Baughman Produces Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Performance

Baughman Produces Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Performance

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Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2017) – Josh Baughman scored his career-best outing during the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank last weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

Baughman opened the event on Thursday by qualifying 15th quickest before he advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. That locked him into the second starting position for the main event.

“I spent the first half of the race battling with Thomas Kennedy for second place,” he said. “Once I got him cleared we could have used more traffic to have a better chance at racing for the win because Tim Shaffer had a great car. We were happy to come out of there with a podium and a solid points night though.”

Baughman’s runner-up result helped him rank eighth in overall points out of more than 90 competitors. That started him eighth in Saturday’s A Main.

“We dropped back a bit and battled between 10th and 15th throughout the entire race,” he said. “We made some headway toward the end and gained a couple of positions.”

Baughman capped the night with an 11th-place finish.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Knoxville Raceway during the Capitani Classic. After swapping to a 410ci engine, Baughman timed in 15th quickest in his group. A sixth-place result in a heat race relegated him to a B Main, in which he advanced from sixth to fourth place – only one spot away from making the main event.

“Qualifying is so critical and we were just a tick off from where we needed to be,” he said. “We just missed the heat race inversion and had to start behind some great drivers in our heat race. We moved forward in the B Main, but just came up short of a transfer. I think we made some great headway with our 410 program at Knoxville so I’m excited to head into the 410 Nationals this week.”

Baughman will return to action this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.


Aug. 3 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

Aug. 5 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Feature: 11 (8).

Aug. 6 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 4 (6).


38 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 24 top 20s


Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store






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

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