Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - As we mentioned Stewart is a local favorite, because of his appearances in West Fargo.
Fargo's Donny Schatz races for Stewart and the two are close friends.
That's why Schatz had to feel mixed emotions last night.
The Minot native won the Knoxville Nationals for an 8th time in 9 tries.
The race is known as the Grand Daddy of them all, the Super Bowl of sprint car racing.
Schatz, driving his 15 car, takes home a purse of 150-thousand dollars for the win. Schatz's victory came roughly three hours after Stewart's accident occurred in New York.
Schatz and the World of Outlaw sprint circuit will be in Grand Forks on Friday and Minot, a week from today.