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Weekend Preview: Silver Dollar and Stockton Up Next for Schatz

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FARGO, N.D. (March 15, 2019) – Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 will return to action tonight (Friday, March 15) and tomorrow (Saturday, March 16). First up will be the legendary quarter-mile oval of Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. on Friday, followed by the one-third-mile Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on Saturday. Read more

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Schatz Scores Lucky Win No. 13 at Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 1, 2019) – Donny Schatz parked his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 in victory lane Thursday night at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a dramatic finish with World of Outlaws point leader, Daryn Pittman.

Tire conservation was key in the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win main event as the semi-banked half-mile clay oval took rubber in the early going. Schatz held the lead early in the race after starting on the pole by way of his DirtVision Fast Pass Dash win and led the first 13 circuits. Pittman, who swept World of Outlaws competition at Volusia Speedway Park to open the season, took the point away from the 10-time and defending series champion in turns one and two on lap 14. Read more

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Schatz is Ready to Double Down at Las Vegas Doubleheader

Photo Credit: Mike Spieker / Speedway Shots

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (February 27, 2019) – After last weekend’s events in Texas were canceled due to rain, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to action tonight, Feb. 27, and tomorrow, Feb. 28, at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 team enter the weekend with two top fives in the first two World of Outlaws events of the season, both coming at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Read more

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Schatz passes 40 cars in feature action at Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

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FARGO, N.D. (February 15, 2019) – There had been a lot of change surrounding 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car champion, Donny Schatz, entering his 23rd full-time season with the Greatest Show on Dirt. The most visible changes were a new co-primary partner and new colors on the Shaver powered J&J for the 2019 season. Behind the scenes, a new crew chief and two new crew members turning the wrenches perhaps was the biggest adjustment for Schatz as he sets out for his 11th career World of Outlaws title. Read more

Donny Schatz set to embark on 23rd World of Outlaws season

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BARBERVILLE, Florida (February 8, 2019) – Just three short months after claiming his 10th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series title at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart / Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 team are ready to kick off another year with the Greatest Show on Dirt.

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Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces 2019 Partner Line-Up

Teams Backed by Rush Truck Centers, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation, MC Power, Mobil 1 & Hunt Brothers Pizza Brands

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 29, 2019) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) announced today that Rush Truck Centers, providing premier solutions for the commercial vehicle industry, and Ford Performance, responsible for the development and marketing of Ford’s racing engines and performance parts, will serve as the co-primary partners for the Sprint Car entries of 10-time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and Three-Time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

The partnership aligns Rush Truck Centers, among the most widely recognized, one-stop service and sales entities in the transportation industry with a broad network of locations with TSR. Since 1965, Rush Truck Centers has had a reputation for excellence, fairness and outstanding customer service. Offering solutions, top-quality brands, the largest network of facilities in the country and exceptional service, Rush Truck Centers values mirror those of TSR.

“Rush Truck Centers is among the best in the commercial vehicle market in every aspect of their business. Whether it’s the number of locations, their commitment to using top-quality products, offering logistical friendly solutions or striving for the best in customer satisfaction, Rush Truck Centers delivers,” said Stewart.

“It’s that commitment to excellence that makes them the perfect partner for TSR. Rusty [Rush] and I have been friends for many years and I know that he and his team share the same passion for producing success that our organizations do. I’m proud to have Rush Truck Centers come aboard as the primary sponsor for both of our winged sprint car teams.”

For the past two seasons, Ford Performance has been solidifying plans to develop a new 410 cubic inch Sprint Car engine that will officially make its on-track debut in 2019. Working with engine builders Andy Durham and Ron Shaver, alongside TSR’s Rick Warner, the Ford Performance team has ramped up development which saw the new powerplant’s first dyno test take place on Jan. 24.

“We are really excited about the new Ford 410 motor that the guys have been working really hard on over the last 12 months”, said Stewart. “We had some exciting results last week and I’m looking forward to getting the engine in the cars this season.  I can’t thank all the guys at Ford in Michigan, Doug (Yates) and Jeff (Clark) and their team at Roush Yates, Andy Durham, Ron Shaver, Mobil 1 and everyone that has contributed countless hours to this project.”

Continuing a partnership that began in 2010, motorsports icons Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian will also return as the co-entrants for the No. 14 and No. 15 teams this season. While Curb’s long tradition of motorsports involvement dates back to the early 1980s, TSR became part of their history in 2010 when Curb/Agajanian became a co-entrant on TSR’s United States Auto Club (USAC) entries.

Earning USAC championships in both the Silver Crown and Sprint car series with Levi Jones, Bobby East and Bryan Clauson, Schatz carried the Curb brand to a 2012 WoO championship and a victory in the 2013 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals before Curb/Agajanian elevated to co-entrant on the TSR No. 15 in 2014. TSR/Curb-Agajanian Racing won the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Knoxville Nationals and the last five WoO NOS® Energy Sprint Car Series championships heading into 2019.

“Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian have been part of our commitment to chasing championships the past nine seasons helping us to continue to raise the bar in the sport,” said Stewart. “The strength of any team is the sum of its parts and we’re so fortunate to be surrounded by so many passionate people and dedicated partners. I’m extremely proud to have Curb-Agajanian as our co-entrant again this year.”

The Sage Fruit Company, a Pacific Northwest sales and marketing organization in the tree fruit industry will also return for the 2019 season as part of TSR. The entries of Stewart and Schatz will again carry the colorful and recognizable logo of Sage Fruit as the duo returns to racing action.

The partnership includes associate sponsorship on the No. 15 driven by Schatz and the No. 14 driven by Stewart. Schatz will embark on his 23rd season competing with the WoO NOS® Energy Sprint Car Series in 2019 while Stewart is again planning to compete with various Sprint Car series across the United States.

“We’re proud to welcome Chuck Sinks and the Sage Fruit team back for their second season with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing,” said Stewart. “Relationships are everything in this sport and we’re looking forward to having the opportunity to build on not only our relationship with Sage Fruit but those that their brand look to cultivate within the produce industry.”

Joining TSR for it’s first season will see Florida-based Absolute Automation & Security assert its presence in motorsports.  Owned by Jason Barati, Absolute Automation is based in Titusville, Fla., and has been providing state-of-the-art home automation system installation since 2001. Other services offered by Absolute Automation include whole house audio, home theater, home communications, home video, home networking, home security, and home surveillance systems.

MC Power also begins its freshman campaign with TSR.  Based in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, MC Power provides turn-key solar and electrical solutions to business owners and homeowners.

“Having worked with Jason [Barati] and his team on an installation in my home, I’m thrilled to have Absolute become a partner of TSR,” said Stewart. “Absolute offers top-notch home automation services at any level.  I’ve known Tony (Ross) and Scott (Diehl) for many years and look forward to working with their team at MC Power in 2019.  We hope that this season will be the start of a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship for both partners.”

Mobil 1 continues its partnership as the official motor oil Tony Stewart Racing.  This will be Mobil 1’s ninth year as providing product, support and lubricant technology to TSR.

Hunt Brothers Pizza (HBP) begins its sophomore partnership with TSR.  HBP is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry.   HBP is available at Eldora Speedway at all events during the 2019 season.

Schatz will enter the 2019 season as a ten-time WoO Series champion. Coming off of his sixth consecutive season of 20 or more wins, Schatz is ranked third on the series’ all-time win list with 283 victories. Including the eight captured by Schatz, TSR now owns nine World of Outlaws team titles. Danny Lasoski claimed the first in 2001 with Schatz capturing the title in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014 – 2018. Stewart’s ownership resume also includes 14 USAC championships and four TQ titles with Ron Combs.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Stewart, Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing teams on the Web and social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewart or on Twitter @TonyStewart.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz15  or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Rush Truck Centers:  Facebook at www.facebook.com/RushTruckCenters or on Twitter @rushtruckcenter.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Sage Fruit:  Facebook at www.facebook.com/SageFruit, on Twitter @sagefruit and Instagram @sage_fruit

Absolute Automation & Security:  Instagram and Twitter @TheAASinc

MC Power:  Facebook at www.facebook.com/mcpowercompanies and on Twitter @MCPowerCo

Mobil 1:  Facebook at www.facebook.com/Mobil1 and on Twitter @Mobil1 and Instagram @mobil1

Hunt Brothers Pizza:  Facebook at www.facebook.com/HuntBrothersPizza and on Twitter @hbpizza and Instagram at @huntbrotherspizza

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2019.

Release courtesy of TonyStewartRacing.com.

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Schatz Scores Archerfield Speedway Thriller to Close Australian Tour

Photo Credit: Matthew Paul Photography

By Mike Spieker

BRISBANE, Queensland (January 9, 2019) – There’s no better way to finish a season than with a win. Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 team accomplished that feat in November at the Dirt Track at Charlotte with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars. Last night, the nine-time Australian Sprintcar Open champion did it again as he concluded his 2018-19 season down under with a thrilling victory. Read more

Schatz Records Ninth Australian Open Title at Archerfield Speedway

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By Mike Spieker

BRISBANE, Queensland (January 5, 2019) – Donny Schatz added to his illustrious rèsumè Saturday night at Archerfield Speedway as he charged to his ninth World Series Australian Sprintcar Open win.

Schatz rolled off on the outside of the front row for the 50-lap, $20,000-to-win main event with fellow World of Outlaws competitor, Logan Schuchart, to his inside on the pole. Schuchart took the lead at the drop of the green flag as Schatz settled into second, while Kerry Madsen ran in the third spot.

Schatz patiently rode in the runner-up position until he placed a bid for the lead on lap 21. The 10-time World of Outlaws champion successfully maneuvered past Schuchart to take the point and raced the remaining 29 laps relatively unchallenged en route to capturing the checkered flag.

A late race caution reset the field and put Schuchart and Madsen within striking distance of Schatz on the restart, but the Fargo driver was able to fend off their charges as the race resumed.

“This trophy will look fantastic in the trophy room at home. The Australian Open is always a tough race to win and you appreciate it when you do,” Schatz said in an interview with the World Series Sprintcars. “I’m just so fortunate to get to do this with great people and experience so many highlights in my career, and I’m looking forward to Wednesday when we get to do it again.”

A turning point in the night for Schatz came in his final heat. The driver of the Raw Metal Corp / American Racer No. 15 cruised from the fifth row to win the 10-lap heat, raising him to the provisional number one qualifying spot. Schuchart would go on to claim the pole position by besting Schatz in the Gold Shootout, relegating him to the outside of the front row for the start of the feature.

The feature win for Schatz was his 26th with the World Series Sprintcars, which breaks a tie with the late Jason Johnson for third on the all-time wins list. Ahead on the wins list is Brooke Tatnell and Max Dumesny with 77 and 53 victories, respectively.

Schatz’s six-race Australia tour will come to a close on Wednesday, January 9th at Archerfield with the Word Series Sprintcars.

When Donny wins, YOU WIN! Save 15% at store.donnyschatz.com through Monday, January 7th!

2018-19 Archerfield Speedway Stats:
Races: 5
Wins: 3
Top Fives: 4
Top Tens: 4

Schatz Cruises to Second Archerfield Speedway Win

BRISBANE, Queensland (January 1, 2019) – Donny Schatz cruised to his second main event win at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on New Years Day. Schatz began the evening by setting fast time in time trials and qualifying for the outside front row starting position for the feature.

The 10-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car champion led all 35 trips around the semi-banked quarter-mile clay oval en route to his second triumph in three starts.

Schatz won in his first night of action at Archerfield Speedway on December 26th. In his second outing on December 29th, the Fargo driver was running second when he was involved in an incident which resulted in the Raw Metal Corp / American Racer No. 15 J&J getting upside down and ending his night.

“When you bend a car up, you don’t know what’s to come or how it’s going to feel. The car felt really good all night,” said Schatz in an Archerfield Speedway interview after his win on Tuesday. “Lannie (Nichols) and Jason Sides did a great job making adjustments all night long and gave me a car capable of winning the feature.”

Schatz’s six-race swing in Australia will close with three World Series Sprint Car events at Archerfield Speedway on January 4th, 5th and 9th.

When Donny wins, YOU WIN! Save 15% at store.donnyschatz.com through Thursday, January 3rd!

2018-19 Archerfield Speedway Stats:
Races: 3
Wins: 2
Top Fives: 2
Top Tens: 2

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Schatz opens Australia tour with Archerfield win

By Mike Spieker 

BRISBANE, Queensland – Donny Schatz opened his six-race Australian tour with a win Wednesday night at Archerfield Speedway. The win marks the Fargo driver’s 27th Sprint Car win of the 2018 season. Schatz has won at least one race in Australia every year since 1999.

The race was Schatz’s first since the World of Outlaws season finale in Charlotte, N.C. on November 3 – a race he also won. Read more