KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Reigning Knoxville Nationals winner Kyle Larson and four drivers who have won the 360 Knoxville Nationals headline Friday’s qualifying night field for the 32nd 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway.
Larson is scheduled to drive Paul Silva’s familiar No. 57 with hope of earning as much as $30,000 from a purse that pays $15,000 to win, plus $500 per lap led.
Larson earned $176,000 when he won last year’s 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals. He also won the NASCAR Cup Series championship last season.
Challenging Larson for Friday night’s top honors will be former 360 Nationals winner Clint Garner, Wayne Johnson, Brian Brown and Terry McCarl, who has won numerous 360 features at the half-mile track this year, and has conquered the 360 Nationals five times, most recently in 2018.
Fifteen-year-old Ryan Timms, a frequent winner in winged sprint car and midget competition this season, will be among the key challengers on Friday night, along with USAC midget champion Buddy Kofoid and All Star sprint car title winner Tyler Courtney.
Four-time USAC sprint car champion Brady Bacon, former World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman, Lynton Jeffrey, Davey Heskin, Tim Crawley, Justin Sanders, Dylan Westbrook, Blake Hahn and Ian Madsen are also among the contenders.
360 Knoxville Nationals Entry List
1cc Clayton Christianson Spencer, Iowa
1a John Anderson Des Moines, Iowa
2k Lynton Jeffrey Sydney, Australia
1x Tim Crawley Benton, Ark.
2c Wayne Johnson Tuttle, Okla.
2d Dylan Opdahl Madison, S.D.
2jr Kelly Miller Coaldale, Alberta
2m Davey Heskin St. Michael, Minn.
3m Michael Pennel Rapid City, S.D.
4 Cam Martin Ankeny, Iowa
4d Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, Ariz.
4s Adam Speckman Elder, S.D.
4w Jamie Ball Knoxville, Iowa
5m Collin Moyle Knoxville, Iowa
5t Ryan Timms Wheatland, Okla.
6 Kelby Watt Adel, Iowa
6J Jett Carney Idalou, Texas
7 Tyler Lee Cedar Rapids, Iowa
7b Ben Brown Marshall, Mo.
7bc Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, Ind.
7taz Tasker Phillips Pleasantville, Iowa
8h Jacob Hughes Hartford, S.D.
8m Kade Morton Coweta, Okla.
9mb J.J. Beaver Knoxville, Iowa
10 Landon Britt Memphis, Tenn.
11n Harli White Lindsay, Okla.
11x Michael Kofoid Penngrove, Calif.
14t Brooke Tatnell Sans Souci, Australia
15 Bobby Mincer Burlington, Iowa
16a Colby Copeland Rocklin, Calif.
17b Ryan Bickett Ramona, S.D.
21 Brian Brown Grain Valley, Mo.
21g Gunner Ramey Sedalia, Mo.
21h Brady Bacon Winchester, Ind.
22k Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, S.D.
24 Terry McCarl Altoona, Iowa
24t Christopher Thram Sanborn, Minn.
27 Carson McCarl Altoona, Iowa
27b Jake Bubak Arvada, Colo.
27h Daryn Pittman Owasso, Okla.
28 Luke Verardi Taylorville, Ill.
33 Alan Zoute Knoxville, Iowa
39 Justin Sanders Aromas, Calif.
40 Clint Garner Sioux Falls, S.D.
41 Chase Moran Fultonville, N.Y.
47x Dylan Westbrook Scotland, Ontario
49x Cale Thomas Fairland, Ind.
50z Zach Chappell Talala, Okla.
52 Blake Hahn Sapulpa, Okla.
57 Kyle Larson Elk Grove, Calif.
64 Ian Madsen St. Marys, Australia
83 Austin Miller Lacona, Iowa
83jr Sam Henderson Sioux Falls, S.D.
83t Tanner Carrick Lincoln, Calif.
84 Scott Bogucki McLaren Vale, Australia
99 Tony Rost Omaha, Neb.
199 Ryan Bowers Nowthen, Minn.