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2016 Knoxville Nationals Event Schedule

Updated August 11 2016 at 9:55 A.M.

Tuesday August 9th, 2016

The 2013 FVP Knoxville Nationals Queen and her court. - Mike Campbell / campbellphoto.com

The 2013 FVP Knoxville Nationals Queen and her court. – Mike Campbell / campbellphoto.com

10:00 AM: Mini Golf Tournament at Slideways Karting Center

7:00 PM: 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Queen’s Contest at Dyer Hudson Hall.

8:00 PM: Jeff Gordon’s Kick-It for Children’s Cancer Research Charity Dunk Tank and Special Guest Bartender at Dingus Lounge.

Wednesday August 10th, 2016 – Brandt Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night

8:00 AM: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Opens

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Chamber Pancake Breakfast at the National Guard Armory

9:00 AM: 14th Annual Mini-Nationals at Slideways

10:30 AM: “From Where are Tomorrow’s Sprint Car Historians Coming?” with host Tom Schmeh (Curator, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum) and Allan Brown (“History of America’s Speedways, Past & Present”) and Todd Buffenbarger (www.tjslideways.com) at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Theater.

10:00 AM: Slideways Shuttle Service begins by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

10:30 AM: Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Rager Phillips and Bob Weuve – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

11:00 AM: KRCO Inagural Bus Ride – Departing from Knoxville Raceway

11:30 AM: Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Brady Bacon – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

12:00 PM: Rotary Pie and Ice Cream Tent at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum opens

The midway area packed with people at Knoxville Raceway. - T.J. Buffenbarger Photo

The midway area packed with people at Knoxville Raceway. – T.J. Buffenbarger Photo

12:00 PM: “Meet the Knoxville Regulars” with host Bill Wright (Knoxville Raceway) wih special guests – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum theater

12:30 PM: Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with James McFadden and Brad Sweet – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

1:00 PM: Pella Motors Nationals Pedal Pull children’s tractor pull contest at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum parking lot. Ages 4-11

1:30 PM: “World of Outlaws Sprint Car Racing with Johnny Gibson – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum theater

1:30 PM: Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Danny Lasoski, Mark Dobmeier, and Tim Shaffer – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

2:00 PM: Pit gates open

2:30 PM: Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with TBA

3:00 PM: “Women in Sprint Car Racing” with host Lex Mills and special guests Katlynn Leer, Lauren Stewart, Barb O’Brien, Haley Pratt, Kailtyn Boland, and Misha Geisert in the conference center.

3:00-6:00 PM: Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone Opens in Fan Zone Area (Ages 12 and under)

3:00 PM: Iowa Bear Bus Opens

Full house for one of the fan forums at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. - Mike Campbell Photo

Full house for one of the fan forums at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. – Mike Campbell Photo

3:30 PM: Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Jason Johnson and David Gravel – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Sprint Car Films – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum second floor theater

4:00 PM: Live Music at Dingus Lounge

4:00 PM:  Hoop Shoot Contest with TBA – Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone (Ages 12 and under)

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Live Trackside on KNIA 1320 AM and 95.3 PM, KNIA App, and KNIAKRLS.com

5:00 PM:  Casey’s General Stores Pizza Party with Brian Brown – Knoxville Nationals Kid’s Zone

5:30 PM: Grandstands open

6:00 – 7:00 PM: MRN Arctic Cat Winged Nation LIVE from the Fan Zone Stage

6:40 PM: Live online PPV from theCushion.com of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

6:45 PM: Live Audio from Dirtvision.com of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

7:00 PM: Live coverage of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores on KNIA 1320 AM and 95.3 PM, KNIA App, and KNIAKRLS.com

Post Races: After Hours Party at Slideways

Thursday August 11, 2016 – Toyota Qualifying Night

Bryan Clauson and Jeff Gordon running at Slideways Karting Center during the Kick-It Cup. - T.J. Buffenbarger Photo

Bryan Clauson and Jeff Gordon running at Slideways Karting Center during the Weld Racing Kick-It for Children’s Cancer Research event. – T.J. Buffenbarger Photo

8:00 AM: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Opens

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Chamber Pancake Breakfast at the National Guard Armory

9:00 AM: 14th Annual Mini-Nationals at Slideways

10:00 AM: Slideways Shuttle Service begins by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

10:30 AM: “International Sprint Car Racing” with host David Mills (Premier Speedway) and special guests Randy Hannagan and James McFadden – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum theater

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Steve King Foundation Charity Luncheon in the Fan Zone Tent

11:00 AM: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum VIP Reception with Jimmy Sills and Dave Argabright

11:30 AM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Johnny Herrera and Robert Bell” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

12:00 PM: Rotary Pie and Ice Cream Tent at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum opens

12:00 PM: “What is MyRacePass.com” with host Josh Holt (www.myracepass.com) and special guest Jim Harris and others in theater

Justin Henderson (center) and Shane Stewart (right) get involved in a water balloon fight that broke out during a Knoxville Nationals Kick-It Game. (Mermaid Racing Photos / Serena Dalhamer)

Justin Henderson (center) and Shane Stewart (right) get involved in a water balloon fight that broke out during a Knoxville Nationals Kick-It Game. (Serena Dalhamer Photo)

12:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Cory Eliason, Sheldon Haudenschild and Jac Haudenschild” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

1:00 PM: Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular for Kick-It with Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Larson at Slideways Karting Center

1:15 PM: “The Power and Pitfalls of Social Media in Sprint Car Racing Today” with host Jeremy Elliott (www.pennlive.com) and special guest Eric Arnold (Knoxville Raceway) – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum theater

1:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Craig Dollansky and Chad Trout” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

2:00 PM: Pit gates open

2:15 PM: “Remembering Bryan Clauson” with host Dean Mills (MVP Video) & special guests in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Conference Center

2:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Rico Abreu, Brian Brown, and Ian Madsen ” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

3:00 PM: Iowa Beer Bus Opens

3:00-6:00 PM: Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone Opens in Fan Zone Area (Ages 12 and under)

3:15 PM: “Sprint Car Racing: State of the Union” with host Larry Boos (Eldora Speedway) and special guests Steve Beitler (Skagit Speedway, Grays Harbor Raceway), Rex LeJeune (Attica Raceway Park), Steve Sinclair (Interstate Racing Association and K&K Insurance) in National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Conference Center

3:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Jeff Swindell and Danny Smith” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Sprint Car Films – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum second floor theater

4:00 PM:  Hoop Shoot Contest with Ian Madsen – Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone (Ages 12 and under)

4:00 PM: Live Music at Dingus Lounge

5:00 PM:  Kone Korner Ice Cream Social with Rico Abreu – Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone (Ages 12 and under)

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Live Trackside on KNIA 1320 AM and 95.3 PM, KNIA App, and KNIAKRLS.com

5:30 PM: Grandstands open

6:00 – 7:00 PM: MRN Arctic Cat Winged Nation LIVE from the Fan Zone Stage

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. - Bob Buffenbarger Photo

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. – Bob Buffenbarger Photo

6:40 PM: Live online PPV from theCushion.com of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

6:45 PM: Live Audio from Dirtvision.com of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

7:00 PM: Live coverage of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores on KNIA 1320 AM and 95.3 PM, KNIA App, and KNIAKRLS.com.

Post Races: Lucas Beebe at the Fan Zone Stage

Post Races: Annual Chicken Feed in the Fan Zone

Post Races: After Hours Party at Slideways

Friday August 12th, 2016 – FVP Preliminary Night and SPEED SPORT World Challenge

8:00 AM: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Opens

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Chamber Pancake Breakfast at the National Guard Armory

8:00 AM: United Trailers Naitonal Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Golf Classic in memory of Kevin Gobrecht – Knoxville Country Club

9:00 AM: 14th Annual Mini-Nationals at Slideways

It was busy under the grandstands on Friday at the Knoxville Nationals. - Bob Buffenbarger Photo

Under the grandstands at the Marion County Fairgrounds. – Bob Buffenbarger Photo

10:00 AM: Slideways Shuttle Service begins by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

10:30 AM: “West Coast Sprint Car Racing” with host Kerry Fasig (Mike Phulps #56) and special guests Gary Thomas and others – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum theater

11:30 AM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Chris Eash” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

11:00 AM: Sammmy Swindell Tribute hosted by Winged Nation’s Steve Post – Celebrate Community Church

11:30 AM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Brent Marks and Jerry Potter” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

11:30 – 2:30 PM: “Salute to Builders/Manufactures” Special Reception (By invatation only) in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum second floor.

12:00 PM: Rotary Pie and Ice Cream Tent at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum opens

12:00 PM: “Sprint Car Driver Safety Tips” with host C. Greg Nichol (Speedway Motors) and special guests Mike Long (Motorsports Safety Education Foundation), Jay Masur (Med Star Dirt Track Rescue Team), TBA (Knoxville Raceway Fire and Rescue), and TBA (Simpson/HANS) – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum theater

Pit area at Knoxville Raceway. - Mudclodbob Photo

Pit area at Knoxville Raceway. – Mudclodbob Photo

12:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Kerry Madsen and Paul McMahan” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

1:00 PM: Tony Stewart Kick-It Cup kickball game with Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart at Young’s Park

1:30 PM: “An Historical Perspective with Shirley Kear Valentine” with host Gary Ghueler (Texas Motor Speedway) – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum theater

1:30 PM: Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Dave Argabright – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

1:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Dave Argabright, Jimmy Sills, and Shane Carson” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

2:00 PM: Pit gates open

2:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Steve Beitler and Randy Smith” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

3:00 PM: “Meet the Posse” with host Bruce Ellis (Wiliams Grove Speedway) and special guests in Conference Center

3:00 PM: Iowa Beer Bus Opens

3:00 PM: Knoxville Nationals Kid-Zone Opens in Fan Zone Area (Ages 12 and under)

3:00 PM:  Hoop Shoot with Shane Stewart – Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone (Ages 12 and under)

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Sprint Car Films – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum second floor theater

3:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Sammy Swindell, Kevin Swindell, Jason Solwold” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

4:00 PM:  Q&A and Autographs with Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart – Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone (Ages 12 and under)

4:00 PM: Live Music at Dingus Lounge

4:00 – 6:00 PM:  Free Face Painting – Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Live Trackside on KNIA 1320 AM and 95.3 PM, KNIA App, and KNIAKRLS.com

The trophies for the 2014 FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. - Bob Buffenbarger Photo

(Bob Buffenbarger Photo)

5:30 PM: Grandstands open

6:00 – 7:00 PM: MRN Arctic Cat Winged Nation LIVE from the Fan Zone Stage

6:40 PM: Live online PPV from theCushion.com of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

6:45 PM: Live Audio from Dirtvision.com of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

7:00 PM: Live coverage of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores on KNIA 1320 AM and 95.3 PM, KNIA App, and KNIAKRLS.com

Post Race: CTRL+C from the Fan Zone Stage

Post Races: After Hours Party at Slideways

Saturday August 13th, 2016

Highway 14 on Friday during the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. - Bob Buffenbarger Photo

Highway 14 on Friday during the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. – Bob Buffenbarger Photo

8:00 AM: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Opens

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Chamber Pancake Breakfast at the National Guard Armory

8:00 AM: Craft and Vendor Show – Downtown Knoxville Square

9:00 AM: 14th Annual Mini-Nationals at Slideways

10:00 AM: 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Sores Parade – Downtown Knoxville

10:00 AM: Slideways Shuttle Service begins by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

10:30 AM: “Racing Through Time: A History of Automobile Racing in Iowa” with host Bill Haglund (author of “Racing Through Time”) – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Theater

12:00 PM: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Chairty Auction

12:00 PM: “Promoting a Major Sprint Car Event in Today’s World” with host Greg Burgess (Longdale Speedway, former promoter of Cocopah Winter Heat Showdown) and special guests Shawn Miller (Inside Line Promotions), Darren Shanley (Speed Shift TV) and Dennis Paul (Racetrack Wholesale)- – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Theater

12:00 PM: Iowa Beer Bus Opens

12:00 PM: Rotary Pie and Ice Cream Tent at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum opens

1:00 PM: Knoxville Nationals Kid-Zone Opens in Fan Zone Area (Ages 12 and under)

1:00  – 6:00 PM:  Magic and Water Show – Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone (Ages 12 and under)

The Pollock team unloading the car for Bryan Clauson to drive tonight at Knoxville Raceway. - T.J. Buffenbarger Photo

Teams unloading at Knoxville Raceway. – T.J. Buffenbarger Photo

1:30 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with A.J. “Skip” Jackson” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

1:30 PM: Country Artist Pat Cooper on the Fan Zone Stage

2:00 PM: Pit gates open

2:00 PM: “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with Tony Stewart” – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

2:30 PM: Q&A and Autographs with Kyle Larson – Knoxville Nationals Kid Zone (Ages 12 and under)

3:00 PM: 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Driver’s Meeting – West End of Dyer-Hudson Hall (open to the public)

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Sprint Car Films – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum second floor theater

3:30 PM: Country Artist Pat Cooper on the Fan Zone Stage

Knoxville Raceway. (T.J. Buffenbarger Photo)

Knoxville Raceway. (T.J. Buffenbarger Photo)

4:00 PM: Live Music at Dingus Lounge

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Live Trackside on KNIA 1320 AM and 95.3 PM, KNIA App, and KNIAKRLS.com

5:30 PM: Grandstands open

6:00 – 7:00 PM: MRN Arctic Cat Winged Nation LIVE from the Fan Zone Stage

6:40 PM: Live online PPV from theCushion.com of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

6:45 PM: Live Audio from Dirtvision.com of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

7:00 PM: Live coverage of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores on KNIA 1320 AM and 95.3 PM, KNIA App, and KNIAKRLS.com

Post Races: After Hours Party at Slideways