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1 MONTH ALERT: Kings Royal Throne Awaits New Champion During World of Outlaws Doubleheader

Four-Wide at 2023 Kings Royal

Hear ye! Hear ye! The throne at Eldora Speedway awaits a new king. The best Sprint Car drivers in the world will duel for the crown when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the “Big E” for the 41st Kings Royal weekend, Friday-Saturday, July 19-20. Along with receiving royal … Read more

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: Revisiting the World of Outlaws’ Inaugural Devil’s Bowl Race

The Devil's Bowl Speedway entrance sign from 1978

The year is 1978. It’s mid-March in Texas, and race season is blooming like the bluebonnets. Roughly 90 competitors representing 20 states have gathered in a town 20 minutes east of Dallas named Mesquite. Among the roster are some of the country’s greatest drivers. They’ve all made the journey to take on the Spring Nationals … Read more

World of Outlaws Increase Purse For Devil’s Bowl Finale

Devil's Bowl racing

To help give Devil’s Bowl Speedway a proper send off, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has increased the purse by more than $30,000 for the track’s final weekend. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Stampede will now see drivers contend for a $12,000 payday on Friday, Oct. 20, and in … Read more

World of Outlaws to Say Goodbye to Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Devil's Bowl Speedway Four-Wide

Devil’s Bowl Speedway will host the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the final time, Oct. 20-21. Track promoter Lanny Ross Edwards announced on Friday that the Mesquite, TX facility had been sold and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Stampede will be the final race ever at the historic half-mile … Read more

HOME OF LEGENDS: Devil’s Bowl Winners Throughout the Years

Brad Sweet Celebrating

One of the most important dirt ovals in Sprint Car racing history can be found 20 minutes outside of Dallas. Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX. The track is known as the home of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars after hosting the Series’ inaugural race in 1978. The Greatest Show on … Read more

Checkered Past: Boxing Day

December 26 in Germany, Poland and Sweden is St. Stephen’s Day. December 26 in Australia, New Zealand and Canada is Boxing Day. The post-Christmas tradition of boxing gifts to the needy began in the Middle Ages and became a British proxy around 1830. It has evolved into celebration of discounted merchandise not unlike “Black Friday” … Read more

Checkered Past: The Greatest Show On Tar

Ted Johnson joked that it would be a cold day in hell before his World of Outlaws ever laid rubber on asphalt. Yet on November 9, 1991 a decade of dismissals proved prophetic at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. Thermometers never crested 40 degrees and winds were stiff. Outlaws were late to the 1988-92 … Read more

Checkered Past: High Points

Never get caught staring at the standings. You hear it after two months of a six-month baseball campaign or Week Five of a 17-game football season. The message is clear: just do your job, play hard, and let the chips fall wherever they may. Do not waste concern on rival teams. Strengthen your own program. … Read more

Checkered Past: California Migrants

“All he does is catch touchdowns.” That was coach Buddy Ryan’s sarcastic dismissal of Cris Carter before Carter starred for someone else. Well, all that Kyle Larson does is catch checkered flags. Whether his demoralized pursuers are scattered across asphalt or dirt, oval or road course pressing eight cylinders or four does not matter one … Read more

Checkered Past: Wings Forever After

It was their last year without wings. Four decades ago, the 1981 World of Outlaws season was 102 days and nights on 45 plots of dirt in 20 North American states and provinces. It was the first to crown a champion other than Steve Kinser. To dethrone “The King” after three years demanded diversity from … Read more

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