Baughman Places Third During 360 Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night

Baughman Places Third During 360 Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night

(Photo courtesy of Knoxville Raceway)

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 10, 2016) – Josh Baughman set himself up to challenge for the title at the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals last weekend.

Baughman kicked off the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday by qualifying eighth quickest before he maneuvered from fifth to second place in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

“We had a good car that was capable of winning,” he said. “Sammy (Swindell) got by us there in the middle of the race so we ended third.”

Baughman charged into the runner-up position early in the main event before he settled for a third-place result, which was his 11th top five of the season. That also ranked him fifth in overall points out of nearly 100 competitors following the two preliminary nights. However, he moved up a spot when a fellow driver elected not to compete on Saturday.

“We started Saturday’s main event fourth and that’s exactly what you try to set yourself up to do,” he said. “We wanted to give ourselves a shot to win after the preliminary night and we did.”

Baughman battled for a podium position through the first few laps of the race before a mechanical problem derailed the team. He was credited with a 24th-place result.

“We definitely had a top-five car and were racing with the best of them so that’s a confidence booster,” he said. “It was an unfortunate ending to the weekend, but we had great speed every time we were on the track.”

Baughman also competed at the half-mile oval on Sunday during the Capitani Classic. He timed in 16th quickest in his group before finishing seventh in a heat race and fifth in a B Main to miss a transfer by only two positions.

It was the final test before the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.


Aug. 4 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 3 (5).

Aug. 6 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Feature: 24 (4).

Aug. 7 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 5 (7).


45 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s


Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals






Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.


Fischer Body Shop is a family owned collision repair business with locations in Eldon, Mo., and Jefferson City, Mo. For more information, visit

“It’s great to have Fischer Body Shop on board as a main sponsor this year,” Baughman said. “They are great people and I’m looking forward to taking pictures with them in Victory Lane.”

Baughman would also like to thank EE Systems, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Compression Generation Services, Beard Equipment, CCC Greg and Tammy, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.


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