Knoxville Nationals - Statistics


The 1991 event featured 170 entrants and 75000 fans (in a city of 8200). There were drivers from 27 states, 6 from Australia, and one from Canada. National Speed Sport News had one of its four annual special editions for the race. The purse has risen dramatically: in 1961 it was $5,455, 1971 $22,000, 1981 $82,000, 1991 $284,052, 2001 $707,000, and 2003 $750,000. In 2010, the total payout exceeded $1,000,000

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