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Brown Controls Night Two At Knoxville

Brian Brown celebrates winning Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. (Ken Simon photo)

Brian Brown picked up where he left off at last year’s Knoxville Nationals by winning the preliminary feature for the 53rd annual FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway Thursday night

Sprint Car Promoters Work To Address Safety

Cole Wood flips his sprint car during the Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway. Wood was uninjured and back in action during Wednesday's opener of the 53rd annual FVP Knoxville Nationals. (Frank Smith photo)

Safety was the primary topic during the annual promoter’s meeting during the Knoxville Nationals Thursday afternoon at Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds

Pittman Is Getting To Know Knoxville

Daryn Pittman (9) battles Jason Sides Wednesday night at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. (Mark Funderburk photo)

Daryn Pittman may be leading the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings, but he’ll be the first to tell you that Knoxville Raceway hasn’t been his best track during his sprint car racing career

KERCHNER: Knoxville Nuggets

Mike Kerchner

It’s safe to say that night one of the 53rd annual FVP Knoxville Nationals played out differently than most in attendance expected

Things Go Gravel’s Way At Knoxville

David Gravel (6) races under Greg Hodnett en route to victory on night one of the 53rd annual FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. (Mark Funderburk photo)

Everything went David Gravel’s way on the opening night of the FVP Knoxville Nationals Wednesday at Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE LIVE: Gravel Wins

Knoxville Raceway on the first night of the 53rd FVP Knoxville Nationals. (Mike Kerchner photo)

Good evening from Knoxville Raceway. We will keep track of all of the news of the evening as events progress

2012: Schatz Gets No. 6 At Knoxville

Donny Schatz celebrates his sixth Knoxville Nationals victory Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. (Ken Simon photo)

Donny Schatz held off Brian Brown by a half a car length to win his sixth Knoxville Nationals championship in the last seven years.

2006: Schatz A Bridesmaid No Longer

Donny Schatz (15) moves under Joey Saldana during the 2006 running of the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. (Ken Simon Photo)

Donny Schatz finally got to walk down the aisle at the Knoxville Nationals.

2010: Shaffer Shocks Schatz At Knoxville

Tim Shaffer (83) leads Donny Schatz late in the 2010 running of the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. (NSSN Archives Photo)

The engines could barely be heard above the crowd of 23,500 when Tim Shaffer slid under Donny Schatz and grabbed the lead as the pair raced to the white flag in the 50th annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

Jason Leffler was more than a “NASCAR” driver

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