World Of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

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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Brad Sweet, KKR look to build momentum during Memorial Day weekend for summer stretch

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Brad Sweet, KKR look to build momentum during Memorial Day weekend for summer stretch Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Kasey Kahne Racing is heading home. And just in time. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day weekend. The inaugural doubleheader United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, and the Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. The trip back to…

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Lance Dewease out duels Donny Schatz for the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway

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Lance Dewease out duels Donny Schatz for the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The battle for the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night turned into the title match of the century between the World of Outlaws and PA Posse. One the front row of the 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature, representing the World of Outlaws was 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and next to him, on the pole, representing the PA Posse was Lance Dewease – whose won more races than anyone at…

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David Gravel rides low line to Morgan Cup first round win

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David Gravel rides low line to Morgan Cup first round win Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MECHANICSBURG, PA – May 17, 2019 – A simple point of the finger by Jason Sides gave David Gravel the assistance he needed to go on and win his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race this season. Gravel lost the lead to Daryn Pittman at the start of the 25-lap Williams Grove Speedway Feature and 10 laps later lost second to Pennsylvanian Danny Dietrich. It looked like Gravel may have to settle for his second third-place…

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Jason Johnson Racing grant 8-year-old’s wish to join a race team

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Jason Johnson Racing grant 8-year-old’s wish to join a race team Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com & Finishline Productions ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Eight-year-old Ayden Gora experienced his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night. Race fans lined the grandstand fence, clapping and cheering in unison. Photographers flooded the front stretch, searching for the best angled shot of Gora, grinning wide, with the checkered flag in hand in front of the No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing car. And his parents stood off to the side, grinning just as wide. It was…

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Lance Dewease out duels World of Outlaws for PA Posse victory at Lincoln Speedway

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Lance Dewease out duels World of Outlaws for PA Posse victory at Lincoln Speedway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Thousands of fans lined the straightaway fence at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night, testing the limit of how close they can get to pushing themselves through. A faint cheer could be heard from the end of the line when the No. 69K of Lance Dewease came into sight, rounding the corner of turn four. The cheers and screams became a tidal wave down the front stretch as Dewease slowly rolled into Victory for the Gettysburg Clash…

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Nearly $330,000 at Stake During Nine-Day Span for World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars May 24 through June 1

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SEEING GREEN: Nearly $330,000 at Stake During Nine-Day Span for World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars May 24 through June 1 Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – In just over a week’s span the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make history hosting two new doubleheader events in May and paying out close to $330,000 over nine days. The stretch begins at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with the World of Outlaws in the inaugural Patriot Nationals doubleheader Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, and a purse of…

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FREE Fan Pit Pass Upgrades Available for Weedsport’s Empire State Challenge through May 15

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FREE Fan Pit Pass Upgrades Available for Weedsport’s Empire State Challenge through May 15 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (May 14, 2019) – Free Fan Pit Pass upgrades are available for Weedsport Speedway’s A-Verdi Storage Containers Empire State Challenge, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, through Wednesday, May 15. Fans purchasing a reserved seat for Sunday’s event by May 15 are eligible to visit the Fan Pit Pass upgrade table across from the Gearbox apparel store to redeem their promotional coupon and enter the pit area. The Fan Pit…

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Brent Marks looks for season rejuvenation during Northeast swing

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Brent Marks looks for season rejuvenation during Northeast swing Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Brent Marks’ 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season hasn’t gone as planned. But the Pennsylvanian is aiming to change that beginning Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway in the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene. Coming off a career season last year, winning three races, Marks has started the first 14 races of the 2019 season with one top-10, and failed to qualify for two Features. “It hasn’t been very good,” Marks said, about his season. “But…

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS COMES TO DESIGN FOR VISION/SUNGLASS CENTRAL 3/8 MILE AT BRIDGEPORT

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS COMES TO DESIGN FOR VISION/SUNGLASS CENTRAL 3/8 MILE AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will come to Bridgeport's Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Speedway on Tuesday, May 21st for their only appearance in the Garden State during the 2019 season. Since 1978, the World of Outlaws have traveled throughout the United States, thrilling Sprint Car fans throughout the country. Almost six million dollars in purses and prize money is up for grabs for the competitors this season - a season that began…

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Daryn Pittman, David Gravel & Carson Macedo Lead New-Look World of Outlaws into Weedsport

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Daryn Pittman, David Gravel & Carson Macedo Lead New-Look World of Outlaws into Weedsport Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (May 13, 2019) – When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series rolls into Weedsport Speedway this Sunday, May 19, fans may need to double-check their programs and scoring apps. Several team shake-ups in the off-season have led to seat swapping in 2019 and positive results for all involved. Of those making changes, Daryn Pittman has led the way in the early season, riding third in the standings as…

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Donny Schatz claims second win of 2019 at Eldora Speedway

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Donny Schatz claims second win of 2019 at Eldora Speedway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 ROSSBURG, OH – May 10, 2019 – Donny Schatz said he has nothing to prove to anyone. But after leading every lap and winning the caution free 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature at Eldora Speedway Friday night, he proved he’s still a dominating threat. “I’m not done,” a jubilated Schatz said after winning his second race of the season – 285th Series win overall. Schatz, in his Tony Stewart Racing car, swept the May #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader at…

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Unfinished business: Kevin Swindell seeks first World of Outlaws win as an owner with Christopher Bell at Eldora

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Unfinished business Kevin Swindell seeks first World of Outlaws win as an owner with Christopher Bell at Eldora Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ROSSBURG, OH – Kevin Swindell has unfinished business in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. A spinal injury from a crash at the 2015 Knoxville Nationals ended his driving career — leaving him with one World of Outlaws victory as a driver — but it hasn’t stopped him from chasing wins. For the past three years Swindell has been entering his No. 39 Sprint Car in various races — next…

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RESCHEDULED: JACKSONVILLE AND TRI-STATE EVENTS GET NEW DATES

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RESCHEDULED: JACKSONVILLE AND TRI-STATE EVENTS GET NEW DATES Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — May 7, 2019 — After rain spoiled recent events at Jacksonville Speedway and Tri-State Speedway, the two races have found new dates this season on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule. Jacksonville Speedway, in Jacksonville, Ill., has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25. The event will start as an entirely new show. Tri-State Speedway, in Haubstadt, Ind., has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 13. “We’re pleased we were able to work with the track promoters to…

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Sweet makes late race pass on David Gravel to win at Lake Ozark

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SWEET ENDGAMEBrad Sweet makes late race pass on David Gravel to win at Lake Ozark Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Tim Aylwin ELDON, MO – April 26, 2019 – Brad Sweet was in his own timeline Friday night for the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at Lake Ozark Speedway. Laps clicked off when he wanted them too. Slower cars were placed where he wanted them. The lead was his. Only his. Until a red flag with 10 laps to go in the 40-lap Feature. The atmosphere of dust around the 1/3-mile track fell to…

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Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Gears Up for World of Outlaws May 31-June 1

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Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Gears Up for World of Outlaws May 31-June 1 Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO NASHVILLE, Tenn. — April 26, 2019 — Music City is about to get a little dirty. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are set to invade Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31-June 1 for the Music City Outlaw Nationals. New fence is already going up around the fairground’s quarter-mile oval, next up will be covering the historic pavement with dirt on May 14, all setting the stage for the biggest dirt track racing event Nashville has ever seen. “We have a…

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Jason Johnson Racing Eyes Backyard Victory In The Midwest

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Jason Johnson Racing Eyes Backyard Victory In The Midwest Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com ELDON, Mo. — There wasn’t a big enough word in the dictionary to describe how Jason Johnson Racing team owner Bobbi Johnson felt when David Gravel and the team claimed their first win of the season in March at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. It was the team’s first World of Outlaws win since her husband and team co-owner Jason Johnson died in a racing accident last year. “There were tears of joy. Tears of sadness. Tears of everything, really, all mixed…

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Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career

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Night 1 of the Texas Nationals Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO ELDON, MO – There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell. While several race car drivers are retiring in their 40s or 50s, Swindell continues to climb behind the wheel of 900hp Sprint Cars without hesitation. “It’s all I’ve ever done,” Swindell said. The Germantown, Tenn. native is an original outlaw. He ran in the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ inaugural 1978 season, and since then amassed three Series championships, 394 Series wins and has broken several…

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Shark Racing takes a bite out of the record books at Devil’s Bowl

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LOGAN'S RUNShark Racing takes a bite out of the record books at Devil's Bowl Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 MESQUITE, TX – April 12, 2019 – Logan Schuchart totaled two wins in the 2018 World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season. He now has two wins in just 12 races this year. He wrote his name into the record books Friday night, claiming his first win at the historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway – the site of the inaugural World of Outlaws race in 1978 – and his 10th Series win overall. “I’ve watched old videos…

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Shane Stewart looks to build momentum at Devil’s Bowl with new CJB Motorsports team

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Shane Stewart looks to build momentum at Devil’s Bowl with new CJB Motorsports team Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com MESQUITE, TX – April 8, 2019 – Oklahoma native Shane Stewart is looking forward to heading home this weekend — kind of. The World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is returning to historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Friday April 12, and Saturday, April 13 — a track Stewart now considers home and has circled on his calendar. The Mesquite, Texas track — where the inaugural World of Outlaws race was held in 1978 — is about…

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David Gravel claims 41st World of Outlaws victory in Jason Johnson Racing’s #41 car

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David Gravel claims 41st World of Outlaws victory in Jason Johnson Racing’s #41 car Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 QUEEN CREEK, AZ – April 6, 2019 – David Gravel’s first win of the season last month with his new Jason Johnson Racing team was sentimental for several reasons. His second win, Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, was no different. Not only did he win on his sister Victoria’s birthday, he claimed his 41st career World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win in the #41 car – the number chosen by the late Jason Johnson to…

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‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet claims Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway

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‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet claims Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 TUCSON, AZ – April 5, 2019 – With five laps to go in the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway Friday night, Brad Sweet’s victory was far from certain. Sweet had command of the race, having stolen the lead from Ian Madsen just before a Lap 19 caution. However, Madsen did not let the blue Kasey Kahne Racing car of Sweet out of his sight. With lap traffic in Sweet’s windshield, Madsen used it to…

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Gravel, Macedo hope their winning momentum carries into this week’s events in Arizona

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Gravel, Macedo hope their winning momentum carries into this week’s events in Arizona Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TUCSON, AZ – With the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series California swing now concluded, David Gravel and Carson Macedo are looking to ride the momentum of their recent strong finishes into this weekend’s doubleheader in Arizona. The swing wrapped up last Friday at Keller Auto Speedway, where Gravel claimed his first win of the season, and last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, where rookie Carson Macedo got his second podium finish of the year. For…

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Texan Reutzel Dominates Every Phase of Perris SoCal Showdown

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Texan Reutzel Dominates Every Phase of Perris SoCal Showdown Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Dave Biro PERRIS, CA – MARCH 30, 2019 – Aaron Reutzel wrote an eloquent ending to the eventful and riveting story of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ California swing, ending it Saturday night in similar fashion to how it began. Last year’s Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen opened the swing in early March at Thunderbowl Raceway — where Reutzel won his first ever World of Outlaws race last year during the swing — winning everything he could: fastest in…

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Gravel rides low groove to victory for Jason Johnson Racing’s first World of Outlaws win since Johnson’s death

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Gravel rides low groove to victory for Jason Johnson Racing’s first World of Outlaws win since Johnson’s death Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Dave Biro HANFORD, CA – MARCH 29, 2019 – Nothing was going to stop David Gravel from jumping out of his car. Out of breath with a wide grin on his face, he high-fived and hugged his crew members while en route to a bath of confetti when he stood on the back of his car and pointed to the sky. Not only was he celebrating his first win of the season at Keller Auto Speedway,…

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Pittman Still Leading Standings with Two Races Left on California Spring Break

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD Pittman Still Leading Standings with Two Races Left on California Spring Break Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com HANFORD, CA – Fresno, Calif.-based Roth Motorsports went into the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ month-long California swing with the points lead for the first time in its historic career and may leave with it. The team’s new driver, 2013 Series champion Daryn Pittman, currently holds the points lead going into the final two races of the swing — Friday, March 29, at Keller Auto Speedway and Saturday, March 30, at…

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Sweet looks to continue Series’ streak of first-time winners this season

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HOMECOMING PARTYSweet looks to continue Series’ streak of first-time winners this season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. – Six different tracks. Six different winners. It’s the early story to the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ season, and that story has a good chance of continuing Friday at Ocean Speedway and Saturday at Placerville Speedway. The Series’ month-long swing through California has produced three different winners in its first three races alone. Grass Valley, Calif., native Brad Sweet is one of the drivers with his eye on becoming the next first-time winner…

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Schuchart bucks wild Stockton to become sixth different winner in seven races

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‘COWBOY UP’ Schuchart bucks wild Stockton to become sixth different winner in seven races Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dave Biro/DB3 STOCKTON, CA — MARCH 16, 2019 — Blue and orange confetti painted the landscape around Logan Schuchart, who climbed to the top wing of his Shark Racing Sprint Car with the checkered flag in one hand and other pointing to the sky. Thousands of fans cheered, and the first-time winner this season, Schuchart, cheered with them in Victory Lane at the Stockton Dirt Track. It was a scene that could have looked much different for Schuchart until about…

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California rookie Macedo conquers Mini Gold Cup with veteran moves

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ROOKIE REIGNS California rookie Macedo conquers Mini Gold Cup with veteran moves Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Dave Biro/DB3 CHICO, CA — March 15, 2019 — “Rookie” is a title Carson Macedo will hear before his name throughout the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour, but at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., it should be “veteran.” Or “winner.” Lemoore, Calif., native, Macedo, bested 34-time Series winner, and Grass Valley, Calif., native, Brad Sweet in a spectacular dual on Friday night at the quarter-mile speedway, to claim his second ever Series win and second…

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Rising Kahne: Kasey Kahne Adds This Week’s Silver Dollar, Stockton Events to His Huge Sprint Car Schedule

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Rising Kahne Kasey Kahne Adds This Week’s Silver Dollar, Stockton Events to His Huge Sprint Car Schedule Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. – Kasey Kahne’s race days have always been a bit noisy. Dozens of crews scurrying around a nearly two-ton Stock Car for days, wrenching and tuning. Hundreds of fans walking through the garage area, determined to get a picture or autograph. Media and cameras at every turn, questioning every detail of the weekend. Now, that noise has been turned down, but just a bit. In the pit area of a…

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California drivers eager to race at Silver Dollar Speedway, Stockton Dirt Track

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Home-field Advantage California drivers eager to race at Silver Dollar Speedway, Stockton Dirt Track Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. – California natives conquered the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ tour through the Golden State last year and are hoping to repeat that success going into this weekend’s races at Silver Dollar Speedway and the Stockton Dirt Track. Grass Valley, Calif. native Brad Sweet and St. Helena, Calif. native Rico Abreu found victory at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., while Visala, Calif. native Cory Eliason claimed his first…

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Madsen Dominates World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars in Tulare

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Madsen Dominates World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars in Tulare Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULARE, CA – March 9 – Last year’s World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen claims one of his weak points has been short tracks. Not anymore. The Australian won everything there was to win at the third-mile Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Saturday night. Not even a couple of rain showers could slow him down. His team has been working hard to get the KCP Racing…

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World of Outlaws Racers See Positives in Competing with NASCAR Drivers

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World of Outlaws Racers See Positives in Competing with NASCAR Drivers Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. – Peanut butter and jelly. Movies and popcorn. Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus … well, maybe not that last one. But World of Outlaws and NASCAR? Even though three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart won a World of Outlaws crown with Danny Lasoski in 2001 and a truckload of titles and trophies with Donny Schatz, the two series being mentioned in the same sentence has become more commonplace of late. Most recently with the World of Outlaws…

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