Bristol Bound, Baby!

Schatz heads to Bristol Motor Speedway with the World of Outlaws this weekend!

FARGO, N.D. (April 27, 2022) – For just the second time since 2001, the Greatest Show on Dirt will take on the high banks of one of the country’s baddest ovals – Bristol Motor Speedway, located in hills of Bristol, Tennessee.

Home of low 13-second lap times, average speeds in the 140s and banking that is nearly four stories tall, there is no doubt why Bristol Motor Speedway is dubbed the World’s Fastest Half-Mile

Donny Schatz has enjoyed success at Thunder Valley in all six of the World of Outlaws’ visits. Schatz has five top finishes, including a win on June 8, 2001 and two second-place finishes which came in 2021 and 2000. The only feature that Schatz did not score a top five finish in was a DNF on June 10, 2000 when he suffered a mechanical failure after leading the first 12 laps of the race. 

Schatz was a contender in both events at Bristol last year, finishing runner-up to David Gravel in a thrilling finish during the Sunday afternoon matinee on April 25th and racing to a strong top five finish on the Friday night opener on April 23rd. 

Schatz will be looking to find his groove again after a tough outing at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday night in Haubstadt, Indiana. The night got off to a good start with Schatz timing in second quick overall, but a pair of big time sliders from competitors in the heat relegated Schatz back to third at the checkers, leaving him out of the dash.

Schatz ended up racing to a 12th place finish in the feature. 

He currently sits tied for 6th in the point standings, 142 out of the lead. 

Schatz and the entire Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team would like to thank all of their great partners for their continued support!

Carquest Auto PartsCurb RecordsFord PerformanceSage FruitDigital Ally, Mobil 1, Absolute Automation & Security, Rush Truck CentersAdvance Auto PartsHunt Brothers Pizza,  J&J Auto Racing.

Schatz’s Statbook
2022 World of Outlaws Results:
Races: 15
Wins: 1
Top Fives: 4
Top Tens: 10

Previous Results at Bristol Motor Speedway:
2021: 2nd on April 25 (started 3rd); 5th on April 23 (started 3rd)

2001 – 1st on June 8th (started 10th); 5th on June 9 (started 5th)

2000 – 2nd on June 9th; 24th on June 10 (led 12 laps)



Mike Spieker

Photo by Trent Gower.

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