Two years ago, David Gravel was dominating the Knoxville Nationals when his rear end gave out ending his night just past the halfway point. Fast forward to 2019, and Gravel finally won the race that has eluded him for the last two years as he won the 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals Saturday Night. Gravel took the lead on lap 14 and held it until the end of the 50 lap race. Aaron Reutzel and Joey Saldana led three times in the first 13 laps before Gravel took over. Logan Schuchart charged from 22nd to second place and Daryn Pittman was third to complete the podium. Of note, Donny Schatz’s 13 year streak of finishing first or second came to an end when he crossed the line in ninth. Schatz started 17th after placing second in the B-Main and transferring into the A. He also caused the caution when he stopped on the track four laps into the race.

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