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Knoxville Raceway welcomes you, the media, to the Sprint Car Capital of the World! 

Media guidelines and credential applications for 2022 season events will be posted at a later date. 

For any media related questions, please contact Kendra Jacobs at or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. 

About Knoxville Raceway: 

Since 1954, fans have flocked to Knoxville Raceway to experience the most exhilarating and intense dirt track racing in the world. Top drivers come to Knoxville, Iowa, to compete for prestigious racing titles in events like the Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Championship Cup Series and the Late Model Knoxville Nationals. As the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway has developed into a tradition, legacy and leader in dirt track and open wheel racing.

Knoxville Raceway seats more than 20,300 race fans and also has 33 VIP suites above the frontstretch grandstands. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest sports venue, by seating capacity, in the state of Iowa. 

About the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's: 

In 2021, Kyle Larson won the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's and earned $175,000 - the largest winner's purse in the history of sprint car racing. The four-day event featured a sell-out crowd of more than 25,000 fans and a full purse of more than $1.07 million. 

The 2022 Knoxville Nationals will be held August 10-13 and will once again feature four nights of racing action. The unique format of the Knoxville Nationals makes every lap on the track important. Drivers score points for each performance, from qualifying to heat races, to preliminary night feature events. The champion at the end of the week not only writes his or her name into the history books. With a total purse of more than $1 million over the four days, the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's is the highest paying sprint car race in the world. 

Knoxville Raceway Fast Facts: 

  • Knoxville Raceway is the "Sprint Car Capital of the World" with more than 200,000 sprint car racing fans visiting the venue every year
  • 20,322 seats(12,939 fronstretch; 7,383 backstretch) and 33 VIP suites.
  • Third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa
  • Constructed in the late 1800s on the Marion County Fairgrounds


  • Length: 1/2 mile
  • Width: turns 70 feet; front stretch 80 feet; backstretch 60 feet
  • Turn banking: 8 degrees
  • Surface: black Iowa soil

  • 410, 360 and CT525 winged sprint cars race nearly every Saturday from April through August 
  • The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuted at the track in July 2021
  • Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals hosts dirt late models every September

  • Knoxville Raceway hosts races nearly every Saturday night from mid-April to mid-September
  • The NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's, is held the second full week of August annually
  • The Knoxville Championship Series is the United States’ premier weekly CT525, 360 and 410 winged sprint car series
  • View the full schedule at

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