World Of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

Schatz claims championship advantage with River Cities victory

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BACK TO BUSINESS: Schatz claims championship advantage with River Cities victoryNorth Dakota’s Donny Schatz wins in home state, takes points lead Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 GRAND FORKS, ND – Aug. 16 – Unreal. That’s how North Dakota-native Donny Schatz described his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series home state win Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. “It feels good,” said Schatz with a heavy exhale of air. Unreal traditionally has one meaning. For the 10-time Series champion it had many. He claimed first home state win of the year with…

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Drivers look to ride Knoxville momentum into North Dakota weekend

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Drivers look to ride Knoxville momentum into North Dakota weekendKnoxville Nationals top-three David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Daryn Pittman eye strong performance at River Cities and Red River Valley Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com GRAND FORKS, ND – Aug. 13, 2019 – There are several ways to leave the Knoxville Nationals after preparing for it all season long, according to Daryn Pittman. One way is to leave wanting a month off and to never see a race car again. The other – the way Pittman, Logan Schuchart and David Gravel feel – is to move onto the…

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Gravel earns first Nationals title in his first year with Jason Johnson Racing

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DID IT: David Gravel wins first Knoxville NationalsGravel earns first Nationals title in his first year with Jason Johnson Racing Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Frank Smith KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 10 – Jason Johnson just wanted to win. “And we F’ing did it,” said a jubilant David Gravel, standing in Victory Lane with his Jason Johnson Racing team as the Knoxville Nationals champion for the first time in his career Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. “It just feels amazing,” Gravel said. “I don’t know what else to say. It feels really surreal. It doesn’t feel real at all.”…

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Kerry Madsen wins Hard Knox race to transfer to Knoxville Nationals

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HARD FOUGHT RELIEF: Kerry Madsen wins Hard Knox race to transfer to Knoxville NationalsLogan Schuchart, Shane Stewart and Dominic Scelzi transfer with Madsen into the final four spots of the Knoxville Nationals Feature Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Frank Smith KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 9, 2019 – A demon was exorcised from Kerry Madsen Friday night. His relaxed body posture and ability to smile wide proved it. The stress of not being locked in the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals that possessed him was gone. He won Knoxville Raceway’s Friday night “Hard Knox” race, leading all 25 laps, locking…

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Gravel gets back-to-back wins at Knoxville Raceway and is locked into the Knoxville Nationals

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BEST SHOT: David Gravel wins second Qualifying race for Knoxville NationalsGravel gets back-to-back wins at Knoxville Raceway and is locked into the Knoxville Nationals Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 8, 2019 – Knoxville Raceway has been on David Gravel’s mind for a while. Particularly the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Before even making a lap in his new No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing ride at the beginning of the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season, Gravel couldn’t help but mention his excitement…

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Starks wins the first Qualifying race for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals

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BIG BREAK: Trey Starks grabs important first Knoxville winStarks wins the first Qualifying race for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 7, 2019 – Dozens of people surrounded him. Four women dawning silver crowns and white sashes stood directly behind him like statues. To his right, the 2019 360 Knoxville Nationals winner James McFadden. To his left, the 2017 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year Sheldon Haudenschild. With the microphone up to his mouth Trey Starks admitted with a chuckle, “I don’t…

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Haudenschild earns $20k and Ironman title with dominating performance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway

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INVINCIBLE IRONMAN: Sheldon Haudenschild blows away competition at Ironman 55 Haudenschild earns $20k and Ironman title with dominating performance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 PEVELY, MO – Aug. 3, 2019 – Ironman; a title earned, not given. Earned with the display of great strength. Earned with the display of great endurance. And earned with the display of great will power. Sheldon Haudenschild displayed all three traits during Saturday's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Ironman 55 event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. On the 70-degree night with 90%…

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Crew Chief Prutzman Leans on Experience to Help Guide Sweet’s Championship Run

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ROAD ‘MORE’ TRAVELED: Crew Chief Prutzman Leans on Experience to Help Guide Sweet’s Championship RunEric Prutzman talks being a World of Outlaws crew chief and reflects on his path to the position Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com PEVELY, MO — July 31, 2019 — An imaginary orbital belt of numbers and equations can be seen circling Eric Prutzman’s head on any given race day. He’s always searching. Always thinking. In his emotionless gaze at the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car or the night’s race track, it’s not hard to predict what he’s thinking about, either. “At…

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Logan Schuchart looks to defend Ironman title

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Logan Schuchart looks to defend Ironman titleIronman World of Outlaws doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway set for Aug. 2-3 Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com PEVELY, MO – July 29, 2019 – Holding the dumbbell high above his head, Logan Schuchart signified the biggest win of his career at the Ironman 55 event last year. When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Aug. 2-3 for the Ironman doubleheader, Schuchart will, again, have the opportunity for another career achievement. He currently has four…

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NOS Energy Drink Boosts Stockton Dirt Track Race to $20,000-to-win Event

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NOS Energy Drink Boosts Stockton Dirt Track Race to $20,000-to-win Event Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com STOCKTON, CA – July 29,2019 – When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the Stockton Dirt Track on Friday, Sept. 13, there will be a new boost of energy behind the race. NOS Energy Drink is partnering with the event, rewarding the Feature winner with an additional $10,000, making it the $20,000-to-win NOS Energy Drink Showdown – now one of the biggest paying races of the year. NOS Energy Drink already has…

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Donny Schatz earns 20th Williams Grove victory, $20K payday

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20/20 at the Grove: Donny Schatz earns 20th Williams Grove victory, $20K paydaySchatz leads Outlaws top-five to claim his seventh win of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com MECHANICSBURG, PA – July 27, 2019 – Closing in on 300 wins in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career, the feeling of celebrating in Victory Lane is never lost on Donny Schatz. However, it was starting to feel that way at Williams Grove Speedway. The 19-time winner at the speedway had not found victory there since May of 2015. He…

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Pennsylvania-native Shaffer holds off late race attack by David Gravel to claim second World of Outlaws win this year

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NEW GROOVE: Tim Shaffer wins at Williams Grove SpeedwayPennsylvania-native Shaffer holds off late race attack by David Gravel to claim second World of Outlaws win this year Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Crew members from the Roth Motorsports team jumped into Tim Shaffer’s trailer and scurried to the sweat drenched driver. With his arms out and a smile just as wide, Shaffer embraced the two crew members and thanked them for helping him get back on track. The Aliquippa, Pa.-native had just left Victory Lane at Williams Grove Speedway for the second time in…

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David Gravel scores $25K win at Lernerville Speedway

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SILVER CUP TRIUMPH: David Gravel scores $25K win at Lernerville SpeedwayGravel claims fifth win of the season and second Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup victory Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 SARVER, PA – July 23, 2019 – The No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing Sprint Car roared around Lernerville Speedway with the ferocity of a starved stomach. It was a manifestation of the driver’s mentality. David Gravel was hungry for a big win. After three podiums in-a-row at Eldora Speedway, leading up to the Kings Royal, he had to settle for a fifth-place finish at the prestigious event. His…

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David Gravel looks for continued success in PA

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David Gravel looks for continued success in PAGravel eyes big paydays, points gain at Lernerville Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com SARVER, PA – July 22, 2019 – While Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz have had their fun battling at the top of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series point standings, David Gravel has quietly crept his way into the party. He’ll look to crash it this week during the Series’ return to Lernerville Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway – a track Gravel won at in…

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Brad Sweet wins $175,000 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

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RECLAIMING THE THRONE: Brad Sweet wins $175,000 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway Sweet wins the biggest purse in Sprint Car history and his second Kings Royal victory Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 ROSSBURG, OH – July 20, 2019 – Flaming towers burst into the air around the prestigious wooden throne. It was a signal. A celebration. The throne had a new king. King Brad Sweet. “Holy shit! Yeah!” Sweet yelled with the last few pockets of air in his lungs. The Grass Valley, Calif.-native won his second Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway Saturday night. And this time it…

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Brad Sweet out duels Donny Schatz for Jokers Wild win

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NO JOKE: Brad Sweet out duels Donny Schatz for Jokers Wild win After swapping the lead early in the race, Sweet holds off Schatz to win at Eldora Speedway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 ROSSBURG, OH – July 18, 2019 – The flagman held the checkered flag tight, anxiously waiting to thrust it in the air and wave it over Eldora Speedway when the leader exited turn four. The question of who that victor would be left the crowd of thousands in a knot throughout the 30-lap $10,000-to-win Jokers Wild Feature Thursday night. Brad Sweet lead, but Donny…

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Schatz sweeps the #LetsRaceTwo events at Eldora Speedway for second straight year

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LET’S MAKE IT TWO: Schatz goes two-for-two at Eldora Donny Schatz sweeps the #LetsRaceTwo events at Eldora Speedway for second straight year Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 ROSSBURG, OH – July 17, 2019 – There’s magic to Donny Schatz’s dominate performances at Eldora Speedway. He used that “magic” to cruise to his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Eldora Speedway win of the year Wednesday night, during the make-up #LetsRaceTwo event – sweeping the #LetRaceTwo races for the second year in-a-row. To Schatz, though, there is no “magic.” It’s a matter of knowing what…

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Haudenschild father and son to battle for home state victories in Ohio

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At a Glance: Haudenschild father and son to battle for home state victories in OhioSheldon and Jac Haudenschild set their sight on week of racing in Ohio at Attica, Eldora Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com ATTICA, OH — July 15, 2019 — Sheldon Haudenschild doesn’t just want to win at Eldora Speedway, he feels like he needs to. The half-mile speedway, located in Rossburg, Ohio, is a home track for the Wooster, Ohio-native. And it’s a track his father, Jac Haudenschild, has won at nine times with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink…

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RETURN TO FORM: Donny Schatz dominates at Wilmot Raceway

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RETURN TO FORM: Donny Schatz dominates at Wilmot Raceway The 10-time Series champion claimed his first World of Outlaws Wilmot Raceway win Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 WILMOT, WI – July 13, 2019 – Donny Schatz couldn’t hold back the emotion any longer. With his arms raised and cheeks pushed up by a grin, Schatz yelled with a childlike giggle “Hell yeah, I won at Wilmot! That’s off the books.” The 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion and now 287-time Series winner claimed his first victory at Wilmot Raceway Saturday night – and…

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David Gravel makes late race pass to win at Hartford Speedway

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EYE ON THE PRIZE: David Gravel makes late race pass to win at Hartford SpeedwayGravel sneaks under Logan Schuchart on a late race restart to take the lead and win his fourth race of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 HARTFORD, MI – July 12, 2019 – Repeated speeches about strong podium runs and satisfying runner-up finishes became commonplace for David Gravel the past two months. A fourth win of the year was in his grasp on several occasions but lost in the closing stage of the race. The same story was playing out again in the…

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At a Glance: Brent Marks eyes strong Michigan, Wisconsin runs Marks returns to the site of his first win at Wilmot Raceway looking to repeat and is charging into Hartford Speedway with momentum

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At a Glance: Brent Marks eyes strong Michigan, Wisconsin runsMarks returns to the site of his first win at Wilmot Raceway looking to repeat and is charging into Hartford Speedway with momentum Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com WILMOT, WI – July 9, 2019 – A year after the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ race at Wilmot Raceway, Wisconsin-natives are still talking about the event. About the driver who picked up his first win with a seven second lead and came close to putting eighth-place Donny Schatz a lap down. That driver was Myerstown,…

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Sweet takes back-up car to Victory Lane at Cedar Lake Speedway

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ROUND TWO REDEMPTION: Brad Sweet takes back-up car to Victory Lane at Cedar Lake Speedway Sweet rebounds from early night woes to win the second round of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 The right rear tire of Brad Sweet’s NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car sagged lower to the ground with every inch the car rolled into the infield. Fortunate for Sweet, his infield trip was to Cedar Lake Speedway’s Victory Lane Saturday night. It was his ninth win of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season – tying…

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Haudenschild holds off Donny Schatz to win at Cedar Lake Speedway

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NERVES OF STEEL: Haudenschild holds off Donny Schatz to win at Cedar Lake SpeedwayHaudenschild wins the rain delayed FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Nerves set in for Sheldon Haudenschild in the closing laps of the early Saturday evening World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway. While leading with less than 10 laps to go, he brushed the wall off turn four while trying to pass a lap car on one lap and jumped the cushion in turn one, upsetting his car, in another.…

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Sweet continues winning ways in South Dakota

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PATIENT ADVANTAGE: Sweet continues winning ways in South Dakota Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 Brad Sweet takes advantage of Logan Schuchart’s mistake to get eighth win of the season at Brown County Speedway Brad Sweet admitted running second isn’t always a bad thing. That’s because he used it to his advantage to win six of the last eight races – including Wednesday night’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature at Brown County Speedway, in Aberdeen, S.D. However, with a fifth-place starting position and several cautions, it took Sweet about half the race to make…

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Brown County Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway provide opportunity for new start

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Brown County Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway provide opportunity for new startFive World of Outlaws drivers head into second half of the year eyeing first win of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The first half of the year hasn’t gone as envisioned for five of the full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series racers. Or as Jason Sides – who has three top-10s in 24 starts – unabashedly stated, “Pretty shitty. Really shitty to be exact.” While 15 different drivers have earned victories so far this season, Sides, Jacob Allen, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig…

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Brad Sweet wins 2019 Jackson Nationals

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41K CHAMPION: Brad Sweet wins 2019 Jackson Nationals By holding off 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz to win at Jackson Motorplex, Brad Sweet pockets $41,000 payday Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 The “Big Cat” Brad Sweet was starving for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win at Jackson Motorplex Saturday night. He’s tasted victory six times already this season – including a win Thursday night at Jackson Motorplex – but with $41,000 and the title of Jackson Nationals champion on the line, his appetite wouldn’t be appeased until the night’s entrée was his. He…

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Carson Macedo wins night two of the Jackson Nationals

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STANDING TALL: Carson Macedo wins night two of the Jackson Nationals Rookie Carson Macedo holds off veterans Logan Schuchart and Daryn Pittman for third career win Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 You couldn’t see it, but Carson Macedo was standing up in the seat of his Kyle Larson Racing No. 2 car for all 30 laps of the Feature at Jackson Motorplex Friday night. Or at least, that’s how it felt to the rookie driver after holding off veterans Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart to claim his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race.…

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Brad Sweet wins Jackson Nationals opening night

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HUNKERED DOWN CHARGE: Brad Sweet wins Jackson Nationals opening nightBrad Sweet makes late race pass on David Gravel to claim third win in-a-row, 40th overall Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 Questions with no clear answers lingered in heads of thousands like a painless headache during the final three laps of the Jackson Nationals opening Thursday night race at the Jackson Motorplex. Could Brad Sweet catch David Gravel? Could Gravel hold Sweet off? Gravel had the 4/10-mile tamed, leading every lap up until that point. But on a charge behind him, the untamable “Big Cat” Sweet. With two laps…

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NOS Energy Drink Boosts Black Hills Speedway Race to a $20,000-to-win Event

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NOS Energy Drink Boosts Black Hills Speedway Race to a $20,000-to-win Event Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com RAPID CITY, SD —June 26, 2019 — When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Black Hills Speedway on Friday, Aug. 23, there will be a new boost of energy behind the race. NOS Energy Drink is partnering with the event, and rewarding the Feature winner with an additional $10,000, making it the $20,000-to-win NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Showdown — now one of the biggest paying races of the year. NOS Energy…

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McFadden searching for win with KKR at Jackson Nationals

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McFadden searching for win with KKR at Jackson NationalsJames McFadden impresses while filling in for Kasey Kahne, who finds out this week if he’ll return to Sprint Car racingStory By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Trent Gower For 10 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races two names have appeared on the Wicked Energy Gum No. 9 car – “Kahne” on the body and “McFadden” on the wing. That could change after the Jackson Nationals this week. Or remain unchanged until August. Kasey Kahne said he’ll find out Thursday if he’s cleared to return to Sprint Car racing,…

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Sweet wins at Beaver Dam for back-to-back wins

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Sweet wins at Beaver Dam for back-to-back winsBrad Sweet continues early season dominance by winning at Beaver Dam Raceway, extending his points lead over Donny Schatz Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 In the words of Brad Sweet, “the more you lead, the better you get at it.” The statement rings like a prophecy he wrote from himself. Almost halfway through the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series 2019 season, Sweet has made leading a habit and gotten better at it each race. With more than 100 laps led already this season, the Grass Valley, Calif.-native…

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Pittman looks to put bad races behind him, build upon Knoxville podiums at weekend doubleheader

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AT A GLANCE: Eyeing success at Beaver Dam, Dubuque Daryn Pittman looks to put bad races behind him, build upon Knoxville podiums at weekend doubleheader Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com In racing, drivers need a short memory, according to Daryn Pittman. He probably would have quit a long time ago without one. He’s found himself needing to use that quality lately, due to a recent stretch of races he called “embarrassing.” After sweeping the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season opening races at Volusia Speedway Park, his results went…

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Brad Sweet wins second night of World of Outlaws doubleheader weekend at Knoxville Raceway

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LATE NIGHT BASH: Sweet wins at KnoxvilleBrad Sweet wins second night of World of Outlaws doubleheader weekend at Knoxville Raceway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 When the checkered flags waved over a victorious Brad Sweet at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night the time was close to 1 a.m. Central Time, due to Mother Nature’s evening splash of rain. Exhaustion had no presence on Sweet’s face, though. Sweat and a big grin, yes. Maybe even a hint of relief. But no fatigue. For the Grass Valley, Calif.-native, his fourth win of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car…

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Brian Brown dominates World of Outlaws field to win at Knoxville Raceway

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BIG GUN: Brown remains undefeated at KnoxvilleBrian Brown dominates World of Outlaws field to win at Knoxville Raceway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 There was gravitas in Brian Brown’s yell. After slapping the top wing of his Casey’s General Stores/FVP No. 21 Sprint Car, he held his right fist in the air and stared out to the crowd with the expression of an alpha predator after claiming his territory. Brown won his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race of 2019 at Knoxville Raceway Friday night, and his fourth win in four starts, this…

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Shark Racing highlights what preparing two Sprint Cars is like, whether they have a week or a day

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HARD DAYS WORK: The trials and tribulations of preparing a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint CarShark Racing highlights what preparing two Sprint Cars is like, whether they have a week or a day Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com Elevated in an atmosphere of drifting confetti, an exultant Logan Schuchart stood atop his winged chariot throwing his arms in the air. From below his Drydene cladded crew members cheered with the same energy and enthusiasm. The Shark Racing team had won their fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race…

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Ian and Kerry Madsen look to take advantage of Knoxville experience

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Brothers Ian and Kerry Madsen look to take advantage of Knoxville experience Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Aussies Ian and Kerry Madsen are heading home. Not to Australia. Their other home – Knoxville, Iowa. When the Madsen brothers moved to America, they landed in the Marion County city of 7,000 people. Their reason? “It’s kind of the center of the Sprint Car Universe,” said Kerry Madsen, the elder of the two brothers. The core of that universe is Knoxville Raceway – a half-mile track that’s turned heroes of the Sprint Car world into legends. And the World…

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Brad Sweet overcomes mistake to win big at Granite City Speedway

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BOUND AND DETERMINED: Sweet wins, takes points leadBrad Sweet overcomes mistake to win big at Granite City Speedway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 A rapid of blood forced its way through hearts of thousands. Beats per minute spiked to the redline. Leader Brad Sweet hit the cushion exiting turn four at Granite City Speedway Saturday night, launching his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car several inches off the track. With David Gravel breathing down his neck, he was about to lose a jackpot of a night. Not only was he en route to claiming another World of Outlaws…

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Schuchart dominates in North Dakota

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KING SHARK: Schuchart dominates in North DakotaLogan Schuchart holds off Kasey Kahne Racing teammates for River Cities Speedway victory Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 With his grinning shark teeth painted helmet in one hand and the checkered flag in the other in Victory Lane at River Cities Speedway Friday night, Logan Schuchart accomplished more than just another win. He did what no World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver has done since 2014 – win more races than 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz a third of the way through the season. By claiming his fourth…

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Larson wins epic Illinois showdown

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CRAZY TRAIN: Larson wins epic Illinois showdown Kyle Larson out duels Kasey Kahne Racing teammates to claim first ever World of Outlaws back-to-back victories Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 Your heart tried to explode. If you stopped to think you’d realize you weren’t breathing. But there was no time for that. Every lap, every corner, the potential for a new leader. A new reason to not blink. James McFadden? Brad Sweet? Kyle Larson? Your mind spun with the question of who will win, unable to find a clear answer as the three drivers dueled with the intensity of…

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Schatz in winning state-of-mind

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Schatz in winning state-of-mindDonny Schatz, TSR working to turn consistent good runs into wins during summer stretch Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com With a third of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ 2019 season complete, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz has already set himself up for another championship run. Three wins. Nine podiums. Fifteen top-five and 21 top-10 finishes – the most of all drivers. And currently sits atop the points standings by 48 points over Brad Sweet. To most drivers, that would be an A-plus start to the season.…

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Shane Stewart beats Brent Marks for Music City Outlaw Nationals win in thrilling show

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Stewart wins big in Nashville Shane Stewart beats Brent Marks for Music City Outlaw Nationals win in thrilling show Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 Among the music halls and concert venues of Nashville, there was no bigger stage than the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ Music City Outlaw Nationals at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night. Thousands of buoyant fans filled the grandstand. Spotlights gleamed off the brown clay quarter-mile oval surface. The prize, a guitar shaped trophy, $25,000 in winnings and the pride of making history; becoming an inaugural Music City Outlaw Nationals…

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Schatz wins first night of Music City Outlaw Nationals

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Schatz wins first night of Music City Outlaw Nationals Schatz makes late race pass on Bill Balog to be first World of Outlaws winner in Nashville Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: DB3 NASHVILLE, TN – Ballads of broken hearts and dirt roads are ingrained in Nashville’s history. On Friday night, a new hit was written during the inaugural World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Music City Outlaw Nationals at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. It’s intro, an impassioned announcer filling ear drums with a four-wide call. It’s verse, thunderous 900-hp Sprint Cars shaking a packed grandstand…

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DRIVERS EAGER FOR NEW HISTORIC NASHVILLE EVENT

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AT A GLANCE: DRIVERS EAGER FOR NEW HISTORIC NASHVILLE EVENT Music City Outlaw Nationals to be full of high-octane entertainment Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks & Richard Jester/RacersGuide.com The riffs of guitars and harmonics of pianos are ingrained in Nashville’s history, and soon so will the thunderous roars of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The Series will make its Nashville debut on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, for the inaugural Music City Outlaws Nationals at the quarter-mile Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The doubleheader race marks the first time the World of Outlaws…

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Curb Recording Artist Tim Dugger to Perform At Music City Outlaw Nationals May 31-June 1 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

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Curb Recording Artist Tim Dugger to Perform At Music City Outlaw Nationals May 31-June 1 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO NASHVILLE, TN — May 26, 2019 — Curb Recording artist Tim Dugger is not only a huge talent in the music industry, he’s an even bigger race fan. For Dugger, his worlds will come together May 31-June 1 with the Music City Outlaw Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Dugger, who has a passion for country music and songwriting, will perform in a post-race concert on Friday,…

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NASCAR’s Kyle Larson claims World of Outlaws win at Lawrenceburg Speedway after intense battle with Christopher Bell

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NASCAR’s Kyle Larson claims World of Outlaws win at Lawrenceburg Speedway after intense battle with Christopher Bell Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Tim Aylwin/WoO Kyle Larson versus Christopher Bell. It’s a tale that’s been told many times, in many ways. But Larson’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory Monday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway may be the most enticing tale of them, yet. And controversial. Or as Larson put it, “It was a heck of a race.” The stage was set at the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash draw. Larson drew the second-place starting spot. Bell drew…

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Logan Schuchart fends off a hard charging James McFadden to win at Charlotte

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Logan Schuchart fends off a hard charging James McFadden to win at Charlotte Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Chris Owens/WoO Inches before Logan Schuchart claimed his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season, he could feel defeat breathing down his neck. To it, he said, not today. Even with few options to stop it. Life was close to leaving his right rear tire – a used tire from last year. It seemed inevitable. He claimed the lead with the assist of several drivers blowing a tire during the second night of the…

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Giovanni Scelzi beats NASCAR’s Kyle Larson to win first night of the United Rentals Patriot Nationals in Charlotte

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Giovanni Scelzi beats NASCAR’s Kyle Larson to win first night of the United Rentals Patriot Nationals in Charlotte Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Chris Owens/WoO A gasp echoed over the field of 24 thunderous Sprint Cars raging around the 4/10-mile Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Goliath fell. David won. Seventeen-year-old Giovanni Scelzi did the unthinkable. He passed a dominate Kyle Larson in the closing laps of night one of the United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Friday night. In doing so, he claimed his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series…

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NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY GETS DIRTY FOR THE MUSIC CITY OUTLAW NATIONALS

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NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY GETS DIRTY FOR THE MUSIC CITY OUTLAW NATIONALS Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Putting dirt on top of asphalt is nothing new for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series; the practice dates back decades prior to the formation of the series. Bringing The Greatest Show on Dirt to the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on the other hand, is brand new. The planning process began in 2018, long before the first dump truck full of Tennessee clay was dropped onto the quarter-mile bullring at the historic venue. While…

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John Rich’s Redneck Riviera Welcomes World of Outlaws Race Fans to Downtown Nashville During Music City Outlaw Nationals

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John Rich’s Redneck Riviera Welcomes World of Outlaws Race Fans to Downtown Nashville During Music City Outlaw Nationals Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com NASHVILLE, TN — May 23, 2019 — Music and racing have a long history together that will be amped up during the Music City Outlaw Nationals May 31-June 1 in Nashville. While the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars make their inaugural appearance at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, the party will no doubt spread across the city. Nowhere will it be bigger than John Rich’s Redneck Riviera, which will…

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Danny Dietrich wins World of Outlaws debut at 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway

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Danny Dietrich wins World of Outlaws debut at 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Sweat masked Danny Dietrich’s face. His breathing adjusted to the need for an extra pocket of air. His boisterous posture tired, but a smile stayed. The Gettysburg, Pa. native wore the appearance of a lonely diver seconds after surviving a shark attack. And in his own way, he did. Dietrich won his fifth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory Tuesday night in the Series’ debut at the 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway. To claim it, he fended off attacks…

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