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Pittman Takes Momentum To Knoxville Finale

Daryn Pittman stands in victory lane after his victory in the SPEED SPORT World Challenge Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. (Frank Smith Photo)

Kasey Kahne Racing drivers Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet and Cody Darrah had won a combined 18 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series features entering the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals, the team wasn’t satisfied with its position entering the final day of competition at the year’s biggest race.

Pittman Rules SPEED SPORT World Challenge

Daryn Pittman (9) battles Tim Kaeding during the SPEED SPORT World Challenge Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. (Frank Smith Photo)

Daryn Pittman claimed a check for $10,000, but Tim Kaeding may have been the big winner Saturday afternoon’s SPEED SPORT World Challenge at Knoxville Raceway

Lasoski Low Rides For 101st Knoxville Score

Danny Lasoski stands in victory lane after his victory Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. (Frank Smith Photo)

Four-time Knoxville Nationals winner Danny Lasoski used his patented low groove to storm to victory in Saturday afternoon’s non-qualifier’s program during the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals

Schatz & Stewart Share Nationals Front Row

Shane Stewart (2) and Mark Dobmeier are both locked into Saturday night's Knoxville Nationals feature. (Mark Funderburk photo)

Seven-time Knoxville Nationals winner Donny Schatz will start on the pole for Saturday night’s 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway

Shane Stewart Knows Knoxville

Shane Stewart scored three victories in the first season of racing for Larson-Marks Racing, including one during the Knoxville Nationals.

Something about Knoxville Raceway suits Shane Stewart perfectly

Brown Won’t Give Up On Knoxville Dream

Brian Brown (21) battles Sam Hafertepe Jr. during Thursday's Knoxville Nationals preliminary event at Knoxville Raceway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

Champions get up off the mat when they get kicked to the floor. No one can say Brian Brown doesn’t pick himself up off the floor and get back in the fight.

KNOXVILLE NOTES: New Scoreboard For Fans

Knoxville Raceway installed a new scoreboard after a tire damaged the old one earlier this year. (Mike Kerchner Photo)

When the weather breaks and the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals finally gets underway, fans in the stands at the historic half-mile oval will benefit from a brand-new scoreboard.

Saldana & McMahan Are Fast Friends

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers Joey Saldana (left) and Paul McMahan (right) are the best of friends. (Chris Seelman and Don Figler Photos)

Fast friends. While it’s a term we’ve heard for years, it doesn’t often apply to race drivers who make their livings at high speed.

Stewart Has A Passion For Sprint Cars

Tony Stewart on track last season during a Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series event. (Brett Moist photo)

Tony Stewart has made his living and had his fun driving all sorts of race cars. Stewart makes no apologizes for his love of dirt track racing and sprint car racing in particular.

One Year Later: Smoke Talks Sprint Car Return

Today marks one year since Tony Stewart was injured in a crash at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (Bruce Bennett Photo)

When the annual Front Row Challenge sprint car race takes the green flag tonight (Aug. 4) at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, it will mark a year since three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart broke his right tibia and fibula in a crash at the half-mile oval.

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