2013 Knoxville Nationals / Southern Iowa Speed Week Coverage

Donny Schatz (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Donny Schatz (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Donny Schatz (Serena Dalhamer photo)

Every time we have to take down any special event coverage until next year is a sad day.   This time we bid farewell to the 2013 edition of the FVP Knoxville Nationals.  We cannot thank everyone at Knoxville Raceway enough along with photographers Mike Campbell and Serena Dalhamer for their hard work all week.  Relive our coverage via the links below…
Race Reports:
Wednesday: http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/08/gravel-wins-opening-night-of-the-fvp-knoxville-nationals/
Thursday:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/09/brown-wins-thursday-feature-at-knoxville/
Friday:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/larson-flies-to-victory-friday-at-knoxville-raceway/
World Challenge:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/tatnell-uses-world-challenge-victory-to-secure-spot-in-saturday-a-main/
E-Main Story: http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/swindell-starts-march-through-the-alphabet-with-e-main-victory/
D-Main Story:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/blaney-best-in-the-d-main-at-knoxville/
C-Main Story:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/hafertepe-wins-c-main-at-knoxville/
B-Main Story:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/schatz-wins-b-main-with-final-lap-pass/
A-Main Story:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/11/super-schatz-scores-seventh-knoxville-championship-victory/

Feature stories and audio: 
David Gravel story on his roller coaster season:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/08/gravels-roller-coaster-leads-to-knoxville-victory/
News from the Daryn Pittman / Brian Brown appearances at the press luncheon:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/08/pittman-and-brown-highlight-media-luncheon-on-thursday/
Bryan Clauson making his first Nationals start:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/08/clauson-making-his-first-start-in-the-knoxville-nationals/
Story about the change to the Speed Sport World Challenge:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/09/world-challenge-winner-could-earn-a-main-starting-spot-on-saturday/
Cap Henry story about his run on Friday to the A-Main:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/henrys-run-to-the-a-main-almost-did-not-happen/
Pre-race audio from Saturday:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/pre-race-audio-from-henderson-winters-and-wimmer/
Blog on Schatz’s run for the ages on Saturday:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/11/t-j-s-travels-schatzs-knoxville-win-a-drive-for-the-ages/

Photo Galleries with images from myself, Serena Dalhamer, and Mike Campbell.  
360 Knoxville Nationals Thursday Program:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/02/photo-gallery-thursday-night-at-the-2013-knoxville-360-nationals/
360 Knoxville Nationals Friday Program:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/03/photo-gallery-friday-at-the-2013-360-knoxville-nationals/
360 Knoxville Nationals Saturday Program: http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/04/photo-gallery-2013-360-knoxville-nationals-final/
Capitani Classic Gallery: http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/05/photo-gallery-capitani-classic-at-knoxville-raceway/
Front Row Challenge Gallery:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/06/photo-gallery-front-row-challenge/
Ultimate CHallenge Gallery:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/07/photo-gallery-ultimate-challenge/
Wednesday Nationals Gallery:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/08/photo-gallery-wednesday-night-at-knoxville-raceway/
Special paint scheme gallery:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/08/special-paint-scheme-gallery-from-the-2013-knoxville-nationals/
Thursday Nationals Gallery:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/09/photo-gallery-thursday-night-at-the-knoxville-nationals/
Friday Nationals Gallery:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/10/photo-gallery-friday-night-at-the-2013-fvp-knoxville-nationals/
Saturday Nationals Gallery:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/11/photo-gallery-saturday-night-at-the-53rd-fvp-knoxville-nationals/

Wednesday Notebook:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/07/t-j-s-notebook-from-daytime-events-at-the-nationals/

Friday Notebookt:  http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/09/t-j-s-notebook-friday-optimism/

Other material we maintained:
Event Schedule:  http://tjslideways.com/2013-knoxville-nationals-schedule-of-events/
Hosted a fan forum: http://tjslideways.com/2013/08/06/t-j-hosting-fan-forum-wednesday-at-the-sprint-car-hall-of-fame/
(T.J. also participated in the social media forum on Friday but didn’t have a chance to write about it, but will comment on it later)

Also race updates via our Twitter account people seemed to like (http://www.twitter.com/tjslideways) and social media coverage on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tjslidewaysdotcom