Date: Wednesday, August 7th
Event: 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals Preliminary
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (24th)
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 9, 2019) – Despite falling short of a transfer position during his respective heat race on Wednesday night at Knoxville Raceway, due in part to mechanical complications, ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, persevered in a big way during Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition and drove his way to an A-Main starting position by finishing fourth during the Last Chance Showdown.
The Fargo, North Dakota-native eventually ended his evening with a hard charge from 24th to finish 11th during the 25-lap preliminary main event.
With his hard charging performance, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, locked himself into Saturday’s 59th annual Knoxville Nationals B-Main and will start on the second row. The top four finishers at the conclusion of B-Main action will transfer into Saturday’s $150,000-to-win A-Main.
Although faced with adversity, Schatz has been in this position before, actually rallying from 21st to win a Knoxville Nationals title in 2013, after winning the B-Main.
Donny Schatz is a ten-time Knoxville Nationals champion.
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.
Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.
Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.
Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.
2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru August 9, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 46
World of Outlaws Wins: 7
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 31
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 42
Photo: Paul Arch
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
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