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Oklahoma Racer Holds Off NASCAR Stars in Sprint Car Opener at Volusia Speedway Park

(DIRTCAR PHOTO: from left Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, David Gravel)

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 6, 2019 — Oklahoman Shane Stewart held off an all-star field of winged sprint car racers that included Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne to capture the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions feature Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals.

The top-three of Stewart, Daryn Pittman and David Gravel are all full-time World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series racers and all changed rides during the winter. Pittman charged to a quick lead before Stewart ran him down. In heavy traffic Pittman tried throwing slidejobs at Stewart in turns three and four, but Stewart fended off Pittman’s attack and pulled ahead for the $5,000 victory, which was the first win of his career at Volusia.

“This is my first gator trophy! After coming here all these years I’ve never actually won a race here,” said Stewart, 42, of Bixby, Okla. “This win means a lot to me. This team means a lot to me.”

Donny Schatz, a 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion, charged from 22nd to finish fourth with Logan Schuchart rounding out the top five.

For the second night in a row in the DIRTcar UMP Modified feature, David Stremme and Kyle Strickler wrecked while battling for the lead, and took out Tuesday’s winner Michael Long in the process. That left Nick Hoffman charging to the front before Taylor Cook slipped by Hoffman at the white flag and held on to win.

There were a total of 134 cars signed in to race on Wednesday night (95 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and 39 winged sprint cars). 

DIRTcar Nationals Race Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Feb. 6, 2019

Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions (30 laps): 1. Shane Stewart ($5,000), 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. David Gravel, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Logan Schuchart, 6. Kyle Larson, 7. Tim Shaffer, 8. Carson Macedo, 9. Aaron Reutzel, 10. Paul McMahan, 11. Brad Sweet, 12. Ian Madsen, 13. Tony Stewart, 14. Sheldon Haudenschild, 15. Kasey Kahne, 16. Chad Kemenah, 17. Brian Brown, 18. Brent Marks, 19. Cory Eliason, 20. Jason Sides, 21. Shane Golobic, 22. Parker Price-Miller, 23. Jacob Allen, 24. Danny Dietrich.

 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds (20 laps): 1. Taylor Cook ($1,000), 2. Nick Hoffman, 3. Brian Ruhlman, 4. Will Krup, 5. Zeke McKenzie, 6. RC Whitwell, 7. Jason Beaulieu, 8. Lucas Lee, 9. Curt Spalding, 10. Allen Weisser, 11. Johnny Broking, 12. Tyler Nicely, 13. Ryan Thomas, 14. Ryan Ayers, 15. Gordy Gundaker, 16. Garret Stewart, 17. Kenny Wallace, 18. David Reutimann, 19. Shon Flanary, 20. Justin Allgaier, 21. Matt Crafton, 22. Johnny Collins, 23. Christopher Smith, 24. Kyle Strickler, 25. David Stremme, 26. Michael Long, 27. Troy Johnson, 28. Will Long.

 

DIRTcar Nationals Points; Volusia Speedway Park; Feb. 6, 2019

CAR #

NAME

TOTAL POINTS

2/6/19

5

Shane Stewart

250

250

83

Daryn Pittman

246

246

41

David Gravel

244

244

15

Donny Schatz

242

242

1S

Logan Schuchart

240

240

1K

Kyle Larson

238

238

49X

Tim Shaffer

236

236

2

Carson Macedo

234

234

87

Aaron Reutzel

232

232

13

Paul McMahan

230

230

49

Brad Sweet

228

228

18

Ian Madsen

226

226

14

Tony Stewart

224

224

17

Sheldon Haudenschild

222

222

9

Kasey Kahne

220

220

K4

Chad Kemenah

218

218

21

Brian Brown

216

216

19

Brent Marks

214

214

26

Cory Eliason

212

212

7S

Jason Sides

210

210

17W

Shane Golobic

208

208

71

Parker Price-Miller

206

206

1A

Jacob Allen

204

204

48

Danny Dietrich

202

202

11K

Kraig Kinser

142

142

70

Brock Zearfoss

140

140

33M

Mason Daniel

138

138

97

Caleb Helms

136

136

39

Christopher Bell

134

134

84

Tom Harris

132

132

40

George Hobaugh

130

130

47

Brant O'Banion

128

128

5W

Lucas Wolfe

126

126

91S

Rob Siegel

124

124

J4

John Garvin

122

122

40B

David Byrne

120

120

7K

Cale Conley

118

118

M1

Mark Smith

116

116

70X

Spencer Bayston

114

114