For 10 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races two names have appeared on the Wicked Energy Gum No. 9 car – “Kahne” on the body and “McFadden” on the wing.

That could change after the Jackson Nationals this week. Or remain unchanged until August.

Kasey Kahne said he’ll find out Thursday if he’s cleared to return to Sprint Car racing, after an accident at Williams Grove in March forced him to step out of the car.

If he is cleared, the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex – Thursday, June 27, to Saturday, June 29 – could be his fill in James McFadden’s last ride in the No. 9 car. If not, Kahne said McFadden will be in the car through the Knoxville Nationals before heading home to Australia.

“It’s all dependent on Kasey. I don’t have a plane ticket, yet,” McFadden said with a smirk.

Since stepping in the car for Kahne at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the two-time World Series Sprint Car champion has entertained fans and impressed his car owner with the ambitious runs he’s put together in his 10 starts, so far.

“He drives really hard, but really under control,” Kahne said. “He takes care of the engine and the car and all of that stuff. So, it’s been a lot of fun working with him and watching him go. We haven’t won yet, but he’s been capable at more than one race. We just have to keep working at it.”

His first two races with the Kasey Kahne Racing team resulted in a top-10 and a runner-up finish. Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway was a struggle, getting involved in accidents he didn’t cause both nights of the event. But McFadden rebounded the next two nights, putting on an epic duel with Kyle Larson and teammate Brad Sweet for the lead at Fairbury Speedway, before spinning late in the race due to a lap car, and then securing another runner-up finish at River Cities Speedway.

Another strong top-10 run came at Granite City Speedway. Knoxville Raceway was a challenge finishing 16th and 13th, respectively. And he was en route to a hard charging run into the top-five at Beaver Dam Raceway before an accident took him out of the race.

“I think there’s still a bit of work to do, but pretty excited with the speed we’ve had,” McFadden said. “Looking forward to more.”

He’s excited to get the 4/10-mile Jackson Motorplex. It’ll be his first time at the speedway, but his record on 4/10-mile speedways this year is a top-10 and runner-up finish.

“It’s another track I get to tick off the list,” he said. “From all accounts it’s pretty cool watching the videos on DIRTVision. Excited to tick another one off the list and hopefully we can get the 9 car to Victory Lane.”

While McFadden has raced with the World of Outlaws in years prior – which includes one Series win at Williams Grove Speedway – there are some tracks on his schedule with KKR he’s never been to. That’s a challenge he’s enjoyed, he said, along with the intensity of racing with the World of Outlaws.

“You know, racing with these guys, they’re the best,” McFadden said. “If you win a race or finish top-three or five, you have to be on your game from Hot Laps.

“To not make this sound bad, you can get a little complacent when you’re racing home all of the time. You know, you race the same people. You know what everyone is going to do and how it’s going to happen. Racing with these guys for the first time in 40 races for me, you’ve got to learn them as quick as you can. And that’s kind of the funnest part.”

It’s experience he hopes to utilize back home. Since joining the team, McFadden said Sweet – who is the current points leader and has the most wins this season, so far – has been good with helping him out and the entire KKR team has been open with sharing car set ups and knowledge. In return, he said he can help with their motors, being a motor builder himself.

Although, he acknowledged the team has a decent handle on their motor program already.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve brought anything,” McFadden said. “Just a different opinion. There’s no right or wrong way to do things in this sport. Sometimes a different opinion can help. Sometimes it doesn’t. Their stuff is pretty dialed as it is.”

McFadden has been grateful for his opportunity to drive for Kahne and hopes to get a win with KKR before it’s over. His last opportunity could be during the three-day Jackson Nationals event, with $41,000-to-win on the line Saturday. Or possibly later.

For now, he’s holding off on that ride to the airport.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Thursday, June 27, to Saturday, June 29, at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. for the 41st Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Jackson Motorplex is a high-banked, 4/10-mile track. The track record is 15.491 sec. set by Sammy Swindell on Sept. 4, 2015.
Online – JacksonMotorplex.com
Phone – (507) 841-1957

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

4/10-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been two races on a 4/10-mile track this season.
-The Dirt Track at Charlotte: Giovanni Scelzi won on May 24 and Logan Schuchart won on May 25

JACKSON MOTORPLEX PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Jason Johnson on June 8, Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz on June 9
2017 – Ian Madsen on June 1, Kerry Madsen on June 2, Brad Sweet on June 3
2016 – Daryn Pittman on June 24
2014 – Joey Saldana on June 13
2013 – Donny Schatz on June 14
2010 – Steve Kinser on May 1
2006 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 16
2005 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 23
2004 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1988 – Sammy Swindell on July 6, Steve Kinser on Aug. 20
1987 – Bobby Davis Jr. on July 9

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – WorldofOutlaws.com
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws on Wednesday, July 3, will be at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. for the Star Spangled Showdown, and from Friday, July 5, to Saturday, July 6, will be at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

2019 STATS
There have been 29 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (15 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
5 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (33 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 9
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
4 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 6
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
7 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 3
8 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
9 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
3 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
2 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (6 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 10
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
5 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
7 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
8 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
2 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (23 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 147
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 75
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 71
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 66
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
6 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 51
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 51
8 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
9 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
10 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 32
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 32
11 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 30
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 30
12 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
13 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
14 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
15 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 17
16 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
17 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
18 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
19 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (15 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
2 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
4 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (14 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3 (Two sets of Hot Laps at Arizona Speedway)
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
4 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
5 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled