By T.J. Buffenbarger
Knoxville, IA — (July 13, 2016) — Fans at the 2016 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals will see the return of Kyle Larson to competition at the world’s largest sprint car event. Knoxville officials announced on Thursday that Larson will enter the 56th annual edition of the Nationals.
With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series having the weekend off during the Knoxville Nationals Larson along with several other drivers with roots in sprint car racing plan on attending the entire week of racing at the Nationals with Larson being the only driver so far of that select group that has entered the event.
Larson has a preliminary night victory at Knoxville in 2012 and earned Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year honors. 2013 was the last time Larson competed during the Nationals with a career best 6th place finish in Saturday night’s A-Main.
This season Larson has three sprint car victories including a pair of wins with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park and Atomic Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Larson also has an Indiana Midget Week victory to his credit at Montpelier Motor Speedway.
Other entries filed for the Nationals this week include Jacobs Allen, Chad Kemenah, Mike Renke, Danny Smith, and Lucas Wolfe.