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Press Release
August 14, 2021  at 9:51:43
Submitted by David Smith Jr.
Who Will Win Wolfe Eye Clinic Night 2?
Thursday, August 12, 2021
We're Ready for Night 2! Are You?
One night of the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's is officially in the books! Tonight, we'll find out which drivers are locked-in to Saturday's finale!
See the drivers slated to race in tonight's Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night here.
Hot laps start at 7:15pm. Racing at approximately 8:30pm. Tickets are still available online, on the phone at 641-842-5431 or at the ticket office.
Reminder: 2020 tickets will NOT be accepted. If you rolled over your tickets, you need 2021 paper or digital tickets to enter the grandstands.
Less than 400 tickets remain for Saturday's finale. Don't wait until Saturday to buy your tickets! Saturday tickets available here.
David Gravel Wins; Gio Scelzi High Point Driver
David Gravel picked up right where he left off from the 2019 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's. The defending champion made a late-race pass to earn his fourth Knoxville Nationals qualifying night win.
But, it was Fresno, California's Gio Scelzi who earned the most points on the night and is poised to win the Pole Award, after qualifying second, finishing fourth in his heat and second in the feature event.
The top-16 drivers in points following tonight's Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night will be locked-in to Saturday's top-eight starting rows in the Knoxville Nationals finale.
Top-10 in points following BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night:
  1. Gio Scelzi - 487 points
  2. Donny Schatz - 477 points
  3. David Gravel - 475 points
  4. Logan Schuchart - 472 points
  5. Brooke Tatnell - 460 points
  6. James McFadden - 459 points
  7. Justin Henderson - 458 points
  8. Justin Peck - 458 points
  9. Danny Dietrich - 449 points
  10. Josh Baughman - 447 points
See full results and full point standings here.
Today's Schedule of Events
Here's everything going on at the Sprint Car Capital of the World today:
9am - Rooftop yoga at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Bryan Clauson Suite Tower - Classes are free if you have a ticket for tonight's races. $5 without a ticket.
11am - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Members Only VIP Reception
2pm - PA Posse Party at Peace Tree Brewing Company in downtown Knoxville. Interviews, games and trivia! The shuttle buses DO go from Knoxville Raceway to Peace Tree and back. Shuttle wristbands are available at the ticket office or at the shuttle stops.
3pm - Great Southern Bank Kid Zone opens on the Turn 4 end of the Avenue of Champions. Today's guest drivers: McKenna Haase, Cory Eliason, Logan Schuchart, and a Jersey Freeze Ice Cream Party with Sheldon Haudenschild and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at 5:15pm.
6pm - VFW Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit. Today's guests: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Sheldon Haudenschild, Wayne Johnson, Logan Schuchart, Mark Dobmeier, Carson McCarl, David Gravel, Danny Dietrich and Justin Peck.
7:15pm - Hot Laps
Post-Race: Live Music by The Damon Dotson Band on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage
Post-Race: The 52nd Annual Chicken Feed at the Turn 4 end of the Avenue of Champions
Wear Your Vintage Racing Tee For Prizes
We love vintage racing tees!
Wear your most beloved and oldest sprint car tee to honor 60 years of the Nationals and Throwback Thursday!
Knoxville Raceway staff members will be passing out prizes to the best tees they see throughout the day.
AND...if you think you have the oldest tee on, meet Kendra Jacobs at the ticket office at the start of Heat Race 4 tonight. We'll choose the best tees and let the fans vote on the winner in Victory Lane after heat races!
PA Posse Party at Peace Tree Brewing Company Downtown
Join us as we celebrate everything Pennsylvania! Sprint Car Unlimited's Jeremy Elliott will be interviewing guests Anthony Macri, Dylan Cisney and Mike Wagner.
Then, it's a battle of fans vs. Logan Wagner and Brent Marks in a series of Minute to Win It games for prizes!
We'll wrap it up with sprint car and Pennsylvania trivia!
PLUS, our friends at Peace Tree Brewing Company have a beer made just for you! The IPA Posse is back! Come early and enjoy lunch, too, from The Bearded Jackal food truck!
Remember, when you're at the track, the Peace Tree Brewing Company Beer Garden under the frontstretch grandstands is open for Happy Hour from 4-5:30 each afternoon. $1 Off all Drafts!
Saturday: We Celebrate Our Past Champions
Tune-in to DIRTVision on Saturday at 1pm for a live show honoring our past champions!
Eleven Knoxville Nationals champions will join hosts Tony Bokhoven and Johnny Gibson on stage to talk about winning sprint car racing's biggest event, how the race has changed over the years, and what their thoughts are on the event now.
Champions on the show include: Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Danny Lasoski, Ron Shuman, Sammy Swindell, Bobby Allen, Kraig Kinser, Tim Shaffer, Brad Sweet, David Gravel and Jason Johnson's wife Bobbi Johnson.
New in 2021: Champion Toast with the Fans!
We're starting a new tradition with the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's: A Champion's Toast with the fans!
Following Saturday's Victory Lane celebration, the 2021 Knoxville Nationals champion will walk across the track and meet fans in the concrete area in front of Dyer-Hudson Hall. Once there, the champion will give a victory speech and raise a toast to cheers with the fans! Make sure you have a drink in hand following the races and join us for the first-ever Champion's Toast!
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