Coca-Cola 600 Pit Note # 2
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown
Donny Schatz and Kraig Kinser will compete in cars owned by Tony Stewart in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown on Friday night at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race is part of Coca-Cola 600 week and features the winged sprint cars of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Dirt track legend Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski will also be among those battling for a trip to victory lane at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Racing action at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway begins Friday at 6:45 p.m. with World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series time trials. The feature race of the night is the Outlaw Showdown at 9:38 p.m. The 30-lap showdown is $12,000 to win and is sure to showcase exciting racing action.
Tony Stewart, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series No. 14 Office Depot / Old Spice Chevrolet and owner of Tony Stewart Racing sprint car teams - "It works out really well. We have our practice and qualifying session today, but the Cup series gets the day off tomorrow, so I get to watch these two guys who are much better in a winged sprint car than I'll ever be in one. I'll get a chance to go out there and watch them and get to support them tomorrow night - hopefully, get those guys a win, too.
"I think the biggest thing we did is we moved some people around at the end of last year. Jimmy Carr, who was a crew chief when we started a team with Lasoski in 2001, he's been with me since day one that we started the open wheel program. I really think Jimmy is one of the guys who is pretty well rounded as far as knowing how to put a whole organization together from that side. We shifted his role from crew chief last year to competition director - kind of the same role as Bobby Hutchens is for us here on the Cup side. We put Jimmy Carr in that position at the end of the season last year, and that gives me somebody I know and have trusted for years that I can call and say, ‘How's things going?' He knows how to have a winning organization, so Jimmy's now taking care of our USAC operation and the World of Outlaw teams. These guys are pretty self-sufficient on the road. You don't run 80 weekends a year without being self-sufficient."