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Pittman Passes Bell for 83rd Career Outlaw Win Driving the Roth Motorsports No. 83

BARBERVILLE, FL (DB3 Imaging Photo) – One of Daryn Pittman’s favorite drivers growing up was Stevie Smith. By capturing his 83rd win – in the 83 car – during the second night of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action at the DIRTcar Nationals he is now just one win away from tying his childhood hero.

“Just that number (83 wins) to me is pretty staggering,” Pittman said after winning his second race in a row at Volusia Speedway Park. To him, it’s surreal he would ever get close to Smith’s record.

He cruised to win number 82 Friday night, making each pass with ease on the bottom of the track. Win 83 wasn’t as easy. NASCAR Xfinity Series star Christopher Bell made sure of it.

Bell pulled to the lead at the start of the race and held it until lap 18 when Pittman’s quest for the top spot finally reached the No. 39 Swindell SpeedLab car. The two traded the lead five times – three times in the last five laps.

By the time Bell and Pittman began battling for the lead, lapped traffic came into play. The slower cars worked in Pittman’s favor Friday night, as leader Shane Stewart got hung up behind one, allowing Pittman to shoot by.

They weren’t an issue for Bell, maneuvering around them like an obstacle course he designed. If Pittman wanted the win, he had to outpower Bell without help.

Pittman was able to make the bottom of the track work for him early, clearing Bell on lap 19. But Bell fought back, reclaiming the lead just a lap later. Pittman was forced to regroup and try another method of catching Bell and getting back by him.

It took six laps to do so, using the high side and middle of the track as his path back to Bell’s bumper. Pittman was able to again clear him for the lead, but Bell was resilient, throwing his car to the bottom of turn one and again reclaiming the lead.

After trading slide jobs in the last five laps of the race, by lap 28 the No. 83 Roth Motorsports car finally found enough grip on the high side of turns one and two to clear Bell and pull away. However, he didn’t know he created gap between himself and Bell.

“As a driver I felt like once I got the lead that should have been the end of it, because I felt like my car was better, so once I gave it back, I thought I might be in trouble,” Pittman said. “Honestly I thought he passed me back on the last lap. I thought I gave the race away because I completely missed the bottom on the white flag lap, and I guess it was a lapped car.”

While Bell is happy with the speed he’s shown this week, finishing third in Friday’s Feature and winning Saturday night’s DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, he’s left wondering what he could have done better.

“Most of the time, I feel like in winged cars, especially on half miles, you get beat in lapped traffic,” Bell said. “In this scenario, I didn’t really get beat in lap traffic. He (Pittman) was obviously better than me, somehow, some way, so just go back and watch what he was doing to make up time on me. It sucks because most of the time you don’t get beat in an open track like that.”

Pittman credits some of the early success his team has shown to the ideas his Crew Chief Brent Ventura has provided, and that he has more say with adjustments than he did with the No. 9 Kasey Kahne Racing car. While he is coming off two wins in a row, Pittman is not taking his latest wins for granted.

“Every win is special,” Pittman said. “Eighty-two is great. Eighty-three is awesome. You never know when your last one is going to be. We’ll enjoy this one, and hopefully we have a lot more left in us.”

If he wins the Series’ finale to the DIRTcar Nationals Sunday, not only will he claim his third DIRTcar Nationals championship, he’ll tie his childhood hero, Stevie Smith.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will wrap up its DIRTcar Nationals championship tomorrow at Volusia Speedway Park. For more information and tickets visit DIRTcarNationals.com. As always, you can catch all the action from the DIRTcar Nationals and the World of Outlaws on DIRTVision.com.

DIRTcar Nationals Race Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Feb. 9, 2019

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series (30 laps): 1. Daryn Pittman ($10,000), 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Brad Sweet, 5. Brian Brown, 6. David Gravel, 7. Aaron Reutzel, 8. Logan Schuchart, 9. Jason Sides, 10. Carson Macedo, 11. Lucas Wolfe, 12. Tim Shaffer, 13. Sheldon Haudenschild, 14. Cory Eliason, 15. Kraig Kinser, 16. Parker Price-Miller, 17. Paul McMahan, 18. Spencer Bayston, 19. Shane Stewart, 20. Kasey Kahne, 21. Cale Conley, 22. Brent Marks, 23. Brock Zearfoss, 24. Shane Golobic, 25. Ian Madsen, 26. Jacob Allen; Lap Leaders: Christopher Bell 1-18, 20-25, 27; Daryn Pittman19, 26, 28-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+11]

Qualifying – 1. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 12.849; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.011; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 13.013; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.015; 5. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.065; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.073; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.126; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.147; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.151; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.151; 11. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.162; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.173; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.176; 14. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.217; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.222; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.24; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.248; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.249; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.266; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.292; 21. 41-David Gravel, 13.319; 22. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.329; 23. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.347; 24. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.389; 25. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.426; 26. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.532; 27. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.6; 28. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.641; 29. 47-Brant O’Banion, 13.817; 30. 19-Brent Marks, 4.63126157407407E-03; 31. 84-Tom Harris, NT




CAR #NAMETOTAL POINTS2/6/192/7/192/8/192/9/192/10/19
83Daryn Pittman990246244250250
49Brad Sweet962228250242242
41David Gravel958244238238238
15Donny Schatz958242232240244
1SLogan Schuchart946240246226234
5Shane Stewart938250230246212
87Aaron Reutzel918232222228236
2Carson Macedo916234220232230
13Paul McMahan902230234222216
49XTim Shaffer900236240198226
21Brian Brown894216202236240
17Sheldon Haudenschild878222218214224
71Parker Price-Miller874206226224218
39Christopher Bell866134242244246
18Ian Madsen854226212216200
17WShane Golobic828208206212202
1AJacob Allen820204216202198
11KKraig Kinser806142224220220
26Cory Eliason804212140230222
5WLucas Wolfe798126210234228
9Kasey Kahne780220208142210
70Brock Zearfoss768140220204204
19Brent Marks762214136206206
70XSpencer Bayston684114138218214
7KCale Conley676118142208208
7SJason Sides652210210232
K4Chad Kemenah616218132130136
33MMason Daniel606138130200138
48Danny Dietrich604202134136132
84Tom Harris600132204134130
1KKyle Larson578238214126
47Brant O’Banion522128128132134
14Tony Stewart460224236
J4John Garvin370122120128
97Caleb Helms258136122
40George Hobaugh256130126
91SRob Siegel124124
91Sadie Siegel124124
40BDavid Byrne120120
M1Mark Smith116116


Pos.CarDriverTotalDiffWinsTop 5’sTop 10’sEnteredStartedEarnings
183Daryn Pittman300022222$20,000
239Christopher Bell290-1002222$8,700
349Brad Sweet284-1602222$5,600
415Donny Schatz284-1602222$5,700
541David Gravel276-2400222$4,600
621Brian Brown276-2401222$4,700
787Aaron Reutzel264-3600122$3,700
85WLucas Wolfe262-3800122$3,600
92Carson Macedo262-3800222$4,050
101SLogan Schuchart260-4000122$3,300
115Shane Stewart258-4201122$6,300
1226Cory Eliason252-4800122$3,050
1371Parker Price-Miller242-5800022$2,000
147SJason Sides242-5800122$2,850
1511KKraig Kinser240-6000022$2,000
1613Paul McMahan238-6200022$1,850
1717Sheldon Haudenschild238-6200022$1,350
1870XSpencer Bayston232-6800022$1,700
1949XTim Shaffer228-7200022$2,000
2018Ian Madsen218-8200022$1,600


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