Knoxville, IA – A demon was exorcised from Kerry Madsen Friday night.   His relaxed body posture and ability to smile wide proved it. The stress of not being locked in the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals that possessed him was gone.   He won Knoxville Raceway’s Friday night “Hard Knox” race, leading all 25 […]

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Knoxville, IA – Knoxville Raceway has been on David Gravel’s mind for a while.   Particularly the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.   Before even making a lap in his new No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing ride at the beginning of the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy […]

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Dozens of people surrounded him. Four women dawning silver crowns and white sashes stood directly behind him like statues. To his right, the 2019 360 Knoxville Nationals winner James McFadden. To his left, the 2017 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year Sheldon Haudenschild.   With the microphone up […]

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KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Fresno, California’s Gio Scelzi put on a head-turning performance Saturday night at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, ending his visit not only as an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, the first of his career, but also permanently […]

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Knoxville, Iowa - As it turned out, Brady Bacon’s show of strength in Friday’s opener was just the warm-up act for what was in store during Saturday night’s inaugural Brandt Professional Agriculture “Corn Belt Nationals” finale at Knoxville Raceway.   The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion from Broken Arrow, Okla. backed up his […]

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Knoxville, Iowa -- Following qualifying, Brady Bacon and the Dynamics, Inc. team certainly had their work cut out for them.  On the second of two qualifying laps, the engine began to sound sour.  Immediately after pulling into the infield pit area, the team immediately went to work to swap out the engine for a new […]

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When the checkered flags waved over a victorious Brad Sweet at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night the time was close to 1 a.m. Central Time, due to Mother Nature’s evening splash of rain.   Exhaustion had no presence on Sweet’s face, though. Sweat and a big grin, yes. Maybe even a hint of relief. But no […]

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There was gravitas in Brian Brown’s yell. After slapping the top wing of his Casey’s General Stores/FVP No. 21 Sprint Car, he held his right fist in the air and stared out to the crowd with the expression of an alpha predator after claiming his territory.   Brown won his first World of Outlaws NOS […]

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Knoxville, IA -- Aussies Ian and Kerry Madsen are heading home. Not to Australia. Their other home – Knoxville, Iowa. When the Madsen brothers moved to America, they landed in the Marion County city of 7,000 people. Their reason? “It’s kind of the center of the Sprint Car Universe,” said Kerry Madsen, the elder of […]

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McKenna Haase made history at Knoxville Raceway in May 2015 when she became the first female to win a Sprint Car feature in the 100-plus year history of the famed Iowa half-mile oval.  Since that night, she has made herself a standout at Knoxville, with three 305 feature wins in 2015 and 2016 and two […]

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