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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.

Hinchcliffe Excited For Elkhart Lake Return

James Hinchcliffe (IndyCar Photo)

It might’ve been the shortest phone conversation James Hinchcliffe has had in his lifetime.

21 Years Of Knoxville’s World Challenge

Donny Schatz 2012 Knoxville World Challenge

Like “The Little Engine That Could,” the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge has been gaining traction.

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.

Janet & Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Janet Guthrie is seen practicing the No. 17 Vollstedt Offy prior to her first USAC start at Trenton Speedway in May 1976. (John DeGarmo/Smyle Media Photo)

On Friday, April 30, 1976 Janet Guthrie arrived at New Jersey’s Trenton Speedway for her first USAC sanctioned race, the Trentonian 200.

To Test, Or Not To Test?

Should major sprint-car sanctioning bodies and race tracks require drug testing? Opinions are mixed on the idea. (Hein Brothers Photo)

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 2014 rulebook includes more than six pages about its substance abuse policy. However, World Racing Group President Tom Deery said he doesn’t anticipate the three World Racing Group series — the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series — requiring drug testing in the near future.


Hidden Gems

Impressive on-track performances weren’t limited to the most well-known racing series over the weekend. Some of the nation’s best up-and-coming drivers made fans take note of their dominance, too. Here are five racers who deserve another shout-out in SPEED SPORT Hidden Gems.

Predicting The 54th Knoxville Nationals

The 2013 Knoxville Nationals field prepares to go racing last year at Knoxville Raceway. Donny Schatz is the defending race winner. (Brendan Collum Photo)

With the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals kicking off Wednesday at Knoxville Raceway, we felt it was time to handicap the field for this year’s edition of the $150,000-to-win sprint car racing classic.


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