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For the first time in Sprint Car racing history, a million-dollar prize will be awarded to the winner. The spectator event is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday nights, promising to be a rousing showcase of the sport’s best drivers. With this groundbreaking race, Tony Stewart aims to provide the Sprint racers with the same opportunity that Late Model racers have had.

In a recent interview ahead of the highly anticipated race, the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing expressed his pride and excitement about making history in the world of Sprint Car racing. He emphasized the significance of a Sprint Car driver winning over a million dollars, an achievement that has never been accomplished before.

Tony Stewart set to make history with upcoming Sprint race

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While Eldora Speedway has previously hosted two million-dollar-to-win Dirt Late Model races, this marks the first time the Sprint Car community will witness such a significant payout.

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During a recent press conference, Tony was seen making a remark. He said, “We’ve had two one-million-dollar-to-win Dirt Late Model races here at Eldora. I’m really excited that the Sprint Car community is finally getting a one-million-dollar-to-win race”. The Eldora Million will be a landmark event for both the drivers and fans in attendance.

He further added, “The first one was from the great Earl Walters…really excited about the fact that the sprint car community is getting a million dollars to win a sprint car race. Nobody is even close so from Eldora’s standpoint, I know me and all the staff are really proud and excited about this event and we’re proud to make history. We’re excited for all our race fans that are coming in.” 

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Fans and Drivers Anticipate an Unforgettable Experience

The enthusiasm surrounding the Eldora Million is palpable among fans and drivers alike. Fans from 46 states and five countries have already purchased tickets for the weekend’s events. This shows their unwavering support for this historic race. The camping spaces at the speedway are sold out for months now, underscoring the immense anticipation surrounding the event.

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Tony Stewart acknowledges the financial commitment involved in organizing such a monumental race. With a total purse exceeding $2 million, including the $175,000 to win the King’s Royal on Saturday night, the Eldora Million represents a significant investment. However, for the Columbus Comet, the primary focus lies on creating history rather than the financial aspect.

“It’s more for the history, in all honesty. Hopefully, the weather’s great, and we won’t have to worry about that aspect of it. It’s a big financial commitment to do this… It’s about making history more than anything else at this point,” Stewart explained. While recognizing financial responsibility, he believes that certain endeavors feel right and are pursued for the right reasons. The support of dedicated partners has played a crucial role in bringing this groundbreaking event to fruition.

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As Wednesday and Thursday night approach, the excitement builds for the Eldora Million, an event that will carve its name in the annals of Sprint Car racing history.

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