World of Outlaws Sanctioning Goodyear Knoxville Nationals
'Greatest Show on Dirt' returns to Sprint Car Racing's Biggest Stage in August
CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 7, 2011 - World Racing Group and Knoxville Raceway are excited to announce the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will sanction the 51st Annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals Aug. 10-13, 2011, at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
In addition, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is expanding its early summer weekend at Knoxville to add a complete show on Friday, June 10, to the previously scheduled race on Saturday, June 11.
Also, all of the action during the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals will be captured in high-definition by the World Racing Group media production team and will air on SPEED in a multi-hour, tape-delayed HD broadcast.
"The timing is right to work with the World of Outlaws," said Knoxville Raceway Director of Racing Ralph Capitani. "The premier 410 racing event and the premier national organization are working together and we're certainly happy about that. We have a long history of running exciting Sprint Car races together. We're looking forward to what the future holds."
The world renown Knoxville Nationals brings together competitors from across the country and around the world for four days of intense competition at the center of Sprint Car racing just outside of Des Moines. The Goodyear Knoxville Nationals' purse of more than $1 million anchors Sprint Car racing's fabled Month of Money and makes it the richest event in the sport, with racers leaving everything on the track for a shot at becoming a legend.
"We are excited to bring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series back to the Knoxville Nationals," said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. "The World of Outlaws and Knoxville Raceway have been synonymous for more than 30 years and we're certainly pleased to be working together with Ralph Capitani and his team to make the 51st Goodyear Knoxville Nationals an even greater event for fans and competitors alike."
Every August the four-day extravaganza envelopes the town of Knoxville with days full of music, food and camping that eventually give way to thrilling nights of wheel-to-wheel racing at breathtaking speeds. For tickets and information about the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com, or call the Knoxville Raceway box office at 641-842-5431.