Tony Stewart to race at Volunteer Speedway this weekend

BULLS GAP — Volunteer Speedway will be hosting three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and Hall of Fame member Tony Stewart this weekend at “The Gap.”

Stewart is competing in the Ollie’s All Star Circuit of Champions Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals presented by Food City, a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday at the 4/10-mile dirt track.

It is the only appearance by the All Star Circuit of Champions in Tennessee for 2020.

Grandstands will open at 4 p.m. each day with hot laps starting at 7 p.m. The race will follow the hot laps.

Adult grandstand tickets each night are $25 and with youth tickets (ages 10-15) being $15. Any child 9-and-under will be admitted free. Adult pit/tier parking tickets each night are $40 while youth (ages 5-12) tickets will be $25.

Saturday’s schedule also includes the Sportsman Late Model, Open Wheel Modified and Classic divisions.

Sunday’s schedule will consist of the Crate Late Model, Street Stock and Front Wheel Drive features.

Stewart, a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, is looking for his first win of the season on the All Star Circuit.

Stewart won the last major sprint car race in East Tennessee at Sweetwater’s I-75 Raceway in April 2019.

Aaron Reutzel and Paul McMahan will be Stewart’s toughest competition. Reutzel is the ASCS’s points leader this season and has three wins in 10 races. He holds a 40-point lead.

McMahan, a Nashville native, has 45 sprint car wins in his career.

Volunteer Speedway safety rules apply for all divisions, meaning RaceCeiver, window nets and racing gloves (mechanic gloves “not” permitted) are required.

Volunteer Speedway is located just off Interstate 81 (Exit 23) at 14095 West Andrew Johnson Highway (Hwy. 11-E), in Bulls Gap, Tennessee 37711.