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8/9/18, 2:23 PM   #11
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Schatz was good last night but not great. Went out first and didnít get fast time. Had a heat with a pretty limited field and didnít get through to transfer. Got passed by Schuchart in the B main. He did come from 21st to 5th in the a main but had several cautions to help.

Gives me hope this may be a year for someone new.
 
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8/10/18, 9:09 AM   #12
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Night two:

Feature (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (6); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. David Gravel (13); 4. Tim Kaeding (5); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Chad Kemenah (8); 7. Cory Eliason (10); 8. Shane Stewart (23); 9. Carson Macedo (21); 10. Kraig Kinser (11); 11. Mark Dobmeier (1); 12. Jacob Allen (7); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 14. Parker Price-Miller (22); 15. Spencer Bayston (9); 16. Wayne Johnson (18); 17. Jamie Veal (24); 18. Sammy Swindell (17); 19. John Carney II (3); 20. Chris Martin (19); 21. Gary Taylor (20); 22. Dave Blaney (16); 23. Harli White (12); 24. Josh Schneiderman (14). Lap Leader: Sweet 1-25. Hard-charger: S. Stewart (+15)

Final Combined Points:

A Main: 1. 49 Brad Sweet 491; 2. 10H Chad Kemenah 479; 3. 57 Kyle Larson 475; 4. 15 Donny Schatz 474; 5. 87 Aaron Reutzel 473; 6. 2M Kerry Madsen 473; 7. 49X Tim Shaffer 471; 8. 41 Carson Macedo 469; 9. 71 Gio Scelzi 468; 10. 3 Tim Kaeding 467; 11. 18 Ian Madsen 467; 12. 1A Jacob Allen 465; 13. 24R Rico Abreu 463; 14. 27 Greg Hodnett 462; 15. 2 Shane Stewart 458; 16 24 Terry McCarl 455

B Main: 17. 71P Parker Price-Miller 454; 18. 24W Lucas Wolfe 453; 19. 9 Daryn Pittman 452; 20. 4 Brock Zearfoss 444; 21. 83 Cory Eliason 440; 22. 13 Mark Dobmeier 437; 23. 5 David Gravel 431; 24. 5H Sammy Walsh 431; 25. 2KS Austin McCarl 429; 26. 11K Kraig Kinser 426

Any driver not listed above will Qualify again on Friday with a clean slate and a complete racing program. The top-four in Friday’s Feature will lineup 17th-20th in Saturday’s finale. The remains of the B, C, D and E will be lined up based on Friday’s finishing order.
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8/10/18, 11:29 AM   #13
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Quite an event, but the antithesis of a Sprint car race with the mandatory mid-race stop.
 
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8/10/18, 3:31 PM   #14
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Call it whatever you want, itís the best event in all of dirt track racing.
 
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8/10/18, 3:40 PM   #15
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Call it whatever you want, itís the best event in all of dirt track racing.
Really, Its a matter of opinion
 
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8/10/18, 4:57 PM   #16
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I think as part of the 60th Anniversary of the event in 2020 they should run the Knoxville Nationals non-winged one more time.
 
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8/10/18, 5:25 PM   #17
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Larson is clearly the fan favorite. Really sucks that Logan Schuchart didnít go to the scales after his B main win on Wednesday night. I think he and Schatz working from the back through the A main would of been a thing of beauty.

Brad Sweet was untouchable last night in the A main.
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8/10/18, 9:10 PM   #18
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Really, Its a matter of opinion
This is true. For instance, Iíd say my personal favorite sprint car event to attend is the Smackdown. (Thanks again for letting me buy that ticket from you a couple years ago!) however, Iíd say itís fair to conclude based on attendance, the hype and atmosphere surrounding the race, the car count, and other factors that Knoxville is the premier sprint car race in the country. Itís definitely a matter of opinion, but it would be difficult to argue another event over it.

As for the distance and halfway stop harming itís credibilty as a sprint car race, I can understand that point of view, but I personally like the little strategy kink thrown in. It pays 50,000 more than any other 410 race (100,000 more than any outlaw race), so why not have to do something youíre not accustomed to doing to earn the win? Making the right decisions during the break and being first to take the checkered flag after those 50 laps around that beast of a half mile earns you that 150,000. Just my view. As I said, I can see why those who donít prefer the stop think the way they do.

Now, if we change the debate to premier open wheel dirt race and donít specify sprint car, give me the Chili Bowl every time!
 
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8/10/18, 11:40 PM   #19
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Really, Its a matter of opinion
It's just a fact. The amount of drivers, fans, $150,000 to win. All of USACS races combined don't add up to that. You'd have to experience it to understand 👍Doesn't get better than the nationals
 
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8/11/18, 7:11 AM   #20
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It's just a fact. The amount of drivers, fans, $150,000 to win. All of USACS races combined don't add up to that. You'd have to experience it to understand 👍Doesn't get better than the nationals
I have to ask, are you there?
 
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