Schatz rallies through B-Main, rebounds after mechanical woes to earn Knoxville Nationals top-ten

Dates: Wednesday through Saturday, August 7th-10th
Event: Knoxville Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Preliminary Feature (August 7th): 11th (24th)
Finale Feature (August 10th): 9th (18th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 13, 2019) – Although unable to accomplish an 11th Knoxville Nationals championship at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz still put on an impressive display during his four-day visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, ultimately ending his Nationals campaign with a head-turning rally from 18th to finish ninth during the $150,000-to-win finale, not before going to the tail due to mechanical woes. 

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, was forced to go to the tail on Saturday night after engine trouble plagued the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion. The team discovered the issue and fixed the problem, allowing Schatz to return to the speedway and recover for a top-ten. 

“It wasn’t the night we wanted, but the guys never gave up,” Donny Schatz said, who is currently second in the World of Outlaws championship standings. “Our weekend was full of instances like that; little things that we failed to catch that ended up hurting us in the long run. All we can do is try and learn from our mistakes and move forward.” 

Donny Schatz kicked-off his Knoxville Nationals campaign with a hard charge from 24th to finish 11th during preliminary competition on Wednesday, August 7.

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz is heading for home, anxious to rejoin the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during a pair of starts in his own backyard. The Greatest Show On Dirt will activate the weekend at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 16, followed by a stop at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 17. 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
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 12, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 47
World of Outlaws Wins: 7
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 31
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 43

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CONTACT:
Photo: Trent Gower/TGP
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

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