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Outlaws Race At Knoxville; Johnson Still On The Hearts Of Everyone

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 5:49 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades the Knoxville Raceway this weekend for a two-night show beginning tonight. No doubt the subject on everyone’s minds as it has been all week is the sudden and tragic death of 2016 Knoxville Nationals Winner Jason Johnson following a racing accident in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, which was the Outlaws last race. Many if not all of the 410 drivers will be sporting a hashtag Forever 41 Cajun decal on the front of their top wings. As far as on track, reigning Knoxville Nationals Winner Donny Schatz leads the points with 11 wins on the season while Brad Sweet is second. This will also be the return of 2017 Knoxville 410 Champion Ian Madsen to his home track. Madsen ran a weekly show earlier in the season when the Outlaws had an off night. You can hear the action beginning with Live Track Side at five and Race Night’s Live at seven on AM 1320 and 95.3 KNIA and kniakrls.com.