Statistics Reveal How Close Pittman, Schatz are in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Title Bout Heading to Williams Grove’s National Open

CONCORD, N.C. — Oct. 2, 2013 — Kasey Kahne Racing’s Daryn Pittman has led the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series point standings from the opening day of the season in February, but Tony Stewart Racing’s five-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz is trying to close the gap as the Outlaws invade Williams Grove Speedway this weekend for the National Open.

Pittman leads the battle by a mere 52 points. The difference between finishing first and finishing last in an A-main is 48 points. However, a driver can earn as many as 5 points for setting quick time to 1 point for being fifth-quick, so each of the five remaining race nights is critical for both drivers.

Here’s a breakdown of how the top two contenders wound up in such a tight championship battle:

                                                                       

Category

Pittman

Schatz

A-main wins

8

21

Laps lead

185

352

Qualifying points

145

47

Pole positions

2

8

Heat race wins

12

20

Average dash start

5

4

Quick times

13

3

Average dash finish

5

4

Season winnings

$233,700

$445,900

Average qualifying position

6

10

Difference in average finishing position

5.99

5.79

Now on Friday and Saturday night Pittman, Schatz and the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series invade the PA Posse’s home dirt at Williams Grove Speedway for one of the biggest annual events on the schedule.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

9429

0

8

43

56

13

2

Donny Schatz

9377

-52

21

42

56

3

3

Paul McMahan

9079

-350

3

29

50

16

4

Joey Saldana

8837

-592

1

20

41

5

5

Sammy Swindell

8765

-664

3

16

41

4

6

Craig Dollansky

8755

-674

6

17

36

1

7

Cody Darrah

8491

-938

2

12

26

2

8

Steve Kinser

8441

-988

2

9

31

0

9

Kerry Madsen

8367

-1062

3

14

35

1

10

Jason Sides

8272

-1157

0

12

31

1

11

Kraig Kinser

8267

-1162

1

8

32

1

12

Chad Kemenah

8194

-1235

0

13

23

2

13

David Gravel

7132

-2297

1

7

24

2

14

Tim Kaeding

6646

-2783

9

26

34

1

15

Bill Rose

4730

-4699

0

0

2

0

16

Brad Sweet

3816

-5613

1

10

13

2

17

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3598

-5831

0

1

7

1

18

Brian Brown

3388

-6041

0

5

13

0

19

Greg Wilson

2968

-6461

0

1

3

0

20

Jac Haudenschild

2747

-6682

0

8

10

0

 

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.