KNOXVILLE, Iowa — The entry list for the 61st running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals stands at 103 cars one week before the Aug. 10-13 event at Knoxville Raceway.
Defending winner Kyle Larson headlines an entry list that includes six other winners of sprint car racing’s biggest event — David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Tim Shaffer, Kraig Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Donny Schatz.
Fifty-two cars are currently entered for Wednesday’s preliminary-night program and 51 on Thursday. The two preliminary features will pay $12,000 to win with Saturday’s 50-lap finale worth $150,000 from the $970,105 purse.
Schatz, a 10-time Nationals winner, and Gravel headline Wednesday night’s program that also includes Kings Royal winner Brent Marks and World of Outlaws regulars Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brock Zearfoss, James McFadden and Robbie Price.
Knoxville Raceway regulars Ian Madsen, Justin Henderson, Aaron Reutzel, Terry McCarl are also scheduled for Wednesday, with All Star Circuit of Champions contenders Parker Price-Miller, Justin Peck, Cory Eliason and Hunter Schuerenberg also in action.
California invaders Shane Golobic, Justin Sanders and Corey Day, reigning 360 Nationals winner Gio Scelzi, four-time USAC sprint car champion Brady Bacon
Larson, Sweet, Kinser, Swindell and Shaffer hit the track on Thursday, along with World of Outlaws competitors Jacob Allen, Spencer Bayston, Bill Rose, Kasey Kahne, Carson Macedo and Noah Gass.
All Star champion Tyler Courtney and multi-time Knoxville Raceway champion Brian Brown are also scheduled Thursday night, along with USAC midget champion Buddy Kofoid, Zeb Wise, Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Logan Wagner, Anthony Macri and Chad Kemenah, among others.
WEDNESDAY AUG 10
1au Marcus Dumesny Sydney, Australia
1m Don Droud Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
1s Logan Schuchart Hanover, Pa.
1x Jake Bubak Arvada, Colo.
2 David Gravel Watertown, Conn.
2c Wayne Johnson Tuttle, Okla.
2kk Kevin Ingle Huron, S.D.
2ks Ian Madsen St. Marys, Australia
2m Davey Heskin St. Michael, Minn.
3 Ayrton Gennetten Gravois Mills, Mo.
3p Sawyer Phillips Pleasantville, Iowa
3z Brock Zearfoss Jonestown, Pa.
6b Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, Ind.
7 Justin Henderson Tea, S.D.
7s Robbie Price Cobble Hill, British Columbia
7w Dustin Selvage Indianaola, Iowa
8 Aaron Reutzel Clute, Texas
9jr Derek Hagar Marion, Ark.
10 Skylar Prochaska Lakefield, Minn.
11 Roger Crockett Broken Arrow, Okla.
11m Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, Ind.
13 Justin Peck Monrovia, Ind.
13jt Mark Dobmeier Grand Forks, N.D.
14 Corey Day Clovis, Calif.
14m Cole Macedo Lemoore, Calif.
15 Donny Schatz Fargo, N.D.
16a Colby Copeland Rocklin, Calif.
17 Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, Ohio
17c Carson Short Marion, Ill.
17w Shane Golobic Rocklin, Calif.
18 Gio Scelzi Fresno, Calif.
19 Brent Marks Myerstown, Pa.
20 A.J. Moeller Rockwell City, Iowa
21h Brady Bacon Winchester, Ind.
22 Riley Goodno Knoxville, Iowa
24 Terry McCarl Altoona, Iowa
24w Garet Williamson Kingdom City, Mo.
39 Justin Sanders Aromas, Calif.
40 Clint Garner Sioux Falls, S.D.
45 Rusty Hickman Bendigo, Victoria
49j Josh Schneiderman W. Burlington, Iowa
52 Blake Hahn Sapulpa, Okla.
55 Hunter Schuerenberg Avon, Ind.
55t McKenna Haase Des Moines, Iowa
55w Mike Wagner Harrisonville, Pa.
65 Jordan Goldesberry Springfield, Ill.
71 Cory Eliason Visalia, Calif.
73 Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, Wis.
83 James McFadden Warrnambool, Australia
84 Scott Bogucki McLaren Vale, Australia
91 Kyle Reinhardt Abbottstown, Pa.
101 Lachlan McHugh Gold Coast, Australia
THURSDAY AUG 11
1 Logan Wagner Harrisonville, Pa.
1a Jacob Allen Hanover, Pa.
2k Lynton Jeffrey Sydney, Australia
3tk TBA TBA
4w Matt Wasmund Jackson, Minn.
5 Spencer Bayston Lebanon, Ind.
5c Dylan Cisney Port Royal, Pa.
6 Bill Rose Plainfield, Ind.
6a Adam Cruea Troy, Ohio
7bc Tyler Courtney Indianaplois, Ind.
7taz Tasker Phillips Pleasantville, Iowa
09 Matt Juhl Tea, S.D.
9 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, Wash.
11k Kraig Kinser Bloomington, Ind.
11n Harli White Lindsay, Okla.
11t – T.J. Stutts Liverpool, Pa.
11x Michael Kofoid Penngrove, Calif.
12 Tyler Drueke Eagle, Neb.
15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. Sunnyvale, Texas
15m Bobby Mincer Burlington, Iowa
16 Brooke Tatnell Sans Souci, Australia
17b Bill Balog Brookfield, Wis.
17s Sammy Swindell Lakeland, Tenn.
18r Ryan Roberts Aurora, Neb.
19w Chris Windom Canton, Ill.
20g Noah Gass Mounds, Okla.
21 Brian Brown Grain Valley, Mo.
21k Thomas Kennedy Winnipeg, Manitoba
24r Rico Abreu St. Helena, Calif.
25 J.J. HIckle Quilcene, Wash.
26 Zeb Wise Angola, Ind.
27 Carson McCarl Altoona, Iowa
27h Daryn Pittman Owasso, Okla.
28 Tim Shaffer Aliquippa, Pa.
35 Zachary Hampton Plainfield, Ind.
35k Chad Kemenah Alvada, Ohio
39m Anthony Macri Dillsburg, Pa.
41 Carson Macedo Lemoore, Calif.
42 Sye Lynch Cowansville, Pa.
44 Chris Martin Ankeny, Iowa
47x Dylan Westbrook Scotland, Ontario
49 Brad Sweet Grass Valley, Calif.
49x Cale Thomas Fairland, Ind.
57 Kyle Larson Elk Grove, Calif.
83jr Kerry Madsen St. Marys, Australia
83t Tanner Carrick Lincoln, Calif.
88 Austin McCarl Altoona, Iowa
97 Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, Ohio
97g Alan Gilbertson Kasson, Minn.
99 Skylar Gee Leduc, Alberta