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The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will race the first of three doubleheader events this season at this weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR Doubleheader at Road America at 5 p.m. (ET) Saturday, July 11on NBCSN and noon (ET) Sunday, July 12 on NBC.

Scott Dixon has won the first two races of the 2020 season, scoring the win at Texas Motor Speedway June 6 and at last Saturday’s road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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The 23 drivers entered in the weekend’s doubleheader will compete in a compacted schedule. The two-day event will feature a one-hour, 15-minute practice session Saturday, followed by an NTT P1 Award qualifying session before each 55-lap race Saturday and Sunday.

Practice times will set the field into two groups for NTT P1 Award qualifying, but there will only be one round. Each group will run a 12-minute session, and the fastest in each group will earn a bonus NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship point and the overall fastest lap will earn the NTT P1 Award.

Here are "5 Things To Look For..." heading into this weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR Doubleheader.

Twice as Nice?

For the first time since 2014, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will conduct doubleheader events at tracks beside the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, and the first two twin bills will happen in consecutive weekends.

Road America and Iowa Speedway will offer the challenge of racing on the largest and smallest tracks on the schedule, but with a total of 200 points on offer over seven days, the stage for the championship race could be set.

“With doubleheaders in Road America and Iowa the next two weekends, the fans should get some really good action,” said five-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon. “That means lots of racing, and I think that’s what we all want both as drivers and as racing fans.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES held doubleheaders in 2013 and 2014 on the Streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place and Houston’s Reliant Park. Dixon and Graham Rahal are the only drivers to sweep doubleheader races. Dixon took the two Toronto races in 2013, while Rahal swept the Belle Isle doubleheader in 2017.

For teams, the doubleheader is even more challenging as they have to prepare for a day of practice, qualifying and a 55-lap race Saturday, only to return after a night’s sleep for qualifying and a full 55-lap race Sunday.

And it leaves little room for error.

“One little mishap puts you in a tailspin the whole weekend, and it’s really hard to come back from,” Meyer Shank Racing co-owner Michael Shank told IndyStar’s Nathan Brown. “And it can be as simple as a little electrical issue that keeps you out of 20 minutes of a given session. That time in those one-day shows is so precious.”

The Iceman's Hot Streak

Scott Dixon’s wins in the first two races of the 2020 season have him on the brink of history.

The New Zealand driver would become the fourth driver to win the first three races of an INDYCAR season should he capture the opener of the REV Group Grand Prix doubleheader.

A.J. Foyt won the first seven races of the 1964 USAC season, while Al Unser claimed the first three of the 1971 USAC season. Sebastien Bourdais won the first four races of the 2006 Champ Car World Series season. All three also claimed the championship in that same year.

“It feels great to get the start to the season we’ve had,” said Dixon, who has had a pair of three-race win streaks in his career – Watkins Glen, Nashville and Mid-Ohio in 2007 and Pocono and a doubleheader sweep at Toronto in 2013.

“The team has put a lot of work into the program, and we’ve unloaded with fast cars in both races so far. I’m glad we’re getting into racing every weekend. Road America is one of my favorite tracks, and our goal is to keep the PNC Bank car at the front twice his weekend.”

Youth vs. Experience

With six full-time drivers under the age of 24, there is a definite youth movement in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

But while first- and second-year drivers are just beginning to show their vast potential in the early part of the season, the veterans of the series are not ready to give up the spotlight. In fact, drivers with at least seven NTT INDYCAR SERIES seasons under their belts have taken all the podium positions thus far.

I’ll tell you, it's getting tough. It’s getting really tough out there!” said Simon Pagenaud, who along with Scott Dixon has stood on podiums at Texas and Indianapolis. “There are some really good kids coming up. Some really fast guys. Oliver Askew was impressive in qualifying. We’ve got Pato (O’Ward) and Rinus (VeeKay) – I started behind him, and he marched his way to the front. I was very impressed with his race pace. I only beat him on his last pit sequence.

"A lot of good kids. (Felix) Rosenquist is always there, and Colton (Herta) is becoming more and more consistent. It is going to get tougher and tougher as the year goes on. It’s impressive to see how tight things are.”

Herta, who scored his first career pole at Road America in 2019, sees this weekend as an opportunity for the young guns to finally make their mark.

“I'm happy with how the year has gone so far,” Herta said. “We've been consistent. We've shown speed everywhere we've gone. Happy to get back to Road America. I'm happy it's a doubleheader. Felt like we were very fast there last year. I think we do have a chance to win.”

Welcome Race Fans!

After two events conducted without fans in attendance, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will welcome race fans for events this weekend at Road America and next weekend at Iowa Speedway.

The fans and the atmosphere they bring to each NTT INDYCAR SERIES event have been missed by the drivers.

“It’s been strange,” said Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud. “It is strange to go to the track without any fans. It's like being at a test session. Without the hype from the crowd, you don’t get the feeling of being a gladiator or a superstar. It’s quiet. It doesn’t have that racing feel.

“To me, race fans make racing interesting. It’s a party every weekend when we go racing, and without them, it is not. I’m excited about going to Road America, and for the first time we are going to open up the gates. I look forward to it. It is a great place to have people and for them to camp and see us racing around that beautiful track.”

 

Two Races, Two Looks for Rahal

The doubleheader event at Road America will give Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing the chance to showcase a pair of primary sponsors on Graham Rahal’s No. 15 Honda this weekend.

Rahal will debut the black, white and gold colors of TOTAL QUARTZ in Saturday’s Race 1 and return to the blue and green colors of the Fifth Third Bank car that he raced in Indianapolis for Sunday’s Race 2.

Rahal’s team will rewrap his car Saturday after Race 1.To aid in the process, the team will already have some bodywork, such as the engine cover and sidepods, prepared.

IndyCar PR

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum will display the beautiful white and blue tub of Dan Gurney’s 1963 Lotus 29/1 Indianapolis 500 car at the IMS Museum from July 13-19, following a painstaking restoration process and application of historically-correct paint.
 
The IMS Museum’s Restoration department received the car from auto restoration expert George Lyons, owner of Contemporary Motorcar in Erie, Pennsylvania, on July 9 after Lyons’ team carefully applied the same white-with-blue trim livery, along with replica decals, that Gurney carried in the 1963 “500.”
 
For a preview of the Lotus 29/1’s restored tub and bodywork, visit our YouTube channel by clicking here. To see the full IMS Museum Restoration video collection on YouTube, which  captures the two-year restoration of the car, click here.
 
IMS Museum’s Restoration department has invested thousands of man-hours to restore the engine and transmission, chassis, and other key components on the Lotus 29/1, but relied on Lyons’ painting expertise.
 
The three Lotus 29’s that Chapman brought to IMS in 1963 – one for Gurney, another for teammate Jim Clark (an Indy 500 rookie that year) – represent a pivotal moment in oval racing history. Jack Brabham drove a rear-engine Cooper in the 1961 race and Gurney drove a rear-engine car for team owner Mickey Thompson in 1962, but it was Gurney’s No. 93 and Clark’s No. 92 Lotuses of 1963 that initiated the “rear-engine revolution” at IMS, sparking technological breakthroughs that drive IndyCar design to this day.
 
Clark started fifth with Lotus chassis 29/3 and finished second. Gurney crashed his primary car, the Lotus 29/2, in practice. He switched to the 29/1 and qualified 12th (with the car still painted in British Racing Green), then finished the race seventh after white and blue colors were quickly applied race week.        
 
Future Restoration Projects: The IMS Museum soon will announce new restoration projects. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated separately from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, support from donors is essential for the IMS Museum Restoration team to complete thorough and truly impactful restoration projects. For information on how to support our ongoing restoration efforts, please visit the “Join and Give” page on our website: http://www.indyracingmuseum.org.
 
IMS Museum PR
With a massive Thunderstorm unloading on Creek County Speedway Friday morning, and still lingering into the afternoon, track officials have no choice but to cancel the July 10 showdown with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.
 
The next event for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products is Saturday, July 11 at 81-Speedway in Park City, Kan. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00 P.M. (CT). Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Senior and Military, and free for kids 10 and under. 81-Speedway is located at 7700 N. Broadway in Park City, Kan. More information can be found online at http://www.race81speedway.com.
 
Event updates will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com as well as our Social Media Outlets on Facebook and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). We will also issue emails to our E-News Letter, which anyone can sign up for at https://bit.ly/3cTRbCq.
 
ASCS PR

Drydene Performance Products will sponsor two NASCAR Cup Series races and two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Dover International Speedway on Aug. 22-23 as part of the Monster Mile’s “Drydene Doubleheader Weekend”

Drydene will also be the primary sponsor for NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie during the entire race weekend. The announcement was made during a virtual press conference broadcast live on Facebook with Lajoie, Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway and Dave Klinger, president of Drydene Performance Products participating and Steve Post of Motor Racing Network hosting.

NASCAR announced on Wednesday that Dover International Speedway will host NASCAR Cup Series races on back-to-back days on Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23, with a NASCAR Xfinity Series race preceding each Cup Series event. All four races will be sponsored by Drydene and televised on NBCSN.

Drydene Performance Products is headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Drydene is a historic brand and a staple in the mid-Atlantic region. Drydene’s reputation as the “hardest working brand in heavy-duty lubrication” is backed up by a product lineup that includes engine oils, racing oils, transmission oils, hydraulic oils, grease, gear lubricants, diesel exhaust fluid and other functional fluids.

Drydene has also extended its multi-year agreement to host NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway.

“What an exciting event to be a part of – the ‘Drydene Doubleheader Weekend’ at the Monster Mile,” said Klinger. “After last year’s ‘Drydene 400’ we couldn’t wait to partner with Dover International Speedway once again – two heritage brands are bringing race fans a historic weekend.”

Speedway officials remain in consultation with local, state and federal health officials, as well as Delaware Gov. John Carney, on whether fans will be allowed in the stands with appropriate social distancing guidelines in place for the August events. New fan procedures would include distancing in grandstands and concession lines, enhanced cleaning in high-traffic areas, added hand sanitizer stations and infield access limited to race team and track personnel only.

The Saturday, Aug. 22, races are the rescheduled events from May 2-3 that were postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Aug. 22 NASCAR Xfinity Series race begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by the NASCAR Cup Series race at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 23, the Xfinity Series takes the green flag at 1 p.m., followed by the NASCAR Cup Series race at 4 p.m.

“We are certainly looking forward to a historic weekend here in Dover, including a unique ‘Drydene Doubleheader Weekend’ with one of our most loyal corporate partners as the exclusive weekend sponsor,” said Tatoian. “We appreciate Drydene’s continued support, as well as the cooperation we’ve received from not only NASCAR and our network partners but also from state and community leaders in preparation for these events.”

Drydene also announced that LaJoie will drive the Drydene No. 32 Ford Mustang for Go Fas Racing in the Aug. 22-23 NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover. LaJoie is no stranger to Team Drydene, having driven the red-and-white Drydene No. 32 car for the first-time last October in the “Drydene 400” at the Monster Mile. LaJoie has represented Drydene in several NASCAR Cup Series races since then, most recently in May at Darlington (S.C.) Speedway.

The Aug. 21-23 NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Dover International Speedway also includes the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race (5 p.m., FS1) on Friday, Aug. 21, preceded by the “General Tire 125” ARCA Menards Series East race at 2 p.m.

For more information about the race weekend and upcoming promotions, visit DrydeneDoubleheader.com.

Follow Speedway news, including updates on potential fan attendance in August, on DoverSpeedway.com and keep track of the latest announcements via social media at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile. The ticket office can be reached at (800) 441-RACE.

Dover Motorsports PR

Anthony Alfredo and the Alsco Chevrolet Team Battle to Sixth Place Finish in Hectic Kentucky Speedway Debut.
 

6th
 
 
 11th
 
9th
"It was a really great night in our Alsco Chevrolet Camaro. The No. 21 guys did a phenomenal job on pit road. Thank you to everyone at Richard Childress Racing back at the shop and here at the track for building me a really fast piece. Tonight's race went by fast. We got behind on a couple restarts and went the wrong way on adjustments, but we fixed it and were able to get back through the field to earn a sixth place finish. It was a great call by Andy Street to take tires and make a few adjustments towards the end. We had a really fast race car, so we were able to get back up there after a few late restarts. I think we could have finished even better if we had a few more laps. We just needed clean air. Clean air is king, especially here with a one groove racetrack. It was extremely difficult to pass because everyone runs the same line. Overall, I feel like I learned a lot and think we will be in contention to win tomorrow night." 
-Anthony Alfredo

RCR PR

Race Winner:  Austin Cindric of Team Penske (Ford)

Stage 1 Winner:  Noah Gragson of JR Motorsports (Chevrolet)

Stage 2 Winner:  Noah Gragson of JR Motorsports (Chevrolet)

 

Overview:

Chase Briscoe came into Thursday night’s Shady Rays 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta fresh off back-to-back victories in the series’ previous two races at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 98 Ford Performance Racing School Mustang showed that strength again at Kentucky, climbing from his seventh-place starting spot to lead twice for five laps before finishing fourth. The result was not indicative of the drive, as Briscoe positioned himself for a potential third-straight win when he lined up second to fellow Ford driver Austin Cindric for a lap-125 restart. Unable to complete the pass for the lead, Briscoe slipped back to second. But another caution that sent the race into overtime gave Briscoe one last shot at victory. When the green flag dropped on the race’s final restart on lap 134, Briscoe was in the lead and door-to-door with Cindric until the rear of Briscoe’s No. 98 machine stepped out on him. The 25-year-old racer from Mitchell, Indiana, gathered his Mustang back up, but slid back to fourth as Cindric motored away to the win. Still, the performance kept Briscoe atop the championship standings with a 16-point margin over his nearest pursuer, Noah Gragson.

 

Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 98 Ford Performance Racing School Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing:       

“The second to last restart, I almost cleared Austin and then he got back around me. Then at the end of that last restart, I went down there and the same thing happened. I thought I was going be able to clear him and I just got too loose and about wrecked the thing. I don’t know if I just made the right-rear mad or what, because I was literally wrecking both ends after that. I felt like this was our worst car of the year as far as balance and speed goes, and we were still able to at least be in the hunt. We’ll go on to tomorrow and try to get our Ford Performance Racing School Mustang back out front. I feel like Kentucky and Texas are our two worst mile-and-a-half tracks, and those are the next two, so we’ll try to build on it and just try to learn a little bit and get better.”

 

Notes:               

● Briscoe earned his eighth top-five of the season and his 22nd top-five in 64 career Xfinity Series starts.

● Briscoe finished third in Stage 2 to earn eight bonus points.

● Cindric’s win in the Shady Rays 200 was his third career Xfinity Series victory, his first of the season and his first at Kentucky.

● There were nine caution periods for a total of 40 laps.

● Only 18 of the 36 drivers in the Shady Rays 200 finished on the lead lap.

 

Next Up:           

The second event of the Xfinity Series doubleheader at Kentucky is the Alsco 300 on Friday, June 10. The race starts at 8 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FS1 and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

 

TSC PR

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series teams will be put to the test this weekend with three races in three days in three states on three different sized tracks.

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for the first time since 2014 on Fri., July 10. Then, teams will make the trip back to Wisconsin to race at Wilmot Raceway on Sat., July 11 and will end the triple-header weekend at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN on Sun., July 12.

After spending Independence Day weekend on the 3/8-mile Cedar Lake Speedway – the second event of the year swept by Brad Sweet – 34 Raceway will mark the second 3/8-mile event of the season. Drivers will then have to tackle the 1/3-mile bullring in Wilmot before hitting high speeds at the half-mile Terre Haute Action Track.

The Action Track event still has tickets available online at worldofoutlaws.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate on raceday. In addition to the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws, the Indiana Racesaver Sprint Cars will also be in action.

There will be an abundance of action and storylines to follow throughout the busy weekend. 

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

10-time Series champion Donny Schatz / Trent Gower photo

RETURNING TO SITES OF SUCCESS: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, found himself back outside the top-10 for two races in a row at Cedar Lake Speedway, but is returning to three tracks he’s had great success at before.

Schatz is the last driver to win a World of Outlaws race at 34 Raceway in 2014 and Wilmot Raceway in 2019. He also won at Terre Haute Action Track in 2014 and finished second at the track’s last World of Outlaws event in 2018. His win at Wilmot last year was the first of his career, leaving only a handful of races on the tour that Schatz has yet to win at.

This triple-header weekend could be the perfect opportunity for he and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing to return to form and earn their first win since May. He’s currently only four wins away from a milestone 300 career World of Outlaws wins.

BIG CAT REIGNS: Reigning Series champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, has positioned himself as the driver to beat every race. He has seven wins, 16 top-fives and 18 top-10s in the first 19 races of 2020. The Independence Day Spectacular at Cedar Lake Speedway was the second doubleheader event he’s swept, too.

He’s the last driver to win a World of Outlaws event at Terre Haute in 2018 but has yet to win at 34 Raceway and Wilmot Raceway. In his sole start at 34 Raceway, Sweet finished 22nd after being involved in an accident. And while he hasn’t won at Wilmot, he’s never finished worse than fourth at the 1/3-mile track.

Brad Sweet (bottom) versus David Gravel (top) / Trent Gower photo

Sweet is the only driver this year that’s won on a 1/3-mile, 3/8-mile and 1/2-mile track with his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

GRAVEL FINDING LEGS: After a couple of weeks of fighting to stay inside the top-10, David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, and Jason Johnson Racing have continually found themselves back in the top-five. They came up one spot short of claiming their second win of 2020 at Cedar Lake Speedway last weekend, finishing second to Sweet after leading more than 30 laps. It was his sixth runner-up finish at the speedway.

In the last four races, Gravel’s finishes include seventh, fifth, fourth and second. Cedar Lake was the second event this year that he’s led laps at. He’s yet to win at 34 Raceway and Terre Haute Action Track but has three wins at Wilmot Raceway – the most of all drivers.

KINSER KEEPS FIGHTING: For the first time since September at Skagit Speedway, Kraig Kinser, of Bloomington, IN, put himself in contention for a win at Cedar Lake Speedway last weekend and ended the race with a podium finish.

He’ll look to carry that momentum into the three-day weekend of racing, including when he races in front of a home state crowd at the Terre Haute Action Track. He’s yet to win at the three tracks but hopes his strong run will be the start of more to come. He’s looking to get his first win with the Series since 2017.

Sheldon Haudenschild / Trent Gower photo

HAUD HOT STREAK CONTINUES: Other than Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild is on one of the best hot streaks in the Series. The Wooster, OH driver currently has 11 consecutive top-10 finishes – seven of them being top-five finishes with his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team.

That steak has helped Haudenschild maintain his fifth-place rank in the championship points, but he has yet to pick up a win this year. He’s has yet to race at 34 Raceway but has a decent record at Wilmot and Terre Haute. He’s never finished worse than seventh at Wilmot and finished fifth in his sole start at Terre Haute.

SCHUCHART RISING: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, moved back into the runner spot in points last weekend as he continues to have one of the best years of his World of Outlaws career. However, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz is only two points behind him.

Like many of the drivers entering the upcoming three-day race weekend, Schuchart is still in search of a win at all three track. He and his Shark Racing team have proven they can perform at any size track this year, though, with a win on a 1/3-mile and 1/2-mile, so far, this year.

CONTINUED GROWTH: The Independence Day Spectacular at Cedar Lake Speedway showed a sign of growth for Jacob Allen, Parker Price-Miller, Kerry Madsen and their teams.

Jacob Allen / Trent Gower photo

For the first time since September, Allen, of Hanover, PA, strung together a run of two consecutive top-10 finishes. He and Shark Racing have made big improvements since the beginning of the season and last year, continually finding themselves in the top-15 and inside the top-10 more often.

Parker Price-Miller, of Kokomo, IN, and Dietz Motorsports are also starting to get into a rhythm with an sixth-place finish and fourth-place finish at Cedar Lake Speedway. And, in the weekend prior, other than being involved in a wreck on the final night of the Jackson Nationals, he had finished eighth and fourth in the two previous rounds at the track.

For the first time this year and since 2018, Madsen, of St. Mary’s, NSW, AU, put together a run of two top-fives in a row at Cedar Lake Speedway. He and his Big Game Motorsports team have found themselves in the top-10 more consistently this year, so far collecting 11 top-10s in 19 races. Last year he had 14 top-10s in 36 starts.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, July 10, at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa | Tickets / Event Info

Saturday, July 11 at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. | Tickets / Event Info

Sunday, July 12 at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. | Tickets / Event Info 

ABOUT THE TRACK
34 Raceway is a high-banked 3/8-mile track
Online – 34Raceway.com

Wilmot Raceway is a semi-banked 1/3-mile track
Online – WilmotRaceway.com

Terre Haute Action Track is a semi-banked 1/2-mile track
Online – TerreHauteAcctionTrack.net

1/3-, 3/8- AND 1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been six races on a 1/3-mile track in 2020.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on May 22 and Kyle Larson won on May 23
Lake Ozark Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on May 29 and Donny Schatz won on May 30
Beaver Dam Raceway: Brad Sweet won on June 5 and June 6

There have been two races on a 3/8-mile track in 2020.
Cedar Lake Speedway: Brad Sweet won on July 3 and 4

There have been six races on a 1/2-mile track in 2020.
Volusia Speedway Park: Donny Schatz won on Feb. 7, Brad Sweet won on Feb. 8 and Logan Schuchart won on Feb. 9
Knoxville Raceway: David Gravel won on May 8, Kyle Larson won on June 12 and June 13

34 RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2014 – Donny Schatz on June 27
2013 – Craig Dollansky on June 7
2009 – Joey Saldana on July 8
2008 – Tony Bruce, Jr. on July 30

WILMOT RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Donny Schatz on July 13
2018 – Brent Marks on June 2
2017 – David Gravel on July 29
2016 – David Gravel on July 30
2014 – David Gravel on May 9
2008 – Daryn Pittman on Aug. 1
2006 – Mark Dobmeier on Oct. 14

TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK PREVIOUS WINNERS

2018 – Brad Sweet on Oct. 13
2014 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 17
2006 – Joey Saldana on June 4
2003 – Danny Lasoski on May 9, Danny Lasoski on July 13
2002 – Danny Lasoski on June 8, Danny Lasoski on July 14
2001 – Mark Kinser on May 11, Tim Shaffer on July 18
2000 – Steve Kinser and Mark Kinser on May 13, Danny Lasoski on July 17
1999 – Mark Kinser on May 22
1998 – Mark Kinser on May 15, Stevie Smith on May 16
1997 – Sammy Swindell on May 9
1995 – Mark Kinser on May 12, Stevie Smith on Oct. 13, Mark Kinser on Oct. 14
1994 – Steve Kinser on May 13, Kenny Jacobs on Oct. 14, Steve Kinser on Oct. 15
1993 – Steve Kinser on May 14, Steve Kinser on Oct. 15, Steve Kinser on Oct. 16
1980 – Doug Wolfgang on July 12, Rickey Hood on July 13

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x 

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Attica Raceway Park on Tues., July 14 for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 19 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season. 

FEATURE WINNERS (7 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
4– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (26 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6*
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 5*
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3*
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3*
6 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
7 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
*Jackson “Qualifier” winners

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3*
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
*Jackson “King of the Hill Dash” winner

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 2
2 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1 

PODIUM FINISHES (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 15
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
7 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 121
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 113
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 82
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 61
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 50
6 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 34
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
8 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
9 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
10 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
11 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
12 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
13 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3 

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sun., Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Postponed)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Postponed)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockotn Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Friday, May 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / (Postponed)
19. Saturday, May 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / (Postponed)
20. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
21. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
22. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
24. Wednesday, May 13 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / (Postponed)
25. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
26. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
27. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
28. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
29. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
30. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
31. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
32. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
33. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
34. Saturday, May 30 / I-70 Speedway / Odessa, MO / (Postponed)
35. Wednesday, June 3 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / (Postponed)
36. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
37. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
38. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
39. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
40. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
41. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
42. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled
43. Friday, June 19 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Canceled
44. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
45. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
46. Saturday, June 20 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Canceled
47. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
48. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
49. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
50. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
51. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)

Terre Haute PR

The Sportsman drivers get their chance to shine this coming Saturday, July 11 at Macon Speedway, as the Topless 40 is on the docket. Each season, the Topless 40 is the top special for the class, with drivers removing the top of their cars, giving fans a great look into the cockpit. Six other divisions will also be in action.

The Sportsman have had just one event at the track this season, on opening night. It looked to be a carry over from a year ago, as Dennis Vander Meersch took the top spot with Scott Landers in tow. The two finished first and second in a lot of races in 2019 with Landers going on to the championship.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds have two strong nights of racing in the history books and it’s a crate engine car leading the standings. Billy Knebel, of Pocahontas, IL, has been running not only in the Pro Mod class but also the Modified class. After two nights, Knebel is at the top of a list of 37 drivers in the Modified division, despite having less horsepower. The dry slick track has worked nicely for him, with a pair of top five finishes, while Guy Taylor is second in points after a pair of strong finishes. Another Pro Mod racer, Kyle Helmick, Jarrett Stryker, and Tommy Sheppard complete the top five.

Jake Little, of Springfield, IL, and Dakota Ewing, of Warrensburg, IL, are tied at the top of the Macon Speedway Pro Late Model standings. Just two points back is Jose Parga in third. Little and Parga have claimed victories this year, while Ewing has come up just short, after taking last year’s championship. The Pro Lates put on a great show, one week ago. This week’s overall top qualifier will have a $100 bonus on the line, courtesy of R33D Racecars.

The DIRTcar Pro Mods are still trying to get the offseason rust knocked off after two caution plagued races. Smithton, IL driver, Kyle Helmick leads the points by just six over Billy Knebel. Brian Burns is third, while Kevin Crowder and Dalton Ewing round out the top five. Crowder, Knebel, and Ewing all had great runs last week before falling out of the event. For Crowder and Knebel, it was contact while out front, for Ewing, it was mechanical failure while hammering the cushion.

The Archers Alley DIRTcar Street Stocks had another strong field last week and a feature that saw a last lap pass for the win. Veteran driver Terry Reed slipped by Bobby Beiler on the last lap to claim the victory a week ago, keeping Beiler from going 2-for-2 to start the season. Beiler does lead the points over Jaret Duff, Rudy Zaragoza, Darrell Dick, and Guy Taylor. Those who also run the Street Stock race on Friday night at Lincoln will be battling for some extra bonus money.

The DIRTcar Hornet features have been won by a father and son combo this year, Brady Reed and Joe Reed. At the top of the points is Billy Mason, of Brownstown, IL. Mason leads by six points over Bill Basso.

Rounding out Saturday’s slate will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis. Jeremy Camp, of Sullivan, IL, leads the points by two over Tyler Robbins of Collinsville, IL. 19 Micro drivers were on hand opening night, creating for an exciting event.

The night will also be a special one for firemen and first responders. Those who are one in one of the aforementioned lines of work will receive free grandstand admission by showing proper ID proof. Grandstand admission for all others is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, local pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

Macon Speedway PR

A thunderstorm ascended over the Peoria Speedway just after the completion of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals C-main, forcing DIRTcar officials to postpone the remainder of Thursday night's program to Tuesday, July 21.

The makeup program will resume with the DIRTcar Late Model C-main, Late Model Feature, Summit Modified Feature and Crate Modified Feature.

For all further updates from the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, stay tuned to DIRTcarSummerNationals.com and be sure to follow us on social media @SummerNationals.

DIRTcar Series PR

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