63rd NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's

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63rd NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's

Dates:

August 7-10, 2024

Current Champion:

Kyle Larson

63rd NOS Energy Drink knoxville Nationals presented by Casey ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

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Pre-Entries

Happenings

2024 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DAILY EVENTS: AUGUST 7-10

8am Knoxville Raceway Ticket Office opens
8am National Sprint Car Hall of Fame opens
10am Trade Show in Skate Pit Building Opens
10am Vendors Open in Fan Zone
10am - 3pm Bryan Clauson Suite Tower Tours
10am, 12pm, 1:30pm Fan Forums at NSCHoF
11am, 1pm, 3pm Autograph Sessions at NSCHoF
Noon Food Vendors Open
2pm Pit Gate Opens
5:00 Grandstands Open
7:00 Hot Laps

MONDAY, AUGUST 5
6pm Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals at English Creek Speedway
7pm Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway


TUESDAY, AUGUST 6
6pm Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals at English Creek Speedway
6pm Knoxville Nationals Queen Contest in Dyer Hudson Hall


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
BRANDT PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURE QUALIFYING NIGHT


THURSDAY, AUGUST 8


FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
FVP “HARD KNOX” PRELIMINARY NIGHT


CHAMPIONHIP SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
NOS ENERGY DRINK KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY’S


Format

The Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store encompasses a four-day format unmatched in all of dirt track racing. The prestige of winning the event far outweighs the generous nearly $1 million purse, With points meaning everything, and every lap turned on the track meaning points, there is no time for a break at the "Granddaddy Of Them All" the Knoxville Nationals! 

Wednesday and Thursday Qualifying Nights

Order of Events: Hot laps, Qualifications, 5 Heats, C Main, B Main, 25 lap A Main.

Qualifications - 200 points are awarded for quick timer, 198 for second quick, 196 for third, etc.

Only the top 50 qualifiers each night make the heats, the rest are put in the last chance heats if needed in which the first eight finishers will fill the back of that night's C feature (starting in the sixth row).  If there are ten or less cars not making the heats, they will line straight up by time starting in the sixth row.  The quickest will be given 50 points, the next 47, etc.

Last Chance Heats (for drivers out of the top 50 in Qual.) – 50 points awarded to the winner, 47 for 2nd, etc.

Heats - 100 points are awarded for the heat race winner, points go down by three for each position: 97, 94, 91, 88, etc.

Heats are inverted by 8. This sets up the best racing of the
week. Only the top four finishers go to A Main, fifth through eighth go to the B Main, finishing positions 9-10 go to the C Main.

C Main
 Top four finishers go to back of the B. Fifth place is worth 92 pts., 6th is 90, etc.

B Main
The top four finishers transfer to the tail of the A. The B awards 142 points for fifth, 140 for sixth and so on by twos.

A Main
The A Main points are the same as time trials: 200, 198, 196 etc. This explains how a driver can not make the A, but if he timed well may have more points than someone who did make the A.  The invert for the A Main is eight.

First tie breaker is finish position in respective main event. Next tie breaker is rank in time trial. The third tie breaker is the second time trial lap. Other tie breaking criteria may be implemented if needed.

A perfect score (quick time, heat win, feature win) is 500.

The top 16 in combined points from Wednesday and Thursday are locked in to Saturday's Championship A Main, Teams 17th-26th in points are awarded the first 10 positions in the Saturday B Main. The rest of the field comes back for more racing on Friday.

Friday: FVP "HARD KNOX" QUALIFYING NIGHT

The top 4 finishers from the Hard Knox A-Main will earn the 21-24 starting spots in Saturday's A Main. Friday's event will consist of split field qualifying, 6 heats (invert 4), C Main, two B Main's and the Hard Knox 25 lap A Main. 

*The Friday format may change if there are any weather related scheduling issues.

CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday: NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's

E Main, 10 Laps
D Main, 12 Laps
C Main, 15 Laps
B Main, 22 Laps
A Main, 50 Laps

The top four finishers of the B, C, D, and E Mains will transfer to the tail of the next event (if there are scratches, there may be more taken for a particular event). The top four finishers from the B Main will earn starting spots 17-20 in the A Main.

Purse

Knoxville Nationals Purse Breakdown

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY:

Heats:
1. $150    2. $125    3. $100    4. $90    5. $80   6. $70            7. $60     8. $50      9. $50    10. $50

C Main:
1 to 4. Transfer + $150   5. $250   6. $200   7. $175   8. $150  9. $140   10. $100   11. $100   12. $100   13. $100   14. $100  15. $100  16. $100  17. $100   18. $100   19. $100   20. $100

B Main:
1 to 4. Transfer + $200   5. $600   6. $550   7. $500   8. $475   9. $450   10. $425   11. $400   12. $375   13. $350   14. $325 15. $300  16. $275   17. $260   18. $250   19. $240   20. $225
21. $200   22. $200   23. $200   24. $200

A Main:
  1. $12,000      2. $10,000    3. $7,000       4. $6,000    
  5. $5,000        6. $4,000      7. $3,500       8. $2,500
  9. $2,000      10. $1,750    11. $1,500     12. $1,400
13. $1,300      14. $1,250    15. $1,200     16. $1,150
17. $1,100      18. $1,050    19. $1,000     20. $1,000
21. $1,000      22. $1,000    23. $1,000     24. $1,000

hard knox FRIDAY:

C Main:
1 to 8. Transfer + $200   9. $600   10. $550   11. $500
12. $475   13. $450   14. $425   15. $400   16. $375
17. $350   18. $325   19. $300   20. $200   21. $200
22. $200   23. $200   24. $200

B Mains 1 and 2:
1 to 3. Transfer + $400   4. $1,200     5. $1,100  6. $1,000
7. $950   8. $900   9. $850   10. $825   11. $800   12. $775    13. $750  14. $725   15. $700   16. $675   17. $650
18. $625  19. $600   20. $575   21. $550   22. $500
23. $500  24. $500

A Main:
  1. $4,000    2. $4,000    3. $4,000    4. $4,000    5. $5,000
  6. $4,000    7. $3,750    8. $3,500    9. $3,250  10. $3,000
11. $2,750  12. $2,500  13. $2,400  14. $2,300  15. $2,200 16. $2,100  17. $2,000  18. $1,900  19. $1,800  20. $1,700 21. $1,600  22. $1,500  23. $1,400  24. $1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY:

Team DGRD Best Appearing Car:
1. $1,500     2. $750     3. $400

Avanti Windows and Doors Best Appearing Crew:
1. $500     2. $250     3. $150

Best Appearing Helmet (Calvin & Janna Knapp):

1. $500     2. $300     3. $200

Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award:
1. $6,500    2. $2,500  3. $1,000

SprintCarUnlimited.com Pole Award Award
:
$2,000

JETCO Rookie of the Year Award:
$1,000

Hard Charger Award: MPI Steering Wheel 

E Main:
  1. $600      2. $600      3. $600      4. $600     5. $1,000
  6. $950      7. $900    8. $850      9. $800    10. $750
11. $700    12. $675    13. $650    14. $625    15. $600
16. $575    17. $550    18. $525    19. $500    20. $475
21. $450    22. $425    23. $400    24. $400   

D Main:
  1. $800       2. $800        3. $800       4. $800      5. $1,500
  6. $1,400    7. $1,300     8. $1,200    9. $1,150  10. $1,100
11. $1,075   12. $1,050   13. $1,025  14. $1,000 15. $975
16. $950      17. $925     18. $900     19. $875     20. $850
21. $825      22. $800     23. $800     24. $800

C Main:
1. $1,000     2. $1,000    3. $1,000     4. $1,000     5. $2,500
6. $2,250     7. $2,000    8. $1,900     9. $1,800   10. $1,700 11. $1,600  12. $1,500  13. $1,400   14. $1,300   15. $1,200 16. $1,150  17. $1,125  18. $1,000   19. $975      20. $950
21. $925     22. $900      23. $900      24. $900

B Main:
1. $1,000     2. $1,000     3. $1,000    4. $1,000   5. $10,000
6. $8,000     7. $7,000     8. $6,000    9. $5,000  10. $3,750 11. $3,250   12. $2,750   13. $2,500  14. $2,250  15. $1,950 16. $1,900   17. $1,850   18. $1,800  19. $1,750  20. $1,700
21. $1,650   22. $1,600   23. $1,550  24. $1,500

Championship A Main:
  1. $190,000    2. $85,000     3. $45,000     4. $30,000
  5. $25,000      6. $24,000     7. $23,000     8. $22,000
  9. $21,000    10. $20,000   11. $19,500    12. $19,250
13. $19,000    14. $18,750   15. $18,500    16. $18,250
17. $18,000    18. $17,500   19. $17,000    20. $16,500
21. $16,000    22. $15,500   23. $15,250    24. $15,000 

SATURDAY PURSE: $869,050

TOTAL FOUR-DAY PURSE AND EXTRAS:
                         $1,161,580

History

Past Knoxville Nationals Winners


Year - Driver, Number, Owner
1961 - Roy Robbins, 37, O. J. Huffman
1962 - Jerry Richert Sr., 69, Ted Ready
1963 - Greg Weld, 92, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1964 - Kenny Weld, 94, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1965 - Kenny Weld, 94, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1966 - Jay Woodside, 9, Ted Hall
1967 - Thad Dosher, 74, Jack Cunningham
1968 - Ray Lee Goodwin, 24, Swenson/Williams
1969 - Ken Gritz, 12, Larry Snyder
1970 - Joe Saldana, 2, C&L Racing
1971 - Jan Opperman, 6, Cahill Racing
1972 - Kenny Weld, 29, Bob Weikert
1973 - Kenny Weld, 29, Bob Weikert
1974 - Dick Gaines, 71, Karl Kinser
1975 - Eddie Leavitt, 40, Ricke/Hill
1976 - Eddie Leavitt, 4J, Galden Inc.
1977 - Doug Wolfgang, 20, Bob Trostle
1978 - Doug Wolfgang, 4x, Speedway Motors
1979 - Ron Shuman, 75A, Gary Stanton
1980 - Steve Kinser, 20, Bob Trostle/Karl Kinser
1981 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1982 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1983 - Sammy Swindell, 1, Raymond Beadle
1984 - Doug Wolfgang, 29, Bob Weikert
1985 - Doug Wolfgang, 29, Bob Weikert
1986 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1987 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1988 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1989 - Doug Wolfgang, 8D, D.P. Motorsports
1990 - Bobby Allen, 1a, Allen Enterprises
1991 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1992 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1993 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1994 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1995 - Steve Kinser, 11, Steve Kinser
1996 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
1997 - Dave Blaney, 10, Blaney/Hylton
1998 - Danny Lasoski, 83, Dennis Roth
1999 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
2000 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
2001 - Danny Lasoski, 20L, Tony Stewart
2002 - Steve Kinser, 11, Steve Kinser
2003 - Danny Lasoski, 20, Tony Stewart
2004 - Danny Lasoski, 20, Tony Stewart
2005 - Kraig Kinser, 11K, Steve Kinser
2006 - Donny Schatz, 15, Schatz Motorsports
2007 - Donny Schatz, 15, Schatz Motorsports
2008 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2009 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2010 - Tim Shaffer, 83, Call/Holbrook Motorsports
2011 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2012 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2013 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2014 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2015 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2016 - Jason Johnson 41, Jason Johnson Racing
2017 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2018 - Brad Sweet, 49, Kasey Kahne Racing
2019 - David Gravel, 41, Jason Johnson Racing
2021 - Kyle Larson, 57, Silva Motorsports
2022 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2023 - Kyle Larson, 57, Silva Motorsports