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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Take On 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

8/4/2014
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Take On 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

Championship leader Donny Schatz aiming for his eighth victory in sprint car racing's richest event

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 4, 2014 - Donny Schatz leads the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series into the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores on Aug. 6, 7, 8 and 9 as he looks for his eighth win at the legendary event.

Schatz, the current points leader and a 12-time winner in 2014, comes into Knoxville with eight straight podium finishes, including a sweep of the Outlaws' recent three race swing through Canada. He has won the Knoxville Nationals seven of the last eight seasons.

Brad Sweet won the Mediacom Shootout at Knoxville Raceway earlier this season after battling Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl throughout the night.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. The track record of 14.407 seconds was established by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006. For more information and to purchase tickets visit, http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Previous Knoxville Nationals winners:
2013 - Donny Schatz
2012 - Donny Schatz
2011 - Donny Schatz
2010 - Tim Shaffer
2009 - Donny Schatz
2008 - Donny Schatz
2007 - Donny Schatz
2006 - Donny Schatz
2005 - Kraig Kinser
2004 - Danny Lasoski
2003 - Danny Lasoski
2002 - Steve Kinser
2001 - Danny Lasoski
2000 - Mark Kinser
1999 - Mark Kinser
1998 - Danny Lasoski
1997 - Dave Blaney
1996 - Mark Kinser
1995 - Steve Kinser
1994 - Steve Kinser
1993 - Steve Kinser
1992 - Steve Kinser
1991 - Steve Kinser
1990 - Bobby Allen
1989 - Doug Wolfgang
1988 - Steve Kinser
1987 - Steve Kinser
1986 - Steve Kinser
1985 - Doug Wolfgang
1984 - Doug Wolfgang
1983 - Sammy Swindell
1982 - Steve Kinser
1981 - Steve Kinser
1980 - Steve Kinser
1979 - Ron Shuman
1978 - Doug Wolfgang
1977 - Doug Wolfgang
1976 - Eddie Leavitt
1975 - Eddie Leavitt
1974 - Dick Gaines
1973 - Kenny Weld
1972 - Kenny Weld
1971 - Jan Opperman
1970 - Joe Saldana
1969 - Ken Gritz
1968 - Ray Lee Goodwin
1967 - Thad Dosher
1966 - Jay Woodside
1965 - Kenny Weld
1964 - Kenny Weld
1963 - Greg Weld
1962 - Jerry Richert Sr.
1961 - Roy Robbins

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6TH

10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:00 - 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 Noon
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fest - Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience - Drivers' Stories and Autographs

4:00 PM
Proffit Brothers Band
Spirit Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
Knoxville Nationals
RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Kimball Drifters - Dance
Pit Gate Party

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

10:30 AM - Noon
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

NOON
Media/Promoters' Luncheon
Dyer-Hudson Hall, Fairgrounds

11:30-1:00 PM
NSCHOF Members Only VIP Reception
2nd Floor - Steve Kinser

12:00 - 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion - Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Knoxville Nationals Lion's Club Bags Tournament
Knoxville Nationals Exposition Area

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fest - Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience - Drivers Stories and Autographs

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

4:00 PM
Final Mix Band
Sprint Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
Knoxville Nationals
FVP Qualifying Night

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Final Mix - Dance
Pit Gate Party

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

8:30 AM
National Sprint Car Museum Golf Classic
Bos Landen

10:00 AM
Helicopter Rides at Slideways Karting Center

10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

11:00 AM
Third Annual Tony Stewart Kick-It Cup
Young’s Field, Knoxville

12:00 NOON - 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fest - Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience - Drivers Stories and Autographs

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

4:00 PM
Steve McLain and the JCGB Band
Sprint Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
FVP Knoxville Nationals
SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge
Pella Motors Qualifying

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Free Dance - Steve McLain and the JCGB Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

8:00 AM - 3 PM
Bizarre Bazaare
Downtown Knoxville

10:00 AM
Knoxville Nationals Race Parade
Downtown Knoxville

10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:00 NOON - 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:30 PM
Annual Hall of Fame & Museum Racing Auction
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 2nd floor

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

2:00 PM
Fan Fest -Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience - Drivers Stories and Autographs

4:00 PM
Jamie Bratcher Band
Spirit Legends Lounge

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
FVP Knoxville Nationals Finals

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

FORMAT

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Wednesday - RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night
Thursday - Lucas Oil Qualifying Night

Order of Events: Hot laps, Qualifications, Last Chance Heats, 5 Heats, C feature, B feature, A feature.

Qualifications - 200 points are awarded for quick timer, 198 for second quick, 196 for third, etc.

Only the top 50 qualifiers make the heats, the rest are put in the last chance heats in which the first eight finishers will fill the back of that night's C feature (starting in the sixth row).

Last Chance Heats (for drivers out of the top 50 in Qual.) - 50 points awarded to the winner, 47 for 2nd, etc.

Heats - 100 points are awarded for the heat winner, points go down by three: 97, 94, 91, 88, etc.

Heats are inverted (8-10). This sets up the best racing of the

week. Top four finishers go to A, next four to B, last two to C.

C feature
Top four finishers go to back of the B. Fifth place is worth 92 pts., 6th is 90, etc.

B feature
The top four finishers transfer to the tail of the A. The B awards 142 points for fifth, 140 for sixth and so on by twos.

A feature
The A feature points are the same as time trials: 200, 198, 196 etc. This explains how a driver cannot make the A, but if he timed well may have more points than someone who did make the A.

First tie breaker is finish position in respective main event. Next tie breaker is rank in time trial. The third tie breaker is pill draw. Other tie breaking criteria may be implemented if needed.

A perfect score (quick time, heat win, feature win) is 500.

The top 16 in points from Wed. and Thurs. are locked in to Saturday's program.

FRIDAY

The top 4 finishers from the A-Main move into spots 17-20 in Saturday's A-Main. Friday's event will consist of qualifying, heats, C if needed, two B-Mains and A-Main as well as the Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge.

SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge
This is an international invitational event. The lineup is inverted according to points accrued on Wednesday and Thursday. The top finishing driver among the top three in the World Challenge is eligible for a position in Saturday night's main event.

SATURDAY

54th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Finals

Events: E feature, D feature, C feature, B feature, FVP Knoxville Nationals Championship feature.

The B, C, D, and E feature will take the top four finishers to the tail of the next event (if there are scratches, there may be more taken for a particular event)

PURSE

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY:

Heats:

  1. $150 2. $125 3. $100 4. $90 5. $80 6. $70 7. $60 8. $50 9. $50 10. $50

C Feature:

  1. $150 2. $150 3. $150 4. $150 5. $250 6. $200 7.$175 8. $150 9. $140 10. $130 11. $120 12. $110 13. $110 14. $100 15. $100 16. $90 17. $80 18. $70 19. $60 20. $50

B Feature:

  1. $200 2. $200 3. $200 4. $200 5. $600 6. $550 7. $500 8. $475 9. $450 10. $425 11. $400 12. $375 13. $350 14. $325 15. $300 16. $275 17. $260 18. $250 19. $240 20. $225 21. $200 22. $200 23. $200 24. $200

A Feature:

  1. $12,000 2. $10,000 3. $7,000 4. $6,000 5. $5,000 6. $4,000 7. $3,500 8. $2,500 9. $2,000 10. $1,750 11. $1,500 12. $1,400 13. $1,300 14. $1,250 15. $1,200 16. $1,150 17. $1,100 18. $1,050 19. $1,000 20. $1,000 21. $1,000 22. $1,000 23. $1,000 24. $1,000

FRIDAY:

C Main:

  1. $200 2. $200 3. $200 4. $200 5. $600 6. $550 7. $500 8. $475 9. $450 10. $425 11. $400 12. $375 13. $350 14. $325 15. $300 16. $275 17. $260 18. $250 19. $240 20. $225 21. $200 22. $200 23. $200 24. $200

B Mains:

  1. $400 2. $400 3. $1,200 4. $1,100 5. $1,000 6. $950 7. $900 8. $850 9. $825 10. $800 11. $775 12. $750 13. $725 14. $700 15. $675 16. $650 17. $625 18. $600 19. $575 20. $550 21. $525 22. $500

A Main:

  1. $4,000 2. $4,000 3. $4,000 4. $4,000 5. $3,000 6. $3,000 7. $3,000 8. $3,000 9. $5,000 10. $4,000 11. $3000 12. $2,500 13. $2,400 14. $2,300 15. $2,200 16. $2,100 17. $2,000 18. $1,900 19. $1,800 20. $1,700 21. $1,600 22. $1,500 23. $1,400 24. $1,300

Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge:

  1. $10,000 2. $5,000 3. $3,000 4. $2,500 5. $2,000 6. $1,800 7. $1,700 8. $1,600 9. $1,500 10. $1,400 11. $1,300 12. $1,200 13. $1,100 14. $1,000 15. $1,000 16. $1,000 17. $625 18. $600 19. $600 20. $600

SATURDAY

Best Appearing Crew:

  1. $500 2. $250 3. $150

Best Appearing Car:

  1. $500 2. $250 3. $150

E Feature:

  1. $600 2. $600 3. $600 4. $600 5. $800 6. $775 7. $750 8. $725 9. $700 10. $675 11. $650 12. $625 13. $600 14. $575 15. $550 16. $475 17. $450 18. $425 19. $400 20. $375 21. $350 22. $325

D Feature:

  1. $800 2. $800 3. $800 4. $800 5. $1,200 6. $1,100 7. $1,000 8. $950 9. $900 10. $850 11. $825 12. $800 13. $775 14. $750 15. $725 16. $700 17. $675 18. $650 19. $625 20. $600 21. $575 22. $550

C Feature:

  1. $1,000 2. $1,000 3. $1,000 4. $1,000 5. $2,000 6. $1,750 7. $1,500 8. $1,400 9. $1,300 10. $1,250 11. $1,225 12. $1,200 13. $1,175 14. $1,150 15. $1,125 16. $1,100 17. $1,050 18. $1,000 19. $950 20. $900 21. $850 22. $825

B Feature:

  1. $1,000 2. $1,000 3. $1,000 4. $1,000 5. $8,000 6. $7,000 7. $6,000 8. $5,000 9. $4,000 10. $3,500 11. $3,000 12. $2,500 13. $2,250 14. $2,000 15. $1,750 16. $1,500 17. $1,450 18. $1,400 19. $1,350 20. $1,300 21. $1,250 22. $1,200 23. $1,150 24. $1,100

A Feature:

  1. $150,000 2. $75,000 3. $37,500 4. $26,000 5. $21,000 6. $20,000 7. $19,000 8. $18,000 9. $17,000 10. $16,000 11. $15,000 12. $14,000 13. $13,000 14. $12,000 15. $11,000 16. $10,500 17. $10,000 18. $10,000 19. $10,000 20. $10,000 21. $10,000 22. $10,000 23. $9,500 24. $9,500

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89g.com
Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com
Steve Kinser - SteveKinser.com
Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 12 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27 and Ohsweken Speedway on July 29); Daryn Pittman - 11 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17 and Fulton Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 5 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); David Gravel - 4 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9 and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20); Paul McMahan - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1);Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett- 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21);Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) .

WATCH AND LISTEN LIVE: Fans can watch and listen on http://www.DIRTVision.com as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls all the action from the Knoxville Nationals.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series website at http://www.WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to the Upper Midwest for stops at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. on Aug. 12, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Aug. 15 and Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. on Aug. 17.

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