KNOXVILLE, Iowa – With the 60th running of the Knoxville Nationals scheduled for this August, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is showcasing winning cars from sprint car racing’s biggest event.
Currently, 12 Knoxville Nationals winning cars are on display in the museum. They are:
- Kenny Weld’s 1965 race winner
- Kenny Gritz’s 1969 race winner
- Dick Gaines 1974 race winner
- Doug Wolfgang’s 1977 race winner
- Steve Kinser’s 1980 race winner
- Doug Wolfgang’s 1989 race winner
- Mark Kinser’s 1996 race winner
- Danny Lasoski’s 2004 race winner
- Donny Schatz’s 2009 race winner
- Tim Shaffer’s 2010 race winner
- Jason Johnson’s 2016 race winner
- David Gravel’s 2019 race winner
“Of course, we started collecting these cars a year ago, in anticipation of the 60th running of the Nationals, but we all know that was postponed,” explained Bill Wright, the Museum Coordinator at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. “We’re very fortunate to have some very cooperative museum supporters in these owners, who have allowed us to hang on to these cars to display a little longer! We’d like to thank the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ron Fick, Danny Lasoski, Tony Stewart, Aaron Call and Janet Holbrook and Bobbi Johnson. We’re hoping to add one or two cars yet this spring, so stay tuned, and come on in and see us.”
In addition, the museum still has many other displays, including the Salute to Champion Greg Hodnett. Currently, the theater is playing the “Best of 2020,” featuring the best main events of the past year.
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Weekday hours will expand to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting April 1.