C.!” screamed the Louisiana native as he immediately dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson. Asked about his nearly race long battle with the nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion; Johnson stated, “I wasn’t giving up. I mean, ...
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Rico Abreu Parks it for B.C. on Friday Night at Knoxville!

8/12/2016 - Rico Abreu Parks it for B.C. on Friday Night at Knoxville! Kraig Kinser Earns Saturday A main Starting Spot with World Challenge Win by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2016) – Make it 196 different winners at the Knoxville Raceway as California’s Rico Abreu parked the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 in Victory Lane for the first time on FVP/Speed Sport Qualifying Night at the famed half-mile to earn the 17th starting spot in Saturday’s 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. “We just parked it for B.C.!” screamed Rico across the Public Addresses System to the thunderous approval of a nearly packed front stretch grandstand. “I was trying to pick and choose,” commented Rico ...
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Combined Point Totals: A Main Lineup!

8/12/2016 - Qualifying Point Totals from Wednesday and Thursday (Top 16 locked into Saturday’s A; Next 10 locked into Saturday’s B) Drivers Locked into Saturday’s A main 1 9 Daryn Pittman 485 2 41 Jason Johnson 481 3 1AUS Kerry Madsen 479 4 71 Jamie Veal 477 5 15 Donny Schatz 476 6 10H Chad Kemenah 476 7 49 Brad Sweet 474 8 2S Shane Stewart 472 9 3K Tim Kaeding 470 10 7X Terry McCarl 467 11 5 David Gravel 464 12 1 Sammy Swindell 459 13 3H James McFadden 457 14 82 Dusty Zomer 456 15 2KS Craig Dollansky 454 16 47 Jeff Swindell 452 Drivers Locked into the first five rows of Saturday’s B main 17 18 Ian Madsen 449 18 1H Dale ...
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SPEED SPORT World Challenge Tonight!

8/12/2016 - Lineup for the 20 Lap SPEED SPORT World Challenge! 1. 11K Kraig Kinser USA 369 points 2. 84 Scott Bogucki AUS 376 points 3. 7 Paul McMahan USA 390 points 4. 7S Jason Sides USA 390 points 5. 12H Daniel Harding AUS 393 points 6. 29 Danny Dietrich USA 427 points 7. 12 Lynton Jeffrey AUS 429 points 8. 55 Brooke Tatnell AUS 442 points 9. 18 Ian Madsen AUS 449 points 10. 3H James McFadden AUS 457 points 11. 7X Terry McCarl USA 467 points 12. 49 Brad Sweet USA 474 points 13. 71 Jamie Veal AUS 477 points 14. 1AUS Kerry Madsen AUS 479 points 15. 75 Glen Saville AUS 307 points 16. 11N Randy Hannagan USA 302 points 17. 4S Danny Smith USA 291 points
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Tim Kaeding Storms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!

8/11/2016 - Tim Kaeding Storms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2016) –Cutting some mean doughnuts in celebration, Tim Kaeding reported to Victory Lane for the third time in preliminary night competition at the Knoxville Raceway, as the Lunstra Motorsports No. 3k rocketed to victory on Toyota Qualifying Night in the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The San Jose, California driver earned $12,000 for his win and just beat a severe storm that hit the Knoxville area. Kaeding’s fifth career triumph at the Knoxville Raceway in 410cid competition, Tim dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson, saying, “I’ve got to give this one to B.C. ...
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Shane Stewart Holds Off Schatz on Night #1 of the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals!

8/10/2016 - Shane Stewart Holds Off Schatz on Night #1 of the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2016) – For the third year in a row, and fifth time overall in Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart parked the Jeff Gordon Foundation No. 2s in Victory Lane; winning Wednesday’s Brandt Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night to open up the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. It was Stewart’s second consecutive year topping the Capitani Classic and his Knoxville Nationals prelim night. The $12,000 score is Shane’s tenth overall win at the Knoxville Raceway and win No. 6 on the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. ...
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Knoxville Nationals Qualifying Nights!

8/10/2016 - For the most up to date entry list of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store click on the link below to our Knoxville Nationals section. http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Event/Knoxville-Nationals
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KNOXVILLE RACEWAY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION PARTNERS WITH MOTORSPORTS SAFETY EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE ADVANCED SAFETY TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVERS, OFFICIALS

8/9/2016 - KNOXVILLE RACEWAY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION PARTNERS WITH MOTORSPORTS SAFETY EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE ADVANCED SAFETY TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVERS, OFFICIALS WHAT: The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) has partnered with Motorsports Safety Education Foundation (MSEF), to provide - free of charge - Lifesquare, an advanced technological safety application for all drivers who participated in the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and drivers competing in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. Knoxville Raceway, through KRCO, is the first track in all of motorsports to provide the cutting-edge safety technology for its drivers. Lifesquare revolutionizes emergency care in motorsports with a personalized QR code located on each driver's helmet. Knoxville Raceway's safety crew has the ability to ...
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Shane Stewart Doubles Up in 5th Annual KCP Capitani Classic!

8/7/2016 - Shane Stewart Doubles Up in 5th Annual KCP Capitani Classic! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2016) – For the second year in a row, Shane Stewart was the man to beat at the Knoxville Raceway as the driver of the Larson-Marks No. 2 became the first driver to double up in the Capitani Classic, winning the fifth instalment of the Sunday spectacular presented by Kustom Concrete Pumping. This was Shane’s ninth career 410cid score at the Knoxville Raceway. The victory was quite the way to kick off the team’s week in Iowa as Shane’s last performance at the Marion County half-mile with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series ended with parts flying. “I tried ...
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Sammy Swindell Wins the 26th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals!

8/6/2016 - Sammy Swindell Wins the 26th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2016) - For the second time in Knoxville Raceway history, a driver has added the 360cid and 410cid Nationals Championship to their Trophy Case as Sammy Swindell parked the A.G. Rains / Acme Graphix No. 3s in Victory Lane to claim the $15,000 top prize in the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Joining Danny Lasoski as the only other driver to win both crown jewel events at the Marion County oval, Swindell is the fourteenth different winner of the 360 Nationals since 1991. The win is also the first as a car owner for ...
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Driver Profile: Clint Garner

8/6/2016 - by Joanne Cram On the pole tonight for the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank is Clint Garner! With 26 Knoxville Raceway career wins to date in a 360, Clint Garner is closing the gap on current all time 360 feature wins holder, David Hesmer. Heading into this year’s Nationals, Clint hopes he can put his Midwest Excavating #40 to a podium finish on Saturday night. Clint started his racing career at the age of 14, as an 8th grader in Junior High. Growing up in a rougher part of Sioux Falls, he was surrounded by peers that consistently made bad choices and were easily swayed into going down the wrong path. Taking Clint under ...
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305 Bonus Money for Tonight!

8/6/2016 - Pace Performance Parts has added bonuses to the 305 purse for Saturday August 6! The 305 feature winner will receive a $200 bonus from Pace regardless if the winner is using a 305 engine or the Pace Evolution CT525 crate engine. Pace will also offer a $200 bonus to the highest finishing Evolution CT525 team! "That will give the guys that support our program the opportunity to win a extra $400 this weekend," said Don Blackshear, Director of Circle Track Engine Development for Pace. "I know we will have four cars competing with the CT525 on Saturday." The CT525 engine is catching on this season, most notably with the 56W of Chris Walraven with three feature wins and Ricky Logan who won ...
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Jamie Veal Breaks Through on Night Two of the 360 Nationals!

8/5/2016 - Jamie Veal Breaks Through on Night Two of the 360 Nationals! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2016) He may have lead start to finish, but it was a thriller of an A-Feature at the Knoxville Raceway as Australia’s Jamie Veal found Victory Lane for the first time in his career at the famed half-mile; winning night two of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Veal’s first Knoxville Raceway victory also goes down as his first with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, making Jamie the 135th overall winner in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition, and 13th on the season. “All those starts ...
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Knoxville Nationals KID ZONE Opens Wednesday!

8/5/2016 - The first-ever Knoxville Nationals KID ZONE officially opens on Wednesday, August 10 at 1pm and will be open every day during the 56th running of the most famous sprint car race in the world. The KID ZONE offers every day activities and fun for KIDS ONLY (ages 12 and under) including a sprint car simulator, basketball, bags boards and jenga. Each day, special events will be offered for children only to have some fun that's JUST FOR THEM! A full schedule of events, including celebrity NASCAR driver appearances and more is listed below. 2016 Knoxville Nationals KID ZONE Events: Wednesday: Open 3pm-6pm 4pm – Hoop Shoot Contest with Dale Blaney 5pm – Casey’s Pizza Party with Brian Brown Thursday: Open 3pm-6pm 4pm – ...
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Jamie Ball Leads It All to Win Night One of the 360 Knoxville Nationals

8/4/2016 - Jamie Ball Leads It All to Win Night One of the 360 Knoxville Nationals by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2016) For the third time in his career at the Knoxville Raceway, Jamie Ball wheeled his J.J. Kane Auctioneers No. 5J around the Marion County half-mile perfectly for 20 laps for victory on night one of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Timing in 13th, Ball was able to run to the final transfer in the third Heat Race, setting Jamie on the pole of Thursday’s preliminary A-Feature. “I’d rather be lucky that good any day,” chuckled Jamie when asked about his night and the way everything shook out. “Our ...
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BRANDT® JOINS ROSTER OF PREMIER BRANDS AT KNOXVILLE NATIONALS AS SPONSOR OF QUALIFYING NIGHT

8/3/2016 - Dirt track racing’s biggest event of the year, the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, will officially kick off Wednesday, August 10 with BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night. BRANDT, a new partner to Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway and dirt racing, is a leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe with trusted advice and innovative products. Headquartered in Springfield, Ill., BRANDT has been a long-time supporter of motorsports, but this partnership marks their first with the prestigious Knoxville Nationals. “It's exciting to host the opening night of racing at the Knoxville Nationals," said Rick Brandt, President and CEO of BRANDT. "Our roots are in the dirt, just like the long racing history at Knoxville. We look forward ...
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Steve King Foundation commemorates 10 years with launch of donate 88 fundraising campaign

8/1/2016 - Jetmore, KS – The Steve King Foundation is celebrating the memory of its namesake and 10 years of doing exactly what their slogan says, Helping Racing Families Heal, by announcing donate 88, a special fundraising campaign. “The foundation was established for the purpose of helping the dirt track racing community and we are proud that we have been able to carry out that purpose while honoring Steve’s memory,” said Naomi King, Steve’s mother. “By being a conduit for the racing community to help their own when there is a need, we have been able to provide over $300,000 for more than 150 individuals and families across 26 states, Australia and Canada.” To commemorate 10 years, the foundation is launching a ...
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An in-depth look at the 2016 Rookie of the Nationals Class by Guest Writer Anthony Corini

7/31/2016 - The Knoxville Nationals are the undisputed highest spectacle of sprint car racing and on the second week in August all eyes turn to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. As a sprint car driver, it means a lot just to compete in “The Nationals” and while the $150,000 grand prize is the ultimate goal, there are plenty of “races within the race”. The one that always stands out to me is the Rookie of the Nationals. There is no race track like Knoxville Raceway, nor is their an event as strenuous and challenging as the Knoxville Nationals, but each year a group of drivers make their way to Marion County in August to compete with savvy veterans for the first ...
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Ian Madsen Gets Redemption at Knoxville with $5,000 NSL Victory!

7/30/2016 - Ian Madsen Gets Redemption at Knoxville with $5,000 NSL Victory! Clint Garner Takes an Emotional 360 Feature Win by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, July 30, 2016 – Ian Madsen drove to his second win of the season and the seventh of his career at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday on Weiler Manufacturing Night. The win with the National Sprint League came in the KCP Racing #18 sprinter and paid the St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia driver $5,000. It was a bit of redemption for Ian, who retired with motor issues on the first lap a week ago here. Clint Garner, who lost his brother-in-law, Kevin Fluth, this week drove to an emotional wire to wire win in the 360 class, besting ...
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5-HOUR ENERGY®, HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS TO FEATURE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS ON POCONO NASCAR ENTRY

7/27/2016 - 5-HOUR ENERGY®, HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS TO FEATURE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS ON POCONO NASCAR ENTRY Clint Bowyer to pilot the No. 15 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Chevrolet KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 27, 2016) -- The 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores will be well represented when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes the green at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., this Sunday. Clint Bowyer's traditional No. 15 5-hour ENERGY® Chevrolet will have a new look, showcasing sprint car racing's most prestigious event. "We support racing in general because of the incredible fan loyalty," said Rise' Meguiar, Executive Vice President of Sales for Living Essentials, the distributor of 5-hour ENERGY® shots. "Fans of dirt track and ...
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