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The Vision
July 17, 2018 at 01:26:17 PM
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This message was edited on July 17, 2018 at 01:27:47 PM by The Vision

http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Event/knoxville-nationals

This is different.  They are already separating entries by qualifying nights.  In previous years we didn't see which night the teams were assigned to until maybe a week out from the first night of the Nationals.

And Schatz isn't entered yet (as of 7-17-18 at 1:30pm) so there is hope for a new winner!!!!

 


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YungWun24
July 17, 2018 at 01:52:39 PM
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Annnnd it looks like there's a 57 car entered for Wednesday!


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blazer00
July 17, 2018 at 02:21:37 PM
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Posted By: The Vision on July 17 2018 at 01:26:17 PM

http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Event/knoxville-nationals

This is different.  They are already separating entries by qualifying nights.  In previous years we didn't see which night the teams were assigned to until maybe a week out from the first night of the Nationals.

And Schatz isn't entered yet (as of 7-17-18 at 1:30pm) so there is hope for a new winner!!!!

 



I think they've always released it like this......Wednesday/Thursday. Drivers can request which night they prefer, but Knoxville Raceway reserves the option of moving drivers from one night to another to best even out the field.




Sonicman1
July 17, 2018 at 02:39:56 PM
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I could be wrong, but this close out to the Nats it seems like the driver list has always been much larger.  What's up?  Less cars this year maybe?  Or will they all come in late with the registrations?  Its at like 40 right now.  Will we get the typical 90 cars?  100 cars?  



egras
July 17, 2018 at 05:59:54 PM
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Posted By: Sonicman1 on July 17 2018 at 02:39:56 PM

I could be wrong, but this close out to the Nats it seems like the driver list has always been much larger.  What's up?  Less cars this year maybe?  Or will they all come in late with the registrations?  Its at like 40 right now.  Will we get the typical 90 cars?  100 cars?  



No.  This is about the same as every year.   It will begin to climb rapidly in the next 2 weeks.  Everything is pretty much right on schedule. 

 

I predict 105-115 cars



otbg4a
July 17, 2018 at 06:22:19 PM
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This message was edited on July 17, 2018 at 06:24:17 PM by otbg4a

This is different.  They are already separating entries by qualifying nights.  In previous years we didn't see which night the teams were assigned to until maybe a week out from the first night of the Nationals.

I agree with 'The Vision'. There is usually a running list until they split them into separate nights about a week prior to the Nats.

 




dsc1600
July 17, 2018 at 07:14:35 PM
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The Vision is right, the split usually happens when the count is between 90-100.

invariably 2 things happen in the lead up to the nats. 1) people wonder why the entry count is so low and some guy  says they’ll be likely to get 80 cars at the rate they’re going (they always get to 100 or so) and 2) people will claim how much better Thursday’s lineup is when the winner always come from Wednesday. 



egras
July 17, 2018 at 07:48:56 PM
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Posted By: dsc1600 on July 17 2018 at 07:14:35 PM

The Vision is right, the split usually happens when the count is between 90-100.

invariably 2 things happen in the lead up to the nats. 1) people wonder why the entry count is so low and some guy  says they’ll be likely to get 80 cars at the rate they’re going (they always get to 100 or so) and 2) people will claim how much better Thursday’s lineup is when the winner always come from Wednesday. 



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blazer00
July 18, 2018 at 12:20:14 AM
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Posted By: otbg4a on July 17 2018 at 06:22:19 PM

This is different.  They are already separating entries by qualifying nights.  In previous years we didn't see which night the teams were assigned to until maybe a week out from the first night of the Nationals.

I agree with 'The Vision'. There is usually a running list until they split them into separate nights about a week prior to the Nats.

 



No.....pretty sure they were posted much earlier than that.




egras
July 18, 2018 at 06:49:08 AM
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Posted By: blazer00 on July 18 2018 at 12:20:14 AM

No.....pretty sure they were posted much earlier than that.



I think up until about last year (or even 2 years ago) they didn't announce the Wed/Thurs split on the website until about a few days before.  I am pretty sure they were a little earlier the last year or two but only a week or so out.  

 

I could be wrong, but that is what my memory says.



dsc1600
July 18, 2018 at 07:18:08 AM
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No.....pretty sure they were posted much earlier than that.



Wrong.



FORD97
July 18, 2018 at 08:03:36 AM
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It was this time last year alum.427 assured us we'd be lucky to see 60 cars at the Nationals.


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Sonicman1
July 19, 2018 at 09:00:43 PM
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Wish DraftKings would have a section for sprint cars. Sick of trying to pick golfers and make a couple bucks



The Vision
July 22, 2018 at 10:21:43 AM
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With all the consternation over car counts, here's an update.   24 cars registered for Wednesday including Kasey Kahne & Kyle Larson.  25 cars set for Thursday.  Every year starting in July, I have monitored the pre-registered cars.  Last year was the first time they had already determined qualifying nights prior to the week of the event.  This is the earliest they have started to separate more than two weeks out.


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PorschePeteTx
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July 22, 2018 at 12:32:32 PM
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Perhaps knowing this early that Kyle and Kasey are on Wed sells a few more tickets?

 




dsc1600
July 22, 2018 at 04:42:52 PM
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Posted By: PorschePeteTx on July 22 2018 at 12:32:32 PM

Perhaps knowing this early that Kyle and Kasey are on Wed sells a few more tickets?

 



Good point, that may be why they did it.



The Vision
July 22, 2018 at 06:27:51 PM
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Posted By: dsc1600 on July 22 2018 at 04:42:52 PM

Good point, that may be why they did it.



No brainer move by any promoter. Yung Money is must-see. 


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egras
July 23, 2018 at 11:58:34 AM
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63 cars as of this morning.  Growing quickly.  Still no Donny.  Maybe he will just skip this year and enjoy from the stands?  Smile




chilly
July 23, 2018 at 12:54:19 PM
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Posted By: egras on July 23 2018 at 11:58:34 AM

63 cars as of this morning.  Growing quickly.  Still no Donny.  Maybe he will just skip this year and enjoy from the stands?  Smile



Top guys I don't see listed yet are Donny, Kraig, Saldana, McMahan, Shaffer, Kemenah, Sammy, and Jac.  Also Hunter %, Golobic, Veal, and Cole Duncan... plus locals not there are Heskin & Jeffrey among a few others.  Might not top 100 this year, but should land somewhere in the 90's.  



The Vision
July 23, 2018 at 01:32:00 PM
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Posted By: chilly on July 23 2018 at 12:54:19 PM

Top guys I don't see listed yet are Donny, Kraig, Saldana, McMahan, Shaffer, Kemenah, Sammy, and Jac.  Also Hunter %, Golobic, Veal, and Cole Duncan... plus locals not there are Heskin & Jeffrey among a few others.  Might not top 100 this year, but should land somewhere in the 90's.  



It has been hovering around 100 the last few years, give or take a few.  I bet it is right around there again.  I wish it would get upwards of 110+ so we might see a Last Chance Race on qualifying nights.


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