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

The media guidlines and credential application for the 17th Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by BRANDT Professional Agriculture can be downloaded at the link below. Credential applications must be scanned and e-mailed to Applications will not be accepted via fax or postal service. 

Credential applications are due no later than September 13, 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 20,300 race fans and also has 32 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, all of sprint car racing will celebrate the 60th Knoxville Nationals. Held August 11- 14, the four day event will host more than 100 of the greatest sprint car drivers in the world all vying for a potential $200,000 grand prize.  

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: 

  • 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 33 VIP suites.
  • Fourth-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 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

  • 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

Documents and Files

Late Model Nationals Credential Application.pdf