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TEAM DILLON RACING TACKLES 10TH ANNUAL LOLMDS Knoxville Nationals
1September 28th, 2013 - The 10th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals opened on Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) with a $7,000-to-win event at the 1/2 mile oval.

With 72 entries in the pit area Dale qualified fastest in his group. Due to the top eight starters in each heat race being inverted McDowell started 8th on the grid for his heat race before rocketing to a 2nd place finish to lock into the 8th starting spot for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. He would go on to advance to a 4th place finish behind race winner, Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan, and Jason Feger. Dale ended the night as the top point's earner in the field.

Friday night found another $7,000-to-win race geing contested, and Dale started his night by earning the 5th starting spot for his heat race. He would go on to advance to a 3rd place finish in the heat to lock into the 4th starting spot for the 25 lap feature. Unfortunately bad luck struck him in the opening laps as his right-rear tire expired, bringing his night to an early end in the 24th position.

Via his performance on his preliminary night Dale locked into the pole position for the 100 lap, $40,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. He was joined on the front row by Josh Richards, and in the opening laps McDowell battled for the top spot, even taking the lead on lap 7 before settling into a top 5 position. McDowell raced in the top ten throughout the remainder fo the event, and appeared to be on his way to a solid finish before he was collected in a lap 96 multi-car tangle that ended his night in the 16th position.

Full results from the racing programs are available at www.LucasDirt.com.