Knoxville Raceway officials and representatives from SPEED SPORT have confirmed that the 25th annual SPEED SPORT Challenge will take place Aug. 10, during the 58th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.
For 22 laps in Saturday’s 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals championship A-Main, David Gravel appeared to be the man destined to cash the $150,000 winner’s check in victory lane.
Polesitter David Gravel’s misfortune turned into Donny Schatz’s bankroll Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, as the Fargo, N.D. veteran assumed the lead after Gravel’s motor went south and led the final 28 laps to win his 10th-career 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals title.
When you take a look at the list of 81 drivers who don’t yet know where they’ll be racing in the ‘alphabet soup’ of Saturday’s 56th annual 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals championship program, one could argue that the field of those still racing to get in is arguably more impressive than the 26 drivers who know where they will start in 24 hours’ time.
In search of his first-career 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores victory, Owosso, Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman will start Saturday night’s 50-lap main event from the pole after topping the preliminary point standings through two nights of action.
Tim Kaeding started close to the front and never let up during Toyota Qualifying Night at the 56th annual 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, charging past polesitter Dale Blaney in a near-dead heat on lap eight before seizing the point for good en route to victory in Thursday’s 25-lap preliminary feature.
As sure a thing as Donny Schatz capturing the $150,000 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals championship A-Main has been over the past decade at Knoxville Raceway, it’s become almost as sure a bet to have Shane Stewart standing in victory lane during the Wednesday night opener.
FVP, a premier auto parts brand in North America and internationally, is super charging sprint car racing’s biggest event as a major partner of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.
2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson, who won his qualifying night race in his very first Knoxville Nationals start in 2012, has officially entered the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.
Nine-time Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz has officially entered the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.