SEELMAN: Current Knoxville Non-Qualifiers List as Star-Studded as Those Locked In

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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.

WOO: Pittman Garners Pole For 56th Knoxville Nationals; Schatz to Start From Fifth

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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.

WOO: Kaeding Beats The Heat & The Rain; Wins Toyota Qualifying Night at Knoxville

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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.

WOO: Stewart Does it Again at Knoxville; Wins Third-Straight Nationals Opener

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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.