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

The 2020 Knoxville Raceway credential request form can be found at the bottom of this page. Credential requests can be scanned and e-mailed to kendraj@knoxvilleraceway.com or faxed to 641-842-2899. 

Separate credential request forms will be posted for the 10-days of 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, 2020. 

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 2020, we will celebrate the 60th Annual Knoxville Nationals, on August 12-15. The greatest sprint car drivers travel to Iowa to compete in the prestigious event. Held annually durign 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 -- the highest in all of sprint car racing. And, in 2020 for the first-time ever, a $1,000 lap bonus will be paid for each lap led, meaning a potential $200,000 winner's purse!

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 22 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 
  • BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals 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 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's, is held the second full week of August annually
  • The Knoxville Championship Cup 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

Location
  • Knoxville Raceway is located 30 miles southeast of Des Moines in Knoxville, Iowa, at the Marion County Fairgrounds 
  • Physical address: 1000 N. Lincoln Street
  • Mailing address: P.O. Box 347, Knoxville, Iowa, 50138
  • Phone: 641-842-5431

Documents and Files

2020 Knoxville Seasonal Credential Request.pdf         
Protocols and Guidelines In Affect June 20.pdf