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CATEGORIES (articles) > American Motorsport > Motorsport Events For Petrolheads > Knoxville Nationals Motorsport event

Knoxville Nationals Motorsport event


The Knoxville Nationals is an annual World of Outlaws sprint car event held at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The event is considered the premiere event in the series, and is nicknamed "Granddaddy of them all." Steve Kinser has won the event twelve times, and owner Karl Kinser has graced victory lane fourteen times with three different drivers. In 2005 Steve's son Kraig Kinser won this event, making Steve and Kraig the very first father and son to win the Knoxville Nationals.

The 46th Annual Knoxville Nationals occured in 2006 and was the second time since 1991 a driver without the last name of Kinser or Lasoski won this event, Donny Schatz finally won after four second place finishes. Dave Blaney was the first to win in 1997 and did not defend his title the follwoing year.

Formal champions include
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


External link

  • Official track website
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