VOLUSIA DRIVER PREVIEW: How Donny Schatz stacks up at DIRTcar Nationals
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Ten-time Series champion to begin hunt for 11th title and 300 wins at Volusia Speedway Park

Each week we’ll be looking at the statistics of how a full-time World of Outlaws driver has performed at the DIRTcar Nationals for the past five years, leading up to the Feb. 7-9, 2020, event

Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz will be on a mission in 2020. Not only will he be on the hunt for his 11th Series championship, he’s also only six wins away from his 300th career win.

The Fargo, N.D.-driver’s hunt to achieve both will start Feb. 7-9 at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Schatz has 12 wins overall at the half-mile speedway and won the Big Gator in 2018. Last year was the first time in five years Schatz didn’t win during the season opening event. However, he finished fifth and third, respectively.

Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will be poised for a strong start to the 2020 season.

Statistics at Volusia Speedway Park (2015-2019)
Wins: 6 (12 in total, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Top 5s: 10
Tops 10s: 12
Laps led: 79
Best finish: 1st
Worst finish: 18th
Average finish: 5th

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Track information
Track location: Barberville, Fla.
Track size: Half-mile
Track layout: Semi-banked
Track record: 12.568 sec. by Paul McMahan on Feb. 10, 2011
Tickets: Click for 2020 DIRTcar Nationals tickets
Online: DIRTcarNationals.com
Phone: (386) 985-4402

Previous DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator championship winners:
2019 – Daryn Pittman
2018 – Donny Schatz
2017 – David Gravel
2016 – Brad Sweet
2015 – Daryn Pittman
2014 – Paul McMahan
2013 – Daryn Pittman
2012 – Sammy Swindell

Previous Feature winners:
2019 – Daryn Pittman on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9
2018 – Sheldon Haudenschild on Feb. 9, Donny Schatz on Feb. 10, Donny Schatz on Feb. 11
2017 – Jason Johnson on Feb.17, Donny Schatz on Feb.19 (day), Donny Schatz on Feb.19 (night)
2016 – Brad Sweet on Feb. 12, Donny Schatz on Feb. 13, Brad Sweet on Feb. 14
2015 – Daryn Pittman on Feb. 13, Donny Schatz on Feb. 14, Brad Sweet on Feb. 15
2014 – Brad Sweet on Feb. 14, Donny Schatz on Feb. 15, Steve Kinser on Feb. 16
2013 – Daryn Pittman on Feb. 15, Terry McCarl on Feb. 16, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 17
2012 – Danny Lasoski on Feb. 18, Donny Schatz on Feb. 19, Craig Dollansky on Feb. 19
2011 – Steve Kinser on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 12, Jason Sides on Feb. 13
2010 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Steve Kinser on Feb. 7
2009 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Joey Saldana on Feb. 7, Donny Schatz on Feb. 8
2008 – Craig Dollansky on Feb. 8, Jason Meyers on Feb. 9, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 10
2007 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 9, Kerry Madsen on Feb. 10, Daryn Pittman on Feb. 10
2006 – Chad Kemenah on Feb. 9, Joey Saldana on Feb. 10
2005 – Jeff Shepard on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 13
1981 – Doug Wolfgang on Feb. 9