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Luck A Key To Winning At Knoxville

Kraig Kinser (11) leads Jason Sides during Friday's SPEED SPORT World Challenge at Knoxville Raceway. (Dick Ayers Photo)

Donny Schatz was telling a radio audience on Friday afternoon at Knoxville Raceway about all of the variables that go into trying to win the 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals not just once, but nine times.

Can An Aussie Or Iowan Tame Knoxville?

Kerry Madsen (Frank Smith Photo)

The top 16 drivers in points after two nights of qualifying features at the 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals represent 11 different states and two countries.

MAGAZINE: Lasoski’s Fire Still Burns

Despite being on the older side, Danny Lasoski hasn't slowed down in recent years. (Ken Simon Photo)

At an age when many race car drivers have already retired or are simply cruising through the twilight of their careers, sprint car racer Danny Lasoski is at the top of his game.

Knoxville Qualifiers Can Make Or Break

Knoxville Nationals qualifying nights can not only make or break your Nationals weekend, but it can define an entire season. (Action Photo)

Before you can race on Saturday for a shot at $150,000 in the 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, you have to get through a night of qualifying consisting of two timed laps, a 10-lap heat race and a 25-lap feature.

MAGAZINE: Fun The Goal At Knoxville

Fun is the goal at Knoxville Raceway, which has undergone many major changes prior to the 2016 Knoxville Nationals. (Hein Brothers Photo)

General Manger Brian Stickel spearheaded numerous improvements over the last few years and when he stepped down a season ago, many were apprehensive. That uncertainty was short-lived, however, when Kendra Jacobs, daughter of longtime sprint car racer Kenny Jacobs, stepped into the role of marketing director.

Knoxville Nationals Ultimate A-Main Front Row

The field lines up four-wide prior to the start of the 2012 running of the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. (Dick Ayers Photo)

One day over lunch several members of the SPEED SPORT staff debated the best driver in 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals history.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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There is a new man atop the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings this week as we prepare for the biggest sprint car race of the year, the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. Who sits atop the Power Rankings?

SPEED SPORT Photo Of The Week

Shane Golobic, driving Bryan Clauson's No. 17w,  paces the field ahead of Monday's National Sprint League Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway. (Frank Smith Photo)

It’s time once again to recognize one of our great photography contributors by selecting the SPEED SPORT Photo of the Week.

MAGAZINE: Blaney Gets Back To His Dirt Roots

Over the last several years Dave Blaney has returned to his roots in dirt track racing. (Frank Smith Photo)

Dave Blaney, who turns 54 in October, has been fast this season but a violent crash May 4 at Eldora Speedway set him back a bit with a concussion. Prior to the crash, he raced with the All Stars in Pennsylvania, performing well in outings at Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways.

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

We’re back with our weekly edition of SPEED SPORT Top Performers. Which five drivers appear on our list this week?


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