Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 6th-7th
Event: Ironman 55
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: I-55 Raceway (Pevely, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 6th (10th)
Saturday: 9th (2nd)
Date: Sunday, August 8th
Event: 10th Annual Capitani Classic
Series: Open Event | 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (2nd)
2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fourth | 7102 points [258 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 9, 2021) – Three starts resulted in three top-ten scores for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, kicking off their recent campaign with the two-day Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri. Getting things activated with preliminary action, Schatz ignited Ironman weekend with a sixth-place finish on Friday, August 6, gaining three spots in the 35-lapper after starting from the outside of row five.
The following evening during the 55-lap, $20,000-to-win Ironman finale, Schatz, aboard the Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing No. 15 sprint car, rolled off second and finished ninth, fading with less than ten to go after battling within the top-five for most of the distance. Pennsylvania invader and former Outlaws winner, Danny Dietrich, stole eighth with the white flag waving.
The tenth running of the annual Capitani Classic a Knoxville Raceway capped Schatz’ recent three-race weekend, not only resulting in the Fargo, North Dakota-native’s first podium outcome of the weekend, but also granting the ten-time World of Outlaws champion valuable lap time before Knoxville Nationals competition ignites Wednesday. Schatz finished third in the prestigious Capitani tribute, earning the outside-pole position via the evening’s pole shuffle.
Schatz briefly challenged polesitter Cory Eliason for the race lead on lap eight, but David Gravel, who eventually won the Capitani prize, took second from Schatz as traffic entered the picture on lap 12.
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will begin their Knoxville Nationals campaign with preliminary action on Wednesday, August 11. Saturday’s Knoxville Nationals A-Main will award $150,000-to-win and $10,000-to-start. In addition, $1,000 of lap money will be awarded for every lap led in the 50-lap finale bumping the total winning potential to $200,000.
Schatz is a ten-time Knoxville Nationals champion, scoring his most recent $150,000 triumph in 2017.
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.
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Tony Stewart Racing:
2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics:
**Numbers reflect overall statistics
2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 53
World of Outlaws Wins: 1
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 27
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 39
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only
Photo Credit: Chuck Stowe
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
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