While the nightly action on the track at the Knoxville Raceway is certainly the main attraction of the 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals, it is by no means the only thing going on.
After winning last week’s 360 Nationals for the second time in his career, Shane Stewart of Oklahoma proved he can do it in a 410 as well as he won the opening night of the 50th annual Good Year Knoxville Nationals and is tied for the points lead after night one of qualifying.
Though the 50th annual Sprint Car Nationals officially get their start Wednesday night in Knoxville, the racing atmosphere is already well underway in the Marion county seat, and the same is true across the Des Moines River in Pella.
The City of Pella has rolled out the “Welcome” mats for the thousands of race fans that have converged upon the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” as the 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals get ready to begin.
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Knoxville Nationals and the Iowa Lottery will be stopping by on their summer travel project in celebration of their 25th anniversary.
Just two days after winning the inaugural USAC Knoxville Nationals, Bud Kaeding again proved to be one of the best in non wing racing as he claimed the USAC Ultimate Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa last night.