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

The 2021 Knoxville Raceway credential request form will be posted on this page by March 1, 2021. Credential requests can be scanned and e-mailed to kendraj@knoxvilleraceway.com or faxed to 641-842-2899. 

Credential requests for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on July 9, 2021 are not being accepted at this time. Further information will be posted as it is available. 

Separate credential request forms will be posted for the 10-days of the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank and the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's. This will be posted on this same page by June 1, 2021. 

For any media related questions, please contact Kendra Jacobs at the aforementioned e-mail address 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 20,000 race fans and also has 22 VIP suites above the frontstretch grandstands. Knoxville Raceway is the fourth-largest sports venue, by seating capacity, in the state of Iowa. 

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


In 2021, we will celebrate the 60th Knoxville Nationals, on August 11-14. The greatest sprint car drivers will travel to Iowa to compete in the prestigious event. Held annually during the second full week of August, the four day event sees nearly 100 cars from more than 30 states and five countries compete for the title of "Knoxville Nationals Champion". 

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 but also walks away with the $150,000 prize, And, in 2021 for the first-time ever, a $1,000 lap bonus will be paid for each lap led, meaning a potential $200,000 winner's prize. 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: 


Venue
  • 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; 7383 backstretch) and 32 VIP suites.
  • Fourth-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa
  • Constructed in the late 1800s on the Marion County Fairgrounds


Track

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

Cars
  • 410, 360 and Pace Pro Sprints (CT525 engines) winged sprint cars weekly from April through August 
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on July 9, 2020
  • Corn Belt Clash in July features non-wing 410ci sprint cars 
  • Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals hosts dirt late models every September

Schedule
  • Knoxville Raceway hosts races nearly every Saturday night from April-September
  • The inaugural Corn Belt Weekend, featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as the USAC non-wing sprint cars and POWRi War sprints will be held July 9 & 10, 2021 
  • 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 Pace Pro Sprint (CT525 engine), 360 and 410 sprint car series
  • View the full schedule at knoxvilleraceway.com/schedule

Documents and Files

2020 Late Model Nationals Credential Request Form.pdf         
Protocols and Guidelines in Affect August 13.pdf