Even big name drivers in the world of racing have a special place in their heart for Knoxville during Nationals week.
As Kyle Larson tells KNIA/KRLS News, it’s chance to renew old friendships.
“Knoxville’s one of my favorite race tracks. It’s just so fun. You get to see your friends you don’t see all the time. Everybody just gets together in Knoxville, Iowa, for a week and a half and it makes it a lot of fun.”
Jeff Gordon also told KNIA/KRLS News the outpouring from the community during Nationals is wonderful.
“This is awesome,” said Gordon following the 2nd Annual Go-Kart Spectacular at Slidway Karting Center Wednesday. “I look forward to coming every year.”
Gordon holds several fundraising events in the area during Nationals week raise money for children’s cancer research
“It gives me a great reason to be here and enjoy Knoxville.”