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Knoxville Nationals 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 $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!


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.


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.


  • 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.

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