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2018 Knoxville Nationals Pick ‘Em Contest

Race fans, it’s already August which means it’s time for arguable the world’s biggest dirt track event, the Knoxville Nationals! This year’s running of the event at the famed Marion County fairgrounds in Knoxville, IA will mark the 58th edition since its inception in 1961.

If that wasn’t enough to get you intrigued, maybe our record-setting $200 top prize will seal the deal. As has become customary here at TDN, we’ll host a FREE fantasy pickem game for the most prestigious sprint car race on the planet. Jump straight to the bottom of this post to find the contest link.

Here’s all the details you’ll need to know for this year’s Knoxville Nationals contest:

Deadline: Wednesday August 8th, at 12:00 noon CST (Knoxville time). You can change your picks after submission, but keep in mind that your most recent entry is the only one that will be scored.

How it Works: You will pick 5 drivers from our predetermined driver groups. Those drivers will be scored based on how well they perform in both their preliminary night and during the Saturday finale. No points will be awarded for the Friday show.

Prize List:
1st – $200 Visa Gift Card
2nd – $50 Visa Gift Card
3rd – Choice of T-Shirt from R&R Racewear

Preliminary Time Trials – 1st(30), 2nd(28), 3rd(26), 4th(24), 5th(22), 6th(20), 7th(18), 8th(16), 9th(14), 10th(12)

Preliminary Heat Win – 10 points

Preliminary A-Main – 1st(30), 2nd(28), 3rd(26), 4th(25), 5th(24), 6th(23), 7th(22), 8th(21), 9th(20), 10th(19), 11th(18), 12th(17), 13th(16), 14th(15), 15th(14), 16th(13), 17th(12), 18th(11), 19th(10), 20th(9), 21st(8), 22nd(7), 23rd(6), 24th(5)

Saturday B-Main – 10 points

Saturday A-Main – 1st(75), 2nd(65), 3rd(60), 4th(55), 5th(50), 6th(48), 7th(46), 8th(44), 9th(42), 10th(40), 11th(38), 12th(36), 13th(34), 14th(32), 15th(30), 16th(29), 17th(28), 18th(27), 19th(26), 20+(25)

Any questions can be directed to us on Twitter at either of these accounts (@TheDirtNetwork, @tyler_beichner), or by email at


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