Knoxville Raceway Fact Sheet

Knoxville Raceway Fact Sheet

About Knoxville Raceway
Since 1954, fans have flocked to Knoxville Raceway to experience the most exhilarating and intense dirt track racing in the world. Top drivers come to Knoxville, Iowa, to compete for prestigious racing titles in events like the Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Championship Cup Series and the Late Model Knoxville Nationals. As the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway has developed into a tradition, legacy and leader in dirt track and open wheel racing.

● Knoxville Raceway is the Sprint Car Capital of the World with more than 270,000 sprint car racing fans visiting the venue every year
● Third largest outdoor stadium in Iowa
● Constructed in the late 1800s on the Marion County Fairgrounds
● 24,612 seats (16,289 main grandstand, 7,383 back grandstand) and 32 luxury suites with 440 seats

● Length – ½ mile at the pole; 5/8 mile at the fences
● Width – turns 70 feet; front stretch 80 feet; backstretch 60 feet
● Turn banking – 8 degrees
● Surface – black Iowa soil

● Features 410 and 360 winged sprint cars, as well as special nights featuring late model, modified, and 305 winged sprint cars

● Knoxville Raceway hosts races nearly every Saturday night from April-September
● The Knoxville 360 Nationals and Knoxville Nationals are in August is the most prestigious and largest dirt track races in the world
● The Knoxville Championship Cup Series is the United States’ premier weekly 305, 360 and 410 sprint car series
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● Knoxville Raceway is located thirty miles southwest of Des Moines in Knoxville, Iowa, at the Marion County Fairgrounds at 1000 N. Lincoln Street
● Mailing address: P.O. Box 347, Knoxville, Iowa, 50138
● Phone: 641-842-5431

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