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Pittman Powers to World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Victory at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals

Stewart, Bell complete first all-Oklahoma podium in series history

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 8, 2019 — The largest Friday night crowd in DIRTcar Nationals history witnessed Daryn Pittman win a caution-free thriller in the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series opener at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals.

Pittman, who led two sprint car races this week at Volusia only to finish second, reversed his fortune Friday when he chased down Shane Stewart with five laps to go and held him off to the checkered flag. NASCAR Xfinity star Christopher Bell raced to a third-place finish, completing the Outlaws’ first all Oklahoma-native podium in the series’ 41-year history.

 

“I made some mistakes the first two nights and feel like we gave up a few spots, but we were a lot better tonight,” said Pittman, who is the overall DIRTcar Nationals championship leader in his quest for a third Big Gator trophy. “We got beat on the bottom the first couple of nights and I felt really good down there the first few laps and I kind of felt like that’s where the track was going to go. It was hard to stay patient and tell myself to stay down there and stick with it and luckily it worked out. When I was sitting there running fourth that top looked tempting, I wanted to get up there, but my car just felt good and I needed to stay patient and be there at the end. Finally, we had really good balance from beginning to end.”

Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet and Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz rounded out the top five.

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds: The 92-car DIRTcar UMP Modified field was split into five features based on points earned this week at Volusia. Jesse Rupe, of Sophia, W.Va., Brandon Green, of Walton, Ky.; Gordy Gundaker, of St. Charles, Mo.; Justin Haley of Winamac, Ind.; and RC Whitwell, of Tucson, Ariz.

For more on the DIRTcar Nationals, go to DIRTcarNationals.com


DIRTcar Nationals Race Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Feb. 8, 2019

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series (30 laps): 1. Daryn Pittman ($10,000), 2. Shane Stewart, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Brad Sweet, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. David Gravel, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Carson Macedo, 10. Cory Eliason, 11. Aaron Reutzel, 12. Logan Schuchart, 13. Parker Price-Miller, 14. Paul McMahan, 15. Kraig Kinser, 16. Spencer Bayston, 17. Ian Madsen, 18. Sheldon Haudenschild, 19. Shane Golobic, 20. Jason Sides, 21. Cale Conley, 22. Brent Marks, 23. Brock Zearfoss, 24. Jacob Allen, 25. Mason Daniel, 26. Tim Shaffer.

DIRTcar UMP Modified Feature Winners (15 laps): Feature #1 Jesse Rupe ($600), Feature #2 Brandon Green ($600), Feature #3 Gordy Gundaker ($600), Feature #4 Justin Haley ($600), Feature #5 RC Whitwell ($600).

DIRTcar Nationals Remaining Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 9: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Sunday, Feb. 10: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Monday, Feb. 11: DIRTcar UMP Modified Gator Championship and DIRTcar Late Models. Reserved tickets are $40, General Admission $35 

Tuesday, Feb. 12: DIRTcar Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $40, General Admission $35.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Thursday, Feb. 14: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Friday, Feb. 15: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Saturday, Feb. 16: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

 

DIRTCAR NATIONALS POINTS 

CAR #

NAME

TOTAL POINTS

2/6/19

2/7/19

2/8/19

83

Daryn Pittman

740

246

244

250

5

Shane Stewart

726

250

230

246

41

David Gravel

720

244

238

238

49

Brad Sweet

720

228

250

242

15

Donny Schatz

714

242

232

240

1S

Logan Schuchart

712

240

246

226

13

Paul McMahan

686

230

234

222

2

Carson Macedo

686

234

220

232

87

Aaron Reutzel

682

232

222

228

49X

Tim Shaffer

674

236

240

198

71

Parker Price-Miller

656

206

226

224

17

Sheldon Haudenschild

654

222

218

214

18

Ian Madsen

654

226

212

216

21

Brian Brown

654

216

202

236

17W

Shane Golobic

626

208

206

212

1A

Jacob Allen

622

204

216

202

39

Christopher Bell

620

134

242

244

11K

Kraig Kinser

586

142

224

220

26

Cory Eliason

582

212

140

230

1K

Kyle Larson

578

238

214

126

9

Kasey Kahne

570

220

208

142

5W

Lucas Wolfe

570

126

210

234

70

Brock Zearfoss

564

140

220

204

19

Brent Marks

556

214

136

206

K4

Chad Kemenah

480

218

132

130

48

Danny Dietrich

472

202

134

136

84

Tom Harris

470

132

204

134

70X

Spencer Bayston

470

114

138

218

33M

Mason Daniel

468

138

130

200

7K

Cale Conley

468

118

142

208

14

Tony Stewart

460

224

236

 

7S

Jason Sides

420

210

 

210

47

Brant O'Banion

388

128

128

132

J4

John Garvin

370

122

120

128

97

Caleb Helms

258

136

122

 

40

George Hobaugh

256

130

126

 

91S

Rob Siegel

124

124

   

91

Sadie Siegel

124

 

124

 

40B

David Byrne

120

120

   

M1

Mark Smith

116

116