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Welcome to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series coverage of the 2014 FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

Throughout the week, Aaron Fiedler and Chris Dolack will bring you news, notes and quotes from the richest week in sprint car racing right here on the World of Outlaws website, as well as on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws and on Facebook at facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws. Fans can also check out KnoxvilleRaceway.com for all the latest information from the track. Refresh often for the most current updates.

1:56 a.m. Sunday – Donny Schatz wins the 54th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store. This was Schatz’s eighth Knoxville Nationals win in nine seasons. 

A Main (50 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Kerry Madsen (3); 4. Craig Dollansky (7); 5. Justin Henderson (8); 6. Paul McMahan (5); 7. Terry McCarl (6); 8. Mark Dobmeier (11); 9. Joey Saldana (13); 10. Kraig Kinser (9); 11. Stevie Smith (19); 12. Cody Darrah (18); 13. Brad Sweet (23); 14. Daryn Pittman (17); 15. David Gravel (10); 16. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (12); 17. Bryan Clauson (14); 18. Clint Garner (22); 19. Tim Kaeding (25); 20. Brooke Tatnell (21); 21. Lee Jacobs (24); 22. Shane Stewart (2); 23. Ryan Bunton (16); 24. Tim Shaffer (20); 25. Sammy Swindell (15). Hard Charger: Brad Sweet. Lap Leaders Donny Schatz 1- ; Brian Brown

B Main (22 Laps): 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Brad Sweet (9); 4. Lee Jacobs (3); 5. Greg Hodnett (10); 6. Lucas Wolfe (15); 7. Jason Johnson (8); 8. Ian Madsen (13); 9. Jeff Swindell (5); 10. Don Droud Jr. (2); 11. Danny Lasoski (21); 12. Bronson Maeschen (20); 13. Davey Heskin (18); 14. Cole Wood (23); 15. Dale Blaney (19); 16. Danny Dietrich (12); 17. Matt Moro (7); 18. Bill Balog (14); 19. Greg Wilson (22); 20. Bud Kaeding (24); 21. Jon Agan (11); 22. Tasker Phillips (17); 23. Wayne Johnson (16); 24. Sheldon Haudenschild (6);

C Main (15 Laps): 1. Dale Blaney (8); 2. Greg Wilson (6); 3. Danny Lasoski (11); 4. Bud Kaeding (10); 5. Cole Wood (1); 6. Brandon Wimmer (18); 7. Jac Haudenschild (13); 8. Dusty Zomer (20); 9. Chad Kemenah (17); 10. Jack Dover (12); 11. Danny Holtgraver (19); 12. James McFadden (22); 13. Jason Sides (24); 14. Seth Brahmer (15); 15. Andy Gregg (7); 16. Randy Hannagan (2); 17. Gary Taylor (3); 18. Caleb Helms (4); 19. Rico Abreu (5); 20. Brent Marks (9); 21. Steve Kinser (14); 22. Tony Bruce Jr. (16); 23. Brad Loyet (21); 24. Jason Meyers (23);

D Main (12 Laps): 1. Brad Loyet (2); 2. James McFadden (1); 3. Jason Meyers (4); 4. Jason Sides (3); 5. Brady Bacon (10); 6. Colby Copeland (6); 7. Johnny Herrera (7); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 9. Trey Starks (12); 10. Austin Johnson (14); 11. Josh Hodges (5); 12. Mike Moore (20); 13. Dustin Selvage (16); 14. Josh Schneiderman (18); 15. Glen Saville (13); 16. Jimmy Light (21); 17. Chris Martin (22); 18. Chris Shirek (19); 19. Dustin Clark (23); 20. Ed Lynch Jr. (8); 21. Kaley Gharst (15); 22. Paige Polyak (11); 23. Cap Henry (17); 24. Danny Smith (24);

E Main (10 Laps): 1. Jimmy Light (2); 2. Chris Martin (4); 3. Dustin Clark (1); 4. Danny Smith (3); 5. Logan Schuchart (10); 6. Jason Tostenson (6); 7. Rob Kubli (5); 8. Austen Wheatley (16); 9. Curtis Evans (12); 10. Tyler Courtney (11); 11. Bob Weuve (9); 12. Kody Kinser (14); 13. Jacob Allen (15); 14. Kory Crabtree (7); 15. TJ Peterson (13); 16. Kevin Ingle (8); 17. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 18. Skylar Prochaska (18); 

12:20 p.m. Sunday – Back to green at the Knoxville Nationals. 

12:06 p.m. Sunday – Teams go in for halfway break. 25 complete with Donny Schatz leading Brian Brown.

11:56 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on the 50 lap Knoxville Nationals A main. 

11:37 p.m. Saturday – A special presentation honoring Steve Kinser and driver introductions have concluded. Staging for the A main is underway. 

11:09 p.m. Saturday – Brooke Tatnell wins the B main. Garner, Sweet and Jacobs transfer with Tatnell to the A main. Click here to see full results.

10:38 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on the B main. The top four transfer to the A main. 

10:32 p.m. Saturday – The A main hot laps are now complete. 

10:26 p.m. Saturday – Hot laps for the A main on track now. 

10:21 p.m. Saturday – The C main returned to green and was won by Dale Blaney. Blaney transfers to the B main with Wilson, Lasoski, Bud Kaeding and Wood. Click here to see full results.

10:07 p.m. Saturday – C main under extended red flag after a big wreck on the first lap. Helms, Abreu, Taylor, Gregg, Marks, Kinser, Meyers and Loyet involved. All drivers are OK. 

9:53 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on the C main. 

9:43 p.m. Saturday – B main hot laps are underway. 

9:39 p.m. Saturday – Brad Loyet wins D main. Transfers with McFadden, Meyers and Sides. Click here to see full results.

9:27 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on the D main. 

9:23 p.m. Saturday – Rico Abreu is fastest in the C main hot laps group with a 15.506.

9:18 p.m. Saturday – C main hot laps underway. 

9:13 p.m. Saturday – Jimmy Light wins the E main and transfers to the D with Chris Martin, Dustin Clark and Danny Smith. Click here to see full results.

9:03 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on the E main. 

8:58 p.m. Saturday – Opening ceremonies have concluded along with the hot laps sessions for the D and E mains. Racing will be underway shortly. 

8:29 p.m. Saturday – The first hot laps session is getting underway. 

7:25 p.m. Saturday – Trucks are running in the track right now, hot laps have been pushed back to the top of the hour … for the first time all week there’s bright sun in the sky.

6:15 p.m. Saturday – The drivers meeting is complete … hot laps for the E-main are slated to begin at 7:15 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 8 p.m. The E-Main is 10 laps (four transfer), the D-Main is 12 laps (four transfer), the C-Main is 15 laps (four transfer), the B-main is 22 laps (four transfer to positions 21-22-23-24 in the A-main), the A-main is 55 laps.

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PHOTO BY ROB KOCAK

3:45 p.m. Saturday – Daryn Pittman wins the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge. Read more here

2:37 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge. 

1:30 p.m. Saturday – Danny Lasoski wins the non-qualifier A main. Read more here

1:17 p.m. Saturday – Green flag out on the non-qualifier A main. $5,000 to the winner and a starting spot in tonight’s C main. 

12:54 p.m. Saturday – Paige Polyak wins the B main. Johnny Herrera is second, Jason Meyers third and Brad Loyet is fourth. Click here to see full results.

12:43 p.m. Saturday – C main was consolidated into the B main. Green flag is out on the B main. 

12:23 p.m. Saturday – Brandon Wimmer wins Heat 5. Josh Hodges, Glen Saville and Austin Johnson follow in that order. Click here to see full results.

12:20 p.m. Saturday – Green flag out for Heat 5.

12:19 p.m. Saturday – Steve Kinser wins heat 4 with Danny Holtgraver in second, Brady Bacon in third and Trey Starks in fourth. Click here to see full results.

12:17 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on Heat 4. 

12:14 p.m. Saturday – Tony Bruce Jr. wins Heat 3 with Colby Copeland in second, James McFadden in third and Lynton Jeffrey in fourth. Click here to see full results.

12:12 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on Heat 3. 

12:10 p.m. Saturday – Jac Haudenschild wins Heat 2 with Danny Lasoski, Dusty Zomer and Jason Sides following. Click here to see full results.

12:08 p.m. Saturday – Green flag is out on Heat 2.

12:05 p.m. Saturday – Jack Dover wins heat 1 followed by Seth Brahmer, Chad Kemenah, Ed Lynch Jr. and Paige Polyak. Click here to see full results.

12:01 p.m. Saturday – Heat race one is underway. Click here to see full lineups and complete results.

11:49 a.m. Saturday – Hot laps are complete. Trey Starks was the fastest overall with a 15.218. He was followed Danny Smith, Danny Holtgraver, Ed Lynch Jr. and Steve Kinser. 

11:39 a.m. Saturday – Hot laps underway 

11:13 a.m. Saturday – Motor heat underway.

10:56 a.m. Saturday – Drivers meeting underway for teams competing in the non-qualifier event. 

9:45 a.m. Saturday – The pits are open and work is underway as teams prepare to take on SPEED SPORT World Challenge, the final qualifying feature, and the Knoxville National Finals. 

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12:30 p.m. Saturday – Click here the full results rundown from Friday night’s qualifying night.

11:30 p.m. Friday – Here’s the finish for tonight’s A-main:

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10:55 p.m. Friday – Green flag is out on the A main for the qualifying night two feature at Knoxville Raceway. Listen live on http://www.DIRTVision.com. 

10:44 p.m. Friday – Tim Kaeding wins the B main and transfers to the A main with Daryn Pittman, Sammy Swindell and Brad Sweet. Click here to see full results.

10:24 p.m. Friday – Green flag out on the B main.

10:14 p.m. Friday – Bronson Maeschen wins the C main. Click here to see full results.

10:10 p.m. Friday – Green flag out on the C main. 

9:59 p.m. Friday – Lineups for the A, B and C mains are available here. 

9:48 p.m. Friday – Davey Heskin wins Heat 5. Click here to see full results.

9:36 p.m. Friday – Green flag is out on the fifth and final heat race. 

9:33 p.m. Friday – Jac Haudenschild wins Heat 4. Click here to see full results.

9:30 p.m. Friday – Green flag out on Heat 4. 

9:28 p.m. Friday – Greg Wilson wins Heat 3. Click here to see full results.

9:18 p.m. Friday – Green flag is out on Heat 3.

9:16 p.m. Friday – Donny Schatz wins Heat 2. Click here to see full results.

9:04 p.m. Friday – Green flag is out on Heat 2. 

9:03 p.m. Friday – Wayne Johnson wins Heat 1. Click here to see full results.

8:57 p.m. Friday – Green flag is out on Heat 1.

8:44 p.m. Friday – Heat race lineups are now available. Click here to see the lineups before the heats

8:34 p.m. Friday – Craig Dollansky takes the quick time on night two of qualifying for the Knoxville Nationals with a 14.934. Donny Schatz was second with a 14.980 and Bronson Maeschen was third with a 15.002. Click here to see full results

7:58 p.m. Friday – Time trials now underway. 

7:53 p.m. Friday – Shane Stewart is fastest in hot laps on qualifying feature night two at Knoxville Raceway with a 14.901. Craig Dollanksy was second with a 15.051 and Daryn Pittman was third with a 15.157. 

7:46 p.m. Friday – Daryn Pittman: “I’m as relaxed as I’ve ever been for Nationals,” Pittman said. “I’m more confident personally in what my car can do than I was here last year and years past. I know I still need to get better as a driver at certain things here and keeping up with what I need to do on the racetrack, but I’m confident that no matter how things fall we can dig ourselves out of it and still contend.” Click here to read more.

7:15 p.m. Friday – Hot laps underway. 

6:53 p.m. Friday – Current Knoxville points leader Kerry Madsen on his team’s success this season: “It’s been the culmination… each year we’ve gotten better as an organization,” Madsen said. “And the second part is that Tyler Swank has given me exceptional racecars. We’re not worried about winning every race, we’re just happy with good finishes. It’s been a blast.” Click here to read more

6:35 p.m. Friday – Motor heat is underway.

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6:22 p.m. Friday – The drivers meeting has concluded for the second qualifier night here at Knoxville Raceway. Wednesday night’s qualifiers take on the track, making up for their rain postponed show. 

0 Bud Kaeding – Campbell, CA
1 Sammy Swindell – Germantown, TN
1a Jacob Allen – Hanover, PA
1D Justin Henderson – Tea, SD
2 Shane Stewart – Bixby, OK
2K Kevin Ingle – Huron, SD
4J Lee Grosz – Harwood, ND (R)
4s Danny Smith – Chillicothe, OH
4x Dakota Hendrickson – Omaha, NE (R)
05 Brad Loyet – Sunset Hills, MO
5v Colby Copeland – Roseville, CA (R)
7 Craig Dollansky – Elk River, MN
7s Jason Sides – Bartlett, TN
7TAZ Tasker Phillips – Pleasantville, IA
7x Critter Malone – Pittsboro, IN
9 Daryn Pittman – Owasso, OK
9W Jac Haudenschild – Wooster, OH
11K Kraig Kinser – Bloomington, IN
11N Randy Hannagan – Pittsboro, IN
12 Lynton Jeffrey – Prairie City, IA
12P TJ Peterson – Des Moines, IA
13 Mark Dobmeier – Grand Forks, ND
15 Donny Schatz – Fargo, ND
18 Tony Bruce, Jr. – Owasso, OK
19 Bobby Weuve – Newton, IA
19L Jason Tostenson – Glencoe, MN (R)
19P Paige Polyak – Tiffin, OH (R)
20 AJ Moeller – Rockwell City, IA
W20 Greg Wilson – Benton Ridge, OH
21 TBA
27 Greg Hodnett – Thomasville, PA
28 Brian Paulus – Mooresville, IN
29w Danny Dietrich III – Gettysburg, PA
31B Christopher Bell – Norman, OK (R)
39c Travis Rilat – Forney, TX
40H Caleb Helms – Findlay, OH
44w Austen Wheatley – Lake Stevens, WA
45 Tim Shaffer – Aliquippa, PA
45x Johnny Herrera – Albuquerque, NM
47 Don Droud Jr. – Lincoln, NE
49 Brad Sweet – Grass Valley, CA
49J Josh Schneiderman – West Burlington, IA
53 Andy Gregg – Placerville, CA (R)
55 Brooke Tatnell – Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.
56 Davey Heskin – St. Michael, MN
59 Tim Kaeding – San Jose, CA
60 Kory Crabtree – West Jefferson, OH (R)
71A RJ Johnson – Tampa, FL
74x Josh Hodges – Tijeras, NM
75 Glen Saville – Razorback, NSW, Aust.
77x Wayne Johnson – Knoxville, IA
81x Lee Jacobs – Dalton, OH
83 David Gravel – Watertown, CT
96 Bronson Maeschen – Pleasantville, IA
99 Brady Bacon – Broken Arrow, OK

3:46 p.m. Friday – In case you missed them, check out Natalie Sather’s post-race interviews with all the podium finishers at Thursday night’s qualifying features. Click here

3:11 p.m. Friday – The pits are open and teams unloading for tonight’s second qualifying feature. The postponed Wednesday night feature will be run tonight with all of tonight’s normally scheduled activities moved to Saturday afternoon prior to the final events at Knoxville. 

11:55 p.m. Thursday – Here’s tonight’s A-main finish:

A-main (25 Laps): 1. Brian Brown (5); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (7); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Bryan Clauson (1); 6. Paul McMahan (8); 7. Jason Johnson (11); 8. Joey Saldana (22); 9. Clint Garner (10); 10. Jon Agan (13); 11. Ian Madsen (15); 12. Cole Wood (18); 13. Bill Balog (12); 14. Matt Moro (9); 15. Ryan Bunton (4); 16. Jeff Swindell (2); 17. Cody Darrah (21); 18. James McFadden (20); 19. Stevie Smith (24); 20. Brandon Wimmer (17); 21. Chad Kemenah (19); 22. Kevin Swindell (16); 23. Jack Dover (14); 24. Sheldon Haudenschild (23).

11:17 p.m. Thursday – Green flag is out for the 25 lap A main. Listen live on DIRTVision and watch live on TheCushion.com.   

11:00 p.m. Thursday – Cody Darrah wins the B main and transfers to the A main with Joey Saldana, Sheldon Haudenschild and Stevie Smith. Click here to see full results.

10:47 p.m. Thursday – Green flag is out on the B main. The 12 lap race decides the final four spots in the A main. 

10:22 p.m. Thursday – Click here to check out the full lineups for the B main and the A main for qualifying night here at the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. 

10:18 p.m. Thursday – Dustin Selvage wins the C main. Click here to see full results.

10:15 p.m. Thursday – Green flag is out on the C main. See the lineup here

9:55 p.m. Thursday – Kevin Swindell wins Heat 5. Click here to see full results.

9:47 p.m. Thursday – Green flag is out on Heat 5.

9:44 p.m. Thursday – Ian Madsen wins Heat 4. Click here to see full results.

9:41 p.m. Thursday – Green flag is out on Heat 4. 

9:40 p.m. Thursday – Jack Dover wins Heat 3. Click here to see full results.

9:35 p.m. Thursday – Green flag is out in Heat 3.

9:33 p.m. Thursday – Jon Agan wins Heat 2. Click here to see full results.

9:29 p.m. Thursday – Green flag is out in Heat 2. 

9:27 p.m. Thursday – Bill Balog wins Heat 1. Click here to see full results.

9:20 p.m. Thursday – Green flag is out on Heat 1.

9:04 p.m. Thursday – Paul McMahan scored the quick time in qualifying time trials after putting down a lap of 14.633. Kerry Madsen was second with a 14.738 and Terry McCarl was third with a 14.748. Click here to see full results.

8:25 p.m. Thursday – Time trials are underway. 

8:19 p.m. Thursday – Hot laps are in the books, time trials are up next. 200 points to fastest qualifier, drops by two points per position.

7:47 p.m. Thursday – Click here to check out our growing photo gallery on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Facebook page.

7:45 p.m. Thursday – Hot laps are back underway!

7:17 p.m. Thursday – The changing weather has forced officials to adjust the schedule several times the past two days. At one point there was a possibility of running two full shows tonight, which would have meant Thursday qualifiers like Cody Darrah weren’t scheduled to hot lap until 11 p.m. For Darrah, a two-time winner on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series circuit this season, a few extra hours of sleep would have been welcome given all the late-night festivities that happen during Nationals week in Knoxville

“I expected to start hot laps at 11 p.m. so I figured I would sleep in a little bit today. This week has just been a little bit unorthodox because of the weather, but coming into tonight it’s the first time we’ll be on the track in the Nationals setting and the excitement is all coming back. For me, every time I’ve been here before in this situation I’ve wanted to throw up with nerves, but this year I’m really confident in our team and really confident in our racecar and really excited to get on track and see what we have then make changes to get even better.”

7:15 p.m. Thursday – A light mist has taken over the track delaying hot laps, which had been underway for about 15 minutes. Terry McCarl is fastest right now with a 15.710. 

7:02 p.m. Thursday – Jason Meyers is a two-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion who spent time after motor heat strategizing with his team about their approach tonight on a track that’s going to be lightning fast after being saturated by rain the past two days.

“It’s going to make it tough for everybody, but we’re here and we all have to deal with it the same. The strategy I think will be a little bit different. I think the biggest thing is getting in your head what the scenarios are for tonight and accepting them right here right now. You have to qualify good tonight and realize there’s a chance you’re probably not going to make it out of your heat and you’re going to have to come out of the B-main, but if you qualify well you’ll be on the front of the B-main so you have to get yourself set up for that a bit. You still go out and try to make it happen in your heat but the reality is that’s going to be very difficult tonight.”

7:00 p.m. Thursday – Hot laps are underway!

6:15 p.m. Thursday – Tonight’s on-track action is expected to begin at 7:15 p.m. with hot laps, followed at 8 p.m. by qualifying. There will be five 10-lap heats (top four to the A-main, next four to the B-main, and 2 to the C-main.) Eight cars will be inverted in the heats. … The C-main will be 10 laps, the B-main will be 12 laps, the A-main will be 25 laps, with eight cars inverted.

5:50 p.m. Thursday – The drivers meeting has concluded, trucks are packing the track, motor heat will begin soon. Here’s a list of Thursday qualifiers:

1B Sheldon Haudenschild – Wooster, OH
1k Chris Shirek – Thompson, ND
1P Curtis Evans – Norborne, MO (R)
1s Logan Schuchart – Hanover, PA
1st Gary Taylor – Snohomish, WA (R)
1x Cap Henry – Bellevue, OH
1z Lucas Wolfe – Mechanicsburg, PA
2L Ed Lynch Jr. – Apollo, PA
2M Matt Moro – Polk City, IA
3A Billy Alley – Bennet, NE
3G James McFadden – Ormeau, QLD Aust.
4 Cody Darrah – Red Lion, PA
4A Jon Agan – Knoxville, IA
4c Tyler Courtney – Indianapolis, IN (R)
4K Kody Kinser – Bloomington, IN (R)
7G Kaley Gharst – Decatur, IA
7k Dustin Selvage – Indianola, IA
9P Rager Phillips- Pleasantville, IA
10 Garrett Dollansky – Elk River, MN (R)
10H Danny Holtgraver – Pittsburgh, PA
11 Steve Kinser – Bloomington, IN
13V Seth Brahmer – Norfolk, NE
14K Dale Blaney – Hartford, OH
15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – Sunnyvale, TX
17B Bill Balog – Hartland, WI
17W Cole Wood – Auburn, CA
19M Brent Marks – Myerstown, PA
21 Brian Brown – Grain Valley, MO
21x Joey Moughan – Springfield, IL
23 Jimmy Light – West Springfield, PA
24 Terry McCarl – Altoona, IA
24H Brandon Wimmer – Fairmont, IN
24R Rico Abreu – Rutherford, CA
26 Tayler Malsam – Seattle, WA
29 Kerry Madsen – St. Marys, NSW, Aust.
33 Danny Lasoski – Higginsville, MO
35 Skylar Prochaska – Lakefield, MN
40 Clint Garner – Sioux Falls, SD
41 Jason Johnson – Rocky Mount, MO
44 Chris Martin – Ankeny, IA (R)
51 Paul McMahan – Nashville, TN
51R Stevie Smith – Broken Arrow, OK
53D Jack Dover – Springfield, NE
55M Ian Madsen – St. Marys, NSW, Aust.
55x Trey Starks – Puyallup, WA
63 Chad Kemenah – Alvada, OH
69 Mike Moore – East Des Moines, IA
71 Kevin Swindell – Bartlett, TN
71M Joey Saldana – Brownsburg, IN
81 Austin Johnson – Pleasant Hill, IA
82 Bryan Clauson – Noblesville, IN
83x Jason Meyers – Clovis, CA
91 Dusty Zomer – Sioux Falls, SD
94 Jeff Swindell – Bartlett, TN

4:11 p.m. Thursday – the pit gate has opened and parking and unloading is now underway in the infield. 

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2:02 p.m. Thursday – Jacob Allen: “I felt really strong last year during the qualifying race,” Allen said. “I just hope to escalate from that experience and take everything I’ve learned from running the Outlaw tour and the experience I got from running at Knoxville and make a pretty good performance out of it.” READ MORE.

1:03 p.m. Thursday – Schedule change today at Knoxville. Tonight will be the Thursday show only. Wednesday’s show will run on Friday and the Friday show will run on Saturday afternoon before regularly scheduled events.  

12:27 p.m. Thursday – Media luncheon underway with Paul McMahan, Terry McCarl, Justin Henderson and Joey Saldana. 

7:56 p.m. Wednesday –  Heavy rain has forced Knoxville Raceway officials to postpone the first night of qualifying for the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores to Thursday.

Both qualifying events will now be run back-to-back on Thursday evening. The events from Wednesday night’s postponed show will occur first at 7 p.m. followed by Thursday’s scheduled qualifying night beginning approximately at 11 p.m.

The pits will open on Thursday at 2 p.m. All competitors will unload their equipment at that time.

7:25 p.m. Wednesday – The rain has continued, forcing Wednesday’s qualifying night to be postponed to Thursday at 7 p.m., which will be followed by Thursday’s regularly qualifying race at about 11 p.m.

6:40 p.m. Wednesday – The push trucks have returned to the pits as the rain picked up. About half of the teams are already pitted in the infield waiting out the weather to go racing tonight.

6:15 p.m. Wednesday – Rain has stopped here in the infield, the push trucks are running in the track to prepare it for tonight’s action.

6 p.m. Wednesday – Teams have rolled into the infield for the opening night of action, which has been delayed a bit by intermittent rain this evening. Teams will not be asked to move their transporters out of the infield due to the wet weather we’re experiencing.

4:30 p.m. Wednesday – Tony Stewart joined Mark Miller of Bad Boy Buggies to help unveil Steve Kinser’s special Knoxville car for this week. Here’s a look at the unveiling:

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4 p.m. Wednesday – Here’s Wednesday night’s list of qualifiers:
0 Bud Kaeding – Campbell, CA
1 Sammy Swindell – Germantown, TN
1a Jacob Allen – Hanover, PA
1D Justin Henderson – Tea, SD
2 Shane Stewart – Bixby, OK
2K Kevin Ingle – Huron, SD
4J Lee Grosz – Harwood, ND (R)
4s Danny Smith – Chillicothe, OH
4x Dakota Hendrickson – Omaha, NE (R)
05 Brad Loyet – Sunset Hills, MO
5v Colby Copeland – Roseville, CA (R)
7 Craig Dollansky – Elk River, MN
7s Jason Sides – Bartlett, TN
7TAZ Tasker Phillips – Pleasantville, IA
7x Critter Malone – Pittsboro, IN
9 Daryn Pittman – Owasso, OK
9W Jac Haudenschild – Wooster, OH
11K Kraig Kinser – Bloomington, IN
11N Randy Hannagan – Pittsboro, IN
12 Lynton Jeffrey – Prairie City, IA
12P TJ Peterson – Des Moines, IA
13 Mark Dobmeier – Grand Forks, ND
15 Donny Schatz – Fargo, ND
18 Tony Bruce, Jr. – Owasso, OK
19 Bobby Weuve – Newton, IA
19L Jason Tostenson – Glencoe, MN (R)
19P Paige Polyak – Tiffin, OH (R)
20 AJ Moeller – Rockwell City, IA
W20 Greg Wilson – Benton Ridge, OH
21 TBA
27 Greg Hodnett – Thomasville, PA
28 Brian Paulus – Mooresville, IN
29w Danny Dietrich III – Gettysburg, PA
31B Christopher Bell – Norman, OK (R)
39c Travis Rilat – Forney, TX
40H Caleb Helms – Findlay, OH
44w Austen Wheatley – Lake Stevens, WA
45 Tim Shaffer – Aliquippa, PA
45x Johnny Herrera – Albuquerque, NM
47 Don Droud Jr. – Lincoln, NE
49 Brad Sweet – Grass Valley, CA
49J Josh Schneiderman – West Burlington, IA
53 Andy Gregg – Placerville, CA (R)
55 Brooke Tatnell – Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.
56 Davey Heskin – St. Michael, MN
59 Tim Kaeding – San Jose, CA
60 Kory Crabtree – West Jefferson, OH (R)
71A RJ Johnson – Tampa, FL
74x Josh Hodges – Tijeras, NM
75 Glen Saville – Razorback, NSW, Aust.
77x Wayne Johnson – Knoxville, IA
81x Lee Jacobs – Dalton, OH
83 David Gravel – Watertown, CT
96 Bronson Maeschen – Pleasantville, IA
99 Brady Bacon – Broken Arrow, OK