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THE DIRT from Knoxville
50 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
S3-E13: Shane Stewart is BACK!
(Episode Recorded Wednesday on 7/21/21) Shane Stewart "retired" at the end of the 2020 season, but he is coming back to compete in the 2021 Knoxville Nationals, Capitani Classic, Front Row Challenge, and one additional All Star race on Tuesday at I-70. After becoming the own of Port City Raceway near his hometown of Tulsa he has a new career path, but with an off weekend in their schedule, he has decided to come to Knoxville and see if he can get to the front.
92 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
S3-E12: Steve Post
After the Corn Belt 150 weekend we bring in the man who straddles both the NASCAR world and sprint cars, Steve Post from MRN and Winged Nation! We discuss the Truck Race at Knoxville, reaction from fans and the NASCAR industry, Steve's racing roots, how Winged Nation happened, food, hair, and more. Plus a bench racing session at the end with Ben and Eric about a variety of topics, including Ben's love for Jimmy Buffet.
54 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S3-E11: Matt Juhl
Our guest is Matt Juhl from Tea, SD who is a driver in the Knoxville 410 sprint cars. He has a couple of Knoxville 410 wins on his resume, but his 2021 season has changed course recently as he bolts his seat back into the family owned 09 sprinter. He is also an entrepreneur with his Octane Ink. business venture and was a track stud. He's also been speedy off the track, which has maybe been an issue at times. Ben and Eric also bench race about last weeks on track action and preview the NASCAR Trucks Corn Belt 150 this week.
49 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
S3-E10: Bench Racing with Ben and Eric
Ben and Eric breakdown the past couple of weekend of racing at Knoxville with the World of Outlaws, SRX, Huset's 50 and how much of a badass Katie Truetken is.
56 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
S3-E9: Tony Rost
Ben and Eric interview 360 driver Tony Rost from Nebraska. Known as Dr. Rost during the week, the Knoxville Rookie of the Year candidate has a unique background in the medical world and in business administration. His new Catalyst Autosport team has a plan to build for the future and to one day move up to 410 sprint cars. But this week, the man needs help to get a race ready engine to get out on the track.
20 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Robert Bell, known also known as the Colfax Comet, is a legendary figure in central Iowa and now also nationally after traveling with USAC in recent years. At age 58, Robert has finally found victory lane in the non-wing sprint car class at Oskaloosa's Southern Iowa Speedway. We wanted to help celebrate his accomplishment.
49 minutes | May 25, 2021
S3-E7: Ryan Giles
Ryan Giles won his tenth career 360 main event this past week at Knoxville and is now the point leader. We learn more about Ryan, his new team, racing background, and the challenge of balancing family and racing. Also post race interviews with Pro Series winner, Tyler Groenendyk and Brian Brown who won both 410 main events and broke the 15 year old one-lap track record last Saturday.
39 minutes | May 13, 2021
The SRX Superstar Racing Experience team had a test session at Knoxville Raceway on Monday. We interview Ray Evernham, Ken Schrader and Brian Brown as they prepare for the June 19 event. Also Ben goes off talking about fights in the pits, fights in hockey, and Midget Monday.
37 minutes | May 3, 2021
Ben and Eric interview 360 driver, Nate Mills who ended his night in third this past Saturday night at Knoxville! Also quick interviews with 410 winner, Lynton Jeffrey and 360 winner Clint Garner!
26 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Our guest for this episode is Austin McCarl who is fresh off of his win this week at Knoxville! Ben and Eric discuss the race, his plans the rest of the 2021 season with the Tarlton 21 team, and what size shoes the Big Unit wears.
46 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
S3-E3 - Jamie Ball and Tyler Groenendyk
Presented by Jetco and Realtor, Nic Meyer! This episode we welcome Knoxville Raceway Season Opener main event winners Jamie Ball and Tyler Groenendyk!
33 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
S3-E2 Knoxville 2021 Season Preview
Ben and Eric give their preview for the 2021 Knoxville Championship Series for all three classes. Ben gives us an update on his karting plans at English Creek as well as his official campaign to become the next driver of the Pella Motors two-seat sprint car. The Dirt from Knoxville is presented by Jetco and Realtor, Nic Meyer.
34 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
S3-E1: World of Outlaws Preview
Ben and Eric breakdown the 2021 World of Outlaws field and make their picks and predictions for a stout field of cars this season.
27 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
S2-E22 - Wade Aunger and Bobby Labonte
Wade Aunger interviews NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Bobby Labonte! The SRX will be coming to Knoxville Raceway on June 19, 2021 which includes Superstars like Labonte, Stewart, Bill Elliott and more!
32 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
S2-E21 -Kendra Jacobs about NASCAR Trucks!
Knoxville Raceway announces today that the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is coming to Knoxville on July 8, 2021! We talk to Marketing Director, Kendra Jacobs about how this event came together!
28 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
S2-E20 - Checkered Flag Concessions
Meet Nick and Kirsti Peterson, the owners of Checkered Flag Concessions. It takes a village to make Knoxville Raceway operate, one of those villages are the folks who prepare and serve food and drinks in the concession stands. Tenderloins, Popcorn, Pizza, Chicken Bites top the long list of items they offer to serve dinner to fans on race night!
39 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
S2-E19 -Judd Nelson
We segue out of the 2020 racing season with friend and first year Marion County Fair Association Board Member, Judd Nelson. He is also the Care Pastor and Facilities Leader of Celebrate Church across Highway 14 from Knoxville Raceway and a life-long fan of sprint car racing. We ask him for some insight into the difficult decisions that had to be made this season to postpone the Knoxville Nationals, delay the start of the season and cancel the last several events on the schedule.
43 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
S2-E18 -360 Nationals Recap - Cappy Preview
Ben and Eric discuss the three-night event and breakdown the results. Who had impressive showings and who had a disappointment. Plus we preview The One and Only - Capitani Classic.
45 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
S2-E17: 360 Knoxville Nationals Preview
Time to geek out with predictions of the 30th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals with Eric, Ben, Heath Jacobson and Rustin Nelson.
57 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
S2-E16: Carson McCarl
Carson McCarl is the defending 360 Track Champion and won his second feature of the 2020 season at Knoxville this past Saturday. It was time to catch up with the driver of the Jetco #27 sprint car.
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