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Richards Wins Opening Night of Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals

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Richards Wins Opening Night of Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 14, 2017)- Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader, Josh Richards took the lead on lap 16 from Jared Landers and then held off Landers to take the opening night of the 14th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. Richards started ninth on the grid and darted around leader Jimmy Owens, who pulled out of the race while leading. Landers - who missed the events at Knoxville Raceway last year due to…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals One Week Away

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Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals One Week Away Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OH (September 8, 2017) - The nation's top dirt late model drivers will soon converge on Knoxville, IA to tackle one of the most highly anticipated events of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season. The 14th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey's General Store will take place at Knoxville Raceway, Thursday-Saturday, September 14th-16th. The activities on Thursday and Friday, September 14th-15th will feature a complete program of: Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, D, C, B-Mains, and a…

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Double Digit Donny

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Donny Schatz Wins His 10th Knoxville Nationals Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dick Ayers & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com Knoxville, Iowa - August 12, 2017 - Donny Schatz inherited the lead on lap 22, after race-long leader David Gravel slowed with motor problems, and held off NASCAR star Kyle Larson to win his 10th 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Store. Schatz, who turned 40-years old this week, trails only Steve Kinser (12) in Knoxville Nationals Championships. Larson settled for second with Australian Kerry Madsen rounding out the podium. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers Shane Stewart…

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Jason Johnson Sweeps Friday Night’s Events at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals

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Jason Johnson Sweeps Friday Night's Events at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Schuchart comes from 11th to lock into Saturday's main event Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dick Ayers & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA - August 11, 2017 - Defending 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson had two opportunities to lock-in to Saturday Night's finale and took advantage of both them sweeping both the Friday night feature and the SPEED SPORT World Challenge. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Driver Logan Schuchart, Texas wheelman Aaron Reutzel and California's Cory Eliason also punched their tickets into Saturday night's 50-lap,…

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Gravel Perfect at Knoxville

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Gravel Perfect at Knoxville Earns Pole for Saturday's 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Finale Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dick Ayers & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA - August 10, 2017 - David Gravel became the seventh different driver, and first in 25 years, in the 57-year history of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, to complete a perfect score by setting quick time, winning his heat race and winning the feature. Gravel's perfect night will earn him the pole of Saturday's $150,000 to-win Feature alongside nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion, Donny Schatz. A first lap incident saw Dominic Scelzi and defending 5-Hour…

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Larson Continues Dominance on Dirt at Knoxville

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Kyle Larson Continues Dominance on Dirt; Scores Preliminary Win at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Schatz, Sweet atop Wednesday point totals Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, IA - August 9, 2017 - Kyle Larson continued his dominance in the racing world, convincingly winning the opening night of the 57th Annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Nine-time Nationals champion and current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series points leader, Donny Schatz finished second, but ended the night as the high point man and will be in prime starting position come…

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Brown Battles to Win 6th Annual Capitani Classic

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Brian Brown Battles to Win 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank! Story By: Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert/Knoxville Raceway Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2017) – Brian Brown passed Keystone State pilot Greg Hodnett on lap eleven, and held on to win the 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $5,000 for his first Capitani Classic win, and his 37th 410 win overall here. Hodnett led from the outside of row one in the 25-lap feature, besting…

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Clint Garner Finally on Top at Knoxville 360 Nationals

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Clint Garner Finally on Top at Knoxville 360 Nationals; Eric Bridger Victorious in 305's Story By: Bill Wright/Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photos By: Tommy Hein & Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2017) - One of the greatest 360 sprint pilots ever at the Knoxville Raceway, and indeed, one of the best sprint car drivers at the "Sprint Car Capital of the World", finally broke through and won the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Clint Garner, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota held off the field to win the 25-lap $15,000 event at Knoxville on Saturday night in…

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Hodnett Dominates Night 2 of the 27th Knoxville ASCS 360 Nationals

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Hodnett Dominates Night 2 of the 27th Knoxville ASCS 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank! Story By: Bill Wright/Bryan Hulbert /ASCS Photos By: Paul Arch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2017) - Greg Hodnett won a three-way battle for the lead and cruised to his first career ASCS 360 win at the Knoxville Raceway, as well as first Lucas OIl ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network score, on night two of the Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The win, aboard the Heffner Racing No. 27, was worth $3,000 for the Thomasville, Pennsylvania native.…

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Shaffer Shines In Night 1 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals

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Tim Shaffer Tops Night 1 of the 27th Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank; Jamie Ball Leads the Points Story By: Bill Wright/Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2017) - Tim Shaffer led wire to wire to capture night #1 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania driver was paid $3,000 for his win aboard the Demyan/Rudzik Racing #49x. Jamie Ball emerged with the most points at 473, followed by Aaron Reutzel (471), Shaffer (470), Josh Baughman (467), Thomas Kennedy (467)…

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5-Hour Knoxville Nationals Nears

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5-Hour Knoxville Nationals Nears Story By: Colby Gornewicz/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - July 17, 2017 - When a race fan hears "Knoxville" one thing immediately comes to mind: the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, the largest Sprint Car event held annually at Knoxville Raceway in early August, this year from August 9-12. The small town of Knoxville that sits 40 miles southeast of the state capitol of Iowa has a population of just over 7,000 people. When the the racing industry descends on this small town, the population nearly triples for what is referred to as the "Super…

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Schatz Gun’s Them Down At Knoxville

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Schatz Fires Off His Big Guns at Knoxville to Join the Winningest Drivers Story By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / PHOTO STAFF KNOXVILLE, IA — June 11, 2017 — Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver and eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz officially joined the ranks of the top-10 winningest drivers at Knoxville Raceway, leading all 25 laps of the Brownells Big Guns Bash night two Feature. The win marks his 25th career win at the 1/2-mile oval, tying him with two-time Track Champion Skip Jackson. It also marks the 10th win…

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Weld Racing To Sponsor Capitani Classic

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Shane Stewart Ready For Capitani Classic Title Defense Story By: KENDRA JACOBS / KNOXVILLE RACEWAY MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM KNOXVILLE, Iowa —April 5, 2017-  Weld Racing, one of the most respected brands in all of auto racing, has partnered with Knoxville Raceway as the title sponsor of the Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. The race honors the late Knoxville Raceway track promoter Ralph Capitani, who died in February. “We are extremely excited to be the title sponsor of this awesome event for racers and fans that showcases our products in action,” said Norm Young, president…

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Late Model Knoxville Nationals Airs on MAVTV Thursday, October 29th!

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Late Model Knoxville Nationals Airs on MAVTV Thursday, October 29th!   WAYCROSS, GA (October 28, 2015) - The 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs will air on MAVTV Motorsports Network Thursday, October 29th at 6:00PM ET/PT and 9:00PM ET/PT. Knoxville Raceway has provided some of the best racing in the country for over 60 years. Dirt late model drivers from around the nation take on the arduous 100 laps around the 1/2-mile speed plant, all chasing the $40,000 top prize. The award-winning Lucas Oil Production Studios were on hand to…

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2016 Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals will be $15,000 to win!

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] 2016 Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals will be $15,000 to win! TULSA, Okla. (October 27, 2015) The 2016 schedule for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is taking shape with several crown jewel events in the works. Chief among those is the annual stop at the "Sprint Car Capital of the World" with the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals which will remain under ASCS rules and sanction in 2016. Scheduled for August 4-6, 2016 at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa the 26th edition of the Arnold…

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Jared Landers Wins Lucas Oil Knoxville Nationals Finale

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] KNOXVILLE, IA (September 26, 2015) - Jared Landers bolted to the lead on lap 92 and then held off Josh Richards to win the 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey's General Store on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Landers earned $40,000 for the second crown jewel victory of his career. In a race that saw five different leaders, Landers swept by Jimmy Owens with ten laps to go, and caught Richards in the waning laps. Once Landers cleared Richards, the duo battled it out to the finish. Owens finished third, followed by…

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Chad Simpson Superb, Wins Friday at Knoxville Nationals

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] KNOXVILLE, IA (September 25, 2015) - Home state driver Chad Simpson came from the sixth starting spot to win Friday Night at Knoxville Raceway. Simpson took the lead from Mike Marlar on the 23rd lap of the 25 lap main event to earn his first win at Knoxville and his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career victory. The 31-year-old driver is the defending Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association Champion. He led Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Kent Robinson across the finish line. "What a win, what a race. I kept sticking with those two…

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Davenport Wins on Final Lap Thursday Night at Knoxville

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Davenport Wins on Final Lap Thursday Night at Knoxville KNOXVILLE, IA (September 24, 2015) - Jonathan Davenport passed Jimmy Owens as the duo headed to the white flag and then went on to score the opening night win of the 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway. Davenport led the first 19 laps of the race until Owens passed him for the top spot on lap 20. Davenport regained the lead on lap 24. Owens finished second to Davenport followed by Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson Jr., and Chris Brown.…

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Knoxville Nationals Next Event in TV Race Challenge

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Knoxville Nationals Next Event in TV Race Challenge WAYCROSS, GA (September 22, 2015) - One of the most prestigious events in dirt late model racing will take place this weekend in Knoxville, IA. The 12th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey's General Store will be the next event in the Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The award-winning Lucas Oil Productions Studios will be on hand to tape all the action from Knoxville Raceway with multiple camera angles, driver interviews, on-board cameras, and various technical segments. The event will…

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Late Model Knoxville Nationals Just One Week Away!

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Late Model Knoxville Nationals Just One Week Away! WAYCROSS, GA (September 17, 2015) - One of the most anticipated crown jewel events of the season is just around the corner. The 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey's General Store will take place at Knoxville Raceway Thursday-Saturday, September 24th-26th. The activities on Thursday and Friday, September 24th-25th will feature a complete program of: Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, D, C, B-Mains, and a 25-lap, $7,000-to-win main event. Drivers will earn points in each of the two preliminary nights that will…

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Make It Nine for Donny Schatz with Dominant FVP Knoxville Nationals Victory

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Schatz scores his ninth Nationals win in ten years and 23rd World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 15, 2015 - Donny Schatz's domination of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store continued Saturday night as he led wire-to-wire in the 55th running of the event and won his ninth Nationals title in ten years. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver was the top point earner coming into the final feature and started on the pole. Through 50 laps he skillfully worked the half-mile Knoxville Raceway to hold the fast…

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Clauson, Jeffrey Help Set the Final Field for the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Clauson, Jeffrey Help Set the Final Field for the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store Bryan Clauson wins the non-qualifier and Lynton Jeffrey wins the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 13, 2015 - Bryan Clauson and Lynton Jeffrey helped set the final field of the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores on Friday night as they won their respective features in the non-qualifier and the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge. Clauson, who started the Knoxville Nationals non-qualifier feature in the third position, battled past Danny Dietrich…

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Abreu Out At Knoxville? Hodnett Back To PA On Friday? Swindell’s Long Road Ahead?

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Abreu out at Knoxville? Hodnett back to PA on Friday? By: Pete MacDonald According to Rico Abreu's Crew Chief Paul Silva's Twitter feed, Rico will not be in the A-Main of Saturday's Knoxville Nationals due to a commitment to his NASCAR K&N Pro Series ride. Silva also tweeted that Californian Trevor Canales will start and park the Abreu Vineyards 24 on Saturday. More to come as it is available. PennLive's Jeremy Elliott reports that Greg Hodnett is leaving Knoxville, IA and is on his way back to Pennsylvania to race at Williams Grove on Friday night in an…

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Terry McCarl Takes Night Two of the FVP Knoxville Nationals

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Terry McCarl Takes Night Two of the FVP Knoxville Nationals Kevin Swindell was transported to an area hospital for evaluation following a crash at the start of his heat race KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 13, 2015 - Night two of the FVP Knoxville Nationals was dominated by two of the track's most prolific drivers, Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl, who mixed it up throughout Thursday's25-lap A main. McCarl, who has one World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory this season, charged forward from a ninth place starting position and took advantage of a mid-race restart and a slip-up by Lasoski…

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Shane Stewart Kicks Off FVP Knoxville Nationals with Qualifying Night 1 Win

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Shane Stewart Kicks Off FVP Knoxville Nationals with Qualifying Night 1 Win Donny Schatz leads the event standings after quick time and second place finish KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 12, 2015 - Shane Stewart's bid for his first ever FVP Knoxville Nationals title got off to a smashing start Wednesday night at Knoxville Raceway as he led wire-to-wire and held off Donny Schatz on a late restart to score the qualifying night victory. Stewart, who came into the night with two straight wins, said he learned a lot at Sunday's Capitani Classic at Knoxville. The experience helped as…

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Up Next: The 25th Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

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Up Next: The 25th Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 2, 2015) The kick off to the Southern Iowa Sprint Week is this Thursday night with the opening of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Coming out of the “Road to Knoxville” at the I-80 Speedway, several teams with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network took part in this past Saturday’s weekly lineup at the Knoxville Raceway. If Saturday’s A-Feature is any indication of things to come, bring oxygen.…

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Schatz Wins Fog Shortened Mediacom Shootout at Knoxville Raceway

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The win is the 12th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season for the Fargo, N.D. native KNOXVILLE, Iowa - June 13, 2015 - In an event that no one will soon forget, Donny Schatz scored his 12th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature win of the season Saturday night after heavy fog forced officials to call Knoxville Raceway's Mediacom Shootout early. The weather played foe to the series throughout the night. After getting through qualifying, the heat races and the Dash, the skies opened up over the historic track. Intermittent rain showers continued for about…

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At A Glance: Outlaws Take on One New and Two Familiar Tracks This Week

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CONCORD, N.C. - June 8, 2015 - This week the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on two familiar tracks and makes its first ever appearance at another. First up on Friday is the inaugural appearance of the Outlaws at Crawford County Speedway, a semi-banked, 3/8 mile oval in Denison, Iowa. The track is one of five new tracks to welcome the Outlaws this season and will be the sixth track in the Hawkeye State to welcome the series since its inception in 1978. Following that, the series takes on historic Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Saturday for the first…

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