The week at a glance 2005-04-27

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT SERIES: THE WEEK AT A GLANCE Colorado Springs, CO -- April 27, 2005 -- By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer WHAT The World of Outlaws Sprint Series rolls into historic Knoxville Raceway for a two-night...

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT SERIES: THE WEEK AT A GLANCE

Colorado Springs, CO -- April 27, 2005 -- By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer

WHAT

The World of Outlaws Sprint Series rolls into historic Knoxville Raceway for a two-night event. The opening night preliminary feature Friday is a $5,000-to-win event, followed Saturday by a $12,000-to-win main event.

WHERE

Knoxville Raceway is at the north edge of Knoxville, Iowa, on SR 14 (located at the Marion County Fairgrounds), about an hour southeast of Des Moines.

WHEN

On Friday and Saturday, hot laps begin at 6:45 p.m. with qualifying time trials and racing to follow.

TICKETS

For Friday night, general admission adult tickets are $21, general admission child tickets are $10.50, reserved adult tickets are $23, reserved child tickets are $11.50 and pits are $30. For Saturday, general admission tickets are $23, general admission child tickets are $11.50, reserved adult tickets are $25, reserved child tickets are $12.50 and pits are $35. Preschoolers are free in general admission.

ABOUT THE TRACK

Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked half-mile oval that plays host to the historic Knoxville Nationals each August. Don Droud Jr. established the track record in an Outlaws event of 14.934 seconds on Aug. 29, 1998.

TELEVISION THIS WEEK

At 8 p.m. ET Wednesday (April 27), The Outdoor Channel will broadcast coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series event from Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

All the action from Outlaw Motor Speedway can be seen at 9:30 p.m. ET on April 27 on a Dirtvision Cybercast. For more information, go to http://www.dirtvision.com.

Coverage of the race this past Saturday at 81 Speedway will be broadcast May 4 on The Outdoor Channel.

NEWS & NOTES

* Lost world: In the event you decided to see the World of Outlaws Sprint Series race this weekend and drove to Knoxville, Tenn., you'll want to know that according to Mapquest.com it's only 824.97 miles or 13 hours, 11 minutes, to Knoxville, Iowa, where the racing will take place. Better get a move on if you want to make the A-main.

* Half-milers: The event this weekend is on the historic half-mile at Knoxville Raceway. Including preliminary features, the series has raced seven times this year on half-mile circuits with Steve Kinser winning twice (Volusia and Eldora), and Jeff Shepard (Volusia), Craig Dollansky (Manzanita), Kraig Kinser (Las Vegas), Donny Schatz (Las Vegas) and Sammy Swindell (Eldora) each winning once.

* Streak busting: Daryn Pittman's victory Saturday at 81 Speedway in Wichita brought a halt to a couple of streaks. First, Pittman had not won an A-main feature on the World of Outlaws tour since Aug. 3, 2003, at Beaver Dam, Wis., although he did post a victory later in 2003 in a preliminary feature at Texas Motor Speedway. Second, Pittman's win ended Steve Kinser's impressive string of three consecutive victories, on half-mile Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio; quarter-mile Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.; and 3/8-mile Outlaw Motor Speedway in Muskogee, Okla.

* Casey's opening: Mean 15 racer Tim Shaffer, who drives the Lonny Parsons-owned No. 6 Casey's General Store machine, will appear at noon Friday in Ames, Iowa, at the grand opening of the newest Casey's General Store. The festivities, which will include Shaffer with one of his cars, will be at 3020 South Duff in Ames.

* Sides Motorsports grows: Sides Motorsports has added Wade Oliver to the Sides Motorsports 7s World of Outlaws Sprint Series team, which features Mean 15 racer Jason Sides. Wade will share crew duties with returning crew chief Scotty Males as well as drive the transporter. Wade has worked for Bobby Sparks and Ricky Hood, as well as run his own car in local and ASCS competition during the past 10 years. "I decided to take a year off and crew for Sides to see if it would improve my speed and overall performance for my team when I return to racing," Wade said. "So far, it has been a lot of hard work." -- Also at Sides Motorsports, the team has added Electrical Box and Enclosures of Birmingham, Ala., as a new Marketing Partner. Electrical Box and Enclosures is one of the largest independently owned and operated manufacturers of electrical enclosure products in the Southeast and supplies enclosures to customers throughout the United States. "We are very pleased to have such a great company come on board with us and we look forward to a great Marketing Partnership," said car owner Wayne Rhodes. For more information about Electrical Box and Enclosures please go to www.e-boxenclosures.com.

* An appealing proposition: DIRT MotorSports has established an Appellate Board to rule on appeals by DMS-licensed drivers and owners who feel they were unjustifiably penalized in a DIRT MotorSports event. This Panel was selected through the recommendations of drivers, promoters, team owners, crew members, and parts manufacturers to represent a fair cross-section of the dirt track racing industry. In order to appeal, a team must have the requisite paperwork to DIRT's operations office in Colorado Springs, Colo., within 30 days of the disputed incident or ruling, or within 15 days during the final 30 days of the season. A copy of the Appeal Regulations can be found in each series' rulebook. The World of Outlaws Sprint Series board includes Andy Fusco as chairman, Fred Brownfield representing promoters, Craig Dollansky representing drivers, Tom Wimmer representing owners, Sonny Kratzer representing crew and parts manufacturers and Dean Miracle as the DIRT MotorSports member. To see the full story on the Appellate Board, go to http://www.theworldofoutlaws.com.

* Elite support: Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team announced last week that each of their sponsors has returned to the team for the 2005 season. In addition, Meyers, a Mean 15 racer from Clovis, Calif., has added the support of Primerica Financial Perry and Associates and Riverstone Builders as Associate Sponsors. Meyers hopes the added support will give the team an added boost to improve the motor program and PR department. For the full story, go to http://www.theworldofoutlaws.com.

* Online viewing: At 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Dirtvision will feature tape-delayed coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series race from April 22 at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Muskogee, Okla. The coverage includes heats, the Stacker 2® Dash and the second Dash, the B-Main and the 30-lap $10,000-to-win A-Main feature. This tape-delayed race is only part of Dirtvision.com's expanding lineup of more than 50 live and tape-delayed DIRT MotorSports events, including the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, World of Outlaws Stacker 2® Late Model Series, Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series, UMP and MARS events. A CyberPass subscription is required to view ALL Cybercast broadcasts.

* Victory parade: Daryn Pittman became the seventh different winner this season when he took the checkered flag Saturday at 81 Speedway in Wichita. Steve Kinser's victory Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., was his fifth victory of the season. Next on win list is Donny Schatz with three victories. Kraig Kinser was the hottest driver on the circuit in early April, winning on back-to-back nights at Batesville Speedway and I-55 Raceway. He also has a preliminary feature win at Las Vegas. Craig Dollansky has won a feature and a preliminary, while Tim Shaffer and Jeff Shepard have each won a feature.

* Looking back: When the World of Outlaws Sprint Series raced at Knoxville Raceway last spring, Mark Kinser raced to a flag-to-flag victory for the 152nd win of his World of Outlaws Sprint Series career and his 13th at Knoxville. Kinser beat Chad Kemenah to the checkered flag by 1.8 seconds.

* The Mean 15: The impressive 2005 edition of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series' Mean 15 racers includes Craig Dollansky (No. 7 owned by Karavan Motorsports), Tim Kaeding (No. 83 owned by Dennis Roth), Kraig Kinser (No. 11k owned by Steve Kinser Racing), Steve Kinser (No. 11 owned by Steve Kinser Racing), Danny Lasoski (No. 20 owned by Tony Stewart Motorsports), Paul McMahan (No. 11h owned by David Helm), Jason Meyers (No. 14 owned by the Elite Racing Team), Brian Paulus (No. 28 owned by Pender Motorsports), Daryn Pittman (No. 21 owned by Titan Racing), Joey Saldana (No. 2 owned by Woodward Racing), Donny Schatz (No. 15 owned by Schatz Motorsports), Tim Shaffer (No. 6 owned by Parsons Motorsports), Jason Sides (No. 7s owned by Sides Motorsports), Brandon Wimmer (No. 7tw owned by Wimmer-Luck Racing), and the No. 35 Rick Wright-owned car piloted by Peter Murphy.

* On tour, too: Several other drivers have committed to running the bulk of the schedule with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series in 2005 with hopes of earning a spot in a future Mean 15: Australian Brooke Tatnell is back in the series with Rush Racing. Terry McCarl, who has won the past six 410 sprint championships at Knoxville Raceway. Shane Stewart, the current leader in the battle for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title. Randy Hannagan, a long-time Outlaws competitor is running occasionally with the series again. Sammy Swindell, a sprint car legend and three-time Outlaws champion. Kevin Swindell, 16, who became the youngest driver to finish in the top 10 with the Outlaws when finished sixth in the feature at Parramatta City Raceway in January.

* Tune into the Web: If fans can't get to Knoxville Raceway to see the racing this weekend, they can experience the excitement of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series live on Dirtvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network, where announcer John Gibson keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the event. To listen to the audio broadcasts, log on to www.dirtvision.com and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo. Listeners will need Windows Media Player 9 or higher to listen to the DIRT Radio Network. Companies who are interested in advertising on the new DIRT Radio Network should contact Mark Noble, DIRT MotorSports VP Sales and Marketing, at 719-884-2141. For technical support or questions, e-mail webmaster@dirtvision.com.

* Hear it firsthand: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver's pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.

QUOTABLE

Craig Dollansky, a Mean 15 racer from Elk River, Minn., who is second in points

* On the key to success at Knoxville: "For me, it's where I started out racing. It's always nice to go back there. It's like going home in a way. There are a lot of great people there, a lot of people who helped me get my start in racing. We definitely enjoy going there and racing, it's about the nicest facility we go to throughout the year, too."

* On the history of Knoxville: "There's definitely a lot of history with the racetrack, but it also hosts the biggest race of the year for us, the Knoxville Nationals, so I think more than anything I think people enjoy going there and racing, especially from the World of Outlaws, to try to get things ironed out to get prepared for the race in August. They host a very, very large event there so everybody likes to be prepared for that."

* On using this weekend as a test: "You might try a few things, and try to establish whether it's something you might think will work come Nationals time, or won't work. Hopefully you can take out a little bit of the guessing by the time the Nationals come around because you only have one qualifying night and you better be on top of your game on that first night."

Tim Kaeding, a Mean 15 racer and Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award contender from San Jose

* On racing at Knoxville: "Knoxville is the home for sprint car racing. That's where the Nationals are, that's where everybody shows up to run. Last year we went there for the first time with Dennis and Theresa Roth at the beginning of the year and we rained out the first night and ran fifth the next night. Not bad for going from a short-track the week before. Hopefully we can go there and run good and run fast like we've been running and just enjoy ourselves without tearing anything up."

* On confidence heading into Knoxville: "It's up there, but you can't let it get too far because that's usually when you get in trouble. We're just going to try to keep our confidence level right where we're at, keep it on a high note and just keep going from there and click off some more top-fives and top-10s."

Kraig Kinser, a Mean 15 racer from Bloomington, Ind., who has two A-main feature wins and set quick time Friday night at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Muskogee, Okla.

* On Steve Kinser Racing winning seven features and one preliminary feature so far this season: "It says how good we are right now and how good everything's going. Hopefully we can keep it up because these things can turn around."

Steve Kinser, a Mean 15 racer and 19-time series champion from Bloomington, Ind., who has five victories this season

* On racing at Knoxville: "We've been chasing the track the last three or four times we've been there so we need to get back there. We're not bad there, but we're just off a little bit right now. We need to watch something the cars like or I like or something a little bit better than what we're doing. We're close, we're just not quite where we need to be there. It gives us two days to sit there and play with it and hope we can figure something out for the Nationals."

* On using the races as a test session for the Nationals: "You can. We know we've been chasing the track a little bit so that's what we'll use it for, to try to get things a little better than the setups we've been going with. We'll try some different stuff and see what we do."

* On the key to winning a two-day show: "It's not much different than any other two-day show. You want to get out there and try to get in the top-four the first night and get locked in so you have a good starting spot. After that, you can play with your car a little bit more the second night. That's basically the way you go about every two-day show. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes it doesn't. On the first night, your biggest thought is to get in the top four.

* On his latest hot streak: "We've been pretty fast all year, actually our car's been pretty fast for the past three years. I think it's going to continue for a little bit, but you never know in this racing business what makes you fast and you don't know what slows you down, but I've seen it happen before so we'll just try to hang in there and continue trying to win races."

Danny Lasoski, a Mean 15 racer from Dover, Mo., who is one of the greatest racers in Knoxville history with more than 80 wins at the historic track

* On racing at Knoxville: "Knoxville is just the best, it's the ultimate. We know when we go there, we always get a racetrack that's wide. We can run top, bottom, middle. That's basically why everybody loves to go there. You don't just set up for the top; you don't just set up for the bottom. You set up for anywhere you want to go because at some time during the race you got to go there."

* On your success at the track boosting confidence: "We need it. We need it bad. This is probably the worst season I've ever had at the start of the season. If we go to Knoxville and we struggle, there's something wrong. If there's any place in the world that I should have confidence, it should be there."

* On the history of the facility: "It's the greatest speedway in North America. I've never been to a greater speedway. It has the best of everything as far as facility, track preparation, track facility, surface, people, fans -- it's the best hands down."

Terry McCarl, a six-time 410 sprint champion at Knoxville Raceway who hails from Altoona, Iowa

* On the key to winning at Knoxville: "The same as anything, track position, qualifying well. Knoxville is an awesome track because it's pretty consistent. It's got the best lights in the business, the best track crew. It's usually pretty racy. Usually there's a top and a bottom. Dirt is hard to manipulate. That's what makes our racing different than pavement racing. It changes so much every day. You get spoiled racing there weekly. It's nice and wide, a lot of racing room. For the fans, the seating is second to none. And it pays pretty well. For a local show, it pays by far the best in the country."

* On having confidence with so much success at Knoxville: "It used to be that way back in the day, but there's so many Outlaws teams with so much experience. What happens over a local deal is that when they come in it makes the track different than the local guys normally see it, because there's so many guys going so fast that it makes the track more slick than they're used to. I'd say there's nowhere in the country that a local has an advantage over an Outlaw except for Williams Grove or Chico, Calif., where the track can get real, real heavy and rough and nasty. I think other than those tracks, there's nowhere that a local has an advantage over them."

* On the history of Knoxville: "It's good that the track that I've had a lot of success at is the best dirt track in the world, that's pretty cool. I think we're fifth on the all-time list in feature wins there, so that makes it a little nicer. If you're going to be good at a track, you probably want it to be Knoxville or Eldora because they have the biggest paying races. We live a half hour away. If you do have to run local, it's good and bad. It's nice because Knoxville is close and it's such an awesome facility, but compared to Pennsylvania there's not enough racing otherwise. You would think with Knoxville as a cornerstone that there would be a lot more 410 shows around there, but there really aren't because it's tough to promote around Knoxville because they are so awesome and good. For years, they let you in for a $10 pit pass. Nobody else can do that. They spoil the racers and the fans."

Paul McMahan, a Mean 15 racer from Nashville who has two top-10s in the past three races

* On racing at Knoxville before the Nationals: "It's nice to go in there and race before we do actually get to the Knoxville Nationals so if it didn't work the first time maybe you can try something the next time you come back. If you can't get it to work the first time you got a few more shots at it before the Nationals. When we go there now, the Knoxville Nationals are in the middle of August and it's hot so the track conditions are a lot different, but it's always good to go to Knoxville and get some laps around that place before the Nationals.

* On his recent string of success: "We haven't changed anything. We just need a little bit of luck to go our way and we'll be right there. Every night we've been in the top 10 but we just can't get things to go our way."

Brian Paulus, a Mean 15 racer from Mechanicsburg, Pa., with two top-10s in 2005

* On the history of Knoxville Raceway: "Knoxville, because it is the biggest race of the year every year for the past 65 years, every time you go there you do think about the history. You know that it's kind of like a test session for the Nationals. You don't have a choice but to run good every week, you have to, but you go to Knoxville and the pressure goes up because the competition is a little better there than most anywhere. You just got to get your elbows up and race. Hopefully you find something so when August rolls around you have an easy weekend and you come out of the Nationals with a really good finish.

* On using this weekend's event as a test: "That's really the only down side to our sport. We race so much that it's really tough to do testing. With track conditions changing as much as they do, unless you're really having a struggle with things, your at-track testing is very limited. You might do something a little different with wheel-spacing or maybe with shocks, but you're not going to reinvent the wheel and go to Knoxville and say, 'Let's see how this will go for August.' You just go there with what you have and hopefully your lap times are where they need to be and you get confidence built up."

Jason Meyers, a Mean 15 racer from Clovis, Calif., who climbed back to third in points after last weekend

* On using races at Knoxville as test sessions for the Nationals: "We certainly use them as a test session. Obviously you go to those races and you want to run well because Knoxville is one of the most consistent tracks each time we go there. You work hard all year and all of your career to be fast at that racetrack. Last year we went to the spring race and ran a brand new car, ran it for both nights, shook it down and made sure everything was good and we ran good with it. We took that car and set it in the shop until the Nationals so we could bring that car back for the Nationals. It was new, but yet it had been shaken down and anything that was going to come apart had already happened. That way nothing goes wrong for you at the Nationals. We're probably going to do that again this year. They're definitely training sessions for the Nationals, and you obviously want to leave those races feeling confident about how your weekend went.

* On the history of Knoxville: "I can't say that we really think about that a whole lot. The neatest thing about Knoxville is that it's just such a fun place to race, a good place to race. A guy can really pass cars. The track's wide. It's usually got a top and a bottom. It's just a fun place to go race. I can see why so many people run it weekly because it's just a good time. It's a lot of fun and it's very competitive. That's what you think about most, is just looking forward to going to such a nice facility with a great racetrack."

Peter Murphy, who took over driving duties in the No. 35 Rick Wright-owned car earlier this month at Tri-State Speedway

* On the team coming together: "It's not going to be successful overnight, but we communicate really well. We're racing good, we just need to get our time trials better to put us up in the mix a little bit better."

Daryn Pittman, a Mean 15 racer and native of Owasso, Okla., who picked up his first victory of the season Saturday at 81 Speedway in Wichita

* On racing at Knoxville: "We only get to go there twice before the Nationals. Any time you get to go to Knoxville, it's the pinnacle of our whole sport. I've never won a race there, got maybe one top-five, so it's a place we definitely need to improve on drastically. It's a place you always go and try to do your best, but then you also try to take as many notes as you can because you know you're only going to have a few laps before it's August and the Nationals and the biggest race of the year. You just try to get things lined up and any time you can be fast in Knoxville you know you're tough to beat because they'll have 50 cars and qualifying is so important. There's definitely a lot of pressure and a lot of effort."

Joey Saldana, a Mean 15 racer from Brownsburg, Ind., who won a preliminary A-main last year at Knoxville

* On racing at Knoxville: "When you have the Knoxville Nationals there and you get to run a couple of two-day shows before that, it just gets you ready for the Nationals."

* On using this weekend as a tune-up for the Nationals: "Anytime you run a track like that where you're going to have a big race, Eldora is the same way, you know there's going to be a big paying race there. Circumstances can differ, like your car or the way the surface of the track is, but just going there with a basic setup and getting an idea of the way the track is going to be for the year, it's just always good to run on a track like that. That track's good to race on anyway. It's a fun track. I've run well there in the past so hopefully we get some of that good luck back."

* On turning around the season: "On the shorter tracks you don't see the motor situation as bad. On the big tracks you just hold the car wide open and you drive around. On the little tracks, you can get back to driving the car and the setup of the car and the motor is important but not as important. If you look at Bakersfield, we had a shot at winning that and it was a little track. It just seems like the little tracks the motor situation doesn't show up as bad. Then we go to the big tracks and we're just getting eaten up alive. I just wish we could run little tracks all the time. We just got to get our motor program going. What's bad is that once the season starts, they don't give you much time to take some time off to get things going. For the first month of the season, we weren't blaming the motors, we were blaming me, we were blaming the crew, we were blaming the car and you can only blame that stuff so much and the car still has to go around the racetrack, speed-wise. We're fighting it right now. Hopefully we can figure it out, especially for a place like Knoxville because you'll know real fast whether you're fast or slow."

Donny Schatz, a Mean 15 racer from Fargo, N.D., who has three victories this season

* On using this weekend at Knoxville as a test: "Not, really. We just hope what we put at it is going to be good enough to be competitive. We've never really been real good at any of the races leading up to it and been pretty fair at the Nationals. In the middle of August it gets a lot hotter, in the springtime it's cool. You got a new racetrack shape again so you need to figure out if what you had before is going to work again, figure out what the racetrack is going to do instead of keep trying things."

Tim Shaffer, a Mean 15 racer from Aliquippa, Pa., who won earlier this season in Tulare, Calif.

* On racing at Knoxville so close to sponsor Casey's General Stores: "We definitely want to run good there, no matter what's going on, but we've got Casey's and the Nationals are there. Hopefully we can have our act together and really get going. That place is definitely one of the places you want to win at.

* On using the races as a test session: "Definitely, but the track is going to be different for the Nationals because you're going to have more than 100 cars. The main thing is to adapt to the track the way it is that night."

* On the history of Knoxville: "We look at every night, going into these places, doing the best we can. We definitely want to win. It makes it a little more special at Eldora or Knoxville because of the background and the history of it, but we try just as hard everywhere we go."

Jason Sides, a Mean 15 racer from Bartlett, Tenn., and the 2003 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner

* On racing at Knoxville: "It's always nice to go back to Knoxville. The people are great. The racetrack is really good. As far as the racetrack itself, last year it changed a couple of times while we were there. It will be interesting to see how it is this year. For the most part, the whole fan-base and the city always welcomes the Outlaws so it's always good to go back."

Shane Stewart, the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award leader from Bixby, Okla.

* On using this weekend as a test for the Nationals: "We're already trying to make plans motor-wise what we're going to be doing at the Nationals. We've got a fairly fresh motor coming back from Wesmar and I think we're going to run it there and just see what it does. If it runs good then we'll probably run that at the Knoxville Nationals. You don't get to go there too many times before the Nationals so those two races are definitely testing races for the big race."

* On Knoxville Raceway: "It's the atmosphere. It's a pretty cool place to race at, much less win. We've had some really good finishes there in the past couple of years. It'd be cool to win our first Outlaws A-main this year at Knoxville."

Brooke Tatnell, a driver from San Souci, New South Wales, Australia, who has two runner-up finishes this season

* On the history of Knoxville: "It is in your mind during the week, but for a guy from Australia, Knoxville is one of the all-time racetracks you've got to attend. But once you're there racing, it doesn't mean anything. They're all dirt oval racetracks once you put that racesuit on. There's definitely a lot of history about the place, it's what makes it unique."

* On using this weekend as a test for the Nationals: "I don't think if you're a new team or if you're Steve Kinser's team, every time you go there it's a test. One thing about sprint car racing, the track changes from lap to lap to lap. Every time you go back there, you might have your base setup, but you're always learning something new. For us it's definitely a learning experience, but for any race team it's still a learning experience.

Brandon Wimmer, a Mean 15 racer and Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award contender from Fairmount, Ind.

* On history of Knoxville: "You think about it, but once you get there you're just there to race like you are every night out here. You just have to go out there and try your best. It's a little tougher to get around the place, but it seems like the more I run there the better I get. We'll go there and get better and better so we can make the Knoxville Nationals."

* On using early races at Knoxville as test sessions for the Nationals: "The more you run there the better you're going to get. You'll know how to set the car up. It's like that at every track. The more we run there will help us even more."

UPCOMING EVENTS

The World of Outlaws Sprint Series heads May 6 to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., May 7 to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., and May 9 to Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. The East Coast swing begins May 14 at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with The Ohio Challenge pitting the World of Outlaws against the All-Star Circuit of Champions.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Kevin Swindell , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Shane Stewart , Chad Kemenah , Tim Kaeding , Peter Murphy , John Gibson
Teams Williams