CONCORD, N.C. — May 25, 2012 — Joey Saldana led 23 laps, including the final eight, to claim the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in front of the TV cameras and a packed facility.

The race was aired live on SPEED and featured Saldana taking the lead for good on lap 23 when Steve Kinser, who gained the top spot the previous lap, sustained a flat left rear tire. Saldana then outlasted Donny Schatz and KSE Hard Charger Craig Dollansky, who drove from 21st to finish third. (CLICK FOR FULL RACE REPORT)

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 9-Joey Saldana [4] [$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [9] [$5,700]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [21] [$3,500]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1] [$3,000]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [11] [$2,600]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$2,400]; 7. 5-Kasey Kahne [7] [$2,300]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$2,200]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$2,150]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah [17] [$2,100]; 11. 54-Cap Henry [15] [$1,600]; 12. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. [3] [$1,350]; 13. 11-Steve Kinser [6] [$1,300]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [18] [$1,200]; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver [14] [$1,100]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [13] [$1,000]; 17. 47-Eric Riggins [24] [$900]; 18. 3F-Rick Fraley [22] [$850]; 19. 14-Tony Stewart [12] [$800]; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell [2] [$800]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [23] [$800]; 22. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [10] [$800]; 23. 1X-Matt Linder [19] [$800]; 24. 25-Chris Myers [20] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-6; Joey Saldana 7-21, 23-30; Steve Kinser 22. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Craig Dollansky [+18].

Qualifying – 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.811; 2. 5-Kasey Kahne, 13.851; 3. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.938; 4. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.946; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.952; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.953; 7. 9-Joey Saldana, 13.981; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.001; 9. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 14.029; 10. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.055; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.109; 12. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.129; 13. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.193; 14. 6-Bill Rose, 14.201; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 14.242; 16. 54-Cap Henry, 14.263; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.278; 18. 63-Chad Kemenah, 14.369; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.440; 20. 7D-Garrett Dollansky, 14.502; 21. 1X-Matt Linder, 14.804; 22. 25-Chris Myers, 14.992; 23. 7-Craig Dollansky, 15.013; 24. 23-Lance Moss, 15.157; 25. 47-Eric Riggins, 15.521; 26. 6X-Mark Cole, 15.775; 27. 3F-Rick Fraley, 16.322; 28. 6W-Brad Wickam, 16.695; 29. 9X-Robby Boswell, 17.255.

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 9-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 54-Cap Henry [6]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 25-Chris Myers [8]; 8. 47-Eric Riggins [9]; 9. 6W-Brad Wickam [10]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [1].

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 5. 5-Kasey Kahne [4]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [5]; 8. 7D-Garrett Dollansky [7]; 9. 9X-Robby Boswell [10]; 10. 6X-Mark Cole [9].

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. [2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah [6]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 5. 1X-Matt Linder [7]; 6. 3F-Rick Fraley [9]; 7. 23-Lance Moss [8]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [4].

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 3. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. [1]; 4. 9-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 7. 5-Kasey Kahne [7]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [9]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [10].

B-Main – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2] [-]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [-]; 3. 6-Bill Rose [4] [-]; 4. 25-Chris Myers [6] [-]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [3] [-]; 6. 47-Eric Riggins [8] [-]; 7. 6W-Brad Wickam [10] [$200]; 8. 9X-Robby Boswell [11] [$180]; 9. 23-Lance Moss [7] [$175]; 10. 7D-Garrett Dollansky [5] [$160]; 11. 6X-Mark Cole [9] [$150].