World Of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature

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Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature2019 was a learning year for Schatz who went through changes on and off the racetrack Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 20, 2019 – Donny Schatz experienced several highs and lows on and off the track in 2019. Some changed his view on life, but none have changed who he is or his desire to win. After a stretch of winning five championships in-a-row – and collecting at least 20 wins each year – the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series…

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Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny Lasoski

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THE DUDE AND THE KID: Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny LasoskiDaniel, 19, will field his own team with Lasoski at the helm in his World of Outlaws rookie season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO CONCORD, NC – Nov. 14, 2019 – Do you remember what you were doing at 19 years old? Maybe early stages of college. Maybe minimum wage job. Probably still driving your first low budget car. In 2020, 19-year-old Mason Daniel, of Springville, Calif., will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series as a full-time rookie contender…

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World of Outlaws Champion Brad Sweet, Fellow Drivers Honored At 2019 Banquet

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World of Outlaws Champion Brad Sweet, Fellow Drivers Honored At 2019 Banquet Close to $600,000 awarded to the 13 full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers and teams Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Cyndi Craft CONCORD, NC – Nov. 11, 2019 – The 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series class of drivers traded their motley fire suits for classy jacket and tie attire to be honored Sunday night at the Series’ banquet. Less than 24 hours after Brad Sweet secured his first World of Outlaws championship – in the closest points battle in the Series’…

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Brad Sweet wins first World of Outlaws championship

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Brad Sweet wins first World of Outlaws championship Sweet beats Schatz by 4 points in closest points battle in Series history; Gravel sweeps Can-Am World Finals Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Michael Fry CONCORD, NC – Nov. 9, 2019 – The air chilled your bones and frozen your breath. The crowd of people multiplied every second, fighting over inches of space to snap the best picture. Sandwiched in the middle of it was Brad Sweet, who at that moment said he felt like he could finally relax. Awaiting him on the front stretch of The Dirt Track at Charlotte…

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Schatz Cuts Sweet’s Lead to 2 points as Gravel Earns 50th Win

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Schatz Cuts Sweet’s Lead to 2 points as Gravel Earns 50th Win Championship contenders take historic battle to Can-Am World Finals season finale Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 CONCORD, NC – Nov. 8, 2019 – History has been writing a novel this year in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and has an epic conclusion planned for its final chapter. The setup for it came Friday night during the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. Ten-time and reigning champion Donny Schatz narrowed Brad Sweet’s points lead to a mere two points…

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Schatz Keeps Pressure on Sweet in Championship Battle

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Schatz Keeps Pressure on Sweet in Championship BattleTitle contenders on front row of heats; Schuchart, Reutzel set Quick Times Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Chris Owens/DIRTcar CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – Two rounds of Qualifying for the Can-Am World Finals Thursday night have set the stage for an epic World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship battle at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. This weekend will determine the 2019 champion – Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points. Schatz earned a front row Drydene Heat race starting spot for Friday’s…

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Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz set to make history at Can-Am World Finals

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Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz set to make history at Can-Am World FinalsHistorically close points battle will be decided at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Nov. 7-9 Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 5, 2019 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make history at the Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. For the first time since 2013 the championship won’t be decided until the checkered flag flies for the final time this season. Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., leads reigning champion Donny Schatz,…

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How Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz stack up at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

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BY THE NUMBERS: How Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz stack up at The Dirt Track at CharlotteSweet, Schatz bring historically close points battle to the Can-Am World Finals on Nov. 7-9 Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Oct. 31, 2019 – Two races. Two drivers. Eight points. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship won’t be determined until the final lap of the season ending Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals. Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points heading into the final two races of the year at The…

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Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne chasing another World of Outlaws title as owners

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Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne chasing another World of Outlaws title as ownersTSR is aiming for its 10th World of Outlaws championship, KKR is going for its second Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Oct. 29, 2019 – Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne have transitioned from battling each other as championship contending NASCAR drivers to competing against each other as championship contending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team owners. This year their teams are separated by only eight points heading into the season ending Nov. 7-9 World Finals at The Dirt Track…

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Schatz cuts points deficit down to 8 points with Port Royal win

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Donny Schatz cuts points deficit down to 8 points with Port Royal winSchatz’s 11th win of the season helped cut Brad Sweet’s points lead down by 24 points Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 PORT ROYAL, PA – Oct. 26, 2019 – Donny Schatz has spoken modestly about this year’s dramatic points battle with Brad Sweet. However, his on-track performance shouts anecdotes about it every race night. Friday night at Port Royal Speedway it shouted load enough to capture everyone’s attention. Schatz won his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the year, his…

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David Gravel wins Jason Johnson Classic

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David Gravel wins Jason Johnson Classic Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 ELDON, MO – Oct. 19, 2019 – Jason Johnson had a black book of goals he’d like to accomplish. One was to promote a race. On Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway it was checked off Johnson's list. His widow, Bobbi Johnson, promoted the Jason Johnson Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The event started with rain but had a storybook ending. Like a wave rising in the ocean before crashing down, the sea of people filling the grandstands simultaneously rose…

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Donny Schatz wins with Ford at Lakeside Speedway, cuts into points lead

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Donny Schatz new sponsor pix Donny Schatz wins with Ford at Lakeside Speedway, cuts into points lead Schatz puts a Ford powered World of Outlaws Sprint Car back in Victory Lane for the first time in 21 years Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 KANSAS CITY, KS – Oct. 18, 2019 – When Ford wanted to win Le Mans against the unstoppable Ferrari team it turned to legendary car designer Carroll Shelby, his team and his ace driver Ken Miles to get the job done. Spoiler: They won. A similar mentality was used when Ford wanted to return to…

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Christopher Bell wins at Tri-State Speedway as driver, owner

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Christopher Bell wins at Tri-State Speedway as driver, ownerBell wins an eventful night in Haubstadt, Brad Sweet extends points lead Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 HAUBSTADT, IN – Oct. 13, 2019 – After winning $100,000 in April through NASCAR’s Dash 4 Cash, Christopher Bell already knew what he would like to do with the money: purchase his own Sprint Car. Six months later, the Norman, Okla. driver parked his self-owned No. 21 car in Victory Lane for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ Sunday night event at Tri-State Speedway. The victory was his fifth…

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Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser Racing return home for Indiana doubleheader

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Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser Racing return home for Indiana doubleheaderTerre Haute Action Track, Tri-State Speedway provide Kinser the opportunity to find consistency at home Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com TERRE HAUTE, IN – Oct. 8, 2019 – Kraig Kinser is searching for consistency. Two weeks ago, the Bloomington, Ind.-native found himself picking up a pair of top-10 finishes. Last weekend, he failed to crack the top-20 in one race and to make the Feature in the other. This weekend, Kinser and his Steve Kinser Racing team will get to tackle their quest for consistent speed from the…

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Marks wins the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway

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OPENING A DREAM: Brent Marks wins the National Open at Williams Grove SpeedwayMarks pockets $65,000 for winning the National Open, his first win of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 5, 2019 – Williams Grove Speedway announcer Bruce Ellis held up a checkered flag to Brent Marks. “Do you want to read what that says?” he asked the Myerstown, Pa. driver. Marks grabbed the flag and held it eye level. Fixated on the printed logo he earnestly said, “Williams Grove National Open winner.” “That’s you,” Ellis replied. Marks won the 57th Champion…

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David Gravel wins first night of National Open at Williams Grove

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GRAND OPENING: David Gravel wins first night of National Open at Williams GroveGravel dominated the night by earning his 19th Quick Time and ninth win of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 4, 2019 – A hunger had been building inside David Gravel the last three weeks. His appetite for another win had been teased on several occasions. He set Quick Time three times since his last win in September but was unable to make the achievements relevant with another win. Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the opening night of…

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Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet keep points battle historically close

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Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet keep points battle historically closeOnly 40 points separate Sweet and Schatz for the points lead with 10 races to go Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Oct. 2, 2019 – For the first time since 2013 Donny Schatz finds himself in a tight championship points battle with eight races to go before the World Finals season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7-9. Brad Sweet, who finished second to Schatz in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ point standings for…

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Brad Sweet earns his 50th career win, extends points lead at Lernerville

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THE BIG 5-0: Brad Sweet earns his 50th career win, extends points lead at Lernerville With Donny Schatz having a rare issue, Sweet now holds a 40-point lead over him Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein SARVER, PA – Sept. 28, 2019 – Brad Sweet has made a habit of winning big this season – most notably claiming the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal in July. However, his win Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway may prove to be his biggest victory, yet. When Sweet sped by the checkered flag he picked up his second win in-a-row at the Commonwealth Clash…

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Donny Schatz outguns field at Dodge City Raceway Park

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BOOT HILL OUTLAW: Donny Schatz outguns field at Dodge City Raceway ParkSchatz dominates the first night of the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown, winning his fifth race at the raceway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Tim Aylwin DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 20, 2019 – The crowd of thousands hushed. Only the relentless wind was brave enough to make a sound. Anxiety and impatience brewed in people’s chest as they watched the field of Outlaws pace their steps before hammering the trigger, hoping to be the fastest to fire first. Leading the field at Dodge City Raceway Park Friday night…

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ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR: Brad Sweet gets second Silver Dollar Speedway victory

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ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR: Brad Sweet gets second Silver Dollar Speedway victory Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 Sweet wins opening night of the Gold Cup for the second year in-a-row CHICO, CA – Sept. 6 – The clamor of 24 Sprint Cars in a gladiatorial battle at Silver Dollar Speedway faded into the calm Northern California night. Several minutes later a new clamor slowly elevated outside the quarter-mile track. “Brad Sweet. Brad Sweet. Brad Sweet! Brad Sweet! Brad Sweet!” Fans chanted the California-native’s name like a posse honoring a warrior’s victory. Sweet out dueled fellow Californians, Tim Kaeding…

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Carson Macedo excelling in rookie year with Kyle Larson Racing

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Carson Macedo excelling in rookie year with Kyle Larson Racing Macedo, crew chief Joe Gaerte talk about first full-time World of Outlaws season together Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CHICO, CA – Sept. 5 – Six races into the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season Carson Macedo found himself in Victory Lane for the first time as a full-time rookie at Silver Dollar Speedway – his second win overall. Six months later, before the Series’ return to the quarter-mile speedway on Sept. 6-7, Macedo and his Kyle Larson Racing team have amassed…

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OREGON VICTORY TRAIL: Brad Sweet slides to thrilling victory at Willamette Speedway

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OREGON VICTORY TRAIL: Brad Sweet slides to thrilling victory at Willamette Speedway Sweets gets first Willamette Speedway win with late race slider on David Gravel Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 LEBANON, OR – Sept. 4, 2019 – Brad Sweet saw the collapse of a fruitful performance in less than a second during Wednesday night’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature at Willamette Speedway. With lap cars slowing the Grass Valley, Calif.-native’s progress, David Gravel threw a slide job underneath them all into turn one and exited the corner with the lead. After leading 25…

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LABORING VICTORY: Daryn Pittman wins Labor Day race at Grays Harbor Raceway

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LABORING VICTORY: Daryn Pittman wins Labor Day race at Grays Harbor Raceway With his 84th career victory, Pittman has tied his hero Stevie Smith on the all-time wins list Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 ELMA, WA – Sept. 2, 2019 – Daryn Pittman has matched his childhood hero. With a dominating performance Monday night at Grays Harbor Raceway, Pittman earned his 84th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory – tying his idol Stevie Smith on the all-time wins list. “That’s pretty cool,” Pittman said. “That’ll take a little while to sink in.” Smith…

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Logan Schuchart sweeps Skagit Speedway doubleheader

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TWO FOR ONE: Logan Schuchart sweeps Skagit Speedway doubleheader Shark Racing’s Schuchart pockets $15,000 payday with sixth win of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 ALGER, WAS – Aug. 31, 2019 – A small fire lit underneath Logan Schuchart’s car. There were three laps go. Schuchart the leader – looking to win back to back World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at Skagit Speedway Saturday night. He had led all 37 laps, fending off constant attacks by Brad Sweet. The yellow and orange flame illuminated the gap under the tail tank. Schuchart had…

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SECOND NO MORE: Schuchart wins at Skagit Speedway

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SECOND NO MORE: Schuchart wins at Skagit Speedway Logan Schuchart dominated the 30-lap event to win his fifth race of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: DB3 ALGER, WA – Aug. 30, 2019 – Logan Schuchart always wanted to match his grandfather Bobby Allen’s win total in a single World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season – five. For the Pennsylvania-native that number always stopped at four. He's had seven second-place finishes since his fourth win of the year in June. Always close. But never quite enough. Until Friday night at Skagit Speedway. Schuchart claimed…

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Stewart hopes to get back to winning ways in Washington during final stretch with CJB Motorsports

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Stewart aims for season rejuvenation at Skagit, Grays HarborShane Stewart hopes to get back to winning ways in Washington during final stretch with CJB Motorsports Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com ALGER, WA – Aug. 28 – Shane Stewart has one main goal for the remainder of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season: to get his name “out of the mud.” The Bixby, Oklahoma driver has been through a gamut of emotions this season; from the joy of winning an inaugural race at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway to the disappointment of crashing on…

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Gravel strikes again with win at Big Sky

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RIDING THE LIGHTNING: Gravel strikes again with win at Big Sky David Gravel picks up his seventh win of the season, first Big Sky Speedway win Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: DB3 BILLINGS, MT – Aug. 24, 2019 – After winning the Knoxville Nationals two weeks ago David Gravel still wanted more. He wanted to keep the momentum going. Keep winning. Two podium finishes later, Gravel found himself back in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Victory Lane at Big Sky Speedway Saturday night – his first win at the Montana track and seventh win of…

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ROOKIE RISING: Macedo wins $20K NOS Energy Drink Showdown at Black Hills

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ROOKIE RISING: Macedo wins $20K NOS Energy Drink Showdown at Black Hills Carson Macedo overtakes Shane Stewart on an early restart for the lead and powers to his third win of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 RAPID CITY, SD – Aug. 23, 2019 – Carson Macedo’s goal entering his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series rookie year was to run well each week and pick up a couple of wins by the end of the season. Friday night at Black Hills Speedway for the $20,000-to-win NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown he picked…

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Schatz looks to continue winning ways at Black Hills and Big Sky

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AT A GLANCE: Schatz looks to continue winning ways at Black Hills and Big Sky Excitement brewing with Formula Drift champion to make appearance at Black Hills, championship battle raging on at both tracks Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein RAPID CITY, SD – Aug. 21 – Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz has found his groove again. With a dominating win in his home state last week and reclaiming the points lead, the reigning champion is looking to ride the momentum and continue his hunt for an 11th championship on…

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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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