By admin | September 10, 2013
By Richard Allen
By virtually all accounts, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway was a great success. The grandstands were packed, television ratings were high and the buzz for the race even overshadowed the coverage of qualifying for the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
As a result, NASCAR may very well be looking to multiply that excitement by adding a second CWTS race on dirt for 2014. Sources inside the dirt and NASCAR racing industry report that the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa may well be the site of that second dirt event, should it come to pass.
The Knoxville Raceway hosts major events for both Sprint Cars and Late Models. The track is also the home of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum.
Austin Dillon won NASCAR’s first sanctioned dirt race in over 40 years when he took the checkered flag in the CWTS event in Rossburg, Ohio this past July.
*Since the original writing of this piece, it has come to light that the Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA is experiencing financial difficulties. That track has hosted CWTS events since 2009. This may or may not have any relationship to the possibility of a CWTS event at the Knoxville Speedway, but it is an interesting coincidence.
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