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Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville Raceway is the third largest outdoor stadium in Iowa. The facility is famous with race fans around the planet for being the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” The track has hosted races nearly every Saturday night from April through September since 1954 on what is the Marion County fairgrounds.

Knoxville Raceway

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100 North Lincoln Street
Knoxville, IA 50138
United States
Phone: 641-842-5431
Ride Distance: 1/2 mile - 5/8 mile
Directions: From Des Moines location- take the southerly Highway 5 bypass to the Knoxville exit (72) which will take you through the city of Carlisle. Follow Highway 5 to the first Knoxville (64) exit at the 65 mile marker. From the first Knoxville exit proceed on what is Pleasant Street turning left at the first set of stop lights onto Highway 14/Lincoln Street. The track is about 3-4 blocks to your left.
Description: Knoxville Raceway is a ½ mile at the pole; 5/8 mile at the fences. Width – turns 70 feet; front stretch 80 feet; backstretch 60 feet; Turn banking - 8 degrees; Surface - black Iowa soil.  
The track facilities include 24,172 seats – 16,289 main grandstand; 7,383 back grandstand; 500 NSCHoF&M - permanent restrooms and showers, concession stands, souvenir arcade, wheelchair seating and handicap parking, motorcycle lockup and parking, closed circuit television. The pit facilities include paved parking pads; Musco Lighting; electricity; welding; tires; racing products; concession stand; sound; permanent restrooms; dressing room; hot and cold pits; closed circuit television.
The camping facilities are available at Nationals and seasonal, ¾ mile from track – Permanent restrooms and showers; electricity and water at most sites; dump station (with daily pickup for a fee).

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