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Pittman Powers to Opening Night Victory at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 8, 2019 – Daryn Pittman is no stranger to winning at Volusia Speedway Park. However, when he pulled his Sprint Car into Victory Lane during the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals it was like a first win.

NOS Energy Drink dawned Victory Lane for the first time as the new title sponsor of the Series, but the biggest change for Pittman was the car he drove to the win – the legendary Roth Motorsports No. 83.

“There is nothing better than starting the year off with a win,” said Pittman, who won for the 82nd time in his World of Outlaws career. “It’s hard to do. Everyone of these wins is hard to come by. But to start the season off like this, I don’t think we could have scripted it any better.”

For the past six years, Pittman drove the No. 9 for Kasey Kahne Racing – winning his only Series championship in 2013, his first year with the team. He lost that ride at the end of 2018, as car owner Kasey Kahne planned to run more Sprint Car races this year. Losing that ride didn’t put any more pressure on him to perform, though. The pressure is always there.

“I put enough pressure on myself every day, no matter who I’m driving for or what I’m racing,” Pittman said. “At my age (40), I’m not young anymore. The truth is, you have too many bad seasons and you get to my age, people start wondering ‘Man has he lost it or not?’. I just have pressure on myself to get out there and perform.”

Pittman added his goal with Roth Motorsports is to build a long-lasting, competitive program.
He showed speed all day, qualifying second, finishing second in his Heat Race and finishing third in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – behind fellow Oklahoma-natives Shane Stewart in the CJB Motorsports No. 5 car and Christopher Bell in the Swindell SpeedLab No. 39 car, who he battled for the win during the 30-lap caution free Feature.

Stewart, who is also in a new ride this year with the CJB Motorsports team, shot to the lead on the opening lap of the Feature. He utilized the top side of the track to his advantage most of the night, holding off attacks by Bell and Pittman for the lead. He switched to the bottom of the track for a few laps, allowing Bell, on the high side, to make his best attempt to steal the lead. Bell was able to pull side-by-side with Stewart, but never able to clear him.

Bell and Pittman traded second-place a few times throughout the race. By lap 15, Pittman was able to clear Bell for second, utilizing the traction at the bottom of the track.

Sticking to the bottom, Pittman began to reel in Stewart, who had entered lap traffic. With 10 laps to go, Stewart looked to have the race under control, keeping a healthy distance between he and Pittman while maneuvering through lap cars. Until five laps later.
Coming off turn four on the high side, Stewart’s run was disrupted by a slower lap car, allowing Pittman to get underneath him in turn one, then clearing him on the backstretch. Once Pittman stole the lead, Stewart was unable to challenge for it back and had to settle for second.

“I wish I had a couple of them laps back,” Stewart said. “I got caught behind (Jason) Sides, and I wasn’t really sure what to do. And to win these races you can’t make little mistakes like that. We had a solid night. This car has been fast since I’ve set foot in it and I’m really excited about this year.”

Bell finished third, ahead of Brad Sweet in fourth and Donny Schatz in fifth. However, Schatz and David Gravel – also in a new ride this year – tied coming to the line for fifth. Schatz was awarded fifth, because per Series rules, going back to the previous lap Schatz was ahead of Gravel.

Gravel did earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger honor, coming from 17th to sixth.

For Pittman, while he is dealing with a lot of new, Friday night’s win is the start to showing people he will be a threat to win every night, he said.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action at the DIRTcar Nationals resumes tomorrow at Volusia Speedway Park. As always, you can catch all the action from the Nationals and the World of Outlaws on DIRTVision.com.

HIGHLIGHTS


ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK, FEB 8, 2019 

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$10,000]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [1][$5,500]; 3. 39-Christopher Bell [2][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,500]; 6. 41-David Gravel [17][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [4][$2,200]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6][$2,100]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [8][$2,050]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [11][$2,000]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12][$1,500]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$1,200]; 13. 71-Parker Price-Miller [16][$1,100]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [13][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$1,000]; 16. 70X-Spencer Bayston [7][$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$800]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$]; 19. 17W-Shane Golobic [19][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$800]; 21. 7K-Cale Conley [21][$800]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [26][$]; 23. 70-Brock Zearfoss [15][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel [20][$800]; 26. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-15, Daryn Pittman 16-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-David Gravel[+12]

Qualifying: 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.024; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.097; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.11; 4. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.121; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.133; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.188; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 13.225; 8. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.238; 9. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.302; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.309; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.341; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.405; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.433; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.439; 15. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.441; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.52; 17. 41-David Gravel, 13.501; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.535; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.552; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.598; 21. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.601; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.634; 23. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.706; 24. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.752; 25. 19-Brent Marks, 13.77; 26. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.771; 27. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.786; 28. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.859; 29. J4-John Garvin, 13.875; 30. 84-Tom Harris, 13.898; 31. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 14.055; 32. K4-Chad Kemenah, 14.079; 33. 47-Brant O'Banion, 14.259

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DIRTCAR NATIONALS POINTS - SPRINT CARS:

CAR #

NAME

TOTAL POINTS

2/6/19

2/7/19

2/8/19

83

Daryn Pittman

740

246

244

250

5

Shane Stewart

726

250

230

246

41

David Gravel

720

244

238

238

49

Brad Sweet

720

228

250

242

15

Donny Schatz

714

242

232

240

1S

Logan Schuchart

712

240

246

226

13

Paul McMahan

686

230

234

222

2

Carson Macedo

686

234

220

232

87

Aaron Reutzel

682

232

222

228

49X

Tim Shaffer

674

236

240

198

71

Parker Price-Miller

656

206

226

224

17

Sheldon Haudenschild

654

222

218

214

18

Ian Madsen

654

226

212

216

21

Brian Brown

654

216

202

236

17W

Shane Golobic

626

208

206

212

1A

Jacob Allen

622

204

216

202

39

Christopher Bell

620

134

242

244

11K

Kraig Kinser

586

142

224

220

26

Cory Eliason

582

212

140

230

1K

Kyle Larson

578

238

214

126

9

Kasey Kahne

570

220

208

142

5W

Lucas Wolfe

570

126

210

234

70

Brock Zearfoss

564

140

220

204

19

Brent Marks

556

214

136

206

K4

Chad Kemenah

480

218

132

130

48

Danny Dietrich

472

202

134

136

84

Tom Harris

470

132

204

134

70X

Spencer Bayston

470

114

138

218

33M

Mason Daniel

468

138

130

200

7K

Cale Conley

468

118

142

208

14

Tony Stewart

460

224

236

 

7S

Jason Sides

420

210

 

210

47

Brant O'Banion

388

128

128

132

J4

John Garvin

370

122

120

128

97

Caleb Helms

258

136

122

 

40

George Hobaugh

256

130

126

 

91S

Rob Siegel

124

124

   

91

Sadie Siegel

124

 

124

 

40B

David Byrne

120

120

   

M1

Mark Smith

116

116

   


WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CAR SERIES POINTS - TOP 20

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's Entered Started Earnings
1 83 Daryn Pittman 150 0 1 1 1 1 1 $10,000
2 5 Shane Stewart 146 -4 0 1 1 1 1 $5,500
3 39 Christopher Bell 144 -6 0 1 1 1 1 $3,200
4 49 Brad Sweet 142 -8 0 1 1 1 1 $2,800
5 15 Donny Schatz 140 -10 0 1 1 1 1 $2,500
6 41 David Gravel 138 -12 0 0 1 1 1 $2,300
7 21 Brian Brown 136 -14 0 0 1 1 1 $2,200
8 5W Lucas Wolfe 134 -16 0 0 1 1 1 $2,100
9 2 Carson Macedo 132 -18 0 0 1 1 1 $2,050
10 26 Cory Eliason 130 -20 0 0 1 1 1 $2,000
11 87 Aaron Reutzel 128 -22 0 0 0 1 1 $1,500
12 1S Logan Schuchart 126 -24 0 0 0 1 1 $1,200
13 71 Parker Price-Miller 124 -26 0 0 0 1 1 $1,100
14 13 Paul McMahan 122 -28 0 0 0 1 1 $1,050
15 11K Kraig Kinser 120 -30 0 0 0 1 1 $1,000
16 70X Spencer Bayston 118 -32 0 0 0 1 1 $900
17 18 Ian Madsen 116 -34 0 0 0 1 1 $800
18 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 114 -36 0 0 0 1 1 $250
19 17W Shane Golobic 112 -38 0 0 0 1 1 $800
20 7S Jason Sides 110 -40 0 0 0 1 1

$800


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