Little Known Facts About 'The King of the Outlaws' BAYTOWN, TX (March 28) -- Steve Kinser claimed the 500th victory of his World of Outlaws Sprint Series career Saturday, holding off Donny Schatz by half a car-length in the Fifth Annual ...
Little Known Facts About 'The King of the Outlaws'
BAYTOWN, TX (March 28) -- Steve Kinser claimed the 500th victory of his World of Outlaws Sprint Series career Saturday, holding off Donny Schatz by half a car-length in the Fifth Annual Texas Shootout at Houston Raceway Park.
Here are some little-known facts concerning the incomparable career of "The King of the Outlaws."
Kinser has won four races on March 27th.
"The King of the Outlaws" claimed his 100th World of Outlaws Sprint Series victory at Houston's Big H Speedway on April 20, 1983. He has won 18 main events at Houston-area facilities: 10 at Big H Speedway, five at Houston Raceway Park and three at Battleground Speedway.
Kinser claimed victory #200 at Memphis Motorsports Park on August 22, 1987, victory #300 at San Jose Speedway on September 7, 1991, and victory #400 at Santa Maria Speedway and September 23, 1995.
Kinser has won more "A" Features at Knoxville Raceway (33, including 12 Knoxville Nationals championships) than any other racing facility.
"The King of the Outlaws" has won 29 main events at Eldora Speedway, including the first of his career there on May 21, 1978. Ironically, Kinser failed to comply with the World of Outlaws weight rule at "The World's Fastest Half-Mile" last April 19th, and was disqualified despite crossing the finish line first.
Kinser has won 24 main events at Williams Grove Speedway and 22 at Tri-City Speedway.
"The King of the Outlaws" has claimed 11 Gold Cup Race of Champions titles at Silver Dollar Speedway and West Capital Speedway (1978, 1979).
"The King of the Outlaws" has won a single race at 44 different tracks and at 121 different facilities overall.
Kinser won 46 of the 69 "A" Features the World of Outlaws Sprint Series ran in 1987. Only eight drivers have won as many as 46 main events in their careers.
Of the 1,663 World of Outlaws Sprint Series has run in its 26-plus-year history, Kinser has won 30% of them.
Sammy Swindell ranks second on the World of Outlaws Sprint Series victory list with 260.
Despite finishing last in the first World of Outlaws Sprint Series main event at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 18, 1978, Kinser won the series' inaugural championship.
Kinser has made a habit of winning when the World of Outlaws Sprint Series visits a racetrack for the first time. He has turned the trick 55 times in his career.
"The King of the Outlaws" won an IROC event at Talladega Superspeedway on April 30, 1994, in only his third race with the all-star series.