World of Outlaws ready for 54th annual Knoxville Nationals

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Championship leader Donny Schatz aiming for his eighth victory in sprint car racing's richest event.

Donny Schatz leads the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series into the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores on Aug. 6, 7, 8 and 9 as he looks for his eighth win at the legendary event.

Schatz, the current points leader and a 12-time winner in 2014, comes into Knoxville with eight straight podium finishes, including a sweep of the Outlaws' recent three race swing through Canada. He has won the Knoxville Nationals seven of the last eight seasons.

Brad Sweet won the Mediacom Shootout at Knoxville Raceway earlier this season after battling Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl throughout the night.

Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. The track record of14.407 seconds was established by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006. For more information and to purchase tickets visit, http://www.knoxvilleraceway. com.

Previous Knoxville Nationals winners:

2013 - Donny Schatz
2012 - Donny Schatz
2011 - Donny Schatz
2010 - Tim Shaffer
2009 - Donny Schatz
2008 - Donny Schatz
2007 - Donny Schatz
2006 - Donny Schatz
2005 - Kraig Kinser
2004 - Danny Lasoski
2003 - Danny Lasoski
2002 - Steve Kinser
2001 - Danny Lasoski
2000 - Mark Kinser
1999 - Mark Kinser
1998 - Danny Lasoski
1997 - Dave Blaney
1996 - Mark Kinser
1995 - Steve Kinser
1994 - Steve Kinser
1993 - Steve Kinser
1992 - Steve Kinser
1991 - Steve Kinser
1990 - Bobby Allen
1989 - Doug Wolfgang
1988 - Steve Kinser
1987 - Steve Kinser
1986 - Steve Kinser
1985 - Doug Wolfgang
1984 - Doug Wolfgang
1983 - Sammy Swindell
1982 - Steve Kinser
1981 - Steve Kinser
1980 - Steve Kinser
1979 - Ron Shuman
1978 - Doug Wolfgang
1977 - Doug Wolfgang
1976 - Eddie Leavitt
1975 - Eddie Leavitt
1974 - Dick Gaines
1973 - Kenny Weld
1972 - Kenny Weld
1971 - Jan Opperman
1970 - Joe Saldana
1969 - Ken Gritz
1968 - Ray Lee Goodwin
1967 - Thad Dosher
1966 - Jay Woodside
1965 - Kenny Weld
1964 - Kenny Weld
1963 - Greg Weld
1962 - Jerry Richert Sr.
1961 - Roy Robbins

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