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Pole Position Caps Landmark Day for Austin McCarl

The McCarl name is synonymous with the Knoxville Nationals as part of the “home team”, even when family members were traveling to race elsewhere. Austin McCarl gave those local fans a night to remember on Thursday by earning the pole position for the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals.
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T.J.’s Notebook: Wide Open Nationals

The term wide open in motorsports is used to describe being able to hold down the throttle all the way around the race track. Coming into the 61st Knoxville Nationals I am using it to describe the pool of potential winners of the biggest event in sprint car racing. […]

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T.J.’s Notebook: a Full Throttle Wrap Up

Nate Dussel left Michigan early Sunday morning as the supreme conqueror of the Full Throttle Nationals at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Dussel, from Bradner, Ohio left the mitten state with three victories and a second-place finish in feature competition with the FAST on Dirt 410 sprint Cars and Great Lakes Super Sprints 360 Sprint Cars. […]

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T.J.’s Notebook: It’s Classic Week

With the 36th Chili Bowl Nationals in the books it is far from time to rest in the sprint car world. As one major event wraps up another is to begin as the 49th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Premier Speedway at Warrnambool, Victoria.
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T.J.’s Notebook: Chili Bowl Breakdown for Monday and Other Notes

The 36th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire starts bright and early Monday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway with the entire field participating in practice before Monday night’s preliminary event. As this post was being proofread late on Sunday the entry list was just shy of 400 entries for the six-day event. […]

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T.J.’s Notebook from the Joker’s Wild

Carson Short turned up at the Kings Royal as the latest driver of the Pete Grove 70 car. Short, a World of Outlaws feature winner in 2020 at Tri-State Speedway, is making his first appearance at the Kings Royal in what turned out to be a last-minute deal.
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T.J.’s Notebook: Possible Parts Shortages, Drama, and Good Racing

Reading through the race results and reports from around the country every week racing appears to be making strong comeback from the COVID situation that decimated the 2020 season. While many things are starting to trend toward being normal in the racing world, new issues from the COVID shutdowns are starting to pop up in 2021. […]