Kemenah held on to finish second, followed by Brad Sweet, David Gravel, and Kyle Larson.
“It may have looked close to the fans, but Brad [Sweet] and I had a few city blocks between us.
“These guys did a great job,” Schatz explained, pilot of the Textron Off Road, Ford Performance-backed, No. “I don’t know that we got as close as it looked,” Schatz explained.
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Thursday’s start will raise the All Star appearance total to 88 at the Barberville, Fla., venue continuing a tradition that dates back to February 15, 1983.
I was trying to play it cautious,” Schatz explained, who was weary about the reworked racing surface.
“I didn’t want to go to the top until I knew it was going to hold me. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 99.991 Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 40-George Hobaugh  Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. “We had an awesome race car,” said Donny Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing, Textron Off Road-backed, No. “It’s good to have Rick [Warner] here with us tonight. We are definitely hitting on all eight cylinders right now.” Schatz started from the pole position and led the first eight circuits before feeling any pressure from those racing behind him. Kemenah, who started fourth on the main event grid, worked his way to the back bumper of the defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, eventually driving underneath Schatz as the pair battled through turns one and two on lap nine. We ended up getting him back in traffic and that’s what it takes; being able to race through traffic like that.