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FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME: Donny Schatz Wins 11th Knoxville Nationals Title

After five years away from the top step, Donny Schatz finally returned to glory at Knoxville Raceway. Rallying late in the running, the Fargo, ND superstar found another gear on the bottom side and drove by David Gravel on the 46th lap to put his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15 in … Read more

ROOKIE STRIPES: Jason Meyers helping Corey Day through first Knoxville Nationals journey

Sixteen-year-old Corey Day was in a trance, head down, eyes pointed straight but staring at nothing, replaying the lap in his mind that cost him a chance at locking into the Knoxville Nationals Friday night. But a few feet away, his team owner and mentor, two-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car champion … Read more

TICKET, PUNCHED: Abreu Wins #HardKnox, Locks-In with Madsen, Haudenschild, Brown

Friday’s #HardKnox program at the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores continues to be one of the most intense nights in all of Sprint Car Racing. With 72 cars unqualified for Saturday’s $175,000-to-win, $10,000-to-start main event, the pressure was real with racers taking their last chance to grab four lock-in … Read more

SWIMMING LESSONS: Bobby Allen proud to see teachings pay off for Shark Racing at Knoxville

Sprint Car Hall of Famer and 1990 Knoxville Nationals champion Bobby Allen doesn’t believe in “good luck.” Only good circumstances. It’s the mentality he used to build Shark Racing from the ground up and saw again firsthand Wednesday and Thursday at Knoxville Raceway during the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s as … Read more

WAKING DREAM: Iowa’s Austin McCarl awestruck with Knoxville Nationals pole

Austin McCarl will never forget Aug. 11, 2022. In the morning, he and his wife, Alyssa, announced they’re expecting their first child. Then, at night, another life changing first. While parked at the scales after finishing fourth in the second preliminary night of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals present by Casey’s, he saw … Read more

SHARK WEEK: Jacob Allen Completes Shark Racing Sweep of Knoxville Nationals Prelims

Take a bow, Knoxville Raceway. You did it again. Thursday’s preliminary program of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s was one of the most remarkable in recent memory. The storylines were plentiful from top-to-bottom, but one team earned the right to dominate the headlines. Thirty-two years removed from Bobby Allen’s emotional, … Read more

WHEN IT COUNTS: Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz finding momentum in time for Knoxville Nationals title quest

The first half of the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season saw Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart, arguably, off-base. Despite each capturing a win, both struggled to be a weekly contenders. But with a Knoxville Nationals title on the line, the two World of Outlaws stars have seemingly found their … Read more

WILD WEDNESDAY: Logan Schuchart Tops Opening Night of 61st Knoxville Nationals

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores is officially off and running. In a case of deja vu, The Granddaddy of ‘Em All began on Wednesday night almost exactly how the Capitani Classic ended at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway earlier in the week on Sunday with Logan Schuchart fending off a hard-charging … Read more

IN PLAIN SIGHT: Philip Dietz shares added benefit of racing at Knoxville that’s led to JJR’s success

Jason Johnson Racing has consistently been one of the most competitive teams at Knoxville Raceway, including two Knoxville Nationals titles in the last five events (2016, 2019). Philip Dietz, the team crew chief, and co-owner, attributes part of that to the caliber of cars and talent they bring every year. But also, to a simpler … Read more

THE RIGHT FORMULA: Brent Marks talks forming the perfect team, his Knoxville approach

Despite having owned his own team for more than 10 years, Brent Marks threw out the playbook when reforming it last year. The result: several crown jewel victories in less than a year, including the 2021 Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, the World of Outlaws World Finals finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, … Read more

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