Dietrich Takes Command Of National Sprint Rankings

Danny Dietrich in victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway earlier this year. (Dan Demarco photo)

CONCORD, N.C. — For the first time in more than two months, there is a new driver atop the National Sprint Car Rankings.

With his 13th victory of the season Saturday night at Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway, Danny Dietrich has squeaked out a narrow lead over Brad Sweet in the standings.

With 59 starts on the season allowing him to drop nine subpar finishes, Dietrich has amassed an average finish of 4.120, which is slightly better than Sweet’s 4.260 average finish in 53 starts.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series point leader Donny Schatz ranks third in the standings with a 4.740 average finish in 51 starts.

Ohio-based driver Cap Henry is fourth with a 5.095 average finish in only 21 starts. Fifth is Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel with a 5.220 average finish in 52 starts.

Dietrich leads the Eastern region on the strength of 13 victories, while other regional leaders are Buddy Kofoid (Great Lakes), Billy Balog (Great Plains), Dominic Scelzi (West), Jacob Patton (Mid-America) and Carl Bowser. (Ohio-PA).

One hundred and five drivers have combined to win 271 features run through August 18. Six hundred and 30 drivers have made at least one 410 winged sprint car start.

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