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The Dude Wins 360 Nationals Opener

View from the Stands (8/2/2013)
by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator

23rd Annual Knoxville 360 Final_SmallNight one of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals is in the books and what a show Danny Lasoski and Kyle Larson put on for us!  On the start of the feature front row starters Danny Dietrich and Larson went low racing each other to the bottom, leaving the top open and Lasoski took advantage and raced by them both and came away with the lead.  Larson would catch Lasoski in traffic and attempted a last lap slider going into turn three, but the veteran Lasoski stuck his 1m on the bottom coming off of turn four to win by a car length.

Lasoski timed tenth, and barely made it through his heat race finishing fourth and transferring after a hard fought battle with Dustin Selvage.  That heat race set the tone for the feature, and the Dude is fifth in points and will start mid-pack on Saturday night. The feature was so good, and probably the most aggressive I’ve seen the Dude at Knoxville in a long time.  Hopefully this gives him a confidence boost as well going into next week, because I desperately want to see him run 50 laps in that race.

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Knoxville Regulars Shine, 360 Notes, Blake Anderson

View from the Stands (6/19/2013)
by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator

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Donny Schatz on his way to win number 7 this season.

Well Donny Schatz did it again. He will be the man to beat at the Knoxville Nationals.  I’m not sure if anyone can beat him other than “lady luck” right now. Brian Brown is close to having Schatz’ number at Knoxville. Brown was leading and was pulling away at one point, but Schatz was closing a bit in lapped traffic, and if a lapped car hadn’t suddenly slowed and been in his way I think Brown might have been able to beat Schatz.
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