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KNOXVILLE NATIONALS STATISTICS (1961-2023)

Past Knoxville Nationals Winners

Year - Driver, Number, Owner
1961 - Roy Robbins, 37, O. J. Huffman
1962 - Jerry Richert Sr., 69, Ted Ready
1963 - Greg Weld, 92, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1964 - Kenny Weld, 94, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1965 - Kenny Weld, 94, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1966 - Jay Woodside, 9, Ted Hall
1967 - Thad Dosher, 74, Jack Cunningham
1968 - Ray Lee Goodwin, 24, Swenson/Williams
1969 - Ken Gritz, 12, Larry Snyder
1970 - Joe Saldana, 2, C&L Racing
1971 - Jan Opperman, 6, Cahill Racing
1972 - Kenny Weld, 29, Bob Weikert
1973 - Kenny Weld, 29, Bob Weikert
1974 - Dick Gaines, 71, Karl Kinser
1975 - Eddie Leavitt, 40, Ricke/Hill
1976 - Eddie Leavitt, 4J, Galden Inc.
1977 - Doug Wolfgang, 20, Bob Trostle
1978 - Doug Wolfgang, 4x, Speedway Motors
1979 - Ron Shuman, 75A, Gary Stanton
1980 - Steve Kinser, 20, Bob Trostle/Karl Kinser
1981 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1982 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1983 - Sammy Swindell, 1, Raymond Beadle
1984 - Doug Wolfgang, 29, Bob Weikert
1985 - Doug Wolfgang, 29, Bob Weikert
1986 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1987 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1988 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1989 - Doug Wolfgang, 8D, D.P. Motorsports
1990 - Bobby Allen, 1a, Allen Enterprises
1991 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1992 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1993 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1994 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1995 - Steve Kinser, 11, Steve Kinser
1996 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
1997 - Dave Blaney, 10, Blaney/Hylton
1998 - Danny Lasoski, 83, Dennis Roth
1999 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
2000 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
2001 - Danny Lasoski, 20L, Tony Stewart
2002 - Steve Kinser, 11, Steve Kinser
2003 - Danny Lasoski, 20, Tony Stewart
2004 - Danny Lasoski, 20, Tony Stewart
2005 - Kraig Kinser, 11K, Steve Kinser
2006 - Donny Schatz, 15, Schatz Motorsports
2007 - Donny Schatz, 15, Schatz Motorsports
2008 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2009 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2010 - Tim Shaffer, 83, Call/Holbrook Motorsports
2011 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2012 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2013 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2014 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing
2015 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing
2016 - Jason Johnson, 41, Jason Johnson Racing
2017 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing
2018 - Brad Sweet, 49, Kasey Kahne Racing
2019 - David Gravel, 41, Jason Johnson Racing
2021 - Kyle Larson, 57, Paul Silva
2022 – Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2023 – Kyle Larson, 57, Paul Silva

Came from the Farthest Starting Spot to Win

21st - Donny Schatz, 2013 (50 laps)
14th - Jerry Richert, 1962 (30 laps)
14th - Steve Kinser, 1995 (30 laps)

Led From Start to Finish

1963 Greg Weld
1970 Joe Saldana
1971 Jan Opperman
1973 Kenny Weld
1975 Eddie Leavitt
1978 Doug Wolfgang
1982 Steve Kinser
1985 Doug Wolfgang
1986 Steve Kinser
1987 Steve Kinser
1989 Doug Wolfgang
1991 Steve Kinser
1992 Steve Kinser
1996 Mark Kinser
2001 Danny Lasoski
2002 Steve Kinser
2005 Kraig Kinser
2007 Donny Schatz
2015 Donny Schatz
2023 Kyle Larson

A Main Lineup Qualifiers (Most Times)

35…Steve Kinser
34…Sammy Swindell
26…Danny Lasoski
25...Donny Schatz
22…Terry McCarl
21…Stevie Smith
20…Paul McMahan
20...Shane Stewart
19…Mark Kinser
19…Craig Dollansky
19…Joey Saldana
18…Jac Haudenschild
18…Jeff Swindell
18…Greg Hodnett
18...Daryn Pittman
16...Kerry Madsen
15…Doug Wolfgang
15…Dave Blaney
15...Tim Shaffer
14…Bobby Davis Jr.
13…Danny Smith
13...Brian Brown
12…Randy Smith
12…Johnny Herrera
12…Kenny Jacobs
11…Bobby Allen
11…Ron Shuman
11…Dick Sutcliffe
11…Andy Hillenburg
11…Jeff Shepard
11…Dale Blaney
11…David Gravel
10…Earl Wagner
10…Shane Carson
10…Jimmy Sills
10…Randy Hannagan

Nationals Lap Leaders

339…Donny Schatz
301…Steve Kinser
152…Doug Wolfgang
101…Danny Lasoski
95…..Mark Kinser
89…..Sammy Swindell
78……David Gravel
78…..Kyle Larson
75…..Jan Opperman
74…..Kenny Weld
52......Brad Sweet
50…..Eddie Leavitt
47…..Joey Saldana
45…..Dave Blaney
42…..Joe Saldana
41.....Brian Brown
37…..Ray Lee Goodwin
33…..Roy Robbins
30…..Kraig Kinser
25…..Greg Weld
25…..Tyler Courtney
24…..Jason Meyers
23…..Jason Johnson
22……Stevie Smith
19…..Jerry Blundy
17…..Jim Nelson
16…..Ron Shuman
15…..Bob Williams
15…..Terry McCarl
14…..Tim Green
13…...Thad Dosher
13…..Mike Brooks
12…..Daryn Pittman
11…..Aaron Reutzel
10…..Gary Dunkle
10.....Gio Scelzi
9……Audie Swartz
9……Jerry Richert
7……Jeff Swindell
6……Lloyd Beckman
6……Bobby Allen
5……Jay Woodside
4……Ken Gritz
2……Billy Shuman
2……Tim Shaffer
1……Earl Wagner
1……Dick Gaines
1……Bobby Davis Jr
1……Austin McCarl.

Most Top 10 Finishes

27…Steve Kinser
23...Donny Schatz
20…Sammy Swindell
18…Danny Lasoski
14…Stevie Smith
14…Craig Dollansky
13…Mark Kinser
12…Doug Wolfgang
11…Jeff Swindell
11...Shane Stewart
10…Jac Haudenschild
10...Joey Saldana
9…..Bobby Davis Jr.
9…..Dave Blaney
8…..Kenny Weld
8…..Ron Shuman
8…..Andy Hillenburg
8…..Kenny Jacobs
8…..Daryn Pittman
8…..Brad Sweet
7…..Earl Wagner
7…..Jerry Weld
7…..Bob Williams
7…..Eddie Leavitt
7….Danny Smith
7….Johnny Herrera
7….Paul McMahan
7….Greg Hodnett
7….Kyle Larson

“Rookies of the Nationals”

1980…Bobby Davis Jr., Memphis, TN
…Duane Feduska, Ceritos, CA
1981…Eddie Polich, Great Falls, MT
1982…Brad Doty, Kittanning, PA
1983…Keith Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA
1984…Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville, OH
1985…Chuck Gurney, Livermore, CA
1986…Ted Lee, El Paso, TX
1987…Steve Butler, Kokomo, IN
1988…Joey Allen, Hanover, PA
1989…Stevie Smith, New Oxford, PA
1990…Joey Kuhn, Newville, PA
1991…Paul Lotier, Lebanon, PA
1992…Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH
1993…Lance Dewease, Waynesboro, PA
1994…Randy Hannagan, San Jose, CA
1995…Larry Pinegar II, Des Moines, IA
1996…Tyler Walker, Santa Clarita, CA
1997…Randy Anderson, Clarion, IA
1998…Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK
1999…PJ Chesson, Far Hills, NJ
2000…Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA
2001…Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN
2002…Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA
2003…Erin Crocker, Wilbraham, MA
2004…Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, WA
2005…Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL
2006…Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, KS
2007…Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX
2008…Doug Esh, Lancaster, PA
2009…Daron Clayton, Sikeston, MO
2010…David Gravel, Watertown, CT
2011…Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK
2012…Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA
2013...Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA
2014...Andy Gregg, Placerville, CA
2015...Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX
2016...Matt Juhl, Tea, SD
2017...Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA
2018...Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA
2019...Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV
2021...Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO
2022…Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, Penngrove, CA
2023…Chase Randall, Waco, TX

“Fast Track to Indy” Rookie

2005…Geoff Dodge, Colorado Springs, CO

Pole Positions

Kyle Larson…2023
Austin McCarl…2022
Gio Scelzi...2021
Aaron Reutzel...2019
Brad Sweet...2018
David Gravel...2017
Daryn Pittman…2016
Donny Schatz…2015, 2014, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2001
Joey Saldana...2013
Stevie Smith…2012, 2009
Sammy Swindell…2011, 1984, 1978
Brian Brown…2010
Danny Lasoski…2008, 2002, 2000, 1999
Kraig Kinser…2005
Terry McCarl…2004
Jac Haudenschild…1998
Mark Kinser…1997, 1996, 1995
Jeff Swindell…1994
Steve Kinser…1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1987, 1982, 1981
Dave Blaney…1988, 1986
Doug Wolfgang…1985, 1977
Tim Green…1983, 1979
Mike Brooks…1980
Joe Saldana…1976, 1970, 1967
Fred Linder…1975
Dick Gaines…1974
Kenny Weld…1973, 1964
Buddy Cochran…1972
Jan Opperman…1971
Ray Lee Goodwin…1969, 1968
Jay Woodside…1966
Dick Fries…1963
Roy Robbins…1962, 1961
Gio Scelzi...2021
Brad Sweet...2021, 2018
Aaron Reutzel.

Row One Qualifiers

Kyle Larson…2023
Rico Abreu…2023
Austin McCarl…2022
Tyler Courtney…2022
Gio Scelzi...2021
Brad Sweet...2021, 2018
Aaron Reutzel...2019
Chad Kemenah...2018
Donny Schatz…2017, 2015, 2014, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2001, 2000
David Gravel...2017, 2019
Daryn Pittman…2016
Jason Johnson…2016
Kerry Madsen...2015
Shane Stewart...2014
Brian Brown…2013, 2010
Joey Saldana…2013, 2009, 2006
Stevie Smith…2012, 2009
Craig Dollansky…2012
Sammy Swindell…2011, 2010, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1985, 1984, 1978
Brad Sweet…2011
Danny Lasoski…2008, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1995
Jason Meyers…2008
Paul McMahan…2007
Kraig Kinser…2005
Brian Paulus…2005
Terry McCarl…2004
Kenny Jacobs…2004, 1991
Greg Hodnett…2003
Steve Kinser…2002, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980
Tyler Walker…1999
Jac Haudenschild…1998
Mark Kinser…1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1990
Jeff Swindell…1994, 1987
Bobby Davis Jr….1992
Doug Wolfgang…1989, 1985, 1984, 1982, 1981, 1978, 1977
Dave Blaney…1988, 1986
Tim Green…1983, 1979
Mike Brooks…1980
Shane Carson…1979
Bobby Allen…1977, 1973
Joe Saldana…1976, 1970, 1967
Gary Dunkle…1976
Fred Linder…1975
Dick Gaines…1975, 1974
Jan Opperman…1974, 1971, 1970
Kenny Weld…1973, 1972, 1966, 1964
Buddy Cochran…1972
Earl Wagner…1971, 1968
Ray Lee Goodwin…1969, 1968
Bob Williams…1969, 1965
Dick Sutcliffe…1967
Jay Woodside…1966
Johnny Babb…1965
Jim Nelson…1964
Dick Fries…1963
Greg Weld…1963
Roy Robbins…1962, 1961
Jerry Weld…1962
Audie Swartz…1961

Nationals B Main Winners

1962…Rain
1963… Bud McCune, Brookfield, MO
1964…Jim Jenkins, Gilliam, MO
1965…Ted Jones, Waco, TX
1966…Marvin Gibson, Sedalia, MO
1967…Jerry Blundy, Galesburg, IL
1968…Ken Gritz, Lincoln, NE
1969…Thad Dosher, Topeka, KS
1970…Jon Backlund, Kansas City, MO
1971…Bill Utz, Sedalia, MO
1972…Roger Larson, Solomon, KS
1973…Doc Dawson, Lima, OH
1974…Larry Kirkpatrick, Wood River, IL
1975…Ralph Quarterson, Sharon, PA
1976…Rick Ferkel, Findlay, OH
1977…Sammy Swindell, Memphis, TN
1978…Bobby Allen, Hanover, PA
1979…Sammy Swindell, Memphis, TN
1980…Gary Patterson, Sacramento, CA
1981…Joe Saldana, Indianapolis, IN
1982…Tim Gee, Spruce Grove, ALB, Can.
1983…Randy Smith, Norwalk, IA
1984…Tim Gee, Jamestown, IN
1985…Brad Doty, Fredericksburg, OH
1986…Danny Smith, Danville, IN
1987…Shane Carson, Oklahoma City, OK
1988…Doug Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, SD
1989…Jac Haudenschild, Millersburg, OH
1990…Doug Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, SD
1991…Frankie Kerr, Selinsgrove, PA
1992…Frankie Kerr, Fremont, OH
1993…Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
1994…Johnny Herrera, Tempe, AZ
1995…Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH
1996…Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH
1997…Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN
1998…Mark Kinser, Oolitic, IN
1999…Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN
2000…Randy Hannagan, San Jose, CA
2001…Greg Hodnett, Memphis, TN
2002…Brad Furr, Pleasanton, CA
2003…Chad Kemenah, Findlay, OH
2004…Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, PA
2005…Jason Solwold, Sedro Woolley, WA
2006…Jeff Shepard, Upperco, MD
2007…Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN
2008…Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK
2009…Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2010…Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK
2011…Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK
2012…Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND
2013...Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND
2014...Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Aust.
2015...Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA
2016…Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA
2017...Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN
2018...Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN
2019...Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA
2021...Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA
2022…Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2023…Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN

“Race of States” Winners

1981…Steve Kinser, Indiana
1982…Bobby Marshall, Texas
1983…Sammy Swindell, Tennessee
1985…Max Dumesny, Australia
1987…Keith Kauffman, Pennsylvania
1988…Doug Wolfgang, South Dakota
1989…Steve Kinser, Indiana
1990…Danny Lasoski, Missouri
1992…Danny Lasoski, Missouri

“Mystery Feature” Winners

1979…Danny Smith, Danville, IN
1980…Tim Green, Carmichael, CA
1981…Gary Scott, Holt’s Summit, MO
1982…Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN
1983…Rick Ungar, Memphis, TN
1985…Tim Gee, White Horse, YUK, Can.
1988…Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, TN
1989…Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK
1990…Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH
1992…Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN

“Race of Champions” Winners

1984…Jac Haudenschild, Millersburg, OH
2011…Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA

“World Challenge” Winners

2018 - Dominic Scelzi, 41s, Fresno, CA - $10,000
2017 - Jason Johnson, 41, Eunice, LA - $10,000
2016 - Kraig Kinser, 11K, Bloomington, IN - $10,000
2015 - Lynton Jeffrey, 12, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust. - $10,000
2014 - Daryn Pittman, 9, Owasso, OK, USA - $10,000
2013 - Brooke Tatnell, 55, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia - $10,000
2012 - Donny Schatz, 15, Fargo, ND - $10,000
2011 - Lucas Wolfe, 5w, Mecahnicsburg, PA - $10,000
2010 - Craig Dollansky, 7, Elk River, MN - $10,000
2009 - Lynton Jeffrey, 12, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust. - $10,000
2008 - Kerry Madsen, 55, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. - $10,000
2007 - Dean Jacobs, 7K, Wooster, OH - $10,000
2006 - Brooke Tatnell, 8, San Souci, NSW, Australia - $10,000
2005 - Daryn Pittman, 21, Owasso, OK, USA - $10,000
2004 - Daryn Pittman, 21, Owasso, OK, USA - $10,000
2003 - Travis Rilat, 29, Forney, TX, USA - $10,000
2002 - Donny Schatz, 15, Minot, ND, USA - $10,000
2001 - Donny Schatz, 15, Minot, ND, USA - $10,000
2000 - Danny Lasoski, 83, Dover, MO, USA - $10,000
1999 - Randy Hannagan, 1T, San Jose, CA, USA - $5,000
1998 - Skip Jackson, 55, Sydney, NSW, Aust. - $5,000
1997 - Skip Jackson, 55, Sydney, NSW, Aust. - $5,000
1996 - Danny Smith, Danville, IN, USA (Amer./Aust. Challenge Cup) $4,000
1995 - Skip Jackson, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (Amer./Aust. Challenge Cup) $4,000
1994 - Max Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. (Amer./Aust. Challenge Cup) $4,000

Competitions

Sammy Swindell 47
Steve Kinser 39
Danny Smith 37
Jac Haudenschild 37
Terry McCarl 36
Danny Lasoski 34
Don Droud Jr. 33
Jeff Swindell 32
Shane Stewart 29
Brooke Tatnell 29
Donny Schatz 29
Greg Hodnett 28
Paul McMahan 28
Stevie Smith 27
Joey Saldana 27
Johnny Herrera 26
Craig Dollansky 25
Tim Shaffer 25
Daryn Pittman 25
Kerry Madsen 25
Kenny Jacobs 24
Ed Lynch Jr. 24
Tim Kaeding 24
Bob Weuve 23
Randy Hannagan 23
Chad Kemenah 23
Lynton Jeffrey 23
Randy Smith 22
Shane Carson 22
Bobby Mincer 22
Mark Kinser 21
Wayne Johnson 21
Brian Brown 21
Justin Henderson 21
Rich Brahmer 20
Skip Jackson 20
Jason Sides 20
Kraig Kinser 20

Car Count

1961…59
1962…75
1963…78
1964…87
1965…102
1966…97
1967…92
1968…77
1969…77
1970…105
1971…96
1972…109
1973…98
1974…95
1975…113
1976…90
1977…124
1978…129
1979…108
1980…90
1981…86
1982…92
1983…106
1984…104
1985…101
1986…104
1987…126
1988…111
1989…125
1990…134
1991…166
1992…158
1993…149
1994…132
1995…145
1996…153
1997…154
1998…140
1999…130
2000…128
2001…126
2002…116
2003…114
2004…119
2005…118
2006…128
2007…105
2008…110
2009…107
2010…100
2011…99
2012…98
2013...102
2014...105
2015...112
2016…107
2017...101
2018...96
2019...109
2021...97
2022…101
2023…106

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