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    Know The Top Storylines For The Historic Weekend At Tri-State Speedway

    Carson Macedo & Sheldon Haudenschild — Photo by Trent Gower

    WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws set for historic weekend in Haubstadt
    World of Outlaws return to national TV; several drivers eyeing first Tri-State win

    HAUBSTADT, IN – June 16, 2020 – Tri-State Speedway will make history with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this weekend on June 19-20. It’ll be the first doubleheader at the Haubstadt, IN track in the history of the sport.

    It will also mark the first time since 1995 that the World of Outlaws has been broadcast nationally. Saturday’s event will be live on CBS Sports Network, starting at 9 p.m. (ET) – both races on Friday and Saturday will also be live on DIRTVision.

    The quarter-mile track has hosted some of the Series’ most excited battles due to its high corners creating close racing and constant wheelies down the straightaways. This weekend’s historic event should be no different.

    Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

    HAUDENSCHILD HOT STREAK: After a mistake at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 that saw Sheldon Haudenschild flip while leading, the Wooster, OH-native has been on a streak of five top-five finishes in the last six races. He’s coming off two fifth place finishes in a row at Knoxville Raceway – which helped propel him to fifth in points.

    He and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team have been knocking on the door of their first win in 2020. Tri-State Speedway could be the site of that victory if Haudenschild is able to back up his second place run in October. Christopher Bell won the race, but Haudenschild was the show in his NOS Energy Drink #17, charging from 18th to the runner-up spot through heavy traffic and tight quarters racing.

    SWEET HOLDS TOP SPOT: Reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, kept his Kasey Kahne Racing team at the top of the point standings after the doubleheader weekend at Knoxville Raceway – now 26 points ahead of 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. He finished 12th the first night – his first time outside the top-10 this year – and rebounded with a second place finish the following night.

    He’ll look to keep his NAPA Auto Parts #49 up front during the doubleheader at Tri-State Speedway – a track he’s yet to win at. He finished fifth at the quarter-mile track in October.

    SCHATZ LOOKING FOR FIRST: There are only a handful of tracks on the World of Outlaws tour that 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, hasn’t won at. Tri-State Speedway is one of the most notable. In 21 starts at the quarter-mile track Schatz has a career best finish of third in 2008 – his only podium at the track.

    Bad luck robbed him of a decent finish at the track last year after Schatz got ran into the back of and spun out – ending the night 13th. He’s coming off an 11th place finish at Knoxville, heading into the doubleheader weekend at Tri-State with his #15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing crew. A win at the speedway would not only check another track off his list but bring him another step closer to his 300 career wins milestone – he’s currently sitting at 296 wins.

    MACEDO RIDING MOMENTUM: Last year’s Rookie of the Year Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, has been quietly consistent this year with his Kyle Larson Racing team, finishing outside the top-10 only twice in the first 12 races. He also picked up back to back fourth place finishes at Knoxville.

    He’ll look to ride that momentum into the doubleheader weekend at Tri-State Speedway. He finished 10th at the track last year but was also one of the best drivers on quarter-mile tracks in 2019 in his Tarlton & Son #2. He won at Silver Dollar Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway, and finished second at Placerville Speedway.

    SCHUCHART BACK ON TRACK: After two races in a row of finishing outside the top-20, Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, returned to the podium at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

    Before those two poor finishes, Schuchart hadn’t finished outside the top-10 all year and had the points lead. Now, he sits third in points, looking to put his Drydene #1A back on top for Shark Racing. However, Tri-State Speedway has been one of his worse tracks. He never finished better than 17th in his first five starts there – finishing 22nd in his first four. That streak was broken last year, though, when he earned at ninth place finish.

    GRAVEL & PITTMAN ON REBOUND: David Gravel and 2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman are both searching for the consistency and wins they had last year. Gravel won at Knoxville Raceway in May but has had an up and down season since with Jason Johnson Racing and Pittman is still looking for his first win in 2020 with Roth Motorsports.

    Gravel, of Watertown, CT, earned a podium finish during the first night of the Knoxville doubleheader, but then found himself a lap down in the back of the field the next night. Pittman, of Owasso, OK, was poised for a potential victory at Knoxville Saturday night, sitting on the pole and pulling away to a three second lead in the first few laps. However, he made contact with Gravel while trying to lap him and the two spun out. Pittman finished 18th and Gravel finished 19th.

    Pittman had a solid eighth place run at Tri-State Speedway last year, while Gravel finished 12th. But Gravel has two wins at the track and is the only current full-time driver that has won there – most recently in 2018.

    SWINDELL STILL SWINGING: At 64 years old, in his 50th year of racing, there is no slowing down three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell. In his first two starts of 2020 – driving his son Kevin Swindell’s #39 Swindell Speedlab car – “Slammin’ Sammy” earned back to back top-10 finishes at Knoxville Raceway.

    He’ll make his World of Outlaws return to Tri-State Speedway for the doubleheader weekend. He has five wins on the quarter-mile track – the last one coming in 2011 – and still holds the track record of 11.110 sec. that he set in 2004.

    THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

    WHEN & WHERE
    Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, on DIRTVision (Fri. & Sat.) at 7 p.m. (ET) and on CBS Sports Network (Sat.) at 9 p.m. (ET).

    TICKETS
    Friday tickets: Click here
    Saturday tickets: (Sold out)

    GUIDELINES
    Participant guidelines: Tri-StateParticipantSnapshot&GuidelinesSprints6.15.20
    Spectator guidelines: Tri-StateSpectatorSnapshot&GuidelinesSprints6.15.20

    DRIVER REGISTRATION
    Link: https://dirtcar.typeform.com/to/O8PbRA

    ABOUT THE TRACK
    Tri-State Speedway is a high-banked quarter-mile track.
    Track Record – 11.110 sec. set by Sammy Swindell on Oct. 8, 2004
    Online – Tri-StateSpeedway.com

    1/4-MILE WINNERS IN 2019
    There were nine races on a 1/4-mile track in 2019. (Tri-State will be the first race on a 1/4-mile track in 2020.)
    Silver Dollar Speedway: Carson Macedo won on March 15, Brad Sweet on Sept. 6 and Daryn Pittman on Sept. 7
    Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 31 and Shane Stewart won on June 1
    Fairbury Speedway: Kyle Larson won on June 4
    Placerville Speedway: Shane Golonic won on Sept. 11
    Jacksonville Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Sept. 25
    Tri-State Speedway: Christopher Bell on Oct. 13

    TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
    2019 – Christopher Bell on Oct. 13
    2018 – David Gravel on May 13
    2017 – Parker Price-Miller on May 14
    2016 – David Gravel on May 14
    2015 – Paul McMahan on May 3
    2014 – Paul McMahan on May 10
    2013 – Tim Kaeding on April 20
    2012 – Craig Dollansky on April 21
    2011 – Sammy Swindell on May 30
    2010 – Craig Dollansky on Oct. 16
    2009 – Steve Kinser on June 25
    2008 – Craig Dollansky on July 6
    2007 – Steve Kinser on April 21
    2006 – Craig Dollansky on April 15
    2005 – Steve Kinser on April 16
    2004 – Tim Kaeding on Oct. 8
    1999 – Mark Kinser on May 16
    1998 – Mark Kinser on May 10, Sammy Swindell on June 21
    1997 – Steve Kinser on May 11, Sammy Swindell on June 22
    1996 – Mark Kinser on May 12
    1995 – Stevie Smith on May 14, Steve Kinser on July 16
    1994 – Andy Hillenburg on May 15, Dave Blaney on July 17
    1993 – Dave Blaney on May 16, Andy Hillenburg on July 18
    1992 – Gary Wright on May 10, Sammy Swindell on July 26
    1991 – Doug Wolfgang on May 12, Steve Kinser on July 14
    1990 – Doug Wolfgang on May 13
    1989 – Steve Kinser on May 14
    1988 – Bobby Davis, Jr. and Sammy Swindell on May 15 (co-winners)
    1980 – Steve Kinser on May 11
    1979 – Lee James on May 13, Larry Gates on Aug. 19

    ON THE INTERNET
    World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
    Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
    Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
    Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
    YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
    DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
    Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
    Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

    DRIVER INFO
    Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
    Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
    Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
    Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
    Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
    David Gravel – @DavidGravel
    Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
    Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
    Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
    Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
    Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
    Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
    Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
    Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

    AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Jackson Motorplex on June 25-27 for the 42nd AGCO Jackson Nationals. Tickets can be purchased for the prestigious three-day event by clicking here. If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

    2020 STATS
    There have been 12 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season. 

    FEATURE WINNERS (5 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
    1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
    2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
    3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
    – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
    4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1

    DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (20 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
    1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
    – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
    2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
    – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
    3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
    – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
    – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
    – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
    4 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
    – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
    – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
    – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
    – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
    5 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
    – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
    – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
    – Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
    – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
    – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale Texas – 1
    – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

    DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (8 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
    1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
    – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
    – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
    – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
    2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
    – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
    – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
    – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1

    LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (11 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
    1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
    2 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
    – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
    – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
    – Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
    – Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
    – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
    – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
    – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
    – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
    – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1

    C-MAIN WINNERS (5 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
    1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
    – Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
    – Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
    – Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
    – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1

    D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
    1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

    PODIUM FINISHES (10 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
    1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
    2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
    3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
    – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
    5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
    6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
    – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
    7 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
    – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
    – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

    HARD CHARGER AWARD (7 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
    1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
    2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
    – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
    3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
    – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
    – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
    – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1

    TOTAL LAPS LED (11 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
    1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 82
    2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 80
    3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 78
    4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 48
    5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
    6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
    7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 18
    8 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
    9 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
    10 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
    – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

    QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (9 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
    1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
    2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
    3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
    – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
    – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
    – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
    – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
    – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
    – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

    NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
    1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

    FASTEST IN PRACTICE (9 drivers)
    Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
    1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
    2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
    3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
    – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
    – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
    – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
    – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
    – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
    – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

    2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
    No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
    1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
    2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
    3. Sunday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
    4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Postponed)
    5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
    6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
    7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
    8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
    9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Postponed)
    10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
    11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
    12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
    13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
    14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
    15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockotn Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
    16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
    17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
    18. Friday, May 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / (Postponed)
    19. Saturday, May 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / (Postponed)
    20. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
    21. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
    22. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
    23. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
    24. Wednesday, May 13 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / (Postponed)
    25. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
    26. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
    27. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
    28. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
    29. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
    30. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
    31. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
    32. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
    33. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
    34. Saturday, May 30 / I-70 Speedway / Odessa, MO / (Postponed)
    35. Wednesday, June 3 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / (Postponed)
    36. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
    37. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
    38. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
    39. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
    40. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
    41. Saturday, June 13 / Knoville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
    42. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled

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